I am a GP by training and Clinical Teacher in the department of General Practice. I have spent the better part of ten years working overseas, much of that in developing countries, latterly as project director of a leprosy control programme in Bangladesh. As a result of my experience, I have a particular interest in Global Health
Research interests mainly involve educational research into aspects of overseas student electives and also student placements in General Practice.
Lectures and conferences
Poster presentation at AMEE 2007; Medicine In Malawi Placement Project (MIMP) Neil Merrylees (Presenter); Jennifer Harrison; Jon Dowell
Poster for AMEE 2007; Peer visits to undergraduate teaching practices: Cathy Jackson (Presenter); Jon Dowell; Neil Merrylees
Presentation at SAPC 2008; Pre-hospital Emergency Care Teaching N Merrylees (presenter) C Laird, J Dowell, C Jackson
Poster for AMEE 2008Pre-hospital Emergency Care Teaching N Merrylees (presenter) C Laird, J Dowell, C Jackson
Poster for ASME 2009; A New Collaboration: The Scottish GP Tutor Group (SGPTG) N Merrylees presenter), K Foster, F Garton, J Hamilton, C Jackson, S Law, L McGuigan, S Tracey, A E Williamson
Poster for AMEE 2010: The development and evaluation of a multi-dimensional toolkit designed to inform student assessment; preliminary findings. N Merrylees (presenter), S Coull, B Goudie, S Law,
Poster for ASME 2011: Developing quality criteria for practices undertaking undergraduate medical teaching in Scotland. K Foster, F Garton, J Hamilton, C Jackson, S La08w, L McGuigan, S Tracey, A E Williamson
Poster and Presentation April 2012 at Transcending Borders Conference in London Ontario, Canada: Developing More Responsible Electives
Experience with the Medicine in Malawi Programme (MIMP) Jon Dowell; Neil Merrylees (presenter); Ben Kumwenda
I oversee the 4th year attachments in General Practice
I was involved in developing an SSC in International Health a number of years ago and currently lead the intercalated BMSc in International Health which has now completed two years. I am currently working on a programme to further develop the Global Health teaching throughout the core curriculum.
I have also been involved with Dr Jon Dowell in seeking to develop a new model for overseas electives through the MIMP programme and now through Responsible Electives.
AMIN, Z., MERRYLEES, N., HANIF, A. & TALUKDER, M. H. K. (2008) Medical Education in Bangladesh. Medical Teacher, 30, 243-247
DOWELL, J., MERRYLEES, N,. Medical Student Electives: Time for change? Medical Education