The Teaching and Scholarship Podcast is a collaboration between The University of Southampton's Centre for Higher Education Practice (CHEP) and the Medical Education Innovation Network (Faculty of Medicine). It is intended to be of interest to all teaching focused/intensive academics in higher education who strive towards teaching excellence and wish to innovate their practice. The podcast aims to promote and raise the profile of teaching excellence within university education.
Dr Ourania Varsou (AI in Higher Education Special)
Episode 59: Dr Ourania Varsou trained in Medicine before completing a PhD in neuroscience at Aberdeen. She is currently the anatomy subject lead for Dentistry and is leading on a number of innovations in anatomy education including ultrasound applications/ training and humanistic approaches to medicine. She was recently invited to give a seminar by the British Association of Clinical Anatomists on the subject of the rise of artificial intelligence in anatomy education. In this podcast we explore all those ideas in the context of higher education more broadly and deep dive into the whole topic and its history. This is interesting stuff - give it a listen.
Professor Jo Gill
In this episode we speak to Jo Gill who is our new Vice Principal and Head of College of Arts and Humanities at The University of Glasgow (and Professor of Twentieth-Century and American Literature). Jo was formerly the University of Exeter’s Pro-Vice-Chancellor having previously served as the University’s Associate Dean for Education and, prior to that, as Associate Dean for International & Development. We chat about all things educational leadership, innovation and being part of the senior leadership team at Glasgow. Check it out!
Dr Michelle Welsh (EDI Special)
Episode 57 is an Equality, Diversity and Inclusivity (EDI) special with Dr Michelle Welsh who is the Deputy Head of Anatomy (Learning and Teaching) at The University of Glasgow. Michelle has a depth of experience in curriculum development, coordination and delivery. She has successfully pioneered EDI initiatives in the anatomy curriculum at Glasgow, which carry principles that can easily translate to other disciplines. We discuss her journey in developing this aspect of the curriculum and she shares some insights in how to get started if you are looking to do the same.
Dr Sarah Honeychurch
In this episode we chat to Sarah Honeychurch who is a good practice advisor at The University of Glasgow, with an educational research background in participatory learning. Sarah talks about educational theory, the emergence of AI, how to get into scholarship of teaching and lots, lots more!
Dr Matthieu Poyade
In episode 55 we chat to Dr Matthieu Poyade, who is a Research Fellow in the School of Simulation and Visualisation at The Glasgow School of Art. He is the pathway leader of the MSc Medical Visualisation and Human Anatomy jointly offered with the University of Glasgow. His teaching focuses on Volumetric Visualization and Human Computer Interaction and Virtual/Augmented Reality. So, we end up having a good old natter about teaching, The rise of AI and and the future of multimedia applications in Higher Education.
Lauren Mackenzie (Mental Health Special)
In episode 54 we chat to Lauren - a former student at The University of Glasgow who now works for the visitor experience team at The Hunterian Museum and Art Gallery operated by The University. Since childhood Lauren has struggled with anorexia. This conversation covers the deep struggle for her education and her family, as she tries to recover from the debilitating impact it has had on her life. Lauren advocates for mental health awareness and chats openly about her personal experiences and what Universities can do to support students in similar situations. it is a lovely heart warming chat, but have the tissues ready!
Good chat so far
Really interesting - background music on the first interview with David Read is really distracting!
The sort of questions asked are exactly the ones I, as an academic, am intrigued to know the answers to...and who better than from other academics at the top of their game.
Superb educational podcast!
Really interesting content. Would recommend for anyone who teaches within higher education