Director of Publications
Dr Kim Walker is a graduate of Aberdeen University having completed both an Honours Degree in Pharmacology and a Ph.D in Clinical Pharmacology before progressing her research career undertaking Postdoctoral Research Fellow posts at the University and Rowett Research Institute in the field of human physiology. In 1991, Dr Walker was appointed Chief Officer at Grampian Local Health Council where she developed a research programme on public participation and information in collaboration with HSRU and HERU in Aberdeen. In 2001, Dr Walker progressed into postgraduate medical education and was the Education Director and Scotland Foundation School Director. This involved a broad portfolio of work including Medical ACT, quality management and research including representing NES on many national committees. Dr Walker was seconded on a part-time basis to the UKFPO as Special Advisor responsible for the national system for foundation recruitment and provision of specialist advice. In 2018, Dr Walker retired from NES but continued her research as Honorary Senior Lecturer and External Associate at the Centre for Healthcare Education Research and Innovation (CHERI), Aberdeen University. In 2019, Dr Walker was appointed to a permanent Senior Lecturer post leading on faculty development. Her research portfolio includes selection and assessment, the UG/PG continuum, career destinations/choices, training for the future generations and workforce planning. She has published papers and presented at national and international conferences together with supervising Ph.D students and research staff.