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GKT appoints Deputy Dean of Medical Education

Louise DubrasThe GKT School of Medical Education has appointed Dr Louise Dubras as Deputy Dean of Medical Education.

Louise is a London graduate who undertook initial GP training at West Middlesex hospital. Following a stint as a member of an all-female crew of a transatlantic ocean racing yacht, Louise became established as a GP caring for homeless patients. From here she embarked on her career in medical education as she saw a need to enhance undergraduate education in the areas of social exclusion and substance misuse. At Southampton, she developed the curriculum for ‘Alcohol and Addiction’ and was a significant contributor to the development of the national ‘Substance misuse in the undergraduate curriculum' document in 2007. 

Louise joins King's from University of Southampton where she was Director of BM (Medical Degree) Programmes. While at Southampton Louise introduced a number of other initiatives including implementing an eAssignment system for submission and marking of student work, and enhancement of the quality of OSCE exams with examiner training. She led year 3 of the medical degree programme from 2005-10, before taking on leadership of the programme in 2010. Louise’s work has extended globally and has led to collaboration with partners in Germany, Malaysia and Brunei. She is a member of the Academic Council of the International Medical University in Kuala Lumpur.

Louise enhanced her educational leadership with a MA Ed. She was awarded Fellowship of the Royal College of General Practitioners in 2005, Fellowship of the Academy of Medical Educators in 2012, and Principal Fellow of the HEA in 2014.

Professor Stuart Carney, Dean of Medical Education says: 'I am delighted Louise has joined us at this critical stage of Curriculum 2020 development. She is a highly experienced medical educator who will be helping me drive forward improvements to teaching and learning and will be leading on the implementation of Curriculum 2020. I am looking forward to working with Louise and am confident you will all join me in welcoming Louise to King’s.'