Gabrielle Finn - Educational Congress 2024

Gabrielle Finn is one of the keynote speakers at the Educational Congress 2024 at KI.

Gabrielle Finn
Gabrielle Finn. Photo: Erik Cronberg.

Gabrielle Finn 

Professor Gabrielle Finn is Associate Vice-President (AVP) for Teaching, Learning and Students at the University of Manchester. She is also Professor of Medical Education in the School of Medical Sciences. Gabrielle’s AVP portfolio focuses on: (1) assessment and feedback, (2) student voice, and (3) access, participation, and success.

Between 2020 and 2023, she was the Vice-Dean for Teaching, Learning and Students for the Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health at the University of Manchester. 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.

The Human Touch: Integrating Humanities into Healthcare teaching and research  

"The value of the arts and humanities within healthcare often gets dismissed. In this session we will explore examples of successful integrations in healthcare curricula, showcase research findings on the impact of artistic and poetic interventions, and discuss methods for evaluating their effectiveness. You will gain insights into how these humanities approaches can foster empathy, enhance observational skills, and contribute to a more holistic approach to healthcare. The talk aims to inspire educationalists and researchers to embrace and expand the use of arts and humanities in shaping the future of healthcare education. We will delve into the use of poetic inquiry to explore gender discrimination and differential attainment, as well as the use of art within science and clinical education.

The presentation will consider the different discourses of the body and how art enable these to be explored within teaching. Finally, we will consider the use of art in communication of research findings."

Workshop with Gabrielle Finn: An introduction to the use of art based approaches in the classroom 

Participants will experience the use of art in the curriculum first hand. Approaches including drawing, body painting, and low fidelity modelling will be explored in this interactive workshop. Participants will consider the value of intergrating art into their curriculum, as well as discussing particialities, logistics, and student engagement.

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