Professor Peih-ying Lu, PhD is Professor of Medical Humanities at College of Medicine, Dean of the College of Humanities and Social Sciences, and Director of Centre for Medical Education and Humanizing Health Professional Education at Kaohsiung Medical University, Taiwan. She was an honorary research fellow of Glasgow University from 2006 to 2015 and a visiting Fulbright scholar at Harvard Medical School in 2013. She has been a member of the Taiwan Medical Accreditation Council (TMAC) since 2018 and has also served as an assessor for TMAC since 2015. Professor Lu holds an M.A. in English and American Literature (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill) and a PhD in English (School of Critical Studies, University of Glasgow), specialising in intercultural education and cultural studies.
Professor Lu worked in the fields of medical humanities, intercultural language education and curriculum design for the past two decades and she has published in the field of medical humanities and medical education, focusing specifically on cultural competence, the role of the humanities in healthcare, intercultural language education for medical students, medical professionalism, and course design. She is dedicated to the pursuit of excellence in education, and has won several teaching awards and a major research award in medical education. In her role as the Director of Centre for Medical Education and Humanizing Health Professional Education, she has relentlessly promoted for the integration of human skills development into the curriculum. In her role with TMAC, she has investigated the medical humanities curriculum at different stages of medical education programs, general education, medical professionalism, course design, assessment, as well as faculty development. She also helps review and revise standards and takes part in the recognition decision making process.