Dr David Jeffrey


Ethics & Law Subject Lead

Three Counties Medical School


Contact Details

email: d.jeffrey@worc.ac.uk

After 18 years in general practice, David became a palliative care consultant in the 3 Counties Cancer Centre Cheltenham. After retiring from clinical commitments, he became Academic Mentor at Dundee Medical School with a remit to improve student support.

More recently David has undertaken qualitative research into medical students’ empathy.

Teaching Interests

David enjoys small group interdisciplinary teaching. He edited “Teaching Palliative Care” (2002), Radcliffe Press and led the Palliative Care Education Group Gloucestershire. David is particularly interested in incorporating medical humanities into teaching.

Research Interests

Qualitative research into empathy between medical students, patients and colleagues

Ethical research in the Assisted Dying debate


  • BSc
  • MA
  • PhD
  • FRCP(Lond)

Professional Bodies

GMC Specialist register