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Dr Paul Kenton

SL in Physician Associate Studies

Medical School

Department: Medical School

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Dr Paul Kenton is a senior lecturer at Edge Hill Medical School. He graduated from Liverpool John Moores University in 2011 after completing study in applied biomedical science with HCPC registration (Biomedical Scientist), undertaking training in the paediatric disciplines of histopathology, microbiology, haematology and clinical biochemistry. He subsequently transitioned into adult clinical biochemistry and worked in a number of NHS hospitals in roles up to and including specialist-grade scientist. He has specialist training and experience in multi-disciplinary near-patient/POCT testing.  He holds a PgDip in Biomedical Science, maintains HCPC registration as a Biomedical Scientist, is a Registered Scientist (Science council) and holds Fellowship of the Institute of Biomedical Science (FIBMS).


Between 2016 – 2018 he undertook PA training at Liverpool Medical School as part of the national expansion programme (PgDip), undertaking specific rotational training in acute medicine, general practice, colorectal and general surgery, paediatrics, obstetrics and gynaecology, forensic psychiatry, cardiology, respiratory and stroke medicine. He is a PA-R on the Royal College of Physicians’ MVR and currently works in general practice as clinical lead. In 2020 he was awarded the Doctor of Medical Science (DMSc) in the advanced practice of primary care and family medicine from the University of Lynchburg, USA. He is a trained examiner for the Royal College of Physicians’ PA national certification examination. 

Research Interests

Research areas of interest include medical education (particularly physician associate), clinical audit, clinical biochemistry, lipid disorders, endocrinology, leadership, near patient/POCT testing.


  • Medical education 
  • Clinical sciences