Faye Bennett


In 2011 I graduated from the University of Nottingham with a BSc in Animal Sciences. Following this, I studied for an MSc in Human Anatomy at the University of Edinburgh, graduating in late 2014. Since October 2015 I have been studying for a PhD in Medical Education at the University of Leeds. As well as studying for my PhD,  I was also successful in obtaining an Anatomy Demonstrator Studentship.

This has allowed me to build on my teaching experience and develop my skill set as an educator. In May 2018,  I was successful in an application to become a permanent member of academic staff at the University, when I was awarded the position of Teaching Fellow in Anatomy. I am still studying for my PhD.

Research interests

My research interests are strongly rooted in the ethics surrounding body donation, as well as medical student behaviours and attitudes towards cadaveric specimens. My PhD focuses on medical student attitudes towards receiving more detailed body donor information than is typically provided, as well as investigating medical student reactions after being provided with such information. I use mainly qualitative methods in my research. 


  • BSc Animal Science
  • MSc Human Anatomy

Student education

I teach anatomy to undergraduate medical students in their first and second year. I also provide teaching support on one module for intercalating medical students studying for a BSc Clinical Anatomy. Other groups of students that I contribute towards the teaching of include Biomedical Science students as well as leading practical anatomy classes for a group of students studying for a BSc Clinical Sciences at the University of Bradford. 

Research groups and institutes

  • Leeds Institute of Medical Education