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Dr Georgia Winnett

Senior Clinical Lecturer
Faculty of Health, Medicine and Social Care
School of Medicine

Georgia leads Phase 3 of the MBChB programme which is the final part of the undergraduate medical degree stretching from the end of Year 3 until graduation in year 5. In this role, she oversees the curriculum design and implementation both within the school of medicine and more widely through networking with our placement providers. She has a background in simulation-based learning and a strong interest in preparing students for life as future Doctors in Essex.

Email: [email protected]


Georgia graduated with a MBBS (distinction in pathology) and a BSc (hons) in chemical pathology from St Mary’s School of Medicine at imperial College. Georgia then completed the majority of her post-graduate training in Essex hospitals before specialising in Renal Medicine through rotations at Royal London and Royal Free Hospitals. During her post-graduate training she achieved membership to the Royal College of Physicians and was accepted onto the specialist register with dual accreditation in General and Renal Medicine. Georgia currently practices as a consultant in Renal Medicine at Basildon Hospital, one of the Essex Trusts affiliated to the School of Medicine.

Georgia has always had a keen interest in education, completing the Royal College of Physicians Doctors as Educators program before undertaking a post-graduate certificate in Clinical and Professional education at UCL. Her specialist interest is in active learning technologies and the use of simulation-based education in clinical practice; an interest she pursued as an Associate-Dean for Health Education East of England until joining he School of Medicine at ARU as the Phase 3 lead.

As Phase 3 lead, Georgia leads on curriculum development for the clinical phase of the MBChB programme and is involved in all aspects of the delivery and assessment of the teaching. She utilises her clinical expertise to teach renal medicine in the earlier phases of the course.

Research interests
  • The use of simulation-based education in post-graduate training
  • The role of the undergraduate program in preparing students for clinical practice.
  • Senior Lecturer in Renal medicine, Year 2, MBChB Programme.
  • Preparation for Practice, Phase 3 clinical teaching, MBChB programme.
  • MBBS (hons) with distinction in Pathology, Imperial College, London.
  • BSC. (hons) Chemical Pathology, imperial College, London.
  • FRCP, UK
  • RCP Doctors as Educators accreditation
  • PG Certificate of Clinical and Professional Education, UCL.
Memberships, editorial boards
  • Fellow Royal College of Physicians, UK
  • Member of UK Kidney Association
  • Member of Medical Electives Council
Selected recent publications

Winnett G, van Hagen D and Schrey M. Prostaglandin J2metabolites inhibit aromatase activity by redox-sensitive mechanisms: Potential implications for breast cancer therapy. Int J Cancer 103, 600-605 (2003) https://doi.org/10.1002/ijc.10878

Andrews WJ, Winnett G, Rehman F, Shanmugasundaram P, van Hagen D, Schrey MP, Aromatase inhibition by 15-deoxy-prostaglandin J2 (15-dPGJ2) and N-(4-hydroxyphenyl)-retinamide (4HPR) is associated with enhanced ceramide production, The Journal of Steroid Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Volume 94, Issues 1–3, 2005, Pages 159-165, ISSN 0960-0760, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jsbmb.2005.01.014.

Winnett G, Nolan J, Miller M, Ashman N, Trisodium citrate 46.7% selectively and safely reduces staphylococcal catheter-related bacteraemia, Nephrology Dialysis Transplantation, Volume 23, Issue 11, November 2008, Pages 3592–3598, https://doi.org/10.1093/ndt/gfn299

Zaheer M, Said I, Winnett G, Lal A and Cafferkey M. Successful outcome of accidental ethylene glycol poisoning despite delayed presentation BMJ Case Reports 2010; http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bcr.01.2010.2682

Winnett G, Cranfield L, Almond M. Apparent renal disease due to elevated creatinine levels associated with the use of boldenone. Nephrology dialysis and Transplant Oct 2010 26 (2):744-7. DOI: 1093/ndt/gfq663

Seedat A, Winnett G. Acyclovir-induced acute renal failure and the importance of an expanding waist line. BMJ Case Reports2012(jul12 1)

Oliveira B, Maclaren S, Notay M and Winnett GP681NICE GUIDELINES FOR THE PRESCRIPTION OF CINACALCET IN HAEMODIALYSIS PATIENTS; A DISTRICT GENERAL HOSPITAL’S EXPERIENCE. May 2015. Nephrology Dialysis Transplantation30(suppl_3):iii603-iii603 DOI: 1093/ndt/gfv199.47

Groom K, Mahalingham A, Winnett G, Lal A and Charlesworth P, A quality improvement project to reduce the rate of cardiac arrests at Basildon Hospital. June 2017 Future Hospital Journal 4(Suppl 2):s3-s3 DOI: 7861/futurehosp.4-2-s3

9th Annual ASPIH Conference Abstract: Derrick J, Winnett G, Kyffin J and Burzio A. SC12 An evaluation of the transference of procedural days for CMTs across the East of England. BMJ simulation and Technology Enhanced Learning Vol 4(Suppl 2) 2018

Agarwal L, Liu C and Winnett G. Virtual reality wraparound learning modules: an innovative approach to self-debriefing to augment learner experience International Journal of Healthcare Simulation 2022 Vol 2 (Suppl 1) pg A42-A43 DOI:54531/NMWA2039

Agarwal L, Winnett G. SIM-STEPS: a structured trainee educator programme in simulation – an innovative, blended learning approach for simulation faculty development International Journal of Healthcare Simulation 2022 Vol 2 (Suppl 1) pg A43-A43. DOI:54531/AXSJ7232

Primary Investigator

SIMPLIFIED Trial at Basildon Hospital (ongoing)

BICARB TRIAL. Clinical and cost-effectiveness of oral sodium bicarbonate therapy for older patients with chronic kidney disease and low-grade acidosis (BiCARB): a pragmatic randomised, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial The BiCARB study group. BMC Medicine (2020) 18:91 https://doi.org/10.1186/s12916-020-01542-9

PIVOTAL TRIAL. Thompson P et Al. An Analysis of Vascular access thrombosis events from the proactive IV Iron therapy in haemodialysis patients trial. Clinical Research Aug 2022 Vol 7, issue 8. DOI:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ekir.2022.05.008