Professor Terry Poulton
Professor Poulton is Associate Dean for eLearning and Head of the eLearning Unit.
Formerly a Reader in Immunology, he switched careers to medical education in 2004, specialising in eLearning and particularly Scenario-Based Learning. He has been project director for 24 national and international grants obtained with the eLearning Unit, totalling over £6.5M. Terry is a Senior Research Associate at Karolinska Institutet and Executive member of MedBiquitous Global Healthcare Standards organization at Johns Hopkins. He is responsible for 5 current EC-funded projects, with over 25 partners across Western and Eastern Europe, Australia, USA, Canada and Asia. With the eLU team, he has received several national and international awards.
Phone: +44 208 725 5813
Trupti Jivram is the eLearning Manager for the eLearning Unit.
PRINCE2 practitioner and the project manager for various curriculum projects, including the EC Erasmus + TAME project and formally the Tempus funded ‘ePBLnet’ project and the Generation 4 (G4) project. She is also responsible for additional online learning resources available to students to aid their learning, the interactive online PBL cases. She previously managed the institutional VLE ‘Moodle’, the implementation of the e-Portfolio within the institution and the SGUL franchised MBBS graduate entry programme in Cyprus. Trupti started work with the unit in 2003, her background in biosciences has proved extremely useful in giving a broad understanding of basic and clinical science teaching in medicine and healthcare.
Phone: +44 208 725 5922
Sheetal Kavia is the eProjects Manager within the eLearning Unit.
She has been involved in a vast array of work since 2005. She started off primarily working on resource creation, VLE support, and training staff on e-learning tools. Her work then focused on innovations in medical education with the use of Virtual Patient scenarios for different learning platforms and settings. One of the projects she was involved in was the JISC funded, Time Higher Education 2009 and e-learning 2010 award winning PREVIEW Project and a national project called G4.5. She managed the SGUL app centre which produced 5 medical apps over 2 years and more recently is focused on international projects such and ePBLnet and is currently managing the WAVES; and the development of Massive Open Online Courses (MOOC).
Phone: +44 208 725 1993
Luke Woodham is the eLearning Technical innovations Manager in the eLearning Unit.
His work is mostly based around Virtual Patients, technical implementation and evaluating educational impact. He developed the evaluation strategies for the EC-funded projects ePBLNet and TAME, key component of his research interests, and has also been involved with the JISC-funded PREVIEW project to take Virtual Patients into Second Life and the EC-funded projects eViP, mEducator, MEDCIN and WAVES. He is an invited member of the Technical Steering Committee at MedBiquitous and was a member of the working group that developed the ANSI/MEDBIQ VP.10.1-2010, MedBiquitous Virtual Patient standard. His work also includes a leading role in the development of the MOOC courses.
Phone: +44 208 725 5559
Supriya Krishnan is a Learning Technologist within the eLearning Unit.
She has been involved in a variety of work primarily development of learning resources for e-Learning platforms. She was actively involved in creating, developing and implementing SGUL’s MedEdCases app that allows users to play Virtual Patients (VPs) on mobile devices. She was involved in many internal and external projects, particularly JISC funded G4.5, where Ethics VPs were trialled and evaluated. Currently, she undertakes and maintains the smooth running of PBL delivery system, OpenLabyrinth along with preparation of PBL cases for Transitional (T) year students at SGUL and UNIC. She is also actively involved in Erasmus+ funded WAVES project that focuses on making Scenario-based learning (SBL) more accessible for a wide range of professions.
Phone: +44 208 725 4278
Dr. Ella Iskrenko-Poulton is a consultant in educational development and Problem-Based Learning Tutor-Trainer.
Ella has been working as a university teacher for 30 years, has an extensive background in teaching and the organization of teaching, with a history of innovation in a variety of teaching style from large didactic lecture formats to small group PBL tutorials. She has participated in 5 EC grants in the fields of education and training, was PBL consultant and tutor trainer in EC TEMPUS funded ePBLnet project, EC Erasmus + funded CROESUS project, EC ERASMUS + TAME project. Ella has a nine years’ experience in working with interactive VP cases in UK and training tutors in Czech Republic, Slovakia, Vietnam, Kazakhstan, Ukraine, Georgia. Her research interests recently have focused on student behavior and performance in the use of interactive PBL and scenario based learning in Medicine and Healthcare.
Phone: +44 208 725 3549
Fiona Howat is an eLearning Developer within the eLearning Unit.
Phone: +44 208 266 6857
Aurora Sesé joined is the Projects Administrator within the eLearning Unit.
She joined in 2015 and her work is focused on the administration around financial and organisational tasks of the unit and funded projects e.g. the European Commission, Erasmus + funded projects MEDCIN, TAME and WAVES. Previously she also worked on other EC funded projects ePBLnet and CROESUS. Aurora is also involved in research related to the project outcomes in particular analysing and reporting data and constructing evaluation instruments. Aurora has lead the organisation of multiple project meetings held nationally with international partners which lead to further partnerships and funded project teams. Aurora has a background in Psychology, International Development & Economic History.
Phone: +44 208 725 2801
Sam McInerney is a Technical Developer in the E-Learning Unit team.
Sam is a graduate of the medicine programme at St George’s, and is a practicing SHO doctor at the Brighton Royal Sussex Hospital. As well as medicine, Sam has a background in computer science and experience with large and small scale programming environments. He has a wide range of coding skills including the use of multiple programming languages, database programming and scripting. Sam is currently working on the WAVES “Widening Access to Virtual Education Scenarios” project, exploring the technical side of virtual education and developing with cutting edge learning tool technologies such as xAPI, H5P, and experimenting with the evolving LRS (learning record store) platforms that provide in depth analytics on users learning habits.
Jonathan joined SGUL as Senior Lecturer in Paediatrics and Consultant in Paediatric Intensive Care in 2002.
He became a Reader in Clinical Education in 2011, served as Children’s Clinical Director 2012-2015, became a Training Programme Director in 2011 and was appointed as Director of Medical Education in 2015.
Aside from clinical work and teaching, Jonathan has published widely and authored an award winning book. With the eLU he has developed educationally useful technologies and authored a large number of virtual patients (VPs). He has worked on most of the eLU projects, including eVIP, ReViP, CROESUS, G4 and TAME, functioning as either a case writer, subject matter expert, teacher or consultant. His research is in medical error, virtual patients and their use in education.
Phone: +44 208 7251932
Nick Humberstone is the placement student, working in the eLearning Unit.
He is studying Biomedical Science at Brunel University in West London and will be part of our team for one year. During his placement he will gain skills for the workplace, work on numerous projects the eLU is involved in and learn how to use design packages. He has worked on the redesign of the SGUL mobile help app and also the rebranding, and redesign of the e-Learning unit’s corporate identity.
Phone: +44 208 725 6305