Professor Hilary Neve
Professor in Medical Education
Peninsula Medical School (Plymouth University Peninsula Schools of Medicine and Dentistry)
I am a National Teaching Fellow and Principal Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. I lead the development of our Problem Based Learning Programme, Small Group "Jigsaw" programme (where students share and explore their learning from placements, focused on professionalism and human science learning) and our evolving social engagement programme. I also take lead responsibility for the learning and assessment of professionalism throughout the 5 year undergraduate programme. My research includes the use of audio-diaries to explore threshold concepts in medical education and the hidden curriculum. I am also a GP at St Levan Surgery, Plymouth.
M.Ed. (Bristol University) 1993
MBChB (Bristol University) 1983
BSc (Bristol University) 1980
Member of the Royal College of General Practitioners
Member of the British Medical Association
Roles on external bodies
Co-Chair, UK Council for Teachers of Professionalism
- Problem Based Learning, its underpinning pedagogy and developing cases to reflect broader doctor roles
- Small Group Learning, particularly with respect to professionalism learning
- Professionalism Learning and Assessment
- Capability versus competence
- Threshold Concepts in Medical Education
- Global Health and Population Health
- Ethical aspects of Student Electives
- Quality improvement in healthcare
- Shared Decision Making in healthcare and medical education
- Improving patient access to general practice/healthcare
- GP Appraisal and continuing professional development
Staff serving as external examiners
I am External Examiner for University College London’s MSc in Global Health and Development
Current research projects include:
- Using audio diaries to researching threshold concepts and troublesome knowledge in Problem-Based Learning
- Promoting shared decision making in medical education
- Exposing the hidden curriculum to students and teachers/the hidden curriculum as a threshold concept
- Researching touch as a threshold concept as a member of an international collaboration
Morris R, Neve H. Learning and teaching professionalism. In: The ABC of Learning and Teaching in Medicine, 3rd edition. BMJ Books: Wiley Blackwell. In Press.
Collett T, Stephen N, Neve H. 2017. Using audio diaries to identify threshold concepts in “softer” disciplines: a focus on medical education. Practice and Evidence of the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, 12(2) Special Issue: Threshold Concepts and Conceptual Difficulty. 12(2): 97-115.
Neve H, Bull S, Lloyd H, Gilbert K, Mattick K. 2017. Evaluation of an innovative evidence-guided PBL approach. Clinical Teacher 14: 1-7.
Neve H, Morris R, 2017. Twelve tips for promoting professionalism through reflective small group learning. MedEdPublish, 2017, 6, , 43, doi:https://doi.org/10.15694/mep.2017.00004 http://www.mededpublish.org/manuscripts/879
Burr S, Neve H, Leung Y. Evaluating your Professionalism. 2016. British Journal of Hospital Medicine 77(11): 634-637.
Neve H, Lloyd H, Collett T. 2016: Understanding students’ experiences of professionalism learning: a ‘threshold’ approach, Teaching in Higher Education. DOI: 10.1080/13562517.2016.1221810.
Neve H, Wearn A, Collett T. 2016. What are threshold concepts and how can they inform medical education? Medical Teacher 38(8): 850-853.
Neve H, Hanks S. “When I say…capability.” 2016. Medical Education; 50: 610-611.
Neve H, Brimacombe L. 2012. GP Phone Home, Health Service Journal. http://www.hsj.co.uk/home/innovation-and-efficiency/gp-phone-home/5052766.article
Westcott R, Neve H. 2000. Getting GPs onto the learning cycle: a practical approach using a new evaluation form. Education for General Practice 11:186-192.
Fisher B, Neve H, Heritage Z. 1999. Community development, user involvement and primary health care. BMJ 318:749-50.
Neve H, Taylor P. 1995. Working with the community. BMJ 311:524-5.
Harrison L, Neve H. 1996. A review of innovations in primary health care. Bristol: Policy Press.
Neve H. 1996. Community assessment in general practice. In: Burton P, Harrison L. (eds) Identifying local health needs: new community based approaches. Bristol: Policy Press.
Reports & invited lectures
Threshold Concepts in Medical Education
Neve H, Wearn A and Clouder L. Threshold concepts for clinical skills teachers: what are they and how can they help us improve teaching and develop curricula? 7th International Clinical Skills Conference, Prato, Italy, May 2017.
Neve H, Gilbert K, Lloyd H. Is PBL a threshold concept? Presentation at International Collaborating around Threshold Concepts in Health Conference, Coventry, April 2017
Gilbert KG, Neve H, Lloyd H. “What I really sort of struggled with…” The use of audio-diaries to identify threshold concepts and troublesome knowledge in a Year 1 Problem Based Learning programme. Presentation at AMEE Annual Conference 2016, Barcelona.
Martindale L, Neve H. Threshold concepts and troublesome knowledge: offering new insights into learning through medical and nursing education research. Dundee Health Professions Education Research Seminar and Workshop. Dundee, University, May 2015.
Neve H. Threshold concepts in medical education. Medical Education Research Seminar and Workshop series, Institute of Medical Education, Cardiff University, April 2015.
Neve H, Collett C, Evenden A. Engaging students to cross the portal: Threshold concepts and troublesome knowledge. Workshop at PUPSMD Education Conference, April 2015.
Neve H, Stephen N, Lloyd H, Collett T. “I had one of those “aha” moments….” The use of audio diaries to identify threshold concepts in “softer” disciplines and the implications of these for educators. Presentation at "What's Hot in medical education research" session, ASME Annual Scientific Meeting, Brighton, July 2014.
Neve H, Stephen N, Lloyd H, Collett T. Using audio diaries to identify threshold concepts in “softer” disciplines: surprises, questions and implications. Presentation at 5th International Biennial Threshold Concepts Conference, Durham, July, 2014.
Neve H, Stephen N, Collett T. "I had one of those “aha” moments….” How might threshold concepts offer new insights into student learning and what are the implications of these for educators? Workshop at PedRIO Annual Conference, Plymouth University, April 2014.
Problem/Case Based Learning
Gilbert K, Lloyd H, Neve H. New perspectives on learning in Problem Based Learning: threshold concepts and troublesome knowledge. Presentation at PedRIO Annual Conference, Plymouth University, April 2017.
Neve H, Gilbert K, and Lloyd H. Using Audio-diaries to Understand Enablers to Learning Troublesome and Threshold Concepts in a Problem Based Learning Programme. Sixth International Biennial Threshold Concepts Conference, Thresholds on the Edge, Halifax, Nova Scotia. June 2016 http://www.dal.ca/dept/clt/events-news/Threshold_Concepts/program3/C5_2116b.html
Neve H. Updating PBL to reflect current evidence: why, what and how? Presentation at Glasgow Medical School, January 2016.
Neve H, Gilbert K, Bull S, Lloyd H, Mattick K. Promoting integration and transfer of concepts in learning: practical approaches for problem based and other learning activities. Workshop at ASME Annual Scientific Meeting, Brighton, July 2014.
Lloyd H, Mattick K, Bull S, Gilbert K, Neve H. The challenges of applying theory and evidence to PBL: findings from an in-depth mixed methods research study. Presentation at ASME Annual Scientific Meeting, Brighton, July 2014.
Neve H, Gilbert K, Lloyd H. From pedagogical principles to pilots to perceptions, priorities and practicalities: evaluating the re-design of a PBL programme. Presentation at PedRIO Annual Conference, Plymouth University, April 2014.
Neve H, Mattick K, Gilbert K, Bull S. Promoting integration and transfer of concepts in PBL: the evolution of an Eight Step PBL process. Presentation at ASME annual Scientific Meeting, Edinburgh, July 2013.
Neve H, Mattick K, Gilbert K, Bull S. Promoting integration and transfer of concepts in learning: the evolution of an Eight Step PBL process. Workshop at Vice-Chancellor’s Teaching and Learning Conference, Plymouth University, 2013.
Professionalism and ethics
Neve H, Stephenson A, Harris J. Preventing and Identifying Fitness to Practise issues. Medical Schools Council National Fitness to Practice Conference, May 2016.
Neve H. What I have learnt about teaching professionalism. Keynote address, Cambridge Medical School Professionalism Facilitators’ Away Day, May 2016
Neve H. Teaching and Evaluating Professionalism. Cardiff Medical School Medical Education Seminar Series, March 2016
Neve H, Whitfield P. Professionalism assessment: current issues and future challenges. Presentation at PUPSMD Assessment Away Day. September 2014.
Neve H, Corrigan O. Patient consent and medical education. Workshop at PCMD Education Conference, Dartington, March 2012.
The hidden curriculum
Neve H. Revealing the ‘hidden curriculum’. Invited presentation, Centre for Medical Education (C4ME), Cardiff, Feb 2017
Neve H, Perrett P. The hidden curriculum and your power as a role models. HEE GP Trainers Conference, Newquay, November 2016.
Neve H. The hidden curriculum and the power of role models. Workshop Cambridge Medical School Professionalism Facilitators’ Away Day, May 2016.
Neve H. Revealing the Hidden Curriculum. Presentation to Higher Education England/Medical Schools Council national GP career Working Group, April 2016.
Neve H, Collett T. “Just knowing it existed was almost enough”: revealing the hidden curriculum to students. Presentation at PedRIO Conference. Plymouth University, April 2015.
Neve H, Collett T. Revealing the hidden curriculum to medical students: insights from threshold concept theory. Presentation at 5th International Biennial Threshold Concepts Conference, Durham, July 2014.
Neve H, Collett T. Revealing the hidden curriculum to medical students. Presentation at ASME Annual Scientific Meeting, July 2014, Brighton.
Gilbert K, Neve H. Assessing professional skills and behaviour in small groups: addressing diversity and inclusivity. Workshop at Equality of Assessment conference, Plymouth University, December 2016
Neve H, Stephenson A, Harris J. Preventing and Identifying Fitness to Practise issues: the role of professionalism learning and assessment. Workshop at General Medical Council/Medical Schools Council annual National Fitness to Practice Conference, May 2016
Neve H, Hanks S. Failing to Fail. Workshop at Assessment of Professionalism Conference, Plymouth University, December 2015.
Neve H, Whitfield P. Professionalism assessment: current issues and future challenges. Presentation at PUPSMD Assessment Away Day. September 2014.
Neve H. “Why don’t we fail students?” Presentation to UK Council of Teachers of Professionalism meeting, London, March 2015.
Neve H. Assessment for Learning. Presentation at CAMERA Seminar Series, Plymouth University, March 2013.
Monrouxe L, Neve H. “Failing to fail". Keynote Presentation ASME “Doctors in Difficulty” Conference, London, 2011.
Hanks S, Neve H, Gale T, Endacott R. The transition from competence to capability: implications for a clinical skills programme. International Clinical Skills Conference, Prato, Italy, May 2017.
Hanks S, Neve H. Ensuring students’ preparedness for practice: a reflective framework for assessing capability. EBMA Assessment in Medical Education Conference. Exeter, October 2016
Neve H, Hanks S. Upending Miller’s Pyramid: The importance of capability in preparing medical and dental students for the complexities of practice. Presentation at the 17th Ottawa Conference and the ANZAHPE 2016 Conference, Perth, Australia, March 2016.
Neve H, Hanks S. Professional capability in Medicine and Dentistry. Presentation at Assessment of Professionalism Conference, Plymouth University, December 2015.
Neve H, Hanks S. Training for competence or capability: what is the difference, why does it matter and is capability a threshold concept? Presentation at Vice Chancellor's Teaching and Learning Conference, Plymouth University, June 2015.
Neve H. Capability and Competence: what is the difference and why does it matter? Presentation to UK Council of Teachers of Professionalism, London, November 2014.
Wearn A, Clouder L, Barradell S, Neve H. Developing professional touch – transitioning from laity to health professional: A qualitative research synthesis using Threshold Concept Framework. 7th International Clinical Skills Conference, Prato, Italy, 2017.
Wearn A, Barradell S, Clouder L, Neve H. Developing professional touch – transitioning from laity to health professional: A qualitative research synthesis using Threshold Concept Framework. Australian & New Zealand Association for Health Professional Educators (ANZAHPE) 2017 Conference, July 2017.
Clouder, L., Barradell, S., Neve, H. and Wearn, A. Touch: An ‘Edgy’ Concept for Health Professional Practice, Sixth International Biennial Threshold Concepts Conference, Thresholds on the Edge, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. June 2016: http://www.dal.ca/dept/clt/eventsnews/Threshold_Concepts/program3/C3_2130b.html
Shared Decision Making
Neve H, Maynard V. Introducing shared decision making into medical education – a pilot study. Presentation at “No decision about me without me”: embedding shared decision making into undergraduate education' workshop, Higher Education Academy/Plymouth University, May 2014.
Ayres R, Davies L, Neve H, Maynard V. Share the load: shared decision making and the student curriculum – a pilot study. Presentation at ASME Annual Scientific Meeting, Edinburgh, July 2013.
Small Group Learning
Neve H, Perrett R. Small Group Learning. Workshop at Association of University Teachers of Psychiatry, Plymouth, July 2015.
Neve H. Small Group Learning. Cardiff Medical School, invited workshop, annual Curriculum Conference, March 2011.
Neve H. Jigsaws and Small groups. Division of Medical Education presentation, PCMD, May 2011.
Research in practice
Monrouxe LV, Ferguson E, Neve H. Translating research into action: Just do it or research the impact? Workshop ASME “Doctors in Difficulty” Conference, London, 2011.
Gender in the workplace
Neve H. Women with Altitude. Presentation at Women in Science and Healthcare event, Plymouth University, March 2016
Healthcare delivery and education
Neve H, Smith W and xxx Understanding the needs of marginalised populations through community engagement pathways. Presentation at Medical Schools Council Conference Improving the health of the public by 2040, London, July 2017
Neve H, Mayell S et al. Educating the Future Workforce. Workshops at ‘Integration: Making it Real’ Health and Social Care conference, Plymouth University, March 2016.
Neve H. Patient Access in General Practice. Presentation at Health and Social Care Futures 2 Conference, Plymouth University, March 2014.
Neve H, Brimacombe L. Demand Exceeds capacity? Try Patient Access. Presentation to Lady Astor Group, Plymouth, April 2013.
Neve H, Brimacombe L. Patient Access. Presentation to Plymouth GPs and managers at Quality and Productivity event November 2012 and, by invitation, subsequent in-depth workshops.