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Julie Browne

Senior Lecturer

School of Medicine

+44 (0)29 2068 7901
Cochrane Building


I am Senior Lecturer in Academic Practice at Cardiff University and course lead for the intercalated BSc in Medical Education. I was formerly External Relations Manager at the Wales Deanery.  In 2015 I was awarded the President's Silver Medal of the Academy of Medical Educators  for outstanding and sustained contributions to medical education.

My professional background is in academic publishing and I was Managing Editor of Medical Education and The Clinical Teacher from 2001 to 2008. I co-ordinated the work of the Expert Advisory Panel on assessment for the Tooke Inquiry into Modernising Medical Careers (2007). I am a Fellow of the Academy of Medical Educators and was elected Vice Chair of its Council in 2015. I am a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. I have been a GMC Education Associate since 2010, and am the author or co-author of a number of peer reviewed publications on medical education, including a book (with Alan Bleakley and John Bligh). I am a member of the Association for Medical Humanities, and my interests include medical humanities, publication ethics and curriculum theory.



English Literature. University of Glamorgan (2013)  Dissertation title: Theatre and Performance in the Novels of Mary Renault (Distinction)

PG Cert

Clinical Research: Peninsula Medical School (2008)

PG Cert Ed

Secondary Education: University of Wales Cardiff (1982)

BA (Hons)

University of Wales College, Cardiff: English Literature (1981)


Prince 2 Project Management: Practitioner (2012)

University of Wales Diploma in Welsh: (Distinction) (1983-1985)

Honours and awards

President's Silver Medal of the Academy of Medical Educators, 2015

Professional memberships

Senior Fellow, Higher Education Academy (2016)

Fellow, Academy of Medical Educators (2009)

Academic positions


Senior Lecturer in Academic Practice, Cardiff University School of Medicine


External Relations Manager, Wales Deanery, Cardiff School of Postgraduate Medical and Dental Education


Honorary CEO, Academy of Medical Educators


Academic Support Manager, Institute of Clinical Education, Peninsula College of Medicine and Dentistry


Honorary Research Fellow, Peninsula Medical School


Managing Editor of Medical Education (from 2002), senior Editor Medical Education (from 2005). Managing Editor of The Clinical Teacher (from November 2003).

Speaking engagements


Developing the credential in Medical Education (Invited plenary): (Cardiff 10 March)

Ottawa Conference: What are the challenges of being a clinical medical educator and what helps? Julie Browne, Alison Bullock, Katie Webb , (Perth Aus 22 March)


All-Wales Curriculum Conference, Workshop on Reflective Practice (with Prof Andy Grant) (Cardiff 27 March)

British Education Research Association. The Identity of the Medical Educator (London 26 March)

Spring Academic Meeting, Academy of Medical Educators. (Invited plenary): Medical Education as a Profession. (Swansea 26 February)


Wales SAS Doctors Annual Conference (invited) (Swansea 23 October)

Academy of Medical Educators Annual Academic Meeting, closing address (invited) (London 22 October)

2nd UK Trainer Recognition Forum (Edinburgh, 25 September)

AMEE (invited): Advancing Excellence in Medical Education through Standards and Recognition (with Prof John Norcini and Prof Andy Grant) (Milan, 29 August 2014)

ASME (invited): AoME@ASME study afternoon (with Dr Ian Curran and others) (Brighton, 17 July 2014)

Ottawa Conference: GMC’s Recognition of Trainers Scheme (with Prof Derek Gallen and Dr Winnie Wade) (Ottawa, 28 April 2014)

All Wales Curriculum Showcase: Standards in Postgraduate Education; Recognition of Trainers (Cardiff, 7 March 2014)

1st COPMeD Conference (invited): The GMC’s Plans for Recognition of Trainers (Manchester, 7th February 2014)


COPDEND Conference London (invited): Standards for Dental Educators

All Wales Curriculum Showcase (invited): Professional Standards in Medical Education

ASME Edinburgh: Professional Standards in Medical Education


Academy of Medical Educators (invited): Recognising Teaching Excellence (16 including Cardiff, Southampton, London, Birmingham and Wrexham)

All Wales Curriculum Showcase (invited): Overcoming writer’s block

COPDEND Education Conference, Birmingham: Standards for Dental Educators

ACTF Training Day, Birmingham (invited): Professional Standards for Medical Educators


Academy of Medical Educators Annual Meeting, London: Recognising Teaching Excellence; Curriculum Development; Writing for Publication

All Wales Curriculum Showcase (invited): Writing for publication in medical education journals

Cardiff Medical School (invited): What the Editor Wants (with Kevin Eva and Lynn Monrouxe)

All Wales Health Libraries Group, Cardiff (invited): The role of the editorial office and publication integrity

Association of American Medical Colleges, Denver. GEA group discussion: Issues of power, identity and location in the medical curriculum: the place of the patient in medical education


Academy of Medical Educators Annual Meeting, London: Recognising Teaching Excellence; Curriculum Development; Writing for Publication.

Peninsula Medical School (invited): MSc in Clinical Education Study Day.

Institute of Clinical Education Workshop: Leadership in Medical Education publication.

Peninsula Postgraduate School (invited): Writing for Publication


Peninsula Medical School: Workshop (invited): Planning your publication strategy (with Dr K Mattick)


The Ottawa Conference, New York: writing for publication

The Ottawa Conference, New York (invited): Panel Member, Editors’ Symposium


Peninsula Medical School: Student Selected Module for 4th Year Medical Students – Writing for publication


ASME Annual Science Meeting: Workshop: Writing for publication


The Ottawa Conference, Barcelona: Workshop: Peer review

Workshop: Peer review (ASME)

Institute for Clinical Education, Peninsula Medical School: Workshop: Research and Publication


Workshop: Peer review (ASME)


The Ottawa Conference, Ottawa:  Workshop: ‘An A-Z of Peer Review and Back Again’













  • Bligh, J. and Brice Browne, J. 2009. Publishing and research. In: Dent, J. A. and Harden, R. eds. A practical guide for medical teachers. 3rd ed rev. Edinburgh: Churchill Livingstone Elsevier, pp. 406-413.



Course lead for the Intercalated BSc in Medical Education

Supervisor, undergraduate literature projects (medical humanties)

Academic mentor

PGCUTL supervisor