Edinburgh Research Explorer

Ms. Sharon Boyd

Lecturer in Distance Student Learning

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Education/Academic qualification

Master of Science, University of Edinburgh
Green Electracy: using a digital media method to facilitate loss reflection and foster sustainable education practice
Master of Environmental Science, University College Dublin
Impact of the built environment on bat populations in Dublin
Bachelor of Arts, Trinity College Dublin
Aspects of the biology and ecology of the Irish mountain hare (Lepus timidus hibernicus)

Professional Qualifications

PG Certificate in University Teaching, PGCE
Certified Member of the Association for Learning Technology, CMALT
Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, SFHEA

Area of Expertise

Research expertiseDigital education, Sustainable education/Education for Sustainable Development, Distance education

Biography

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 Moray House School of Education.

Teaching

UG

Year 1

Professional and Clinical Skills 1

Year GEP

Professional and Clinical Skills GEP

Year 2

Student Research Component Foundation

All Years

Professional Development

PG (MSc Taught courses)

RCVS Certificate in Advanced Veterinary Practice

Professional and Clinical Skills

Evidence-Based Research Methods

All Programmes

Academic Study Skills for Taught Postgraduate Students

 

Administrative Roles

UG teaching staff

PGT teaching staff

Research outputs

  1. Academic Study Skills for Postgraduate Taught Students

    Research output: Contribution to conferenceAbstract

  2. Sketch: Connecting people and places using worms and waste

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (peer-reviewed)

  3. Building the University Community by Appreciating the More‐Than‐Human Campus

    Research output: Contribution to conferenceAbstract

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Research activities & awards

  1. Embedding Sustainability within Veterinary Medical Education

    Activity: Academic talk or presentation typesOral presentation

  2. Introduction to the Sustainable Development Goals

    Activity: Academic talk or presentation typesInvited talk

  3. Student Research Component Foundation Project

    Activity: Academic talk or presentation typesOral presentation

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