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Ann Taylor   MSc, PhD

Professor Ann Taylor MSc, PhD

Postgraduate Taught Director

School of Medicine

+44 29225 11573
Neuadd Meirionnydd, Floor 9th, Room 9.18, University Hospital of Wales, Heath Park, Cardiff, CF14 4YS


I was awarded a personal chair in 2017 and am now a Professor in Medical Education in the School of Medicine with an excellent track record of managing high calibre, evidence based, e-learning and interprofessional level 7 progammes and modules. I am the Director of Post Graduate Taught Studies having one of the largest PGT, health care educational portfolios in the UK. I sit on a number of committies within the institute that have student satisfaction, quality and impact themes running through them.

I have a wide range of experiences leading nationally important projects within the field of pain, championing chronic non malignant pain to get those living with it appropriate recognition that it is a condition in its own right locally, nationally and internationally. 

















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I am an experienced educator and have been involved with delivering learning and teaching experiences since 1993. I am an innovative and strategic academic who has a wealth of eLearning and digital education experience. I have led on the development of a range of programmes from face to face, online and blended. I have worked with learners at level 2 to level 7 in higher education settings delivering content, mentoring, providing feed forward and feedback, marking and supervising. I am involved in peer review of teaching. I work with programme directors within and outside the School of Medicine to support programme revalidation and development, having in-depth knowledge from developing my own programmes, through my role as PGT Director and through being a rotating chair and member of Programme and Revalidation Subcommittee. The underpinning pedagogy to how I reflect on teaching and learning and action activity is underpinned by the MSc in Medical Education which was extremely worthwhile.


I am a Professor in Medical Education and the Post Graduate Taught Director in the School of Medicine, BLS and came to the University in 1993. I successfully obtained personal promotion and was appointed to my current role in 2017. Prior to 2017, I was programme director of 4 level 7 programmes which I designed and ran, moving them from blended to online in 2008. As the PGT Director of one of the largest providers of post-graduate health care education, I am now responsible for the strategic direction that the portfolio of our programmes moves in. 

I am a rotating chair of the Programme Partner Standing Committee, now the Programme and Revalidation Sub-Committee and Student Conduct Committee and was invited onto the rapid improvement panel for training and to implement a change in the validation process. I chair PGT Board of Studies and has a strategic steering role within the Centre for Medical Education and School of Medicine. I sit on the Academic Promotions Committee and the School Academic Promotions Committee, on C4ME EDI, Educational and Quality groups. I actively contribute to ASQC as an elected member.

I have instigated and facilitated two, bottom-up transformational groups and chaired both. The Flexible and Distributed Learning Group, where a group of like minded academic, PSS staff and educational managers came together to look at ways of improving the flexibility for potential and actual students. The Scholarship Group again involved like-minded academics who wanted to support and mentor and those requiring support and mentorship in applying for academic promotion and to provide education across the institute in terms of what scholarship is. Both groups have now been formalised, I have stepped down and the different leads are now taking this work forward in innovative and strategic ways.

In 2021 I was included in a British Medical Association publication showcasing women role models in medical academia. I have presented in key pain and educational arenas globally and as an author and collaborator has published seminal guidelines and papers specifically in the field of pain management.

Honours and awards

2021, Women in Academic Medicine Role Models

2009 Presented to the Queen for contribution to NHS services in Wales

2007 Fellow of the Higher Education Academy

1999 Women in Education and Welsh Woman of the Year

Professional memberships

Royal College of Nursing


Academic positions

Career overview

2017 to present Professor and Director of Post Graduate Taught Studies

2010 to 2017: Reader in Pain Research and Education Cardiff University

2000 to 2010: Senior Lecturer in Pain Research and Education Cardiff University

1999 to 2003 Part time lecturer Barry College

1994 to 2000 Non clinical lecturer UWCM

1993 to 1994 Course co-ordinator UWCM

1988 to 1992 Intensive Care Sister Cardiff Royal Infirmary

Education and qualifications

2013 Doctor of Philosophy, CUBRIC, Cardiff University

2002 NVQ D32,33, Barry College

2001 MSc Medical Education, University of Wales

1994 Further Education, Teaching Cert UWIC

1993 Bachelor of Nursing, University of Wales

1989 Diploma in Nursing, University of Wales

1983 Registered General Nurse, SGHA (Teaching)

Speaking engagements

From 2017 only

  • 2020, Expert panel Q&A session (panel member). Inaugural International Virtual Chronic Pain Summit. 
  • 2019, Implementing ‘Living with Persistent Pain’ Chronic Pain Policy Coalition, Senydd Reception. 

  • 2019, Even better than the real thing? Developing engaging online learning experiences and communities. CESI conference, Cardiff University. 

  • 2019, Planning and describing Learning Outcomes, EARTH Teaching Away Day, Cardiff University. 

  • 2019, Scholarship of teaching and learning. Workshop, C4ME Staff Development Conference, Cardiff University. 

  • 2019, Writing Learning Outcomes. Workshop to support programme developments in SocSci, Cardiff University. 

  • 2017-2021, Academic Promotions. Cardiff University. 

  • 2017, Athena Swan Lecture Series, Nurse challenging stereo-types in medical school role, Cardiff. 

  • 2017, Workshop on pain and resilience, Pain Forum, Bath Centre for Pain Management. 

  • 2017, What can we learn from the Pre-OMERACT workshop on Chronic Pain?, Societal Impact of Pain Meeting, Malta. 

  • 2017, E-Learning workshop, All Wales Curriculum Conference, Cardiff. 

  • 2017, EULAR: Fibromyalgia Guideline Update Workshop, 50th Anniversary Annual Scientific Meeting of the British Pain Society, London. 

  • 2017, Is resilience the new pain score? Workshop, 50th Anniversary Annual Scientific Meeting of the British Pain Society, London.  


Committees and reviewing

School and Central Academic Promotions Committee

School of Medicine Executive Committee

Centre for Medical Education Senior Management Team Committee

School and BLS ESEC

BLS PGT Committee


Rotating Chair and member of Programme & Revalidation Sub-Committee


I supervise level 7 dissertation students within PGT, topics include:

  • Pain Management
  • Ageing Health
  • Public Health
  • Medical Education






  • Pain
  • Higher education