Dr Arti Maini was appointed as Imperial's Director of Undergraduate Primary Care Education in 2023. She holds degrees in Medicine and in Clinical Neuroscience and an MSc in Medical Education. She has worked as a GP and medical educationalist for almost two decades and her clinical work is based in North West London.
Dr Maini is an experienced, accredited coach, coach trainer and supervisor. She is the coaching lead for Imperial's Medical Education Innovation and Research Centre (MEDIC) in the School of Public Health. She led the development and implementation of health coaching skills training for all Phase 1b medical students and selected Phase 1c medical students, supporting them to develop person-centred approaches to healthcare, as well as develop advanced interpersonal communication skills, leadership and study skills, and a solution focused mindset to support resilience and wellbeing.
Dr Maini works as an academic tutor in the School of Medicine for medical students in Phase 1 of the undergraduate curriculum. She has led coaching training for academic tutors and also works as a coach for the Imperial Coaching Academy and a mentor for Imperial's Activate Mentoring Scheme.
She has led the development and launch of a Massive Online Open Course (MOOC) in Coaching skills for learner-centred conversations, in conjunction with EdX and a MOOC in Health Coaching Conversations, in conjunction with Coursera.
Dr Maini works with the NHS London Leadership Academy as a coach for those working within the NHS and is on the faculty of the Coaching Supervision Academy. Her coaching work has attracted national and international attention and she has been invited to collaborate on research projects, run workshops and train medical education faculty and students globally.
Locally, she has co-led health coaching training for the Grenfell Outreach Team, supporting their work with residents affected by the 2017 Grenfell Fire disaster. She has also previously led a successful Health Education England international pilot to coach health professional leaders based in Malawi. She is an advisor to the Personalised Care Institute and the Human Values in Healthcare Forum.
She regularly incorporates coaching approaches into her own clinical practice and is co-author of the highly acclaimed book Coaching for Health-Why it works and how to do it.
Dr Maini was awarded the Imperial President’s Medal for outstanding contribution to teaching in 2019, and the award-winning Undergraduate Primary Care Education team that she co-leads received the 2018 national AdvanceHE CATE Excellence in Education award, and the 2019 Imperial President’s Award for Societal Engagement. She won the Imperial College Medical School Student Union Award for Outstanding Staff-Student Partnership in 2020 and was nominated for the Imperial College Medical School Student Union Award for Outstanding Teaching in 2021.
Her education and research interests include coaching for health, education, wellbeing and leadership, person-centred care, capacity building, social accountability, medical humanities, professional identity and longitudinal learning.
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