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.
Professor John Paul Leach
In episode 44 we have a chat to JP Leach who is a Professor of Clinical Neurology and Honorary Professor within The School of Medicine Dentistry and Nursing at The University of Glasgow. JP is the head of undergraduate medical programmes at The University, so naturally we get stuck into conversations about about medical education, curriculum development, neuro anatomy and of course, the one thing everyone wants to talk to him about - his background in stand up comedy!
In episode 43 I have a great discussion with Mia Clarke who has been occupying the role of VP Education at The University of Glasgow for the last year. She has been at the heart of policy making - respresenting the student learning experience and all academic issues on the Student's Representative Council. Here we have a wonderfully honest, open and refreshing chat about her background, passions, influences and achievements at Glasgow. We have a good laugh along the way as well - this one was an absolute joy.
Dr Nathalie Tasler
In Episode 42 we talk to Dr Nathalie Tasler, who is a Lectuer in Academic and Digital Development at The University of Glasgow. We chat to her about creative learning, The Scholarship of Learning and Teaching Network... where she even has her own (excellent) podcast with a similar name to this one (ouch!). Nathalie is very passionate about open access educational resources and so we touch on that too, as well as all the usual banter you get used to here. Enjoy!
Dr Jason Organ Part 2
Episode 41 continues the conversation with Dr Jason Organ from Indiana University, USA. Jason is an Associate Professor in anatomy, cell biology and physiology (as you know already!) contributing to much teaching, but also with a passion for scientific communication. We pick up the chat here with Jason explaining how his career has evolved. Then we move on to talk about his co-edited special issue of the Anatomical Record, which opens up a discussion around some sensitive issues regarding the history of anatomy and its associated resources.
Dr Jason Organ Part 1
For our 40th episode we have a chat with Dr Jason Organ from Indiana University over in the USA. Jason is an Associate Professor in anatomy, cell biology and physiology contributing to a lot of teaching, but also finding the time to pursue his research interests in brittle bone disease. He is Co-Editor and Writer of the Public Library of Science (PLOS) Science Communication Blog. In 2018, Jason received the prestigious AAA Basmajian Award for excellence in teaching gross anatomy and outstanding accomplishments in biomedical research and scholarship in education. One of his main areas of interest is science communication and he has disseminated a fair bit on this topic. Jason and I are old pals, so this one takes a few diversions here and there. So much so in fact, we had to split the conversation in two parts! Enjoy part 1 for now.
Professor Niamh Stack
In episode 39 we chat to Niamh Stack who is the Deputy Head and Director of Teaching and Learning of the School of Psychology at The University of Glasgow (although not for much longer as she is leaving 😞). Niamh is interested in research on effective pedagogy, curriculum enhancement and graduate skills, so she is the perfect guest for the podcast! We chat about all things related to that and life on the education focused career path. Plus, Stephan is back in this episode. Where has he been you ask? On sabbatical the lucky devil!
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