Dr. Fiona E Muir

Senior Lecturer RGN, RSCN, BA, FHEA, MEd, EdD

Address:

uTCGP
Centre for Undergraduate Medicine
Medical Education Institute
University of Dundee
The MacKenzie Building
Kirsty Semple Way
Dundee
DD2 4BF

Phone Number:

+(44) 01382 383757

Email Address:

f.e.muir@dundee.ac.uk

Biography

Fiona is a Senior Lecturer in Medical Education within the undergraduate MBChB programme. She is the Outcome Lead for Tomorrow’s Doctors ‘Doctor as a Professional’ https://mbchb.dundee.ac.uk/professionalism/about/; Supports cross College links, developing leadership for professional education, within the Schools of Medicine, Dentistry and Nursing; Programme Lead for the BMSc Teaching in Medicine TIM programme BMSc Teaching in Medicine Programme; Facilitator for Writing a Journal Article course; Lead for the Student Selected Component: Medical Education.

Her role extends as Research Degrees Programme Lead for Kuwait-Scotland eHealth Innovation Network http://www.dasmaninstitute.org/kuwait-scotland-education and uTCGP Education Research Lead. Fiona contributes to programme design, planning, implementation and evaluation, provides teaching, supervisory support and staff development.

From 2005-2013 Fiona was the co - Academic Lead for the Undergraduate Community Programme and Lead for the award winning Student Selected Component: The Doctor and Nurse as Teacher (in collaboration with local schools). This latter project received Dundee City Council ‘Employer Engagement Award’, October 2009 and Commended by General Medical Council – Quality Assurance of Basic Medical Education Report 2009 and Nursing and Midwifery Council - Annual Monitoring Report Feb 2012.

Fiona has a varied background in adult, child health and practice nursing, nurse education and medical education. She completed the Master of Education (2003) and Professional Doctorate of Education at University of Strathclyde (2009). She is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.

Her research interests are in reflective practice, inter-professional education, professionalism, developing the doctor as a teacher, multi-cultural education.Fiona received the ‘Continuing Excellence in Medical Education Award 2013’ and ‘Honorary Graduate Award for Innovative Teaching 2008-09’. Highly Commended. Faculty of Medical Educators, UoD. 

Fiona received the 'Employer Engagement Award' Focus on Achievement Awards, Dundee City Council Education, 2009. 

Graduate Award for Innovative Teaching 2008-09. Highly Commended. Faculty of Medical Educators, University of Dundee.

Honorary Prize for Exceptional Innovation in Medical Undergraduate Teaching 2010

Continuing Excellence in Medical Education Award 2013 

Federal State Medical Board FSMB Journal of Medical Regulation.

2017 Ray L. Casterline Award for Excellence in Writing. For the article Insightful Practice: A Method to Address a Gap in Medical Regulation 

Research

 Research Interests include:  Reflective practice, inter-professional education, professionalism, developing the doctor as a teacher, multi-cultural education.

Publications

Muir, F., Robertson, L., Gillies, K., McConville, K., McKnight, S., Mckeown, K. 2017. Medical students’ child health experience in primary schools- ‘the best day of her life.’ Sage Open. Final copy approved for print  March 2017.

Steven, K., Angus, A., Breckenridge, J., P., Davey, P., Tully, V, Muir, F. 2016. Identifying key areas for active interprofessional learning partnerships: A facilitated dialogue. Journal Of Interprofessional Care.

Muir, F., & Law, S. 2016. Deconstructing "Mabel". Education for Primary Care. April 5: 1-3.

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

Muir, F., McPartlin, R., McConville., K. 2015. "Doctor: what’s inside my body?" The Clinical Teacher. 12: 1–2.

Muir, F., & Richardson, N. 2015. Getting Started with Interprofessional Education. University  of  Dundee: Dundee. Teaching booklet.

Muir, F., & Law, S. 2014. Students’ perceptions and experiences of a new ‘Teaching in Medicine’ BMSc intercalated degree programme. Medical Teacher. 36: 5. 403-408

Muir, F., Scott, M., McConville, K., Watson, K., Behbehani, K., & Sukkar, F. 2014. Taking the learning beyond the individual: how reflection informs change in practice. International  Journal of  Medical Education. 5:24-30.

Muir, F., McTaggart, I., & Bradley, S. 2011. Developing collaborative working through teaching. British Journal of School Nursing. 6, 5. 230-232

Muir, F. 2010. The understanding and experience of students, tutors and educators regarding reflection in medical education: a qualitative study. International Journal of Medical Education. 1. 61-67.

Muir, F. 2007. 'Placing the patient at the core of teaching'. Medical Teacher. 29:2, 258 – 260.

Muir, F. 2007. Mentors for post-registration students. Practice Nursing. 18:11, 569 – 574.                                                                    

Dundee Medical School Resources:

Coull, S., & Muir, F. 2016. Getting Started with Portfolio. University  of  Dundee: Dundee. Teaching booklet.

Muir, F., & Law, S. 2015. Reflection  2. University of Dundee: Dundee. Teaching video.

Muir, F., & Law, S. 2013. Reflection 1. University of Dundee: Dundee. Teaching video.

Muir, F., Chandratilake., M. & Rees, C. 2012. Getting Started on Teaching Professionalism. University of  Dundee: Dundee. Teaching booklet.

Muir, F., & Law, S. 2010. Getting Started on Teaching Reflection. University of Dundee: Dundee. Teaching booklet

Muir, F., Ker, J., & MacDonald, A. 2008.  How to: Develop Professional Medical Practice. Becoming a reflective medical student in Year 1. University of Dundee: Dundee.

Muir, F., Ker, J., MacDonald, A., and Day, R. 2008.  How to: Develop Professional Medical Practice. Becoming a reflective medical student in Year 2. University of Dundee: Dundee.

Muir, F., Ker, J., MacDonald, A., and Day, R. 2008.  How to: Develop Professional Medical Practice. Becoming a reflective medical student in Year 3. University of Dundee: Dundee. 

Teaching

Fiona is the Academic Lead for-

  • Higher Research Degrees Programme Kuwait-Scotland and Educational Fellow
  • BMSc Teaching in Medicine
  • Student Selected Component: Medical Education.

Previous teaching positions include:

2003 to 2005 Nurse Lecturer, University of Abertay Dundee

2001 to 2003 Clinical Teaching Fellow, University of Abertay Dundee

Conferences

Muir, F, Scott, M, McConville, K and Watson, K. 2013. Taking the learning beyond the individual. AMEE 2013. Prague.

Breen, J, Muir, F  and McTaggart, I. Making the jigsaw fit. Exploring Students’ Perspectives on Professional Identity and Interprofessional Learning. ASME 2013. Edinburgh: Scotland

Muir, F, Ballantyne, C, McNeice, C and Mires, G.2013. Lapses in Professionalism: Support and Progress. Measuring lapses and promoting a professional culture amongst medical students. ASME 2013. Edinburgh: Scotland

Muir, F, Bradley, S and Students. 2010. Determined to succeed-learning together: working together. Secrets of Success at AMEE 2010, Glasgow, Scotland.

Muir, F, Bradley, S and McLafferty, E. 2009. The Doctor and Nurse as Teacher. Poster presentation at AMEE 2009, Malaga, Spain.

Muir, F. Reflection: what’s in a name? ASME Conference Presentation 2008. Cardiff, Wales.

Muir, F and Lockwood, P. 2007. Developing the reflective student in an undergraduate medical programme. Poster presented at AMEE 2007, Trondheim, Norway.

Muir, F and Lockwood, P. 2006. Placing the patient at the core of teaching. Poster presented at AMEE 2006, Genoa, Italy. Poster winner.

Lockwood, P and Muir, F. 2006. A Student Centred Approach to Curriculum Development. Poster presented at AMEE 2006, Genoa, Italy