Dr Fiona Curtis BSc (Hons), PhD, PGCertLTHE, FHEA

Teaching Fellow

Research Overview

Fiona's research interests focus on the intersection of medical education and technologies. Her current research projects are:

• Attitudes and practices of medical students in relation to digital professionalism

• Transferability of skills learnt using simulation into real life practice

• Factors influencing medical students' choice of mobile applications (apps)

• Medical students' views of mobile technologies to support their learning

‘I don’t see myself as a forty-year-old on Facebook’: medical students’ dilemmas in developing professionalism with social media
Curtis, F., Gillen, J. 23/08/2017 In: Journal of Further and Higher Education. 12 p.
Journal article

Digital professionalism in medical education: an exploratory study
Gillen, J., Curtis, F. 07/2015
Conference paper

Phage Orf family recombinases: conservation of activities and involvement of the central channel in DNA binding
Curtis, F., Malay, A.D., Trotter, A.J., Wilson, L.A., Barradell-Black, M.M., Bowers, L.Y., Reed, P., Hillyar, C.R.T., Yeo, R.P., Sanderson, J.M., Heddle, J.G., Sharples, G.J. 1/08/2014 In: PLoS ONE. 9, 8, 14 p.
Journal article

“What, so like you can’t have a life outside medicine?”: attitudes and practices of medical students in relation to digital professionalism
Curtis, F., Gillen, J. 16/07/2014
Conference paper

Evaluation of the transferability of skills learnt using simulation into real life practice
Horrocks, J.L., Curtis, F., Grant, K. 2014
Poster

“Laptops are better”: Medical students' perceptions of laptops versus tablets and smartphones to support their learning
Curtis, F., Cranmer, S. 2014 In: Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Networked Learning 2014. p. 67-75. 9 p.
Paper

Structural and functional characterization of the Redβ recombinase from bacteriophage λ
Matsubara, K., Malay, A., Curtis, F., Sharples, G., Heddle, J. 11/11/2013 In: PLoS ONE. 8, 11, p. e78869.
Journal article

Mutants of phage bIL67 RuvC with enhanced Holliday junction binding selectivity and resolution symmetry
Green, V., Curtis, F., Sedelnikova, S., Rafferty, J.B., Sharples, G.J. 09/2013 In: Molecular Microbiology. 89, 6, p. 1240-1258. 19 p.
Journal article

PDA devices and electronic resources to support learning in clinical placements and education settings
Scott, L., Curtis, F. 07/2013 CETL4HealthNE 2013. 97 p.
Commissioned report

Attitudes and practices of medical students in relation to digital professionalism
Curtis, F., Gillen, J. 2013
Conference paper

The C-terminus of the phage λ Orf recombinase is involved in DNA binding.
Curtis, F., Reed, P., Wilson, L., Bowers, L., Yeo, P., Sanderson, J., Walmsley, A., Sharples, G. 03/2011 In: Journal of Molecular Recognition. 24, 2, p. 333-340. 8 p.
Journal article

Improving individualised feedback using allocated clickers, reports and a virtual learning environment
Curtis, F., Sawdon, M. 2011
Poster

Use of an Audience Response System to provide individualised feedback to undergraduate medical students
Sawdon, M., Curtis, F. 2011
Poster

Building interactive clinical case studies using and evaluating online software
Sawdon, M., Curtis, F. 2010
Poster

Building virtual patients using and evaluating online software
Sawdon, M., Curtis, F., Randles, D., Cameron, M., Jurowska, J., Cook, J. 2010
Poster

The art of anatomy teaching
Finn, G., Curtis, F. 2010
Conference paper

The use of videos to aid self-directed learning and improve understanding of living anatomy
Finn, G., Cox, D., Northend, M., Curtis, F. 2010
Conference paper

eFeedback: enhancing student learning, a multifaceted approach
Curtis, F., Sawdon, M., Chaytor, A. 2010
Poster

Novel antibiotics: C-2 symmetrical macrocycles inhibiting Holliday junction DNA binding by E. coli RuvC
Pan, P., Curtis, F., Carroll, C., Medina, I., Liotta, L., Sharples, G., McAlpine, S. 15/07/2006 In: Bioorganic and Medicinal Chemistry. 14, 14, p. 4731-4739. 9 p.
Journal article

Evolution of a phage ruvc endonuclease for resolution of both Holliday and branched DNA junctions
Curtis, F., Reed, P., Sharples, G. 2006
Poster

Functional similarities between phage Orf and Escherichia coli RecFOR in initiation of genetic exchange
Bowers, L., Reed, P., Curtis, F., Sharples, G. 2006
Poster

The RuvAB branch migration translocase and RecU Holliday junction resolvase are required for double-stranded DNA break repair in Bacillus subtilis
Sanchez, H., Kidane, D., Reed, P., Curtis, F., Cozar, C., Graumann, P., Sharples, G., Alonso, J. 11/2005 In: Genetics. 171, 3, p. 873-883. 11 p.
Journal article

Functional similarities between phage Lambda Orf and Escherichia coli RecFOR in initiation of genetic exchange
Maxwell, K., Reed, P., Zhang, R., Beasley, S., Walmsley, A., Curtis, F., Joachimiak, A., Edwards, A., Sharples, G. 9/08/2005 In: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. 102, 32, p. 11260-11265. 6 p.
Journal article

Evolution of a phage RuvC endonuclease for resolution of both Holliday and branched DNA junctions
Curtis, F., Reed, P., Sharples, G. 03/2005 In: Molecular Microbiology. 55, 5, p. 1332-1345. 14 p.
Journal article

Novel antibiotics: second generation macrocyclic peptides designed to trap Holliday junctions
Liotta, L., Medina, I., Robinson, J., Carroll, C., Pan, P., Corral, R., Johnston, J., Cook, K., Curtis, F., Sharples, G., McAlpine, S. 8/11/2004 In: Tetrahedron Letters. 45, 46, p. 8447-8450. 4 p.
Journal article

Holliday Junction Binding and Resolution by the Rap Structure-specific Endonuclease of Phage Lambda
Sharples, G., Curtis, F., McGlynn, P., Bolt, E. 16/07/2004 In: Journal of Molecular Biology. 340, 4, p. 739-751. 13 p.
Journal article

The effect of a stress-induced increase in blood brain barrier permeability on intracerebral gene expression
Curtis, F., Behan, W., Gow, J. 2001
Poster

Intracerebral gene expression in stress-induced blood-brain barrier permeability
Curtis, F., Behan, W., Gow, J. 2000
Poster

A Peptide Encoding a B-cell Epitope from the N-Terminus of the Capsid Protein L2 of Bovine Papillomavirus-4 Prevents Disease
Campo, M.S., O'neil, B., Grindlay, G.J., Curtis, F., Knowles, G., Chandrachud, L. 4/08/1997 In: Virology. 234, 2, p. 261-266. 6 p.
Journal article