Dr Deborah Clark


Academic Unit of Medical Education

Clinical Skills Educator

+44 114 222 6137

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Dr Deborah Clark
Academic Unit of Medical Education
Clinical Skills Centre, Sam Fox House
Northern General Hospital
Herries Road
S5 7AU

Having qualified in 1989 I followed a career in Anaesthesia becoming a Consultant at Barts Hospital Trust in 1999 and this was followed by the additional responsibility of being Deputy Medical Director of The London Hyperbaric Medicine Centre in 2000.

In 2014, having decided on a career direction change, I became a Clinical Skills Educator at The University of Sheffield and developed an academic medical education role with a focus on clinical skills and simulation. I completed the PGCert in Medical Education in 2016 and an MEd in 2019.

Within the University of Sheffield I have helped develop simulation teaching and presented work at ASME and The Yorkshire & Humber Clinical Skills network. I have represented Sheffield Medical School at The UK Clinical Skills Council and represented the Council on the working party of the GMC to develop the clinical skills list released in 2019.

Research interests
  • Preparedness for practice
  • Professional identity formation
  • Simulation
  • Clinical skills teaching

Current projects

  • Development of simulation resources to enhance the transition from preclinical to clinical based learning.

Conference proceedings papers

Teaching interests

Clinical Skills and simulation

Professional activities
  • Lead for simulation in clinical skills teaching
  • Lead for Foundation Clinical Skills course in Phase 2b
  • Lead for WISE (Ward Intensive Simulated Environment) in Phase 4
  • Member of University of Sheffield disciplinary committee
  • PLAB examiner at GMC ( 2017-2019)
  • External Examiner