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Professor Della Freeth

Executive director of education

Professor Della Freeth leads the Education Directorate, which supports the professional development of doctors and other healthcare professionals in the UK and around the world.

This focuses on working in partnership with others, providing excellent education courses and learning resources of many types; providing consultancy and bespoke developments; supporting high quality assessment; and responding to contemporary needs such as credentialing, learning for flexible and portfolio careers, learning in busy workplaces, interprofessional collaboration, quality improvement, developing clinician researchers and supporting transitions to leadership roles.

Prior to joining the RCP in 2017, Della’s academic career spanned four universities in research and university leadership roles, most recently as pro-director of Learning and teaching, and Professor of professional education at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine. Her academic work, in partnership with healthcare professionals and teams, focuses on learning in workplaces, interprofessional collaboration, patient safety and learning through simulated professional practice.

Working with colleagues at the School of Medicine & Dentistry, Queen Mary University of London, Della continues to supervise research students from a range of healthcare professions.