Dr Nick Cooper

Dr Nick Cooper

Associate Professor in Clinical Education

Peninsula Medical School (Faculty of Health)



Medical Director Physician Associate Studies, Peninsula Medical School

Module Lead Generic Professional Skills Programme


BSc MMEd (University of Dundee) MBBS (London) FRCP FRCPCH PFHEA FAcadMed

I have a back ground in child health and a practising GP at Catherine House Surgery in Totnes, where we have a key role in undergraduate medical education as well as physician associate students

I am a Principal Fellow of HEA and a Director and Fellow of The Academy of Medical Educators

I have been involved in teaching activities at The University since 1998 including the setting up and design of postgraduate programmes in medical and clinical education and was Director of Postgraduate Education at the original joint 'Peninsula Medical School' with The Universities of Exeter and Plymouth.

I was awarded The President's medal of The Academy of Medical Educators in 2014 for services to medical education

Professional membership

Member of Association Study Medical Education (ASME)

Fellow Academy of Medical Educators (AoME)

Fellow Royal College of Physicians of London

Fellow Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health

Member of Association of Child Protection Professionals

Member Association Child and Adolescent Mental Health

Roles on external bodies

Chair Physician Associate Schools Council (UK and Ireland)

Member GMC MAP External Advisory Group

Board Member Faculty Physician Associates Royal College of Physicians of London

Health Education England Primary Care Group

Director and Member Executive and Council Academy of Medical Educators, Chair Membership and Lead Assessor

Senior Examiner Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health

Academic Lead Peninsula Foundation School and Member UK Foundation Office Academic Sub-committee



Teaching interests

Clinical Education

Child Health

Primary Care



Research interests

Developing teaching skills in healthcare environments

Curricular development and evaluation

Preparedness for practice for Physician Associates

Reflective Practice

Primary Healthcare for Children



Key publications

Key publications are highlighted

Whitehouse KJ, Moore AJ & Cooper N (2017) 'How do national specialty groups develop undergraduate guidelines for medical schools, and which are successful? A systematic review' Medical Teacher 39, (11) 1138-1144 , DOI
Browne J, Cooper N & Bligh J (2011) 'Become recognised for your teaching' Education for Primary Care 22, (2) 124-126 , DOI
Cooper N (2011) 'Primary care for children: back to the future' Education for Primary Care 22, (3) 148-151 , DOI
Edwards S & Cooper N (2010) 'Mind mapping as a teaching resource' The Clinical Teacher 7, (4) 236-239 , DOI
Cooper N (2003) 'Inappropriate prescription of methylphenidate' N Z Med J 116, (1183) Author Site
Cooper N (2003) 'Inappropriate prescription of methylphenidate [3]' New Zealand Medical Journal 116, (1183)
Cooper N (2003) 'Training GP PRHOs [5]' Education for Primary Care 14, (2) 249-250
Cooper N (2002) 'Are trust doctors the new lost tribe?' BMJ 325, (7362) 491-491 , DOI
Cooper N (2000) 'Doctors' retainer scheme' Education for General Practice 11, (1)
Cooper N (1999) 'Cooperative language in consultations by male and female doctors - Consultants should think laterally about problems within existing work patterns' BRITISH MEDICAL JOURNAL 318, (7200) 1760-1760
Cooper NA, Price E & Wood CB (1980) 'Inadequately treated otitis media with fatal outcome' Lancet 1, (8165) Author Site , DOI
Cooper NA & Lynch MA (1979) 'Lost to follow up: a study of nonattendance at a general paediatric outpatient clinic' Arch Dis Child 54, (10) 765-769 Author Site , DOI
Cooper NA & Lynch MA (1979) 'Delayed haemorrhagic disease of the newborn with extradural haematoma' Br Med J 1, (6157) 164-165 Author Site , DOI
Cooper NA (1977) 'Observations on a therapeutic residential setting for autistic children' Child Care Health Dev 3, (6) 437-441 Author Site , DOI
Creanor S, Cooper N & Creanor SL (2011) 'Statistics: A learning needs assessment' MEDICAL TEACHER 33, (9) 775-776
Conference Papers
Cooper N (1998) 'Paradigm of continuing personal development for GP non-principals' 548-551
Other Publications
Khalil H (2014) The effectiveness of use of virtual patients for medical students. Masters Dissertation.