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Dr David Davies



Associate Professor (Reader)


WMS - Social Science and Systems in Health
University of Warwick
Tel: +44 24761 50192

Research Interests

My research interests are primarily around educational technology and digital technologies in resource poor settings. My research activities include the use of virtual patients to support clinical decision making. I have significant experience working in Malawi and Tanzania as part of the ETATMBA project funded by the European Commission, enhancing the training and professionalisation of clinical officers.


I am Associate Professor (Reader) at the University of Warwick Medical School in the UK. My main responsibility in the department is course director of BSc Health and Medical Sciences. I am also Deputy Chair of the Faculty of Science, Engineering & Medicine. I currently supervise PhD research students in the fields of technology enhanced learning including online learning interventions, simulation including virtual patients, and global health education. I also supervise a number of MMedEd dissertation students on a diverse range of clinical education topics. I have a strong interest in global health education and have worked in Malawi and Tanzania to develop and lead a training course on leadership, service improvement, and values based practice for clinical officers in maternal and child health.

Research Projects

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Post Graduate Supervision

  • Technology supported healthcare skills training Date of Completion:2018
  • The implementation of a group cognitive behavioural therapy intervention for patients with low back pain. Date of Completion:2014
  • How virtual patients affect learning in musculoskeletal medicine: a prospective mixed methods study on effective design strategies leading to the production of open access virtual patients for undergraduate education. Date of Completion:2013
  • Using learning designs to represent and assess reflective learning for undergraduate medical students Date of Completion:2007
  • UK medical school strategies for faculty development and the perceived impact upon faculty. Date of Completion:2014

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