Dr Jennifer Kennedy

Systems In Practice Convener Teaching and Scholarship)

Undergraduate Medicine, School of Medicine

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Contact

Email

j.v.kennedy@dundee.ac.uk

Phone

+44 (0)1382 383821

Locations

Ninewells - Mailbox 14

Biography

Dr Jennifer Kennedy graduated from the University of Dundee with MBChB in 1999 and went on to complete vocational training in General Practice within NHS Highland in 2005. Between 2006 and 2011 Jennifer combined working in General Practice with a part time tutor role for Aberdeen University based in the Centre for Health Science in Inverness. Jennifer moved to Fife in 2011 and was appointed to a career development post in the Tayside Centre for General Practice which she held for two years.  She then went on to co-lead the clinical consultation curriculum within the School of Medicine at the University of Dundee until 2016 before being appointed Deputy Convener for years 1-3. Jennifer was appointed Convener of years 1-3 of the undergraduate programme within the School of Medicine in 2018. She continues to practice clinical medicine as a GP in North East Fife.

She is a Fellow of the Royal College of General Practitioners and Higher Education Academy.

Jennifer graduated in 2016 from the University of Dundee with a Masters in Medical Education (MMedEd).

Research

Jennifer's research interests are around feedback practices within medical education. Her Master’s thesis used video reflexive ethnography to explore the factors which influence tutor provision of feedback in experiential communication skills teaching. She has an interest in the role of ethnographic research within medical education. Her other interests are in consultation and communication skills, spiritual care in the health care setting and inter-professional learning.

Jennifer has been involved in collaborative research projects with colleagues from St Andrews University and the School of Nursing and Education and Social Work at the University of Dundee. These have explored inter-professional learning with nursing, medical and dental students engaging with marginalised groups in experiential communication skills teaching.

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Teaching

Dr Jennifer Kennedy is currently the undergraduate programme lead for years 1-3 within the School of Medicine. She is extensively involved in curriculum design, teaching, assessment and student support.

She is currently an external examiner for third year undergraduate medicine at Queens University Belfast.

Jennifer has a special interest in patient centred culture and runs an award winning student selected component - Spiritual Care in the Healthcare Setting in collaboration with chaplaincy colleagues from NHS Tayside. She is a portfolio supervisor and fourth year project supervisor. She is involved in teaching on the BMSc in Medical Education, delivering sessions on feedback and learning styles. She is also a dissertation supervisor for this programme. Jennifer is a member of the MSCAA reference group and contributes to the Medical Schools Council Educational Leads.