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Dr Zarabeth Newton

Dr Zarabeth Newton

Lecturer

School of Medicine

Email:
newtonz@cardiff.ac.uk
Telephone:
+44 (0)29 2068 8208
Location:
5th Floor , Cochrane Building, Heath Park, Cardiff, CF14 4YU

I am a Senior Lecturer in the Centre for Medical Education at the School of Medicine. After being the Case Based Learning (CBL) Lead for the first 2 years of the Medical MB BCh course for 6 years, I have been recently appointed as the CBL Facilitation Director. I have focued my attention from working with the individual case experts and leads who coordinate and develop the 17 cases delivered through first two years to supporting the innovative and important role of the facilitative tutor across the 5 year curriculum.  To support this, I recruit and provide development opportunities for our faculty of facilitators that support the CBL curriculum design.

I am passionate about developing the student agenda in Cardiff’s Medical Education programme.  I am always eager to work with students on their Student Selected Component projects.  

I received my PhD as part of the Arthritis Research Group in the Division of Infection and Immunity at Cardiff University’s School of Medicine.

As Case Based Learning Facilitation Director, I am striving to support our amazing faculty in their role as a facilitative tutor.  This is an innovative role that is fundamental to CBL and student development. I am passionate about providing bespoke training for academics embarking on the new pedagogy surrounding CBL facilitation. This type of tutoring is often unfamiliar but is so rewarding to academics and beneficial to students.

I am also the Case Lead for the Musculoskeletal, Immunology and Haematology CBL Case.

Between 2014-2019, I was the Case Based Learning (CBL) Lead for the first 2 years of the MB BCh programme at Cardiff University   As such, I have worked with helped other institutes in their transition to a CBL modelled curriculum. 

During my time in the Centre for Medical Education, I have also been the Lead for the Student Selected Components (SSCs) in Year 1 of the course as well as the SSC Deputy Director.  I found these roles highly fulfilling and I continue to contribute projects and supervision to the different activities that the SSCs offer throughout the 5 years of the MB BCh programme.

Prior to my time in Medical Education, I was a researcher in the Arthritis Research Group in the Division of Infection and Immunity.  With a prevalent family history of Rheumatoid arthritis, I am passionate about understanding the condition in more depth in the hope of providing new ways to treat and manage the conditions progression. My PhD focussed on a TNFa Receptor family member, Death Receptor 3, and how it contribute to Rheumatoid Arthritis disease progression.

Honours and awards

Rising Star award at Cardiff University’s Celebrating Excellence Awards (2016)

Celebrating Teaching Excellence award at the College of Biomedical and Life Sciences Celebrating Excellence Awards (2016)

Professional memberships

Fellow of the Higher Education Academy

Member of the British Society of Immunology

Academic positions

2014 - present: Lecturer, Cardiff University

2017 - Member of Higher Education Academy

2012 - 2014: Postdoctoral Research Associate, Arthritis Research group, Division of Infection and Immunity, School of Medicine, Cardiff University

2010 - 2012: Research Technician, Division of Cancer and Genetics, Cardiff University

2006 - 2013: Personal Tutor

2006 - 2010: PhD, Division of Infection and Immunity, School of Medicine, Cardif University

2006: Diploma in Research Methods

2005 - 2006: MSc Medicinal and Pharmaceutical Chemistry, Department of Chemistry, Loughborough University.

2002 - 2005: BSc Human Biology: Department of Life Sciences, Loughborough University.

2019

2018

  • Newton, Z. and Coffey, M. 2018. Case writing workshop. Presented at: Centre for Medical Education, Queen?s University Belfast Curriculum Showcase, Queen's University Belfast, 2018. pp. -.

2017

2016

2014

2013

2011

2010

2009

2008

2007

Medical Education

Undergraduate

Case Based Learning (CBL) Facilitator

CBL Case Lead; Musculoskeletal, Immunology and Haematology

Platform for Clinical Sciences tutor

Student Selected Component (SSC) tutor

CBL Practical tutor

iBSc dissertation supervisor

Faculty

Facilitator Training

Facilitator Development

Cardiff China Medical Research Collaborative

Scholarship Student tutor

Published as part of the Centre for Medical Education

Oral Presentations

Newton, Z., Coffey, M.J., 2018. Case Based Learning – the Cardiff Experience. Guest Speaker at Centre for Medical Education, Queen’s University Belfast Curriculum Showcase. Oral Presentation.

 Neame, T., Newton, Z. 2017. Medical Students; Exploring Gender through Art. Second Annual LGBTQ Inclusivity in Higher Education Conference: Facing the Dragon. Swansea University. Oral Presentation.

 Coffey M., Newton Z. 2016. Medic Case Based Learning (CBL) & how it enhances educator Practice. Centre for Education Innovation’s annual learning and teaching Conference. Cardiff University. Oral Presentation.

 Newton Z., Smith P.E., Riley S. 2016. Case Based Learning: The Cardiff Experience. MB21 Curriculum Showcase. Bristol University. Oral Presentation.

 Posters

Student Presented Posters

Ganesananthan S., Cheah W. L., Ng J., Newton Z. 2016. Recent Update in Biological Therapy for Rheumatoid Arthritis. South Wales Orthopaedic Trauma Showcase. Cardiff University. Poster Presentation.

 Edwards R., Newton Z. 2016. Facilitating Styles in Cardiff University. Year 3 SSC Showcase. Cardiff University. Poster Presentation.

 Academic Posters

Newton Z., Coffey M.J., Riley S. 2016. Large Cohort Case Based Learning: the balanced Goldilocks Conundrum. AMEE. Barcelona, Spain. Poster Presentation.

 Hibbitts S., Newton Z., Jones L. 2016. Promoting the scientist within medical students from year one: a practical research experience. AMEE. Barcelona, Spain. Poster Presentation.

 Workshops

Newton, Z., Coffey, M.J., 2018. Case Writing Workshop. Centre for Medical Education, Queen’s University Belfast Curriculum Showcase. Workshop.

Hibbitts S., Powell N., Newton Z., Patel S., Hart K. 2016. Student Selected Project opportunities with C21 MB BCh, C4ME Educator Development Day. Cardiff University. Workshop.

 Newton Z., Hibbitts S., Hart K. 2016. Facilitating Small Groups; Standardising learning processes to enable and develop Tomorrow’s Doctors. C4ME Educator Development Day. Cardiff University. Workshop.

Published as part of School of Medicine

(Maiden name; Mecklenburgh)

Greenhill, C.J., Jones, G.W., Nowell, M.A., Newton, Z., Harvey, A.K., Moideen, A.N., Collins, F.L., Bloom, A.C., Coll, R.C., Robertson, A.A., Cooper, M.A., 2014. Interleukin-10 regulates the inflammasome-driven augmentation of inflammatory arthritis and joint destruction. Arthritis research & therapy, 16(4), p.1.

Newton, Z., Wang, E.C., Hayward, O.A., Clark, S.R., Collins, F., Perks, W.V., Singh, R.K., Twohig, J.P., Williams, A.S., 2014. Regulation of early cartilage destruction in inflammatory arthritis by death receptor 3. Arthritis & Rheumatology, 66(10), pp.2762-2772.

 Fielding C.A., Jones G.W., McLoughlin R.M., McLeod L., Hammond V.J., Uceda J., Williams A.S., Lambie M., Foster T.L., Liao C.T., Rice C.M., Greenhill C.J., Colmont C.S., Hams E., Coles B., Kift-Morgan A., Newton Z., Craig K.J., Williams J.D., Williams G.T., Davies S.J., Humphreys I.R., O'Donnell V.B., Taylor P.R., Jenkins B.J., Topley N., Jones S.A. 2014. Interleukin-6 signalling drives fibrosis in unresolved inflammation. Immunity, 40(1), pp.40-50.

 Hole, P.S., Zabkiewicz, J., Munje, C., Newton, Z., Pearn, L., White, P., Marquez, N., Hills, R.K., Burnett, A.K., Tonks, A. and Darley, R.L., 2013. Overproduction of NOX-derived ROS in AML promotes proliferation and is associated with defective oxidative stress signalling. Blood, 122(19), pp.3322-3330.

 Williams A.S., Collins F., Newton Z., Goodfellow R.M., Rajak R., Calder C.J., Wang E.C.Y., 2010. Death Receptor 3 orchestrates erosive pathology in inflammatory arthritis. Immunology, 131; 104-104

 Williams, A.S., Bull, M.J., Mecklenburgh, Z., Calder, C.J., Twohig, J.P., Elford, C., Evans, B., Al-Shamkhani, A., Wang, E. 2009 A functional role for death receptor-3 in arthritis. Cytokine, 48(1-2):134.

 Williams, A.S., Bull, M.J., Mecklenburgh, Z., Calder, C.J., Twohig, J.P., Elford, C., Evans, B., Al-Shamkhani, A., Wang, E. 2009. Functional role of DR3 in inflammatory arthritis: A novel target for therapy? Immunology, 48:I8-I9.

 Bull, M.J., Williams, A.S., Mecklenburgh, Z., Calder, C.J., Twohig, J.P., Elford, C., Evans, B.A.J., Rowley, T.F., Slebioda, T.J., Taraban, V.J., Al-Shamkhani, A., Wang, E.C.Y. 2008. The Death Receptor 3-TNF-like protein 1A pathway drives adverse bone pathology in inflammatory arthritis. J Exp Med. 27; 205(11):2457-64.

Oral and Poster Presentations

 Wang E.C.Y., Newton Z., Hayward O.A., Perks W.V., Singh R.K., Twohig J.P., Williams A.S. 2011. Control of cartilage depletion early in inflammatory arthritis by Death Receptor 3.13th International TNF Conference, Awaji Yumebutai International Conference Centre, Hyogo, Japan. Poster Presentation.

 Wang E.C., Goodfellow, R.M., Calder, C.J., Humphreys, E., Jones, F., Newton, Z., Williams, A.S. 2010. The role of the death receptor 3 / TNF-like protein 1A pathway in arthritis. Kobe, Japan International Immunology Meeting Abstracts; 2010. 22(1, pt 2) p. ii95 Oral Presentation.

 Newton, Z., Williams, A.S., & Wang, E.C.Y. 2009. The role of DR3/TL1A in cartilage depletion caused by inflammatory arthritis.I3-IRG Annual Conference, Gregynog, Wales. Oral Presentation.

 Williams, A.S., Bull, M.J., Mecklenburgh, Z., Calder, C.J., Twohig, J.P., Elford, C., Evans, B., Al-Shamkhani, A., Wang, E. 2009. A functional role for death receptor-3 in arthritis. Lisbon, Portugal. Oral Presentation.

 Williams, A.S., Bull, M.J., Mecklenburgh, Z., Calder, C.J., Twohig, J.P., Elford, C., Evans, B., Al-Shamkhani, A., Wang, E. 2009. Functional role of DR3 in inflammatory arthritis: A novel target for therapy? British Society for Immunology, Glasgow, Scotland. Oral Presentation.

 Newton, Z., Bull, M.J., Wang, E.C.Y., & Williams, A.S. 2009. The role of DR3/TL1A in cartilage depletion caused by inflammatory arthritis. British Society for Immunology, Glasgow, Scotland. Poster presentation.

 Mecklenburgh, Z., Williams, A.S., Wang, E.C.Y. 2008. The role of death receptor 3 in cartilage destruction. 24th Annual Post-Graduate Research Day, Cardiff University. Poster presentation (won the CBS prize and student’s runner-up prize).

 Jones, G.W., Stumhofer, J.S., Mecklenburgh, Z., Gallimore, A.M., Ernst, M., Topley, N., Williams, A.S., Hunter, C.A., Jenkins, B.J., Wang, E.C., Jones, S.A. 2008. TL1A/TNFSF15 promotes a STAT1-mediated suppression of IL-17-secreting T-helper cells. British Society of Rheumatology. Oral presentation.

 Wang, E.C.Y., Bull, M.J., Mecklenburgh, Z., Calder, C.J., Twohig, J.P., Elford, C., Evans, B.A.J., Rowley, T.F., Slebioda, T.J., Taraban, V.J., Al-Shamkhani, A. & Williams, A.S. 2008. Proof of principle for targeting of the DR3/TL1A pathway as therapy for inflammatory arthritis. MRC IIB Vaccines and Immunotherapies Showcase, Sanger Institute, Cambridge. Poster presentation (won the Industry Poster Award runner-up prize).

 Williams, A.S., Bull, M.J., Mecklenburgh, Z., Calder, C.J., Twohig, J.P., Elford, C., Evans, B.A.J., Rowley, T.F., Slebioda, T.J., Taraban, V.J., Al-Shamkhani, A. & Wang, E.C.Y. 2008. The role of death receptor 3 in inflammatory arthritis. British Society for Immunology, Glasgow, Scotland. Oral presentation.

 Mecklenburgh, Z., Wang, E.C.Y., & Williams, A.S., 2008. Death receptor 3 and bone regulation. DR3 Symposium, Cardiff University. Oral presentation.

 Bull, M.J., Williams, A.S., Mecklenburgh, Z., Calder, C.J., Twohig, J.P., Elford, C., Evans, B.A.J., Rowley, T.F., Slebioda, T.J., Taraban, V.J., Al-Shamkhani, A. & Wang, E.C.Y. 2008. The role of death receptor 3 in a murine model for Rheumatoid Arthritis.DR3 Symposium, Cardiff University. Oral presentation.

 Jones, G.W., Mecklenburgh, Z., Jenkins, B.J., Ernst, M., Topley, N., Williams, A.S., Wang, E., Jones, S.A. 2007. TL1A Counteracts the IL-6 Control of the STAT3-Mediated Development of T Helper 17 Cells. International Cytokines Conference. San Francisco, USA. Oral presentation.