Professor Rachel IsbaAssociate Dean - Engagement
My broad research interests are in the areas of public health and undergraduate medical education. My public health research looks at infectious diseases and the role of paediatric public health in secondary care (with a focus on children's public health in acute care settings). My education research focuses on the hidden aspects of the undergraduate medical curriculum - including the role of learning environments and the influence of social networks.
Current projects include:-
- development of a healthcare education micro learning environment measure (funded by Health Education England, North West)
- influences on the update of the seasonal influenza vaccine by healthcare workers in secondary care, work with Rhiannon Edge
- piloting a public health intervention for children/carers attending the Paediatric Emergency Department (funded by the Sir Halley Stewart Trust)
- work with the Cochrane Infectious Diseases Group at the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine.
I am involved in teaching students across all five years of the undergraduate medical programme.
I am a Senior Clinical Lecturer and also Head of Lancaster Medical School. I am also a medical doctor working in Paediatric Emergency Medicine and Public Health.
Clinical Academic Lectureship in Neurology
01/08/2017 → 31/07/2021
Digital Health Group