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Queen's Campus

Senior staff

Operations Director, Queen's Campus: Mr David Fionda

David has the job of overseeing non-teaching aspects of Campus Administration to ensure it runs as smoothly as possible. Reporting to the Dean for Queen's Campus, he has a wide range of duties, including acting as the Registrar's representative, ensuring University policies and procedures are implemented at the Campus, office facilities and secretarial services, office space, bursar to John Snow and Stephenson Colleges, environmental issues, green and sustainable travel planning and health and safety.

Phone number: 0191 33 40014

Fax number: 0191 33 40010

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Professor Jan Illing is Director of Research for the School of Medicine, Pharmacy and Health; Director of the Centre for Medical
Education Research, and Acting Executive Director of the Wolfson Research Institute

Jan moved with her research team from the Northern Deanery to Durham in 2010. She has a background in psychology with a Certificate of Qualification in Social Work, from the University of Newcastle, as well as completing an MPhil in social work in 1987; and a PhD on social factors and clinical depression in women at Newcastle University in 1996. In 1998, she moved into the field of medical education, and in 2000 was awarded a research fellowship from the Association for the Study of Medical Education (ASME).


Jan has worked extensively in the field of medical education and has worked, in formally contracted arrangements, with the General Medical Council (GMC), the Health Professions Council, The National Clinical Assessment Service, The Royal College of General Practice, The Medical Schools Council, the National Institute for Health Research and The Department of Health, as well as organisations within the North East of England, such as the Northern Deanery and the Strategic Health Authority.


Jan's recent research has focused on transitions: medical graduates' preparedness to start practice and the transition of overseas doctors into the UK workplace. Jan and her team have undertaken a range of studies that have influenced national and local policy including the new edition of the GMC's Tomorrow's Doctors.


Other research themes include: professionalism, revalidation and workplace bullying in the NHS.

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