Mr Jacob H. Chizzo M.Ed

Jacob Chizzo

Birmingham Medical School
Lecturer in Clinical Communication

Contact details

Institute of Clinical Sciences
Interactive Studies Unit (ISU)
90 Vincent Drive
University of Birmingham
B15 2TT

Jacob Chizzo is a Lecturer in Clinical Communication, in the Institute of Clinical Sciences, Interactive Studies Unit (ISU), and teaches across MDS healthcare programmes: Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, and Dentistry. He has been actively involved as an educator in higher education settings worldwide for many years, specifically with students and clinicians of the health sciences.

Jacob regularly works also with students one-to-one in the Referred Students Programme, in highly individualised coaching sessions for the intervention, remediation and development of communication and interpersonal skills and professionalism. He participates in many other college-wide educational activities, groups and committees. Jacob is a Personal Academic Tutor and takes an active interest also in the well-being of MDS international students, often organising and leading social and cultural activities to enrich the international student experience.


  • M.Ed Curriculum and Instruction, George Mason University, Fairfax, VA USA 2003
  • BA Liberal Arts, St. Olaf College, Northfield, MN USA 1997

Other activities

  • Member of EACH (International Association of Communication in Healthcare); former National Representative for Turkey; nominee for the EACH Teaching Award, 2020.
  • Member of the Academy for Professionalism in Health Care


Recent publications


Weetman, K, Wiskin, C & Chizzo, J 2022, 'A cross-programme vertically integrated communication and professionalisation curriculum, adapted from pharmacy for nursing', International Journal of Healthcare Simulation, vol. 2, no. Supplement 1, pp. A47-A48.

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