Dr Gerard Browne

Dr. Gerard Browne

Lead for Undergraduate Medical Education

School of Medicine

Harrington Building, HA122

+44 (0) 1772 89 4770


Gerard Browne is a general practitioner (GP) and medical educator. He has been actively involved with undergraduate medical education since 2009.

Full Profile

Dr Browne joined the School of Medicine at University of Central Lancashire in May 2015 as academic lead for clinical skills and admissions. In this role Dr Browne led on the development and operation of clinical skills and clinical communication skills within the UCLan MBBS programme. In tandem with this Dr Browne led the admissions team for the MBBS programme.

In May 2019 Dr Browne took up a new role within the School of Medicine senior management team as Lead for Undergraduate Medical Education. In this role Dr Browne leads on academic quality and operations for the MBBS programme, and Medical Sciences programme.

Before joining University of Central Lancashire Dr Browne was a Lecturer in Medical Education (PBL) at the Graduate Entry Medical School, University of Limerick and prior to this an NHS Scotland Fellow at University of St Andrews.

Dr Browne represents the University of Central Lancashire MBBS programme at the Medical Schools Council Education Leads and General Medical Council Quality Leads groups. Dr Browne is an external examiner at the Faculty of Medicine, University of Southampton.

Membership of professional and learned bodies
  • B Sc (Hons.), PhD, MB ChB, Cert. Med. Ed., MRCGP, FHEA
Research Activities
  • Assessment in medical education
Teaching Activities
  • Clinical skills and communication skills
  • 2015-2016 Module lead for Medical Skills and Quality Care 1 (UM1030)
  • 2016-2018 Module lead for Medical Skills and Quality Care 2 (UM2030)
  • 2015-2019 Theme lead for Medical Skills and Quality Care in phase 1 of the MBBS curriculum


Doherty, D. O., Mc Keague, H., Harney, S., Browne, G., & McGrath, D. (2018). What can we learn from problem-based learning tutors at a graduate entry medical school? A mixed method approach. BMC Medical Education, 18(1), 96.

Browne, G. P., Bjelogrlic, P., Issburner, J., & Jackson, C. M. (2013). Undergraduate student assessors in a formative OSCE station. Medical Teacher, 35(2), 170-171.