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Dr Claire Vogan McCabe

Dr Claire Vogan McCabe

Associate Professor, Medicine

Telephone number

+44 (0) 1792 602172

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Available For Postgraduate Supervision

About

Claire started her career as a marine microbiologist gaining her PhD from the University of Wales, Swansea in 2000.  She moved from aquatic animal health into Medicine in 2003 for the launch of the Swansea University Graduate Entry Medicine (GEM) course.  She took on the role of the Schools Disability Link Tutor in 2008 and, shortly afterwards, became the lead for Student Support & Guidance for GEM.

Thus, she has extensive experience of course design & management, teaching (microbiology and immunology) and supporting medical students.  In addition to her GEM roles, she now also looks after the support for the Physician Associate course and teaches on Swansea University Masters Programmes on Leadership and Education for the Health Professions.  She is also a SUMS co-chair for the Special Circumstances committee and is a representative on the University SAILS committee.  Externally she peer reviews for several medical education journals, is an ESMELead course facilitator and is currently an external examiner of Plymouth University MSc Healthcare Management, Leadership and Innovation.

Claire started her career as a marine microbiologist gaining her PhD from the University of Wales, Swansea in 2000.  She moved from aquatic animal health into Medicine in 2003 for the launch of the Swansea University Graduate Entry Medicine (GEM) course.  She took on the role of the Schools Disability Link Tutor in 2008 and, shortly afterwards, became the lead for Student Support & Guidance for GEM.

Thus, she has extensive experience of course design & management, teaching (microbiology and immunology) and supporting medical students.  In addition to her GEM roles, she now also looks after the support for the Physician Associate course and teaches on Swansea University Masters Programmes on Leadership and Education for the Health Professions.  She is also a SUMS co-chair for the Special Circumstances committee and is a representative on the University SAILS committee.  Externally she peer reviews for several medical education journals, is an ESMELead course facilitator and is currently an external examiner of Plymouth University MSc Healthcare Management, Leadership and Innovation. 

Areas Of Expertise

  • Microbiology
  • Student support
  • Personal and professional development

Career Highlights

Teaching Interests
  • Microbiology & Immunology  
  • Leadership development in healthcare professionals 
  • Personal and professional development in healthcare students
Research
  • Early identification and support of struggling students 
  • Development of resilience and the prevention of burnout in students and healthcare workers 
  • Transition of students with disabilities into and out of university
Collaborations

Claire is currently working with Dr Mark Bellamy (PhD, Cpsychol, AFBPsS), a sports psychologist, in the project entitled ‘The Academic Athlete’. They have designed a course that applies the principles of performance psychology to the University environment with the aim of teaching students better self-regulation and stress management techniques thereby improving their general wellbeing, resilience and ability to achieve academically.