Peer review journal articles:

Twelve tips for enhancing anatomy teaching and learning using radiology

Caswell, FR., Venkatesh, A. & Denison, AR.
Medical Teacher 2015;37(12):1067-71. doi: 10.3109/0142159X.2015.1029896. Epub 2015 Apr 24.

Evolving student-faculty partnerships in medical education through Peer Assisted Learning

Ahmed, E; Dynes, K; Parson, SH
‘Really Good Stuff’ in Medical Education (In Press 2016)

Conference presentations:

A comparative quantitative analysis of student perceptions of peer-led learning as a formal versus extracurricular learning method in undergraduate medicine

Ezzat A, Boza K, Cunningham C, Essang B, Cameron A, Venkatesh A, Johnston P W, Parson SH
Oral presentation at ASME: Edinburgh 2015

A quantitative evaluation of student-tutor perceptions to peer-led teaching as a learning method during a medical undergraduate course

Ezzat A, Boza K, Cunningham C, Cameron A, Venkatesh A, Parson S H
Oral presentation at ASME: Glasgow 2015

Strategies for providing support to medical students

A Venkatesh, R Arnold, A Denison, M Laing
Workshop ASME: Glasgow 2015

The Peer Assisted Learning Scheme: Providing opportunities to transition from student to tutor

A Cameron, A Ezzat S H Parson A Venkatesh
Poster presented at the Annual Academic Symposium on Student Transitions: Aberdeen 2015

The Peer Assisted Learning Scheme: A Strategy for improving anatomical knowledge in Final Year Medical Students – Docendo Discimus

A Cameron, A Ezzat A Venkatesh and S Parson
Oral Presentation at Anatomical Society Winter Meeting: Birmingham 2014

Naïve student perceptions of peer teaching quality in an undergraduate medical course

A Ezzat, P Johnston and S Parson
Oral Presentation at Anatomical Society Winter Meeting: Birmingham 2014

Who says Anatomy is boring? A unique method of dissection and demonstration of the Circle of Willis and its effect on a medical student’s perceptions of anatomy

Strachan, A; Welsh, E
Oral presentation at ASME 2013

Comparison of cadaver based ultrasound techniques from clinical teaching

E Charles, J Hopkinson, R Sarma and S Parson
Regional Anaesthesia UK Annual Scientific meeting – May 2014
North East of Scotland Society of Anaesthetists Meeting 2014 – winner of  "Murray Lawson Memorial Prize"

Tomorrow’s Doctors: The Digital Generation or Strategic Learners?

A Venkatesh, F Caswell, A Denison, S H Parson
Poster presented at the Anatomical Society Winter meeting: Birmingham 2014

Moving with the Times: Lecturing in active stereoscopic 3D

A Venkatesh, I Robotham, A Denison, K Loh, S Al Haddad
Poster presented at ASME: Brighton 2014

Facilitating student feedback to support staff self regulation

Denison A, Bate E, Gerrie D, Parker F, Venkatesh A
Poster presented at ASME: Brighton 2014

Written assessments in the Year 2 MBChB – 8 steps to an inclusive exam

Venkatesh A, Bate E, Denison A, Parker F, Gerrie D, Sutherland E
Poster presented at the Annual Learning and Teaching Conference: Aberdeen 2014


  • Somers, E., Lees, RD., Hoban, K., Sleigh, JN., Zhou, H., Muntoni, F., Talbot, K., Gillingwater, TH. & Parson, SH. (2015). 'Vascular defects and spinal cord hypoxia in spinal muscular atrophy'. Annals of Neurology.
    [Online] DOI: 10.1002/ana.24549
  • Wishart, TM., Mutsaers, CA., Riessland, M., Reimer, MM., Hunter, G., Hannam, ML., Eaton, SL., Fuller, HR., Roche, SL., Somers, E., Morse, R., Young, PJ., Lamont, DJ., Hammerschmidt, M., Joshi, A., Hohenstein, P., Morris, GE., Parson, SH., Skehel, PA., Becker, T., Robinson, IM., Becker, CG., Wirth, B. & Gillingwater, TH. (2014). 'Dysregulation of ubiquitin homeostasis and β-catenin signaling promote spinal muscular atrophy'. The Journal of Clinical Investigation, vol 124, no. 4, pp. 1821-1834.
    [Online] DOI: 10.1172/JCI71318
    [Online] AURA: Dysregulation_of_ubiquitin_homeostasis_and_catenin_signaling...
  • Good, DW., Khan, A., Hammer, S., Scanlan, P., Shu, W., Phipps, S., Parson, SH., Stewart, GD., Reuben, R. & McNeill, SA. (2014). 'Tissue quality assessment using a novel direct elasticity assessment device (the E-finger): a cadaveric study of prostatectomy dissection'. PloS one, vol 9, no. 11, e112872.
    [Online] DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0112872
    [Online] AURA: journal.pone.0112872.pdf
  • Parson, SH. (2014). 'The singular qualities of motor neurones in health and disease'. Journal of Anatomy, vol 224, no. 1, pp. 1-2.
    [Online] DOI: 10.1111/joa.12110
  • Somers, E., Riessland, M., Schreml, J., Wirth, B., Gillingwater, TH. & Parson, SH. (2013). 'Increasing SMN levels using the histone deacetylase inhibitor SAHA ameliorates defects in skeletal muscle microvasculature in a mouse model of severe spinal muscular atrophy'. Neuroscience Letters, vol 544, pp. 100-4.
    [Online] DOI: 10.1016/j.neulet.2013.03.052
  • Schreml, J., Riessland, M., Paterno, M., Garbes, L., Roßbach, K., Ackermann, B., Krämer, J., Somers, E., Parson, SH., Heller, R., Berkessel, A., Sterner-Kock, A. & Wirth, B. (2013). 'Severe SMA mice show organ impairment that cannot be rescued by therapy with the HDACi JNJ-26481585'. EJHG : European journal of human genetics : the official journal of the European Society of Human Genetics., vol 21, no. 6, pp. 643-52.
    [Online] DOI: 10.1038/ejhg.2012.222
  • Thomson, SR., Nahon, JE., Mutsaers, CA., Thomson, D., Hamilton, G., Parson, SH. & Gillingwater, TH. (2012). 'Morphological characteristics of motor neurons do not determine their relative susceptibility to degeneration in a mouse model of severe spinal muscular atrophy'. PloS one, vol 7, no. 12, e52605.
    [Online] DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0052605
  • Findlater, GS., Kristmundsdottir, F., Parson, SH. & Gillingwater, TH. (2012). 'Development of a supported self-directed learning approach for anatomy education'. Anatomical sciences education, vol 5, no. 2, pp. 114-121.
    [Online] DOI: 10.1002/ase.1255