Faculty of Medical Sciences

Staff Profile

Professor Stephen McHanwell

Professor of Anatomical Sciences and Director of Unit for Educational Research Development and Practice

Background

Introduction

Steve McHanwell is Professor of Anatomical Sciences and a National Teaching Fellow.   Previously he held appointments in University College London and as an MRC French Exchange Fellow in the Institute of Embryology in Nogent-sur-Marne, Paris.  He is a founder member of the Trans European Pedagogic Anatomy Research Group serving first as Secretary General and is currently President of the Group.  He served as Honorary Education Officer for the Anatomical Society for nine years.  He has won a number of student awards for his anatomy teaching and in 2007 was awarded a National Teaching Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy in the UK.  He has taught anatomy to a wide range of student groups but currently his main teaching in anatomy is to undergraduate and postgraduate students in dental sciences and in speech and language sciences.  He is co-author (with Martin Atkinson) of Basic Medical Sciences for Speech and Language Therapy Students and a member of the editorial team for Gray’s Anatomy (41st edition).  His research interests span both anatomy and education.  In anatomy his current interests centre on the anatomy, clinical anatomy, innervation and development of the larynx, work done in collaboration with JR Sanudo in Complutense University, Madrid.  His education interests focus on student learning in anatomy, curriculum theory and development and the reward and recognition of teaching excellence in higher education.  He has just completed a project as Co-Principal Investigator on an HEA-Funded Inter-Institutional Benchmarking Project: Reward and recognition for Teaching in HE (with the universities of Tasmania, Wollongong and Leicester. 

 

Roles and Responsibilities

Professor of Anatomical Sciences

Qualifications

BSc (Physiology) Newcastle upon Tyne
PhD Bristol
MI Biol, CI Biol

National Teaching Fellow (2007)

 Memberships

President Trans PedagogicAnatomy Research Group of EFEM
Deputy Education Officer Anatomical Society of Great Britain and Ireland
Fellow of the Linnean Society
Member of the Institute of Biology
Member of the Physiological Society
Association of Basic Science Teachers in Dentistry
Institute of Anatomical Sciences

Research

Steve is a member of the Research Centre for Teaching and Learning (CfLAT) and part of the Higher Education Research Group of CfLAT. Steve’s current research is focussed in two areas of laryngeal biology and education.  His interests in laryngeal biology are focussed on neuroanatomy, development and clinical anatomy of the larynx.  His education interests focus on student learning, curriculum theory and development and of reward and recognition of teaching excellence in higher education.  In connection with this interest Steve has just completed a project as Co-Principal Investigator on an HEA-Funded Inter-Institutional Benchmarking Project: Reward and recognition for Teaching in HE (with the universities of Tasmania, Wollongong and Leicester. 

Teaching

Undergraduate Teaching

Stage 1 BDS Anatomy of Head and Neck, Thorax and Abdomen
Stage 3 and 5 BDS Clinical Oral Functions and Temporomandibular Joint
BSc Speech Sciences Anatomy for Speech and Language

Postgraduate Teaching

MSc Language Pathology Anatomy for Speech and Language
Fellowship of the Royal College of Radiologists
MFDS Anatomy Study Days
MSc Orthodontics Mastication and Swallowing
Postgraduate Certificate in Academic Practice

Publications