The first member of his family to go to university, Robert Nagaj qualified as a physician. After some years in work he returned to study in a graduate entry law course, later winning a Scholarship to the Inner Temple and receiving his call to the Bar in 2011.
Dr Nagaj joined St George’s in 2006. After moving through a series of roles he is now Senior Lecturer with extensive experience of clinical skills teaching, problem based learning, lecturing, and assessment. He developed the Clinical Skills curriculum for the Graduate Entry Medicine course, creating innovative learning resources both for students and for staff. He has also played a key role in developing assessment tools for medical undergraduates.
During his time at St George’s, Dr Nagaj gained postgraduate qualifications in Medical Education and he is now a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. He maintains a diverse portfolio including teaching, assessment, postgraduate training, and supervision, and has a range of leadership roles.
Dr Nagaj has overarching responsibility for the delivery, coordination, development and quality assurance of teaching and assessment for Year 1 of the MBBS4 (Graduate Entry) Programme. As a Head for Section for Clinical Skills, he is also responsible for delivery of and quality assurance in Clinical Skills for all courses. His roles include training, development and supervision of clinical tutors and the supervision of postgraduate students at various levels undertaking their teaching qualifications.
Dr Nagaj has acted as External Examiner for King’s College London and for Imperial College London.
Since 2017, Dr Nagaj has also performed the role of SGUL-Ulster Curriculum Consultant, providing expert support and advice to Ulster University towards their development of a new medical school and on implementing the St George’s MBBS4 curriculum.
Over the years, Dr Nagaj has received formal commendations for his work including a Merit Award in 2011 for contribution to St George’s; a nomination for ‘Most Inspiring Non-Clinical Teacher’ in 2015; and the Education Excellence Award in 2019 for his commitment to listening to the student voice as a driver for change in the curriculum and in the enhancement of teaching and learning.