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The Institute for Medical and Biomedical Education is the largest of the four St George’s institutes and home to nearly 200 staff. Our mission is high-quality and well-organised healthcare and science education that immerses students in research and practice and prepares them well for their future lives. 

Half are academics from diverse disciplinary backgrounds and identities who are engaged in teaching and research. We also have several specialist educational and operational professional services and technical staff teams who support education and the student experience in different ways.

A photo of Jane Saffell Institute Director, Professor Jane Saffell.

The institute director is Professor Jane Saffell, who is also St Georges’ Deputy Principal (Education). She combines leadership of the institute with institution-wide responsibility for teaching and learning, student experience and the Teaching Excellence Framework.

Affectionately known as IMBE (IM-bee), the institute is diverse and IMBE life is helped along with a thriving programme of varied events through the year. A significant proportion of staff work part-time, including active clinicians combining academic work with roles in the NHS and primary care.

We are located in the Hunter building (mostly on the sixth floor) and the Jenner building, where our biomedical scientist academics and anatomists are based to be proximal to research laboratories and the dissecting room.

IMBE is made up of six groupings that fall into three distinct categories.


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