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Personal profile

Biography

Dr Caroline Erolin joined the University in 2005 and began lecturing in 2007, leading a variety of modules on the MSc’s Medical Art and Forensic Art & Facial Identification. In 2014 she became the course leader for the MSc in Medical Art and led the restructure of course ensuring it was up to date and fit for purpose. Caroline remains actively involved in consultation and service work both within the department and with external clients.

Her research interests focus on the future of medical art and artists, particularly in relation to new and developing technologies. She obtained her PhD in 2016 with her research into the development and use of the virtual reality haptic dissection of anatomical models. Caroline is also the Editor in Chief for the Journal of Visual Communication in Medicine, and a member of the Institute of Medical Illustrators Scottish Board.

Qualifications
• PhD; 2016
Thesis entitled “Does Virtual Haptic Dissection Improve Student Learning?”

• MPhil; 2002
Thesis entitled “Reconstructing the Visual Manifestations of Disease”

• PgCert in Teaching in Higher Education; 2008

Professional Membership
• Member of the Institute of Medical Illustrators (IMI).

• Member of the Medical Artists’ Association of Great Britain (MAA)

• Registered Medical Illustration Practitioner (through the Academy for Healthcare Science (AHCS))

• Member of Association Européenne des Illustrateurs Médicaux et Scientifiques (AEIMS)

• Member of the British Association for Human Identification (BAHID)

• Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (HEA)

Teaching

Caroline Erolin holds a PhD in Medical Visualisation, an MPhil in Medical Art, and PGCert in Higher Education. She is member of numerous professional bodies including the Medical Artists Association (MAA), the Institute of Medical Illustrators (IMI), the British Association for Human Identification (BAHID) and a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (HEA).

Caroline is course coordinator for the MSc in Medical Art and also runs a number of modules across both the MSc’s in Medical and Forensic Art & Facial Identification. Having been involved with the courses since their inception in 2007 she has helped develop and refine them over this time. Caroline has supervised a number of Masters research projects on topics including; developing a patient communication iPad application, Medical Illiteracy and the development of e-learning tutorials for medical and anatomy students.

At the end of each academic year Caroline helps the students put on an exhibition of their artwork as part of the Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design's ‘Masters Show’:

Research interests

Caroline Erolin is actively involved in many community and educational outreach projects.

Selected publications

  • Erolin, C., Jarron, M. and Csetenyi, L. J., 2017, ‘Zoology 3D: Creating a digital collection of specimens from the D′Arcy Thompson Zoology Museum’, Digital Applications in Archaeology and Cultural Heritage. doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.daach.2017.11.002.  https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2212054817300152
  • Erolin, C, Lamb, C, Soames, R & Wilkinson, C. 2016, 'Does virtual haptic dissection improve student learning? A multi-year comparative study'. in JD Westwood, SW Westwood, L Fellander-Tsai, CM Fidopiastis, A Liu, S Senger & KG Vosburgh (eds), Medicine Meets Virtual Reality 22. Los Angeles. IOS Press. Studies in Health Technology and Informatics, vol. 220, pp. 110-117. ISBN print: 978-1-61499-624-8
  • Short, LJ, Khambay, B, Ayoub, A, Erolin, C, Rynn, C & Wilkinson, C. 2014, 'Validation of a computer modelled forensic facial reconstruction technique using CT data from live subjects: a pilot study' Forensic Science International, vol 237, pp. 147. ISSN (Print): 0379-0738
  • Erolin, C, Shoja, MM, Loukas, M, Shokouhi, G, Rashidi, MR, Khalili, M & Tubbs, RS. 2013, 'What did Avicenna (Ibn Sina, 980-1037A.D.) look like?' International Journal of Cardiology, vol 167, no. 5, pp. 1660-1663. ISSN (Print): 0167-5273
  • Strong, J & Erolin, C. 2013, 'Preference for detail in medical illustrations amongst professionals and laypersons' Journal of Visual Communication in Medicine, vol 36, no. 1-2, pp. 38-43. ISSN (Print): 1745-3054
  • Hyde, L, Erolin, C, & Ker, J 2012, 'Creation of abdominal palpation model prototype for training of medical students in detection and diagnosis of liver disease' Journal of Visual Communication in Medicine, vol 35, no. 3, pp. 104-14.
  • Erolin, C, Wilkinson, C & Soames, R. 2011, 'Virtual reality haptic dissection' Journal of Visual Communication in Medicine, vol 34, no. 4, pp. 193-199. ISSN (Print): 1745-305

Selected exhibits

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Projects 2016 2018

Research Output 2003 2019

IMI platinum award 2018

Erolin, C., 17 Jan 2019, In : Journal of Visual Communication in Medicine. 1 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Platinum
Gold
HIV-1
Viruses
Annual Conference

MSc Medical Art Masters Show 2018, University of Dundee

Erolin, C., 22 Feb 2019, In : Journal of Visual Communication in Medicine. 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Anatomy
Education
Students
Anatomic Models
Teaching

Breaking down apoptosis: animating programmed cell death in 3D for a pathology curriculum

Thouvenot-Nitzan, E., Oparka, R., Campbell, A. & Erolin, C., 2 Oct 2018, In : Journal of Visual Communication in Medicine. 41, 4, p. 166-176 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Medical Education
Medical Students
Curriculum
Molecular Biology
Teaching

Historic gallery: a look back at some early gallery highlights

Erolin, C., 2 Oct 2018, In : Journal of Visual Communication in Medicine. 41, 4, p. 184-190 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Prizes

Brian Cox Award for Public Engagement

Caroline Erolin (Recipient), 2010

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

anthropology
Group

Institute of Medical Illustrators Awards - Bronze

Caroline Erolin (Recipient), 2018

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

Institute of Medical Illustrators Awards - Gold

Caroline Erolin (Recipient), 2018

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

Institute of Medical Illustrators Awards - Silver

Caroline Erolin (Recipient), 2016

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

Activities 2012 2018

  • 7 Participation in conference
  • 1 Festival/Exhibition
  • 1 Oral presentation

Maggie's Penguin Parade

Caroline Erolin (Participant)
2018 → …

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesFestival/Exhibition

Anatomical Society conference

Caroline Erolin (Organiser)
Dec 2017 → …

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in conference

On Growth and Form Centenary Conference

Caroline Erolin (Speaker)
Oct 2017 → …

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in conference

‘Lets get digital’

Caroline Erolin (Speaker)
9 Sep 2017

Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation

Institute of Medical Illustrators annual conference

Caroline Erolin (Speaker)
Oct 2017 → …

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in conference