Gupta, Shalini


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Shalini graduated in medicine from the University of Delhi, India, and subsequently trained in Pharmacology to be awarded MD and DNB in 2002. Prior to joining the University of Dundee in 2009, she has worked in several premier medical colleges in India, where she was involved in research and teaching activities.

Shalini is the Pharmacology Theme Lead in the School of Medicine at Dundee. She has introduced several interactive teaching workshops for medical students and contributes to various pharmacology related activities throughout the medical curriculum. She has a Masters in Medical education, and is a postgraduate tutor in the CME, and also a supervisor in the BMSc degree programme. She is also a member of the Academy of Medical Educators and the AMEE MedEdWorld which is a global medical education community.

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




Pharmacology Theme Lead

Shalini is involved in developing, delivering and evaluation of Medical Pharmacology related teaching throughout the medical school undergraduate curriculum. These include lectures, tutorials, online sessions and interactive case discussions. She has developed several small group teaching workshops focused at safe prescribing to prepare undergraduate medical students for their prescribing role as foundation doctors. Shalini oversees the pharmacology stream of the biomedical sciences theme of 5th year submissions. She is a member of the prescribing curriculum group, and is actively involved in the curriculum review process to ensure optimum horizontal and vertical integration of teaching activities to meet the GMC outcomes for graduates. 

Academic Lead for Transfer students (MBChB)

Lead 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 and Universiti Brunei Darussalam

Postgraduate Medical Education Programme, CME

Shalini is involved in facilitating face to face sessions for postgraduate students, grading assignments on the PG Certificate, providing formative feedback and engaging in reflective portfolio work which influences health professionals’ development as educators.  

Final year E-portfolio assessment

Shalini is a 4th & 5th year e-portfolio assessor, providing supportive supervision ensuring that the GMC Outcomes for graduates (Tomorrow’s Doctors, 2018) are appropriately met and evidenced.

BMSc Intercalated Degree Programme

Shalini is a research supervisor with the Medical Education BMSc programme, which involves supervising and supporting students through project design, ethical considerations, research execution and dissertation writing.

Mentoring with PeerConnections

Shalini mentors new postgraduate research students through her involvement in this scheme.



Shalini's research interests include:

  • Learning and transition experiences of medical students undertaking Longitudinal Integrated Clerkships (LIC)
  • EDI in clinical learning environment
  • Sustainable prescribing to reduce environmental impact of medications
  • Enhancing medication-related patient counselling skills in healthcare professionals
  • Psychological safety in medical education
  • Speciality and rural career interests of students through the undergraduate medical course
  • Ethnographic exploration in Medical education contexts

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
  • SDG 12 - Responsible Consumption and Production
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action

External positions

Academic Reviewer

External Examiner, University of Birmingham


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