Audrey Gregory

Senior Clinical Skills Tutor (Teaching and Scholarship)

Undergraduate Medicine, School of Medicine

Lecturer in Interprofessional Education

Undergraduate Medicine, School of Medicine

Education Guidance and Support Tutor

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Contact

Email

a.gregory@dundee.ac.uk

Phone

+44 (0)1382 383303

Locations

Ninewells - Mailbox 14

Biography

Audrey is a Senior Clinical Skills Tutor and an Academic Guidance and Support Tutor at the School of Medicine. She completed her undergraduate Nursing degree in 1996 gaining a BSc (Hons) from the University of Abertay. Following a range of clinical experience Audrey completed a PG Diploma and SPQ in Care of the Critically Ill Adult in 2002 at Glasgow University. After 8 years working in ICU Audrey became a Nurse Practitioner within the Hospital at Night team at Ninewells hospital. In 2010 Audrey moved to her current post at the School of Medicine during which she has achieved a PGCert Teaching in Higher Education followed by a MEd. Leading Learning and Teaching.  Audrey is also a Recognised fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA)

Audrey is currently the clinical skills lead for the development and delivery of Principles of Safe medical practice, introducing year 1 medical undergraduates to a range of technical and non- technical skills. She is also involved with the delivery of clinical skills teaching in years 2-5 of undergraduate medical training. Audrey also leads on the development of procedural skills training throughout the undergraduate curriculum and in recent years has had a leading role in developing a mastery approach to procedural skills training culminating in peer practice of venepuncture & peripheral venous cannulation.  Other developments have included working in partnership with the school of nursing and microbiology to develop infection control sessions in IPE and collaborating with colleagues within the school of medicine to develop closer links between physiology and its clinical application in patient assessment.

Audrey is the educational lead for a NES collaboration National training program of clinical assessment skills courses for postgraduate pharmacists.  This has seen her review and lead the redevelopment of a suite of courses into a new forward-thinking progressive course that is delivered throughout Scotland.

In December 2019 Audrey joined the Academic Mentor Team supporting undergraduate medical students in her additional role of Academic Guidance and support Tutor.  This has seen her work as part of a team developing proactive and reactive support to medical students facing any challenges to their studies.

Research

I have completed a Masters degree in Education, MEd in Leading Learning and Teaching. My dissertation for this qualification was entitled - Is Supported Clinical Skills an effective bridge between theory and practice of venepuncture and cannulation for undergraduate medical students? This was an evaluation of a new teaching strategy that I had developed and delivered to support undergraduate medical students develop their skills in venepuncture and peripheral venous cannulation.

I am active in the development of a scholarship group within the clinical skills centre to broaden understanding and engagement of academic research and to raise awareness of the work that he clinical skills team are involved with.

Presentations and conferences

Gregory, A., Fettes, P., Taylor, A. & Broadbent, E. (2019) Simulation Based Mastery Learning for teaching pf procedural skills to medical students – the Why and the How.  Workshop delivered at the 8th International Clinical Skills Conference.

Gregory A. (2019) Development of a national program of Clinical Skills teaching for Pharmacist Independent Prescribers – lessons learned and planning for the future. Oral presentation at the 8th International Clinical Skills Conference.

Gregory, A. (2019) Adopting a mastery approach to venepuncture training for undergraduate medical students. Poster Presentation at the 8th International Clinical Skills Conference

Gregory, A. (2017) Supported Clinical Skills (Bridging the gap in procedural skills training). Poster Presentation & short oral presentation at the 7th International Clinical Skills Conference.

Sloan, J. & Gregory, A. (2017) Using simulation to teach undergraduate medical students to recognise clinical learning situations – AMUSE: Acute Medical Unit Simulation exercise. Oral presentation at the 7th International Clinical Skills Conference.

Gregory, A. & Hogg, G. (2014) Early Introduction to Human factors. Oral presentation at Scottish Clinical Skills Network & Association for Simulated Practice in Healthcare, Scottish Symposium.

Gregory, A., Hogg, G., Christie, P. & Ker. J. (2013) Situational Awareness - Teaching Year 1 Medical Students to Understand The ‘Bigger Picture’ In The Prevention Of Adverse Events. Poster presented at The higher Education Academy Health and Social Care Conference.

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Teaching

My primary teaching role is with undergraduate medical students in year 1-5 of their training. This includes teaching history taking, clinical and procedural skills. This takes the form of small group work, simulation exercises and tutorials.

As education lead for the NES pharmacy project I have both developed and delivered postgraduate pharmacy courses which taught independent prescribing pharmacists’ skills of clinical assessment. In addition to delivery in Dundee I have developed and delivered bespoke courses in Shetland and Caithness.