Education Research Division
Research at the University of St Andrews School of Medicine
Innovations in medical teaching
This theme incorporates research examining new and innovative teaching methods and therefore focuses on pedagogical research. This may cover teaching in clinical communication, anatomy, ethics and including assessment.
Dr Evelyn Watson
Dr Anita Laidlaw
Medical Education, Clinical Communication, Wellbeing, Higher Education
Dr Enis Cezayirli
Dr Morven Shearer
Medical ethics and law; research ethics; interdisciplinarity; scholarship of teaching and learning (SoTL)
Dr Rachel Davies
Molecular Basis of Cancer; Assessment of Medical Students; Attainment Gap;
This theme focuses on research investigating experiences which include opportunities to learn with, from and about multiple professions, including mechanisms of action and attitudes towards such teaching.
Wellbeing as a professional
This area of research involves research seeking to understand the wellbeing of medical students and doctors and the help seeking behaviour for challenges to wellbeing in these individuals. It also covers the relationship between professionalism and wellbeing.
Rural and remote teaching
This theme examines aspects of rural education including how to encourage medical students to enter rural practice but also examines aspects of remote teaching which is necessary if educational experiences occur in rural locations. It also involves the use of learning technology to support such remote teaching.