Information by Role

Find a summary of information from across this site, grouped by role. A great introduction to working with our School.

Select an option in the list below for content relevant to that role and area.

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    Academic Advisors

    Academic Advisors form a professional relationship with student doctors to guide their personal development. They monitor their students’ progress and can signpost them to sources of support when required. 

    To find out more about becoming an Academic Advisor please email

    Academic Advisors can access further information in the School of Medicine Academic Advisor Resources area on Canvas (link - password protected).

    Associate Clinical Teachers

    Associate Clinical Teachers (ACTs) are trainee doctors from the Health Education North West region who take part in a one year programme to develop their educational portfolio. This includes teaching opportunities with observation and feedback, training events and a mentor.

    To find out more about the ACT programme please visit our Teach with Us page (link).

    Clinical Teachers on Placement

    Clinical teachers are healthcare professionals working in placement sites across the North West. They are based in a range of primary, secondary and tertiary healthcare settings. They teach students in a variety of settings including in the clinic, surgery, ward and theatre. They also deliver dedicated sessions such as bedside teaching or case-based learning. 

    To find out more about teaching opportunities in placement settings, please contact your local SubDean, Practice Education Lead or Director of Medical Education. You can find more placements information on the Placements area (link) of LEO.

    Educational Supervisors

    Educational Supervisors are named senior clinicians who have overall responsibility for individual student doctors’ progress on a placement. They see each student doctor they supervise on a weekly basis, either individually or as a small group. 

    Find more information about the Educational Supervisor role (link).

    If you are interested in becoming an educational supervisor, please contact your local SubDean, Practice Education Lead or Director of Medical Education.   

    GP Tutors

    GP tutors are experienced primary care practitioners who welcome student doctors to their surgeries for clinical placements. They arrange the students' timetables to maximise their learning opportunities within the practice and help them meet their learning outcomes, providing individual supervision and feedback.

    Honorary Lecturers and Professors

    Honorary lecturers and professors are clinical colleagues who participate in undergraduate education with the School of Medicine and have been awarded these titles to recognise the significant contribution that they make to teaching and research at the University of Liverpool.

    Professional Services Staff

    Professional services staff undetake a wide range of roles which support and complement academic teams. This includes administration as well as specialised roles with expertise in areas such as communications and technology enhanced learning.