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Dr Jonathan Sadler

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Dr Jonathan Sadler (MbChB, BSc, PGCertMEDED)

Research Fellow in Medical Education
Location: Southpoint

Area of expertise: Medical Education, Sustainability in Healthcare

Research areas: Uncertainty in Medicine

Other relevant positions: Post Graduate Representative



Jonathan Sadler is a research fellow in medical education. He is currently undertaking a PhD at BSMS in medical education, exploring what uncertainty means in medicine and medical education. Jonathan’s research is funded by Health Education England.

Prior to this role Jonathan was a teaching fellow at BSMS and before that worked as an anaesthetic trainee and education fellow at the Royal College of Anaesthetics. There he helped publish a document describing the role of anaesthetists in undergraduate medical education ‘Science, Skills and Safety’.

Jonathan graduated from the University of Bristol in 2011, with both a medical degree and a BSc in Virology and Cancer Biology and captained his university's ultimate frisbee team to nationals in his final year of study. He was recently selected for the Great British Mixed Masters Frisbee team.


Jonathan is currently researching what uncertainty means in medicine and medical education as part of a PhD in medical education. The research is qualitative, employing a phenomenographic methodology. 

Previously Jonathan has studied the effects of the educational app CAPSULE.



Jonathan is involved with much of the teaching and examination at BSMS. He can frequently be seen during Year 5, FY1 and FY2 simulation days. He also runs the optimal teamworking professional skills day. The teaching he designed for this was awarded second place at the 14th European Conference for game-based learning. Jonathan also runs the Sustainability in Medicine Student Selected Component for first and second-year students, which explores the role of medicine in sustainability.

Selected publications 

Sadler, Jonathan & Vincent, Tim & Kurka, Thomas & Wright, Juliet & Howlett, David. (2020). What is the impact of Apps in medical education? A study of CAPSULE, a case-based learning App. BMJ Simulation and Technology Enhanced Learning. 10.1136/bmjstel-2020-000593. 

Jones, Anna & Dunne, Henry & Okorie, Michael & Starup, Jo & Sadler, Jonathan. (2020). Climate change in healthcare: Exploring the potential role of inhaler prescribing. Pharmacology Research & Perspectives. 10.1002/prp2.675. 

Smith, Andrew & Carey, Christopher & Sadler, Jonathan & Smith, Helen & Stephens, Robert & Frith, Claire. (2018). Undergraduate education in anaesthesia, intensive care, pain, and perioperative medicine: The development of a national curriculum framework. Medical Teacher. 41. 1-7. 10.1080/0142159X.2018.1472373. 

Smith, Andrew & Carey, Chris & Smith, Helen & Stephens, Robert & Frith, Claire & Sadler, Jonathan. (2017). Science, skills and safety: a framework for medical student education in anaesthesia, intensive care, pain and perioperative medicine. 

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