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Dr Rowena Viney
Room GF/664
Royal Free Hospital
  • Lecturer in Medical Education
  • UCL Medical School
  • Faculty of Medical Sciences
UCL Subsidiary Supervisor

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 a Lecturer 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 differential attainment in postgraduate medical assessments. 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 member of the Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Committee at UCL Medical School.

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 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
2018   ATQ03 - Recognised by the HEA as a Fellow University College London
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