Dr William Coppola


Personal Profile

Name: William Coppola Email: w.coppola@ucl.ac.uk
Title: Dr Tel: 020 7830 2239
Department: Primary Care & Population Health Fax: 020 7794 1224
Position: Senior Clinical Lecturer / Honorary Senior Academic General Practioner Address: Dept Primary Care and Population Health, Royal Free Campus, Rowland Hill Street, London, NW3 2PF
Research Domain: Populations & Lifelong Health Web Page:  


Research Description

Use of student evaluations, feedback and quality systems in medical education

Use of peer assessment in medical students

Previous work on stroke prevention in primary care, including a risk score for stroke, educational intervention in primary care for doctors, review of clinical practice in primary care.

Research Activities

Education research

Educational Research

Educational Research

Education Description

  • Academic lead for Vertical Modules,
  • Module lead for Synthesis and professional practice, Student Selected Components, and Portfolio
  • Year 5 lead, Community-based teaching: Women's Health, Child and Family Health, Mental Health, Dermatology
  • UCL Medical School, Sub-Dean E-Learning
  • Student support tutor

UCL Collaborators

Dr Deborah Gill; Dr Anita Berlin; Dr Alison Sturrock; Dr Dan Furmedge; Dr Ann Griffin; Dr Katherine Woolf; Dr Sophie Park

External Collaborators

Dr Tareq Abouharb; Dr Catherine O'keefe; Dr Viv Cook; Prof Olwyn Westwood



    • Smith LJ, Belcher R, Coppola W, Gill D, Spencer H, Cooper C, Rawlinson N, Williams J, Haig A, Smith J, Haq I, Jones A, Montgomery J, Vincent T (2014). Successful collaboration in education: the UMeP.. Clin Teach, 11(7), 546 - 550. doi:10.1111/tct.12212


    • Nuttall E, Griffin AE, Coppola W (2012). Going Underground: The Travel Costs of UCL and Barts & The London Medical Students to GP Placements.. London Journal of Primary Care, , - .


    • Honney K, Buszewicz M, Coppola W, Griffin M (2010). Comparison of levels of depression in medical and non-medical students.. Clin Teach, 7(3), 180 - 184. doi:10.1111/j.1743-498X.2010.00384.x
    • Coppola WGT, Hawthorne K (2010). Primary Care. In Etheridge L (Ed.), Oxford Assess and Progress Clinical Specialties (pp. 176 - 215). : Oxford University Press.


    • Kahn N, Coppola W, Rayne T, Epstein O (2009). Medical student access to multimedia devices: Most have it, some don't and what's next?. Informatics for Health and Social Care, 32(2), 100 - 105.


    • Bryant P, Berlin A, Coppola W, Jones M (2008). A comparison of clinical content between structured specialty teaching sessions and teaching in routine general practice consultations.. Education for Primary Care, 19(1), 43 - 53.


    • Bryant P, Hartley S, Coppola W, Berlin A, Modell M, Murray E (2003). Clinical exposure during clinical attachments in general practice. Medical Education, 37(9), 790 - 793.


    • Murray E, Alderman P, Coppola W, Grol R, Bouhuijs P, van der Vleuten C (2001). What do students actually do on an internal medicine clerkship? A log diary study. Medical Education, 35(12), 1101 - 1107.


    • Coppola W (1998). The Primary prevention of stroke.. Geriatric Medicine, 28(9), 53 - 56.
    • Coppola W (1998). The Secondary prevention of stroke.. Geriatric Medicine, 28(10), 75 - 80.


    • Coppola W (1997). The MRCGP - Change for whose sake. British Journal of General Practice, 47(425), 847 - 847.
    • Coppola WGT, Whincup PH, Walker M, Ebrahim S (1997). Identification and management of stroke risk in older people: a national survey of current practice in primary care. Journal of Human Hypertension, 11(3), 185 - 191.


    • Coppola W (1995). Summative assessment for general practitioner registrars. Proposals may damage one of finest examples of postgraduate medical education. BMJ (Clinical Research Ed.), 311(7019), 1573 - .
    • Coppola WGT, Whincup PH, Papacosta O, Walker M, Ebrahim S (1995). Scoring system to identify men at high risk of stroke: A strategy for general practice. British Journal of General Practice, 45, 185 - 189.
    • Coppola WGT (1995). Scoring System for Stroke. Dear Colleague, Cardiology, (10), 10 - 11.


    • Coppola WGT, Whincup PH, Ebrahim S, Farrow S (1994). The influence of Patient age on general practitioners’ management of hypertension. Acta Cardiologica, XLIX(4), 329 - 330.
    • Coppola W, Whincup PH (1994). Preventing Stroke in Primary Care. Geriatric Medicine, 24(3), 14 - 16.

    • Noble LM, Joekes K, Kubacki A, Coppola WGT, Lloyd M (). Do the effects of early professional development training last? Change in medical students' confidence in communicating and patient-centredness between Year 1 and Year 5..