Researchers at UCD


Allys Guerandel

Clinical Professor

School Of Medicine



Honours and Awards

Year: 2009.
Title: SMMS Module Innovation Award
Year: 2003.
Title: UCD Presidents' Teaching Award


Association: College of Psychiatrists, Ireland, Function/Role: Member
Association: Association for Medical Education in Europe (AMEE), Function/Role: Member


Committee : Post Graduate Training Committee, College of Psychiatry, Ireland
Committee : Multi Source Feedback Working Group, Medical Council
Committee : Teaching and Learning Strategy Committee, UCD
Committee : Medical Education Committee, Psychiatry Service, SVUH



Book Chapters

MacSuibhne, S; Malone, K; Guerandel, A (2014) 'Network technologies in the medical education continuum' In: Trentin, G (eds). Network-Based Continuing Medical Education: Social Media and Professional Development. Hauppauge, New York: Nova Science Publishers. [Details]

Peer Reviewed Journals

O'Connor K, King R;Malone KM;Guerandel A (2014) 'Clinical examiners, simulated patients, and student self-assessed empathy in medical students during a psychiatry objective structured clinical examination'. Academic Psychiatry, 38 (4):451-457. [DOI] [Details]
Duffy RM, Guerandel A;Casey P;Malone K;Kelly BD (2014) 'Experiences of Using Prezi in Psychiatry Teaching'. Academic Psychiatry, . [DOI] [Details]
Agyapong VI, Conway C;Guerandel A (2012) 'Shared care between specialized psychiatric services and primary care: the experiences and expectations of consultant psychiatrists in Ireland'. International Journal of Psychiatry in Medicine, 42 (3):295-313. [Details]
Naughton M, MacSuibhne S, Callanan I, Guerandel A, Malone K; (2011) 'Quality of education at multidisciplinary case conferences in psychiatry'. International Journal of Health Care Quality Assurance, 24 (1):31-41. [Details]
Malone K, Mac Suibhne S, Guerandel A, ; (2007) '21st century psychiatry teaching for 21st century doctors: how modern teaching methods may improve patient care'. Irish Medical Journal, 100 (6):484-486. [Details]
Guerandel, A; Felle, P; Malone, K; ; (2003) 'Computer-assisted learning in undergraduate psychiatry (CAL-PSYCH): evaluation of a pilot programme'. Irish Journal of Psychological Medicine, 20 (3):84-87. [Details]



Research Projects

Sponsor : University College Dublin (UCD)
Title : School Funded Research Account
Start Date / End Date : 01-MAY-14 / 30-APR-16



Review and Enhancement of Curriculum

Feedback from students, teachers and examiners are collected and appraised each year to see if teaching goals are met and to improve the programme. Feedback can provide a guide as to where and what research projects can help us develop the curriculum or affirm the validity of our assessments. A blend of Teaching Philosophy, evidence based medical education principles and feedback have driven the various new developments in our programme under my lead for e.g. the thematic approach, the introduction of small group teaching or replacing didactic lectures by active learning workshops. This has also informed my choice of developing learning resources such as the E learning units or Virtual Patients and the choice of blending them in the curriculum. As mentioned previously innovations such as the online exam or the Application being developed for our continuous assessment are the result of my reflecting on the above.

Developing as a Teacher

I consider personal development as essential for being effective in my role as an academic in medical education. I keep up to date with the evidence base in Medical education via Journals and conferences. I avail of courses to improve my educational knowledge for example I am currently doing a Course on how to become a Better University Teacher offered in UCD. I keep in regular contact with those engaged in teaching in the SMMS but also within the broader context of the university, I have worked closely with the Teaching and Learning department in UCD. I favour collaborative research projects as mentioned earlier. I am keen to continue contributing to the field of Medical Education by engaging in and disseminating research findings. Attending and presenting at international conferences as AMEE or ASMEE or APMEC affords me a network of international contacts.