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Medical Education

Dr Hadley has over 10 years’ experience teaching at a University level. She has lectured on both Graduate Entry Courses and for the Clinical School. She is currently the American Academy of Neurology Medical Education Fellow – the first time this Fellowship has been awarded outside of the United States. She is developing a programme called ‘Expert Patient Tutors’ (EPTs) on the 5th Year Clinical Neurosciences Course at Oxford Medical School. This involves stable patients with neurological disorders such as Parkinson’s disease or Multiple Sclerosis teaching medical students communication and examination skills.  This will result in the development of a Toolkit to extend the role of EPTs to other hospital specialities and General Practice and to the community. The EPT Program will be piloted at Stanford University in April 2018 to ensure its applicability to North American Medical Education.

Another initiative Dr Hadley is involved in is ‘Looking, Seeing and Understanding Neurology: Developing medical skills in a non-clinical environment’. This lecture teaches an approach neurological diseases in a creative way to help consolidate key concepts relevant to core curriculum using artists that both possess and depict neuropathology. It also introduces an afternoon session available during every rotation at the Ashmolean Museum in collaboration with Dr Jim Harris. The ultimate aim is to dispel myths, confirm beliefs and combat neurophobia through art.

Gina Hadley

Honorary Clinical Lecturer in Neurology

  • American Academy of Neurology Medical Education Research Training Fellow


Dr Gina Hadley is an Honorary Clinical Lecturer in Neurology and currently undertaking an American Academy of Neurology Medical Education Research Fellowship at the University of Oxford. She has been Associate Medical Tutor at Harris Manchester College Oxford since 2017.

She started her career in Pharmacology, gaining a first class honours degree from the University of Edinburgh. This included a year on exchange to Queen’s University in Canada, taking courses predominantly in neuropharmacology and neuroanatomy stimulating an interest in neurodegeneration and its lack of treatment options.

Dr Hadley studied medicine on the Graduate Entry Programme at Oxford. During her time as a student she published systematic reviews with the Pain Research Unit and gained Wellcome Funding for her elective at the Kenya Medical Research Institute (KEMRI). She began her Clinical training on the Academic Foundation Programme in Oxford, working for Professor Alastair Buchan looking at neuroprotection in stroke. During her Academic Clinical Fellowship she was second author on a Nature Medicine paper describing hamartin as a novel endogenous neuroprotectant. This led to a DPhil in endogenous neuroprotection. She also completed a Masters in Evidence Based Healthcare resulting in a Cochrane Review of Transdermal Fentanyl in Cancer Pain. She is currently a Specialty Registrar in Geriatrics and Acute General Medicine. 

Recent Awards

2016: World Stroke Organisation Brief Clinical Exchange Scholarship - The Calgary Stroke Program, June 2017 to observe the thrombectomy service.

2017: American Academy of Neurology Medical Education Research Fellowship