Dawn Jackson

Doctoral Researcher

Dawn JacksonCurrent status

Part time, Second Year

Research Topic

Training in General Practice - what's happening in the supervisory relationship?

Research summary

A GP trainee is allocated a supervisor to oversee their entire 3-year programme of training. In the third and final year of training, the trainee will work in the same practice as their supervisor. As a GP trainee myself, I am interested in this supervisory relationship. I'm particularly interested in the expectations that both trainee and trainer have about supervision, and how these impact and influence the way in which the respective roles of "trainee" and "trainer" are perceived and enacted. My PhD project aims to explore the views of both trainees and trainers, and to consider how these relate to the working alliance within the supervisory relationship, and trainee performance.

Research interests

  • medical Education
  • postgraduate education
  • assessment in medical education
  • clinical supervision

Research Supervisors

Dr Ian Davison and Dr Josephine Brady

Source of Funding

Primary Care Research Trust

Publications and conference presentations

D Jackson, D. Wall, J. Bedward (2012) The sociocultural contribution to learning: why did my students fail to learn Aseptic Non-Touch Technique? Multidimensional factors involved in medical students' failure to learn this skill. Medical Teacher ; 34(12): e800-7. DOI: 10.3109/0142159X.2012.714874

D Jackson, D. Wall., (2010) An evaluation of the use of the mini-CEX in the foundation programme. British Journal of Hospital Medicine 71(10): 584 – 588. DOI: 10.12968/hmed.2010.71.10.78949

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