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Professor Jill Morrison

University of Glasgow
SMERC Associate Director

Jill Morrison is Professor of General Practice in the Institute of Health and Wellbeing and Dean for Learning and Teaching in the College of Medical, Veterinary and Life Sciences in the University of Glasgow. She was previously Head of the Undergraduate Medical School. She was a Deputy Editor of Medical Education for ten years and was an Associate Editor of The Clinical Teacher. She has been a member of SMERC since it began. Her research interests are in Primary Care and Medical Education. She chairs the West of Scotland Regional ACT Group.






  • Medical Education
  • Professionalism, preparedness for practice
  • Randomised controlled trials
  • Managing depression in primary care
  • Learning disabilities

Key publications

  • Morrow G, Johnston N, Burford B, Rothwell C, Spencer J,Peile E, Davies C, Allen M, Baldauf B, Morrison J, Illing J. Preparedness for practice: the perceptions of medical graduates and clinical teams. Medical Teacher. 2012; 34: 123 – 135.
  • Rothwell C, Burford B, Morrison J, Morrow G, Allen M, Davies C, Baldauf B, Spencer J, Johnson N, Peile E and Illing J.  Junior doctors prescribing: enhancing their learning In practice. British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology. 2012: 73: 194 -202.
  • Morrison J and Goldie J. Reflection in Practice. Excellence in Medical Education 2012; 2: 16-18.
  • Illing JC, Morrow GM, Rothwell CR, Burford BC, Baldauf BK, Davies CC, Peile EB, Spencer JA, Johnson N, Allen M, Morrison J. Perceptions of UK medical graduates’ preparedness for practice: a multi-centre qualitative study reflecting the importance of learning on the job. BMC Medical Education 2013; 13: 34.
  • Burford B, Morrow G, Morrison J, Baldauf B, Spencer J, Johnston N, Rothwell C, Peile E, Davies C, Allen M, Illing J. Newly qualified doctors’ perceptions of informal learning from nurses: implications for interprofessional education and practice. Journal of Interprofessional Care 2013: 27: e1-7.