Clare obtained her undergraduate degree in biology and psychology at the University of Newcastle, UK before moving on to complete a MSc in psychology. She began her journey into scholarly publishing with BioMed Central as an Editorial Assistant in 2013. In August 2015, she became an Editor on the BMC series and continued to develop her interest in medical research and open access publishing. Clare is now a Senior Editor on the BMC series and is responsible for the BMC series twitter account (@BMC_series). She has a particular interest in editor communications and medical ethics, and is the Editor of BMC Medical Education.
Approaches to teaching and learning
Sigrid Harendza, MD, MME, is full professor for internal medicine and educational research at the University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf, Germany. She worked as a postdoctoral fellow at UCSF, San Francisco, and received a Master of Medical Education degree at the University of Bern, Switzerland, in 2004. At the Medical Faculty in Hamburg, she was vice-dean of education from 4/2006 until 3/2007 and received the Ars Legendi Award by the German Rectors’ Conference and the Stifterverand für die Deutsche Wissenschaft in 2006. She has been the vice-president of the German Association for Medical Education (GMA) since 2012. Her main research interests are clinical reasoning, competence-based assessment, and faculty development. She joined the BMC Medical Education Editorial Board in 2013.
Assessment and evaluation of admissions, knowledge, skills and attitudes
Tim Wilkinson is Professor in Medicine and director of the MBChB programme at the University of Otago, New Zealand. His MClinEd, PhD and MD are all in medical education. He also works as a consultant physician in geriatric medicine. His research interests are assessment of clinical competence and performance, workplace learning, selection into medical school, and professionalism. He joined BMC Medical Education Editorial Board as an Associate Editor in 2009 and has been a Section Editor for the ‘Assessment and evaluation of admissions, knowledge, skills and attitudes’ section since 2012.