Dr Gemma Ashwell has been working as a GP in inclusion health at Bevan Healthcare in Bradford since 2015. During that time, she has been Bevan’s education lead, establishing Bevan as a GP training practice, and developing the Street Medic Society, which involves medical students in homeless outreach work. Gemma has also been the clinical lead for the Street Health Team and for BRICSS, the intermediate care facility for people experiencing homelessness in Bradford. 

Gemma is a Clinical Lecturer in Medical Education at the University of Leeds where she runs the Population Health module and is undertaking a PhD. Her research explores the development of empathy, compassion, and social responsibility in the undergraduate education of health care professionals, with a focus on inclusion health and digital education.  

She is a member of the RCGP Health Inequalities Standing Group and a Trustee of the charity Fairhealth.