About the Speaker​



Assistant Dean, Clinical Communication Training and Student Welfare Medical Education, Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine (LKCMedicine),
Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

Dr Tanya Tierney is a medical educator focusing on supporting medical students’ development as patient-centred and self-aware doctors. She leads the Clinical Communication course spanning all five years of the curriculum and heads the “House System”, which provides pastoral care, and supports the personal and professional development of medical students.

Since relocating to Singapore in 2012, Dr Tierney has developed the Simulated Patient (SP) programme for LKCMedicine, recruiting and training over 150 SPs to meet the needs of the entire medical school. Training focuses on developing the SPs’ core skills of role-play and feedback, as well as specific skills relevant to local context (e.g. language barrier scenarios). Dr Tierney has a specific interest in mindfulness, and is developing mindfulness techniques that can enhance SPs’ performance and well-being.

Dr Tierney has extensive experience working with SPs. She was the course lead for Clinical Communication at Imperial College London (2007 to 2011) and has several years of experience teaching communication skills at Imperial College London and other London medical schools prior to this.

In addition to her position as Assistant Dean, Clinical Communication Training and Student Welfare, Dr Tierney continues to hold a position at Imperial College London as an Honorary Senior Lecturer in Clinical Communication.

Speaker's Session:

Date: 3​ November 201​7 (Fri)  | Time: 1000 - 1130 LocationAcademia, Level 1, L1-S1​

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