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Gina Hadley

Honorary Clinical Lecturer in Neurology

  • Clinical Fellow in Multiple Sclerosis


I am undertaking a Clinical Fellowship in Multiple Sclerosis with an emphasis on managing patients with long term conditions in the context of multidisciplinary team working. I have my Certificate of Completion of Training in Geriatrics and General Internal Medicine and Specialty Certificate Examination in Neurology. I practice with a focus on the medical complexities of the aging population with neurological disease.

I am a pharmacologist by training beginning my studies at the University of Edinburgh, including a year at Queen’s University in Canada. I worked in industry before completing the Graduate Entry Medicine course at Oxford.  I have a Masters in Evidence-based Health Care and a DPhil in endogenous neuroprotection from the University of Oxford. As the first recipient an American Academy of Neurology Medical Education Research Fellowship outside of the United States, I have been working under the mentorship of Professor Gabriele De Luca. We have introduced many novel educational interventions in the 5th Year of the 'Brain and Behaviour Block at Oxford Medical School.

1.       Expert Patient Tutors (EPTs)

EPTs with chronic neurological disease (multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s and peripheral neuropathy) are trained to educate students about key elements of history and neurological examination signs specific to their disease while providing constructive feedback about students’  approach facilitated by clinician educators.

2.       ‘Looking, Seeing and Understanding: Developing medical skills in a non-clinical environment’.

This partnership with Dr Jim Harris at the Ashmolean Museum, introduces students to art as a vehicle to learn basic principles of neurology, that is, detailed observation and precise communication via object-based learning.

3.       Advancing medical professionalism through humanities-based teaching

This is supported by the Wellcome Institutional Strategic Support Fund. Developing a completely novel curriculum for the 5th Year ‘Brain and Behaviour’ block, with humanities-based professionalism teaching as a core thread.

4.         Diversifying Medical Education while addressing health inequity: A novel partnership between Oxford Medical School and Underserved Communities

This is supported by the University’s Strategic Innovation Fund.

I am also Associate Medical Tutor at Harris Manchester College, Oxford.

Recent Awards

Strategic Innovation Fund, University of Oxford. Diversifying Medical Education while addressing health inequity: A novel partnership between Oxford Medical School and underserved communities (2023).

Wellcome Institutional Strategic Support Fund (ISSF): Small Grant Collaborator (2020)

Nuffield Oxford Hospitals Fund ‘Consultation Companions’ (2020) 

Public Engagement with Research Seed Fund, University of Oxford:  Public Engagement in Medical Education Research (2019)

 Advancing Medical Professionalism: Integrating Humanities Teaching in the University of Oxford’s Medical School (2019-2022).

Nuffield Oxford Hospitals Fund,  ‘Looking, Seeing and Understanding: Developing medical skills in a non-clinical environment’ (2019).

ASME Educator Development Award to travel to Quinnipiac University, Connecticut to develop Expert Patient Tutor Programme (2019).  

Nuffield Oxford Hospitals Fund, for Development of Expert Patient Tutors (2018)

American Academy of Neurology-Fellowship in Medical Education (2017)

World Stroke Organisation Brief Clinical Exchange Scholarship: (The Calgary Stroke Program, June 2017 to observe the thrombectomy service).

Recent publications

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