Simon Riley


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Personal Chair of Experiential Student Learning 2020-present

Institute for Academic Development - part-time secondment 2015-17

Senior Lecturer - University of Edinburgh 2001-2020

Lecturer - University of Edinburgh 1994-2001

Post-doctoral Fellowship - Prince Henry's Institute, Melbourne, Australia 1992-94

Post-doctoral Fellowship - Lawson Research Institute, Ontario, Canada 1988-92


I have two main, although quite different, research interests

1. In the pedagogy of Higher Education, exploring and developing student's autonomy to co-create their own curriculum through experiential learning, and establishing reflective learning skills and using portfolios for learning.  I am the academic lead for the institution-wide initiative Student-Led, Individually-Created Courses (SLICCs) , where students are given autonomy to co-create their own experiential learning credit-bearing course. In the undergraduate medicine programme, I am academic lead for Student Selected Components (SSCs), where students choose specialties and projects, where they gain research skills, and insight into career options. 

2. The role and the control of signalling pathways in the placenta and fetal membranes, at the interface with the mother's uterus and cervix, for the maintenance of pregnancy and then to control the initiation and maintenance of labour.

Education/Academic qualification

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), Regulation of prostaglandins in the guinea pig uterus, University of Edinburgh

Award Date: 1 Jan 1988

Bachelor of Science, Honours in pharmacology, University of Edinburgh

Award Date: 1 Jan 1984


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