Faculty development; medical education including teaching and learning in clinical settings and work-based learning; curriculum development; inquiry learning including case-based learning (CBL); portfolios and reflective practice; educational evaluations.
My key responsibilities at Warwick Medical School include academic leadership of faculty development for our MB ChB course and postgraduate teaching on our Masters in Medial Education.
As Academic Lead for Faculty Development for our graduate-entry MBChB I lead the development of strategy for teacher development, including for clinical teachers in all our partner NHS trusts and primary care. I am Module Leader for the Master in Medical Education module Essentials of Clinical Education and teach on a number of other modules. I supervise MMedEd professional project/dissertation students on a wide range of education topics. My main research interests focus around learning and the health professions, particularly enhancing learning and teaching through curriculum and teacher development.
I trained and worked as a dentist before developing an interest in education through my Masters (in Computing) dissertation on self-questioning for learning. This was followed by a PhD, and initial post-doc research experience, in computer-based learning (University of Leeds, in collaboration with Yorkshire Cancer Registry). I have extensive experience in education in both academia and the NHS - including exploration of disciplinary differences in learning and teaching and using technology to enhance learning (LTSN Psychology, University of York) and curriculum developments for health professionals' education in genetics as well as NHS service developments (NHS National Genetics Education and Development Centre).
- Bennett, Catherine L., Burke, Sarah E., Burton, Hilary, Farndon, Peter A., 2010. A toolkit for incorporating genetics into mainstream medical services : Learning from service development pilots in England. BMC Health Services Research, 10 (1)
- Burke, Sarah, Martyn, Melissa, Stone, Anna, Bennett, Catherine L., Thomas, Hywel, Farndon, Peter, 2009. Developing a curriculum statement based on clinical practice : genetics in primary care. British Journal of General Practice, 59 (559), pp. 99-103
- Farndon, Peter A., Bennett, Catherine L., 2008. Genetics education for health professionals : strategies and outcomes from a national initiative in the United Kingdom. Journal of Genetic Counseling, 17 (2), pp. 161-169