GP and Associate Clinical Professor, Warwick Medical School, University of Warwick, UK
Rodger Charlton was appointed as an Associate Clinical Professor on 1st August 2012 having moved from the College of Medicine, Swansea University as a Professor of Medical Education and sub Dean for Community Based Learning where he remains an honorary professor.
He qualified (MB ChB) from Birmingham in 1983 and then completed an MPhil thesis in Medical Ethics. Shortly afterwards he became a part-time Lecturer in General Practice at Nottingham University. In 1991-2, he was a visiting fellow at the University of Otago Medical School, New Zealand, researching into the perceived needs of undergraduates in palliative medicine education. This formed the basis of his MD thesis.
In 1994 he was appointed Senior Lecturer in primary health care at the Postgraduate School of Medicine, Keele University. In September 2000 he was appointed as senior lecturer in continuing professional development at Warwick University and in January 2003 he became the Director of GP Undergraduate Medical Education at Warwick Medical School and an Associate Clinical Professor. In November 2003 he was awarded a fellowship of the Society of Medical Writers (SOMW) of which he became the chairman in April 2004 for a year. He has completed 5 textbooks, the last of which in 2007, entitled; 'Learning to Consult', for Radcliffe Publishing, Oxford.
He has a particular interest in medical education including graduate entry medicine and is currently the project lead for the RCGP Revalidation Pilots in England & Wales and now the RCGP Secure Environments Revalidation Pilot. Both projects are investigating the issues and feasibility in relation to collecting supporting information required for a strengthened appraisal for GP revalidation in an ePortfolio.
He remains an active clinician as a GP in Hampton-in-Arden, Solihull and has a fellowship of the Royal College of General Practitioners in London and in New Zealand. He received a national bronze clinical excellence award in 2008.
Primary health care, General practice, Palliative medicine, Medical education