Mary Jane Platt is a Clinical Professor in Medical Education with research interests in perinatal and paediatric epidemiology, particularly Cerebral Palsy. She is currently  Teaching Director of the Norwich Medical School, and Director of Admissions for Norwich Medical School.

Her career evolved rather than followed a pre determined plan. After qualifying as a Doctor in the early 1980’s she trained to become a GP. Following a 2-year interregnum in community paediatrics in a very deprived part of London, she studied for an MPH at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, USA, and discovered that epidemiology allowed her to combine her interests in maternal and child health, with her love of statistics. After a further 18 months at Hopkins, on returned to the UK, she joined a NHS training programme in Public Health Medicine, and subsequently was appointed a clinical lecturer at the University of Liverpool. On completion of specialist training, she was appointed Clinical Senior Lecturer post in the same department, where she subsequently completed her MD on the epidemiology and aetiology of cerebral palsy. In the years that followed, she combined her interest in perinatal and paediatric epidemiology with a growing interest and expertise in medical education, leading to her appointment as a deputy director of studies at Liverpool Medical School in 2006. In 2010, after just under 20 years at Liverpool, she moved East to Norwich Medical School, where the main focus of activity relate to Education, although she maintains links with both Public Health and maternal and child health epidemiology.


Swindon & Cirencester GP training Scheme

Clinical Medical Officer, West Lambeth District Health Authority

Research and Teaching Assistant, School of Hygiene and Public Health, Johns Hopkins University

Registrar/ Senior Registrar, Mersey Regional Health Authority

Clinical Lecturer Department of Public Health, University of Liverpool

Clinical Senior Lecturer Department of Public Health, University of Liverpool, during which time was variously acting Head of Department, Head of Division & Deputy Director of Medical Studies

Member of the Higher Education Academy since 2002

Academic Background

Academic Qualifications

MB BS University of London (1982)
MPH Johns Hopkins University (1989)
MD University of Liverpool (2006)

Professional Qualifications

M.R.C.G.P. London (1986)
D.R.C.O.G. London (1987)
M.F.P.H.M. London (1995)
F.R.C.P.C.H. London (1997)
F.F.P.H. London (2006)
FAcadMEd. London (2011)

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