Fiona is a Senior Lecturer in Medical Education within the Centre for Medical Education and MBChB programme. She is Research Degrees Programme Lead for Kuwait-Scotland eHealth Innovation Network http://www.dasmaninstitute.org/kuwait-scotland-education; Professional Doctorate Lead; Outcome Lead for Tomorrow’s Doctors ‘Doctor as a Professional’ https://mbchb.dundee.ac.uk/professionalism/about/; Programme Lead for the BMSc Teaching in Medicine Intercalated Degree programme BMSc Teaching in Medicine Programme; Facilitator for Writing a Journal Article course; Lead for the Student Selected Component: Medical Education.
Fiona contributes to curriculum development including programme design, planning, implementation and evaluation, provides teaching, supervisory support and staff development.
Fiona was Acting Head of uTCGP Department 2016-2017. During 2005-2013 Fiona was the co - Academic Lead for the Undergraduate Community Programme and Lead for the award winning Student Selected Component: The Doctor and Nurse as Teacher (in collaboration with local schools). This latter project received Dundee City Council ‘Employer Engagement Award’, October 2009 and Commended by General Medical Council – Quality Assurance of Basic Medical Education Report 2009 and Nursing and Midwifery Council - Annual Monitoring Report Feb 2012.
Fiona has a varied background in adult, child health and practice nursing, nurse education and medical education. She completed the Master of Education (2003) and Professional Doctorate of Education at University of Strathclyde (2009). She is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.
Fiona is a member of UK Council for Teachers of Professionalism, External Examiner for University of Edinburgh Medical School (Clinical Educator Programme), Fellow of The Higher Education Academy, Member of Nursing and Midwifery Council as well as Royal College of Nursing.
Research Interests include: Reflective practice, inter-professional education, professionalism, developing the doctor as a teacher, multi-cultural education.
Lectures and conferences
Muir, M., MacPhail, I., Lockwood, P., Watson, E., Merrylees, N. 2017. ‘Seeing a Patient as a Patient…a more Holistic View of Medicine’ Realistic Medicine: Longitudinal Immersive Clerkship - a Driver for Change, 7th National Medical Education Conference. Edinburgh. UK.
Muir, F and Law, S. 2015. Flipped Classroom. 5th National Scottish Medical Education Conference. Edinburgh. UK.
Muir, F. McKnight, S and McConville, K. 2015. Valuing people: working together - 7 years on. 2nd International Conference Where’s the Patient’s Voice in Health Professional Education 10 Years On? Vancouver, Canada.
Muir, F and Scott, M. 2014. Taking the learning beyond the individual: how reflection informs change in practice. NAPCRG, New York.
Muir, F, Scott, M, McConville, K and Watson, K. 2013. Taking the learning beyond the individual. AMEE 2013. Prague.
Breen, J, Muir, F and McTaggart, I. Making the jigsaw fit. Exploring Students’ Perspectives on Professional Identity and Interprofessional Learning. ASME 2013. Edinburgh: Scotland
Muir, F, Ballantyne, C, McNeice, C and Mires, G.2013. Lapses in Professionalism: Support and Progress. Measuring lapses and promoting a professional culture amongst medical students. ASME 2013. Edinburgh: Scotland
Muir, F, Bradley, S and Students. 2010. Determined to succeed-learning together: working together. Secrets of Success at AMEE 2010, Glasgow, Scotland.
Muir, F, Bradley, S and McLafferty, E. 2009. The Doctor and Nurse as Teacher. Poster presentation at AMEE 2009, Malaga, Spain.
Muir, F. Reflection: what’s in a name? ASME Conference Presentation 2008. Cardiff, Wales.
Muir, F and Lockwood, P. 2007. Developing the reflective student in an undergraduate medical programme. Poster presented at AMEE 2007, Trondheim, Norway.
Muir, F and Lockwood, P. 2006. Placing the patient at the core of teaching. Poster presented at AMEE 2006, Genoa, Italy. Poster winner.
Lockwood, P and Muir, F. 2006. A Student Centred Approach to Curriculum Development. Poster presented at AMEE 2006, Genoa, Italy
In recognition of Fiona’s contribution to education the following awards have been honoured:
- 2017 Ray L. Casterline Award for Excellence in Writing. For the article Insightful Practice: A Method to Address a Gap in Medical Regulation Federal State Medical Board FSMB Journal of Medical Regulation.
- 2013 Continuing Excellence in Medical Education Award
- 2010 Honorary Prize for Exceptional Innovation in Medical Undergraduate Teaching
- 2009 Employer Engagement Award' Focus on Achievement Awards Dundee City Council Education 2009. This work was commended by General Medical Council – Quality Assurance of Basic Medical Education Report 2009 and Nursing and Midwifery Council - Annual Monitoring Report in 2012.
- 2008-09 Graduate Award for Innovative Teaching. Highly Commended. Faculty of Medical Educators, University of Dundee.
BMSc Teaching in Medicine Intercalated Degree
Research Degrees Programme Kuwait-Scotland eHealth Innovation Network
Masters in Medical Education Programme
Professional Doctorate (Jan 2019)
Previous teaching positions include:
2003 to 2005 Nurse Lecturer, University of Abertay Dundee
2001 to 2003 Clinical Teaching Fellow, University of Abertay Dundee
Bartlett, M., & Muir, F. 2018. A new model of undergraduate clinical education. British Journal of General Practice. Pending publication.
Muir, F., Robertson, L., Gillies, K., McConville, K., McKnight, S., Mckeown, K. 2017. Medical students’ child health experience in primary schools- ‘the best day of her life.’ Sage Open. Final copy approved for print March 2017.
Steven, K., Angus, A., Breckenridge, J., P., Davey, P., Tully, V, Muir, F. 2016. Identifying key areas for active interprofessional learning partnerships: A facilitated dialogue. Journal Of Interprofessional Care.
Muir, F., & Law, S. 2016. Deconstructing "Mabel". Education for Primary Care. April 5: 1-3.
Murphy D J, Davey P, Hothersall E J, Muir F, Bruce D A. 2015. Insightful Practice: A Method to Address a Gap in Medical Regulation. Journal of Medical Regulation. Volume: 101 (4): 16-28.
Muir, F., McPartlin, R., McConville., K. 2015. "Doctor: what’s inside my body?" The Clinical Teacher. 12: 1–2.
Muir, F., & Richardson, N. 2015. Getting Started with Interprofessional Education. University of Dundee: Dundee. Teaching booklet.
Muir, F., & Law, S. 2014. Students’ perceptions and experiences of a new ‘Teaching in Medicine’ BMSc intercalated degree programme. Medical Teacher. 36: 5. 403-408
Muir, F., Scott, M., McConville, K., Watson, K., Behbehani, K., & Sukkar, F. 2014. Taking the learning beyond the individual: how reflection informs change in practice. International Journal of Medical Education. 5:24-30.
Muir, F., McTaggart, I., & Bradley, S. 2011. Developing collaborative working through teaching. British Journal of School Nursing. 6, 5. 230-232
Muir, F. 2010. The understanding and experience of students, tutors and educators regarding reflection in medical education: a qualitative study. International Journal of Medical Education. 1. 61-67.
Muir, F. 2007. 'Placing the patient at the core of teaching'. Medical Teacher. 29:2, 258 – 260.
Muir, F. 2007. Mentors for post-registration students. Practice Nursing. 18:11, 569 – 574.
Dundee Medical School Resources:
Coull, S., & Muir, F. 2016. Getting Started with Portfolio. University of Dundee: Dundee. Teaching booklet.
Muir, F., & Law, S. 2015. Reflection 2. University of Dundee: Dundee. Teaching video.
Muir, F., & Law, S. 2013. Reflection 1. University of Dundee: Dundee. Teaching video.
Muir, F., Chandratilake., M. & Rees, C. 2012. Getting Started on Teaching Professionalism. University of Dundee: Dundee. Teaching booklet.
Muir, F., & Law, S. 2010. Getting Started on Teaching Reflection. University of Dundee: Dundee. Teaching booklet
Muir, F., Ker, J., & MacDonald, A. 2008. How to: Develop Professional Medical Practice. Becoming a reflective medical student in Year 1. University of Dundee: Dundee.
Muir, F., Ker, J., MacDonald, A., and Day, R. 2008. How to: Develop Professional Medical Practice. Becoming a reflective medical student in Year 2. University of Dundee: Dundee.
Muir, F., Ker, J., MacDonald, A., and Day, R. 2008. How to: Develop Professional Medical Practice. Becoming a reflective medical student in Year 3. University of Dundee: Dundee.