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Dr Caroline Woodley

Associate Professor in Medical Education; Head of Assessment (Leicester Medical School)

School/Department: Leicester Medical School

Telephone: +44 (0)116 252 3080

Email: caroline.woodley@leicester.ac.uk

Profile

I completed my medical degree at the University of Sheffield being awarded a BMedSci (1st class honours) in Medicine and Pharmacology in 1995 and MB ChB with honours in 1998. I was also awarded the prize medal for the Final MB ChB (Medicine Surgery General Practice and Public Health).

I completed my basic surgical training in Bristol and Higher Surgical Training in the Trent Deanery specialising in Plastic Surgery. During my plastic surgery training I was awarded a Royal College of Surgeons of England Research Training Fellowship and completed a PhD at the University of Sheffield in 2006 in Medicine (Tissue Engineering of Artificial Skin).

I transferred from plastic surgery to full-time academia in 2009 and was Director of Studies for Phase 2 of the MB ChB at Sheffield Medical School until 2015. I was awarded an Outstanding Contribution Award for Teaching in 2011.

I then moved to the Leicester Medical School where I was Phase 1 Assessment Lead and Musculoskeletal Unit Lead from 2015 - 2020 before taking up my current role as Head of Assessment in February 2020.

Publications

(0) Book chapters:
Marshall M, Woodley C. Assessment and Management of the Surgical Patient: Chapter 4.1 History taking and information gathering. Oxford textbook of the Fundamentals of Surgery (2016). 

Woodley C, Reed MWR. Assessment and Management of the Surgical Patient: Chapter 4.2 The physical examination. Oxford textbook of the Fundamentals of Surgery (2016) 

Woodley C, Reed MWR. Assessment and Management of the Surgical Patient: Chapter 4.3 Physical examination of body systems. Oxford textbook of the Fundamentals of Surgery (2016) 

Reviews (Maiden name Harrison):
Harrison CA, MacNeil S. The mechanism of skin graft contraction: an update on current research and potential future therapies. Burns 2008; 34(2):153-163. 

Research publications (Maiden name Harrison):
Chan M, Bax N, Woodley C, Jennings M, Nicolson R and Chan P. The First OSCE: does students' experience of performing in public affect their results? BMC Med. Educ. 2015; 15:59. 

Harrison CA, Layton CM, Hau Z, Bullock AJ, Johnson TS, MacNeil S. Transglutaminase inhibitors induce hyperproliferation and parakeratosis in tissue-engineered skin. Br.J.Dermatol. 2007; 156(2):247-257 

Harrison CA, Gossiel F, Layton CM, Bullock AJ, Johnson T, Blumsohn A, MacNeil S. Use of an in vitro model of tissue-engineered skin to investigate the mechanism of skin graft contraction. Tissue Eng. 2006; 12(11):3119-3133. 

Harrison CA, Gossiel F, Bullock AJ, Sun T, Blumsohn A, MacNeil S. Investigation of keratinocyte- regulation of collagen I synthesis by dermal fibroblasts in a simple in vitro model. Brit. J. Dermatol. 2006; 154(1):401-410. 

Harrison CA, Heaton MJ, Layton CM, MacNeil S. Use of an in vitro model of tissue-engineered human skin to study keratinocyte attachment and migration in the process of re-epithelialisation. Wound Rep. Reg. 2006; 14(2):204-210 

Harrison CA, Dalley AJ, MacNeil S. A simple in vitro model for investigating epithelial/mesenchymal interactions: Keratinocyte inhibition of fibroblast proliferation and fibronectin synthesis. Wound Rep. Reg. 2005; 13(6):543-550. 

 
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Teaching

I am Head of Assessment at Leicester Medical School and am responsible for leading the team of academics and clinicians who write and deliver all of the summative assessments within the Medical School.

Activities

Member of the Reference Group of the Medical Schools Council Assessment Alliance (MSCAA)  2013 - present

Member of the UK Council for Educators of Medical Professionalism 2017 - present

Member of the Final Clinical Review Group (FCRG) of the MSCAA 2013 - 2019

External examiner for Lancaster Medical School MB ChB Years 3 and 4 (finals) 2015-2019

External examiner for Warwick Medical School Year 4 (finals) 2020 - present 

Awards

Outstanding contribution award for teaching University of Sheffield 2011

Royal College of Surgeons Research Fellowship 2004

Prize medal for final MBChB examination University of Sheffield (Medicine Surgery General Practice and Public Health Medicine) 1998

Distinctions in General Practice and Public Health Medicine University of Sheffield 1998

Pleasance Prize and Distinction in Paediatrics University of Sheffield 1996

Distinctions in Pathology Microbiology and Pharmacology University of Sheffield 1996

J A Knowles Scholarship (Vice Chancellors Award for completed BMedSci research) University of Sheffield 1995

Knowledon Prize for Epidemiology University of Sheffield 1994 

Qualifications

Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy 2012

Masters degree in Medical Education University of Dundee 2011

Postgraduate Certificate in Medical Education University of Dundee 2007

PhD in Medicine University of Sheffield 2006

Diploma of Membership of the Royal College of Surgeons of England 2001

Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery (Honours) University of Sheffield 1998

Bachelor of Medical Science in Medicine (1st class honours) University of Sheffield 1995

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