Professor Phil Newton

Professor Phil Newton

Professor, Biomedical Sciences

Telephone number

+44 (0) 1792 602173

Email address

Research Links

Academic Office - 310
Second Floor
Grove Building
Singleton Campus
Available For Postgraduate Supervision


Professor Newton is the Director of Learning and Teaching for the Swansea University Medical School.

Phil teaches Neuroscience across a variety of programmes in the School. He also teaches on evidence-based education as part of the Schools online MSc in Medical Education.

Phil came to Swansea in 2009 from the University of California at San Francisco, having completed a Ph.D in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at the University of Leeds (2001) and a B.Sc in Biology at Aberystwyth University. He also holds an M.Sc in Medical Education from Cardiff University (2012).

Areas Of Expertise

  • Neuroscience Education
  • Evidence-Based Education
  • Medical Education
  • Higher Education

Career Highlights

Teaching Interests

Professor Newton teaches neuroscience across a number of programmes, including MBBCh Graduate Entry Medicine, MSc Physicians Associates and a variety of undergraduate BSc courses in Medical Science.

Professor Newton also leads teaching focused on the evidence base for educational practice, particularly on the online MSc in Medical Education


The pragmatic evidence base for educational practise in Higher Education