Ms Jane Rowe

Ms Jane Rowe

Lecturer in Postgraduate Education

Peninsula Medical School (Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry)


Lecturer in Postgraduate Education


I have worked in Higher Education for over 20 years, initially at Plymouth as an Educational Developer, and then at the University of Exeter, as an Education Adviser.  During this time, I contributed to teaching development programmes for new lecturers, ran departmental workshops, took part in quality reviews and sat on professional recognition panels for Higher Education Academy fellowship awards.

Since returning to Plymouth in 2013, I have been a lecturer in the Postgraduate Education team in the Peninsula Schools of Medicine and Dentistry, and am now Programme Lead for the Masters in Clinical Education.  I am actively involved in developing the curriculum so as to continuously meet the needs of doctors, dentists, nurses and other health professionals as teachers, and consider myself very lucky to work with such a dynamic and interesting group of people.  

I have a particular interest in how cultural diversity impacts on the experience of learners and teachers, and on the professional identities of doctors in their educator roles.

Professional membership

Senior Fellow, Higher Education Academy

Teaching interests

Having secured funding for a number of education-based projects, I have developed particular interests in the use of learning technologies as well as in widening participation and inclusive teaching practices. Recently, I have been exploring notions of professional identity and values among educators in the health sector and how these inform clinical academic practice. 

Research interests

I am involved with the Collaboration for the Advancement of Medical Education Research and Assessment (CAMERA), being particularly interested in issues of diversity and what is understood by 'professionalism' in clinical practice.

Other research

I have worked on a number of Higher Education Academy projects, including an exploration of Personal Development Planning in undergraduate education and on the user experience (staff and student) of videoconferencing as a distance learning modality.  These resulted in a number of published papers, conference presentations and an article in the journal Learning Development in Higher Education. 

Other academic activities

Since its inception I have been part of the South West Educational Developers Forum (SWEDF) and have organised two of its bi-annual meetings.