Michael Bannon

Professorial Fellow and Director of Postgraduate Medical Education


Michael Bannon qualified in medicine in 1978 at Trinity College Dublin. He undertook training in paediatrics in Ireland and in Liverpool before becoming Consultant Paediatrician with an Interest in Community Child Health in North Staffordshire in 1990.

He has held a number of consultant posts since then where he has developed his interest in child protection, child health surveillance and multi-professional education. In addition, he has held a number of educational leadership roles of increasing seniority and complexity which include college tutor, Senior Clinical Lecturer, Associate Postgraduate Dean for refugee doctors and Associate Postgraduate Dean for North central London before taking up his current post as Postgraduate Dean for the Oxford deanery in late 2003. He is also a Professorial Fellow of Wadham College Oxford.

His current role is a complex one and is basically involved with the postgraduate training of around 2000 junior doctors and dentists across the counties of Thames Valley. It has become more interprofessional in recent years and he now has a significant role in the oversight of the wider clinical workforce; he is responsible for local implementation of national workforce and training initiatives.  His previous research interests include child protection, but professional education and information technology (he completed a master's degree in Healthcare Information Technology in 1994). He has written numerous papers on these subjects and has contributed chapters to various textbooks which have received commendations from the BMA. He has also edited a number of journals,  most recently Quarterly Journal of Medicine. He has considerable experience in leadership, governance and budget management.