Ms Michelle Robinson FHEA, MA, BSc (hons), RMN, BA (hons)
Education Advisor – Disability Mentor
Telephone: 020 7848 6855
Location: Room 1.11 Henriette Raphael House, Guy's Campus
Areas of responsibility
Study Skills – Semester 1 workshops for all MBBS 1 students.
Academic assessment of needs and 1:1 support for any medical students experiencing difficulties progressing through curriculum or those concerned about academic performance.
Responsibility for all students who declare a long-term condition, disability or specific learning difficulty and liaison with College Disability department.
Michelle is an NMC registered nurse with clinical experience in the following specialties: Acute Mental Health, Community Mental Health, Liaison Psychiatry and Emergency Mental Health, Eating Disorders, Care of the Older Person and Learning Disabilities. After completing certificates in Cognitive Behavioural and Systemic Therapies, she established therapeutic community groups in a Day Care Treatment Team at Queen Mary’s Centre for Mental Health. Keen interests in healthcare education lead Michelle to teaching on Undergraduate and Postgraduate courses in 2004 as an Honorary Lecturer within the Faculty of Health and Social Care Sciences at St George’s Medical School.
Michelle completed an MA in Education in 2006 and moved to medical education in 2008. Whilst in an advisory role here, Michelle realised the opportunity to add disability studies to the curriculum, so as to further equip medical students with a historical and sociocultural background of patients with long term difficulties. Michelle is currently developing interactive online support mechanisms for students with additional needs, which she hopes will increase student engagement and disclosure of needs at an earlier stage of medical education.
Visit the Breakthrough website: a resource for students with long term conditions.