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Dr Caroline Erolin joined the University in 2005 and began lecturing in 2007, leading a variety of modules on the MSc’s Medical Art and Forensic Art & Facial Identification. In 2014 she became the course leader for the MSc in Medical Art and led the restructure of course ensuring it was up to date and fit for purpose. Caroline remains actively involved in consultation and service work both within the department and with external clients.
Her research interests focus on the future of medical art and artists, particularly in relation to new and developing technologies. She obtained her PhD in 2016 with her research into the development and use of the virtual reality haptic dissection of anatomical models. Caroline is also the Editor in Chief for the Journal of Visual Communication in Medicine, and a member of the Institute of Medical Illustrators Scottish Board.
• PhD; 2016
Thesis entitled “Does Virtual Haptic Dissection Improve Student Learning?”
• MPhil; 2002
Thesis entitled “Reconstructing the Visual Manifestations of Disease”
• PgCert in Teaching in Higher Education; 2008
• Member of the Institute of Medical Illustrators (IMI).
• Member of the Medical Artists’ Association of Great Britain (MAA)
• Registered Medical Illustration Practitioner (through the Academy for Healthcare Science (AHCS))
• Member of Association Européenne des Illustrateurs Médicaux et Scientifiques (AEIMS)
• Member of the British Association for Human Identification (BAHID)
• Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (HEA)
Caroline Erolin holds a PhD in Medical Visualisation, an MPhil in Medical Art, and PGCert in Higher Education. She is member of numerous professional bodies including the Medical Artists Association (MAA), the Institute of Medical Illustrators (IMI), the British Association for Human Identification (BAHID) and a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (HEA).
Caroline is course coordinator for the MSc in Medical Art and also runs a number of modules across both the MSc’s in Medical and Forensic Art & Facial Identification. Having been involved with the courses since their inception in 2007 she has helped develop and refine them over this time. Caroline has supervised a number of Masters research projects on topics including; developing a patient communication iPad application, Medical Illiteracy and the development of e-learning tutorials for medical and anatomy students.
At the end of each academic year Caroline helps the students put on an exhibition of their artwork as part of the Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design's ‘Masters Show’:
Caroline Erolin is actively involved in many community and educational outreach projects.