Biomedical Sciences


Dual BMS success in the EUSA 2020 student teaching awards.

Congratulations to Dr Dawn Livingstone, this year’s recipient of the EUSA Teaching Awards Kendall Award for Teaching in Medicine 2020, and to Prof Jamie Davies who was runner up.

The Kendell Award for Teaching in Medicine recognises the outstanding teachers in the Edinburgh Medical School, across all three Deaneries. These teachers are recognised as having had a huge positive impact on their students.

The 2020 winner and runner up are both our very own BMS colleagues!!

Winner: Dr Dawn Livingstone

with special commendation for her leadership and teaching in Junior and Senior Honours Pharmacology

Dawn is the course organiser and lecturer for Pharmacology 3 and Applied Pharmacology 3. These courses have been my favourites since starting at the University thanks to her. She has put in so much effort in organising the course, not only by getting fantastic lecturers (and being a great one herself), but also in terms of support she has shown to us... She is great at creating a friendly and welcoming experience, and her own lectures have a fair bit of humour involved which makes learning easy.

Student Citation

Runner Up: Prof Jamie Davies (previous Kendall Award winner in 2016)

Professor Davies has an incredible ability to break down complex information into something that actually makes sense... Rewatching his lectures, I’m so glad I was able to learn with him even if it was only for a week. Professor Davies also maintains an incredibly helpful website with lectures, notes, handouts, a podcast AND practise questions.

Student Citation

On behalf of everyone in BMS this is an outstanding achievement by Dawn and Jamie and is testament to their commitment to research-led education and support of students in both our Biomedical programmes as well as the MBChB programme

Please see a brief video on the award including a statement by Dawn emphasising the role of the entire BMTO team and teaching staff.


Further information

Dr Dawn Livingstone's staff profile

Prof Jamie Davies staff profile

Staff spotlight on Prof Jamie Davies