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Institute of Health Sciences Education - Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry

Dr Louise Younie


Clinical Reader in Medical Education

Room Number: 3.17 Garrod Building, Turner Street, London E1 2AD
Twitter: @@LouiseYounie


Louise (MBChB MRCGP (dist) MSc (dist), EdD, SFHEA) is a practicing General Practitioner and Clinical Senior Lecturer at Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry and also an Honorary Senior Lecturer at the University of Bristol medical school. She is involved in Faculty Development and Innovation within Community Based Medical Education. In COVID times she has been working co-creatively with students, tutors and faculty to support development of virtual clinical placements and also developing the field of human flourishing through creative enquiry in medicine #FlourishinginMedicine symposium She received an Education Excellence Award for Student Engagement for this work from QMUL, 2020.


Louise has extensive experience with creative enquiry methodologies in medical education, is trustee for Arts and Health South West and on the steering group for the Royal Society for Public Health (RSPH) Arts, Health and Wellbeing Special Interest Group. Her creative enquiry 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). 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. She presents and runs workshops in the field of creative enquiry both nationally and internationally and has a website in the field


Twitter @LouiseYounie




Younie L. Developing narrative competence in medical students. Medical Humanities. 2009;35(1):54.


Thompson T, Lamont-Robinson C, Younie L. ‘Compulsory creativity’: rationales, recipes, and results in the placement of mandatory creative endeavour in a medical undergraduate curriculum. Medical Education Online [Internet]. 2010 09 Dec. 2010. Available from:


Younie L. Introducing arts-based inquiry into medical education: ‘Exploring the Creative Arts in Health and Illness’. In: McIntosh P, Warren D, editors. Creativity in the Classroom: Case Studies in Using the Arts in Teaching and Learning in Higher Education. Bristol: Intellect Publishers; 2013.


Younie MLA. Art in Medical Education: Practice and Dialogue. In: V. Bates, Bleakley A, Goodman S, editors. Medicine, Health and the Arts; Approaches to the Medical Humanities. Abingdon,New York,: Routledge; 2013.


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


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


Younie L. Beginner's mind. London Journal of Primary Care. 2017;9(6):83-5.


Younie L, Swinglehurst D. Creative enquiry and reflective general practice. Br J Gen Pract. 2019;69(686):446-7.


Younie L. Vulnerability, Resilience and the Arts. In: Patterson J, Kinchington F, editors. Body    Talk: whose language?. Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars; 2019. p. 64-77.


Younie L, Swinglehurst D. Creative enquiry and the clinical encounter. Br J Gen Pract. 2020;70(690):26-7.


Younie L. When I say flourishing in medical education... Journal of Holistic Healthcare [Internet]. 2020; 17(3):[44-6 pp.].


Younie L. Flourishing through creative enquiry: humanising the medical experience. Journal of Holistic Healthcare [Internet]. 2021; 18(1):[3-5 pp.].


Younie L. Humanising medicine through co-creative self-care. Journal of Holistic Healthcare. 2021;18(2):50-2.


Younie L, Elliott F, Buckland R. Interpretive voices: coproducing creative enquiry in the time of COVID-19. Public Health. 2021;196:201-3.


Younie L. What does creative enquiry have to contribute to flourishing in medical education? In: Murray E, Brown J, editors. The mental health and wellbeing of healthcare practitioners: research and practice: Wiley-Blackwell; 2021.


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