Meet your teachers
Our teaching methods are developed using practical evidence of what works best from medical education across the world.
We actively ensure we give our students the best teaching possible to enable them to succeed.
Our teaching is delivered by people who are clinicians and researchers of international renown – you'll be learning from and working alongside some of the leading experts in their fields.
Here are a few of our teaching staff...
Professor Steve Riley MD, FRCP, FAcadMed
Dean of Medicine
Professor Marcus Coffey
Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy
I teach the subject of Pharmacology to our undergraduates on the Medicine (MBBCh) degree programme.
Understanding how drugs work is a vital component of training doctors to become safe prescribers. Although we only ever want the drugs we use to have a therapeutic effect, we also have to recognise that all medications have the potential to cause unwanted side effects, so our greater understanding drug actions can help to reduce the incidence of 'adverse drug reactions'.
To help our students learn about the drugs that can be considered across all the different medical specialities covered in the course, I use a range of teaching techniques that help explain the effects of drugs. This involves contextualising the use of drugs that target a specific system or tissue within the Human body, so I create teaching materials that cover everything from cardiology to immunology to psychiatry... and everything in between!
I have won a number of awards for my innovative approaches to teaching, and I have a particular interest in creating interactive and visually stimulating e-Learning Resources that Medical Students can use to enhance their knowledge of a particular subject area.
Professor Rhian Goodfellow
Clinical Reader and C21 Director
As an inherently chatty, inquisitive and perhaps some may say nosy individual, medicine was the ideal career choice for me and to date it has surpassed all expectations.
Dr Paul Frost
Clinical Reader and Director of Clinical Skills and Simulation
As a consultant in intensive care medicine, I look after critically ill and injured patients. It’s a varied and fulfilling job involving the clinical management of every conceivable type of medical emergency.
There is little in medical practice that is more satisfying than rescuing a person from the brink of death and seeing them recover, to return to their homes and families.
Before taking up my current post at Cardiff University, I was fortunate enough to have spent 10 years in Australia and New Zealand working in major trauma centres, burns units, paediatric intensive care units and in the aeromedical retrieval of critically ill patients.
I understand only too well how anxious trainee doctors and medical students are about managing these very sick patients, but at Cardiff University we pride ourselves on teaching our students how to do this well.
It is my privilege, as director of clinical skills, to lead on this part of the curriculum.
Professor Paul Morgan
Systems Immunity Research Institute and Dementia Research Institute
I am a Clinical Biochemist with a strong research record in Immunology.
I was formerly Dean and Head of the School from 2008 to 2013 but made the decision to step back allowing me to spend more time on research and clinical work. I then stepped back from my clinical role in 2018 and now have the great pleasure of being a full time researcher leading a team working on inflammation and brain inflammation in particular.
I enjoy teaching, particularly one-to-one and small groups, and have relished the challenges of the new curriculum. I have learned an enormous amount from interacting with students and come to realise that our students are the medical school - our most valuable resource and best source of advice on improving the course and student experience.