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Dr Jim Price

Dr Jim Price

Dr Jim Price (MA, MA MB BChir, FRCP, FRCGP, FAcad, MEd, SFHEA)

Principal Lecturer in Medical Education
T: +44 (0) 7557 100444
Location: Watson Building, Room 342, University of Brighton Falmer Campus, BN1 9PH

Areas of expertise: Medical education & pedagogy; general practice; complexity & complex systems; leadership, professionalism & quality

Research areas: Complexity & Systems Science as applied to education, pedagogy, medicine and health; Postgraduate Supervision; Telemedicine in Educational Settings

Other relevant positions: Course Leader PGCert and MSc Medical Education & MSc Clinical Education; Deputy Chair Module 404 Exam Board; External Examiner Masters in Medical Education, Keele University; External Examiner MSc in Interprofessional Leadership and Management in Health and Social Care, Queen’s University Belfast


Dr Jim Price qualified in 1984 at Cambridge University and then joined the Royal Navy as a Medical Officer for six years, training in medicine & gastroenterology. After leaving the Navy he decided to enter General Practice, and became a partner in a Chichester practice for 21 years. In 2001, he joined the precursor of BSMS (the Institute of Postgraduate Medicine) to develop Postgraduate Masters courses, but with the announcement of a new Undergraduate School, rapidly became involved with its development, in particular the clinical aspects of the new curriculum. Latterly, he has returned to postgraduate teaching and currently leads Postgraduate Masters level programmes in Medical & Clinical Education.


Although principally a clinical and teaching academic, Jim maintains a deep interest in medical pedagogical research, and leads on this for the Division of Medical Education. His personal interests mainly relate to the application of complexity and complex systems theory and their practical application to teaching and learning.  He has also validated and led Masters’ programmes in both Leadership and Commissioning and Professional Development, and has also pursued research in these areas. More recently he has been involved in collaborative research into Postgraduate Supervision, Pedagogical aspects of Telemedicine, and the notion of ‘Compassion’ in Healthcare.

Selected publications

Book chapters
Price J, Haynes P et al. The Policymaker's Complexity Toolkit. In: Geyer R, Cairney P, editors. Handbook on Complexity and Public Policy. Cheltenham: Edward Elgar Publishing; 2015.

Price J, Bowman D. Complexity, Ethics and Guidelines. In: Bowman D, Spicer J, editors. Primary Care Ethics. Oxford: Radcliffe; 2007.

Price J, Bowman D. Complexity, Teaching and Learning for the Health Professional. In: Kernick D, editor. Complexity and Healthcare Organisation. Oxford: Radcliffe; 2001.

Peer reviewed papers

Price J. The complexity of leadership and management in primary care. Primary Care. 2011;11(2):.

Price J. Scholarship, publication and career advancement in health professions education: Guide supplement 43.2–Viewpoint1. Med Teach. 2010;32(6):530-532.

Sturmberg J, Martin C, Price J. Systems and complexity in health: welcome to the future of general practice. Primary Care. 2009;9(15):262.

Price J. Not an ordinary sore throat. British Medical Journal. 2000;:321:1264.

Price J. Leadership in primary care groups: The individuals, the practice and the group. Clinician in Management. 1999;8();68-72.