Engaging allied health professions in clinical education research: barriers, opportunities, and enablers

30th April 2024

Virtual Event – Tuesday 30th April 6pm – 7.30pm

Presented in collaboration with the NMAHP+ workstream of the Incubator for Clinical Education Research, our inaugural MEGAbite will consider the barriers, opportunities and enablers associated with engaging allied health professionals in clinical education research. The panel will discuss their experiences, consider the current landscape, and scope out opportunities to further engagement in the field.

Panel Members

Sonia Bussey

Dr Sonia Bussey, Director of Education (PG). Degree Programme Director, Masters in Medical Education.


Jou Yin JY Teoh

Jou Yin (JY) Teoh
Jou Yin (JY) Teoh  is originally from Malaysia and completing the 4th year of her PhD interrogating the Hidden Curriculum of Occupational Therapy Education. She is also an award-winning educator and Senior Lecturer at Brunel University London, Chair of the Royal College of Occupational Therapists Learning and Development Board and a Fellowship alumna with the Council of Deans of Health. Her research and graduate student supervision uses co-production and participatory methodologies to scrutinise, challenge, resist and repair systemic injustices impacting occupational therapy workforce learning and development in the UK; with projects shortlisted for the 2023 BUL Research Impact Awards in the Educational Impact category, and the 2023 NHS England Chief Allied Health Officers’ Award for Leadership in Equality, Diversity and Inclusion.


Alan Williams
Credit to Richard Richards

Dr Alan Williams
Dr Alan Williams is an Academic Lead at the University of Derby and Deputy Chair of the College Research Committee (Student Matters). Since August 2022 he has led the College professional doctorate and previously, the portfolio of online nursing and health programmes. From 2006 to 2019 Alan worked at the University of Nottingham on pre-registration undergraduate and postgraduate programmes after a 20+ year career in the NHS as a Registered Nurse in emergency care, resuscitation, and resuscitation education. His professional doctorate investigated how students and tutors design web-based learning resources. He is a Senior Fellow of Advance HE, an elected member of the Resuscitation Council UK Executive Committee and active ALS and GIC Instructor. Alan’s research interests are in health professional education, the student experience and encouraging nurses, midwives, and allied health professionals to engage with research and scholarship.


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Dr Wendy Wesson
Dr. Wendy Wesson serves as the Director of Postgraduate Programmes at the School of Nursing and Midwifery at Keele University. In this role, she leads a dynamic academic team of nurses and midwives, delivering innovative and high-quality programs for both pre- and post-registration students.

Session Chair

Professor Gabrielle Finn
Professor Gabrielle Finn is Associate Vice President (AVP) for Teaching, Learning, and Students for The University of Manchester. She is also Professor of Medical Education in the School of Medical Sciences. Gabrielle’s AVP portfolio focuses on: (1) assessment and feedback, (2) student voice, and (3) access, participation, and success.

She leads the University’s Assessment for the Future (AFF) strategic group. Outside of the University, Gabrielle is Director of Events and Chair Elect for ASME and Associate Editor for Perspectives in Medical Education and Anatomical Sciences Education. She is a National Teaching Fellow and Principal Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (AdvanceHE).

Gabrielle is also an active medical education researcher, with several PhD students. Her research interests include gender discrimination, feminist theory, assessment and feedback, differential attainment, professionalism, and innovative pedagogy. Her research funding is related to Fitness to Practise and regulation within health professions. She has authored a number of books, as well as over 150 research papers.


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