Founding Chair:  Prof Sean Hilton

Sean Hilton is Emeritus Professor at St. George’s University of London and, since 2012, Professor of Medical Education at the University of Nicosia Medical School and Dean for Clinical Education at the St George’s, University of London medical programme delivered in Cyprus by the University of Nicosia Medical School.  He was a GP partner for 30 years in Kingston on Thames, and appointed Professor at St. George’s in 1993.

At St George’s, where he led many curriculum reforms, he held roles of Dean of Education, Vice Principal (Teaching and Learning) and Deputy Principal.

He has a special interest in professionalism. In connection with this he was awarded a Leverhulme Scholarship in 2002; was a member of the Royal College of Physicians’ ‘Doctors in Society’ working party in 2004-5; and the Royal College of GP’s 2007 Pickles Lecturer.  He is the recent past President of the Academy of Medical Educators, a UK based professional standards organisation for medical education.

He has held several executive or independent director roles in University, College, NHS Trust and National Charity sectors.  He has been involved with medical education Quality Assurance work for the General Medical Council (GMC) and the Higher Education Quality Assurance Agency (QAA) for around fifteen years.  He has over 150 publications in the fields of academic primary care and in medical education.