Tom Gale

Academic profile

Professor Tom Gale

Professor of Medical Education
Peninsula Medical School (Faculty of Health)

The Global Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. Tom's work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

Goal 03: SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-beingGoal 04: SDG 4 - Quality EducationGoal 10: SDG 10 - Reduced InequalitiesGoal 17: SDG 17 - Partnerships for the Goals

About Tom

Clinical Professor and Consultant Anaesthetist Director of Assessment (Medicine and Dentistry)
Director of Collaboration for the Advancement of Medical Education Research and Assessment
Joint Programme lead, MSc Healthcare Improvement and Patient Safety

Supervised Research Degrees

Thuraya Kattan, PhD in Medical Studies. Exploring the Validity of Multimedia Written Assessment in Saudi Arabia. Completed November 2019

Rebecca Baines, PhD in Clinical Education. Can the value and acceptability of a patient feedback tool for revalidating psychiatrists be improved for patients and psychiatrists through its co-production? An action research approach. Completed October 2020

7 students completed masters level dissertations - MClinEd Clinical Education 

6 students completed masters level dissertations - MSc Simulation and Patient Safety


Clinical skills & simulation

Joint Programme Lead MSc Healthcare Improvement and Patient Safety 2018 – date

Director of Clinical Skills & Simulation (Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry) 2013 – 18 

Module lead for Clinical Skills (PCMD) 2011 – 18 

Programme Lead, MSc Simulation and Patient Safety 2013 – 17


Director of Assessment (Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry) 2013 – date 

Curriculum review committee, Royal College of Anaesthetists 2019 – date 

Chair of BMBS Programme Award Board 2014 – 18 

Chair of Medical School Teaching Learning and Quality Committee 2015 – 17

Chair of IT assessment integration group (Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry) 2015 – 17

Chair of Faculty Assessment Working Group 2014 – 15,  2018 – 19  & Deputy Chair 2017 – 18

Academic tutor, educational supervisor, clinical supervisor

Contact Tom

John Bull Building, Tamar Science Park, Drake Circus, Plymouth, PL4 8AA
+44 1752 586903