I qualified as a veterinary surgeon from the Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies in 2007 with an Intercalated BSc (Hons) in Microbiology and Infection (2004-2005). I then worked in private practice prior to returning to the R(D)SVS in 2008 to pursue a Master of Science by Research in Veterinary Education. My Masters research was focussed on veterinary students’ expectations and experience of academic feedback.
Following my PhD at the Scottish Rural College (SRUC) and the University of York where I investigated the transmission of Escherichia coli O157:H7 in cattle I returned to work at the R(D)SVS in my current role as a Research Assistant in Veterinary Medical Education.
During my secondment to IAD 2014-2015 I further developed my interest in researching and effecting change in learning and teaching and the student experience. My work involves a number of areas of educational research including the student experience, assessment and feedback, e-learning and student and staff wellbeing.