Finalists for our Research Paper Award

ASME’s Education Research Committee are pleased to announce the finalists of the 2024 round of the RPA. Applicants were requested to submit their research paper describing research that was complete at time of submission. The submissions were judged against the following criteria:

  • Novelty of subject matter or approach within the field of medical education research.
  • Contribution to the field of medical education research.
  • A clear statement of rationale with a relevant gap in literature identified.
  • Clearly stated research question(s) and/or aims and objectives that are in concordance with the research design.
  • Clear rationale for the methodological / theoretical approach taken.
  • Findings from results clearly reported and the new knowledge generated by the study clearly stated.
  • Relevant discussion and justified conclusions presented with recommendations and / or relevance to practice outlined
  • The paper/submission should be unpublished at the time of application as it has to be original

With all submissions being of high quality, the award assessors awarded finalists places to the following applicants:

Amber Bennett Weston

Amber Bennett-Weston, Leicester Medical School

‘Challenging the Spectrum of Involvement: Are equal partnerships the ultimate goal?’

“I am thrilled to be a finalist for the ERC Research Paper Award 2024, and look forward to sharing my research on patient involvement in healthcare education at the ASM in July!”




Shalini Gupta



Shalini Gupta, University of Dundee

‘Girls in Scrubs: An ethnographic exploration of the clinical learning environment’

“I am delighted to be shortlisted, and looking forward to presenting at ASME 2024.”





Helen Nolan

Helen Nolan, Warwick University

‘Exploring the trauma gap – A national qualitative study of UK medical educators’ perspectives regarding trauma and trauma-informed approaches in medical education’

“We are delighted and honoured to be included amongst the finalists in this year’s ASME ERC Research Paper Award. We look forward to presenting our research findings on the important emerging area of trauma-informed approaches in medical education at the ASM and to hearing about the other finalists’ work. Many thanks to ASME for the opportunity to share this work.”


Want to know more?

All our finalists will be presenting at the ASME ASM 2024 – 10th-12th July, Warwick University, Coventry, UK  in the RPA finalists’ session and thereafter a winner will be chosen. The RPA finalists session will be held on Thursday 11th July at  4.15pm – 5.45pm in the Butterworth Hall with the winner announced after the Karolinska Institutet Coffee and Cake session at 3pm on Friday 12th July again in the Butterworth Hall. To view our full ASM Programme please click on the link above.

More information on all of our awards can be found here:

More details on the RPA session will be available soon – good luck to all our finalists!


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