Dr Robert Nagaj qualified as a physician in Poland. He has been working as a Lecturer at St George’s, University of London since 2006.
He has extensive experience of clinical skills teaching, problem based learning, lecturing and assessment. He developed the clinical skills curriculum for the Graduate Entry Medicine course, and has created learning resources including handouts, handbooks, videos and training resources for students and staff. He has also contributed to the development of assessment tools for medical undergraduates.
During his time at St George’s, Dr Nagaj has gained postgraduate qualifications in Medical Education and is now a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. He also trained as a barrister and was called to the Bar in 2011.
Dr Nagaj has a diverse portfolio which includes teaching, assessment, postgraduate training and supervision, and a range of leadership roles. He promotes good educational practice and has a leading role in clinical tutor recruitment, training and development.
In his role as MBBS4 Year 1 Lead, Dr Nagaj has an overarching responsibility for co-ordinating and quality assuring the teaching on Year 1 of the MBBS Graduate Entry Programme. As a Deputy Lead for Clinical Skills, he has an overarching responsibility for day-to-day running of clinical skills teaching, and recruitment, training and supervision of clinical skills tutors.
His undergraduate teaching interests revolve around teaching and assessment of clinical skills. This involves training students how to perform the clinical examinations and procedures which every junior doctor needs to be able to perform competently. Dr Nagaj is also the lead for the Clinical Transfer Course, which is a direct entry route to Medicine from Biomedical Sciences and other UK or overseas medical universities.
Dr Nagaj is responsible for training clinical tutors in teaching skills, through practical teaching, assessment and presentation skills courses, as well as through a formal supervision of postgraduate students undertaking their teaching qualifications.
Dr Nagaj has acted as an external examiner at King’s College London and Imperial College London.
Dr Nagaj is involved in a broad range of scholarship activities including the supervision of Postgraduate Certificate in Healthcare and Biomedical Education (PGCert HBE) students, teaching skills training and development and promoting good teaching practice in healthcare. He leads the peer and qualified tutor programmes and runs innovative study modules on teaching skills for students and clinicians.
His interests also include internationalisation and the integration of INTO and other international students within the St George's learning environment and their preparation for workplace overseas. He also takes an interest in curriculum modernisation in the context of current global trends and challenges, and the globalisation of medical education and healthcare provision.