Gill is a professor of medical education and specialises in paediatric allergy and immunology.
Gill studied medicine at Cambridge, before training in general paediatrics & specialising in paediatric allergy / immunology in Wessex. At the University of Southampton she also obtained a Ph.D. for work exploring maternal factors that might direct the development of atopy in the infant.
Her allergy work at the Great North Children’s Hospital encompasses all aspects of paediatric allergy, from single food allergy to complex & multi-system allergic problems.
Gill is passionate about high quality clinical education and training. She founded a new online course at Newcastle University for health professionals wanted to know more about allergy.
She is the Director for the Academic Foundation Programme in Northern Deanery and co-leads the NIHR Incubator for Clinical Education — a new structure to support capacity building, career progression and excellence within the discipline.
Gill’s medical education research work considers questions relating to everyday clinical practice, the implications for education and training, and vice versa. For example, a current national study is exploring the work and well-being of new medical graduates during covid19.