Portrait of Dr Claire Parkin

Dr Claire Parkin

Lead for Scholarship and Scientific Enquiry /SSCs and Academic Staff Development
Reader in Medical Education


Dr Parkin is currently the Lead for Scholarship and Scientific Enquiry, and Lead for Student Choice and Lead for Academic Staff Development at Kent and Medway Medical School. She was former Director of Graduate studies and Director of Research at the University of Kent as well as Research Fellow in the Faculty of Health at Canterbury Christ Church University. Claire is experienced in programme management, approval and delivery, as well as convening of undergraduate and postgraduate modules. She is experienced in examinations & reporting and in chairing Board of Examiners and various Boards of Studies. Claire was former programme director for several postgraduate programmes. She has acted as research fellow, lecturer and research consultant over many years and is well versed in leading the planning, execution, funding and dissemination of clinical research projects, providing national and international education programmes and as a supervisor and advisor to clinical staff, degree and postgraduate students. Claire has a clinical background in Critical Care and a specialist interest in evidence-based medicine as well as PhD in Biomedical Engineering. She is chief editor of the Advanced Journal for Professional Practice and external examiner for Brighton and Sussex Medical School.


Claire Parkin edits The Advanced Journal of Professional Practice, a peer-reviewed open access journal. To submit articles to this journal please contact Dr. Parkin. AJPP DIGITAL FLYER

Research interests

Medical Education; Evidence-Based Medicine; Evidence-Based Practice, Biomedical Engineering, Areas of Applied Health Research: Sepsis, Chest Thoracostomy, Fluid Dynamics, Gender Bias in Scientific Texts, Dysmelia associated posture and shoulder injury, Inattentional Blindness, Telesupervision, Assistive Technology.


Medical Education, Faculty Development, EBM, Research and Scholarship, Evidence-Based Medicine; Evidence-Based Professional Practice, Research Methodology, Principles of Scholarship and Scientific Enquiry; Statistics; Critical Analysis and Appraisal; Scientific Communication of Information.


1. Neden, JW., Neden, C. and Parkin, C. (2019) ‘What is the General Practitioner’s understanding of multi-professional teamwork?’, AJPP, 2(1), pp. 14-21. https://doi.org/10.22024/UniKent/03/ajpp.755

2. Hardy, R. and Parkin, C. (2018) ‘The influence of Internet Social Media on Professional Practice: A Case Study of Perceptions of Foundation Dentists in Health Education England, Kent, Surrey and Sussex.’ AJPP, 1(2), p. 52. doi: https://doi.org/10.22024/UniKent/03/ajpp.642

3. Neden CA., Parkin C., Blow C. and Niroshan Siriwardena, A. (2018) ‘Has there been a change in the knowledge of GP registrars between 2011 and 2016 as measured by performance on common items in the Applied Knowledge Test?’ Education for Primary Care, 29(5), pp.1-7. doi: https://doi.org/10.1080/14739879.2018.1467737

Last updated August 31, 2023