Professor Steven Burr
Associate Professor in Physiology (Education)
Peninsula Medical School (Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry)
Deputy Director of Assessment for Peninsula Schools of Medicine and Dentistry.
Co-Lead for Physiology teaching to medicine.
Quality Lead for Peninsula Medical School.
Roles on external bodies
General Medical Council - Education Associate (2016-20); Panel member for GMC’s National Review of Scotland (2017-18); Panel member for GMC's accreditation of Aston Medical School (2018-present)
National University of Ireland (Dublin, Cork, Galway, & Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland) - Extern Examiner for Physiology (2017-2019)
University of Buckingham School of Medicine - External Examiner for year 2 of MBChB (2018-23)
University of Manchester School of Medicine - External Examiner for year 3 of MBChB (2016-20)
University of Liverpool School of Medicine - External Examiner for year 1 of MBChB (2015-19)Medical Schools Council - Member of Assessment Alliance Reference Group (2010-present), Member of Equality Implementation Working Group (2017-present), Lead for assessment adjustments and mitigating circumstances survey (2018-19)
Ministry of Justice, Lord Chancellor's Advisory Committee: Member for Avon & Somerset (2017-19); Member for Avon, Somerset & Gloucestershire (2019-26); Chair of South West Regional Conduct Committee (2019-26)
European Board of Medical Assessors - Online Adaptive International Progress Test; Erasmus project - Partner member (2018-21)
I have developed expertise in several areas, primarily revolving around either medical education or neurotoxicology. My neurotoxicology research has used electrophysiological methods to help elucidate mechanisms of action. My interests in medical education include promoting the progressive integration and improvement of Computer Aided Learning and Assessment. I am also a passionate advocate of clinical relevance. My aims are to do all I can to help students fulfil their ambitions to become competent professionals, and to help institutions improve the quality of their assessments.
Other interests include the philosophy of physiology and the limits of human physiology in extreme environments. See Burr SA (2006) The body in balance: A physio-philosophical view of life (ISBN 978-0-9554151-0-4).
Key publications are highlightedJournals