Professor Judy McKimm

Swansea University, United Kingdom

Judy’s current role is Director of Strategic Educational Development and Professor of Medical Education in Swansea University Medical School. For three years prior she was Professor and Dean of Medical Education at Swansea. She worked in New Zealand from 2007-2011, both at the University of Auckland and latterly as Pro-Dean, Health and Social Care, Unitec Institute of Technology.

Judy initially trained as a nurse and has an academic background in social and health sciences, education and management. She was Director of Undergraduate Medicine at Imperial College London from 1994-2004 and helped lead the curriculum development and implementation of a new undergraduate medical programme.

In 2004-05, as Higher Education Academy Senior Adviser, she was had responsibility for developing and implementing the accreditation of professional development programmes and the standards for teachers in HE. She has worked on over sixty international health workforce and education reform projects for DfID, AusAID, the World Bank and WHO in Central Asia, Portugal, Greece, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Macedonia, Australia and the Pacific.

She has been a reviewer and accreditor for the GMC, QAA, the Higher Education Academy, the Academy of Medical Educators and CAAM-HP for many years.

She is programme director for the Leadership Masters at Swansea, Director of ASME’s international Educational Leadership programme and Director of the AMEE ESME-Lead programme. She writes and publishes widely on medical education and leadership and runs health professions’ leadership and education masters’ programmes and workshops internationally.