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Heather Hanna, Speaker at Neonatology Conferences
Imperial College London, United Kingdom


Post-Graduate Education is very important in the world of Paediatric and Neonatal Medicine. The changing face of education can equip the Healthcare Professional with many transferrable skills as well as furthering their education in the field. Modern pedagogy and methodology of education is explored in this presentation with the aim of explaining how a course of study can not only increase academic and subject-specific knowledge but improve and develop real world capabilities and transferrable skills. One such course at Imperial College London (the MSc in Applied Paediatrics) is used as an example of how to enter and succeed at Postgraduate education and why it is important and useful to study in a multi-disciplinary team environment.

As we reflect on how learning can develop practice, we consider how further education can enable practitioners to manage unexpected turns in the healthcare professional’s career journey.

What will audience learn from your presentation?
• More about the value of lifelong learning and further education in pediatrics and neonatal medicine
• A brief introduction to modern pedagogy and understand different ways of accessing education in a post-covid world
• Help the audience to think about their own teaching and how this may be done differently to present ideas and to improve practice for colleagues and peers
• Ways of developing themselves as a researcher within their own contexts


Mrs. Heather Hanna studied at Great Ormond Street Hospital, London qualifying as a Registered General Nurse and a Registered Sick Children’s Nurse in 1989. She also qualified as an RN in the State of Washington, practicing there for 3 years in Infant Intensive Care Unit and then as a Research Nurse at Children’s Hospital, Seattle. Her career was mostly spent in Neonatal Intensive Care before she moved into Research at St Mary’s Hospital Paddington where she also obtained her MSc in Allergy (dist.) from Imperial College London, before her move into Medical Education, obtaining her MEd from Imperial College. She currently works as a Senior Clinical Teaching Fellow both with Undergraduates (in the Medical Ethics and Law Team) and Postgraduates (on the online Applied Paediatrics MSc course), both at Imperial College London.