Prof. Trevor Thompson, Head of Primary Care Teaching
Trevor works as a GP, since 2006 in the multi-cultural setting of Wellspring Healthy Living Centre, Barton Hill, Bristol. He is proud to head up a capable team of academics and administrators. His group leads on “effective consulting” in the medical school and created the COGConnect consulting toolkit. Professional interests include lifestyle interventions, sustainable healthcare, and the role of the arts in health. When not at work he is at play with boats, bikes, books and bettering the yield of a large allotment.
Dr Juliet Brown, Year 1 Effective Consulting Lead, Self-Care and Resilience Lead
Dr Juliet Brown is a Senior Clinical Lecturer at the University of Bristol. Her interests are in early clinical consultations and the implementation of well-being strategies in the clinical curriculum. She leads on the Year 1 Effective Consulting Course teaching clinical, communication and reasoning skills. She represents Bristol Medical School on the UK Council for Clinical Communication. She is a GP in North Somerset at Clevedon Medical Centre.
Dr Jess Buchan, Year 2 Effective Consulting Lead
Dr Jessica Buchan is a Senior Clinical Lecturer at the University of Bristol. She leads the Year 2 Effective Consulting Course at Bristol Medical School which teaches clinical, communication and clinical reasoning skills through experiential campus based teaching and early years clinical placements. She is co-author of Essential Primary Care and represents Bristol Medical School on the UK Council for Clinical Communication.
Dr Ciaran Conway, Year 3 Co-Lead & Academy GP Lead for Bath
Dr Conway is a clinical lecturer at the University of Bristol and a GP in Bath. He is the lead for GP in year 3 in the undergraduate medical degree and the GP lead for the Bath Academy. He is one of the curriculum editors for the Royal College of GP’s postgraduate curriculum.
Dr Simon Thornton, Year 3 Co-Lead & GP Engagement Lead
Dr Simon Thornton is a clinical lecturer at the University of Bristol. He is passionate about teaching medical students in practice and is a partner at Pioneer Medical Group in north Bristol.
Dr Barbara Laue, Year 4 Co-Lead
Barbara is a Senior Clinical Lecturer at the University of Bristol and is the co-chair for MB21 Year 4 and leads the MB21 Year 4 Primary Care clerkship together with Kimberly. In the past she has been a GP partner and GP trainer in a North Bristol practice. Until last year she taught clinical and communication skills on the independent prescribing programme for pharmacists at Bath University. She stopped clinical practice 3 years ago but is keeping up with developments in GP through her role as GP appraiser. In the past she has been the chair of the RCGP Severn Faculty and is currently the provost. Outside medicine she enjoys time with her greyhounds, gardening, reading, theatre, the arts and swimming.
Dr Kimberly Bruce, Year 4 Co-Lead
Kimberly is a Clinical Lecturer at the University of Bristol and is developing the new Year 4 GP attachments for MB21. She also teaches medical students in Practice and is a small group tutor for consulting skills. Kimberly also works as a salaried GP in Bristol with interests in women’s health and contraception. Outside medicine she enjoys playing the ukulele, weight lifting, open water swimming and spending time with her children.
Dr Lucy Jenkins, Year 1 GP lead
Lucy is a Clinical Lecturer at the University of Bristol where her primary responsibility is Year 1 primary care placements. She is an academic mentor for Bristol students.
She also works as a GP at Concord Medical Centre, where she is a GP Educational supervisor to GP trainees and is involved in teaching medical students in all years.
Lucy is involved in developing questions for entrance exams for GP training and does some medicolegal work writing reports in negligence cases.
Outside of work, she enjoys spending time outdoors with family and friends and has two young children.
Dr Veronica Boon, Year 5 Lead
Veronica is a Clinical Lecturer at the University of Bristol. She develops and runs the Year 5 Primary Care attachments. Veronica is also a locum GP working at various practices across Bristol and South Gloucestershire, an academic mentor and a small group tutor for consulting skills.