Andrew Nicholas Papanikitas Author of Evaluating Organization Development

Andrew Nicholas Papanikitas

Hon Tutor in General Practice
Oxford University

I am an academic general practitioner in Oxford. I am passionate about medical education and have developed linked interests in medical ethics education and medical ethics. I teach medical students and postgraduate and have recently joined the department of primary health sciences at Oxford University. I am part of an international network of scholars with an interest in the ethics of primary healthcare and started the 'Primary Care Ethics' LinkedIn group with Peter Toon and others.

Subjects: Healthcare, Medicine


Dr Andrew Papanikitas qualified as a general practitioner (MRCGP) in 2008. He holds a PhD in medical education as well as degrees in medicine, the History of Medicine, Medical Law & Ethics, and postgraduate diplomas in history, philosophy and child health. He teaches and facilitates medical ethics and law as well as inter-professional and clinical communication skills. From 2010-2014 he has co-led a module on ethics law and professionalism for the KCL Dept of Primary Healthcare. He is one of the founding members of the Royal Society of Medicine Student Members' Group and has served on the Trainees Section, and is currently also on the council the GP and Primary Healthcare Section. He is President of the RSM Open Section from 2012-15. As well as writing books, he has been ethics editor for the London Journal of Primary Care and peer-reviews for the Journal of Medical Ethics, The Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine, and the Student BMJ. From 2014 he has been appointed to and academic clinical lectureship in general practice in the Department of Primary Health Sciences, Oxford University. He is also director of the Society of Apothecaries' diploma in healthcare ethics and philosophy (


    MBBS (Medicine), King's College London, London, 2003
    MA Medical Law and Ethics, King's College London, London, 2002
    PhD in Medical Education, King's College London, London, 2013
    BSc History of Medicine (with Basic Medical Sciences), University College London, London, 1999
    PGDipLATHE, University of Oxford, 2017

Areas of Research / Professional Expertise

    Medical Education, Medical Ethics, Clinical Communication Skills, Qualitative Research


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Dr Andrew Papanikitas - Open Section at the RSM

Published: Dec 22, 2013

Dr Andrew Papanikitas, President of the Open Section at the RSM talks about his role and the section