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Miss Julie Dickson, BVM&S, MRCVS, FHEA

Teaching Fellow (Veterinary Anatomy and Physiology

Education / Academic qualification

2014Doctor in Philosophy, University of Edinburgh
Is spatial ability teachable: New dimensions in veterinary anatomy education.
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, The Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies

Professional Qualifications

Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, FHEA
North American Veterinary Licensing Exam, NAVLE
Member of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons

Area of Expertise

Research expertiseCognitive psychology , Veterinary education, Teaching and learning, 3D models and education

Teaching

Year 1

The Animal Body 1

 

Year 2

The Animal Body 3

The Animal Body 4

 

Study skills

Mind map workshops for staff and students

Mentor staff on Edinburgh Teaching Award

Mentor students for AFHEA

 

 

Current Research Interests

Cognitive psychology and veterinary education

Spatial ability and anatomy education

3D printing and 3D models

Technology and education

Mind maps and veterinary education

Multimedia principle

Cognitive load theory

Biography

I qualified as a veterinaery surgeon from the University of Edinburgh, Royal Dick School of Veterinary Studies in 2011. Since graduating I worked in a mixed practice for a year and during this time successfully sat the North American Veterinary Licensing Examination (NAVLE), I then subsequently went on to work in small animal practice. I thoroughly enjoyed teaching students while in practice and so returned to the RDSVS in 2013 as a Teaching Fellow in Anatomy and Physiology to pursue a career in academia.

Currently I am a Teaching Fellow in Anatomy and Physiology and I am completing a PhD in Anatomical Sciences Education. My research interests primarily involve cognitive psychology and veterinary education.

Administrative Roles

Pre-Clinical Teaching (First year)

Study Skills (mind map workshops)

Edinburgh Teaching Award Mentor

AFHEA mentor to students

Collaborative Activity

University of Edinburgh, School of Psychology

University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh College of Art

University of Bristol, Vet School

Research activities & awards

  1. VetEd: VetEd Symposium 2017

    Activity: Participation in conference, seminar or training courseParticipation in conference

  2. YGVA: Young Generation of Veterinary Anatomists Meeting 2017

    Activity: Participation in conference, seminar or training courseParticipation in conference

  3. R(D)SVS Undergraduate Open Day Tour

    Activity: Public engagement and outreachSchools engagement

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