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Closed captions on Powerpoint help everybody…

Closed captions on Powerpoint help everybody…

Posted on 16 September 2022 by Paul Brennan

On Tuesday, one of my students asked me to put closed captions on my Powerpoint presentation on Zoom. I said yes and the student advised that there would be a […]

Learning about the social model of disability…

Posted on 5 August 2022 by Paul Brennan

My first exposure to the social model of disability I think the most important thing I learned this year was about the Social Model of Disability. I learned about it […]

LGBTQ+ learning and events

Posted on 23 February 2022 by Paul Brennan

  As we come to the end of LGBTQ+ History Month, there are three things I would like to share with you. The first thing is the UK Medical Schools […]

Interesting resources, Jan 2022 #sexism, #talk, #Anti-Racist Toolkit.

Posted on 21 January 2022 by Paul Brennan

Here are a few interesting (and triggering) events, articles and resources that I have read about recently. A talk and an event A very interesting talk at Cardiff University from […]

Micro-aggressive behaviour

Posted on 29 November 2021 by Paul Brennan

Chester Middlebrook Pierce described microaggressions as “subtle, stunning and often automatic non-verbal exchanges which are put-down”. They are forms of everyday oppression that tend to go unseen and unacknowledged. Sometimes […]

Resources for HEIW workshop

Posted on 27 November 2020 by Paul Brennan

Two starting points: GMC Ethical Hub https://www.gmc-uk.org/ethical-guidance/ethical-hubBMA advice on Discrimination and harassment (includes a link to BMA Charter on Racial Harassment) https://www.bma.org.uk/advice-and-support/discrimination-and-harassment More reading: https://blacklivesmatters.carrd.co/ – Ways You Can HelpRacial Injustice: Medicine […]

Sources of help at Cardiff University

Posted on 30 September 2020 by Paul Brennan

If you experience harassment, please consider the following: Get to safety and seek support Keep a recordChallenge behaviour, if safe to do soReport behaviour and complain, if you feel safe to do so. […]

Dean of Medicine’s statement on racism

Posted on 3 June 2020 by Paul Brennan

‘If you are neutral in situations of injustice, you have chosen the side of the oppressor’ – Desmond Tutu Today the Dean of Medicine, Professor Steve Riley, has released a […]

Using Liberating Structures to discuss email

Posted on 28 June 2019 by Paul Brennan

Yesterday, during the Centre for Medical Education Staff Development Day, we discussed email. We used two Liberating Structures: 25/10 Crowd Sourcing to generate ideas and then 15% Solutions to identify […]

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 […]