Members’ CV

Steve McHanwell is Professor of Anatomical Sciences within the Schools of Medical Sciences Education Development and Dental Sciences in Newcastle University, UK. He was a founder member of TEPARG and served first as Secretary General and is currently President of the Group. He served as Honorary Education Officer for the Anatomical Society for nine years. He has won a number of student awards for his anatomy teaching and in 2007 was awarded a National Teaching Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy in the UK. He has taught anatomy to a wide range of student groups but currently his main teaching in anatomy is to undergraduate and postgraduate students in dental sciences and in speech and language sciences. He is co-author (with Martin Atkinson) of Basic Medical Sciences for Speech and Language Therapy Students and a member of the editorial team for Gray’s Anatomy (41st edition). His research interests span both anatomy and education. In anatomy his current interests centre on the anatomy, clinical anatomy, innervation and development of the larynx, work done in collaboration with Jose Sanudo in Complutense University, Madrid. His education interests focus on student learning in anatomy, curriculum theory and development and of reward and recognition of teaching excellence in higher education. He has just completed a project as Co-Principal Investigator on an HEA-Funded Inter-Institutional Benchmarking Project: Reward and recognition for Teaching in HE (with the universities of Tasmania, Wollongong and Leicester. Details of some of his recent publications can be found in the publication section of this website.

His contact details are:

Professor S McHanwell
Professor of Anatomical Sciences, National Teaching Fellow 2007, School of Medical Sciences Education Development and School of Dental Sciences, The Medical School
Ridley Building 1, Newcastle University NE1 7RU; Tel +44 (0) 191 208 4561; internal dialling 4561 (School of Medical Sciences Education Development); Tel +44 (0) 191 208 6652; internal dialling 6652 (Dental Sciences)

Secretary Ms Ursula Wilson
Tel +44 (0) 191 208 5873; internal dialling 5873 School of Medical Sciences Education Development

Bernard in Japan_2   Bernard Moxham B.Sc. (Hons), B.D.S., PhD (Bristol), FHEA, FRSB, Hon FAS, FSAE was Professor of Anatomy at Cardiff University from 1990 until 2013. Prior to retirement, he was also Deputy Director, and Head of Teaching, at the Cardiff School of Biosciences. He is currently Visiting Professor at St. George’s University (Grenada) and at the Aristotelian University of Thessaloniki (Greece). He is presently Immediate Past President of the International Federation of Associations of Anatomists and recently was President of the European Federation for Experimental Morphology and of the Anatomical Society of Great Britain and Ireland. His research interests extend from connective tissue biology to craniofacial development, to pedagogy in the anatomical sciences. He has published 12 textbooks and research monographs and over 300 scientific articles in peer reviewed journals. He was the initiator of the journal “Aging Cell” and was the founder, and first President, of the Trans-European Pedagogic Anatomical Research Group (TEPARG). Recently, he was the guest editor for a special educational edition of the Journal of Anatomy that was this journal’s first issue devoted to educational topics. His extra-mural interests relate to contemporary music, literature and art and, with the artist John Furnival, he founded Openings-Closings Press to further these interests. He is presently writing a book on the relationship between art and medicine (“Iconomedicine”) for Openings-Closings Press.

His contact details are:

Professor Bernard John Moxham, Emeritus Professor of Anatomy, Cardiff School of Biosciences, Cardiff University, Museum Avenue, CARDIFF CF10 3AX, Wales, United Kingdom, Tel.  +44 (0)29 20874031, Fax. +44 (0)29 20875964; e-mail:; website:

Odile Plaisant, MCU-PH, M.D., Ph.D., is a Senior Lecturer in Anatomy at the University of Paris Descartes, Sorbonne Paris Cité, School of Medicine (France) and a psychiatrist at the Epilepsy Unit and Pain Centre of the University Hospital of Pitié Salpêtrière (Assistance Publique – Hôpitaux de Paris) in Paris. She was a founder member of the Trans-European Pedagogic Anatomical Research Group (TEPARG) and is currently its Secretary. She is also a member of the Research Unit on Development, Imaging and Anatomy (URDIA, EA4465) at Paris and an associated researcher of the Research Unit of «Psychologie des âges de la vie», (EA 2114), in the department of Psychology at the Université François-Rabelais, Tours, France. She has translated and validated the Big Five Inventory of John, O. P. (1990; UC Berkeley) into French and used it as a clinical and pedagogic research tool. She was a Research Associate at the  University of California, Berkeley, 1993, 1994, a Guest Nº P20934, at the Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory, Berkeley, Center for Functional Imaging, 1993, 1994, and an invited Visiting Assistant Professor (1994) at the Montreal Consortium for Brain Imaging Research (Alan C Evans, Director), Montreal Neurological Institute, McGill University, Montreal, Canada. Her fields of interest are pedagogy, and imagery of the nervous system. She is particularly interested in neuroanatomical terminology, and is an “Invité Permanent de la Sous-Commission du Dictionnaire de l’Académie National de Médecine”.

Her contact details are:

Anatomie, URDIA EA4465 45 rue des Saints Pères 75006 Paris, France tel +33 (0) 1 42 86 22 59 fax + 33 (0) 1 42 86 33 66

GHU Pitié-Salpétrière 43 bd de l’Hôpital 75013 cs de la douleur tel +33 (0) 1 42 16 11 90 unité d’épileptologie + 33 (0) 1 42 16 18 09

BR_1.5Beat M. Riederer is teaching human anatomy since 1988 at the University of Lausanne, Faculty of Biology and Medicine (FBM), Switzerland. He is responsible for the locomotor system and pelvic floor, and teaches to a wide group of students in medicine, sports and sport management, fitness, architecture, postgraduate courses and surgical master classes. He is responsible for the plastination labs at the morphology platform. He is a longstanding member of the TEPARG and currently serves as vice president. Anatomical research focuses on the set-up of teaching modules by master students in medicine, using various anatomical imaging techniques, dissections and polymer plastination. As president of «Les amis de l’imagerie anatomique» he was involved in the organization of the exposition Anatomies on the occasion of Andrea Vesalius’ 500th birthday, in 2014 held in Lausanne and Basel and interacts easily with the general public such as the brain awareness week. He is group leader at the Centre for Psychiatric Neurosciences (CNP), University Hospital Lausanne (CHUV), where he directs the Proteomic Unit and investigates oxidative stress in neurodegeneration and Alzheimer’s disease by using a variety of protein labeling techniques and differential gel electrophoresis. He is author of more than 200 publications in many peer reviewed Journals. This includes papers on body donation, plastination, teaching human anatomy and redox proteomics. He is editor-in-chief of Laboratory Animals (UK) and member of the executive committee of LA Ltd. As vice president of the Swiss Lab Animal Association (SGV) and member of the ethic commission for animal experimentation (KTVE) he is interested in the application of highest standards in animal welfare and experimentation.


His contact details are:


Professeur d’Anatomie Plateforme de Morphologie Faculté de Biologie et de Médecine  Rue du Bugnon 9 CH-1005 Lausanne Switzerland Tel.  ++41 21 692 51 54 Fax. ++41 21 692 51 05 e-mail :                                                           


Group Leader Proteomic Unit, Centre for Psychiatric Neurosciences (CNP), CERY, University Hospital (CHUV) CH-1009 Lausanne-Prilly Switzerland Tel. ++41 21 314 18 73 mobile ++41 77 476 65 92 e-mail :


Andy pict TEPARG Andy Chirculescu 

Andy R.M. Chirculescu, MD, PhD, FIBA, FAS is Assoc. Prof. of Anatomy & Embryology in CDUMF Bucharest, where he is teaching since 1978; also teaching occasionally in Tulane USA & in Oxford UK; Senior pathologist, Senior consultant in acupuncture & vertebro-neurology, Consultant in internal medicine, Senior Lecturer in Acupuncture, Invited lecturer Anatomy, Anthropology & Genetics – National Academy of Sport Bucharest (1991-1992) & Hyperion University 2000-01; First Scientific Manager of the National Institute of Acupuncture & Homeopathy Bucharest; Founder member of TEPARG; Founder & first Secretary of Romanian Section of Anatomy of the National Society of Normal & Pathologic Morphology (1983) & of Romanian Society of Anatomy (1992); ASGBI Senior Visiting Fellow in University of Oxford; ECFMG Fellow in Tulane University, USA; Fellow of the IBA-UK; Fellow Member of ASGBI & NYAS. Scientific membership of 15 academic societies, Romanian & international; Editor in Chief Rom. J. Morphol. Embryol., 1991-1997 (making it be indexed by ISI Thompson) & Journal referee, Peer reviewer: Rom. J. Morphol. Embryol. (ISI), Acta Endocrinol. (ISI, 2006-), InfoMedica (1994-2002), Rom. J. Acup. (1987-1996); Visiting research or teaching fellow in Universities from Copenhagen, Rome, Montpellier, Paris, Oxford 2000-14, New Orleans.Tutor of Official Exchange Projects of the Standing Committee on Research (IFMSA) for international visiting students; Elected academic evaluator for anatomy of UMFVB Timișoara, Romania 2014; Contribution to initialization of the English teaching division in CDU Bucharest & to 2 new courses for the Medical School curriculum on Behavioural Sciences & on Research Methodology; Member of: SCR, St Hugh’s College, Oxford, UMFCD teams Tempus & Erasmus; Member or team coordinator of 5 national & 3 international scientific research projects; & international Delphi Panel: Core Neuroanatomy Syllabus of TEPARG; got 3 international grants refused by the Romanian authorities at: NHI Bethesda-MD-USA, 1982, London (UK) 1985, Paris Descartes 1990. Secretary or member of Organizing Committees of national & international Congresses & Symposia of Anatomy, Pathology & Acupuncture (1974-2008); Some international Awards, Plaques, Certificates of Appreciation: Anastomosis-AS, Symington-AS, ABI-USA, IBA-UK, ECFMG-USA, SCB-HSC-MS, Tulane University-USA, MSTC-OU; Author of 9 handbooks, 5 chapters, 8 volumes of Anatomy & Embryology, 109 papers & 325 communications; Hobbies: photography, wood carving, glass painting, Chinese language & culture, collection of cactuses, digital image video-captures & processing, country music.

His contact details are:

Professor Andy Chirculescu

14 , Dr . Severeanu St., 050675 Bucharest , Romania

Tel.     + 40 21 410 58 48.   Mobile + 4 0742 089 179



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