Dr Marie Bryce
Research Fellow (CAMERA)
Collaboration for the Advancement of Medical Education Research Assessment (Peninsula Schools 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 am currently working 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 in the Graduate School of Education at Exeter. 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
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 is broadly focused on medical education and assessment, with a particular focus on medical regulation, especially revalidation and fitness to practise processes. I am currently working as part of the UMbRELLA (Uk Medical Revalidation Evaluation coLLAboration) study, evaluating the regulatory impact(s) of medical revalidation during its first cycle.
Since joining the CAMERA research group in January 2013, I have carried out research into the increasing number of fitness to practise complaints being received from members of the public by the General Medical Council. Throughout 2014, this was followed up by further research, also commissioned by the GMC, to review decision-making in its fitness to practise procedures. I have also contributed to CAMERA's wider research agenda through involvement in work on the implementation of medical revalidation and the role of patient and public involvement in revalidation.
More broadly, I am interested in the place of public sector services in society, and especially in the politics surrounding developments in the health and education sectors. My research also looks at notions of professionalism and professional identity, mostly in reference to teachers and doctors, and at how these professions are perceived by those working in them, by those in government, and by the public. I am interested in the relationship between regulation and concepts of professionalism, professional status and professional ethics.
Although my current research has a contemporary focus, I draw on my background in historical research to examine long term trends and developments.
Grants & contracts
Medical Council of Ireland, 2013.
Key publications are highlightedJournals
Other academic activities
Member of Plymouth University Education Research Ethics Sub-Committee, Sept 2013-July 2016.