Dr Marie Bryce
Senior Research Fellow (CAMERA)
Collaboration for the Advancement of Medical Education Research Assessment (Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry)
Research Fellow, working as part of the Collaboration for the Advancement of Medical Education Research and Assessment (CAMERA).
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
Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy
Association for the Study of Medical Education (ASME)
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.
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
· Sociology of professions
Grants & contracts
General Dental Council, 2017.
Bryce M (Principal Investigator), Archer J, Read J. 'Evaluating resilience training for GP trainees.'
Medical Council of Ireland, 2013.
Key publications are highlightedJournals