Dr Viktoria Joynes BA (Hons), MSc, PhD, FHEA

Director of Studies School of Medicine


Personal Statement

Dr Viktoria Joynes is the Director of Studies, and a Senior Lecturer in Medical Education at the School of Medicine at the University of Liverpool. As part of this role, she oversees new curriculum developments, quality assurance, student wellbeing and professionalism across all five years of the MBChB programme. Viktoria is a qualitative researcher by background, and holds a first class BA (Hons) Degree in Sociology from the University of Nottingham, UK, a Masters Degree in Social Research Methods from The Open University, UK and a PhD in Medical Education from the University of Leeds, UK.

Viktoria’s primary research interest is focused on how developing mobile learning resources can change the way that students of the healthcare professions work and learn, and she frequently publishes papers in this area. Viktoria also actively researches around the topics of understanding and supporting the development of professionalism. She is particularly interested in professional identity development and socialisation processes, and how these are shaped by curriculum developments such as interprofessional education.

Viktoria is currently co-supervising two PhD students:
1. Dr Susannah Brockbank - Remediation of Unprofessional Behaviour in medical students
2. Dr William Calvert - Understanding the development of empathy in medical students