Professor Julian Archer
Profiles

Professor Julian Archer

Professor of Medical Education Research

Collaboration for the Advancement of Medical Education Research Assessment

Role

Professor of Medical Education Research & Director of the Collaboration for the Advancement in Medical Education Research & Assessment (CAMERA)

Honorary Consultant Paediatrician, Plymouth Hospital NHS Trust

Qualifications

MRCPCH, MEd, PhD, FAcadMEd, FHEA

Professional membership

Member of the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health
Fellow of the Academy of Medical Educators
Fellow of the Higher Education Academy

Roles on external bodies

I am academic advisor to the clinical assessments and a member of the Expert Reference Group at the National Clinical Assessment Service.

Teaching interests

I am module lead for a Certificate module on assessment in the Masters in Clinical Education at Plymouth University Peninsula Schools of Medicine and Dentistry.
I teach on the Master in Surgical Education at Imperial College, London.
I also teach undergraduates in paediatrics.

Research interests

Professor Julian Archer has an established track record in leadership in the higher education and healthcare sectors. He has combined 20 years in healthcare delivery – currently as a paediatric consultant in the English National Health Service, senior advocacy roles in healthcare and education with internationally recognised expertise in assessment, standards and regulatory policy and practice across the medical continuum.

He established and, as its Director, has built the Collaboration for the Advancement of Medical Education Research &Assessment (CAMERA) at Plymouth University Peninsula Schools of Medicine and Dentistry into one of the world’s leading centres for medical education research. He has been personally funded by prestigious National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) lectureships/fellowships between 2007-2017.

He works tirelessly with government, regulators, service providers and the public to impact on best assessment and regulatory practice in the workplace to support healthcare professionals, health service systems,their management, delivery and related politics to deliver safe patient care.

Grants & contracts

Current grants:

SAFE: an early intervention for families of children with autism and Asperger Syndrome. Autistica (£149,381.66) led by Dr Becky McKenzie.

 

A study to establish the feasibility of a definitive randomised controlled trial evaluating SAFE, an intervention for families of children with autism. National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Research for Patient Benefit (RfPB) (£247,402) led by Dr Rebecca McKenzie.

Further analysis of General Dental Council Fitness to Practise complaints data Julian Archer, Marie Bryce, Timothy O’Brien, Martin Roberts and Daniel Zahra (£13,791)

Patient Experience And Reflective Learning (PEARL): New research on use and usefulness of patient experience data National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) HS & DR (£723,818.15) led by Professor Julian Bion. Co-applicant and lead for MSF components in the study(HS&DR 14/156/23)

Evaluating the impact of medical revalidation. J Archer, Dr Niall Cameron,Ms Katie Laugharne, Professor Martin Marshall, Dr Sam Regan de Bere, Professor Kieran Walshe, Dr Richard Wright (£612,500) The General Medical Council (GMC)PI of a national collaboration on a competitive grant from the General Medical Council

Evaluating the development of medical revalidation in England and its impact on organisational performance and medical practice Prof K Walshe, J Archer, Professor Karen Bloor Dr Chris Bojke, Mr Alan Boyd, Dr Sam Regan de Bere, Mr Nils Gutacker (£695,170) Co-ap on DH PRP proposal

Research groups

  • Clinical Education

Key publications are highlighted

Journals
Articles
Walshe K, Boyd A, Bryce M, Luscombe K, Tazzyman A, Tredinnick-Rowe J & Archer J 2017 'Implementing medical revalidation in the United Kingdom: Findings about organisational changes and impacts from a survey of Responsible Officers' Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine 110, (1) 23-30 , DOI PEARL
Archer J, Nunn S & Regan de Bere S 2017 'The McDonaldization of appraisal? Doctors' views of the early impacts of medical revalidation in the United Kingdom' Health Policy Author Site , DOI PEARL
Brennan N, Bryce M, Pearson M, Wong G, Cooper C & Archer J 2017 'Towards an understanding of how appraisal of doctors produces its effects: a realist review' Medical Education Author Site , DOI PEARL
Price T & Archer J 2017 'UK Policy on Doctor Remediation' Journal of Continuing Education in the Health Professions 37, (3) 207-211 , DOI
Archer J, Lynn N, Coombes L, Roberts M, Gale T, Price T & Regan de Bere S 2016 'The impact of large scale licensing examinations in highly developed countries: a systematic review' BMC Medical Education 16, (1) , DOI PEARL
Archer J, Lynn N, Coombes L, Roberts M, Gale T & Regan de Bere S 2016 'The medical licensing examination debate' Regulation & Governance , DOI PEARL
Archer J, Regan de Bere S, Nunn S, Clark J & Corrigan O 2015 '“No One Has Yet Properly Articulated What We Are Trying to Achieve”' Academic Medicine 90, (1) 88-93 , DOI
Sasaki H, Archer J, Yonemoto N, Mori R, Nishida T, Kusuda S & Nakayama T 2015 'Assessing doctors' competencies using multisource feedback: validating a Japanese version of the Sheffield Peer Review Assessment Tool (SPRAT)' BMJ Open 5, (6) e007135-e007135 , DOI PEARL
Archer J 2015 'Revalidation built on appraisal may have led to confusion' BMJ 351, (nov11 5) h5999-h5999 , DOI
Colbert CY, Graham L, West C, White BA, Arroliga AC, Myers JD, Ogden PE, Archer J, Mohammad ZTA & Clark J 2015 'Teaching metacognitive skills: helping your physician trainees in the quest to 'know what they don't know'' Am J Med 128, (3) 318-324 Author Site , DOI
Archer J, McManus C, Woolf K, Monrouxe L, Illing J, Bullock A & Roberts T 2015 'Without proper research funding, how can medical education be evidence based?' BMJ 350, (jun26 1) h3445-h3445 , DOI
Sabel E & Archer J 2014 '“Medical Education Is the Ugly Duckling of the Medical World” and Other Challenges to Medical Educators’ Identity Construction' Academic Medicine 89, (11) 1474-1480 , DOI
Walshe K & Archer J 2014 'Medical regulation: more reforms are needed' BMJ 349, Author Site
Guillemin M, Archer J, Nunn S & de Bere SR 2014 'Revalidation: Patients or process? Analysis using visual data' Health Policy 114, (2-3) 128-138 Author Site , DOI
Brennan N, Bryce M, Pearson M, Wong G, Cooper C & Archer J 2014 'Understanding how appraisal of doctors produces its effects: a realist review protocol' BMJ Open 4, Author Site , DOI PEARL
Archer J, Swanwick T, Smith D, O'Keeffe C & Cater N 2013 'Developing a multisource feedback tool for postgraduate medical educational supervisors' Med Teach 35, (2) 145-154 Author Site , DOI
Archer J 2013 'Feedback: it's all in the CHAT' Med Educ 47, (11) 1059-1061 Author Site , DOI
Archer J 2013 'More About the Focus on Outcomes Research in Medical Education' ACADEMIC MEDICINE 88, (8) 1052-1052 Author Site , DOI
Archer J & de Bere SR 2013 'The United Kingdomʼs Experience With and Future Plans for Revalidation' Journal of Continuing Education in the Health Professions 33, (Suppl. 1) S48-S53 , DOI
Archer J 2013 'To the editor' Acad Med 88, (8) Author Site , DOI
Brittlebank A, Archer J, Longson D, Malik A & Bhugra DK 2013 'Workplace-Based Assessments in Psychiatry: Evaluation of a Whole Assessment System' ACADEMIC PSYCHIATRY 37, (5) 301-307 Author Site
Archer J, Russell R & Perry J 2012 'Emergency Radiology II – Head Trauma' Journal of the Royal Army Medical Corps 158, (4) 341-344 , DOI
Archer J, Russell R & Perry J 2012 'Emergency Radiology III - Chest and Limb Trauma' Journal of the Royal Army Medical Corps 158, (4) 345-349 , DOI
Archer J, Russell R & Perry J 2012 'Self-Assessment Exercises in Emergency Radiology I – Abdominal Trauma' Journal of the Royal Army Medical Corps 158, (2) 135-140 , DOI
Archer JC & McAvoy P 2011 'Factors that might undermine the validity of patient and multi-source feedback' MEDICAL EDUCATION 45, (9) 886-893 Author Site , DOI
Howells RJ, Davies H, Silverman JD, Archer JC & Mellon AF 2010 'Assessment of doctors’ consultation skills in the paediatric setting: the Paediatric Consultation Assessment Tool' Arch Dis Child 95, (5) , DOI
Archer J, McGraw M & Davies H 2010 'Assuring multisource feedback in a national assessment programme' Archive of Diseases of Child Health in press,
Archer J, McGraw M & Davies H 2010 'Assuring validity of multisource feedback in a national programme' Arch Dis Child 95, (5) 330-335 Author Site , DOI
Ricketts C, Freeman A, Pagliuca G, Coombes L & Archer J 2010 'Difficult decisions for progress testing: how much and how often?' Med Teach 32, (6) 513-515 Author Site , DOI
Archer J 2010 'Effective Feedback – the current state of science in health professional education' Medical Education 44, (1) 101-108
Patel J, Archer J, Bates I & Davies G 2010 'Give juniors mini-PATs on the back' Clinical Pharmacist 2, 1-3
Silverman J, Archer J, Gillard S, Howells R & Benson J 2010 'Initial evaluation of EPSCALE, a rating scale that assesses the process of explanation and planning in the medical interview' Patient Education and Counseling , DOI
Brennan N, Corrigan O, Allard J, Archer J, Barnes R, Bleakley A, Collett T & Regan De Bere S 2010 'Medical Student to Junior Doctor: Today’s Experiences of Tomorrow’s Doctors' Med Educ 44, 449-458
Howells RJ, Davies HA, Silverman JD, Archer JC & Mellon AF 2010 'Republished paper: Assessment of doctors' consultation skills in the Paediatric setting: the paediatric Consultation Assessment Tool' POSTGRADUATE MEDICAL JOURNAL 86, (1020) 584-590 Author Site , DOI
Archer J, McGraw M & Davies H 2010 'Republished paper: Assuring validity of multisource feedback in a national programme' Postgrad Med J 86, (1019) 526-531 Author Site , DOI
Archer J 2010 'The current state of the science in health professional education: effective feedback' Medical Education 44, 101-108 , DOI
Brennan N, Corrigan O, Allard J, Archer J, Barnes R, Bleakley A, Collett T & Bere SRD 2010 'The transition from medical student to junior doctor: Today's experience of Tomorrow's Doctors' Medical Education 44, (5) 449-458 , DOI
Brennan N, Corrigan O, Allard J, Archer J, Barnes R, Bleakley A, Collett T & de Bere SR 2010 'The transition from medical student to junior doctor: today's experiences of Tomorrow's Doctors' Med Educ 44, (5) 449-458 Author Site , DOI
Archer JC 2009 'European licensing examinations - The only way forward' Medical Teacher 31, (3) 215-216 Author Site
Archer JC 2009 'European licensing examinations -The only way forward' Medical Teacher 31, (3) 5-6
Davies H, Archer J, Southgate L & Norcini J 2009 'Initial evaluation of the first year of the Foundation Assessment Programme' Med Educ 43, (1) 74-81 Author Site , DOI
Archer J 2009 'Multisource Feedback (MSF): supporting professional development' BRITISH DENTAL JOURNAL 206, (1) 1-1 Author Site , DOI
Lyons.O, Archer.J & Rees.J 2009 'Patient Feedback for Medical Students' Clinical Teacher 6, 254-258
Sinclair AM, Gunendran T, Archer J, Bridgewater B, O'Flynn KJ & Pearce I 2009 'Re-certification for urologists: Is the SHEFFPAT questionnaire valid for assessing clinicians' 'relationships with patients'?' BJMSU 2, 100-104
Crossley J, Davies H, McDonnell J, Cooper C, Archer JC & McAvoy P 2008 'A district hospital assessing its doctors for re-licensure: can it work?' Medical Education 42, 359-363
Ricketts C & Archer J 2008 'Are national qualifying examinations a fair way to rank medical students? Yes' BMJ 337, (aug22_2) Author Site , DOI
Howells RJ, Davies H, Silverman JD, Archer JC & Mellon AF 2008 'Assessment of doctors’ consultation skills in the paediatric setting: the Paediatric Consultation Assessment Tool' Arch Dis Child
Crossley J, McDonnell J, Cooper C, McAvoy P, Archer J & Davies H 2008 'Can a district hospital assess its doctors for re-licensure?' Med Educ 42, (4) 359-363 Author Site , DOI
Archer J, Norcini J, Southgate L, Heard S & Davies H 2008 'mini-PAT (Peer Assessment Tool): a valid component of a national assessment programme in the UK?' Adv Health Sci Educ Theory Pract 13, (2) 181-192 Author Site , DOI
Archer J 2008 'mini-PAT (Peer Assessment Tool): a well kept secret?' JRSM 101, (272-272)
Archer J 2008 'mini-PAT (Peer Assessment Tool): a well kept secret?' Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine 101, (6) 272-272 , DOI
Davies H, Archer J, Bateman A, Dewar S, Crossley J, Grant J & Southgate L 2008 'Specialty-specific multi-source feedback: assuring validity, informing training' Med Educ 42, (10) 1014-1020 Author Site , DOI
Brice J, Archer J, Isba R & Miller A 2008 'What is the Academy of Medical Educators, and what can it do for doctors in training?' 4 8, (335-336)
Brice J, Archer J, Isba R & Miller A 2008 'What is the Academy of Medical Educators, and what can it do for doctors in training?' The Foundation Years 4, (8) 335-336 , DOI
Archer J 2007 'Reasons to be cheerful' BMJ 335, (7617) 414-415 , DOI
Kneebone R, Nestel D, Yadollahi F, Brown R, Nolan C, Durack J, Brenton H, Moulton C, Archer J & Darzi A 2006 'Assessing procedural skills in context: exploring the feasibility of an Integrated Procedural Performance Instrument (IPPI)' Med Educ 40, (11) 1105-1114
Davies H, Archer J, Heard S & Southgate L 2005 'Assessment tools for foundation programmes--a practical guide' BMJ Career Focus 330, (7500) Author Site
Davies HA, Archer JC, Heard S & Southgate L 2005 'Assessment tools for foundation programmes--a practical guide' BMJ Career Focus 330, (7500) Author Site
Davies HA & Archer JC 2005 'Multi source feedback using Sheffield Peer Review Assessment Tool (SPRAT) - development and practical aspects' Clinical Teacher 2, (2) 77-81
Davies H & Archer J 2005 'Multi source feedback: development and practical aspects' The Clinical Teacher 2, (2) 77-81 , DOI
Archer JC, Norcini J & Davies HA 2005 'Use of SPRAT for peer review of paediatricians in training' BMJ 330, (7502) 1251-1253 Author Site PEARL
Archer JC & Davies HA 2004 'Clinical management. Where medicine meets management. On reflection' Health Serv J 114, (5903) 26-27
Howells, R., Archer, J., Davies H., Kurtz & Silverman J. 2003 'Paediatric Sheffield Cambridge Calgary Consultation Assessment Tool' Work in Progress
Johnson CS, Archer J & Campos-Outcalt D 1995 'Accuracy of Pap smear and mammogram self-reports in a southwestern Native American tribe' Am J Prev Med 11, (6) 360-363 Author Site
Reviews
Miller A & Archer J 2010 'Impact of workplace based assessment on doctors' education and performance: a systematic review' BMJ 341, Author Site , DOI PEARL
Chapters
Wass V & Archer J 2010 'Assessing learners' in Dornan T; Mann K; Scherpbier A; Spencer J Learning Medicine: A text linking theory and practice for graduate students and educators wanting to go beyond the basics Elsevier
Archer J 2009 'Assessment in Foundation' in Forrest; Cooper N Essential Guide to Educational Supervision in the Foundation Programme Blackwells Publishing
Archer J 2009 'Assessments and Appraisal' Essential Guide to Educational Supervision in Postgraduate Medical Education 107-122 , DOI
Archer J 2006 'How doctors are assessed' in Forrest K; Cramp P; Cooper N Essential Guide to Generic Skills London Blackwells Publishing BMJ Books.
Conference Papers
Archer J, Norcini J, Southgate L & Davies H 2008 'Quality assuring the Foundation Assessment Programme' 13th Ottawa Conference Melbourne, Australia
Davies H, Archer J, Heard S, Holmboe E, Norcini J & Southgate L 2006 'A National work based assessment programme - initial evaluation' 12th Ottawa Conference New York
Reports
Archer J, Regan de Bere S & Gale T 2015 A literature review on the impact of licensing examinations for doctors in countries comparable to the UK. General Medical Council General Medical Council Publisher Site
Archer J & Regan de Bere S 2015 Revalidation: the evidence for revalidation and options for revalidation in the Australian context. Medical Board of Australia AHPRA Publisher Site PEARL
Regan de Bere S, Nunn S, Archer J, Chatterjee A & Bryce M 2014 Patient and public involvement in medical revalidation. Revalidation Support Team
Archer J, Regan de Bere S, Nunn S & Anderson A 2014 Revalidation: in practice: Shaping the future development of revalidation. Health Foundation Plymouth University Publisher Site
Archer J, Regan de Bere S, Bryce M, Nunn S, Lynn N, Coombes L & Roberts M 2014 Understanding the rise in Fitness to Practise complaints from members of the public. General Medical Council General Medical Council Publisher Site
Regan de Bere S, Nunn S, Archer J, Chatterjee A & Bryce M 2013 Patient and public involvement in revalidation. Revalidation Support Team Plymouth University Publisher Site
Archer J, McLachlan J, Rothwell C, Illing J, Margetts J & Shrewsbury D 2012 Developing an evidence base for the Professional and Linguistic Assessments Board (PLAB) Test (Literature Review). General Medical Council General Medical Council Publisher Site
McGraw M, Brown K, Davies-Muir A, Doughty I, Robinson H, Bevilacqua R, Archer J, Howells R & Davies H 2006 Workplace Assessment Projects' Report. London Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health
Other Publications
Maharaj RG, De Shong S, Archer J, Cassar M, Harricharran S, Jagroop S, Khan A, Khatri N & Koshy S 2013 Why do patients with non-life threatening conditions bypass their local health centres? A cross-sectional survey at accident and emergency departments in Trinidad. 0 0