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
- Medical Education I Health psychology I Educational psychology I Qualitative research methods
- Fellow of HEA
- ASME NW