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I joined the R(D)SVS in November 2007 as e-programme coordinator of the R(D)SVS online postgraduate and continuing professional development (CPD) courses.

In 2013, I took on the role of Director of the Certificate in Advanced Veterinary Practice, and course leader for the Academic Study Skills course for postgraduate taught students. In addition, I am Deputy Director for the MVetSci in Advanced Clinical Practice, and course leader for Professional & Clinical Skills postgraduate course. I am co-lead on the postgraduate online peer tutor project and have a focus for enhancing online distance learning student support.

I completed my honours undergraduate degree in zoology at Trinity College Dublin, and have a Masters in Applied Environmental Science from University College Dublin. I completed my PgCert in University Teaching and MSc in eLearning at Edinburgh. I am a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and a Certified Member of the Association for Learning Technology. 

My research areas of interest are sustainable and digital education. These fields are the focus of my PhD studies at the Moray House School of Education and Sport.


Postgraduate Taught Studies (PGT; MSc/MVetSci taught programmes and courses)

RCVS Certificate in Advanced Veterinary Practice (Director)

MVetSci/Dip/Cert in Advanced Clinical Practice (Deputy Director)

Professional and Clinical Skills for Advanced Clinical Practice (course lead)


All Programmes

Academic Study Skills for Taught Postgraduate Students

Postgraduate Peer Academic Tutor Training


Research students

Mallory Widdis, School of Social and Political Science (completed 2022)

Administrative Roles

Postgraduate Taught (PGT) teaching staff

R(D)SVS Deputy Director of Postgraduate Taught Studies

Postgraduate Taught Senior Tutor

Director - RCVS CertAVP Edinburgh

Deputy Director - MVetSci/Dip/Cert in Advanced Clinical Practice

School Board of Studies co-convenor

Special Circumstances Convenor for Postgraduate Taught 

PGT representative on School Postgraduate Support & Advisory Committee 

Education/Academic qualification

Master of Science, Green Electracy: using a digital media method to facilitate loss reflection and foster sustainable education practice, University of Edinburgh

Award Date: 1 Jan 2013

Master of Environmental Science, Impact of the built environment on bat populations in Dublin, University College Dublin

Award Date: 1 Jan 1997

Bachelor of Arts, Aspects of the biology and ecology of the Irish mountain hare (Lepus timidus hibernicus), Trinity College Dublin

Award Date: 1 Jan 1996


  • QL Zoology
  • LB2300 Higher Education
  • Digital Education
  • Sustainable Education
  • LC5201 Education extension. Adult education. Continuing education
  • Distance Education
  • Continuing Professional Development
  • Sustainable Education
  • GE Environmental Sciences


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