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Video recording of the Inaugural Lecture

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Professor James Clark

Heart Beat


As a research scientist I have been investigating the mechanisms which underpin heart disease for almost three decades. However, as a young research scientist I was introduced to undergraduate teaching which has now become the driving force of my personal and professional development. Working at King’s as an educator has enabled me to develop innovative teaching, add value to a wide range of programme and lead on curriculum development and most importantly, empower out students to succeed. While I still collaborate widely and contribute to multiple research projects, my current role allows me to focus on what gives me the most fulfilment, making a positive contribution to the student journey at King's whether this be as an education lead, teacher, or personal tutor. 


James Clark graduated from the University of Bath in 1995 with a degree in Applied Biology. He then completed a PhD under the supervision of Prof Colin Green at UCL Department of Surgery entitled The Role of Haem Oxygenase Pathway in Protection of Vascular Dysfunction. During this time, he developed a passion for cardiovascular physiology. Prof Clark left UCL in 2004 and joined the Cardiovascular Division at King's as a Research Associate and continued research on the heart. Following a successful British Heart Foundation (BHF) Intermediate Research Fellowship, in February 2010, he was appointed to a Lectureship in Aerospace Physiology, then promoted to Senior Lecturer in 2014, Reader in 2019 and elected to Professor in 2022.  

Professor Gabriel Reedy

Making Space for Thinking and Learning Differently in Healthcare


With a background in the learning sciences, which draws on disciplinary tools from the cognitive and behavioural sciences, I started my academic career seeking to make a positive difference in how we teach and train in the health professions. My work has spanned a variety of diverse healthcare settings, from acute and community medicine, to mental health, to undergraduate and postgraduate education, and to large-scale disaster preparedness. In this lecture, I will explore two distinct but related themes. First, I will discuss how work across such diverse settings both draws on and contributes to what we know about creating and sustaining meaningful and effective learning environments. Second, I will explore how working on the boundary between the social and clinical sciences has provided unexpected opportunities and created space for others to think differently about both their clinical practice and their work as educators. 


Professor Reedy received his first degree from the University of West Georgia (USA) in 1995. He received his Masters in Education, with a focus in Educational Technology, in 2003, and then a PhD in Educational Psychology and the Learning Sciences, in 2007, both from the University of Washington in Seattle, USA. Professor Reedy was appointed as a Lecturer at the Open University in 2006, and then came to King’s College London as a Lecturer in 2009. He was promoted to Senior Lecturer in 2015, and then to Reader in 2018. In 2022, he was elected to Professor at King’s College London.

At this event

James Clark

Professor of Cardiovascular and Physiology Education

Gabriel Reedy

Professor of Clinical Education

Event details

Lecture Theatre 1, New Hunts House, Guy's Campus
Guy’s Campus
Great Maze Pond, London SE1 1UL