Dr David Byrne BSc, PhD
Director of Virtual Campus and Technology Enhanced Learning
Telephone: 020 784 6991
Location: 4.10 4th Floor Henriette Raphael Building, Guy’s Campus
Areas of responsibility
Overall responsibility for setting the direction, structure, support, maintenance and development of the virtual learning environment (virtual campus) and technology enhanced learning resources as appropriate for all students and staff in the Schools of Medicine, Biomedical Sciences and the Dental Institute.
With a BSc and PhD in Human Physiology, over the last 15 years Dave has specialised in the ways in which Information Technology, digital information and technology enhanced learning can be used to support teaching and learning especially in relation to Medical and Science related areas. Dave collaborates closely with equivalent units in other medical schools and national and international bodies on the use, dissemination, and best practice in the use of virtual and managed learning environments and the inter-transferability of systems and eLearning best practice in both Medical and Science education. In addition he sits on a number of School, College and King’s Health Partner’s Committees and is currently the Higher Education Academy Subject Centre Representative for the School of Medicine, external reviewer for Medical Teacher and has been involved with over 15 educational collaborative grants (local and external) over the last 10 years totalling over £1.5m including 8 successful College Teaching fund applications.
Byrne, DE. Making Virtual Patients a Reality in Undergraduate Clinical Medical Education. The 3rd Symposium on ICT in Medical Education. Keio University, Tokyo, Japan. December 2009.
Byrne, DE. eLearning and eResources in Medical Education. Keio Medical Society Seminar. Keio University, Tokyo, Japan. December 2009
Boodoo, N, Adam Hafez, A, Byrne, D & Graham, H. The Tuition Fees Debate: the impact of higher fees on medical education. AMEE 2009.
Reynolds PA, Quinn B, Harper J, Byrne D, Stagnell S, Cornforth J, Holmes S, Paganelli C and Challacombe S. User Acceptance Testing of the Online Electives Component in IVIDENT. IADR/AADR/CADR General Session, Miami, Fla., USA. 2009.
Byrne, DE. E-learning and curriculum integration & e-portfolio’s. Biomedical and Health Sciences eLearning Showcase 2008.
Byrne DE. Supporting an Undergraduate Medical Curriculum - Integration of Information Technology and “e” solutions. Jikei University, Tokyo, Japan. 2008.
Byrne DE. Learning Resources, IVIMEDS, Virtual Patients and embedding them in the curriculum. Barts and the London School of Medicine. 2008.
My current research interests include development and implementation of virtual patients in medical education, curriculum development, electronic portfolios and integration and appropriate use of technology enhanced learning in medical and science education.