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Dr Rowena Viney
Room GF/664
Royal Free Hospital
Hampstead
London
NW3 2PF
Dr Rowena Viney profile picture
Appointment
  • Associate Professor
  • UCL Medical School
  • Faculty of Medical Sciences
Biography

I obtained my PhD at Loughborough University in Social Sciences, for which I conducted conversation analytic research on sexual identity, gaze, and touch in everyday interactions. My background is in Linguistics, and I completed a MA in Sociolinguistics at the University of Essex, and a BA in German (Linguistics and Language Studies) at the University of Southampton.


I am an Associate Professor in Medical Education in the Research Department of Medical Education (RDME) at UCL Medical School, where I am involved on projects on communication in simulated medical consultations, evaluations of medical education programmes, and medical student and practitioner mental health and wellbeing. Prior to this I was a Research Fellow at Leeds University Business School, where I worked on a project looking at the language and body language of entrepreneurs seeking support from investors, using conversation analysis and gesture analysis.


I lead the Researchers' Development Group within RDME, and am a reviewer for the UCL Research Ethics Committee. I am also am a member of the Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Committee at UCL Medical School, with a particular focus on parenting, caring, and pregnancy.

Research Groups
Research Summary

My research interests include:
  • Medical education
  • Medical communication
  • Reflective practice
  • Simulation in assessment
  • Differential attainment in assessment
  • Multimodal interaction, including the use of objects and touch in interaction
  • Identity in interaction
  • Conversation analysis
  • Discourse analysis
  • Thematic analysis

Teaching Summary

I supervise research students at UCL Medical School, and contribute to qualitative research methods teaching for Masters students at UCL Medical School and for EdD students at the Institute of Education. I am also personal tutor to undergraduate medical students.

I have taught undergraduate and postgraduate students at Leeds University Business School, The University of Nottingham, and Loughborough University, covering a range of qualitative research methods, sociolinguistics, and social psychology. I have also taught workshops on conversation analysis for PhD students at the University of East London and Leeds University Business School.

Academic Background
  PhD Social Sciences Loughborough University
  BA Hons German (Linguistics and Language Studies) University of Southampton
  MA Sociolinguistics University of Essex
2018   ATQ03 - Recognised by the HEA as a Fellow University College London
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