Suzanne joined the subject centre in July 2000 and is responsible for overseeing the development and management of the website and its associated databases. Her primary brief is to support the information dissemination and publication activities of the Centre facilitated by the appropriate use of new technologies, and to encourage the novel use of new technologies in learning and teaching in the centre's three subject areas.
Suzanne is a reviewer for Medical Education, and was a juror for the 2002 European Academic Software Awards. She was co-author of a regular elearning column in Medical Teacher, and currently co-ordinates the @the page section of The Clinical Teacher.
Suzanne is a keen blogger and user of Twitter, and attempts to encourage her colleagues to use new technologies more in their everyday work.
Suzanne was Project Manager on the Organising Open Educational Resources phase 1 pilot UKOER project, funded by HEFCE and administered via the JISC and HEA. See www.medev.ac.uk/oer. Suzanne disseminated widely on OOER.
Suzanne came from a 10 year background in marketing and project management to support for learning and teaching via a period of time working in Health Informatics, where she co-ordinated two research projects funded by the NHS into the need for and possible approaches to the development of a Virtual Learning Environment for the NHS. The results can be found at the the subject centre site.
Suzanne has worked as a freelance project manager, where clients included Glasgow City Council, Newcastle City Council, Dance City National Dance Agency, and Northern Stage at Newcastle Playhouse.
Her previous jobs include:
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Suzanne is currently Project Director of the PORSCHE project - Pathways for Open Resource Sharing through Convergence in Healthcare Education. A project funded under UKOER 2 A(i) 18d), and aiming for seamless access to academic and clinical learning resources for healthcare students.
Part of that work involves the exploration of a 'consent commons' to support the rights of patients and non patients in open educational resources. A paper proposing this idea was presented at Open Ed 2010.
Suzanne is also interested in helping foster a climate of digital professionalism with staff in healthcare education.
In her spare time, she continues to follow developments in body centred performance using new technologies, and knits and blogs about her knitting fairly obsessively. She coordinated 'knitablog' which was shown as part of the Open Source Embroidery Exhibition at HTTP Gallery, London, 17 May - 15 June 2008, BildMuseet, Umea, Sweden, 6th June - 6th September 2009, and at the Museum of Craft and Folk Art, San Francisco, 1st October 2009 - 24th January 2010. OSE explores the connections between the collaborative characteristics of needlework, craft and Open Source software. She is currently working with her blog partner, Yolande Knight, to embroider quotidian, as part of the Embroidered Digital Commons project.
She also likes soup.