I am a medical educationalist and open education practitioner who specialises in the use of emerging, social technologies to support healthcare education and continuing professional development. At the moment I am undertaking a PhD at Queen’s University Belfast, looking (very broadly) at the affordances of Critical Pedagogy in Undergraduate Medical Education.
In the meantime I am also a co-coordinator of the Open Knowledge Open Education Working Group, responsible for the promotion of Open Science in Open Education and with a particular interest in how Critical Pedagogy could underpin educational activities in which Open Data are used as Open Educational Resources.
I have a strong interest in medical and digital humanities and emotions/empathy/compassion in healthcare.
I started this Blog for several reasons: to reflect on my research, to share opinions, to become more engaged with online communities of practice that share interests similar to mine and, last but not least, to help myself to keep up to date and focused on my work and research.