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Anne Stephenson recognised for inspirational teaching

Dr Anne Stephenson, South London GP and Clinical Reader in Medical Education, has gained recognition as a Principal Fellow of the UK Higher Education Academy (HEA).

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The HEA is globally recognised for inspiring excellent teaching to improve student outcomes. They select and honour academics for their practice, impact and leadership.          

Dr Stephenson’s appointment is a testament to her sustained record of effective strategic leadership in academic practice and development, contributing to high quality student learning.

In her appointment, it was noted that Anne has demonstrated excellent work to develop and embed new policies and practices with clear examples of excellent strategic leadership, innovating and embedding curriculum change within a large high-impact programme and beyond.

Anne has worked at King’s for 29 years and is Director of Community Education, Professionalism Lead, and Deputy-Dean of Student Affairs for the GKT School of Medical Education. She also leads the King's Undergraduate Medical Education in the Community (KUMEC) Team and is a member of the School of Population Health and Environmental Sciences.  

Anne is very pleased to have had her educational work valued at a UK level through the award of Principal Fellow of the Higher Education Authority.

“I encourage all teachers in the School to apply for Fellow, Senior Fellow or Principal Fellow of the HEA depending on where you are on your educational journey. Talk with your line-manager and I suggest that you apply through the King's Academy.”

Principal Fellow of the HEA is the most prestigious qualification available to teachers in higher education. Anne’s success is well deserved recognition for many years of high-quality contributions to the education of GKT medical students, the development of GKT’s medical educators, and advancement of thinking in medical education nationally and internationally.– Professor Tim Lancaster, Dean of Medical Education for the GKT School of Medical Education