2019 National Teaching Fellowships

Posted on 5 August 2019

Professor Gabrielle Finn (Hull York Medical School) awarded National Teaching Fellowship.

Today, Advance HE announced the newest members of their National Teaching Fellowship Scheme (NTFS).

Professor Gabrielle Finn, from the Hull York Medical School (HYMS), is among the 55 new National Teaching Fellows, having been recognised by Advance HE as making an outstanding impact on student outcomes and the teaching profession in higher education. 

Gabrielle is delighted with the award. She said, "I am thrilled to have been awarded a National Teaching Fellowship (NTF). Throughout my career I have been passionate about medical education and have worked with colleagues and my students to develop tools and techniques to enhance their learning and experience – tools which have been adopted my others within the sector. This award will enable me to continue this work and provide a platform through which I can share my knowledge and collaborate with others to find new ways of working which will continue to impact on the student experience across the sector."

Through research, scholarship and engaging teaching, Gabrielle advocates the creation of collaborative learning networks to support diverse groups of learners, as well as pioneering new pedagogic approaches such as ultraviolet bodypainting.

She started her academic career as an anatomy lecturer before transitioning to postgraduate medical education. She also volunteers as an Education Officer for the Anatomical Society, a position through which she is able to advocate the use of evidenced based practice within the education of healthcare professionals.

Professor John Robinson, Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Teaching, Learning and Students, said of the award:

"Advance HE oversees both National Teaching Fellowships and Collaborative Awards for Teaching Excellence. These are highly-regarded markers of outstanding teaching and support for learning. In recent years York has done well in both. This year's award to Gabrielle Finn extends our run of successes and marks her outstanding contributions to teaching in HYMS. Her deep understanding of the subject of anatomy has inspired new evidence-based approaches to teaching and learning that are inspiring and highly relevant to the work and practice of health professionals within the UK and beyond. We offer warmest congratulations to Gabrielle."

The Award will be presented to Gabrielle at a Ceremony on 16 October 2019 in Manchester.

Read more about the awards and see the full list of winners.