Kirsty Hughes


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I am a vet and researcher in Veterinary Medical Education. I have a background in both education and scientific research and bring this interdisciplinarity to my approach. My research interests are varied and include assessment and feedback, academic development and staff and student wellbeing.





Current Research Interests

Veterinary education, the student experience, assessment and feedback, student and staff wellbeing, e-learning, educational research methods, staff development

Research Groups

I am based within the Veterinary Medical Education Division (VMED) research group. We have a wide remit looking at many aspects of veterinary education including assessment and feedback, learning and teaching and student support and wellbeing.

Collaborative Activity

Secondment to the The Institute for Academic Development, The University of Edinburgh between January 2014 and December 2015. Key contact: Dr Neil Lent

Administrative Roles

Co-convenor of R(D)SVS Human Ethical Review Committee (HERC)

Member of Easter Bush Mental Health and Wellbeing Committee

Member of Easter Bush Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Committee and co-convenor of Race Equality sub-committee

Member of Easter Bush Postdoctoral Committee

Educational research support to students and staff




Researching Your Teaching

Staff Mentor for UCVME, and students applying for AFHEA
HERC co-convenor responsible for Student Research Component (SRC)
Staff tutor on online Peer Tutor Programme for MSc students 
Staff mentor for PGT tutors applying for AFHEA

Education/Academic qualification

Environmental Science, Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), Understanding patterns of Escherichia coli O157:H7 shedding and colonisation in cattle and their role in transmission, University of York

Award Date: 16 Jul 2014

Veterinary Medical Education, Master of Research, Exploring Student Perceptions of Academic Feedback in Veterinary Medicine, The University of Edinburgh

Award Date: 2 Sept 2010

Veterinary medicine, Bachelor of Veterinary Medicine & Surgery, The University of Edinburgh

Award Date: 22 Jun 2007

Bachelor of Science (First Class Honours), The role of a novel poxvirus protein in protecting against apoptosis, The University of Edinburgh

Award Date: 22 Jun 2007

College Research Themes

  • College of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine


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