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Julie Browne

Senior Lecturer

School of Medicine

Email
brownej1@cardiff.ac.uk
Telephone
+44 (0)29 2068 7901
Campuses
Cochrane Building

Overview

I am Senior Lecturer in Academic Practice at Cardiff University and course lead for the intercalated BSc in Medical Education. I was formerly External Relations Manager at the Wales Deanery.  In 2015 I was awarded the President's Silver Medal of the Academy of Medical Educators  for outstanding and sustained contributions to medical education.

My professional background is in academic publishing and I was Managing Editor of Medical Education and The Clinical Teacher from 2001 to 2008. I co-ordinated the work of the Expert Advisory Panel on assessment for the Tooke Inquiry into Modernising Medical Careers (2007). I am a Fellow of the Academy of Medical Educators and was elected Vice Chair of its Council in 2015. I am a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. I have been a GMC Education Associate since 2010, and am the author or co-author of a number of peer reviewed publications on medical education, including a book (with Alan Bleakley and John Bligh). I am a member of the Association for Medical Humanities, and my interests include medical humanities, publication ethics and curriculum theory.

Biography

MA

English Literature. University of Glamorgan (2013)  Dissertation title: Theatre and Performance in the Novels of Mary Renault (Distinction)

PG Cert

Clinical Research: Peninsula Medical School (2008)

PG Cert Ed

Secondary Education: University of Wales Cardiff (1982)

BA (Hons)

University of Wales College, Cardiff: English Literature (1981)

Other

Prince 2 Project Management: Practitioner (2012)

University of Wales Diploma in Welsh: (Distinction) (1983-1985)

Honours and awards

Cardiff University Press Diamond Monograph Award for 'Educators of Healthcare Professionals: Agreeing a Shared Purpose' (2021)

Excellence in Teaching Award, Cardiff University School of Medicine (2020)

Centre for Medical Education Certificate of Appreciation (nominated by students), Cardiff University School of Medicine (2016)

President's Silver Medal of the Academy of Medical Educators for Outstanding Contribution to Medical Education (2015)

Professional memberships

Senior Fellow, Higher Education Academy (2016)

Fellow, Academy of Medical Educators (2009)

Academic positions

2014-present

Senior Lecturer in Academic Practice, Cardiff University School of Medicine

2010-2014

External Relations Manager, Wales Deanery, Cardiff School of Postgraduate Medical and Dental Education

2012-2015

Honorary CEO, Academy of Medical Educators

2007-2010

Academic Support Manager, Institute of Clinical Education, Peninsula College of Medicine and Dentistry

2002-2007

Honorary Research Fellow, Peninsula Medical School

2001-2007

Managing Editor of Medical Education (from 2002), senior Editor Medical Education (from 2005). Managing Editor of The Clinical Teacher (from November 2003).

Speaking engagements

2021

1.     Facilitating educational interaction in interprofessional settings: the value of a framework of values and activities (Browne J, Boam A, Ly T, Bullock A) Irish Network of Healthcare Educators, Online 11 March

2.     Analysis of the development of self-regulated learning skills in year 1 medical students during the shift to online learning in the COVID-19 pandemic (Logan H, Browne J, Rutherford S, Greenwood S) Irish Network of Healthcare Educators, Online 11 March

3.     Saying Yes to the Mess: Developing Leadership in Interprofessional Teaching Teams. (Invited keynote.) Interrobang?! Conference for Clinical Teaching Fellows, Online 12 January.

4.     Educators of healthcare professionals: creating interprofessional teams through consensus on standards. (Browne J, Bullock A) International Network of Heath Workforce Educators, Online 8 January

2020

5.     Interprofessional learning – evaluating potential for regulatory support. (Browne J) General Medical Council Annual Meeting, online 30 November.

6.     What we agree on: healthcare professions educators’ values and activities. Bullock A, Browne J, Parker S, Poletti C, Jenkins J, Gallen D. International Association of Dental Research, Washington (18 March).

7.     Methods for achieving consensus on values and activities of healthcare educators. International Ottawa Conference on Assessment in Healthcare Education. Browne J, Bullock A, Gallen D, Jenkins J. 14 February (did not attend due to COVID: the talk was given by Jenkins, J.

8.     Shared understandings: Interprofessional educators and their community of practice. Bullock A, Browne J, Gallen D, Jenkins J. Irish Network of Healthcare Educators, Dublin. 12 February 2020.

2019

9.     Where we are now: healthcare professions educators’ values and activities. Alison Bullock, Julie Browne, Derek Gallen, John Jenkins, Sam Parker, Chiara Poletti (short presentation) DEMEC, Manchester 3 December

10.  Core values of healthcare education leaders: a nominal group (Browne J) (invited workshop) DEMEC, Manchester 3 December

11.  Leadership standards for healthcare educators (Browne J, Hayden J) (invited workshop on behalf of the Academy of Medical Educators) DEMEC, Manchester 2 December

12.  Curriculum change and student satisfaction: mutually compatible. (Invited Keynote.) (Sydney Faculty of Health Sciences Education, 21 July 2019)

13.  The future of standards in medical education (workshop) (Browne J, Hayden J) Association for the Study of Medical Education (Glasgow 3 July)

14.  Developing confidence in medical education. (Invited plenary). Clinical Teaching Fellows’ Forum. (Frimley Park Hospital 8 June)

15.  Intercalating in medical education: two evaluation studies. (Presentation and conference proceedings) (Puw E, Watford J, Browne J, Ledger A, Bullock A.) Leeds University Education Research Group meeting. (Leeds 22 May)

16.  Recognising excellence in teaching (invited workshop) Queens University Hospital Postgraduate Centre, Nottingham (29 April)

17.  Analysis of the development of self-regulated learning skills in first year medical students (Allsop S, Rutherford S, Browne J) (Poster presentation) AOME Spring Meeting (Cardiff 4 April)

18.  CARDIPH: A novel card game for team teaching. (Browne J, Webb K) MED1 Conference, Cardiff. 7 March.

19.  Medical educator identity (short presentation with Prof Alison Bullock) Irish Network of Healthcare Educators (Galway 6-8 February)

20.  Values and activities of Healthcare Educators  (Invited plenary): International Network of Health Workforce Educators (Dublin 8-11 January)

Committees and reviewing

Cardiff University Press: Co-Chair, Editorial Board

Cardiff University Press: Monograph Commissioning Panel Member (representing the College of Biomedical and Life Sciences)

Honorary Editor in Chief, The British Student Doctor Journal (Cardiff University Press: https://thebsdj.cardiffuniversitypress.org/ )

Elected Council Member, Academy of Medical Educators (AoME), also Director and Trustee, Chair of two working parties, and Deputy Chair of Council

Publications

2021

2020

2019

2018

2017

2014

2013

2012

2011

2010

2009

  • Bligh, J. and Brice Browne, J. 2009. Publishing and research. In: Dent, J. A. and Harden, R. eds. A practical guide for medical teachers. 3rd ed rev. Edinburgh: Churchill Livingstone Elsevier, pp. 406-413.

2006

Teaching

Course lead for the Intercalated BSc in Medical Education

Supervisor, undergraduate literature projects (medical humanties)

Academic mentor

PGCUTL supervisor