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Education Research Division

Research at the University of St Andrews School of Medicine
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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.

Research staff

edw5

Dr Evelyn Watson

Associate Lecturer

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Dr Anita Laidlaw

Senior Lecturer

Medical Education, Clinical Communication, Wellbeing, Higher Education

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Dr Enis Cezayirli

Lecturer

mcs6

Dr Morven Shearer

Senior Lecturer
Principal Teaching Fellow

Medical ethics and law; research ethics; interdisciplinarity; scholarship of teaching and learning (SoTL)

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Dr Rachel Davies

Senior Lecturer

Molecular Basis of Cancer; Assessment of Medical Students; Attainment Gap;

Inter-professional education

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.

Research staff

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Dr Veronica Mitchell

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.

Research staff

edw5

Dr Evelyn Watson

Associate Lecturer

ahl1

Dr Anita Laidlaw

Senior Lecturer

Medical Education, Clinical Communication, Wellbeing, Higher Education

sml22

Dr Siobhan Lynch

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.

Research staff

ahl1

Dr Anita Laidlaw

Senior Lecturer

Medical Education, Clinical Communication, Wellbeing, Higher Education

swm6

Dr Stuart Murray

Lecturer