RK (Bob) McKinley is Professor of Education in General Practice at Keele University. While he has conducted clinical and health services research in the past, he now focuses on medical education research. His current research interests are the assessment and enhancement of skills, work place based assessment, delivery of undergraduate education in general practice, the transition from student to clinician and the drivers of career choices. His has supervised Masters of Medical Education, MD and PhD students from medicine and nursing. He has long been committed to developing capacity for research and scholarship in medical education through mentorship and supervision of individuals and supporting colleagues to develop their careers.