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Catherine Swales

Head of School and Director of Clinical Studies

I am responsible for operational leadership of the Oxford clinical medicine course. Working with a team of Associate Directors, administrative staff and teachers throughout the School, the Director of Clinical Studies has responsibility for curriculum, assessment, quality management, faculty development and student affairs.

I am responsible for:

  • Policy and strategy on admission to 2nd BM (years 4-6 of Bachelor of Medicine course)
  • Innovation and quality improvement
  • Development and implementation of the school’s curriculum and assessment strategies
  • Participating in and developing quality assurance activities including liaison with external bodies
  • Development of the faculty development programme for teaching staff

Academic Committees Membership

  • Chair of the Clinical School Admissions Committee
  • Chair of the Clinical Education Committee
  • Chair of the Clinical Tutors’ Group