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Dr Duncan Cross

Dr Duncan Cross is an Associate Teaching Professor and has a background in Refugee Healthcare Professionals and International Medical Graduates, Teacher Education and Academic Development. Compassionate rigor sits at the heart of Duncan’s practice in teaching and learning, especially in researching transitions and matching expectations.
University of Bolton
Job Title
Associate Teaching Professor

Duncan is an Associate Teaching Professor in the School of Education and Psychology and the Programme Lead for the PgCert Teaching and Learning in Higher and Professional Education. Duncan is a Principal Fellow, holds QTLS and is a Fellow of the Society for Education and Training, a Member of the British Psychological Society and a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Educational Assessors. Duncan has a range of experience in Education in the UK and Overseas including:

  • Research on Vocational Education, Refugee Healthcare Professionals and International Medical Graduates,
  • Teacher Training in China and the UK,
  • Medical Education and Clinical Communications,
  • Professional Recognition.

Duncan’s work with Refugee Healthcare Professionals and International Medical Graduates focused on multidisciplinary teams, including linguists and clinical staff, developing innovative curricula to support progress and career development. This in turn led to the development of specialist resources commissioned across the country. Duncan is keen about compassionate rigour when working with students. This includes matching expectations of the learning journey, and this was presented at a TEDx event at The University of Bolton in 2017.


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