Peter Abrahams, Professor of Clinical Anatomy at Warwick Medical School, has been awarded a National Teaching Fellowship, the most prestigious award for excellence in higher education teaching and support for learning.
The Higher Education Academy who manages the awards, selected Professor Abrahams from more than 200 nominations submitted by higher education institutions across England, Northern Ireland and, for the first time, Wales.
Always on the lookout for ways to use e-learning and technology to aid and enhance his students' learning, Peter's teaching excellence has been captured for all to see thanks to his iPhone app 'Aspects of Anatomy'. Launched earlier this year, the app has bite-size anatomy classes which can be downloaded and used by medical students world-wide.
Professor Abrahams explained:
"Technology is never going to replace good teaching, but this way, we can provide extra material using clinical cases to support their learning in a way that is accessible, timely and mobile – it really is 'anatomy teaching on the move' for the 21st Century.""I am thoroughly delighted to receive the Fellowship and it is especially rewarding that my desire to improve teaching and strive for excellence and enthusiasm is recognised by the Academy."
Even outside term time, he is busy spreading his teaching expertise and is just back from a lecturing tour covering Philadelphia, Columbus, Ohio and Miami as well as SGU Grenada, West Indies where he organised a master class in anatomical dissection. The dissections performed at this master class will be used for the new 7th Edition of Mcminn/Abrahams 'Clinical Atlas of Human Anatomy'.
Peter joins eight other University of Warwick lecturers who have previously been awarded Fellowships by the Academy including Professor Edward Peile who was also from Warwick Medical School.