Prof Gabrielle Finn


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Professor Gabrielle Finn took up the role of Vice-Dean for Teaching, Learning and Students for the Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health in September 2020. 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.

Her research interests include anatomy pedagogy, identity formation, medical student selection, assessment and medical professionalism.

Sample funded projects include:

NIHR, CRUK and Wellcome: Barriers and enablers to clinical academic careers (focussing on gender and ethnicity)

General Dental Council: Exploring, understanding and evaluating experiences of Fitness to Practise at the GDC (GDC-2020-043)

Gabrielle holds Associate Editor posts for BMC Medical Education and the European Journal of Anatomy. She was awarded a National Teaching Fellowship in 2019, principally for her work developing the PaintME network to support the integration of living anatomy into healthcare curricula.

Education / academic qualifications

  • Bachelor of Science University of Dundee
  • Doctor of Philosophy University of Durham

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