Prof. Liz Anderson

Professor of Interprofessional Education

Liz Anderson


Department of Medical Education
Centre for Medicine
The University of Leicester
LE1 7HA.

Tel: +44 (0)116  252 3767






Liz completed a graduate nursing course at St Bartholomew’s Hospital London with City University. She then worked on a cardio-thoracic ward at Bart's before moving to Leicester to train and work as a Midwife and Health Visitor.  Her early research on Sudden Infant Death Syndrome led into exploration of service design for marginalised groups, such as travellers and inner city disadvantaged populations. Liz moved into academic medicine as a Senior Lecturer where she she designed innovative educational interventions relating to her early research work on poverty and disadvantage and team working. Her scholarly work led to a National Teaching Fellowship in 2007. She continues to ensure learning is underpinned with theoretical insights. She served on the Board for the Disability Partnership: The Prince of Wales Advisory Group on Disability while supporting education on disability awareness and latterly worked on the Board of the UK Centre for the Advancement of Interprofessional Education (CAIPE). From 2001 she led a regional interprofessional education strategy to align three universities in the design of Interprofessional Education. Liz was appointed to a Chair in Interprofessional Education in 2013. She has international and national research collaborations on IPE and is currently Patient Safety Lead for the Medical School.

Recent publications

Anderson, ES. & Thorpe, LN. (2010). Interprofessional Educator Ambassadors: An empirical study of motivation and added value.  e-Medical Teacher, 32, e492–e500.

Anderson, ES., Thorpe, LN. & Hammick. M. (2011). Interprofessional Staff Development: changing attitudes and winning hearts and minds. Journal of Interprofessional Care, 25, 11-17.

Anderson, ES., Ford, J. & Thorpe, LN. (2011).  Learning to Listen: Improving students communication with disabled people. Medical Teacher, 32,1-9.

Kinnair, D., Anderson ES, Thorpe, LN (2012) . Development of interprofessional education in mental health practice: Adapting the Leicester Model. Journal of Interprofessional Care. 26:189- 197.

Lennox, A. &  Anderson, ES. (2012). Delivering quality improvements in patient care: The application of the Leicester model or interprofessional education. Quality in Primary Care, 20(3), 219-226.

Sinfeild, P., Donoghue, K., Horobin, A & Anderson ES.(2012). Placing interprofessional learning at the heart of improving practice: The activities and achievements of CLAHRC in Leicestershire, Northamptonshire and Rutland. Quality in Primary Care, 20(3),191-8.

Hean, S., Anderson ES., Bainbridge L., Clarke. PG., Craddock, D., Doucet, S., Hammick. Mpofu, R., O’Halloran, C., Pitt, R. Oandasan, I. (2013). IN-2-THEORY – Interprofessional theory, scholarship and collaboration: A community of practice. Journal of Interprofessional Care, 27, 88-90.

Kinnair, D., Anderson, ES,  Van Diepen, E. &  Poyser, C. (2014) . Interprofessional Education in mental health services: learning together for better team working.  Advances in Psychiatric Treatment. vol. 20, 61–68.

Anderson, ES, Pollard, L., Conroy,S., Clague-Baker, N. (2014). Forming a new clinical team for frail older people: can group development model help? Journal of Interprofessional Care. 28(2): 163–165.

Anderson ES, Thorpe, LN. (2014). Students improve patient care and prepare for professional practice: an  interprofessional community-based study. Medical Teacher. 36: 495–504.

Domac, S., Anderson, ES, O’Reilly, M. & Smith, R. (2015). Assessing Interprofessional Competence Using a Prospective Reflective Portfolio. Journal of Interprofessional Care,  29(3): 179–187.

Anderson, E.S. (2015). Today's agenda: Transforming curricula in a new era of collaborative patient-centred approaches to healthcare delivery. Journal of Taibah University Medical Sciences. 10 (1), 1-3. DOI: 10.1016/j.jtumed. 2014.12.002

Anderson, ES. & Smith, R, Hammick, M. (2015)  Evaluating an Interprofessional Education Curriculum: A Theory-informed Approach. Medical Teacher, 36: 495–504.

Anderson, ES, Lakhani, N. Interprofessional learning on polypharmacy. Clinical Teacher. In press: Accepted June 2015. 10.1111/tct.12485

Hean, S., Anderson ES., Green., C., John, C., Pitt, R. & O’Halloran, C. (2015).  Reviews of theoretical frameworks: Challenges and judging the quality of theory application. Medical Teacher, early on line 2015, 1–8.

Anderson, ES., Kinnair, D, Ford, J. (2016).  Interprofessional Education and Practice Guide No.6: Developing Practice-Based interprofessional learning using a short placement model. Journal of Interprofessional Care, in press. 10.3109/13561820.2016.1160040

Domac, S., Anderson ES. & Smith R. (2016). "Learning to be interprofessional through the use of reflective portfolios?" Journal of Social Work Education, 35(5), 530-546.

Buckley, S Gilman; Ambrose, L; Anderson, E; Coleman, J; Hensman, M; Hirsch, C; Hodson, J; Morley, D; Pittaway, S; Stewart, J. "Tools for structured team communication in pre-registration health professions education: a Best Evidence Medical Education (BEME) review." Medical Teacher 38:10, 966-980.

Alla, Anderson, Bainbridge, Barr, (2016). Important Steps for Introducing Interprofessional Learning into Health Professional Education. Journal of Taibah University Medical Sciences, in press

Anderson ES (2016). Evaluating Interprofessional Education. Journal of Taibah University Medical Sciences, 11(6), 571-578

Anderson ES. & Kinnair, D (2016). Assessment of Interprofessional Education. Journal of Taibah University Medical Sciences, 11(6),552-558

Rogers, GD., Thistlethwaite, J., Anderson, E., Abrandt Dahlgren, M., Grymonpre, R., Moran, M. & Samarasekara, DD. "International consensus statement on the assessment of interprofessional learning outcomes" Medical Teacher: early on-line

Anderson, ES, Gray, R. & Kim, P. (2017). Patient safety and interprofessional education: a report of key issues from two interprofessional workshops. Journal of Interprofessional Care; 31:2, 154-163. DOI: 10.1080/13561820.2016.1261816


Anderson et al (2013). Chapter 14: ‘Faculty Development in the Health Professions: A focus on Research and Practice’. In Steinhert, Y (eds).


Anderson. ES., & Ford , J. (2012). Enabling Service Users to Lead Interprofessional Workshops to Improve Student Listening Skills. Higher Education Mini Grant, Subject Centre, Medicine, Dentistry and Veterinary Medicine. Project No: MP220. Newcastle.

Anderson, ES., Sandars, J., Kinnair, D., Hsu, R. & Nockles, K. (2016). Scoping Review: The nature and benefits of team-based post-death reflection by healthcare professionals. NHS Education for Scotland: NES.

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