Career History

Key responsibilities in current post: MB BS Course Evaluation Lead.

  • Research Associate in Medical Education, Norwich Medical School, University of East Anglia, Norwich, 2003-present time.
  • Visiting Lecturer in the Schools of Plant Sciences, and Food Biosciences, University of Reading, 2003-2005.
  • Research Scientist, Institute of Food Research, Norwich, 1996-2003.
  • Lecturer in A level Psychology, Reading College of Arts and Technology, Reading, 1996-1997 (part time).
  • Assistant Psychologist, The National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery, London, 1995-1996.

Academic Background

  • PhD Psychology, University of Reading, 2001.
  • First Class BA (Hons) Psychology, University of Reading, 1995.

All Publications

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Miles, S., Kellett, J., Leinster, S. J.

(2017)

Medical graduates’ preparedness to practice: A comparison of undergraduate medical school training,

in BMC Medical Education

17

(1)

article no. 33

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(Article)

(Published)


Kellett, J., Papageorgiou, A., Cavenagh, P., Salter, C., Miles, S., Leinster, S. J.

(2015)

The preparedness of newly qualified doctors - Views of Foundation doctors and supervisors,

in Medical Teacher

37

(10)

pp. 949-954

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O'Sullivan, A., Miles, S., Howe, A., Leinster, S.

(2012)

Does a summative portfolio foster the development of capabilities such as reflective practice and understanding ethics? An evaluation from two medical schools.,

in Medical Teacher

34

(1)

pp. e21-e28

UEA Repository

(Article)

(Published)


Papageorgiou, A., Miles, S., Fromage, M., Kemmy, J., Leinster, S.

(2011)

Cross-sectional evaluation of a longitudinal consultation skills course at a new UK medical school,

in BMC Medical Education

11

article no. 55

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(Article)

(Published)


Cavenagh, P. (ed.), Leinster, S. (ed.), Miles, S. (ed.)

(2011)

The Changing Face of Medical Education,

Radcliffe Publishing Ltd

UEA Repository

(Book)

(Published)


Miles, S.

(2011)

Changes in medical education: examining the students' views,

in The Changing Face of Medical Education.

Radcliffe Publishing Ltd

pp. 103-115

ISBN 978 1 84619 457 3

UEA Repository

(Chapter)

(Published)


O'Sullivan, A., Howe, A., Miles, S., Leinster, S.

(2010)

Are portfolios a valid method of assessing professionalism? A study from two medical schools.,

UEA Repository

(Paper)

(Published)


Miles, S., Price, G., Swift, L., Shepstone, L., Leinster, S. J.

(2010)

Statistics teaching in medical school: opinions of practising doctors,

in BMC Medical Education

10

article no. 75

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Howe, A., Miles, S., Wright, S., Leinster, S.

(2010)

Putting theory into practice - a case study in one U.K. Medical school of the nature and extent of unprofessional behaviour over a 6-year period,

in Medical Teacher

32

(10)

pp. 837-844

UEA Repository

(Article)

(Published)


Miles, S., Leinster, S.

(2010)

Identifying professional characteristics of the ideal medical doctor: The laddering technique.,

in Medical Teacher

32

(2)

pp. 136-140

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Miles, S., Leinster, S.

(2010)

Student views of their educational environment over time: Five years of DREEM’ing.,

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(Published)


O'Sullivan, A., Howe, A., Miles, S., Harris, P., Hughes, C., Jones, P., Scicluna, H., Leinster, S.

(2010)

Summative portfolio assessment: A method to assess reflective practice in undergraduate medical students.,

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(Paper)

(Published)


Smith, T. O., Donell, S. T., Chester, R., Clark, A., Miles, S., Stephenson, R.

(2010)

What activities do patients with patellar instability perceive their patella to be unstable - The development of the Norwich Patellar Instability Score.,

UEA Repository

(Paper)

(Published)


Howe, A., Miles, S., Wright, S., Leinster, S.

(2010)

Putting theory into practice - a case study in one UK medical school of the nature and extent of unprofessional behaviour over a 6-year period,

in Medical Teacher

32

(10)

pp. 837-44

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(Article)

(Published)


Miles, S., Gibson, S., Tsouroufli, M., Cavenagh, P., Leinster, S.

(2009)

Prepared to practice? The views of F1 doctors.,

(Other)

(Published)


Miles, S., Hand, C., Howe, A.

(2009)

"Ten to One" - student perspectives on large group teaching in general practice,

(Other)

(Published)


Miles, S., Leinster, S.

(2009)

Comparing staff and student perceptions of the student experience at a new medical school.,

in Medical Teacher

31

(6)

pp. 539-546

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Miles, S., Leinster, S.

(2009)

Medical students' feedback preferences.,

(Other)

(Published)


Swift, L., Miles, S., Price, G., Shepstone, L., Leinster, S.

(2009)

Do doctors need statistics? Doctors' use of and attitudes to probability and statistics,

in Statistics in Medicine

28

(15)

pp. 1969-1981

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Gukas, I., Miles, S., Heylings, D., Leinster, S.

(2008)

Medical Students' Perceptions of Peer Feedback on an Anatomy Student-Selected Study Module,

in Medical Teacher

30

(8)

pp. 812-814

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Key Research Interests

Research psychologist specialising in attitude research.

Current Research:

  • Student perceptions of educational environment
  • Self-perceived empathy in medical students

Previous Research:

  • Junior doctors' perceptions of preparedness (Co-applicant and Principal Investigator on the research project "F1 Doctors - Prepared to Practice?" Funder: National Institute for Health Research (NIHR), Research for Patient Benefit (RfPB) Programme. Funding Period: 1 Oct 2010 - 30 Sept 2012. Grant Reference No: PB-PG-0808-17193. Grant Holder: Professor Sam J Leinster. Amount of grant: £247,544).
  • Do doctors need statistics?
  • Attitudes towards professional behaviour
  • Self and peer assessment of professional behaviour
  • Attitudes of food allergic consumers towards genetically modified low allergen food, and the perceived impact of food allergy on quality of life
  • Public attitudes towards food safety (particularly perception of genetically modified food and microbial food poisoning)
  • Optimistic biases in perception of food hazards.

PhD supervision (completed):

Secondary supervisor for two PhD students investigating:

  • “Consultation Skills Training and Practice: A Mixed-Methods Exploration of Perspectives from Junior Doctors, their Patients and other Clinicians.”
  • “How do Medical Doctors with Specific Learning Difficulties (SpLD) Cope in a Clinical Setting?”

External Activities and Indicators of Esteem

  • Emerald Literati Network Outstanding Paper Award 2006. Miles S, Bolhaaar S, Gonzalez-Mancebo E, Hafner C, Hoffmann-Sommergruber K, Fernandez-Rivas F, Knulst A. Attitudes towards low-allergen food in food allergic consumers. Nutrition and Food Science, 35(4) 220-228, 2005
  • Emerald Literati Club Highly Commended Award 2005. Miles S, Brennan M, Kuznesof S, Ness M, Ritson C, Frewer L J. Public worry about specific food safety issues. British Food Journal, 106(1) 9-22, 2004

Professional Activities

Graduate member of the British Psychological Society, 1993-present time