Regional Director - Europe and United Kingdom

Phil Begg

Regional Director – Europe and United Kingdom

Professor Phil Begg is one of the four original Founding Trustees of IAPAE. Phil has been a clinician for almost 45 years; his main clinical interest is audiological and vestibular medicine. He has a vibrant clinical practice in the West Midlands of the United Kingdom. He led a research team working on a £1.5 million NIHR funded study developing a totally implantable cochlear implant, his research was featured in a BBC documentary ‘Surgeons at the edge of life’.
He is a lifelong educator, and has held a variety of academic appointments including past Associate Dean at the University of Wolverhampton, where he developed the very first PA programme in the UK in 2004. He is proud to hold an academic position as full visiting professor at the University of Kentucky (USA), along with honorary positions at Brunel (UK) in medical robotics. Phil has been part of the small group of dedicated educators and practitioners that have led the development of the Physician Associate in the UK over the past almost 20 years.
He is currently Professor of Health and Life Sciences at Aston University Medical School in Birmingham England, where he is about to launch their new PA Programme in September of 2023. His PhD is in medical education and he has assisted international development of new PA programmes. He has in recent years worked with colleagues in Switzerland to introduce the PA concept into the Swiss medical system. He consulted on the beginnings of the profession in 2008 in South Africa. He is a past President of IAPAE and the UK & Ireland Board for PA Education, which he served for four years, this was the precursor organisation before the Faculty of PAs within The Royal College of Physicians.
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Phil Begg

Regional Director – Europe and United Kingdom

Professor Phil Begg is one of the four original Founding Trustees of IAPAE. Phil has been a clinician for almost 45 years; his main clinical interest is audiological and vestibular medicine. He has a vibrant clinical practice in the West Midlands of the United Kingdom. He led a research team working on a £1.5 million NIHR funded study developing a totally implantable cochlear implant, his research was featured in a BBC documentary ‘Surgeons at the edge of life’.
He is a lifelong educator, and has held a variety of academic appointments including past Associate Dean at the University of Wolverhampton, where he developed the very first PA programme in the UK in 2004. He is proud to hold an academic position as full visiting professor at the University of Kentucky (USA), along with honorary positions at Brunel (UK) in medical robotics. Phil has been part of the small group of dedicated educators and practitioners that have led the development of the Physician Associate in the UK over the past almost 20 years.
He is currently Professor of Health and Life Sciences at Aston University Medical School in Birmingham England, where he is about to launch their new PA Programme in September of 2023. His PhD is in medical education and he has assisted international development of new PA programmes. He has in recent years worked with colleagues in Switzerland to introduce the PA concept into the Swiss medical system. He consulted on the beginnings of the profession in 2008 in South Africa. He is a past President of IAPAE and the UK & Ireland Board for PA Education, which he served for four years, this was the precursor organisation before the Faculty of PAs within The Royal College of Physicians.

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