Prof Peter Cantillon MB BCH BAO, MSc, MRCGP, MHPE
Peter Cantillon is an educationalist with a special interest in clinical education and faculty development. He holds a personal chair in primary care. Peter chairs the Postgraduate Course Development Group in the School of Medicine and leads the School's faculty development strategy. Having just completed a successful three-year period as head of general practice, he is now focusing on establishing a major international educational research programme on workplace teacher development in collaboration with Maastricht University. Peter acts as an accreditor of Postgraduate Colleges and their associated training programmes with the Medical Council and sits on the Council’s Monitoring Standards Sub-committee. Peter has been invited to become the principle external examiner for Manchester School of Medicine and is a current external examiner for the new Graduate Entry Medical School at the University of Limerick.
A major part of Peter's work is the development of healthcare educators and the promotion of high quality clinical education. He established and leads the faculty development group at NUI Galway, GAME, (the Galway Alliance of Medical Educators), (see our blog at GAMENUIG). He established Ireland's first inter-professional Masters course in clinical education in 1985. This highly successful blended learning course has 180 graduates to date, many of whom have used the qualification to develop their careers as senior clinical educators and leaders in health care education.
Peter developed an approach to making learning theory accessible for clinical educators through the ABC in Learning and Teaching series with the BMJ in 2003. The 12 article series was subsequently developed into a successful book by BMJ Publishing in 2003. The book is currently available in a 2nd edition published by Wiley Blackwell, 2010.
Peter co-founded the Irish Network of Medical Educators, (INMED) in 2008 to promote healthcare education research and faculty development in Ireland. The organisation has a membership of 120 healthcare educators in 2012. Peter is the current chair of INMED and is leading the redevelopment of the organisation toward becoming a major provider of faculty development and education research sponsorship. The INMED membership is expected to grow considerably through the development of strategic relationships with the Irish postgraduate colleges, and the equivalent UK organisation, ASME (the Association for the Study of Medical Education). The organisation plans to launch its first research bursary scheme in 2013.
Peter is an active promoter of educational research regionally and nationally through the Masters in Clinical Education programme, (62 registered students in 2012-13) and through the growing influence of INMED.
earlier research focused on offsite and distance based teacher training. More
recently his research has explored the phenomenon of workplace learning and
development. The idea that teachers
ought to be developed in the workplace rather than in offsite settings is a
relatively new one. Peter is one of a
small number of international advocates who are influencing a shift in emphasis
toward more authentic and contextually situated approaches to clinical teacher
development. He is currently developing
a major four programme of research looking at the relationship between
organisational and professional social worlds and teacher development with
Maastricht University. Peter is an active promoter of educational research regionally and nationally through the Masters in Clinical Education programme, (62 registered students in 2012-13) and through the growing influence of INMED.
|Cantillon, P. (2010) The ABC of Learning and Teaching in Medicine. : Wiley publishers. [Details]|
|Cantillon P. (2009) 'Developing Clinical Teachers' In: The Art of Medical Education. New York: Nova Science. [Details]|
|Cantillon P.; Glynn L. (2008) 'Peer Assisted Learning' In: Carter Y. and Jackson NR (eds). Medical Education and Training: From theory to delivery. London: Oxford University Press. [Details]|
Peer Reviewed Journals
|Healy NA, Cantillon P, Malone C, Kerin MJ. (2012) 'Role models and mentors in surgery'. American Journal Of Surgery, . [Details]|
|Healy N.A., Malone, C., Cantillon, P., Kerin, M.J. (2012) 'Surgical mentors and role models: Prevalence, importance and associated traits'. Journal of Surgical Education, 69 (5):633-637. [Details]|
|Cantillon, P. de Grave, W. (2012) 'GP teachers' subject matter knowledge in the context of a tutorial: the preparation and delivery compared'. Education for Primary Care, 23 (3):169-177. [Details]|
|Cantillon P., De Grave W. (2012) 'Conceptualising GP teachers' knowledge: a pedagogical content knowledge perspective'. Education for Primary Care, 23 (3):178-185. [Details]|
|Kavanagh, KE,O'Shea, E,Halloran, R,Cantillon, P,Murphy, AW (2011) 'A pilot study of the use of near-patient C-Reactive Protein testing in the treatment of adult respiratory tract infections in one Irish general practice'. Bmc Family Practice, 12 . [DOI] [Details]|
|Cantillon P. (2010) 'Simulated patient programmes in Europe: Collegiality or separate development?'. Medical Teacher [Impact Factor 1.121], 32 (3):106-110. [DOI] [Details]|
|Glynn, LG,O'Riordan, C,MacFarlane, A,Newell, J,Iglesias, AA,Whitford, D,Cantillon, P,Murphy, AW (2009) 'Research activity and capacity in primary healthcare: The REACH study: A survey'. Bmc Family Practice, 10 . [DOI] [Details]|
|Cantillon, P,McLeod, P,Razack, S,Snell, L,Steinert, Y (2009) 'Lost in translation: the challenges of global communication in medical education publishing'. Medical Education, 43 :615-620. [DOI] [Details]|
|Cantillon P, McDermott M. (2008) 'Does responsibility drive learning? Lessons from intern rotations in general practice'. Medical Teacher, 30 :254-259. [DOI] [Details]|
|Cantillon P, Sargeant J, (2008) 'Giving feedback in clinical settings'. British Medical Journal, 337 :1292-1294. [DOI] [Details]|
|Ker J, Cantillon P, Ambrose L, (2008) 'Teaching on a ward round'. British Medical Journal, 337 . [DOI] [Details]|
|Cantillon P, (2008) 'Do not adjust your set: the benefits and challenges of test-enhanced learning'. Medical Education, 42 (10):954-956. [DOI] [Details]|
|Sprake C, Cantillon P, Metcalf J, Spencer J, (2008) 'Teaching in an ambulatory care setting'. British Medical Journal, 337 :337-339. [DOI] [Details]|
|Lynam AM, Cantillon P, Dunne F. (2007) 'Womens recall and knowledge of attitudes towards and lifestyle modifications following gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM)'. Irish Journal Of Medical Science, . [Details]|
|McMahon, J. D.,Macfarlane, A.,Avalos, G. E.,Cantillon, P.,Murphy, A. W. (2007) 'A survey of asylum seekers' general practice service utilisation and morbidity patterns'. Irish Medical Journal, 100 (55):461-4. [Details]|
|Glynn LG, Mac Farlane A, Kelly M, Cantillon P. (2006) 'Helping Each Other To Learn - A Process Evaluation of Peer Assisted Learning'. Bmc Medical Education, 6 . [Details]|
|Schurwirth, L,Cantillon, P (2005) 'The need for outcome measures in medical education'. British Medical Journal, 331 :977-978. [Details]|
|Cantillon P, Irish B, (2004) 'Using computers for assessment in medicine'. British Medical Journal, 329 :606-609. [Details]|
|Cantillon P. (2004) 'Is evidence based patient choice feasible?'. British Medical Journal, 329 :39-39. [Details]|
|Schuwirth, L,Cantillon, P (2004) 'What the educators are saying'. British Medical Journal, 328 :1244-1244. [Details]|
|CANTILLON, P et al. (2003) 'ABC of learning and teaching in medicine - Teaching large groups'. British Medical Journal, 326 :437-440. [Details]|
|Wass, V,Richards, T,Cantillon, P (2003) 'Monitoring the medical education revolution - The impact of new training programmes must be evaluated'. British Medical Journal, 327 :1362-1362. [Details]|
|McKimm J, Jollie C, Cantillon P (2003) 'ABC of learning and teaching: Web based learning'. British Medical Journal, 326 :870-873. [Details]|
|Williams C, Cantillon P, Cochrane M., (2001) 'Pre-registration house officer rotations incorporating general practice: does the order of rotation matter?'. Medical Education, 35 :572-577. [Details]|
|Williams C, Cantillon P, Cochrane M (2001) 'The doctor-patient relationship: from undergraduate assumptions to pre-registration reality'. Medical Education, 35 :743-747. [Details]|
|Williams C, Cantillon P, Cochrane M (2001) 'The clinical and educational experiences of pre-registration house officers in general practice'. Medical Education, 35 :774-781. [Details]|
|Williams C, Cantillon P, Cochrane M (2001) 'Pre-registration house officers in general practice: the views of GP trainers'. Family Practice, 18 :619-621. [Details]|
|Cantillon P, Williams C, Cochrane M. (2000) 'PRHOs in primary care: what is happening out there?'. Hospital Medicine, 61 :564-567. [Details]|
|Williams C, Cantillon P (2000) 'A surgical career? The views of junior women doctors'. Medical Education, 34 :602-607. [Details]|
|Williams C, Cantillon P, Cochrane M., (2000) 'Pre-registration rotations into general practice: the concerns of pre-registration house officers and the views of hospital consultants'. Medical Education, 34 :716-720. [Details]|
|Cantillon P. (1999) 'Evaluation: beyond the rhetoric'. Journal Of Evaluation In Clinical Practice, 3 :265-268. [Details]|
|Cantillon P, Jones R., (1999) 'Does continuing medical education in general practice make a difference?'. British Medical Journal, 318 :1276-1279. [Details]|
|Cantillon P, Morgan M, Dundas R, Simpson J, Bartholomew J, Shaw A (1997) 'Patients' perceptions of changes in their blood pressure'. Journal Of Human Hypertension, 11 :221-225. [Details]|
|Smyth, S., Houghton, C., Cooney, A., Dowling M., Kelly, M., Kelly, J. & Cantillon, P. (2012) Using videoconferencing in postgraduate education: benefits and challenges. Paper. All Ireland Society for Higher Education (AISHE) Annual Conference, Dublin, 30th-31st August. Conference Paper [Details]|
Honours and Awards
| Year: 2008.
Title: NAIRTL National Award for Teaching Excellence
| Year: 2007.
Title: NUI Galway President's Teaching Excellence Award