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Medical Education Innovations: Spotlight on the ‘Teaching & Scholarship Podcast’

Published: 21 May 2019

Earlier this year the University of Southampton's Centre for Higher Education Practice (CHEP) and the Faculty of Medicine’s Medical Education Innovation Network (MEIN) collaborated to develop the ‘Teaching and Scholarship Podcast’.

The podcast was created in order to promote and raise the profile of teaching excellence within university education.  The first three episodes are available online now at

Episode 1: Professor David Read

In episode 1, we chat to David Read, Professorial Fellow in Chemistry Education at the University of Southampton, who talks about his career involving educational innovation, his National Teaching Fellowship and his role within the Centre for Higher Education Practice at the University of Southampton.

Episode 2: Professor Simon Kemp

In episode 2 we chat to Simon Kemp who is a Professorial Fellow in Education for Sustainable Development at the University of Southampton. Simon is a well-established and leading innovator in teaching excellence in Higher Education and a serial award winner! We talk to Simon about his academic background, tips on career progression along the education pathway and his views on such things as the NSS and the TEF. Plus...... not forgetting all those awards he has won, including the very prestigious Times Higher Education (THE) most innovative teacher of the year and his National Teaching Fellowship.

Episode 3: James Wilson

In episode 3 we talk to James Wilson who is a Lecturer in Mental Health at the University of Southampton. James is an award winning educator and a leading national practitioner of the innovative use of interactive theatre within learning and teaching environments. Amongst other things, we chat with James about his National Teaching Fellowship and his perspectives on why innovation matters in higher education and how it can lead to teaching excellence. We also found out that he was once quite handy at football and was capped for Scotland!

Episodes can also be accessed via Apple Podcasts, where they are receiving 5 star reviews: “Superb educational podcast!  Really interesting content. Would recommend for anyone who teaches within higher education”.


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