CAPC staff recognised for excellence in teaching
22 June 2015
Three members of staff from the Centre for Academic Primary Care (CAPC) in the School for Social and Community Medicine at the University of Bristol have recently won awards for their work in teaching.
Dr Trevor Thompson, Dr Alice Malpass and Dr Andrew Blythe, have been recognised for innovative approaches to teaching and the impact their work has had on student learning.
Dr Trevor Thompson has been awarded a National Teaching Fellowship by the Higher Education Academy (HEA), a prestigious award that recognises individuals who have made an outstanding impact on student learning and the teaching profession. Dr Trevor Thompson is a Reader in Healthcare Education at the Centre for Academic Primary Care and a GP partner in an inner-city practice. He co-developed Bristol’s award-winning ‘Whole-Person Care’ course for first-year students and an intercalated BA in Medical Humanities.
Dr Alice Malpass has been awarded a University Teaching Fellowship for her ongoing work to support medical student emotional well-being as part of the learning environment. Dr Malpass teaches an eight-week course in mindfulness-based cognitive therapy which is offered to medical students who are experiencing symptoms of low mood, anxiety or stress. Dr Malpass also organises mindfulness workshops and courses for university staff.Dr Malpass will use the fellowship to develop what is currently provided, raise the profile of mindfulness training amongst other medical faculties in the UK and build new collaborations nationally and internationally.
Dr Andrew Blythe won the University Award for Education (Medicine and Dentistry) as part of the Bristol Teaching Awards scheme. This scheme recognises and rewards members of staff who have made an outstanding contribution to teaching, the provision of support for students and education more generally. Dr Blythe is a GP and head of teaching for primary care at Centre for Academic Primary Care.
Prof Jonathan Sterne, head of the School of Social and Community Medicine, said: “These excellent individual achievements bring great credit to Trevor, Alice and Andrew, as well as demonstrating the commitment to excellence in teaching of these and other colleagues in the Centre for Academic Primary Care and School of Social and Community Medicine.”