Announcing the Opening Plenary for AMEE Glasgow 2023

The opening plenary at AMEE Glasgow 2023 will be given by Dr. Sophie Soklaridis on the topic of Understanding Inclusive Leadership for HPE.

Dr. Soklaridis is a Senior Scientist at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH). She is an Associate Professor at the Department of Psychiatry and Department of Family & Community Medicine at the Temerty Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto, as well as a Scientist at Wilson Centre for Research in Education. She is the Canadian lead and a core faculty member for the Master of Health Sciences Education in Ethiopia through the Toronto Addis Ababa Academic Collaboration (TAAAC). Her research takes a critical sociological approach on the issues of power, identity and relationships. Her scholarly foci include patient/clients as partners in research and mental health education and the influence of power and privilege on academic medicine. She is a widely published and well-funded scientist who has received multiple awards for her research. 

AMEE is very proud to have Dr. Soklaridis delivering the opening plenary this year as the start to a very exciting programme of speakers and topics.

Understanding Inclusive Leadership for HPE

A commitment to inclusive leadership means everyone we work with can be a decision-maker. However, the current academic environment is resistant to this sort of paradigm shift. How does the practice of inclusive leadership push up against environments that are more traditional and against the hierarchical leadership that is deeply embedded in the fabric of social life? In this opening plenary, Dr. Sophie Soklaridis will analyze the work of inclusive leaders and the tensions this kind of leadership brings. She will challenge us to examine what structures and processes are exclusionary by design, and how integrating anti-oppressive practices is not the same as inclusion—in some cases even becoming weaponized to exclude certain groups. She will offer concepts and practices that will help us all advocate for a more inclusive and intersectional vision for leadership in HPE. 

For more information on AMEE 2023 visit our Glasgow 2023 webpage.