Dr Bhuvaneswari Krishnamoorthy is a postdoctoral National Institute of Health Research Fellow working at the University of Manchester, Edge Hill University and the Manchester Foundation Trust hospital. She works across the three institutions to bridge the gap between clinical teaching and academic research. She also stands as the President of Association of Cardiothoracic Surgical Care Practitioners, National Education Chair for the Royal College of Surgeons Edinburgh (Speciality advisory group for cardiothoracic surgery and Education Committee) and Society of Cardiothoracic Surgeons for all Nurses and Allied Health Professionals in Great Britain.
Bhuvaneswari’s vision is to promote inter-professional teaching in multidisciplinary teams which translates to creating better practice. Her cohort of students are junior and senior core trainees, surgical care practitioners, research students, nurses and allied health professionals who are directly involved in delivering patient care in the NHS.
She has taught more than 1500 students globally and constantly uses the teaching pattern of simulation-based teaching, new innovative key-hole surgical techniques, interaction and hands-on wet labs. Working across three organisations has taught her a lot about the ethos of different types of learners, cultural differences and different teaching environments. At the start, she found it challenging to manage, learn and teach as each organisation has a different ethos and mission. However, using skills learnt during her Senior and Principal Fellowship of Advance HE (formerly the Higher Education Academy), she has developed her own unique strategies and standards.
She has a passion to challenge the norm and is eager to transform the clinical teaching and research in cardiothoracic surgery. She will always continue to strive for further improvements to her teaching in order to enhance clinical care and inspire healthcare professionals to produce future surgical teachers.