Gupta, Shalini


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Shalini is a Senior Lecturer at the University of Dundee, School of Medicine within the undergraduate and postgraduate educational programmes. She is a highly experienced faculty, involved in curriculum planning, development and delivery within the Dundee MBChB programme. She provides teaching and educational supervision, enhancing the learning environment through contributing to academic support and staff development activities. Shalini has a varied background and professional qualifications including MBBS (Primary Medical Qualification) from India, MD and DNB (Postgraduate Specialist Medical Qualifications) in Pharmacology, Masters in Medical Education (Distinction) and  Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. 

Shalini is currently an External Examiner for Year 5 Medical (MBChB) programme at the University of Birmingham.

Shalini is passionate about teaching and research, and considers it a real privilege to work with dedicated and keen students.



Pharmacology Theme Lead (MBChB)

Shalini is involved in developing, delivering and evaluation of Medical Pharmacology related teaching throughout the  undergraduate curriculum, to prepare medical students for their prescribing role as foundation doctors. She is actively involved in the curriculum review process to ensure optimum horizontal and vertical integration of the teaching activities to meet the GMC outcomes for graduates. She also oversees the Pharmacology stream of the final year biomed submissions, and is a member of the Prescribing Curriculum Group.

Academic Lead for Transfer students (MBChB)

Shalini leads the organization of the academic support programme for students transferring into the Dundee MBChB course midway (Year 3) from partner universities - International Medical University Malaysia, St Andrew’s University (UK) and Universiti Brunei Darussalam. 

Postgraduate Medical Education Programme, CME

Shalini is involved in facilitating workshops for postgraduate students, assessments and feedback on the PG Certificate course and engaging in reflective portfolio work which influences health professionals’ development as educators across the globe.  

BMSc Intercalated Degree Programme

Shalini is a research supervisor with the Medical Education BMSc programme, which is accredited by Advance HE Academy. Her role includes supervising and supporting students through project design, ethical considerations, research execution and dissertation writing. She also facilitates workshops on research methodologies, and has supervised several thesis to completion in first and second supervisor capacity.

Mentoring and Reviewing

Shalini is a Professional Learning Framework (Advance HE fellowship) Reviewer and Mentor, supporting the University staff in advancing their professional development and gaining recognition of the prestigious academy. She has been a mentor with PeerConnections in the past, supporting postgraduate research students.

NHS E-portfolio Assessment

Shalini is a portfolio assessor, providing longitudinal supportive supervision to senior medical students ensuring that the GMC Outcomes for graduates (Tomorrow’s Doctors, 2018) are appropriately met and evidenced.



Shalini's research interests include:

  • Qualitative Research in medical education
  • Ethnographic exploration in medical education 
  • Resilience during learning and transition
  • Psychological safety in medical education
  • Longitudinal Integrated Clerkships
  • Work-based learning during clinical placements
  • EDI in medical education

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 4 - Quality Education
  • SDG 5 - Gender Equality
  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities

External positions

Academic Reviewer- NHS

Associate Editor, Frontiers in Medicine

External Examiner, University of Birmingham

Peer Reviewer- BMJ, BMC Med Ed, Education for Primary Care


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