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Dr Helen Hooper

Senior Lecturer Medical Education, Course leader Medical Education
School of Medicine

Helen joined the School of Medicine in June 2019 as one of the two Course Leaders for the post-graduate Medical Education programme. She has been involved in education at all levels and, most recently, has focused on training of those in professional roles.

- Shared course leadership of the PGCert/PGDip/MSc Medical Education Programme - Teaching, assessment and supervision on Medical Education modules - Supervision of MBBS SSC 5-- undergraduate choice block in Medical Education - Supervision of MSc dissertations, professional practice projects and BEME systematic reviews - Involvement with the organisation of annual Association for the Study of Medical Education (ASME NW) conferences

From a primary education advisory teacher role through to higher education postgraduate course leadership and professional training, Helen has a wealth of experience in planning, delivering and assessing educational courses at all levels. Her teaching roles in Higher Education have included: sport, exercise, educational & health psychology; postgraduate research methods courses in psychology and medical education; postgraduate research degree supervision and professional training in education, coaching and leadership. After graduating from the University of Exeter, Helen moved to the USA to undertake a Masters’ degree focusing on health education whilst designing, and instructing on, teacher training courses. After completing her PhD with Manchester Metropolitan University, Helen worked as a research fellow at Keele University Primary Care Sciences Research Centre for five years conducting research into adult learning; patient and professional experiences of low back pain and its treatment pathways; patient satisfaction with an expanded role for community pharmacists; and an examination of coping strategies used by patients with rheumatoid arthritis (& their families). Outside of her role as Course Leader in Medical Education Helen retains a professional interest in outdoor education, providing practical training courses in caving and advising outdoor education companies that specialise in provision of outdoor activities for individuals with additional needs.

  • BA (Hons) (Ed), Physical Education & Science, University of Exeter, 1992
  • Secondary (11-18) teaching qualification, Physical Education and Science, 1992
  • MSc, “Affective and motivational components of the flow state”, University of North Dakota, USA, 1999
  • PhD, “The role of methodology in the construction of knowledge”, Manchester Metropolitan University, 2001

Modules Taught

  • MB4105 - Professionalism in health care settings
  • MB4102 - Educational theory to educational practice
  • MB4101 - Evidence Based Medical Education
  • MB4124 - Professional Development through CPD (Medical Education)
  • MB4066 - Research Methods for Clinical Practice Education and Management
  • MB4022 - Dissertation
  • MB4003 - Professional Project
  • Medical Education I Health psychology I Educational psychology I Qualitative research methods
  • Fellow of HEA