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Dr Paul Kenton

SL in Physician Associate Studies

Medical School

Department: Medical School

Telephone: Extension: 6310

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Dr Paul Kenton is a senior lecturer at Edge Hill Medical School, with module leadership responsibility for final-year clinical sciences and weekly teaching responsibility in the ‘Translation to Clinical Practice 2‘ module.

He graduated from Liverpool John Moores University in 2011 after completing study in applied biomedical science with HCPC registration (Biomedical Scientist). As part of this, he undertook training and clinical rotation in the paediatric disciplines of histopathology, microbiology, haematology and clinical biochemistry. Upon qualification, he transitioned into adult clinical biochemistry and worked in a number of NHS hospitals in roles up to and including specialist-grade scientist (once he attained appropriate post-graduate education, skills and experience). He has specialist training in clinical biochemistry and multi-disciplinary near-patient/POCT testing.  He maintains HCPC registration as a Specialist Biomedical Scientist, is a Registered Scientist (Science council), a Fellow of the Institute of Biomedical Science (FIBMS) and a Fellow of the Academy of Doctoral PAs (FADPA). 

Between 2016 – 2018 he undertook PA training at the University of Liverpool Medical School, as part of the national expansion programme (PgDip).  He undertook 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, working as a tier 4 clinician within the core capabilities framework. In 2020 he was awarded the Doctor of Medical Science (DMSc) in the advanced practice of primary care and family medicine (UK) from the University of Lynchburg, USA. In clinical practice, he provides clinical supervision to rotational trainees, as well as delivers protected-learning time. He hold clinical responsibilty for the delivery of the quality outcomes framework (QOF) and has has extended primary care skills in:

  • Therapeutic joint injection
  • Newborn/infant physican examination (NIPE) 
  • Paediatric/difficult venous access
  • Laboratory related medicine

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 education), clinical patho/physiology, standard setting, OSCE, clinical audit, clinical biochemistry, lipid disorders, endocrinology, medical leadership, near patient/POCT testing and ditgital resources in healthcare. 


  • Medical education 
  • Clinical sciences 
  • Clinical skills
  • Clinical simulation / OSCE
  • Clinical supervision