Gillian joined the School of Medical Sciences Education Development in February 2006 with a strong background in Project Management. She came to the University of Newcastle (joining Netskills) in May 1998 with 11 years experience within the Retail Banking Sector. Her duties there included supervisory, administrative, organisational and accounting skills. Her final project involved a major upgrade to the Retail Banking Platform; Gillian coached, supported and assisted staff in the use of new hardware and Microsoft applications as well as financial applications.
Gillian is a reviewer for The Clinical Teacher, a member of the Wikivet community of practice and a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA). She offers specialist support for educators, as appropriate, in medicine, dentistry and veterinary medicine on behalf of the Subject Centre.
In September 2012, Gillian became the Discipline Lead for Veterinary Medicine on behalf of the Higher Education Academy as a 50% secondment so she now splits her time between the HEA and Newcastle.
Brown, G., Quentin-Baxter, M. and Belshaw, Z. (2010) ‘WikiVet: building a community of practice to support a self-sustaining wiki for veterinary education’, Int. J. Web Based Communities, Vol. 6, No. 2, pp.183–196.
Hardy, S. and Brown, G. (2010) ‘Virtual patients and online video resources: useful when patient availability is reduced?’ The Clinical Teacher, vol. 7, no. 4, pp. 292–293.
Brown, G. (2010) ‘Forthcoming Medical Education Conferences’, The Clinical Teacher, Vol.7, No. 3, pp. 220-222).
Brown, G., Mossop, L. and Short, N. (2012) PublishOER: sourcing content to enhance your teaching. Proceedings of Veterinary Education Symposium 2012, Edinburgh, 12-13 July.
Quentin-Baxter, M., Hardy, S., Brown, G., and Look, H. (2012) PublishOER: a benefits-led approach to embedding published content in OER. Proceedings of Cambridge 2012, Cambridge, 16-18 April.
Quentin-Baxter, M., Hardy, S., Wood, L. and Brown, G. (2012) Copyright, consent and policy tools to facilitate sharing learning resources. Proceedings of the Ottawa conference, Kuala Lumpur, 9-13 March.
Quentin-Baxter, M., Wood, L., Lomax, K., Osborn, R., Brown, G., Purcell, N. and Hardy, S. (2011) Implementing and Evaluating Educational Research on Sharing Dental Resources in the UK. Conference Proceedings of the Association for Dental Education in Europe (ADEE), Antalya 7-10 September.
Brown, G., Greenwood, S., Hardy, S., Purcell, N., Quentin-Baxter, M. and Williams, P.J. (2011) Share and share alike: using and creating Open Educational Resources - “teaching materials for free?” Association for Medical Education in Europe, Vienna 29–31 August.
Brown, G., Wood, L., Hardy, S., Purcell, N. and Quentin-Baxter, M. (2011) Influencing uptake of open educational resources (OER) in clinical settings, Veterinary Education Symposium 2011, Nottingham, 13-14 July.
Wood, L., Brown, G., Hardy, S., Purcell, N. and Quentin-Baxter, M. (2011) A strategy for encouraging sharing: open educational resources (OER) in clinical settings. Trigger presentation, eLearning in health, Birmingham, 27-28 June.
Begg, M., Hardy, S., Cromar, S., Wood, L., Brown, G., Quentin Baxter, M. and Dewhurst, D. (2011) Game-informed risk assessment? A Labyrinth based toolkit for managing a good practice risk assessment workflow and guidance for open educational resources. Trigger presentation, eLearning in health, Birmingham, 27-28 June.
Brown, G. and Short, N. (2011) WikiVet – a new model for sharing Open Educational Resources. Trigger presentation, eLearning in health, Birmingham, 27-28 June.
Brown, G. (2011) The Accredited Clinical Teaching Open Resources (ACTOR) Project. Symposium short papers, OER 11, Manchester, 11-13 May.
Brown, G. and Short, N. (2010) A policy context for sharing veterinary educational resources in the UK, Veterinary Education Symposium 2010, London 1-2 September.
Brown, G., Cox, D., Hammond, R., Rhind, S., Scase, T., Short, N. and Whittlestone, K. (2009) ‘The Wikivet project: supporting innovation in learning and teaching in veterinary education’, Journal of the International Association of Medical Science Educators, vol. 9 issue, 3s.
Scase, T., Brown, G., Cox, B, Rhind, S., Short, N., Smith, K. and Whittlestone, K (2008) The WikiVet project, Association for Medical Education in Europe, Prague 30 August–3 September.
Scase, T., Brown, G., Cox, B, Rhind, S., Short, N., Smith, K. and Whittlestone, K (2008) The WikiVet Project, Association of Veterinary Teaching and Research Work (AVTRW) Conference, Scarborough 17-20 March.
Brown, G. (2007) The Resource Archive For Teacher Trainers (RAFTT), 19th Annual Slice of Life Conference. Salt Lake City, 26-30 June.
Gillian's role does not have a direct research component but her main interests include:
Besides her work for Newcastle's Medical School, Gillian is currently looking at equine science provision across the UK, remembering to update her blog (unsuccessfully!) and trying not to eat too much chocolate. In her spare time she likes music, dancing (qualified to teach), comedy, vampires, mythology, shakespeare, movies and pie.
Oh, and chocolate.