Paul Brennan

Paul Brennan


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Inspired by Liberating Structures…

Posted on 1 May 2019 by Paul Brennan

Yesterday, I attended a Meetup with the Cardiff Liberating Structures group. I found out about it because of an advert from Meetup. Through Meetup, I help organise the CaRdiff User Group (an informal R learning group) and Meetup alerts me to new groups. For some reason, my interest was piqued. I can’t really remember why…
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First C4ME Staff Development Day

Posted on 17 December 2018 by Paul Brennan

Over a year ago, the idea of an INSET day was suggested for the Centre for Medical Education. It was part of the School of Medicine Athena SWAN application. The idea was to get EVERYBODY in the Centre together for training, networking and team building. Today saw the first INSET day and I enjoyed it!
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Athena SWAN – my first step in inclusive diversity

Posted on 21 June 2018 by Paul Brennan

The opportunity to reflect is an essential part of improvement. Only when we look at where we are – assess our strengths and weaknesses – can we try to take a step forward in the right direction. Reflection requires time, reflection requires honesty, reflection requires feedback. Reflection lies at the heart of the Athena SWAN
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Teaching R in Namibia – Day One

Posted on 13 June 2017 by Paul Brennan

As the sun rises in the bright blue sky, I can hear different birds, dogs barking and light traffic. The trees, cacti and the flowers brighten the generally brown landscape. I’m reflecting on yesterday’s teaching and the plans for today. I’ve come a long way to teach R, an open source statistical programming language at University
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Equality & Diversity Summer Reading

Posted on 15 July 2016 by Paul Brennan

For me, summer delights include freshly picked fruit and some time to read. Over the last six months, I’ve been organising various equality and diversity events. Here some of the interesting things I would like to suggest as summer reading on equality & diversity. Nothing academic – easy to read and maybe inspiring. Anybody like to add
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One of my best days in the School of Medicine

Posted on 8 April 2016 by Paul Brennan

Yesterday, I attended the first Cardiff University School of Medicine Away Day and I’m happy to say that I really enjoyed it. I enjoyed seeing my colleagues. I enjoyed talking to people that have helped, advised and supported me over 16 years. I enjoyed the smiles, the hellos and the hope. From Professional Services to Professors and
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Athena SWAN CALL TO ACTION

Posted on 5 October 2015 by Paul Brennan

I have been asked to speak at a new Cardiff University – ‘Inspired by…’ Seminar Programme. For more details you need access to the Cardiff University intranet. The programme is here. It includes talks by Assistant Chief Constable Nikki Holland, Rosaleen Moriarty-Simmonds OBE and Helen Walbey.  My talk is about Athena SWAN, the charter that recognises advancement of gender equality. I’ve been
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Data analysis by students

Posted on 9 July 2015 by Paul Brennan

As part of the work experience week, we host students from Secondary Schools and Colleges from various parts of South Wales. It’s a large scheme called Science in Health Work Experience 2015 that hosts more than 50 students in the School of Medicine. It’s organised by Dr James Matthews who does a great job leading the programme.
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