Professor Philip Cotton
- Professor of Learning and Teaching (Medicine)
Professor Cotton is currently on secondment from his University of Glasgow post and serving as Vice Chancellor of the University of Rwanda. He welcomes contact from students, staff and colleagues who are interested in the work in Rwanda.
Professor Phil Cotton is based in General Practice and Primary Care. He is deputy head of the Undergraduate Medical School and academic director of Vocational Studies. He convenes the General Practice and Primary Care Education Management Group. He leads student welfare in the Medical School and also represents the School of Medicine on the Academic Standards Committee and Academic Regulations Working Group. He convenes the university's Retention Working Group. He leads the university's fair trade steering group.
His contribution to postgraduate education/CPD within General Practice and Primary Care includes delivering the MSc in Primary Care course "Effective leadership and management in healthcare", and contributing to other courses. He also supervises MSc research projects.
He is a GP in Springburn, and volunteer doctor for Freedom from Torture (Medical Foundation for the Care of Victims of Torture). He is director of St Andrew's Clinics for Children (STACC) and chair of Rainbow Turtle.
- Member of ASME council (Association for the Study of Medical Education).
- External examiner at Barts and the London, Aberdeen and Dundee Medical Schools.
- Referee for British Journal of General Practice, Medical Education, Medical Teacher, Family Practice, Scottish Medical Journal, BMC Medical Education, Medical Humanities (Journal of Medical Ethics).
- Member of the Scottish Council of the RCGP and the UK Council.
- Africa Lead for the International Committee of the RCGP
- Accountability in primary care
- Medical education
- International medical education and development
- Refugee health
- Asthma/COPD and communication skills
Grants and Awards listed are those received whilst working with the University of Glasgow.
- Strategic Funding for Employability (SFC)
Scottish Funding Council
2008 - 2015
- Glasgow supported self-management randomised controlled trial for patients with moderate/severe COPD-GSuST
Scottish Executive Health Department
2007 - 2010