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Dr GabrielleFinn
Professor Gabrielle Finn

Gabrielle is the founder of PaintME - a network for those interested in anatomy and art. 

Gabrielle is Vice Dean for Teaching, Learning and Students at the University of Manchester. She is Professor of Medical Education. Before joining Manchester, Gabrielle was the Founding Director of the Health Professions Education Unit (HPEU) at the University of York (Hull York Medical School).

As an anatomist and educationalist, she works to create engaging teaching techniques for healthcare students by bringing life back into anatomy. Gabrielle has a special interest in the use of anatomical body painting within medical education and public engagement, hosting events for schools, the public, media , fitness and healthcare professionals. 

Gabrielle teaches on the Health Professions Education programmes and is a supervisor for MSc, MD and PhD students. She undertakes quantitative and qualitative research. Her areas of interest include; anatomy pedagogy, identity formation, medical student selection, assessment and medical professionalism. 

Gabrielle worked in the fitness industry for many years teaching a range of sports and fitness classes. 

She has authored over 100 research papers and 3 books.