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Dr Isaac Myers

Dr Isaac Myers

Lecturer

School of Biosciences

Email
myersijs@cardiff.ac.uk
Telephone
+44 (0)29 2087 6808
Campuses
C/1.28, Sir Martin Evans Building, Museum Avenue, Cardiff, CF10 3AX

Overview

I lecture in Anatomy and am one of two academic leads for Student Experience in the School of Biosciences. I am a qualified medical doctor (MB BCh) with an intercalated BSc in Cellular and Molecular Pathology and an MSc in Cancer Biology and Therapeutics, and am passionate about enhancing student experience across all elements of their programme.

Within Cardiff University, I predominantly teach anatomy to a range of undergraduate and postgraduate students across medical, dental, pharmacy, and biosicences courses. Within my role as Student Experience (Community) Lead, I work with a diverse team to enhance the Bioscience learning community, and sit on a number of teams responsible for management of the School's undergraduate and postgraduate programmes.

Research and Educational Interests

I have biological, educational and pastoral interests. Biologically, my research centres on molecular oncology - specifically the role of Tight Junction proteins in the mechanisms of metastasis and angiogenesis in cancer - and the relationships between cancer and gross anatomy. Educationally, I am interested in the cultivation of engagement, and in enriching student experience through a partnership-based approach. I am a strong advocate for a blended approach to learning which includes flipped classroom approaches, interactive elements, and novel educational tools. I also have an interest in the development of professionalism skills (eg. teamwork, leadership, empathy, communication) which is a vital component of early clinical training in particular. Pastorally, my greatest passion lies in enhancing staff and student health and wellbeing. I am especially interested in bolstering peer-connectedness among learning communities (particularly during the Covid-19 pandemic), and developing strategies to improve mental health and wellbeing.

Roles

  • Lecturer in Anatomy
  • Academic Lead for Student Experience (Community)
  • Skills For Science (BI1001) Deputy Module Leader
  • Student Mentoring Coordinator

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