Professor Kay Mohanna

Kay Mohanna sat at desk, smiling at camera

Founding MBChB Programme Lead, Professor of Values Based Healthcare Education

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I am a partner in general practice in the UK and a trainer, with expertise in supporting trainees in difficulty. I am also the International Development Advisor for the Royal College of General Practice for South Asia.

I was awarded a National Teaching Fellowship in 2015 for my work in faculty development, particularly overseas.

I came to Worcester as Professor of Values Based Education in 2015 and initiated visiting Fellowships for post-MD GPs from Sri Lanka. All of our visitors are now consultants in their own country including one who is now President of the College of GPs.

I also have an interest in assessment, in a quality assurance role for MRCGP[International] in South Asia and as a GMC examiner for the Professional and Linguistics Assessment Board (PLAB).

My doctorate started with an interest in fairness in assessment, particularly the international medical graduate experience of the clinical skills assessment in UK GP training and used conversation analysis to look at the work done by small talk in consultation.


  • MBChB
  • DCH
  • PGDipMedEd
  • MA (Medical Ethics)
  • EdD (Doctorate in Education)
  • Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy
  • National Teaching Fellow 

Teaching Interests

I have developed and delivered three Masters in Medical Education programmes and have run face to face programmes in seven different countries. I have also worked collaboratively with international partners in online teaching including the Philadelphia-based Foundation for the Advancement of International Medical Education (FAIMER) and iHEED Medical Education, with students in up to 20 different countries.

I facilitate learning, write and give invited lectures on values-based practice and leadership. I am the author of the RCGP eLearning module on Allyship and regularly run webinars on bystander awareness.

I currently co-supervise a PhD student who is using self-determination theory to look at medical training in an emergency department. 

Professional Bodies

Fellow of Royal College of GPs

Fellow of College of GPs (Sri Lanka)

Fellow of Bangladesh College of Physician and Surgeons

Association for Medical Education in Europe

Association for the Study of Medical Education


Kay has written, edited or co-authored 14 books and contributed three further chapters. She is on the Editorial Board of Education for Primary Care and co-lead for the short reports section

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External roles

  • RCGP International Development Advisor for South Asia
  • Chair of the Medical Education Committee of Doctors Worldwide, a UK based International humanitarian development charity.
  • GMC PLAB Examiner