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Institute of Health Sciences Education - Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry

Professor Danë Goodsman


Professor in Medical Education and Academic Lead for Prehospital Medical Education

Telephone: +44 20 7882 8108
Room Number: 2.10 Garrod Building, Turner Street, Whitechapel, London E1 2AD


Professor Danë Goodsman is a Professor in Medical Education. A fully qualified educationalist since 1979 with both first degree and PhD in education and also a Masters in Innovation, Creativity and Leadership.  She has worked as a teacher and lecturer in all sectors from schools through to universities - specifically in the field of medical education since the early 1990s. Her main areas of responsibility are Prehospital Medical Education, Faculty Development and Curriculum Innovation.

As the academic lead for the Prehospital Medical Education Unit at Barts and the London School of Medicine she oversees the School’s prehospital work including the Prehospital Care Programme (PCP), run in collaboration with the London Ambulance Service and London’s Air Ambulance, and the Intercalated BSc in Prehospital Medicine, which she co-directs with the Head of the Institute of Pre-Hospital Care, London’s Air Ambulance. Both these programmes are the first of their kind in the field. She is also a member of the Faculty of Prehospital Care at the College of Surgeons of Edinburgh.  

Further to this work Professor Goodsman runs a Leadership in medicine SSC and was instrumental in the creation of the BLSU Leadership and Management Society. Alongside these activities she is a Trustee Governor at a Tower Hamlets secondary school and acted as lay inspector for Summerhill School in Suffolk.



Goodsman D., 2017 Big Kids: their meaning, development and importance in Summerhill School.  Dossier – Taking a closer look at Summerhill School.  Pp 49 -61.

Byrne, A., Jefferies, R., Jones, C., Kawai-Calderhead, B., & Goodsman, D. (2016). Enhancing medical students’ leadership skills through student-selected components. The Journal of Educational Innovation, Partnership And Change, 2(1).

Tariq, U., Sood, M., & Goodsman, D. (2015). The Facilitator's Role in London's Air Ambulance's simulation "moulage" training.. Air Med J, 34(2), 92-97. doi:10.1016/j.amj.2014.12.012

Cassidy, C., Goodsman, D., & Lyons, S. (2013). Paramedics teach future doctors. UK medical school leads in training of prehospital care for future medics.. JEMS, 38(5), 60-62. Retrieved from

Karapinar, Y. Goodsman, D. Robery, J. Webster, T. Eshelby, S. 2013. Prehospital Care Programmes. Student BMJ Vol 21 March 2013. P22.
Ahmad, M., Goodsman, D., & Lightbody, E. (2012). Introducing medical students to prehospital care.. Clin Teach, 9(3), 168-172. doi:10.1111/j.1743-498X.2012.00528.x

Goodsman, D. 2010.  Excerpts from Medical Education in the UK. New Medical World Weekly.  Aug. 2 2010

Goodsman, D. 2010. Medical Education in the UK – a view from an educationalist working in medicine. Lifelong Education and Libraries. Japan. Kyoto University. Number 10, March 2010. ISSN 1346-2288

Hammick, M. Freeth, D, Copperman, J. Goodsman, D. 2009. Being Interprofessional.  Cambridge. Polity Press.

Kostrzewski, A. J., Dhillon, S., Goodsman, D., Taylor, K. M. G., & Weinman, J. A. (2009). The extent and characteristics of United Kingdom hospital pharmacists keeping, or not keeping, a professional development portfolio.. Int J Pharm Pract, 17(5), 299-304. Retrieved from

Kostrzewski, A. J., Dhillon, S., Goodsman, D., & Taylor, K. M. G. (2009). The influence of continuing professional development portfolio records on pharmacy practice.. Int J Pharm Pract, 17(2), 107-113. Retrieved from

Goodsman, D. Lightbody, E. Weaver, A & Cassidy, C 2007. (Letter) Students Lead the Way. Times Higher Education. Dec 14.

Jones K, Newton P. D, Goodsman D, Gibbons D. E, &Newton J. T,  "An appraisal of options for the training and education of Professionals Complementary to Dentistry". British Dental Journal 2005; 198: 499–502

JCHST Curriculum Project. Bulletin. Royal College of Surgeons of England.  Ann R Coll Surg Engl (Suppl) 2004;86:92-94 (With Knight, T)

BDJ ‘The Audit of Dental Vocational Training – phase two’   (with Bartlett, D., Coward, P. Y., Darby, J.) 2000.

BMA. ‘The A to Z of Medical Education’.  Co-editor BMA online publication.  March 2000

ASME, Medical Education Booklet. (Ed.) Paice, E.The Certificate in Teaching for Medicine and Dentistry. (With Playdon, Z.J and Hicks, B.) 1998.

BDJ ‘The Audit of Dental Vocational Training’ (with Bartlett, D., Coward, P. Y., Darby, J.) Volume 183, Number 8 October 25 1997 p284-288.

BMJ. Education or training: medicine’s learning agenda. (With Playdon, Z.J.) Volume 314:913-986 29 March 1997 p983-984.

Innovations in Formative Assessment (with Playdon, Z. J.) 1995 Proceedings of the Annual Meeting of the Association for Medical Education in Europe. Vienna.

The Myth of Medical Education (with Playdon, Z. J.) 1996 Proceedings of the Annual Meeting of ASME. Edinburgh.

Assessment Protocol for Senior House Officers and Specialty Training. 1994. South Thames East Region.

Action Research: an exploration of methods and issues.  1994. Joint Centre for Education in Medicine. 33 Millman Street, London.

Continuing Medical Education: a literature review. 1994. Joint Centre for Education in Medicine. 33 Millman Street, London.

'Group Work in the University of East Anglia' June 1993. ERTEC.

Evaluation Report. 'Young People's Perceptions of AIDS Education - Living for Tomorrow Initiative'. July 1991. National AIDS Trust.

'Recruitment and Training Procedures within the 'Special Team'. June 1991. Team Khusus Project Pir Perkebunan (TDPIR).

'Core Skills in Art Schools Selection Procedures'.  March 1991.  Norfolk Institute of Art and Design and Norfolk TVEI.

Report of the Independent Evaluation of the Schools Based Learning Project (SCUBA) Centre for Applied Research in Education and Enfield Borough Dept. of Education. April 1990.

Articles published in the Friends of Summerhill Trust Journal. 1988, 1988 and 1993

'Perceptions of people in rural Norfolk of medical service and provision’ Stage II of first report. (Aug. 89) Second stage Jan. 90. Norwich City College 1989-90.

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