Professor Bill Irish
Bill trained in Cambridge and London, before training as a general practitioner in Bath and pursuing a parallel career in postgraduate medical education.
Until recently he was Director of GP Education in Health Education South West, chair of COGPED and co-chair of the medical selection quality and standards group for the UK. He is the UK lead postgraduate dean for the specialities of acute medicine, infectious disease and pre hospital emergency medicine. He is the HEE dean for integrated academic and clinical training for doctors and dentists in partnership with NIHR and the English medical schools.
Bill holds visiting chairs of medical education at the universities of Bristol and East Anglia and has research interests in high-stakes assessment, medical trainee recruitment and selection.
He was fortunate to be deployed as clinical lead for a large Ebola treatment centre in Sierra Leone during the recent pandemic.
Outside of work Bill remains a very keen but ageing triathlete, and enjoys chasing around after his 3 (almost) grown up children.