Panel Discussion

Innovative teaching: Too far, or not far enough?

The panel discussion aims to bring together staff and students from medicine and health science disciplines to discuss the importance of innovation in teaching and education. What does innovation look like, and is all innovation good? Are the approaches we adopt now adequately preparing us for pedagogical challenges in the future? Join the debate to find out!


Prof Karen Morrison

Karen Morrison is Associate Dean for Education and Student Experience, and Director of Education, Professor of Neurology in the Faculty of Medicine. She is also an Honorary Consultant Neurologist at University Hospital Southampton.


Dr Susie Rebelo Hopkins

Susie is a Senior Teaching Fellow in Medical Education and deputy lead of the BM6 programme at the University of Southampton. She has a strong interest in widening participation, the role of open educational resources and mobile technology to enhance learning, as well as research in immunology and autoinflammatory diseases.

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Dr James Nurse

James joined UHS in September 2014 and was appointed to the role of general paediatric consultant in October 2015. He delivers inpatient and outpatient general paediatric services and a regular clinic for children with inherited metabolic disease. He is module lead for undergraduate child health.


Dr Carlos Hoyos

Carlos is a consultant child and adolescent psychiatrist, currently with Solent NHS Trust at the Orchard Centre, Southampton. He has been a lead tutor in undergraduate and postgraduate courses for 15 years and is currently undergraduate module lead for psychiatry at Southampton.

Dr Siobhan Lynch

Siobhan is a Senior Teaching Fellow in Medical Education and is the Personal Professional Development Lead for undergraduate teaching. She is a psychologist, with a PhD in mindfulness in Higher Education. She has a particular interest in the intersection between contemplative pedagogy and technology enhanced learning.