Dr Mahrukh Mirza

Dr Mahrukh Mirza

Lecturer in Clinical Education

Peninsula Medical School (Faculty of Health)



As the Deputy Programme Lead for the Masters in Clinical Education (MClinEd), I am involved in overseeing the MClinEd programme within the Medical School, Faculty of Health. Additionally, I contribute to teaching across the following three programmes:
  • Masters in Clinical Education
  • Masters in Healthcare Management, Leadership and Innovation
  • Masters in Global and Remote Healthcare
My research interests primarily focus on widening participation, inclusivity, and diversity in clinical education, technology-enhanced learning, digital health, and digital education. Specifically, I explore how these factors contribute to enhancing educational opportunities and reducing disparities within healthcare training.


BEng, MSc, PCHE, PhD

Professional membership

Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (SFHEA)
Member - Association of Learning Technology, UK (ALT)


Teaching interests

Module Lead:
CLE 713: Contemporary Issues in Clinical Education
CLE 723: Technology Enhanced Learning
CLE 731: Research Design
Course Tutor:
CLE 711: Principles of Learning and Teaching in Clinical Education
CLE 712: Assessment, Feedback and Evaluation: Principles and Practices
Academic Tutor (BMBS)
Student Selected Component (SSC) Facilitator for the Module 'Medicine in Society'.


Research interests

Educational Technology: The changing nature of teaching and learning in response to the pervasive use of new technologies/social media in formal and informal settings; Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs), Web 2.0 and social networking, cultural dimensions of distance learning in Global/International education environments, culturally responsive teaching and assessment, instructional design, e-Learning pedagogy and cognitive consequences of technology mediated learning.
Digital Health: Usability, user experience and effectiveness of technologies in Health and Social Care, Telemedicine, Wearable technology Augmented and virtual reality, Computational simulations, Mobile health etc.

Grants & contracts

E-health Productivity and Innovation in Cornwall & Scilly - Phase 2 (EU ERDF), £4M (2020-23) Healthy Ageing through Innovation in Rural Europe(Interreg, EU), £4.5M (2020-22) [£440k]
RegsWizard - Simplifying the Complex World of Medical Device Regulation – SBRI £438k (2021-22)
Transitions Service - SBRI – Healthy Ageing Social Ventures feasibility studies £49k (2022)
DES Award: Integrating Digital Health into the UG Medical Curriculum (2020)
Women's Digital Care Record (WDCR) - SWAHSN (2019)
A review of the current procedures for the Recognition of Medical Specialties with an appraisal of potential enhancement options - Funded by medical Council Ireland (£35,000) (2016)
Cognitive analysis of students’ Digital Learning Environment use: A human computer interaction study to enhance online modelling of spiral curricula - DES Award (£8,550) (2015)


Hussain B, Mirza M, Baines R, Burns L, Stevens S, Asthana S, Chatterjee A. 2023. Loneliness and social networks of older adults in rural communities: a narrative synthesis systematic review. Frontiers in Public Health.
Conference Papers
Chatterjee A, Mirza M, Seymour E & Toms N (2016) 'Student Perceptions towards Responseware in a Team Based Learning setting' ALT Annual Conference 2016 Warwick

Smith. S, Mirza, M and Rowe, J. (2013) Not missing a trick: using an appreciative inquiry approach to improve feedback processes in postgraduate medical education at PUPSMD

Chatterjee A & Mirza M (2012) 'Enhancing Self Regulated Learning skills for improved PLE use: A Problem Based Learning approach' Personal Learning Environment Conference Aveiro, Portugal Aveiro Publisher Site

Mirza M & Chatterjee A (2012) 'The impact of culture on personalization of learning environments: Some theoritical insights' Personal Learning Environment Conference Aveiro, Portugal Aveiro Publisher Site

M.Mirza, C.W.Stokes, G.Cannavina (2007). Teachers' perspective of e-learning in a School of Clinical Dentistry. International Association for Dental Research, Thessaloniki, Greece. Sept 2007

M.Mirza, C.W.Stokes, G.Cannavina, K.Marks. (2007). Problems in a multicultural class – is e-learning the solution? International Technology, Education and Development Conference, Valencia, Spain. March 2007

M.Mirza, C.W.Stokes, G.Cannavina. (2006). Learner’s perspective of e-learning. Australian Computers in Education Conference, Cairns, Australia. Oct, 2006

M.Mirza, C.W.Stokes, G.Cannavina. (2006). Developing and Evaluating e-learning Strategies. Web-based Inter-professional Learning Network Conference, Sheffield, U.K. July 2006

C.W. Stokes, A.Chatterjee, M.Mirza, K.Pahinis. (2006). Towards a wider assessment of student readiness for blended Learning Program, Krakow, ADEE, Poland, 2006.

Health Education E (2020) Women’s Digital Care Record report. Health Education England Publisher Site Open access

Review of the current procedures for the Recognition of Medical Specialties with an appraisal of potential enhancement options (2016)

Evaluation report (2010): Around an inspiring virtual learning world in eighty days. Deliverable D19.3, European Commission. Seventh Framework Programme.

Presentations and posters


Other academic activities

Nominated by the Government of India for Commonwealth Scholarship 2002-2003 (U.K) for Masters in Computer Science.