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Dr Paul Brennan

Dr Paul Brennan

Reader

School of Medicine

Email
brennanp@cardiff.ac.uk
Telephone
+44 29 2068 7087
Campuses
Neuadd Meirionnydd, University Hospital of Wales, Heath Park, Cardiff, CF14 4YS

Overview

I am a Reader in the Centre for Medical Education at the School of Medicine

As part of the Centre for Medical Education, I deliver teaching across all five years of the Undergraduate Medical Degree. 

Key roles include:

  • Chair of the Centre Equality, Diversity & Inclusion Committee
  • Academic Lead for Electives (Year 5)
  • Member of Student Selected Component Operations Group
  • Phase I educator (Year 1 & Year 2)

I have experience teaching R, a statistical programming language. My blog R for Biochemists has lots of teaching materials. I have created the Bioconductor package drawProteins. For contact about drawProteins see the Github repository. 

Biography

Career overview

2017 - present: Reader, Centre for Medical Education, School of Medicine, Cardiff University

2012 - 2017: Reader, Cancer & Genetics, School of Medicine, Cardiff University

2003-2012: Senior Lecturer, Infection & Immunity, School of Medicine, Cardiff University

1999-2003: Lecturer, Infection and Immunity, University of Wales College of Medicine

1995-1999 Research Fellow, Lymphocyte Activation Lab, Imperial Cancer Research Fund, London, UK

Education and qualifications

2013: Fellow of Higher Education Academy

1995: Ph.D. Biochemistry Department, Trinity College, Dublin 2, Ireland

1991: B.A. (Mod.) (1st Class)  Biochemistry Department, Trinity College, Dublin

Professional memberships

Training Theme Panel member of the Biochemical Society

Member of the British Society for Immunology

Committees and reviewing

Chair of Centre for Medical Education Equality, Diversity & Inclusion Committee

Member of School of Medicine Equality, Diversity & Inclusion Committee

Member of BLS Student International Mobility Group

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Teaching

Undergraduate Medical Degree

  • Lead for Equality, Diversity & Inclusion during Phase 2 of MBBCh
  • Platform for Clinical Sciences Facilitator
  • Case Based Learning Facilitator
  • Academic Lead for Electives
  • Science in Practice - a Year 5 Medical Degree module.
  • Tutor for Year 2 Student Selected Components (SSC)
  • Tutor for Year 3 Student Selected Components (SSC)
  • Tutor for Year 4 Student Selected Compoents (SSC)
  • Academic Mentor

If you are interested in equality, diversity and inclusion, I am available for Year 2, Year 3 and Year 4 Student Selected Component projects. 

I have a background of biochemistry and cancer biology research. 

Currently, I am working on teaching R, a statistical programming language and on themes related to equality, diversity and inclusion. 

Examples of previous work are shown in my research publications.