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Dr Katie Webb

Lecturer of Evaluation and Standardisation

School of Medicine

+44 (0)29 2074 3213
Room 3FT.136, Main Hospital Building, University Hospital of Wales, Heath Park, Cardiff, CF14 4XN
Available for postgraduate supervision

Dr Katie Webb, BA(hons, BPS), MSc, PhD, CPsychol, FAcadMEd

Katie has worked academically within the field of health and work for 13 years. My research background is in mental health and decision making, the academic field of my PhD (2014).  I took up my current post as a Lecturer in the School of Medicine after working on a range of health-related studies at Cardiff University.

I work at the boundaries of psychology and applied social science exploring and understanding stress management and behaviour change, and how education and research make a difference to clinicians’ workplace practice and the effect that might have on patient care.

In my current role I lead on research examining preparedness for practice and evaluating the training and implementation of Quality Improvement Skills, by pharmacists and medical practitioners in both Primary and Secondary Care.

Other current work streams include:

Investigating the prevalence of burnout in Foundation doctors across Wales; exploring doctors and dentists in training use and perceptions of professional support units; exploring UK female medical educators’ experiences of career crossroads.

My work in many of these areas directly link with issues such as patient safety.

I have published and presented widely both nationally and internationally.

I supervise both Undergraduate and Postgraduate students.

Education, qualfications and professional recognition

Currently studying:

2020: Improvement Advisor (IA) Professional Development Programme, Institute for Healthcare Improvement, Cambridge, USA


2017: Fellowship of the Academy of Medical Educators (FAcadMEd)

2014: Chartered Psychologist (CPsychol) British Psychological Society

2014: Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) "Management of Common Mental Health in Primary Care", School of Psychology, Cardiff University, UK

2007: MSc Research Methods, Cardiff University, UK

2005: BA (hons, BPS route) Education/Psychology, Cardiff University, UK

Honours and awards

2019 - Excellence in Teaching - Intercalated Programme Team, Centre for Medical Education Excellence in Teaching Awards (SURGAM), Cardiff University

2018 - Professional Services Team of the Year Award' for the Disclosure Response Team 'Response, Enquire and Act' (R.E.Act) training facilitator, Cardiff University's Celebrating Excellence Awards

2017 Poster Prize, "On the road to quality improvement: a community of practice model supporting pharmacists-in-practice", Developing Excellence in Medical Education Conference (DEMEC)

2008-2010 Private investor PhD bursary

2006-2007 Wales Centre for Health, Public Health Training Fellowship












My research interests focus on medical education, mental health and wellbeing of health professionals, gender, identity, Quality Improvement and patient safety.

I employ a diverse range of methodological approaches using both quantitative and qualitative approaches along with participatory, visual, creative and narrative methods in my work with a range of health professionals, and those in undergraduate and postgraduate training.

2020 - Health Education England - Evaluation of workstreams/recommendations delivered as part of the HEE Foundation Programme (duration 3-years)

2020 - Health Education England - Evaluation of Health Education England's Internal Medicine Training (IMT)  (duration 3-years)

2020 - Health Education England - Evaluation of Less than Full-Time Training Category 3 (LTFT) Expansion in England. (duration 2-years)

2020 - Health Education and Improvement Wales - Gender, Equity and Fairness: A study of Doctors in Training in Wales. £4704 (Principal Investigator)

2019 - Health Education England - Evaluation of  'Supported Return to Training (SuppoRTT) Reforms. (duration 3-years)

2019 - Wales Deanery - Quality Improvement across Undergraduate and Postgraduate medical education and training. £55,000


Current supervision

Nia Came

Research student

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