Louise Dubras is the Foundation Dean of the School of Medicine at Ulster University, since June 2018.
Formerly, she was Deputy Dean of Medical Education at King’s College London, leading the MBBS programme training approximately 2200 students to become doctors. Her expertise is curriculum design and the implementation of educational change with an emphasis on educational leadership.
Louise also works as a GP in a deprived Derry-Londonderry practice for 2 half days a week, having spent many years as a GP to homeless patients in Southampton with a special interest in addiction and mental illness. Her academic interests are student transitions, and diversity and inclusion, with an interest in the health of refugees and asylum seekers; and teaching about alcohol and addiction.
At King’s and at the University of Southampton before that, she championed numerous educational initiatives including a module in which all Year 2 medical students undertook placements as healthcare assistants, and the development of Medical Humanities teaching for medical students, and is a strong believer in the benefits of arts based approaches to healthcare more widely.