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Dr Stephanie Bull

Dr Stephanie Bull

Senior Lecturer (E&S)

2916

College House G03,

Stephanie is a senior lecturer involved in many aspects of medical (BMBS) and science (BSc Medical Science) undergraduate programmes at the University of Exeter.  She is the academic lead for Microbiology, across both programs and the Problem Based Learning co-Lead for first and second year medical students. She also leads the Life Science Resource Centre’ programme which provides structured biomedical science teaching and learning sessions. She has been involved in iterative change and evaluation of these programs since her appointment.  

Stephanie is the academic lead for Public Involvement in Medical Education.  She aims to involve members of the public in making decisions around our degree programs to ensure that we are training outstanding, socially accountable graduates.   

Broad research specialisms:

Stephanie is interested in how newly qualified doctors make their medical decisions and particularly the contribution of biomedical science to this process.  She has conducted systematic reviews of educational literature and empirical research using quantitative and qualitative methods to address this aim. She hopes that the findings stimulate debate about what biomedical science should be core material for the undergraduate medical courses. 

Stephanie is also involved in evaluating teaching interventions in the undergraduate medical curriculum.  Most recently she has explored the impact of updating PBL cases and processes to better reflect current educational thinking.  Stephanie is also investigating whether Team Based Learning is effective tool to enable students to consolidate their learning.

Qualifications

PhD Epidemiology of Campylobacter in broiler chickens (2005 from the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Bristol)

Fellow and Senior Fellow of the HEA 2012 and 2014 respectively

Research

Research interests

Stephanie is the author of 16 peer reviewed articles including three published in the field of Medical Education. She regularly presents at international educational conferences such as ASME and AMEE.

S. Bull K. Mattick, K. Postlethwaite. 2013. ‘Junior doctor decision making: isn’t that an oxymoron?’ A quantitative analysis of junior doctors’ ward based decision-making. Journal of Vocational Education and Training. 65 (3) 402-421

N Campbell, A Sabra, L Alderson, S Bull. 10 Dec 2009. Choosing a specialty. BMJ Careers.

SA Bull, KL Mattick. What biomedical science should be included in undergraduate medical curricula and how is this decided? 2010 BEME rapid review. Medical Teacher. 32: 360-367

Research projects

An empirical study to understand the biomedical science used by junior doctors
PBL: updated not outdated
TBL for consolidation of learning

Grants/Funding:

Funding from Division of Medical Education 2012 5K
Funding from Division of Medical Education 2013 5K

Key publications | Publications by category | Publications by year

Publications by category


Journal articles

Bull S, Mattick K, Postlethwaite KC (2013). “Junior doctor decision making: isn’t that an oxymoron?” a qualitative analysis of junior doctors’ ward-based decision making. Journal of Vocational Education and Training Full text.
Jorgensen F, Ellis-Iversen J, Rushton S, Bull SA, Harris SA, Bryan SJ, Gonzalez A, Humphrey TJ (2011). Influence of season and geography on Campylobacter jejuni and C. coli subtypes in housed broiler flocks reared in Great Britain. Appl Environ Microbiol, 77(11), 3741-3748. Abstract.  Author URL.
Bull S, Mattick K (2010). What biomedical science should be included in undergraduate medical courses and how is this decided?. Med Teach, 32(5), 360-367. Abstract.  Author URL.
Bull SA, Thomas A, Humphrey T, Ellis-Iversen J, Cook AJ, Lovell R, Jorgensen F (2008). Flock health indicators and Campylobacter spp. in commercial housed broilers reared in Great Britain. Appl Environ Microbiol, 74(17), 5408-5413. Abstract.  Author URL.
Allen VM, Bull SA, Corry JEL, Domingue G, Jørgensen F, Frost JA, Whyte R, Gonzalez A, Elviss N, Humphrey TJ, et al (2007). Campylobacter spp. contamination of chicken carcasses during processing in relation to flock colonisation. Int J Food Microbiol, 113(1), 54-61. Abstract.  Author URL.
Bull SA, Allen VM, Domingue G, Jørgensen F, Frost JA, Ure R, Whyte R, Tinker D, Corry JEL, Gillard-King J, et al (2006). Sources of Campylobacter spp. colonizing housed broiler flocks during rearing. Appl Environ Microbiol, 72(1), 645-652. Abstract.  Author URL.
Sturdee AP, Chalmers RM, Bull SA (1999). Detection of Cryptosporidium oocysts in wild mammals of mainland Britain. Vet Parasitol, 80(4), 273-280. Abstract.  Author URL.
Quy RJ, Cowan DP, Haynes PJ, Sturdee AP, Chalmers RM, Bodley-Tickell AT, Bull SA (1999). The Norway rat as a reservoir host of Cryptosporidium parvum. JOURNAL OF WILDLIFE DISEASES, 35(4), 660-670. Author URL.
Quy RJ, Cowan DP, Haynes PJ, Sturdee AP, Chalmers RM, Bodley-Tickell AT, Bull SA (1999). The Norway rat as a reservoir host of Cryptosporidium parvum. J Wildl Dis, 35(4), 660-670. Abstract.  Author URL.
Bull SA, Chalmers RM, Sturdee AP, Healing TD (1998). A survey of Cryptosporidium species in Skomer bank voles (Clethrionomys glareolus skomerensis). Journal of Zoology, 244(1), 119-122. Abstract.
Chalmers RM, Sturdee AP, Bull SA, Miller A, Wright SE (1997). The prevalence of Cryptosporidium parvum and C. muris in Mus domesticus, Apodemus sylvaticus and Clethrionomys glareolus in an agricultural system. Parasitol Res, 83(5), 478-482. Abstract.  Author URL.

Internet publications

Campbell N, Sabra A, Alderson L, Bull S (2009). Choosing a specialty.

Publications by year


2013

Bull S, Mattick K, Postlethwaite KC (2013). “Junior doctor decision making: isn’t that an oxymoron?” a qualitative analysis of junior doctors’ ward-based decision making. Journal of Vocational Education and Training Full text.

2011

Jorgensen F, Ellis-Iversen J, Rushton S, Bull SA, Harris SA, Bryan SJ, Gonzalez A, Humphrey TJ (2011). Influence of season and geography on Campylobacter jejuni and C. coli subtypes in housed broiler flocks reared in Great Britain. Appl Environ Microbiol, 77(11), 3741-3748. Abstract.  Author URL.

2010

Bull S, Mattick K (2010). What biomedical science should be included in undergraduate medical courses and how is this decided?. Med Teach, 32(5), 360-367. Abstract.  Author URL.

2009

Campbell N, Sabra A, Alderson L, Bull S (2009). Choosing a specialty.

2008

Bull SA, Thomas A, Humphrey T, Ellis-Iversen J, Cook AJ, Lovell R, Jorgensen F (2008). Flock health indicators and Campylobacter spp. in commercial housed broilers reared in Great Britain. Appl Environ Microbiol, 74(17), 5408-5413. Abstract.  Author URL.

2007

Allen VM, Bull SA, Corry JEL, Domingue G, Jørgensen F, Frost JA, Whyte R, Gonzalez A, Elviss N, Humphrey TJ, et al (2007). Campylobacter spp. contamination of chicken carcasses during processing in relation to flock colonisation. Int J Food Microbiol, 113(1), 54-61. Abstract.  Author URL.

2006

Bull SA, Allen VM, Domingue G, Jørgensen F, Frost JA, Ure R, Whyte R, Tinker D, Corry JEL, Gillard-King J, et al (2006). Sources of Campylobacter spp. colonizing housed broiler flocks during rearing. Appl Environ Microbiol, 72(1), 645-652. Abstract.  Author URL.

1999

Sturdee AP, Chalmers RM, Bull SA (1999). Detection of Cryptosporidium oocysts in wild mammals of mainland Britain. Vet Parasitol, 80(4), 273-280. Abstract.  Author URL.
Quy RJ, Cowan DP, Haynes PJ, Sturdee AP, Chalmers RM, Bodley-Tickell AT, Bull SA (1999). The Norway rat as a reservoir host of Cryptosporidium parvum. JOURNAL OF WILDLIFE DISEASES, 35(4), 660-670. Author URL.
Quy RJ, Cowan DP, Haynes PJ, Sturdee AP, Chalmers RM, Bodley-Tickell AT, Bull SA (1999). The Norway rat as a reservoir host of Cryptosporidium parvum. J Wildl Dis, 35(4), 660-670. Abstract.  Author URL.

1998

Bull SA, Chalmers RM, Sturdee AP, Healing TD (1998). A survey of Cryptosporidium species in Skomer bank voles (Clethrionomys glareolus skomerensis). Journal of Zoology, 244(1), 119-122. Abstract.

1997

Chalmers RM, Sturdee AP, Bull SA, Miller A, Wright SE (1997). The prevalence of Cryptosporidium parvum and C. muris in Mus domesticus, Apodemus sylvaticus and Clethrionomys glareolus in an agricultural system. Parasitol Res, 83(5), 478-482. Abstract.  Author URL.

Awards

 Senior Aspire Fellow and Senior Fellow of the HEA 2014

External Examiner for the Year 1 Science & Patient: Problem Based Learning (PBL) BMBS at Imperial College London (2017)

Academic lead for Microbiology on the medicine and medical science programmes

Lead of the Life Science Resource Centre Programme for medical students

Co-Lead Problem Based Learning in Year 1 and 2 medical programme. 

LSRC tutor, PBL tutor and Academic Tutor

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