UCL Medical School



UCL Medical School is proud to hold a Bronze Athena Swan award for good employment practices for women working in Science, Technology, Engineering, Maths and Medicine (STEMM) in higher education and research.

Here you can find out more about our academics and researchers and MBBS Management and Academic teams.

Working alongside our academics are a dedicated team of Professional Services staff who support our full spectrum of activity.  A full list of divisional staff and their contact details can be found on our A-Z Staff Directory.

Dr Faye Gishen

Director of UCL Medical School

Dr Faye Gishen

Faye was appointed as interim Director of UCL Medical School and Head of the MBBS Programme in April 2021. Her clinical role is as a Consultant in Palliative Medicine.

Faye started at UCLMS as a Clinical & Professional Practice tutor in 2007. Since then she has held several roles with us: she led the Curriculum Mapping project, introduced reflective Schwartz Rounds into healthcare education, and led the Professionalism module. 

She is a Doctor of Education, having undertaken her research in undergraduate curriculum mapping. Faye is one of 500 Principal Fellows of the Higher Education Academy globally. Faye has also been awarded three UCL Provost Awards across three domains, most notably the 2020 Inaugural Provost Team Award for Embedding Equality, Diversity & Inclusion. She contributes to departmental research and international consultancy activities. 

Professor Ann Griffin

Deputy Director and Head of Research Department of Medical Education. 

Dr Ann Griffin…

Ann is Deputy Director of UCL Medical School, Head of the Research Department of Medical Education, and lead for all postgraduate activity.

She is senior academic and practising General Practitioner. She has specific expertise in the Quality Assurance of Medical Education and has responsibility for the overall quality of the student experience at UCL. 

Mr Lee Standen

Division Manager 

Lee Standen…

Lee is a professional administrator and manager with extensive experience of higher education.  

A social sciences graduate, Lee has a postgraduate qualification in higher education management and has worked in a number of roles across UCL.

Gaynor Jones

Head of MBBS Management 

Gaynor Jones…

Gaynor has extensive experience in MBBS programme management having contributed to the mergers of 3 medical schools and, in 2011, leading a major re-structuring of MBBS professional services to establish the team within the newly created Division of UCL Medical School.   

A language graduate, Gaynor has a Postgraduate Certificate in Education and a particular interest in medical education.  Gaynor contributes to consultancy activities and leads a project in collaboration with Medical Schools Council to process the national SJT examination for all medical graduates applying for foundation training.