Prof Susan Rhind (FRCPath)

Chair of Veterinary Education


Susan Rhind is Chair of Veterinary Medical Education and Director of Veterinary Teaching at the Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies. She graduated from Glasgow University Veterinary School and following 3 years in general veterinary practice, studied for a PhD in immunology at the University of Edinburgh. She subsequently specialised as a pathologist becoming a Member then Fellow of the Royal College of Pathologists. Since then she has developed a major interest in all aspects of veterinary education; current areas of research include assessment and feedback, e-learning, the use of models to support veterinary education and student well-being/ support. She has published widely in pathology and in veterinary education and regularly speaks at national and international conferences.  She is a Principal Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. 


Bachelor of Veterinary Medicine & Surgery, The University of Glasgow Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), University of Edinburgh Characterisation of CD1 Genes and Proteins

Principal Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, PFHEA Fellow of the Royal College of Pathologists, FRCPath

Area of Expertise

Research expertiseVeterinary Education, Assessment and Feedback, Veterinary Pathology

Responsibilities & affiliations

Director of Veterinary Medical Education Division, member of School Senior Management Group. Assistant Principal (Assessment and feedback)

Postgraduate teaching

Year 1

The Animal Body 1, The Animal Body 2

Year GEP

The Animal Body

Year 3

Veterinary Pathology: general pathology, urinary tract, respiratory, haemolymphatic and dermatopathology

Year 5

Student Research Component

Research summary

Veterinary medical education; specifically assessment and feedback, student support and wellbeing, e-learning and curriculum development.

Current research interests

Assessment and feedback E-learning and the 'flipped classroom' Curriculum design and the student experience

Knowledge exchange

VetSet2Go Internatioanl employability project: UK lead []

RCVS/ BSAVA Professional Dveelopment Phase Porject with Nottigham Vet School

National Veterinary Employer Survey project with Vet Schools Council Education Committee []

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