Dr Siobhan Moyes
Lecturer in Anatomy (Education)
Peninsula Medical School (Faculty of Health)
- Human anatomy
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Lead in Anatomy (BMBS)
Co-Lead in Tissue Pathology (BMBS)
Lead for the following Diagnostic Radiography modules:
RAD414 – Human Structure and Function
RAD514 – Applied Biomedical Sciences for Imaging
I joined Plymouth University at the start of the 2012 academic year as the lead in Anatomy and Tissue Pathology at Peninsula Medical School and am delighted to be working as part of this enthusiastic, innovative, student-focused team. Since then I have developed an innovative, virtual dissection Anatomy curriculum, developing the Schools' international reputation for evidence-based anatomy education. Students are at the center of every development we make and my research around student perceptions of learning Anatomy has helped develop this curriculum further.
My background is in research I completed a Biological Sciences degree at the University of Brighton, where I also studied the role of cystic fibrosis transmembrane conductance regulator (CFTR) in cystic fibrosis (CF). After my degree I completed a DPhil entitled ‘the effect of microenvironment on the uptake of microparticles across an epithelial membrane’ at the University of Oxford, and continued there as a postdoctoral researcher.
During my time at Oxford I taught Histology and Anatomy to Medical students, igniting my enthusiasm for teaching. I was also invited to undertake the inaugural Anatomy Training Programme, a functional anatomy programme aimed at training whole-body anatomists, run by the Anatomical Society.
My teaching interest is anatomy and histology. This includes both gross anatomy and microanatomy (tissue/cell biology) as it is essential to understand the structure of the cells before you can determine the function of the tissue they are associated with. Also, due to the integrated nature of this course I aim to help students create links between anatomy and other biomedical and social sciences to cement their understanding of their patients as a whole.
I also created the new BSc (Hons) Diagnostic Radiography. I was responsible for leading the development of this innovative, evidence-based, patient-focused degree. This programme was developed in response to a National shortage in Diagnostic Radiographers, something felt particularly acutely in this Peninsula. We have built this programme around the skills, qualities and knowledge essential for a Diagnostic Radiographer the this modern Health Care Service. The programme is founded on best educational practice internationally and from within the Faculty and University, including the Peninsula Medical School, which is 3rd in the England in the 2020 NSS results.
I am immensely proud of this programme, and the Team of Radiographers, Academics, Clinicians and Administrators that have helped develop it.
Key publications are highlightedJournals
Reports & invited lectures
Anatomage User Group Meeting 2017 and 2019
British Association for Clinical Anatomists 2014