Imperial College London

Dr Louise M Blakemore

Faculty of MedicineNational Heart & Lung Institute

Senior Teaching Fellow



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Louise Blakemore is the Senior Teaching Fellow for the MSc Genomic Medicine programme, joining Imperial College in March 2016. Louise is the module lead for the Fundamentals in Human Genetics and Genomics module in the MSc Genomic Medicine programme and supports the coordination of teaching and assessment across this programme.

Louise completed her undergraduate studies in Immunology at the University of Glasgow, progressing to an MSc in Cancer Cell and Molecular Biology and a PhD in Biochemistry at the University of Leicester. Louise previously held teaching posts at the Genome Damage and Stability Centre at the University of Sussex, the Centre for Languages and International Education at UCL and the School of Medicine at the University of Glasgow.

While teaching at the University of Glasgow in 2013, Louise was a founding member of the team that developed one of the first MOOCs on genomics, 'Cancer in the 21st Century: The Genomic Revolution'. Over 30,000 students have now enrolled on this FutureLearn MOOC. Louise has collaborated with the MOOC Course Leads, Dr Leah Marks and Dr Sarah Meek at the University of Glasgow, in educational research to evaluate assessment on this course. 

Louise completed the MEd in University Learning and Teaching programme at Imperial College London in August 2019.

Selected Publications

Journal Articles

Blakemore LM, 2019, Extending the Reach of Local Healthcare Initiatives with Massive Open Online Courses, European Journal of Open, Distance and E-learning, Vol:22, ISSN:1027-5207

Meek SEM, Blakemore L, Marks L, 2017, Is peer review an appropriate form of assessment in a MOOC? Student participation and performance in formative peer review, Assessment & Evaluation in Higher Education, Vol:42, ISSN:0260-2938, Pages:1000-1013


Blakemore LM, Marks L, Digital Literacy in a MOOC Setting, FutureLearn Academic Network (FLAN) Meeting: Conversational Learning, University of Glasgow, September 2018

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