Dr Al Dowie

  • Senior Lecturer (Medicine)
  • Associate (General Practice & Primary Care)
  • Associate (Institute of Health & Wellbeing)

telephone: 01413308343
email: Al.Dowie@glasgow.ac.uk

Biography

Dr Al Dowie is the Senior Lecturer in Medical Ethics and Law in the Medical School, the Dental School, and the Nursing and Health Care School.  He is the lead author of the Association for Medical Education in Europe Curriculum Guide No.53: Ethics and Law in the Medical Curriculum.

In 2006, at an inter-institutional level under the auspices of the Scottish Deans Medical Education Group and with the sponsorship of the Higher Education Academy, he formed an innovative network for the ethics curriculum theme leaders from the medical schools of Glasgow, Edinburgh, Aberdeen, Dundee, and St Andrews. 

He has served as a Trustee and Board Member of the UK Institute of Medical Ethics, and as a member of the IME Education Group. His activity at national level also includes the Dental Ethics Group of curriculum leads from UK dental schools. 

He has postgraduate roles in the MRCP(UK) PACES exam and Member of the Faculty of Dental Surgery courses for the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow, and is a member of the task group created by the General Medical Council to draft its new guidance on confidentiality for doctors. 

His PhD in qualitative empirical research takes a social anthropological approach to the interpretation of organisational culture and is a study on the social construction of ethical practice. The ethnography was published in 2002. His current empirical work is a psychogeography of the educational experiences of medical students in a teaching hospital. 

His philosophical interests are in (a) David Hume and moral motivation, and (b) Hans-Georg Gadamer and interpretation theory, and he is a member of the international Hermeneutica Scotia group associated with the Scottish Centre for Continental Philosophy at the University of Dundee.

Dr Dowie is a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh and is the Associate Editor for History and Medical Humanities of the Journal of the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh.


Research interests

Medical ethics education: medical professionalism, practical reason (phronesis), and how these relate to identities, values, and society


Grants

Grants and Awards listed are those received whilst working with the University of Glasgow.

  • Scottish medical schools - online community of practice for medical ethics teachers
    Higher Education Academy
    2007 - 2012
     

Publications

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2018

Dowie, A. (2018) Creating a passion for learning. In: Harden, R.M. and Lilley, P. (eds.) The Eight Roles of the Medical Teacher: The Purpose and Function of a Teacher in the Healthcare Professions. Elsevier, p. 64. ISBN 9780702068959

2015

Dowie, A. (2015) Whatever ought not to be spoken of abroad: formation (of medical students) and information (of patients). Journal of Medical Law and Ethics, 3(1-2), pp. 25-43. (doi:10.7590/221354015X14319325749991)

Dowie, A. (2015) Practice makes ethics. MedEdWorld,

Goldie, J., Dowie, A., Goldie, A., Cotton, P. and Morrison, J. (2015) What makes a good clinical student and teacher? An exploratory study. BMC Medical Education, 15, 40. (doi:10.1186/s12909-015-0314-5) (PMID:25779409) (PMCID:PMC4358722)

Goldie, J., Dowie, A., Goldie, A., Cotton, P. and Morrison, J. (2015) The influence of structural and institutional change on teaching and culture in clinical settings: an exploratory study. Medical Teacher, 37(2), pp. 189-195. (doi:10.3109/0142159X.2014.947943)

2014

Dowie, A. (2014) Making sense of assessment in medical ethics and law. Journal of Medical Ethics, 40(10), pp. 717-718. (doi:10.1136/medethics-2013-101331)

2013

Goldie, J., Dowie, A., Cotton, P. and Morrison, J. (2013) Professionalism. In: Walsh, K. (ed.) Oxford Textbook of Medical Education. Oxford University Press. ISBN 9780199652679

2011

Dowie, A. and Martin, A. (2011) Ethics and Law in the Medical Curriculum. Series: AMEE Guides in Medical Education, 53. Association for Medical Education in Europe: Dundee. ISBN 9781903934890

Browne, S. , Dowie, A., Mitchell, L., Wyke, S. , Ziebland, S., Campbell, N. and Macleod, U. (2011) Patients' needs following colorectal cancer diagnosis: where does primary care fit in? British Journal of General Practice, 61(592), pp. 692-699. (doi:10.3399/bjgp11X606582)

Collier, A., Dowie, A., Ghosh, S., Brown, P.C., Malik, I. and Boom, S. (2011) Diabetic foot ulcer: amputation on request? Diabetes Care, 34(10), e159. (doi:10.2337/dc10-2183)

Dowie, A.L. (2011) Making sense of ethics and law in the medical curriculum. Medical Teacher, 33(5), pp. 384-387. (doi:10.3109/0142159X.2011.550966)

2010

Bal, A. M., Collier, A., Dowie, A. and Ghosh, S. (2010) Policy needs to be revisited. British Medical Journal, 341, c6147. (doi:10.1136/bmj.c6147)

2009

Dowie, A. and Martin, A. (2009) Private wisdom and public practice: formation and governance in the medical profession in the United Kingdom. Ethics and Social Welfare, 3(2), pp. 145-157. (doi:10.1080/17496530902951905)

Morrison, J.M., Dowie, A., Cotton, P. and Goldie, J.G. (2009) A medical education view on sociological perspectives on professionalism. Medical Education, 43(9), pp. 824-825. (doi:10.1111/j.1365-2923.2009.03444.x)

2008

Collier, A., Ghosh, S., Dowie, A., Walsh, K. and O'Leary, C.P. (2008) HIV testing in dementia: clinical, ethical and patient safety implications. British Journal of Hospital Medicine, 69(9), pp. 500-503.

2007

Goldie, J.G., Dowie, A., Cotton, P. and Morrison, J.M. (2007) Teaching professionalism in the early years of a medical curriculum: a qualitative study. Medical Education, 41, pp. 610-617. (doi:10.1111/j.1365-2923.2007.02772.x)

McNaughton, E., Marsden, W. and Dowie, A. (2007) Innovative specialist training programme for general practice in Angus, Scotland: a qualitative evaluation. Education for Primary Care, 18(1), pp. 35-44.

2005

Ker, J.S., Dowie, A., Dowell, J., Dewar, G., Dent, J.A., Ramsay, J., Benvie, S., Bracher, L. and Jackson, C. (2005) Twelve tips for developing and maintaining a simulated patient bank. Medical Teacher, 27(1), pp. 4-9. (doi:10.1080/01421590400004882)

2002

Dowie, A. (2002) Interpreting Culture in a Scottish Congregation. Series: Pastoral Theology, 3. Peter Lang: Oxford, UK. ISBN 9780820456591

2000

Dowie, A. (2000) Phronesis or "practical wisdom" in medical education. Medical Teacher, 22(3), pp. 240-241. (doi:10.1080/01421590050006188)

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Number of items: 20.

Articles

Dowie, A. (2015) Whatever ought not to be spoken of abroad: formation (of medical students) and information (of patients). Journal of Medical Law and Ethics, 3(1-2), pp. 25-43. (doi:10.7590/221354015X14319325749991)

Dowie, A. (2015) Practice makes ethics. MedEdWorld,

Goldie, J., Dowie, A., Goldie, A., Cotton, P. and Morrison, J. (2015) What makes a good clinical student and teacher? An exploratory study. BMC Medical Education, 15, 40. (doi:10.1186/s12909-015-0314-5) (PMID:25779409) (PMCID:PMC4358722)

Goldie, J., Dowie, A., Goldie, A., Cotton, P. and Morrison, J. (2015) The influence of structural and institutional change on teaching and culture in clinical settings: an exploratory study. Medical Teacher, 37(2), pp. 189-195. (doi:10.3109/0142159X.2014.947943)

Dowie, A. (2014) Making sense of assessment in medical ethics and law. Journal of Medical Ethics, 40(10), pp. 717-718. (doi:10.1136/medethics-2013-101331)

Browne, S. , Dowie, A., Mitchell, L., Wyke, S. , Ziebland, S., Campbell, N. and Macleod, U. (2011) Patients' needs following colorectal cancer diagnosis: where does primary care fit in? British Journal of General Practice, 61(592), pp. 692-699. (doi:10.3399/bjgp11X606582)

Collier, A., Dowie, A., Ghosh, S., Brown, P.C., Malik, I. and Boom, S. (2011) Diabetic foot ulcer: amputation on request? Diabetes Care, 34(10), e159. (doi:10.2337/dc10-2183)

Dowie, A.L. (2011) Making sense of ethics and law in the medical curriculum. Medical Teacher, 33(5), pp. 384-387. (doi:10.3109/0142159X.2011.550966)

Bal, A. M., Collier, A., Dowie, A. and Ghosh, S. (2010) Policy needs to be revisited. British Medical Journal, 341, c6147. (doi:10.1136/bmj.c6147)

Dowie, A. and Martin, A. (2009) Private wisdom and public practice: formation and governance in the medical profession in the United Kingdom. Ethics and Social Welfare, 3(2), pp. 145-157. (doi:10.1080/17496530902951905)

Morrison, J.M., Dowie, A., Cotton, P. and Goldie, J.G. (2009) A medical education view on sociological perspectives on professionalism. Medical Education, 43(9), pp. 824-825. (doi:10.1111/j.1365-2923.2009.03444.x)

Collier, A., Ghosh, S., Dowie, A., Walsh, K. and O'Leary, C.P. (2008) HIV testing in dementia: clinical, ethical and patient safety implications. British Journal of Hospital Medicine, 69(9), pp. 500-503.

Goldie, J.G., Dowie, A., Cotton, P. and Morrison, J.M. (2007) Teaching professionalism in the early years of a medical curriculum: a qualitative study. Medical Education, 41, pp. 610-617. (doi:10.1111/j.1365-2923.2007.02772.x)

McNaughton, E., Marsden, W. and Dowie, A. (2007) Innovative specialist training programme for general practice in Angus, Scotland: a qualitative evaluation. Education for Primary Care, 18(1), pp. 35-44.

Ker, J.S., Dowie, A., Dowell, J., Dewar, G., Dent, J.A., Ramsay, J., Benvie, S., Bracher, L. and Jackson, C. (2005) Twelve tips for developing and maintaining a simulated patient bank. Medical Teacher, 27(1), pp. 4-9. (doi:10.1080/01421590400004882)

Dowie, A. (2000) Phronesis or "practical wisdom" in medical education. Medical Teacher, 22(3), pp. 240-241. (doi:10.1080/01421590050006188)

Books

Dowie, A. and Martin, A. (2011) Ethics and Law in the Medical Curriculum. Series: AMEE Guides in Medical Education, 53. Association for Medical Education in Europe: Dundee. ISBN 9781903934890

Dowie, A. (2002) Interpreting Culture in a Scottish Congregation. Series: Pastoral Theology, 3. Peter Lang: Oxford, UK. ISBN 9780820456591

Book Sections

Dowie, A. (2018) Creating a passion for learning. In: Harden, R.M. and Lilley, P. (eds.) The Eight Roles of the Medical Teacher: The Purpose and Function of a Teacher in the Healthcare Professions. Elsevier, p. 64. ISBN 9780702068959

Goldie, J., Dowie, A., Cotton, P. and Morrison, J. (2013) Professionalism. In: Walsh, K. (ed.) Oxford Textbook of Medical Education. Oxford University Press. ISBN 9780199652679

This list was generated on Tue Jun 25 14:19:28 2019 BST.