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Michael Farrell

Dr Michael Farrell

Senior Lecturer in Integrated Clinical Practice, Course Leader - Clinical Practice, Management, and Education programme
School of Medicine

Michael is currently Course Lead for the Clinical Practice, Management, and Education programme. He also supervises students undertaking Masters and Doctoral programmes.

Michael joined the Higher Education sector in 2020 having spent over ten years in senior management roles within the National Health Service. As Medical Education and Quality Manager at Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Michael gained a wealth of experience in operational management, student engagement, risk management, clinical research, and quality assurance. He oversaw all aspects of undergraduate and postgraduate education, and was the lead for the Physician Associates programme. Michael also has expertise in patient experience and knowledge management. During his academic and professional career, Michael has delivered a number of papers and workshops at various Universities throughout the UK including Oxford, Cambridge, Leeds, Birmingham, and York. He has also presented at various conferences, including: the Association for Medication Education in Europe, Developing Excellence in Medical Education, and the Association for Simulated Practice in Healthcare. Michael's first monograph was published in 2014. He has a number of published journal articles in the field of Humanities, as well as several publications in the field of Medical Education, including a Cochrane Review.

  • Doctor of Philosophy, English, University of Oxford, 2010
  • Master of Arts, English Literature, University of Oxford, 2008
  • Master of Arts, Film Studies, University of Central Lancashire, 2004
  • Bachelor of Arts with Honours, English, University of Oxford, 2003
  • Postgraduate Certificate of Education, Professional Practice, University of Lancaster, 2015
  • Quality assurance
  • Service transformation
  • Organisational culture
  • Student experience and engagement
  • Coaching and pastoral support
  • Digital Health