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Staff - Extraordinary professor

Jennifer Cleland

Extraordinary Professor in the CHPE

Professor Jennifer Cleland

Jennifer Cleland is President's Chair in Medical Education and Vice Dean (Education), Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine, Nanyang Technological University Singapore.   Prior to coming to Singapore she was the inaugural holder of the John Simpson Chair of Medical Education Research at the University of Aberdeen, UK and Director of the Scottish Medical Education Research Consortium (2015-2020).  She was the Chair of the Association for Medical Education (ASME) from 2013-2018 and Chair of the Association for Medical Education Europe (AMEE) Research Committee (2014-2018).

She holds Adjunct or Honorary Professor roles at numerous universities across three continents. She is an Honorary Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians, Edinburgh, and the Academy of Medical Educators, and an Associate Fellow of the Faculty of Surgical Trainers, Royal College of Surgeons (Edin).  She is a member of AMEE's Executive Committee. She holds Editorial positions with the journals Medical Education and Advances in Health Sciences Education.

Jennifer (Jen) is known internationally for her research in the areas of student selection and widening access to medicine, performance and assessment, career progression and choices in medicine. Her research is characterized by inter-disciplinarity and methodological flexibility. She has published over 200 academic papers in top ranking journals.  She is co-editor with Steve Durning, of Researching Medical Education (2015), used as a core text for MHPE globally, with the second edition out in November 2022.​​