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Institute of Health Sciences Education - Barts and The London

Dr Louise Younie


Clinical Senior Lecturer

Telephone: +44 20 7882 5757, Fax: +44 20 7882 2552
Room Number: 3.17 Garrod Building, Turner Street, London E1 2AD


Louise is a practicing General Practitioner and Clinical Senior Lecturer at Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry. She is responsible for Quality and Innovation within the Community Based Medical Education team. Louise is also an Honorary Senior Lecturer at the University of Bristol medical school where she continues to engage medical students in arts-based inquiry opportunities.   


Louise has been publishing and presenting both in the national and international arena over the last decade within the field of arts-based inquiry in undergraduate medical education. She embraces the arts within her educational practice to stimulate dialogue, reflection and collaborative learning with medical students. Through her masters and doctoral research the arts have been found an excellent vehicle for student-centred transformative learning, practitioner development and engagement with patient lived experience and student voice.


Louise is co-director for the creative-reflective medical student website collection and trustee for Arts and Health South West. Her arts-based inquiry educational work with students has been commended at medical school inspection by the GMC (2009) and published in the Medical Schools Council ‘Celebrating Achievement: The Exceptional Work of UK Medical Schools and Students’ (2013).


She is an external examiner and reviews articles for high quality medical education and medical humanities journals. She is a member of the educational development group for PRIME (international health care professional education organisation) and has taught with them in a number of countries such as Russia, Romania, Poland.




Younie, L. Beginner’s mind. London J Prim Care (Abingdon). In press


Younie, L. Vulnerable leadership. London J Prim Care (Abingdon). 2016;8(3):37-8.


Younie, L. (2014) Arts-based inquiry and a clinician educator's journey of discovery. In: C. L. Mclean (ed.) Creative Arts in Humane Medicine. Edmonton: Brush Education Inc.


Younie, M. L. A. (2013) Art in Medical Education: Practice and Dialogue. In: V. Bates, A.

Bleakley & S. Goodman (eds.) Medicine, Health and the Arts; Approaches to the Medical

  1. Abingdon; New York: Routledge.


Younie, L. (2013) Introducing arts-based inquiry into medical education: ‘Exploring the

Creative Arts in Health and Illness’. In: P. Mcintosh & D. Warren (eds.) Creativity in the

Classroom: Case Studies in Using the Arts in Teaching and Learning in Higher Education.

Bristol: Intellect Publishers.


Thompson, T. Lamont-Robinson, C. & Younie, L. 2010. ‘Compulsory creativity’:

rationales, recipes, and results in the placement of mandatory creative endeavour in a

medical undergraduate curriculum. Medical Education Online [Online]. Available:


Younie, L. 2009. Developing narrative competence in medical students. Medical

Humanities, 35, 54.