Dr. Latha Ramakrishnan is an Education Transformation Fellow working towards the academic development, pedagogic transformation and education enhancement of the 28 postgraduate programmes (MSc and MRes) offered by the Faculty of Medicine, Imperial College London. She is the lead for the conception, design, development and delivery of a cross-disciplinary i-Explore STEMM module on 'Personalised Medicine - Hope or Hype', which is offered to undergraduate students across the college from any primary discipline/faculty.
Dr Ramakrishnan leads on several staff-student partnership projects and educational research projects including student resilience and professional identity formation and staff teaching identities. Earlier for 2 years, Dr. Ramakrishnan worked as a Strategic Teaching Fellow for the curriculum review of the 28 postgraduate programmes leading to the successful review, approvals and implementation of new curricula across the Faculty. She has worked extensively towards the embedding of Authentic Assessments and Imperial Graduate Atrributes into the postgraduate curricula.
Dr. Ramakrishnan completed her PhD in Molecular Cell Biology from UCL in 2010. Her keen interest in medical research led her to accept her first postdoctoral position in the Critical Care Group, NHLI. Later she worked for a BHF project on Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension in the Vascular Biology Group, NHLI. Dr. Ramakrishnan is a recipient of several competitive awards and prizes; author of several peer-reviewed STEM publications and presented her work as talks and posters at various national and international conferences on both STEM and Education topics. She has volunteered as a Postdoc Rep for more than 2 years, leading and mentoring postdoctoral research associates at NHLI and representing their voice at the PDFC, Imperial.
Dr. Ramakrishnan is an assistant supervisor for a BHF-PhD student at Imperial, that she also helped obtaining funding for. She has contributed actively towards classroom and lab-based teaching of both undergraduate and postgraduate students at NHLI and the School of Medicine. She has extensive pastoral care experience supporting UG, PG and PhD students. Dr. Ramakrishnan also volunteers as a governor at a leading grammar school in London.
Dr. Ramakrishnan is a Fellow of Higher Education Academy and holds a PG Diploma in ULT (University Learning and Teaching) and currently pursuing part-time MEd from Imperial College London.
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