Professor Ged Byrne

Ged is a surgical oncologist who continues to practice on a part time basis. Having graduated in Manchester in 1989, he trained in Manchester, Scotland, India and the West Midlands returning to Manchester as a clinical lecturer in 1997.

Having been appointed a senior lecturer and consultant surgeon in 2000, he became Clinical Dean in South Manchester in 2004. He founded the Universities’ Medical Assessment Partnership in 2003 and became the founder director of the Medical Schools’ Council Assessment Alliance. Ged also led the establishment of the UHSM Academy in 2009. In 2010 he became Professor of Medical Education at the UoM and was awarded a National Teaching Fellowship by the Higher Education Academy. In 2012 he became Associate Dean for Communications at the Faculty of Medical and Human Sciences at the University of Manchester and an honorary Professor of Health Sciences at The University of Salford.

He took up his current role as Director of Education and Quality for Health Education North West in December 2013 and has recently been appointed as Director of Education and Quality for HEE (North). He has a long-standing interest in global healthcare capacity building and education, leading the development of the GuluMan healthcare link, and he is the founder director of the Uganda-UK Healthcare Alliance. He passionately believes that education must be globalised for all NHS staff if they are to offer a fit-for-purpose role in the future of healthcare in the UK.