Dr Ben Kumwenda


Postgraduate Medicine, School of Medicine

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Ben is a Lecturer in Medical Education. He first joined the University of Dundee, School of Medicine in 2009 where he worked as a Research Administrator within undergraduate medicine team. He was involved in a number of research studies, managing medical school admissions data, as well as coordinating the electives programme. Later he moved to Aberdeen University where he completed a PhD in Medical Education at the Centre for Healthcare Education Research and Innovation (CHERI). His research used the UK Medical Education Database (UKMED) to examine the career progression of doctors from widening access backgrounds. He is one of the first researchers to publish using the UKMED. Ben re-joined University of Dundee, Centre for Medical Education in 2019. He is the deputy lead for several modules on Master’s in Medical Education and supports postgraduate students with dissertations.