Dr. Eleanor J Hothersall

Systems in Practice Convener, Honorary Reader, Consultant in Public Health, National Training Programme Director for Public Health

Address:

Undergraduate Medical School Office
Level 7
Ninewells Hospital and Medical School
Dundee
DD1 9SY

Phone Number:

+(44) 01382 383812

Email Address:

e.hothersall@dundee.ac.uk

Biography

Dr Ellie Hothersall graduated from University College London in 2000 with an Intercalated BSc in Medical Anthropology (1st Class Honours), and with MBChB from the University of Glasgow in 2001. Since then, her career has taken her through a postgraduate certificate in Health Economics at University of Aberdeen and an MD from the University of Glasgow in 2008.

She completed Higher Specialist Training in Public Health in the West Midlands, and was an NIHR Clinical Lecturer in Public Health at the University of Birmingham. She has completed the NIHR Clinical Academic Leadership programme at Ashridge as part of that Fellowship.

She is a Fellow of the Royal Anthropological Institute, and of the Faculty of Public Health.

Ellie moved to Dundee in 2011, initially in a combined research and teaching role. From 2011 to 2017 she was Theme Lead for Public Health and latterly Evidence Based Medicine. She became Deputy Convener of Systems in Practice in 2012, and Convener in 2013. She is a member of the Medical Schools Council Assessment Alliance Board (2017-2020).

Research

Dr Hothersall has a research interest in teaching and assessment of Public Health and related subjects.

 

She has just completed a Masters thesis exploring use of multiple choice questions to assess public health, sociology, psychology and evidence based medicine, and is in the process of a BEME systematic review of assessment of the same topics.

Publications

Hothersall, E.J.  Protocol: Assessing the behavioural and social science curricula components for undergraduate medical students: A BEME Systematic Review 2016 bemecollaboration.org

 

Mastaglio, F., K. Bedair, E. Papaemmanuil,
M. J. Groves, A. Hyslop,
N. Keenan,
E.J. Hothersall,
P. J. Campbell,
D. T. Bowen,
S. Tauro. Impact of socioeconomic status on disease phenotype, genomic landscape and outcomes in myelodysplastic syndromes. British Journal of Haematology 2016. 174 (2): 227–234

Murphy, D.J., P. Davey, E.J. Hothersall, F. Muir, F., & D.A. Bruce. Insightful Practice: A Method to Address a Gap in Medical Regulation. Journal of Medical Regulation 2015, 101 (4): 16-28.

Lyon, A.K., E.J. Hothersall, & S. Gillam. Teaching public health in UK medical schools: ‘things have improved: teaching no longer feels like an expensive hobby’ Journal of Public Health 2015. doi: 10.1093/pubmed/fdv127

Manca, A., E. Hothersall, E. Fioratou, A. Smithies, & N. Lafferty. Integrating Twitter into an undergraduate medical curriculum: Lessons for the future in Leading Issues in Social Media Research. Edited by Sue Greener and asher Rospigliosi. ACPI. June 2015

Hothersall, E. J. Don’t wait for class - teach it on Facebook. Public Health Today, 7th December 2014.

E.J. Hothersall, S.J. Livingstone, H.C. Looker, S.F. Ahmed, S. Cleland, G.P. Leese, R.S. Lindsay, J. McKnight, D. Pearson, S. Philip S, S.H. Wild, H.M. Colhoun. Contemporary Risk of Hip Fracture in Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes: A National Registry Study from Scotland. Journal of Bone Mineral Research 2013;  doi: 10.1002/jbmr.2118. [Epub ahead of print]

H. C. Looker, S. O. Nyangoma,D. T. Cromie, J. A. Olson, G. P. Leese, S. Philip, M. W. Black, J. Doig, N. Lee, A. Briggs, E. J. Hothersall, A. D. Morris, R. S. Lindsay, J. A. McKnight, D. W. M. Pearson, N. A. Sattar, S. H. Wild, P. McKeigue, H. M. Colhoun & Scottish Diabetes Research Network (SDRN) Epidemiology Group and the Scottish Diabetic Retinopathy Collaborative Predicted impact of extending the screening interval for diabetic retinopathy: the Scottish Diabetic Retinopathy Screening programme Diabetologia 2013; 56, 8, 1716-1725

S.J. Livingstone, H. C. Looker, E.J. Hothersall , S.H. Wild, R.S. Lindsay, J. Chalmers, S. Cleland, G.P. Leese, J. McKnight, A.D. Morris, D.W.M. Pearson, N.R. Peden, J.R. Petrie, S. Philip, N. Sattar, F. Sullivan, H.M. Colhoun Risk of Cardiovascular disease and Total Mortality in Adults with Type 1 Diabetes: Scottish Registry Linkage Study. PLoS Medicine 2012; 9(10), e10011321

E. Hothersall, S. de Bellis-Ayres, R. Jordan Factors associated with uptake of pandemic influenza vaccine among General Practitioners and Practice Nurses in Shropshire (In Press, Accepted 11th June 2012) Primary Care Respiratory Journal

T. Marshall, B. Taylor, E. Hothersall, L. Perez Martin Plagiarism: a case study of quality improvement in a taught postgraduate programme Medical Teacher 2011; 33(7):e375-81

T. Marshall, E. Hothersall Book Chapter: “Needs Assessment” in: Commissioning for Health and Well-being: an introduction Editor: Jon Glasby, Bristol, Policy Press (2012)

N. Inglis, T. Fowler, E. Hothersall, N. Malhotra The role of the public health specialist and how to access specialist public health advice Innovait 2011, 4(12):719-728

A. Murphy, K. Blyth, R. Chaudhuri, E. Hothersall, N. C. Thomson, K. Dargie Assessment of Cardiac MRI in Detecting Occult Myocardial Ischemia in COPD Respiration 2009; DOI: 10.1159/000203354

E. Hothersall, R. Chaudhuri, J. Meiklejohn, I. Fraser, J. Lafferty, C. McSharry, A. McMahon, N. Sattar, I. MacInnes, S. Wood, N. C. Thomson Effects of atorvastatin added to inhaled corticosteroids on lung function and sputum cell counts in atopic asthma Thorax 2008; 63(12):1070-1075

R. Chaudhuri, C. McSharry, A. McCoard, E. Livingston, E. Hothersall, M. Spears, J. Lafferty, N. C. Thomson Role of symptoms and lung function in determining asthma control in smokers with asthma Allergy 2008; 63:132-135

E. Hothersall, C. McSharry and N. C. ThomsonPotential therapeutic role for statins in respiratory disease Thorax 2006;61:729-734

Teaching

Dr Ellie Hothersall is currently the Convener of the first three years of the undergraduate medical curriculum at the University of Dundee, known as Systems in Pracitce. She is extensively involved in curriculum design, teaching, assessment and student well-being. She is has just completed the Masters in Medical Education course at the University (subject to external examiner’s approval, graduation 2018). 

She is an external examiner for undergraduate teaching at Leeds and Manchester medical schools, and for the postgraduate Masters in Public Health at Queens University Belfast and Warwick University.

She has prior experience of teaching at undergraduate and postgraduate level at a number of universities in the West Midlands, and of curriculum development at Keele University.

Conferences

E. Hothersall, S. Schofield Equality and Diversity in healthcare teaching: Supporting LGBT, Association of Medical Education in Europe (AMEE), Helsinki, August 2017

S. Schofield, E. Hothersall, K. McConville, LGBT attitudes and experiences of staff and students in health education: a longitudinal study. Association of Medical Education in Europe (AMEE), Helsinki, August 2017

E. Hothersall, S. Schofield, M. Gordon, J. Harden, A. Manca, E. Fioratou Assessing the behavioural and social science curricula components for undergraduate medical students: A BEME systematic review. Association of Medical Education in Europe (AMEE), Helsinki, August 2017

F. Mortimer, S. Walpole, E. Hothersall, A. Vyas, K. Developing medical schools’ teaching on sustainability in healthcare: outcomes from a country-wide collaboration. Association of Medical Education in Europe (AMEE), Helsinki, August 2017

Hothersall, S. Schofield Equality and Diversity in healthcare teaching: Supporting LGBT, Association for the Study of Medical Education (ASME), Exeter, June 2017

E. Hothersall Where next for assessing public health and epidemiology? Burwalls (Teachers of Medical Statistics conference), Nottingham, June 2017

E. Hothersall, S. Schofield Equality and Diversity in healthcare teaching: Supporting LGBT, 7th National Scottish Medical Education Conference, Edinburgh, May 2017

Campbell, I., E. Hothersall, A. Manca, & N. Lafferty. Peer Tutoring: A Sustainable Approach European Conference on ELearning (ECEL), Copenhagen, 30th-31st October 2014

Nova, R., R. Atterbury, L. Barker, E. Hothersall, B. Hothersall, N. Lafferty, A. Manca, E. van Klink, & L. Mossop. #O157: An inter-professional Twitter discussion VetEd (Symposium for the study of Veterinary Education), Bristol, July 2014

E. Hothersall Locality Health Profiling and Barriers to engagement. Institute of Healthcare Managers, Glasgow. October 2016

E. Hothersall, L. Hughes “A stroke of genius” - Student-led redesign of an online educational activity Association of Medical Education in Europe (AMEE), Glasgow, September 2015

E. Hothersall, A. Lyon, S. Gillam. Teaching public health in UK medical schools – the challenges of the vertical strand Association of Medical Education in Europe (AMEE), Glasgow, September 2015

E. Hothersall, L. Hughes. “A stroke of genius” - Student-led redesign of an online educational activity Association for the Study of Medical Education (ASME), Edinburgh, July 2015

E. Hothersall, A. Lyon, S. Gillam. Teaching public health in UK medical schools – the challenges of the vertical strand Association for the Study of Medical Education (ASME), Edinburgh, July 2015

E. Hothersall. Assessment in Public Health Public Health Educators in Medical Schools Annual Meeting, London, June 2015

A. Manca, E. Hothersall, & N. Lafferty. Workshop: Using Twitter in Medical Education: A live dissection North Eastern Excellence in Medical Education conference, Newcastle, June 2015

A. Manca, E. Hothersall,& N. Lafferty. Workshop: Medical Education in 140 characters? You must be joking! North Eastern Excellence in Medical Education conference, Newcastle, June 2015

L. Hughes, & E. Hothersall. Improving undergraduate understanding of pandemic influenza using social media: an evolving strategy Scottish Faculty of Public Health Annual Conference, Aviemore, 7th November 2014

E. Hothersall. Early Community Support for Frail Elderly: putting evidence into practice Scottish Faculty of Public Health Annual Conference, Aviemore, 7th November 2014

A. Manca, E. Hothersall, E. Fioratou, A. Smithies, & N. Lafferty. Research presentation: Teaching using Twitter: not quite the new black? European Conference on ELearning (ECEL), Copenhagen, 30th-31st October 2014

D. Murphy, & E. Hothersall. Workshop: Medical regulation needs insightful practice International Association for Medical Regulatory Authorities, London, 10th September 2014

A. Manca, E. Hothersall, E. Fioratou, & N. Lafferty. Research presentation: Teaching using Twitter: not quite the new black? Association of Medical Education in Europe (AMEE), Milan, September 2014

A. Manca, E. Hothersall, & N. Lafferty. Workshop: Using Twitter in Medical Education: A live dissection Association for the Study of Medical Education (ASME), Brighton, July 2014

 

N. R. van Zuydam, E. Hothersall, C. N. A. Palmer, & H. M. Colhoun. A signal near FRMD4A is associated with lower extremity arterial disease in patients with type 2 diabetes American Diabetes Association, 74th Scientific Sessions, June 13 - 17, 2014, San Francisco, California published in Diabetes, June 2014; 63 (Supplement 1): A1

E. Hothersall Core Public Health for Tomorrow’s Doctors Scottish Faculty of Public Health, Dunblane, November 2013

N. Lafferty, A. Manca, E. Hothersall, L.J Smith  Workshop: Social Media in Undergraduate Medical Education: FOAMEd Association for Medical Education in Europe, Prague, August 2013

E. Hothersall, B. McKenzie, S. Barna Workshop: Core Public Health for Tomorrow’s Doctors: Who, What, Why, Where, When, How? Association for Study of Medical Education, Edinburgh, July 2013

N. Lafferty, A. Manca, E. Hothersall, R. Patel, T. Bird Workshop: Social Media in Undergraduate Medical Education: FOAMEd Association for Study of Medical Education, Edinburgh, July 2013

E. Hothersall, A. Manca Oral presentation: Using Twitter for undergraduate teaching of Public Health - #fluscenario Association for Study of Medical Education, Edinburgh, July 2013

E. Hothersall Oral presentation: Using Twitter for undergraduate teaching of Public Health - #fluscenario eLearning Symposium, Dundee, 31st May 2013

E. Hothersall Oral presentation: Using Twitter for undergraduate teaching of Public Health - #fluscenario Teaching and Learning Symposium, Dundee 13th March 2013

E. Hothersall on behalf of SDRN-Epi Risk factors for complications of type 1 diabetes: a nationwide comparison European Diabetes Epidemiology Group, Swansea Saturday 12th May 2012

N. Samrai, R. Smith, C. Griffin, K. Hemming, E. Hothersall, J. Middleton Linking Housing and Health Data - Producing Evidence Based Outcomes UK Public Health Association, Manchester 24 March 2010