Special Guest Seminar - Dr Stephen Greenwood

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Date & time

5.30–6.30pm 9 August 2018


 Medical School Auditorium,

Building 4 Level 2,

Canberra Hospital,

Yamba Drive,

Garran ACT 2605


Dr Stephen Greenwood


 Annette Tunnicliffe
 02 6174 7077

Dr Greenwood is a visiting academic from Cardiff University School of Medicine, UK.

Encouraging educational scholarship in medical educators and students.

Dr Greenwood has over two decades’ experience of educational development in a medical education context and will talk about:

  • The development of training and educational opportunities for medical/clinical educators. 
  • The promotion of scholarship in teaching and learning amongst staff and students. 
  • The educational development of staff and curricula. 
  • His work over the past decade with the HEA (now Advance HE). 
  • The UK context for Higher Education and medical education

Parts of the seminar are also intended to be interactive rather than didactic, offering an opportunity for the exchange of ideas and experiences between the Australian and UK context. 

If you have an interest in faculty development and scholarship in medical education, then this is a unique opportunity to consider:  

  • What are the challenges and opportunities for preparing, supporting and developing staff to practice and achieve excellence in teaching, learning and assessment? 
  • How are institutions meeting some of the faculty development challenges felt to be priorities? 
  • What is the role of professional bodies in supporting and recognising teaching excellence? 
  • How is scholarship of teaching and learning (SoTL) developed in staff? 
  • How is scholarship and partnership developed with students? 
  • Are there specific challenges, opportunities and approaches at your institution from which the international HE community could learn? 

All academic staff, medical staff, medical educators, doctors in training, and students are welcome to attend.

Biography: Dr Stephen Greenwood

Dr Stephen Greenwood is a Senior Lecturer in Medical Education at Cardiff University School of Medicine, UK. Originally studying biological sciences and conducting laboratory based research in medical genetics, he then qualified as a teacher and has since worked in educational development roles in dental and medical education. In addition to teaching and scholarship, his main contributions in higher education have been in curriculum design, quality assurance, teacher recognition (via HEA and AoME) and in leading and coordinating various activities that enhance the learning experience through teaching or supporting others. He has created an MSc in medical education, developed and run professional skills training for large numbers of health professionals and conducted educational research into VLEs.

He has experience of reviewing and validating HE courses, of learning technologies, OER, medical simulation, assessment and standard setting, of conducting and supporting educational research and scholarship. In the past few years he has led modularisations, reconfigurations, pedagogic enhancement, business planning and validations for a suite of 20+ MSc programmes, advising staff on education, curriculum and pedagogy and spending a period as acting Director of Postgraduate Taught Programmes in the School of Medicine. Stephen has qualifications in biological sciences, education and psychology and is a UK National Teaching Fellow (2015). Most recently (2018) he has taken on the role of Director of Faculty Development, in which he hopes to capitalise on the above experience to create effective forms of staff and organisational development.

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