Hisham Khalil

Academic profile

Professor Hisham Khalil

Professor of ENT Surgery and Clinical Education
Peninsula Medical School (Faculty of Health)

The Global Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. Hisham's work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

Goal 03: SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-beingGoal 04: SDG 4 - Quality Education

About Hisham

I consider myself an educationalist, a surgeon, a clinical supervisor, a researcher and manager. I am a National Teaching Fellow and a Principal Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. I'm also and Honorary Fellow of the Academy of Medical Educators.I see one of the principal functions of the ‘Educator’ is to act as a ‘role model’ for their students and trainees, inspiring them, making them aware of their potential and helping them realise their ambitions. Throughout my career, I have been committed to learning and teaching of undergraduate and postgraduate students and trainees in Medicine, Dentistry and Nursing. This has been at multiple levels including curriculum design, quality assurance, mentorship, educational innovations, and learning resources.
I'm an active clinical researcher with an interest in new models of healthcare delivery, health service research, nasal obstruction, rhinosinusitis and sino-nasal cancer.
Current Posts and Roles include:
Professor of Ears, Nose and Throat Surgery and Clinical Education
Director of PMS Quality Excellence Unit
PMS Lead for internationalisation
Consultant ENT Surgeon, University Hospitals Plymouth NHS Trust since August, 2004
I have a special interest in Rhinology and endoscopic anterior skull base surgery. I completed a Doctorate Degree (MD) in North Wales on patients with noise-induced hearing loss. I completed my specialist training in ENT Surgery in the South West of England training scheme. My surgical fellowship in Rhinology was in Fulda, Germany.
Foundation programme Director, University Hospitals NHS Trust. This is a role that allows me to provide support for Foundation Doctors , enhance their training and education as well as their preparedness for practice.
Co-opted member, Audit and Risk Committee, NHS Devon
This is a role is within the Devon Integrated care System, that has assumed statutory responsibility of Health and Social Care in the region
GMC Associate
As an Educational Associate, I contribute to the quality assurance of medical programmes at a national level.
External Assessor, Irish Medical Council
This involves the accreditation of joint medical programmes in Ireland and other countries e.g. Malaysia
Member of the Monitoring Assessor Team, Irish medical Council. This is a national group that monitors postgraduate training in the Republic of Ireland.
Assistant Editor, Journal of Laryngology and Otology
Regional Advisor for the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow for the South West of England
Previous Posts and Roles Include:

-Head of Peninsula Medical School (2019-2022)
-Interim Dean Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry (2018-2019)
- Associate Dean for Strategic Planning and Liaison, Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry (2015-2018)
- NED UHP NHS Trust (2018-2022)
- NED RD&E NHS Foundation Trust (2019-2021)
- NIHR ENT CRN Lead, SW Peninsula (2014-2020)
Current/Recent Collaborations:

1. Workforce training with the Devon Training Hub
2. Senior Editor of a 'Springer Nature' Book publication (International Collaboration); Rhinology and Anterior Skull Base Surgery; A case based approach.
3. Section Editor, Medical Licensing Assessment textbook, Cambridge University Press.
4. A project with University Hospitals Plymouth NHS Trust on a Patient-initiated Follow up Mobile Application.
and the Beacon group of practices , on Virtual Clinics
5.. Joint Staff Development Events with Health Education England.working across the South West
6. Students Matter Conference with the Faculty of Health and Human Sciences 
Enterprise Activities
1. Led a project to review the process for recognition of medical specialties in the Republic of Ireland
2. Lead for a project to develop a Learning Support and Clinical Reasoning App for students
3. Led on a project to develop a mobile app for Globus Pharyngeus patients. 
4. Led a project to develop a 'Communication Skills' app for healthcare professionals.

Supervised Research Degrees

Masters in Clinical Education to Plymouth University Students
Masters in Otolaryngology to Alexandria University Student
MD to Alexandria University Student


I have an interest in undergraduate and postgraduate clinical education. I led the PCMD BMBS Curriculum review with the introduction of an induction week for year 5, consolidation weeks for year 4 and an enhanced patient safety curriculum. I led the PU PSMD Grand Rounds Pilot with Dr Adele Hill and Dr James Edwards in 2014/2015 .I was the chair of the PSMD years 3 and 4 curriculum working group which developed the enhanced years 3 and 4 PSMD curriculum. As the previous Quality Lead for the medical school, I coordinated the quality management activities of the school and the completion of the Medical School Annual Return (MSAR).
My Undergraduate Clinical Education activities include delivery of plenaries, tutorials, and workshops and patient safety,. I also contribute to teaching and learning in the Peninsula Dental School and the Physician Associates Programme.
My Postgraduate Education activities include supervision of MD and MSc dissertations. I also have an interest in Surgical Training and Technology-enhanced Learning. I am passionate about developing high quality learning resources for undergraduate students and postgraduate health care professionals.I am the senior editor of the Plymouth Clinical Manual and I have l led the development of student-led podcasts. I led a project through a Health Education England South West Grant to develop a communication skills app for Healthcare Professionals viable to download for free in the Apple store and through Google (Peninsula Communication Skills) 
I led the PSMD Engaged-Student Learning team that took part in the Higher Education Academy(HEA) national initiative in 2014-2015. 
I'm currently leading the development of a clinical reasoning mobile application through an HEE grant.

Contact Hisham

Level 2, John Bull Building, Tamar science Park, Research Way, Derriford, Plymouth, PL6 8BU
+44 1752 583421