Arun Verma

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Part-time Staff Tutor

Biography

Arun Verma is a Social Psychologist/Health Professions Education researcher, with over 7 years experience specialising in Retention & Success, Equality & Diversity, Professionalism and Qualitative Research Methods. Arun has presented his research at international conferences. He has been successfully recognised for his academic research and won a number of awards, supporting impact in his teaching and research. Having completed his Masters in Clinical Psychology in 2013, he currently provides academic tutoring, assessment and feedback for students on the Master's in Medical Education, where he teaches and has presented as a guest speaker on multiple modules (Research Methods, Teaching & Learning, Leadership & Management). He has also given formative feedback on MMEd dissertations. He has successfully defended his thesis in 2017 exploring the role of intersecting identities shaping healthcare students’ retention and success in the context of male- and female-dominated environments

Research

Research areas include:

· Health professions education

· Professionalism

· Retention & success

· Equality & diversity

· Gender & intersectionality

· Qualitative research methods

Lectures and conferences

Verma, AK, Rees, C, Ajjawi, R, Monrouxe, L, (2015). “"I Felt That If I Challenged Him It Would Make My Life Difficult": Exploring Gendered Identities, Retention and Success in Healthcare Education. Accepted at OTTAWA 2016, Perth, Australia.

Verma, AK, Rees, C, Ajjawi, R, Monrouxe, L, Schofield, S. (2015). “Longitudinal Audio Diaries: A method to explore intersecting personal and professional identities in healthcare education research. Accepted at ANZAHPE 2016, Perth, Australia.

Verma, AK, Rees, C, Ajjawi, R, Monrouxe, L, Schofield, S. (2015). “He replied, ‘I haven’t had you… yet’: Exploring gendered identities in healthcare education. Centre for Medical Education seminar series, December 2015, University of Dundee.

Verma, AK, Rees, C, Ajjawi, R, Monrouxe, L, (2015). “Ooh your surprisingly strong for a girl”: Gender, Retention & Success in healthcare education. Presentation at Feminisms, Power and Pedagogy: 10th Biennial Conference of the Gender and Education Association, University of Roehampton.

Verma, AK (2015). Retention and Success in Healthcare Education: Exploring the influence of gendered identities in male- and female-dominated environments. Poster presentation at the College of Medicine, Dentistry & Nursing Symposium, University of Dundee.

Verma, AK (2015). Retention and Success in Healthcare Education: Exploring the influence of gendered identities in male- and female-dominated environments. Presented at How to explore Sex, Sexuality and Gender event, University of Dundee Sex, Sexuality and Gender Research.

Rees CE, Monrouxe LV, Ajjawi R, Verma AK (2014) Symposium: Observing, interviewing, diarising: Understanding personal and professional identities in health professions education. Presented at ProPEL: Professional Practice, Education and Learning International Conference, University of Stirling.

Verma, AK (2014). Retention & Success in Healthcare education: Exploring the influence of gendered identities in male- and female-dominated environments. Presented at College of Medicine, Dentistry & Nursing Symposium, University of Dundee.

Verma, AK (2014). Retention and Success in Healthcare Education: Exploring the influence of gendered identities in male- and female-dominated environments. Presented at University of Dundee Sex, Sexuality & Gender Research Seminar, University of Dundee.

Impact

· STEM Ambassador (Public engagement)

· LGBT Youth Champion (Education)

Teaching

Centre for Medical Education (2013- to date)

· Teaching and learning

· Education research methods

· Leadership in health professions

· Management and leadership

School of Medicine

· LGBT Youth Group Member (2015-to date)

· Athena SWAN advisor

University of Dundee

· Postgraduate Research Student representative (DUSA; 2015-2016)

· Academic and research steering group (2016-to date)

· University of Dundee Sex, Sexuality and Gender research hub (2014-2016)

Equality and diversity advisor

Publications

Verma, AK. (2016). The ATLAS.ti Qualitative Revolution. PsyPAG Quarterly (56-58).