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Dr Max Cooper

Dr Max Cooper

Dr Max Cooper (BSc, BM MPC, PhD, MRCGP, DRCOG, DTMH)

Senior Lecturer in Primary Care and Public Health
T: +44 (0)1273 643768
Location: Room 320, Watson Building, University of Brighton, Falmer, Brighton, BN1 9PH

Areas of expertise: Medical education, clinical simulation in general practice, access to healthcare services, history of medicine, qualitative research, media analysis, archival research

Other relevant positions: Primary care teaching (years 4/5); Supervision: Independent Research Projects (year 4); academic F2s; Academic Clinical Fellows. BSMS committee membership:  Curriculum management board, Athena Swan ethnicity and diversity committee, BSMS representative on Brighton and Sussex Medico-chirurgical society council.



  • PGCert Higher (University of Sussex) – completed 2016
  • PhD, University of Glasgow, 2014
  • Associate GP, Greater Glasgow and Clyde NHS Healthboard, 2005-2012
  • Clinical University teacher, University of Glasgow, 2007-2012
  • Master of Primary Care, University of Glasgow, 2004
  • Vocational Studies tutor, University of Glasgow, 2004- 2007
  • Higher Professional Fellow in General Practice, University of Glasgow, 2002-2004
  • GP locum, Edinburgh and Lothians, 2002
  • GP Registrar, Gosport, Hants, 2000-2002
  • GP training, Southampton and Portsmouth hospitals, 1998- 2000
  • Education
  • BM, University of Southampton, 1997
  • BSc Hons (Psychology), University of Southampton, 1996


  • Medical education (esp. simulation to teach and assess general practice)
  • Access to healthcare in the NHS and lay medical services, History of medicine (esp. medical education, military medicine and vaccination)
  • Qualitative research methods (interviews, focus groups, archival research and media analysis)
  • Individual Research Project (IRP) supervision (primary care and history of medicine)
  • Supervision of Academic Clinical Fellows in General Practice
  • Academic supervision of Foundation doctors in primary care
  • Masters supervision: BSMS masters of public health;  BSMS masters of research
  • PhD supervision: primary care, refugee health and history of medicine


  • Undergraduate Year 4/5: Primary care bookend and baseweek teaching  
  • Postgraduate: BSMS masters in Global Health and BSMS Physician Associate Studies