Dr Claire Phillips
Claire Phillips qualified as a veterinary surgeon with a BVM&S degree from the University of Edinburgh and became a member of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons in 1984. She spent 7 years in mixed and small animal general veterinary practice in Hertfordshire, Yorkshire and the West of Scotland before returning to Edinburgh where she gained her PhD in 1995. After a period back in veterinary practice she began lecturing in Veterinary Nursing in Dumfries and Galloway before being appointed Lecturer in Veterinary Microbiology at Edinburgh in 1999. after a period in emergency medcine practice she was appointed Veterinary Clinical Lecturer in Small Animal Practice in 2006 and promoted to Senior Lecturer in 2009. She is a member of the Veterinary Medical Education Division at the Vet School, is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and was Director of Veterinary Admissions 2009-2014.
She has been Deputy Director of Veterinary Teaching since 2010, Director of Quality at the Vet School since 2014 and is a member of the University Court. Her interests are in the areas of anatomy, clinical skills, communication skills and curriculum development. Her research interests are in admissions and assessment.