Alan Bleakley

Alan Bleakley

Professor of Medical Education and Medical Humanities at Plymouth University

Drake Circus, Plymouth, Devon, United Kingdom

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Professor  - Surf Action

Professor  - Peninsula Medical School

President  - Association for Medical Humanities


PhD  - Peninsula Medical School , Universities of Exeter & Plymouth

doctorate  - Psychology , University of Sussex


Fellow  - Academy of Medical Educators

Founder Member  - Rogano Academy

International Advisory Board  - International Health Humanities Network

Emeritus Professor  - Medical Education and Medical Humanities Plymouth University Peninsula School of Medicine

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Alan Bleakley
Plymouth University

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Professor Alan Bleakley
Alan Bleakley is Professor of Medical Education at Peninsula Medical School, Universities of Exeter and Plymouth, UK. Alan has a background first in biological sciences and then psychology, psychotherapy, psychological medicine, and education. He gained his doctorate in Psychology from the University of Sussex, where his thesis looked critically at contemporary analytical psychotherapies as modern forms of shamanism. Alan is an internationally renowned figure in medical education and the medical humanities and has published many papers and five books, including The Animalizing Imagination (2000), Medical Education for the Future (2011); and is a widely published poet, including a collection Hermes in the Kitchen Drawer. Despite injuries along the way, he has been a keen surfer for 27 years and counting. Professor Alan Bleakley

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