Thelma studied Economics and Economic History at the University of Durham. She has worked as a researcher in the fields of small business, entrepreneurship and management, undertaking both quantitative and qualitative studies. Returning to full-time education in the mid 90s she received a PhD from the University of Cambridge in 1999. Thelma joined the unit in 2003, having previously worked in the University of Cambridge’s Centre for Business Research and the Centre for Family Research.
Until her retirement in 2016 she was responsible for the work of the Medical Education Research Group. Her work focused mainly on medical students’ attitudes, values and characteristics which foster patient-centered care and medical students’ attitudes towards certain aspects of their curriculum. She was the architect of an international study of medical students and has links with medical schools in Portugal and Brazil.
Her research interests include the development of professional attitudes and values by medical students.
Costa P, de Carvalho-Filho MA, Schweller M , Thiemann P, Salgueria A, Benson J, Costa MJ, Quince T. (2017) Measuring medical students’ empathy: Exploring the underlying constructs of and associations between two widely used self-report instruments in five countries. Academic Medicine, 2017;92(6):860-867. doi:10. 1097/ACM0000000000001449.
Quince T, Kinnersley P, Hales J, de Silva A, Moriarty H, Thiemann P, Hyde S, Brimicombe J, Wood D, Barclay M, Benson J. (2016) Empathy among undergraduate medical students: A multi-centre cross-sectional comparison of students beginning and approaching the end of their course. BMC Medical Education 2016;16:92. doi: 10:1186/s 12909-016-0603-7.
Thiemann P, Quince T, Benson J, Wood D, Barclay S. (2015) Medical students’ death anxiety: Severity and association with psychological health and attitudes towards palliative care. Journal of Pain and Symptom Management 2015;50(3):335-342.e2.
Barclay S, Whyte R, Thiemann P, Benson J, Wood D, Parker R, Quince T. (2015) An important but stressful part of their future work: Medical students’ attitudes to palliative care throughout their course. Journal of Pain and Symptom Management 2015;49(2):231-242.
Quince T, Abbas M, Murugesu S, Crawley F, Hyde S, Wood D, Benson J. (2014) Leadership and management in the undergraduate medical curriculum: A qualitative study of students’ attitudes and opinions at one UK medical school. BMJ Open, 2014:4:e05353. doi:10.1136/bmjopen-2014-05353.
Bamber A, Quince T, Barclay S, Clark J, Siklos P, Wood D. (2014) Medical student attitudes to the autopsy and its utility in medical education. Anatomical Sciences Education 2014;7(2):87-96.
Whyte R, Quince T, Benson J, Wood D, Barclay S. (2013) Medical students’ experience of personal loss: incidence and implications. BMC Medical Education 2013;13:36 doi:10.1186/1472-6920-13-36
Quince T, Wood D, Parker R, Benson J.(2012) Prevalence and persistence of depression among undergraduate medical students: a longitudinal study at one UK medical school. BMJ Open 2012;2:4 e001519
Abbas M, Quince T, Wood D, Benson J. (2011) Attitudes of medical students to medical leadership and management: A systematic review to inform curriculum development. BMC Medical Education 2011;11:93. doi: doi:10.1186/1472-6920-11-93.
Quince TA, Barclay SIG, Spear M, Parker RA, Wood DF (2011) Student attitudes towards cadaveric dissection at a UK medical school. Anatomical Sciences Education 2011;4(4):200-207
Quince T, Parker R, Wood D, Benson J. (2011) Stability of empathy among undergraduate medical students: A longitudinal study at one UK medical school. BMC Medical Education 2011:11;90 doi:10.1186/1472-6920-11-90.
Quince T, Benson J, Hibble A, Emery J. (2008) Clinical competence through teaching students: appetizers, main dishes and digestives. The Clinical Teacher 2008;5(2):103-109
Quince T, Hibble A, Emery J, Benson J. (2007) The Impact of Expanded General Practice Based Student Teaching: the Practices’ Story. Education for Primary Care 2007;18(5):593-601
Benson J, Quince T, Hibble A, Fanshawe T, Emery J (2005) Impact on patients of expanded, general practice based, student teaching: observational and qualitative study. BMJ 2005:331:89-92