Professor Deborah Murdoch-Eaton


Academic Unit of Medical Education

Dean of Medical Education
+44 114 222 5546

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Professor Deborah Murdoch-Eaton
Academic Unit of Medical Education
The Medical School
Beech Hill Road
S10 2RX
  • Qualified from University of London Hospital Medical College in 1983
  • Trained as Paediatrician MRCP and FRCPCH ., with CCT in 1995
  • Consultant Neuropaediatrician Leeds General Infirmary 1995 – 2013 , Sheffield Childrens’ Hospital from 2013
  • National Teaching Fellowship awarded 2004
  • Professor of Medical Education Leeds School of Medicine until 2013, Director of Student Education School of Medicine
  • 2013 – appointed Dean of Medical Education, University of Sheffield
Research interests
  • Feedback
  • Social Accountability
  • Generic Skills underpinning learning
  • Global health and international Medical education

Current Projects

  • Feedback components within an effective “educational alliance”
  • Recognition and utilisation of feedback – understanding perceptions, theorizing models recognition, interventions to enhance engaging and developing learners
  • Cultural perceptions of feedback relevance and impact
Social Accountability
  • Embedding Social Accountability within a research intensive university. Faculty MDH project, co-led with Professor Liddy Goyder, ScHARR.
  • Developing and evaluating measures of Social Accountability. Collaborative work with University of Cape Town, and Bar Ilan ,Israel
  • Socially accountable activities; impact upon a) learners b) University c) community partners
At Risk Students
  • Impact of generic skills identification and training. Collaborative work with University of Cape Town

Journal articles


  • Murdoch-Eaton DG & Roberts TE (2012) The doctor, Educating Professionals: Practice Learning in Health and Social Care (pp. 51-72). RIS download Bibtex download
  • Murdoch-Eaton DG & Roberts TE (2009) The doctor, Educating Professionals: Practice Learning in Health and Social Care (pp. 51-71). RIS download Bibtex download
Research group
  • Health Professional Educational Governance in Sudan
  • Feedback – enhancing recognition , hearing and acting on the feedback message
  • Embedding self – regulation teaching methods; simulation and preparedness for practice
Teaching interests
  • Medical Education
  • Curricular Development
  • Feedback
  • Appraisal
Professional activities
  • Dean of Medical Education
  • AMEE Executive
  • GMC Educational Associate
  • Editor 1. Sub-editor - Education and Practice, Archives of Disease in Childhood 2. African Journal of Health Professionals Education 3. CriSTaL – Critical Studies in Teaching and Learning
  • External Examinerships - held since 1997
  • International medical education development and Consultancy