Dr Jolanta Kisielewska
Lecturer in Physiology (Education)
Peninsula Medical School (Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry)
Lecturer in Physiology, PU PSM Lead in Formative Assessment. I joined this wonderful medical school in October 2012. I am delighted to share my knowledge and experience with medical and dental students. I am thrilled to work in such a supportive and vibrant environment. I have a Master’s degree in genetics and a PhD in physiological sciences. The latter awarded in 1999, described human Chorionic Gonadotropin (hCG) intracellular pathways in myometrial smooth muscle cells. My knowledge is supported by my research expertise in cell cycle and reproduction, which I conducted in national and international labs. In 2007 I was awarded a prestigious Royal Society Dorothy Hodgkin fellowship and started to run my own laboratory at the Newcastle University supported by a number of external and internal grants. Conducting research was a fantastic experience where I applied a combination of many state of art technologies to study the mechanisms that control proper genome duplication during embryonic development. Over the years I have had many successes teaching undergraduate and postgraduate students and I decided to continue my career as a lecturer and tutor and a pedagogic researcher. After joining PUPSMD I become a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and I play an active role in supporting the medical programme in the area of physiology and formative assessment as well as developing my research in medical education.
PhD in Physiology, MSc in Genetics, Postgraduate Certificate in Clinical Education
Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy
Roles on external bodies
Member of ICGN Undergraduate Nutrition Education Implementation Group
Physiology, nutrition within BMBS and Physician Associate PG programme ; small group facilitator (PBL, CDM), Student Selected Component facilitator for "Rare congenital disorders", Academic tutor.
1. Project title : Living Anatomy Models: their comprehensive input into developing patient/doctor good practice. Investigators: Jolanta Kisielewska and Siobhan Moyes 2. Project title: Application of basic sciences to dietary cases increases students’ knowledge, skills and attitude towards nutrition. Investigators: Jolanta Kisielewska and Steven Burr
Grants & contracts
BBSRC PhD studentship 2009-2013; Wellcome Trust Summer studentship 2009; Peter Byker Fellowship 2008-2009; Royal Society Research Grant 2008-2009; Newcastle University New Investigator award 2008; Royal Society Dorothy Hodgkin Fellowship 2007-2011
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