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Alex is the D'Oyly Carte Senior Lecturer in Arts and Health, based in the GKT School of Medical Education. The D'Oyly Carte position aims to enhance encounters between patients and healthcare professionals through embedding arts and humanities in medical education. Alex contributes to teaching and curriculum development in the Values-Based Clinical Practice theme of the medical degree programme. Alex's research interest is in contemporary performance and how it relates to medicine. Her recent publications include Performance and the Medical Body (co-edited with Gianna Bouchard) and Performance, Medicine and the Human and she is currently working on the Routledge Companion for Performance and Medicine. Her research also involves devising performances about medical experience with her theatre company, as well as developing performance-based approaches to communication skills education. Her work has featured in The Guardian, Times Higher Educational Supplement, Nature Immunology and on This Week (BBC Radio 4).


Course Leader:

  • Medical Humanities

Course Teacher:

  • Medical Humanities