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Dr Sertip Zangana

Principal Lecturer in Advanced Clinical Practice

Institute of Health & Society

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  • Member of the Royal Society of Biologists (MRSB) – 2014
  • Master of Research (MRes) – Post Genomic Science – University of Liverpool – 2013
  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA) – 2013
  • Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts (FRSA) –  2013
  • Member of the Academy of Medical Educators (MAcadMEd) – 2013
  • Post Graduate Certificate (PGCert) – Teaching  & Learning in Clinical Practice – Edge Hill University – 2013
  • General Medical Council (GMC) – Registered with a licence to practice – 2010
  • Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) – Barts & The London, School of Medicine and Dentistry – 2009
Teaching & Research

Teaching & Research

Since February 2016, I have been working as Principal Lecturer in Advanced Clinical Practice at University of Worcester’s Institute of Health and Society where I will be helping to lead the highly celebrated team delivering the Advancing Practice MSc which also consists of the Non-Medical Prescribing team.

I will be contributing to the development and enhancement of the portfolio of programmes available at the Institute including the development of online learning and postgraduate provision. I will seek to actively engage in research and support the enhancement of the Institute’s research activity as a whole.

I will also be contributing to teaching on the Masters in Advancing Clinical Practice, Physician Associates and Public Health in addition to the Non-Medical Prescribing provision.

My research interests include Medical Education, Medical Ethics and Public Health. I have advanced skills in Statistical Analysis of Quantitative and Qualitative Data. I have a specialist interest in enhancement of learning environments through application of advanced technology, models and simulation. My other interests include use of electronic portfolios, reflective practice and feedback in personal and professional development of trainees and students.

Professional experience

Professional experience

Following completion of my medical degree (MBBS) at Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry (2003 – 2009), I went on to work as a medical doctor in Mersey Deanery (Health Education North West).

During this time, I was successful in gaining a position on the competitive national Academic Foundation Programme (2010 – 2011). This role provided me with additional teaching and research opportunities in the clinical environments of Aintree University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and The Walton Centre NHS Foundation Trust.

Alongside this role, I gained a teaching position at Liverpool University's School of Medicine (2010 – 2014) where I served in various roles including problem based learning facilitator, communication skills tutor, OSCE examiner, academic advisor and pastoral support. During this period, I completed a PGCert in Teaching and Learning in Clinical Practice (2012 – 2013) and an MRes in Post-Genomic Science (2011 – 2013).

I moved on to work as Senior Lecturer in Advanced Clinical Practice at Edge Hill University's Faculty of Health and Social Care (2014 – 2016). In this role, I served as Module Lead of several clinical examination and diagnostics modules both at levels 6 and 7. I made additional contributions to teaching and assessment on several other modules and programmes including non-medical prescribing. Linked to this post, I held the role of Clinical Education Lead at Liverpool Women's Hewitt Fertility Centre.       

I served as an OSCE examiner within the Faculty as well as Personal Tutor for research proposals. I sat on the Faculty of Health and Social Care Research Ethics Committee and the Faculty of Education Research Ethics Committee. I helped with online learning on Blackboard and generated online interactive lectures and formative tests using software such as iSpring. I was successful in securing a grant of £26,500 from Health Education North West to purchase cutting edge anatomical and clinical skills models for the Faculty.

I hold a full license with the General Medical Council, as well as Membership of the Academy of Medical Educators, Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy, Membership of the Royal Society of Biologists and Fellowship of the Royal Society of Arts.

I have continued to work clinically throughout my academic career, having worked in Warrington and Halton Hospitals, Aintree University Hospitals, The Royal Liverpool and Broadgreen University Hospitals, Bootham Park Hospital and The Walton Centre (the UK’s only specialist hospital trust dedicated to neurology, neurosurgery, spinal and pain management services).

My main areas of clinical experience include General, Acute and Emergency Medicine. I have also worked in Mental Health, Health Care of the Elderly, Cardiology, Neurosurgery, General and Colorectal Surgery. I have gained additional clinical experience at Heidelberg University Hospital’s Department of Neurosurgery (one of Germany’s and Europe’s largest and leading medical centres). 

I am passionate about health education and love working with students, academic and clinical colleagues alike.

I speak Kurdish, Dutch and German as second languages. I enjoy spending time with my wife and two small children, as well as walking, cycling, listening to music, reading and writing.



Zangana, S and Wilcock, M. (2015). Case Study: Blended Learning in Higher Education [Online]. iSpring. Available at:

Zangana, S and Wilcock, M. (2015). iSpring: Video Case Study 1 of 3 [Online]. The Learning Edge. Available at:       

Zangana, S., Vasieva, O. and Turnbull, J. (2013). Unlocking the Genetic Mysteries of Autism: A bioinformatics approach. [Abstract and Poster]. Royal College of Psychiatrists General Adult Psychiatry Conference, 10-11 October, Manchester, United Kingdom. URL:

Zangana S. (2013). Medical Education and Training Opportunities for Kurdistan’s Future Students and Doctors. [Abstract and Oral Presentation]. Mesopotamia Medical Congress 5, 13-16 March, Sulaimaniya, Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG).

Zangana, S. (2012). My experience of Academic Foundation Training. NHS North West Mersey Deanery Foundation School.

Zangana, S. and Cetiner, S. (2011). Medical Education, Training and Developments in the UK system and its relevance and application to Kurdistan. [Abstract and Oral Presentation]. World Kurdish Congress, 7-9 October, Rotterdam, The Netherlands. URL:

Cetiner, S., Zangana, S. and Earis, J. (2011). A survey to assess attainment of and evidence for competencies in junior doctors as outlined in the General Medical Council’s (GMC) ‘Tomorrow’s Doctors’ guidelines. [Abstract and Poster]. Global Health Education for Tomorrow’s Doctors: The Association for the Study of Medical Education (ASME), 20 October, Birmingham, United Kingdom. URL:

Zangana, S. and Cetiner, S. (2009). Medical Ethics - Health as a tool of healing or a weapon of repression. [Oral presentation]. Mesopotamia Health Days Conference, 22-24 October, Diyarbakir, Turkey.

Zangana, S. (2008). A review of the long-term effects of exposure to nerve toxins such as nerve gases and pesticides. [Paper and Oral Presentation]. The International Conference on Genocide, 26 – 28 January, Erbil, Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG).

External Responsibilities

External Responsibilities

As part of my external roles, I serve as an examiner, interviewer and communication skills tutor at Liverpool University’s School of Medicine.

At Health Education North West, I serve as assessor and interviewer for applicants to the national Academic Foundation Programme for junior doctors.