Dr Lisa Quinn

Associate Professor in Medical Education

School/Department: Leicester Medical School

Telephone: +44 (0)116 373 6256




I am an Associate Professor in Medical Education based at the Medical School and a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. I work within a variety of roles, which include teaching, module leadership, assessment, academic support and supporting new educators.

I originally trained as a clinical doctor (qualified 2007) but have worked full-time in medical education since 2012.



Scholarly interests include:

  • clinical anatomy of the head and neck;
  • applying science of learning principles to teaching & learning;
  • academic support;
  • and technology in teaching.



Quinn, L, Challen, K & Walter, D 2009, 'Medical and prehospital care training in UK fire and rescue services.', Emergency medicine journal : EMJ, pp. 601-603.




Supervise students completing their MSc in Clinical Education dissertation



I teach across several Year 1 and 2 modules of the A100 MBChB programme and am module lead for the Applied Head and Neck Anatomy. I also teach across other programmes at the University, including the A199 MBChB with Foundation Year programme and the MSc Midwifery with Leadership. 

I lead the Year 2 Practical Assessment for integrated anatomy and have a particular interest in how anatomy is assessed in Undergraduate medical education. I am an Academic Support Tutor providing one-to-one meetings with students in Year 1 & 2 of the MBChB programme helping them develop and optimise their learning strategies: I lead on several induction activities to help students prepare for medical school study.

I lead on two modules of the Postgraduate Certificate in Medical Education, which run within the larger MSc in Clinical Education Programme and supervise students completing their MSc dissertation.



  • Creator & co-host of The HippoCampus podcast: episodes provide tips and insights to help others optimise their learning at medical school
  • Run the AnatoBite YouTube channel: create and share short tutorials on applied head and neck anatomy

Other activities include:

  • Midlands Regional ASME Medical Education Committee member
  • ASME Technology-enhanced learning (TEL) Specialist Interest Committee Member
  • Member of ASME and IASME



Senior Fellow of Higher Education Academy (SFHEA)

University Distinguished Teaching Fellowship (2019)

Teaching and Research Merit Award (2018)

Outstanding Phase 1 Teacher Award (2017)

Leicester Student Union Superstar Award (2017)



Regularly attend and present at medical education conferences including Association for Medical Education in Europe (AMEE) and Association for the Study of Medical Education (ASME) Conferences.

Recent Conference Workshops:

"Creating Engaging & Effective Pre-Recorded Teaching Videos (on a Shoe-string!): to run ASME July 2022

"Supporting Students as Self-regulated Learners with Effective Learning Techniques: durable learning desirable difficulties and battling the illusion of fluency"" (AMEE August 2021)

Recent Oral Presentations: 

Learning Techniques Adopted by UK Pre-clinical Medical Students (AMEE Sept 2020)

The Integrated Understanding Practical Examination: a reliable structured viva examination to assess integration and application of biomedical sciences in early-year medical students (EBMA Annual Conference Oct 2020)

Capturing Missed Opportunities for Feedback (ASME 2017)

Recent Poster Presentations

The HippoCampus Podcast: Demystifying the struggles of medical education to help empower student learning (ASME July 2021: video and panel presentation)

Dissecting what Medical Students Do in a Dissection Practical (DEMEC 2019)



MA (MedEd)

MBChB (Hons)

BSc (MedSci)


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