Congratulations to Dr June Jones who has been awarded a prestigious National Teaching Fellowship (NTF) by the Higher Education Academy. Only 50 such awards are made across the HE sector each year.
The awards support individuals’ professional development in learning and teaching. June's award is based on her expertise in biomedical ethics teaching, specialising in equality and diversity. The award was formally presented to her at a celebration which was held at Liverpool Cathedral in October.
The National Teaching Fellows form a pedagogic community enhancing teaching and learning in higher education. Now in its 15th year, the National Teaching Fellowship Scheme celebrates outstanding achievement in learning and teaching in higher education.
Dr June Jones is responsible for the ethics curriculum for all five years of the University of Birmingham’s medical degree, providing a stimulating and exciting interactive curriculum for all students. Her innovative teaching style uses medical make-up to simulate skin disorders, where students can engage with learning about stigma and stereotyping, as well as the ethics of inequalities in health for patients with dark skin. She specialises in the ethical issues involved with religious and cultural diversity, exploring how the personal beliefs of medical students and doctors impact on patient care, and how beliefs of patients and clients impact on the delivery of health care in a multi-cultural society.