Updated: Jul 1
The Association of Undergraduate Teachers of Psychiatry (AUTP) is launching a new webinar series to share experiences of remote teaching in the face of the COVID-19.
The unprecedented situation of a global pandemic has forced innovation in medical education. In this series, we will be exploring some of the ways that the delivery of MedEd has shaped, adapted and evolved - and the lessons we can learn moving forwards.
Dr James Fallon:
James Fallon is a Senior Clinical Lecturer at Brighton and Sussex Medical School and Honorary Consultant in Early Intervention in Psychosis at Sussex Partnership Trust. Working as Undergraduate Lead in Psychiatry at the medical school and as a Locality Tutor then Clinical Tutor in Postgraduate Training in Sussex he has been looking at how undergraduate and postgraduate training can learn from each other's methods. Having moved the psychiatry undergraduates course online James has a team of educators who have been working on increasing student engagement in different group sizes. James will share experiences of working in small groups and how to integrate one to one simulation into online courses.
Simon is a lived experience educator working in the undergraduate medical education teams of Derbyshire Healthcare NHS FT. He is tasked with supporting students to access the knowledge that comes from lived experience of mental illness. Simon is proud to be part of Derby’s award winning Expert Patient program and, in 2019, was the first ‘patient educator’ to be awarded the PG Certificate in Medical Education by the University of Sheffield. Simon has particular interest in medical education, having spoken at conferences about the benefits of involving patients in psychiatric teaching. He is currently part of a task and finish group at the Royal College of Psychiatrists that is due to report on this issue in spring 2020. Simon is currently working with NHS England around patient safety, believing that safety can be improved through the development of co-productive methods of working and, since January 2020, has been the patient representative on the governing Council of the Royal College of Psychiatrists.
Simon has significant experience of mental illness; he has received 25 years of community based and in-patient care. However, Simon views his experience as just one person’s perspective. He is keen to learn from others and is always happy to engage on social media (@Simonro40611952).
David is a Clinical Teacher within the Psychiatry Teaching Unit at Derbyshire
Healthcare Foundation Trust, teaching medical students from Nottingham University.
He trained as a psychiatric nurse at All Saints Hospital in Birmingham, qualifying in
Since then he has worked on acute wards and in a crisis/home treatment team for a
number of years, as well as generic and community rehabilitation teams.
David studied Law part time, successfully completing his LLB and Legal practice
Course, in which he specialised in Medical Law and Clinical Negligence.
Subsequent to this, he became the Mental Health Act Manager for Birmingham and
Solihull Mental Health NHS Trust.
He has been with the PTU in Derby since 2010 and also worked 2 days per week as a
CPN with the Amber Valley Neighbourhood Team for 9 years until August 2019.
He now teaches full time between Nottingham University Students in Derby and
Sheffield University students in Chesterfield.