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Professor Jean S Ker

University of Dundee
SMERC Project Board

Professor Ker founded the Scottish Clinical Skills Network in 2000. As part of the Scottish Clinical Skills Strategy she was appointed in 2007 as National Clinical Lead in the development of the Scottish Clinical Skills and Simulation Managed Educational Network. She has had the opportunity to work in medical education and primary care development in Kuwait, Bangladesh, Moldova and Latvia on behalf of the World Health Organisation and British Council and University. She has over 90 peer reviewed publications. She has been an invited speaker at over 35 national and international conferences and has raised over £8M in R&D in the last 12 years. This has involved collaborative projects with European and national other UK Higher Education Institutes.  She has been recognised at both UK and University level with awards for her teaching and scholarship. She received an ASME Travelling Fellowship in 2012 and recently was awarded the prestigious Chancellor’s Award for Contribution to Teaching at the University of Dundee. She is College Lead for Continuing Professional Development and currently runs a medical education PhD programme and has introduced a Masters in Simulation Based Education for Safe Clinical Practice as part of faculty development.