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Dr Lindsey Pope

University of Glasgow
SMERC Associate Director

Lindsey Pope is a Senior Clinical University Teacher at University of Glasgow and is currently the Director of Vocational Studies. She is a practicing GP and is involved in teaching both undergraduates and postgraduate GP trainees as well as staff development. She is an examiner for the Royal College of GPs CSA exam and a GMC Education Associate. Her research work spans the medical education continuum and her interests include GP teaching of undergraduates and postgraduates, gender differences in assessment performance, risk in transitions, communication skills and patient safety.






  • Impact of gender on assessment performance
  • Transitions in professional responsibility and impact on patient safety
  • Medical education continuum
  • Communication skills
  • Significant event analysis
  • Peer review 

Key publications

  • Pope L, Hawkridge A and Simpson R, Performance in the MRCGP CSA by candidates’ gender: differences according to curriculum area. Education for Primary Care 2014; 25: 186-93
  • Linklater G, Bowden J, Pope L et al, Developing learning outcomes for medical students and foundation doctors in palliative care: A national consensus-seeking initiative in Scotland. Medical Teacher 2014; 36: 441-446
  • Pope L, Crammer’s Corner: Selling in the CSA, InnovAiT: Education and inspiration for general practice 2013; 6: 673-674
  • Bowie P, Pope L, Lough M. A review of the current evidence base for significant event analysis. Journal of Evaluation of Clinical Practice 2008; 14(4):520-536
  • McKay J, Pope L, Bowie P, Lough M. External feedback in general practice: a focus group study of trained peer reviewers of significant event analyses. Journal of Evaluation of Clinical Practice 2009; 15(1):142-7