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Education Development and Staff Support Unit

The Otago Medical School's Education Development and Staff Support Unit (EDSSU) contributes to curriculum evolution and management, coordinates course evaluation, and has a primary focus on supporting staff to develop in their role as educators. This includes supporting medical education research


EDSSU Director, Joy Rudland (centre) with Education Advisers: Jon Cornwall (ELM) and Anthony Ali (UOC); Tehmina Gladman (UOW) and Megan Anakin (DSM)


Joy Rudland

Based in Wellington, Joy has led medical education development and support at Otago since 2003. The primary focus of the unit is developing educational expertise within medical teaching staff; it also supports interprofessional and other clinical educational development. This is delivered by a network of Education Units across the campuses.

Education Units

Early Learning in Medicine education support
Dunedin School of Medicine Education Unit
University of Otago, Christchurch Education Unit
University of Otago, Wellington Education Unit

Medical education research

Web Medical education research at Otago Medical School

Contact Dr Kelby Smith-Han Medical Education Research Academic Lead