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Dr Kim Walker

NHS Education for Scotland
SMERC Project Board

Dr Walker is the Education Director for NHS Education for Scotland (NES) and is a medical education lead in the Scotland Deanery with a broad portfolio of work. These include Scotland Foundation School Director, Quality Lead and NES Lead for Medical ACT. Dr Walker represents Scotland on many national working groups. Dr Walker previously worked with Grampian Local Health Council as Chief Officer for 10 years, which included a year’s secondment to the Scottish Government producing the Health Plan. Dr Walker is an Honorary Senior Lecturer with the University of Aberdeen and a Fellow of the Chartered Management Institute. Dr Walker studied at Aberdeen University and obtained a PhD in Clinical Pharmacology, followed by a number of research posts in the Aberdeen area before moving into NHS management. Dr Walker has presented research at national and international conferences and published in relevant journals. Dr Walker is actively leading the research agenda in the medical directorate including managing the research officers and working collaboratively with colleagues across the NHS and Education sectors.



  • Selection, recruitment and performance in postgraduate medical education and training
  • Medical careers decision making
  • Quantitative and qualitative surveys in quality management and quality improvement
  • E-learning
  • Medical education