Dr Kim Walker is a graduate of Aberdeen University having completed both an Honours Degree in Pharmacology and a Ph.D in Clinical Pharmacology before progressing her research career undertaking Postdoctoral Research Fellow posts in the University and Rowett Research institute in the field of human physiology. In 1991, Dr Walker was appointed as Chief Officer at Grampian Local Health Council, a management role, but she also developed a research programme on public participation and information in collaboration with HSRU and HERU in Aberdeen. In 2001, Dr Walker progressed into postgraduate medical education and is currently the Education Director and Scotland Foundation School Director. This involves a broad portfolio of work including Medical ACT, quality management and research including representing NES on many national committees including the SMERC project board. Dr Walker is seconded on a part-time basis to the UKFPO as Special Advisor where she is responsible for the national system for foundation recruitment and provides specialist advice. Dr Walker is a Honorary Senior Lecturer and External Associate at the Centre for Healthcare Research and Innovation, Aberdeen University. Her research portfolio includes: selection and assessment, UG/PG continuum, career destinations/choices and workforce planning. She has published papers and presented at national and international conferences together with supervising Ph.D students and research staff.
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