Visiting Scholar

Dr. Karen Mattick

Dr. Karen Mattick

Associate Professor of Medical Education,
University of Exeter Medical School, UK

Dates of Visit: April 30 – May 1, 2015

Purpose of Visit

Dr. Mattick’s goals in visiting CHES are to explore common research interests and methodologies and to find out more about the Canadian infrastructure for medical education research – for example, key organisations, funding bodies, opportunities and challenges.


Dr. Karen Mattick is Co-Director for undergraduate medicine and academic lead for medical education research at the University of Exeter, a ‘Russell group’ research intensive university in a beautiful part of South West England. Her background is as a clinical scientist in the National Health Service, involved in both service delivery and clinical science research but, in 2002, Karen joined the medical education field – first in the setup of Peninsula Medical School and then in the setup of Exeter Medical School.

Her education endeavours have been recognised through awards such as Principal Fellow of the Higher Education Academy in 2012 and a National Teaching Fellowship in 2005. In research, she has over 50 peer-reviewed research papers in medical education and clinical science, is Associate Editor for The Clinical Teacher, and BMC Medical Education, and is actively building links with the wider education field through a Centre for Research in Professional Learning.