Dr Siobhan Moyes
Lecturer in Anatomy
Peninsula Medical School (Plymouth University Peninsula Schools of Medicine and Dentistry)
Lead in Anatomy and Tissue Pathology for PU PSMD
Year 1 LSRC Coordinator
Year 1 Lead PBL facilitator
I joined Plymouth University at the start of the 2012 academic year as the lead in Anatomy and Tissue Pathology at PU PSMD and am delighted to be working as part of this enthusiastic, innovative, student-focused team.
My background is in research I completed a Biological Sciences degree at the University of Brighton, where I also studied the role of cystic fibrosis transmembrane conductance regulator (CFTR) in cystic fibrosis (CF). After my degree I completed a DPhil entitled ‘the effect of microenvironment on the uptake of microparticles across an epithelial membrane’ at the University of Oxford, and continued there as a postdoctoral researcher.
During my time at Oxford I also gained the opportunity to teach Histology and Anatomy to Medical students for several years, igniting my enthusiasm for teaching. I was also invited to undertake the inaugural Anatomy Training Programme, a functional anatomy course aimed at training whole-body anatomists, run by the Anatomical Society of Great Britain and Ireland. Over these last few years I have been consciously moving away from my research-led career to one focussed on teaching anatomy and histology, as this is where my interest truly lies.
My key teaching interest is anatomy. This includes both gross anatomy and microanatomy (tissue/cell biology) as it is essential to understand the structure of the cells before you can determine the function of the tissue they are associated with. Also, due to the integrated nature of this course I aim to help students create links between anatomy and other biomedical and social sciences to cement their understanding of their patients as a whole.
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