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Dr Jayne Dennis


Lecturer in Biomedical Sciences, Deputy Director Taught Programmes (Student Experience)

Telephone: +44 (0)20 7882 5018
Room Number: Room 3.21, Fogg Building


I am responsible for the undergraduate Ciência sem Fronteiras programme within SBCS. This scholarship programme, funded by the Brazilian government, enables 101,000 Brazilian students to study abroad and is the first large-scale student mobility programme operated in the UK. My responsibilities include: admissions, programme specification, pastoral care, coordinating research projects, and organising teaching modules created specifically to meet the academic needs of this cohort.

I am also module organiser for the new second year module 'Human Genetic Disease' within the BSc Genetics and Medical Genetics programmes.

Previously I worked at St George's, University of London, which is the UK's only independent medical school. Within the Biomedical Science degree I co-organised two final year modules (Human Medical Genetics; Personalised Medicine) and gave lectures on genetics and cancer genomics within other modules. I conducted small group teaching, facilitated Problem Based Learning (PBL)-style tutorials, supervised literature reviews and provided pastoral care.


Research Interests:

My research interests focus on precision medicine - the use of molecular and genetic information in the clinical management of disease, especially cancer. My PhD (University of Glasgow) investigated gene expression profiles in the classification of primary cancers. This work formed the basis of a classification algorithm for Carcinoma of Unknown Primary which is now integral to a Cancer Research UK sponsored clinical trial (CUP-ONE, CRUK/08/006).

Following my post-doc at Imperial College at Hammersmith Hospital I held senior positions in genomics facilities before completing a Postgraduate Certificate in Healthcare and Biomedical Education. I am a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (HEA).

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