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Editor Profiles

Liam Messin

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New Content ItemLiam is an Editor for the BMC series, and has been the Editor of BMC Medical Education since 2017.  Prior to joining BioMed Central, Liam completed his PhD in interdisciplinary biomedical research at Warwick Medical School, UK, investigating the cell biology of the fission yeast Schizosaccharomyces pombe. Previously he worked for The Naked Scientists Radio show, based at the University of Cambridge, and taught at the Oxford Royale Academy.

Section Editors

Sigrid Harendza

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New Content ItemApproaches 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.

Chris Roberts

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New Content ItemCareer choice, professional education and development

Chris Roberts MBChB FRACGP MMEDSCi PhD is Associate Professor in Medical Education at Sydney Medical School, Australia. He has held a number of senior positions within the University of Sydney, and before that in the UK. He has an international reputation for his medical and health science education research; including clinical learning and teaching, selection focused assessment, and professionalism. He supervises an active group of doctoral students in medical and health sciences education research and provides mentorship to a range of junior academics in research methodology. He is been an active clinical teacher for over 30 years, and has much experience at undergraduate and post-graduate levels, including large-scale interprofessional learning. He has received teaching wards at the Faculty, University and Australian national level.  He has been a consultant to professional colleges on evaluating and developing selection strategies. He is a member of the Royal College of Australian General Practitioners. He has been a BMC Medical Education Board member since 2015.

Tim Wilkinson

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New Content ItemAssessment 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.

2017 Journal Metrics

  • Citation Impact
    1.511 - 2-year Impact Factor
    1.938 - 5-year Impact Factor
    1.169 - Source Normalized Impact per Paper (SNIP)
    0.765 - SCImago Journal Rank (SJR)


    Social Media Impact
    2240 mentions