Dr Veronica Maynard

Dr Veronica Maynard

Associate Professor in Postgraduate Clinical Education

Peninsula Medical School (Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry)


Associate Head of School Postgraduate Medical Education, Peninsula Medical School, Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry


1. BSc(Hons) Physiotherapy (2:1)

2. MSc Research Methods, Pass with Distinction, King’s College London, University of London 

3. Certificate in Teaching & Learning in Higher Education (LTHE) & SEDA accreditation, University of Plymouth

4. PhD in Medical Science, Peninsula Medical School, Universities of Exeter & Plymouth

Professional membership

1. Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (SFHEA)

2. Member of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (MCSP)

3. Member of the Health Professions Council (HPC)

4. NICE Fellow (2014-17)

Research interests

Evidence-based practice and clinical decision making in the curriculum

Evidence-informed decision-making in healthcare: finding, appraising and integrating evidence into decision-making and service development in health and supportive care

Clinical Education Practice

Grants & contracts

Northcott Devon Medical Foundation grant of £4,800 awarded July 2002 for 'The differential effects of isokinetic and isotonic muscle stretch on spasticity resulting from cerebral lesions'. Principal Investigator: Veronica Maynard

Devon & Cornwall Workforce Development Confederation grant of £17,500 awarded July 2004 for Evidence Based Practice & Clinical Effectiveness: Does it Make a Difference in Practice? Investigators: Dr Jenny Morris & Dr Veronica Maynard
Centre of Excellence in Professional Placement Learning (CEPPL) Innovations Fund grant of £5,000 awarded April 2006 for 'Reflective Rounds and Getting Evidence into Practice'.  Applicants: Dr Jenny Morris & Dr Veronica Maynard

Centre of Excellence in Professional Placement Learning (CEPPL) Innovations Fund grant of £7,500 awarded October 2007 for 'The Use of Mobile Technology to Suport the Development of Evidence Based Practice Skills in the Clinical Setting'.  Applicants: Dr Jenny Morris & Dr Veronica Maynard 

TQEF Research-Informed Teaching Initiative £16,936 (October 2008-July 2009) for ‘Integrating health and sustainability into the healthcare curriculum using an evidence based approach’ (with Richardson J, Nichols A, Goodman B, Wade M, Green G, Thornton-Parr D, Hyland M)

Division of Medical Education (DME) Award (July 2012-13) for 'Integrating a model of shared decision making (SDM) and evidence-based decision making into the undergraduate curriculum at PCMD' (with Ayres R & Neve H)

Division of Medical Education (DME) Award (July 2017-18) for 'PA preparedness for practice' (with Hill A, Collett T, Brennan N, Rigby-Jones A, Cooper G, Cooper N)