Dr Marie Bryce
Profiles

Dr Marie Bryce

Research Fellow (CAMERA)

Collaboration for the Advancement of Medical Education Research Assessment (Peninsula Schools of Medicine and Dentistry)

Role

Research Fellow, working as part of the Collaboration for the Advancement of Medical Education Research and Assessment (CAMERA).

Qualifications

I joined Plymouth University in January 2013 as Research Assistant and was appointed as Research Fellow in January 2015. I have worked as part of the UMbRELLA research team evaluating the impact of medical revalidation, alongside other regulatory research focused on fitness to practise and professional competence.

Previously, I worked as an Associate Research Fellow at the Graduate School of Education at Exeter University. In 2010 and 2011, I worked with Professor Wendy Robinson on her British Academy Research Development Award-funded project entitled 'Teacher Professional Development: Past and Present Models, 1920-2008'. In 2012, I worked with Dr Rob Freathy to update the History of Education Society's online bibliographical database 'Exe Libris'.

I completed my PhD in history of education in 2010. My doctoral thesis, written under my maiden name Marie Dunkerley, was entitled 'Education policies and the development of the colonial state in the Belgian Congo, 1916-1939.' Topics covered included political motivations for education provision, the training of auxiliary workers, the role of  mission groups,and the provision of medical education.

2005-2010: PhD in History, University of Exeter

2004-2005: MA in History, University of Exeter

2000-2004: BA (Hons) History and French, University of Exeter

Professional membership

Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy


British Sociological Association (MedSoc)
Association for the Study of Medical Education (ASME)

Teaching interests

With my CAMERA colleagues, I teach on MClinEd module CL1712 Assessment in Clinical Education, contributing to sessions on professional regulation as assessment of practice. I also contribute to postgraduate teaching sessions on study design and research methods.


I am happy to supervise postgraduate students whose topics relate to my research interests in professional regulation and medical education, or which involve the use of qualitative research methods.

Research interests

My research sits within CAMERA’s regulation research theme, and is underpinned by my belief that effective education for students, trainees and life-long learners in the health professions must be grounded in an understanding of the nature of professional work and the place of professions in society. In particular, current challenges of workforce sustainability make it imperative that initial training and continued professional development are delivered with a research-informed understanding of workforce issues. My research primarily focuses on exploring the role of professional regulation in setting standards and expectations for professional groups and the impacts of regulatory interventions on professional practice. My current research focuses on four main areas:

·        Fitness to practise: identifying and responding to concerns about health professionals

·        Revalidation and appraisal

·        Resilience

·        Sociology of professions


Grants & contracts

Bryce M (Principal Investigator), Archer J, Brennan N, Burns L, O'Brien T, Price T. 'Fitness to practise: Impairment and Serious Misconduct - a narrative synthesis review.'
General Dental Council, 2017.

Bryce M (Principal Investigator), Archer J, Read J. 'Evaluating resilience training for GP trainees.' 
Health Education England South West, 2017.

Archer J, Roberts M, Zahra D, Gabe-Thomas E, Bryce M, Howarth S, O'Brien T. 'Analysis of General Dental Council Fitness to Practise complaints data.'
General Dental Council, 2016.

Archer J, Bryce M, O'Brien T, Roberts M, Zahra D: 'Analysis of General Dental Council Fitness to Practise complaints data.' 
General Dental Council, 2015.

Regan de Bere S, Bryce M, Archer J: 'Review of decision-making in the General Medical Council's fitness to practise procedures.'
General Medical Council, 2014.

Archer J, Brennan N, Bryce M, Regan de Bere S:  Strategic Review of the Medical Council of Ireland’s arrangements for the maintenance of professional competence.
Medical Council of Ireland, 2013.

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
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
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
Robinson W & Bryce M 2013 '“Willing enthusiasts” or “lame ducks”? Issues in teacher professional development policy in England and Wales 1910–1975' Paedagogica Historica 49, 345-360 Author Site , DOI
Freathy RJK & Bryce ME 2013 'Updating and internationalising Exe Libris: the UK History of Education Society Online Bibliography' History of Education Researcher (91) 33-35
Reviews
Bryce ME 2013 'Review: From Mission to Modernity. Evangelicals, Reformers and Education in Nineteenth-Century Egypt by Paul Sedra' History of Education 42, (5) 675-676 , DOI
Reports
Archer J, Cameron N, Lewis M, Marshall M, O'Hanlon J, Regan de Bere S, Walshe K, Baines R, Boyd A & Bryce M 2018 UMbRELLA: Evaluating the regulatory impacts of medical revalidation – final report. General Medical Council
Archer J, Roberts M, Zahra D, Bryce ME & O'Brien T 2017 Analysis of fitness to practise case data for the General Dental Council: Summary and Main Report. General Dental Council Publisher Site
UMbRELLA 2016 UMbRELLA: Interim Report 2016. General Medical Council London General Medical Council Publisher Site
Regan de Bere S, Bryce M, Archer J, Lynn N, Nunn S & Roberts M 2015 Review of decision-making in the General Medical Council's Fitness to Practise procedures. General Medical Council Publisher Site
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, 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 Publisher Site

Other academic activities

Peer reviewer, Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine, BMC Medical Education and for the NIHR.

Member of Plymouth University Education Research Ethics Sub-Committee, Sept 2013-July 2016.