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Dr Rebecca Winter

Dr Rebecca Winter (MBBS, MRCP, MD, PGCME)

Senior Lecturer in Medical Education and Geriatric Medicine
Location: Southpoint (Royal Sussex County Hospital), 7 Paston Place, Kemptown, Brighton, BN2 1HA

Areas of expertise: Curriculum development, Embedding frailty in Medical Education

Research areas: Frailty in Medical Education, Creative Research Methods, Qualitative Research.

Other relevant positions: Phase 2 Deputy Lead, Lead for Year 5 Elderly Medicine



Rebecca shares her time between teaching and research for BSMS and the Royal Sussex County Hospital where she is an Honorary Consultant in Elderly Medicine, with an interest in patients with frailty who have breast cancer.

Rebecca gained her medical degree from Newcastle University and completed postgraduate training across Sussex. She undertook her MD at BSMS where she explored what is frailty in medical education and how can we effectively teach and learn about frailty to medical undergraduates.


Rebecca’s research interests focus on frailty, in particular frailty in education, as well as frailty in clinical areas such as cardiology and breast cancer.

Rebecca also supervises research in frailty and in medical education.



Rebecca is a Phase 2 Deputy for BSMS, responsible for the design and delivery of years 3 and 4 of the undergraduate medicine curriculum. She is the lead for Geriatric Medicine in year 5. Rebecca is co-lead for MDM 169: Frailty and Elderly Medicine, a postgraduate masters level module offered as part of the MSc in Internal Medicine.

Selected publications

Winter, R., Pearson, G.M.E. Exploring the Challenges of Frailty in Medical Education. J Frailty Aging 12, 134–138 (2023).

PearsonG, Winter R, Henderson EJ. How can medical schools help in this crisis of care? The BMJ. 2023 Feb 16;380:p318. 380. doi: 10.1136/bmj.p318

Pearson G, Winter R, Blundell A, Masud T, Gough J, Gordon A, et al. Updating the British Geriatrics Society Recommended Undergraduate Curriculum in Geriatric Medicine: A curriculum mapping and nominal group technique study [In Press]. Age Ageing. 2022

Winter R, Al-Jawad M, Wright J, Shrewsbury D, Van Marwijk H, Johnson H, Levett T. What is meant by “frailty” in undergraduate medical education? A national survey of UK medical schools. European Geriatric Medicine. 2021 Mar 2:1-8.

McCarthy F, Winter R, Levett T. An exploration of medical student attitudes towards older persons and frailty during undergraduate training. European Geriatric Medicine. 2020 Nov 27:1-7.

Winter R, Al-Jawad M, Harris R, Wright J. Learning to communicate with people with dementia: Exploring the impact of a simulation session for medical students (Innovative practice). Dementia. 2020 Nov;19(8):2919-27.

Wells G, Youssef E, Winter R, Wright J, Llewellyn C. Medical student confidence in care of the dying and their family: a systematic review. BMJ supportive & palliative care. 2020 Jan 9.

Al-Jawad M, Winter R, Jones E. Communicating with Relatives. British Medical Journal, 2017: 359:j4527.