Vicki is a Teaching Lead for Patient Safety and the Lead for Interprofessional Education, working in the School of Medicine at the University of Dundee. She also works within the Patient Safety Team across NHS Tayside. She is the Lead for Healthcare Improvement within the undergraduate curriculum and is involved in developing and delivering the curriculum to ensure the doctors of the future have the necessary skills to work in an ever changing healthcare system. She provides teaching and supervisory support on the BMSc in Healthcare Improvement and leads a variety of interprofessional and interdisciplinary teaching programmes with the Schools of Nursing, Dentistry, Medicine and the Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design. She provides supervision and support to many students.
She has an interest in using design principles in Healthcare to improve the patients' experience and uses Service Learning as a model to base many of her teaching activities around.
She is a Scottish Quality and Safety Fellow and for the last eight years has been working with the Institute of Healthcare Improvement (IHI) Open School on a number of initiatives.
Vicki has a varied background in acute and critical care nursing, nurse education, practice development and medical education. She has completed a Masters in Practice Education.
Vicki’s research interests include quality improvement, interprofessional education, impact of students in the NHS, Service Learning.
Vicki is involved in curriculum design, teaching, assessment and student well-being. She works collaboratively with the Directorate of Medical Education and the East Deanery to develop the Quality and Safety curriculum for Foundation Year Doctors. She sits on the UK Faculty of Medical Leadership and Management Group. She has led and supports a NES Dental Trainees Quality Improvement Programme.
She has prior experience of teaching at the School of Nursing at the University of Dundee and in various educational roles for NHS Tayside.