AMEE 2024 Programme Committee
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Jennifer Cleland is President’s Chair in Medical Education at Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine (LKC), Nanyang University Singapore. She is Vice-Dean of Education and leads the medical education research unit at LKC. Prior to moving to Singapore in 2020 she was John Simpson Chair of Medical Education Research at the University of Aberdeen, UK.
Jen has years of experience as an educator and leader in education. She is best known internationally for her large and impactful body of education research publications.
She attended her first AMEE in 2002 and has contributed regularly over the last 20 plus years. She was Chair of the AMEE Research Group from 2014-2018. She became a member of AMEE’s Governing Board in 2018.
I am an Associate Dean of students and Curriculum lead for the Bond Medical Program.
I contribute significantly to international discussions on student support and medical education pedagogy. A key role is to ensure a harmonised transition of graduates into the workforce. As the current president of ANZAHPE. I am aware of the national and international discussions and challenges faced for the future health professional. I have nearly a decade of experience as a curriculum lead and as an anatomist and formerstem cell biologist see myself as a medical sciences educator
Ardi Findyartini MD, PhD is a Professor in Medical Education from Faculty of Medicine Universitas Indonesia in Jakarta, Indonesia. She is also a faculty developer and a researcher in faculty development and professional development in health professions education. She is currently the head of Medical Education research cluster in the Indonesia Medical Education and Research Institute and the chair of ASPIRE Faculty Development panel.
Sören Huwendiek, MD, PhD, MME, is a pediatrician, pediatric rheumatologist, medical educator and medical education researcher with a great interest in improving healthcare education for the sake of patients. He is associate Professor for Medical Education in Bern and since 2012, he has been the head of the Department for Assessment and Evaluation of the Institute for Medical Education (IML) in Switzerland. He gained a master degree in medical education from Bern University and a PhD in health professions education from Maastricht University.
He is involved in several (inter)national educational projects, including funding from the European commission and the Swiss Federal Office of Public Health and is co-chair of the Swiss Association for Health Professions Education (GMA Suisse) and member of several (inter)national medical education committees. He is also member of the steering board of the Masters of Medical Education program in Bern.
He is a member of editorial boards of several international medical education journals, published more than 120 peer-reviewed manuscripts in medical education and won more than 10 (international) medical education awards including the Miriam Friedman Ben-David New Educator Award from AMEE (2009) and is Fellow of AMEE (since 2021) and Fellow of Karolinska Institutets Prize for Research in Medical Education (KIPRIME, since 2023). The focus of his research is driving practice change in undergraduate and postgraduate education by using educational theory to innovate assessment, feedback and (e-)learning practices and researching the mechanisms and outcomes to inform and enrich the existing evidence.
Dr Eleonora (Nora) Leopardi (she/they) is the Lecturer in Clinical Education at the Central Coast Clinical School, University of Newcastle, Australia. They are passionate about shaping the next generation of healthcare professionals by creating collaborative, inclusive, and inspiring learning environments. Nora’s research interests include: learning environments; game-based learning; student wellbeing; clinical reasoning development; and research training for pre-qualification students. Nora is committed to expanding AMEE’s Early-Career Researchers network, to provide valuable opportunities and support to all junior and aspiring healthcare professions education researchers.
Paolo C. Martin, PhD, MS CHPR, MAEd is Assistant Professor of Medicine & Health Professions Education and Assistant Director for Scholarly Communication at Uniformed Services University, Center for Health Professions Education (CHPE) in Bethesda, Maryland (USA). He studies why HPE stakeholders who *deserve* a say in HPE scholarship are overlooked and what educators might learn if their voices were highlighted. His academic interests straddle the intersection of dialogically organized pedagogies, conceptualizing and supporting learner wellbeing, and technologies for learning and community engaged research. At CHPE he teaches and advises graduate students in certificate, MHPE, and PhD tracks. He also serves on the USU Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) committee where he is a faculty development instructor for the university allyship curriculum. He received his PhD in Curriculum and Teacher Education and MS in Community Health and Prevention Research from Stanford University, and MAEd from University of California Berkeley.
Veena Singaram is an associate professor and Head of the Health Professions Education Unit in the College of Health Sciences at the University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. She holds a doctorate in health professions education (HPE) from Maastricht University and a fellowship from the Foundation for Advancement in Medical Education Research (FAIMER). Prof Singaram is the Chair of the Southern African Association of Health Educationalists (SAAHE) Kwa-Zulu Natal chapter and the SAAHE2024 conference. She is also a 2023 Medical Education Fellow at the Karolinska Institutet in Sweden.
I studied educational science in Utrecht, the Netherlands. I have been working in medical education since 2005, both for undergraduate and postgraduate education. Until 2018, I worked in the Netherlands (Utrecht and Leiden). Since 2018, I have been living and working in Germany. The first 5 years as team leader curriculum and faculty development at the Technical University of Munich. Since October this year, I have a chair for Medical Education at the Medical Faculty of the Technical University in Dresden. I have experience in curriculum development, management, educational research and faculty development. I am happy to be a member of the programme committee for AMEE 2024.