A Consultant Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT) Surgeon from Plymouth Hospitals NHS Trust has been awarded a prestigious National Teaching Fellowship (NTF) by the Higher Education Academy (HEA).
Professor Hisham Khalil, Associate Dean for Strategic Planning and Liaison at the Plymouth University Peninsula Schools of Medicine and Dentistry, has been recognised in the 2017 awards for his long-standing work on ‘engaged student learning’ at regional, national and international levels.
Professor Khalil was appointed as a Consultant ENT Surgeon at Derriford Hospital in 2004, when he also joined the University. During this time, he has contributed to numerous General Medical Council activities including the accreditation of medical schools, and is an external assessor for the Irish Medical Council.
Professor Khalil describes becoming the 23rd Plymouth academic to be awarded an NTF as “a great honour.” He says the fellowship will enable him to undertake new collaborations across Plymouth and with other higher education institutions, and provide a springboard for grants to enhance clinical education research and healthcare professions learning resources.
Professor Khalil will formally receive his fellowship at a black tie awards ceremony in Westminster in November.