Ms Valeria Vendries

Ms Valeria Vendries


I studied Anatomy and Cell Biology at McGill University in Montreal, Canada. My passion for Teaching and Research in the Anatomical Sciences led me to complete a Masters in Anatomical Sciences at Queen's University in Kingston, Canada.  I received extensive training in best teaching practices, public speaking, anatomical dissection and specimen preparation. Following my Master's degree I worked as an Instructional Design Assistant for the Bachelor of Health Sciences program at Queen's University (a fully accredited program offering online undergraduate education), where I was responsible for designing interactive and accessible anatomy course material suitable for E-learning, and I was also involved in the direction, production and delivery of an array of enduring educational products such as narrated educational lectures, videos and animations. I joined the Division of Anatomy at the University of Leeds Medical School where I am involved in teaching anatomy to undergraduates across the first two years of the MBChB, students intercalating in the BSc Clinical Anatomy, and I demonstrate anatomy to undergraduates pursuing degrees in the Biomedical Sciences. I strive for innovation in current clinical, scientific and educational practices.


  • MSc in Anatomical Sciences
  • BSc (First Class Honours) in Anatomy and Cell Biology

Professional memberships

  • American Association of Anatomy (AAA)

Student education

I am currently involved in:

Teaching Year 2 MBChB ICU Control and Movement.

Teaching Neuroanatomy to students in year 1 of the MChD (Dental) programme.

Teaching Neuroanatomy for the  BSc Clinical Anatomy intercalated programme.

Supervising final year project students on the intercalated Clinical Anatomy BSc.


Research groups and institutes

  • Leeds Institute of Medical Education