UCL Medical School


UCL Medical School’s 7th TiME Conference

22 April 2022, 10:00 am–5:00 pm

TiME Conference

Medical Education Needs You! Open to all healthcare professionals with an interest in medical education

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  • Date and time: Friday 22nd April 2022, 10:00 – 17:00
  • Location: Lecture theatre G12, 1-19 Torrington Place
  • Price: Early bird tickets start from £65 - Early bird ticket prices available until 10th April
  • Ticket sales close 9am Tuesday 19th April
  • Complimentary lunch and tea/coffee provided
  • Infographic competition submissions to: medsch.ctf@ucl.ac.uk by 10th April


UCL Medical School looks forward to welcoming you to the 7th Transformations in Medical Education (TiME) Conference, ‘Medical Education Needs You!’. This full day conference will be a great opportunity to network with like-minded healthcare professionals to explore emerging pedagogical concepts surrounding our theme: Diversity and Development.

The day will include a mixture of keynotes, workshops and a panel of medical educators to discuss their career paths. Workshops link into one of three streams: Diversifying the curriculum, Improving quality of teaching for all students and Developing ourselves as teachers. There is also an infographic competition. We are excited to see how healthcare professionals can use this method to enhance learning.

Guest speakers

Professor Faye Gishen, Interim Director of UCL Medical School and Head of the MBBS Programme, will deliver an opening plenary to welcome you all to the conference. We are delighted to have Professor Dame Jane Dacre, Dr Zeshan Qureshi and Suzanne Scaffardi delivering keynotes.

Keynote titles:

  • Prof Dame Jane Dacre - Women's contribution to medical education
  • Dr Zeshan Qureshi: Medicine is Racist – Let’s Fix It
  • Suzanne Scaffardi - Beyond the Manikin: Sim as a tool for institutional feedback and individual wellbeing
Professor Dame Jane Dacre DBE, MD, FRCP

Professor Jane Dacre

Jane is the former Director of UCL Medical School and an honorary consultant rheumatologist, at Whittington Health in London. She is Professor of Medical Education at UCL and the President of the Medical Protection Society and a specialist advisor to parliament on the Health and Care Committee.

She is the immediate past president of the Royal College of Physicians and was also vice chair of the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges, medical director of MRCPUK examination, academic vice president of the RCP and a GMC council member. Her research is in medical education focussing on assessment and equality.

She was the lead for the Department of Health and Social Care review of the Gender Pay Gap in Medicine, with Professor Carol Woodhams from Surrey University Business School. This review ‘Mend the Gap: The Independent Review into Gender Pay Gaps in Medicine in England’ was published in December 2020. She now chairs the gender pay gap implementation advisory group.

Professor Faye Gishen FRCP EdD PFHEA

Professor Faye Gishen

Professor Faye Gishen is Interim Director of UCL Medical School and Head of the MBBS Programme.

She is a Doctor of Medicine and a Doctor of Education. She enjoys a portfolio career as a clinical academic: an undergraduate medical educator and consultant physician in palliative medicine. Faye is one of around 500 Principal Fellows of the Higher Education Academy internationally.

Faye is co-architect of the UCL MBBS Curriculum Map and previously led the MBBS Professionalism module. Her introduction of reflective practice Schwartz Rounds was world-leading (with impact on student well-being) and this model has subsequently been adopted internationally by many higher education healthcare programmes, including nursing and dentistry. 

She has been awarded 3 UCL Provost Awards across 3 domains, most notably the 2020 Inaugural Provost Team Award for Embedding Equality, Diversity & Inclusion. She contributes to departmental research and international consultancy activities. 

In her personal life, she has three children and enjoys travelling and reading. 

Dr Zeshan Qureshi BM BSc (Hons) MSc MRCPCH FAcadMEd MRCPS (Glasg)

Dr Zeshan Qureshi

Dr. Zeshan Qureshi is a paediatric registrar and medical educator.

He leads the Unofficial Guide to Medicine series. Through this, he has published 14 textbooks, given invited lectures and received several awards for his work, including Young Author of the Year at the BMA book awards, and the New Leader Award from the Association for the Study of Medical Education.

Dr. Qureshi is passionate about using his own lived experience to inform his practice, including within education. He is currently undertaking a Master’s degree at the University of Cambridge, focusing on race and medicine from a mainly philosophical perspective. He is drawing on his own experiences of racism and learning from the experiences of others to further understand how racism intersects with receiving and providing healthcare.

Dr. Qureshi has conducted research into how to address racism, and recently was the lead author for a British Medical Journal piece, proposing a novel framework on how to address racist parents in the paediatric setting. He has worked closely with the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health to help address racial inequalities within the paediatric workforce and beyond, as part of their EDI member reference group. He is passionate about improving diversity and inclusion within medical education and hopes to use his academic and lived experiences to collaborate with others to address racism in medicine.

Suzanne Scaffardi

I am very excited to be asked to speak at this conference.  I am a Clinical Nurse Specialist in In Situ Simulation Education and Critical Care Outreach Team (PARRT) at the Royal Free. 

I am passionate about interdisciplinary simulation and the value it can add to non-technical skill development, team behaviours and systems thinking and I am currently halfway through Year 2 of a Masters in Human Factors and Patient Safety at the University of Edinburgh. 

I have two kids, a Puggle called Beans and a campervan which we love escaping in!


Diversifying the curriculum

  • The NETRAG+ podcast: teaching with your imagination for time-pressured settings - Dr Christopher Odedun. 
    In this workshop, Chris will use some of his experiences in leading the conception, design and recording of the NETRAG+ (North East Thames Regional Academic Group+) podcast, to describe how to teach around population health within his field of emergency medicine. He will aim to to encourage attendees to use their imagination to teach in their own settings, and how to use their own creative endeavours at work instead of leaving them at home.

Dr Christopher Odedun MA (Cantab.) MBBS MRCP FRCEM

Chris is an emergency medicine consultant at Barts Health.

He's interested in decision-making, public speaking, race, social inequalities & psychology, and leads on staff wellbeing for his department.

During his training he completed fellowship years in medical education, and the RCP Chief Registrar programme. Just prior to starting as a consultant, he was a Don't Forget The Bubbles Fellow at the Royal London Hospital, designing a timeout/handover tool and writing a head injury module for the DFTB teaching project.

During his training, he designed & led a peer mentoring programme for local trainees, and took part in the RCEM Careers Group, running the successful ACCS Careers Day for some years. More recently, he founded the NETRAG+ podcast which has focused episodes on race & COVID, anxiety, careers & vaccine hesitancy.

Chris sees a vital link between medicine, creativity & the arts. He has hosted more than 50 radio shows on several online radio stations, including East London Radio, Soho Radio & Netil Radio, and has deejayed at various venues in and around East London, contributing to Walthamstow Garden Party.

You can see more from him at Dr Chris Odedun

  • Staff-student Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) workshop - Miss Rima Chakrabarti, Beth Hayes and Shem Braithwaite
    In this workshop, we will be exploring how the concepts of equality, diversity and inclusivity can be implemented into medical education. By understanding the domains in which EDI can be embedded, the aim is to ensure that as practicing clinicians, we remain up to date with recognising the needs of those who need us the most.

Miss Rima Chakrabarti BSc, MBChB, MRCOG, MA(Clinical Education), SFHEA

Rima Chakrabart

Rima Chakrabarti is a Clinical Lecturer in the Quality Assurance and Enhancement Unit and is the Academic Lead for the Curriculum Map.

Over the last 18 months, as Chair of the Gender Equality Taskforce in the UCLMS EDI committee, she has led on several projects highlighting gender bias and on tackling Misogyny and Gender Based Violence (GBV) at the Medical School.

Clinically, she works as a Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist at the Women’s Health Clinic, Dulwich.

Beth Hayes

Beth Hayes

Beth is currently in her fourth year of medical school at UCL. She is also one of the co-chairs of UCLMS’ Student Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) Committee, and one of the co-leads of the Gender Equality subgroup.

As a part of the EDI Gender Equality group, she has founded the ‘Women and Non-binary Students’ Network’, a place to discuss the many cross-sections between medicine and gender. Outside of medicine, Beth has sat on the committee for UCL’s Gender and Feminism Society for the last three years.

She is interested in perceptions of gender within medicine, something she focussed on in iBSc in the History and Philosophy of Science and Medicine, winning a ‘Global Undergraduate Award’ on the topic.

Shem Braithwaite

Shem Braithwaite

Shem is the co-chair of the EDI committee. He has been on the EDI Committee since his second year at UCL during which time, he has worked on several projects. He is passionate about EDI and believes every student regardless of their race, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, impairment and background deserves to feel happy and safe, not just at UCLMS but everywhere. All students should feel like they belong, they are respected and they are valued and they are feel to be themselves not just by this institution but by all individuals.

  • Looking after ourselves: Teaching healthcare professionals wellbeing, coping and stress management - Dr Orla Lacey and Dr Ellie Nash
    How to teach wellbeing, stress-management and coping strategies to healthcare professionals.  Stress and burnout remains stigmatised and under-recognised, therefore can be a difficult and sensitive topic to teach.  Throughout this workshop, we will share tips and pitfalls for creating successful and engaging wellbeing-themed teaching sessions and signpost to support resources that are available.

Improving quality of teaching for all students

  • Inclusive Student Engagement - Dr Jennifer Griffiths
    Engaging a diverse group of students, balancing contributions and enabling those who appear less confident, can be challenging. This workshop will reflect on the drivers for students to engage or disengage. We will consider what successful engagement looks like and how we can support it for a diverse student cohort within our own practice.

Dr Jennifer Griffiths SFHEA

Dr Jennifer Griffiths

Jenny is an Associate Professor in UCL’s Arena Centre where she works with staff across UCL, especially in the Faculty of Medical Sciences, to develop excellent education and professional and inclusive teaching practice. She is also a member of UCL’s Centre for Engineering Education, and was previously Director of Postgraduate Taught Transformation in the Faculty of Engineering Sciences.

Jenny moved into education-focussed roles from a research career in Medical Physics and Biomedical Engineering when she realised that her passion lay in supporting staff to create high-quality education for their students. She believes that the best education happens when both staff and students feel confident, safe and supported in their work environment, and this influences how she approaches development of teaching staff. She has a PhD in Medical Applications of Radiation Physics and is a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, and has presented and consulted internationally on staff development in education, research-based education and authentic assessment.

She has one stepchild, and enjoys singing and running through Epping Forest (not at the same time).

  • Developing as a Health Professions Educator - Dr Kerry Calvo and Dr Tabassum Jafri
    This workshop will be very interactive and look at ways to include education in clinical work or develop a portfolio career.
Dr Kerry Calvo

Dr Kerry Calvo is an Associate Professor (teaching) in the Postgraduate Medical Education Team at UCLMS.  She is the Lead for Continuing Professional Development, running the courses in teaching and supervisory skills for clinicians.  She also leads modules on the Masters in Health Professions Education, with a focus on integrating theory, evidence and practice in teaching and curriculum development.  

Her clinical background is in General Practice and she had a portfolio clinical and education career for 12 years, before becoming a full time educationalist.  She is a keen supporter and mentor of health professionals who want to develop an interest in education.

Dr Tabassum Jafri

Tabassum is a lecturer on Health Professions Education Masters and is the newest member of the PGME team.  She is a pharmacist and has an MSc in Public Policy (UCL) and PhD (University of Cambridge) in Engineering Design. Before joining UCL, Tabassum was course lead of Medical Education at ARU Medical School.  She has experience of teaching research, education and leadership.

  • Tips and tricks for Teaching Practical Skills Online - Catherine Phillips
    Share ideas, experiences and innovation in this this interactive workshop. Take a look at how the UCL Clinical Skills Team managed to continue their practical skills teaching through two lockdowns. Discuss the pitfalls of online teaching and ways in which we can improve the interaction, collaboration and inclusiveness of these teaching experiences.

Developing ourselves as teachers

  • Disabled doctors: thriving not just surviving - Dr Jessica Salkind and Dr Jessica Mulholland
    Jess and Jessica are junior doctors who both acquired physical disabilities during their medical training. Using their own experiences as a starting point for learning and discussion, this workshop will explore some of the barriers that can exist for disabled healthcare professionals and discuss potential solutions to enable a diverse workforce to thrive.
Dr Jessica Salkind

Jess Salkind is a paediatric trainee, working in London, who is particularly interested in community child health, adolescent medicine and safeguarding. As Honorary Clinical Teaching Fellow at UCLMS, she leads teaching on LGBTQ+ health and disability, and is a member of the UCLMS Equality, Diversity and Inclusion committee.  

Dr Jessica Mulholland

Jessica Mulholland is an FY2 keen to pursue a career in community sexual & reproductive health. She is also a proud disabled woman based in Scotland. She uses her lived experience to improve inclusivity and accessibility for medics during their training, and for patients, particularly those accessing sexual health services (where she has recently returned to work).

She is also the Scottish regional advocate for Doctors for Choice, and has been appointed a professional advisor to The LUNA Project. She volunteers as a mentor with MCR pathways, with care-experienced young people and loves opportunities to teach, promote allyship and most importantly going for a dip in freezing cold water!

  • Creating Inclusive Cultures through Bystander Interventions - Lacara Barnes-Rowe

    This workshop is underpinned by the premise that conversations around inclusion work best when they are not confined to tropes of “good people vs. bad people” – even the well intentioned among us can make mistakes if we are unaware of how our biases and behaviours may impact those around us. Through an understanding of Bystander Interventions, we will be better placed to have open conversations around the behaviours that compromise our working cultures and then nip issues in the bud before they become more deeply engrained.

    While aiming to provide practical advice on how to tackle unacceptable behaviour, the workshop will also explore the barriers to “speaking up” and will reassure participants it is absolutely normal to feel a sense of trepidation around this. Attendees should come prepared to reflect and participate in conversations around how we can use Bystander Interventions to facilitate conflict resolution and to establish the kind of environments that enable us to perform at our best.

Lacara Barnes-Rowe

Lacara Barnes-Rowe

Lacara Barnes-Rowe is the Equality Diversity and Inclusion Training Manager for UCL’s central EDI Team. In her current role, she delivers workshops on bullying, harassment and sexual misconduct in addition to delivering training on advancing race equity through allyship. She works closely with departments across the university to provide tailored advice and guidance on these subjects.

Prior to joining UCL, Lacara developed expertise on a broad range of EDI issues through work in the charity sector, with the barristers’ profession and in several HEIs.

  • Poking and prying with a purpose: Using medical education research to develop your teaching…and vice versa - Dr Milou Silkens
    The workshop will use a case-based approach for participants to collaboratively work through, highlighting some of Dr Silken’s learning climate research to give perspective on the theoretical value of such research on teaching, giving practical ideas on what such research could look like in your own setting and its potential impact.

    The workshop will also outline some of Dr Silken’s wellbeing and performance research, linking learning environment/teaching research to important outcomes.

    By working through the case together, participants will be able to practically apply the knowledge Dr Silken's has accumulated from her own research, gaining a theoretical understanding of the value of this for your own practice as teachers and within the wider field of medical education.
Dr Milou Silkens

Milou is a research fellow in medical education. In this workshop she will share her research experience to explore how medical education research is relevant to, and can impact, your teaching.

Careers in Medical Education Panel

We are excited to welcome Dr Sarah Bennett, Dr Jo Szram, Dr Ruth Silverton and Dr Harry Zacharias to be on our panel to share their varied career paths in medical education with opportunities for you to ask them any questions.

Dr Harry Zacharias BSc (Hons), MBBS

I'm an FY3 doctor currently spending this year as an associate clinical lecturer in clinical skills with the Medical School.

I first became interested in medical education as one of the peer-assisted learning student tutors in my final year of medical school, and have since been developing my interest in undergraduate teaching as a Foundation Year trainee at Barnet Hospital and UCH.

I'm pursuing a career in anaesthetics and critical care, but ideally would like a hybrid job between clinical work and MedEd!

Dr Ruth Silverton BSc, MBBS, MRCP, PgCert(Dip)

Dr Ruth Silverton is a Nephrology Specialty Doctor, working clinically in Cambridge.

She has spent the last few years of her career combining clinical practice with education. Most recently she worked with Health Education England and the Royal College of Physicians to explore the F3 phenomenon and continues to work with the Foundation Programme to develop their 'Beyond Foundation' website.

She works with the UCL Postgraduate Medical Education department supporting delivery of the Health Professionals Education Masters programme, and with Cambridge University Clinical School and the East of England deanery to deliver undergraduate professionalism training and postgraduate exam training. 


Sarah is a full time Medical Educator and is the admissions tutor and deputy MBBS Programme Lead at UCL Medical School.

After completing GP training, Sarah started work part time at UCLMS and over the years, has held a variety of roles in the Medical School including Deputy Year 6 Lead and Academic Lead for Case of the Month and lead for Personal Tutoring. She is a tutor for the PG Certificate in Medical Education at the Royal College of Physicians and a Masters project Supervisor. She is currently working towards a Doctorate in Education and her research interest surrounds students’ approaches to learning and the impact of competition.

Conference Timetable

10:00Welcome and IntroductionProfessor Faye Gishen
10:15Women's Contribution to Medical EducationProfessor Dame Jane Dacre
10:35Equality, Diversity, Inclusivity - What does it mean in Med Ed?Miss Rima Chakrabarti
10:40 Break / move to workshops
10:45WORKSHOPS - Session 1 
 Staff-Student Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) WorkshopMiss Rima Chakrabarti and EDI Student Leads (Beth Hayes and Shem Braithwaite)
 Developing as a Health Professions Educator       Dr Kerry Calvo and Dr Tabassum Jafri
 Creating Inclusive Cultures through Bystander Interventions   Lacara Barnes-Rowe
11:30 Break
11:45WORKSHOPS - Session 2 
 Looking after Ourselves: Teaching Healthcare Professionals
Wellbeing, Coping and Stress Management
Dr Orla Lacey and Dr Ellie Nash
 Inclusive Student EngagementDr Jennifer Griffiths
 Poking and Prying with a Purpose: Using Medical Education Research to Develop your Teaching…and vice versaDr Milou Silkens
12:30 Lunch
13:15WORKSHOPS - Session 3 
 The NETRAG+ Podcast: Teaching with your Imagination for Time-
Pressured Settings
Dr Christopher Odedun
 Tips and Tricks for Teaching Practical Skills OnlineCatherine Phillips
 Disabled Doctors: Thriving not just SurvivingDr Jessica Salkind and Dr Jessica Mulholland
14:00 Break
14:15Medicine is Racist – Let’s Fix ItDr Zeshan Qureshi
14:40Beyond the Manikin: Sim as a Tool for Institutional Feedback and
Individual Wellbeing
Suzanne Scaffardi
15:00 Break
15:15Careers in Medical Education PanelDr Sarah Bennett, Dr Jo Szram, Dr Ruth
Silverton and Dr Harry Zacharias
16:15 Infographic Contest and Closing Remarks
16:30 - 17:00 Networking

Infographics competition

The conference is holding an infographic competition. An infographic is a visual display of information or knowledge that conveys its message quickly and concisely. Have a look at our example infographic below.

Submission guidance:

  • Your infographic can centre upon one of our two themes:
    1. Top tips for teaching a diverse audience, or
    2. Showcasing infographics for clinical teaching: educational resources to reach a wider audience
  • Save your infographic in A3 or A4 PDF format.
  • Submit to medsch.ctf@ucl.ac.uk Deadline extended!  We are pleased to be able to accept submissions until Sunday 10th April.
  • Prizes will be announced during the conference.
  • Please note that at least one author should attend the conference.

Previous TiME Conferences

  • 2017                    6th TiME Conference:  Teaching and Training in Medicine’s Current Climate 
  • 2016                    5th TiME Conference:  Is Medical Education the New Specialty? 
  • 2014                    4th TiME Conference:  Innovations in Medical Education 
  • 2013                    3rd TiME Conference:  Transitions in Medical Education and Training 
  • 2012 (Oct)           2nd TiME Conference:  Developing your career in Medical Education 
  • 2012 (April)         1st TiME Conference:  New Ideas in Medical Education