Senior Lecturer (Scholarship)
Alison graduated from the University of Aberdeen in 1995 with a first class Honours degree in Biomedical Sciences then went on to complete a PhD in 1999 from the same institution. During her PhD she worked with Prof. Mary Cotter and Prof. Norman Cameron studying cardiovascular complications in diabetic neuropathy. She returned to Aberdeen in 2001 to take up the position of Teaching Fellow in what was then the Department of Biomedical Sciences, now part of the School of Medical Sciences. Alison was promoted to Senior Teaching Fellow in 2008, was part of the team that set up Aberdeen Dental School in 2008 and became Principal Lead of Year 1 Medicine in 2013. In 2013 she was also appointed Senior Personal Tutor for the School of Medical Sciences, and represents the College of Life Sciences and Medicine on the Personal Tutor Steering Group. In 2015 she became the Deputy Lead of Assessment with responsibility for the written assessment elements in the MBChB, PA and BDS programmes. She completed her Post Graduate Certificate in Higher Education Teaching (Medical Education) in 2012 and became a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy in January 2015. In September 2017 Alison was apppointed Deputy Programme Lead for MBChB.
Memberships and Affiliations
Deputy Programme Lead of MBChB
College of Life Sciences and Medicine Representative on Personal Tutoring
Senior Personal Tutor for Medical Sciences
Chair of: Year 1 (MBChB) Executive; MBChB Staff-Student Liason Committee; MBChB Year 1 Executive; Exam Boards
Memeber of review panel for Scottish Medical Education Research Consortium
Member of TUTELAGE
Joint input to the BDS programme with the University of Dundee
Liason with, and ultimately responsible to, the General Dental Council and General Medical Council in relation to the BDS and MBChB programmes
Contacts with NHS (Grampian) colleagues in relation to MBChB and BDS programme delivery
Deputy Programme Lead for MBChB
Year 1 Lead MBChB
Senior Personal Tutor to Medical Sciences
Anatomy Lead for Physicians Associate Programme.
Course co-ordinator for ME2508 (Systems 1A).
Further contributions to teaching include: MBChB anatomy teaching, DE2001 (General Health and Disease), BI20B2 (Physiology of Human Cells), BI25B2 (Physiology of Human Organ Systems), SM3002 (Frontiers of Medical Sciences), SM1001 (Foundations of Medical Sciences), Medical Sciences Skills Courses and Medical Science Honours project supervision.
Designed the BDS General Health and Disease programme when Aberdeen Dental School was established in 2008.
Deputy Lead of Assessment in Healthcare Programmes (2015-2017)
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