Background and Info

In 2010, the World Health Organisation acknowledged that after almost 50 years of enquiry, that there is sufficient evidence to indicate that effective interprofessional education enables effective collaborative practice. The aims of the Interprofessional Education and Training working group is to encourage discussion and research. Interprofessional education has been defined by the Centre for the Advancement of Interprofessional Education in the UK as when two or more professions learn with, from and about each other to improve collaborative practice and quality of care (CAIPE 2002).

This working group will seek to:

  • promote best practice
  • create a community of educators and practitioners
  • encourage and support innovation in IPE discuss and disseminate IPE and Training

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Chair: Julie Browne, Cardiff University 

Julie Browne is a Senior Lecturer in Academic Practice, course lead for the intercalated BSc in Medical Education at Cardiff University and co-Chair of Cardiff University Press’s Editorial Board. In 2015 she was awarded the President's Silver Medal of the Academy of Medical Educators for outstanding and sustained contributions to medical education. 

Her professional background is in academic publishing and in more recent years she has been prominent in a number of national initiatives to improve the training and recognition of professional healthcare educators: she was one of the developers of the Academy of Medical Educators’ Professional Standards for Medical, Dental and Veterinary Educators. With Alison Bullock, she wrote the Essential Guide to the Recognition of Trainers, published by the General Medical Council and the COPDEND Standards for Dental Educators.  She is currently working with the Cardiff Unit for Research in Medical and Dental Education (CUREMeDE) on a nationally funded project to develop a framework for the recognition of interprofessional healthcare educators. 

She is a Fellow of the Academy of Medical Educators and was elected Vice Chair of its Council in 2015. She is a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and has been a GMC Education Associate since 2010.  She has an extensive publication record in medical education, including co-authoring two books, the most recent of which, Educators of Healthcare Professionals: agreeing a shared purpose, was published in 2021.