Prof. Gabrielle Finn PFHEA, NTF, FAS, FRSB


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Professor Gabrielle Finn is the Vice-Dean for Teaching, Learning and Students for the Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health. She is Professor of Medical Education in the School of Medical Sciences. 

Gabrielle was previously Founding Director of the Health Professions Education Unit (HPEU) and Chair of the Postgraduate Board at the Hull York Medical School (HYMS) where she worked extensively on widening access and curriculum development, including the implementation of Longitudinal Integrated Clerkships into medical programmes.

Prior to this she was Programme Director for the blended and distance learning courses for the MSc, Postgraduate Diploma and Certificate in Health Professions Education at HYMS, working with AdvanceHE to deliver this accredited programme. She has a track record in establishing  undergraduate and postgraduate programmes. 

Her research interests include:

  • anatomy pedagogy
  • identity formation
  • medical student selection
  • assessment
  • professionalism
  • widening access and participation
  • gender discrimination 
  • curriculum development
  • inclusivity
  • arts and humanities
  • Longitudinal Integrated Clerkships (LICs)
  • Non-medical prescribing (NMP)

Recently funded research includes 

She was awarded a National Teaching Fellowship in 2019, principally for her innovative pedaogy including developing the PaintME network to support the integration of living anatomy into healthcare curricula and on the use of wikis as assessment tools. (

External positions

Guest Lecturer - Medical Education, The University of Buckingham

2022 → …

Honorary Research Fellow, Hull York Medical School

1 Sep 2020 → …

Faculty Development Fellow, Ohio State University

30 Sep 2001 → …

Honorary Research Fellow , University of Edinburgh

31 Jan 2001 → …

Areas of expertise

  • QM Human anatomy - Medical Education, Pedagogy, Qualitative Research Methods, Teaching and Learning, Assessment, Professionalism

Education / academic qualifications

  • 2009 - Postgraduate Diploma, Postgraduate Certificate in Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, University of Durham
  • Bachelor of Science University of Dundee
  • Doctor of Philosophy University of Durham
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Educational Leadership and Management , University of Nottingham

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