Professor Katherine Linehan
Faculty Director for Equality, Diversity and Inclusion
Programme Director for MSc Human Anatomy with Education
Department of Biomedical Science
Room: C105 Addison building
Brief career history
2019-Professor of Anatomical Education
Learning and teaching focus
National projects and institutional projects
Senate Award Winner 2005 and 2017
Most recently, I have written a new Postgraduate course, MSc Human Anatomy with Education, the aim of which is to address the national shortfall in individuals trained to teach cadaveric dissection. This course uses a wide range of novel teaching strategies to allow students to develop in depth anatomical knowledge whilst gaining hands on experience of teaching in HE. This course aligns with the HE Advance Professional Standards Framework and thus makes participants eligible for Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy.
Undergraduate and postgraduate taught modules
As Faculty Director for Equality, Diversity and Inclusion I am committed to the Faculty being a place of work and study which embraces diversity and promotes equality of opportunity. By embedding this ethos into all the day to day running of the establishment, the goal of the Faculty is to have motivated and diverse staff and students who demand the highest standards from each other and work together to maximise the benefits of difference.
As part of the Senior Leadership Team and Faculty Executive Board I am involved in the decision making for all key aspects of the Faculty including recruitment, teaching, research and promotion. This approach means that the potential impact any management decisions may have on equality, diversity and inclusion are at the forefront of discussions.
To embed this ethos throughout the Faculty, a Director for Equality, Diversity and Inclusion has been appointed to sit on the Executive Committee in each department. The Departmental Directors chair the departmental Equality, Diversity and Inclusion committees and thus precipitate the same consideration of equal opportunities throughout the day to day running of their department.
For more information on Equality, Diversity and Inclusion work across the Faculty please see the EDI Hub.