Dr Marie Bryce
Senior Research Fellow (CAMERA)
Peninsula Medical School (Faculty of Health: Medicine, Dentistry and Human Sciences)
Senior Research Fellow, working as part of the Collaboration for the Advancement of Medical Education Research and Assessment (CAMERA).
I have worked at the University of Plymouth since 2013, on a variety of research studies on professional regulation, including exploring medical revalidation and its impacts on the medical profession as part of the UMbRELLA research team between 2015-2018.
Previously, I worked as an Associate Research Fellow at the Graduate School of Education at the University of Exeter between 2010-2012, researching models of continuing professional development for teachers and teachers’ professional identities.
I completed my PhD in history of education in 2010. My doctoral thesis, written under my maiden name Dunkerley, examined 'Education policies and the development of the colonial state in the Belgian Congo, 1916-1939' and covered a range of topics including the political motivations for education provision, and the provision of medical education.
2005-2010: PhD History, University of Exeter
2004-2005: MA 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)
I lead CAMERA’s professional regulation research theme, and my research primarily focuses on the role of professional regulation in setting standards and expectations for the health professions and the impacts of regulatory policies and interventions on professional practice. I am especially interested in the relationship between regulation and professional identity, and in exploring how regulation may help or hinder initiatives to address current challenges of workforce sustainability in the NHS. More broadly, my work seeks to add to our understanding of the nature of professional work and the place of professions in society.
My background is as a qualitative researcher, and I design, lead and collaborate across a range of study types including qualitative, quantitative and mixed methods studies, and systematic, narrative and realist reviews.
My current and recent research centres on:
- Fitness to practise procedures, and the identification and management of concerns about health professionals.
- Medical revalidation and appraisal processes.
- The concept of ‘resilience’ and challenges to professional wellbeing.
- Sociology of professions.
Grants & contracts
General Dental Council, 2017.
Bryce M (Principal Investigator), Archer J, Read J. 'Evaluating resilience training for GP trainees.' £9,500, Health Education England South West, 2017.
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