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Gina Hadley

Honorary Clinical Lecturer in Neurology

  • Clinical Fellow in Multiple Sclerosis


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 DPhil in endogenous neuroprotection from the University of Oxford and have recently completed an American Academy of Neurology Medical Education Research Fellowship. Under the mentorship of Professor Gabriele De Luca, I am developing some novel educational interventions in the 5th Year of the Clinical Course.

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 combined Clinical Neurosciences and Psychiatry block, with humanities-based professionalism teaching as a core thread, for proposed implementation in 2020/2021.

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

Recent Awards

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

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

2019- Association for the Study of Medical Education Educator Development Award to travel to Quinnipiac University, Connecticut to develop Expert Patient Tutor Programme. 

2018-  Nuffield Oxford Hospitals Fund for Development of Expert Patient Tutors

2017: American Academy of Neurology Medical Education Research Fellowship 

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

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