Professor Roger Barton

Job Title: 
Non-executive director

Roger is a doctor who trained in Newcastle, Durham, Edinburgh and London, before becoming a consultant physician and gastroenterologist at Newcastle University and Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust where he was also director of education. He was director and chair of the Board of Studies for Newcastle University Medical School, and Dean of International Medical Education. Most recently he was Provost and CEO at Newcastle University’s international medical campus in Malaysia.

Roger was senior advisor and associate director (Education) to the Royal College of Physicians. He has designed and delivered educational workshops and programmes in the UK and internationally. He was an educational visitor and team leader for the General Medical Council, involved in the quality assurance of more than 15 UK and international medical schools.

He was the education advisor to the English National Endoscopy Training Programme, and chair of both the UK Joint Advisory Group on Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, and the NHS Bowel Cancer Screening Accreditation Panel, jointly responsible for introducing national standards and assessment for all UK endoscopists, endoscopy units, and in the National Bowel Cancer Screening programme.

He has been awarded the Fellowship of the Academy of Medical Educators, and Principal Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy, the two highest awards in medical and academic education in the UK.