Dr Adrian Stokes is Director of Continuing Professional Development, Department for Continuing Education, University of Oxford. He is also Deputy Director of the department and leads the Graduate School.
The department runs courses in a wide range of fields and formats, including online distance learning and bespoke residentials. Health care, sustainable urban development, ecology, technology, business skills, leadership and public policy are some of the main areas of provision. In many areas, Contining Education works in collaboration with departments across the University and with a variety of other organisations, including the National Health Service.
Adrian was formerly Director of Masters Programmes and Continuing Professional Development at the Institute of Clinical Education, Warwick Medical School, with overall responsibility for a wide range of postgraduate programmes including diabetes care, primary care, public health, mental health, dentistry, clinical leadership and medical education.
Prior to that he led the accredited teacher development programme at the University of Warwick and held lectureships at Newman College and the University of Leicester.
His academic interests are in evidence-based educational practice, e-learning, higher education and medical education teacher development, and the educational applications of discourse analysis and narrative theory.