Dr Pirashanthie Vivekananda-Schmidt

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Academic Unit of Medical Education, The University of Sheffield

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Pirashanthie is curriculum lead for the Sheffield MBChB Personal and Professional Development and the Medical Ethics and Law programmes. She is an associate fellow of the British Psychological Society. Pirashanthie works across boundaries and have a track record of output driven working relationships with computer science, engineering, vision science and medical education. She is experienced in working with national and international partners including Norway and Sri Lanka.

She has published in the following areas: developing learning and assessment (Response Style and Academic Performance: implications for student support – AMEEM, Prague, 2013; Do Assessor Comments from a Multisource Instrument Provide Learner-Centred Feedback?; In press Medical Education, 2013); enhancing student preparedness for decision making through serious games, transition an preparedness for practice (FY1 doctors’ ethico-legal challenges in their first year of clinical practice; Journal of Medical Ethics, 2013; Serious Games and simulation projects).

Pirashanthie is interested in developing work to investigate the impact of health and learning technologies in people and societies. A small success is the work currently in development to address ethical issues in developing serious games.