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.

Professor Faye Gishen

Director of UCL Medical School

Dr Faye Gishen

Faye was appointed as 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 a Principal Fellow of the global Higher Education Academy. 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 UCL Medical School, Director of the Research Department of Medical Education, lead for Postgraduate Programmes and Scholarship and Honorary Consultant NHS London.

Dr Ann Griffin…

Ann is a Professor of Medical Education Research and an Adjunct Professor in Medical Education and Family Medicine at the Chulabhorn Royal Academy in Thailand.

She has been an academic since 2006 and at UCL Medical School since 2010. During her time with the medical school she has established the Research Department of Medical Education (RDME). RDME returned in the Research Excellence Framework in 2014 and 2021 with the Institute for Education. In recognition of the contribution her department has made to educational scholarship and impact on policy and practice RDME was awarded the Association for the Study of Medical Education’s inaugural award for Institutional Commitment to Scholarship in 2021.

Ann also leads the Postgraduate Medical Education Unit. This unit runs two Masters Programmes, the MSc in Medical Education run collaboratively with the Royal College of Physicians and an MSc in Health Professional Education which has won two UCL Provosts Awards. The unit also runs a range of highly evaluated Continuous Professional Development courses.

Ann has specific expertise in the Quality Assurance of Medical Education and for the last 10 years has been academic lead with responsibility for the overall quality of the student experience at UCLMS. 

Ann is a Doctor of Medicine and a Doctor of Education. She is one of 1,400 academics to have obtained Principal Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy. She has distinctions in her postgraduate qualifications in medicine and medical education.

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.