Professor Char​​les Docherty

​​​​​Global Director, Centre for Innovation in Medical ​Education​

Professor Charles Docherty, The Robert Buchanan Endowed Chair in Teaching with Technology has a 34 year-long distinguished career in Healthcare Education. Of note are his inter-professional career path, his many publications, the award of Honorary Fellowship of RCSI, the Robert Buchanan Endowed Chair and a unique PhD jointly awarded by Glasgow University departments of Public Health and Nursing & Midwifery.


Beginning his professional career in intensive care in Glasgow Royal Infirmary, after 8 years in a leadership role in clinical practice, Professor Docherty became an educationalist at Glasgow Caledonian University with research interests in technology enhanced educational innovation, and clinical simulation. Opportunities beckoned further afield, and in 2008 he was appointed to the Director of Clinical Simulation, RCSI Bahrain, two years later taking additional responsibilities as Professor and Head of School of Nursing and Midwifery. After a short spell in the University of Sharjah as Head of Nursing, in 2016 Professor Docherty returned to his passion for clinical simulation as the founding Director of CIME in Karachi. ​

Building on the acknowledged success of the Centre in AKU Karachi, now fully accredited by the prestigious Society for Simulation in Healthcare (SSH), Professor Docherty is now directing simulation developments in Nairobi and Kampala campuses creating a unique 'ONE CIME' in three international locations, with a possible fourth centre in Dar es Salaam soon to be added.