Lecturer and researcher in Medical Education at the Medical School, Swansea

Ana is currently a lecturer and researcher in Medical Education at the Swansea University Medical School.  Ana is truly passionate about education and its transformative impact on people’s lives. She leads on the diploma year in the Masters in Education for Healthcare Professionals and is responsible for faculty development, personal tutors coordination, and some teaching of social sciences to medical students. Ana has a background in Educational and Social Sciences.

During her time working in medical education she has had the opportunity to work/research within several medical schools (in Portugal and the UK).  Among other things she was responsible for a project to set up a clinical skills lab, provided consultancy to introduce a clinical reasoning assessment and has been in involved in a health workforce education reform project in the Pacific. She was also responsible for implementation of health promotion projects in schools, faculty development training and quality assurance in Higher Education.

Clinical reasoning and medical decision-making are amongst Ana’s key research interests and expertise, and is currently involved in several research projects and national groups in these areas.  Ana is also a reviewer for some of the most important journals in this field.