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Medicine
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I.Jenkins@soton.ac.uk

Dr Ian Jenkins B.Sc. (Hons), PhD (Cantab), B.Sci.Dent, AIAS, MRSB, C.Biol, C.Sci, FHEA, C.Sci.Teach

Teaching Fellow in Anatomy, Teacher of human clinical anatomy

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Dr Ian Jenkins is Teaching Fellow of Anatomy in Medicine at the University of Southampton.

Anatomy, historically termed "the Queen of the medical sciences". Anatomical knowledge underpins all of medicine and surgery because all physical manifestations of disease states have an anatomical component, and most have their origin in altered anatomical structure.

An anatomist with a lifelong interest in the subject with particular expertise in comparative vertebrate anatomy and human clinical anatomy. Trained dental surgeon and also vertebrate zoologist (anatomy). Previous research background was in comparative anatomy of the head and jaws and jaw/skull biomechanics. Focus in recent years has been on human clinical anatomy and the functional relationship between observed clinical symptoms and their underlying anatomical causes. Ten years' experience of work in the NHS outside of dental surgical training. I ceased active primary research 14 years ago and since then have focussed on delivering high-quality anatomical teaching. Within the field of anatomy, this has been exceptionally broad: in the Universities of Cambridge, Bristol, UCL and most recently Reading, this teaching has encompassed human and clinical anatomy, veterinary anatomy and to a great extent comparative vertebrate anatomy.

 

Qualifications

B.Sc. (Hons), Geology & Biology. University of Bristol 1993

Ph.D., (University of Cambridge) 1999

B.Sci.Dent, (University of Bristol) 2012

FHEA, (Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy) 2016

AIAS (Associate Member of the Institute of Anatomical Sciences)

MRSB (Member of the Royal Society of Biology)

C.Biol (Chartered Biologist)

C.Sci (Chartered Scientist)

C.Sci.Teach (Chartered Science Teacher)

 

Role History

Postdoctoral Researcher in evolutionary anatomy. University of Bristol 2000-2002

Postdoctoral Researcher in evolutionary anatomy. University College London 2003-2005

Visiting lecturer in anatomy. University of Bristol 2002-2008.

Teaching Fellow in Anatomy and Zoology. University of Reading 2014-2017

Research interests

Past research activities focussed on the anatomy and comparative biomechanics of the jaws of reptiles and mammals. Approaches utilised 3-D mathematical modelling, a variety of mechanical engineering principles, and standard dissections. Also the analysis of exceptionally preserved fossil crania, suture mechanics, bone biology and classical functional anatomical methods.

Research group

Medical Education

Course leader for the Cardiopulmonary (CP) module of the first year of the BM5 medical curriculum. Course leader for the Respiratory, Cardiovascular and Renal (RCR) module of the BM4 first year cohort. ASL academic teacher for the BM5 first year Foundations of Medicine (FoM) anatomy module.

Designated anatomist for the BM6 Year 0 cohort.

Main area of interest is whole-view anatomy of the human body. Special focus on the head and jaws. Major theme is that of clinical anatomy.

Course leader for the Cardiopulmonary (CP) module of the first year of the BM5 medical curriculum. Course leader for the Respiratory, Cardiovascular and Renal (RCR) module of the BM4 first year cohort. ASL academic teacher for the BM5 first year Foundations of Medicine (FoM) anatomy module.

Designated anatomist for the BM6 Year 0 cohort.

Main area of interest is whole-view anatomy of the human body. Special focus on the head and jaws. Major theme is that of clinical anatomy.

Associate Member of the Institute of Anatomical Sciences (AIAS)

Member of the Royal Society of Biology (MRSB)

Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA)

Member of the Anatomical Society

Member of the British Association of Clinical Anatomists

Member of the International Society of Vertebrate Morphologists

Member of the American Association of Anatomists

Chartered Biologist (C.Biol)

Chartered Scientist (C.Sci)

Chartered Science Teacher (C.Sci.Teach)

Dr Ian Jenkins
Faculty of Medicine, University of Southampton, Building 85, Life Sciences Building, Highfield Campus, Southampton, SO171BJ

Room Number: SGH/AB84/MP845

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