Professor Jean Ker MD

Jean Ker is Emeritus Professor of Medical Education of the University of Dundee, currently holds the post of Scottish lead for Clinical Skills and Simulation, and works as an external consultant in medical education. Jean founded the Scottish Clinical Skills Network in 2000. As part of the Scottish Clinical Skills Strategy she was appointed in 2007 as National Clinical Lead in the development of the Scottish Clinical Skills and Simulation Managed Educational Network which has developed national evidence-based online skills resources, a mobile skills facility which has trained over 6000 healthcare practitioners in remote and rural Scotland and provided seed-corn funding for many Research and Development projects.

At Dundee, Jean developed a medical education PhD programme and introduced a Masters in Simulation-Based Education for Safe Clinical Practice as part of faculty development in 2014; and was awarded the prestigious Chancellor’s Award for Contribution to Teaching. She has over 100 peer reviewed publications and is on the national and international editorial boards for peer reviewed journals on simulation and medical education. Jean has been an invited speaker at over 35 national and international conferences.

Jean has had the opportunity to work in medical education and primary care development in many parts of the world, on behalf of the World Health Organisation, British Council and the University of Dundee.

She was appointed to the GMC Advisory Board for Assessment in 2015 and was the Dundee lead for the successful ScotGEM proposal for the first postgraduate medical degree in Scotland in 2016.

Jean Ker joined the Board as an Independent Member in October 2016; and has been appointed as a member of the Audit Committee.