University of Edinburgh profile
BVM&S, BSc, MSc, PhD, FHEA, MRCVS. Dr Kirsty Hughes is a research assistant in Veterinary Medical Education at the Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies, University of Edinburgh, Scotland. read more...
She qualified as a veterinary surgeon from the University of Edinburgh’s Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies in 2007 with an Intercalated BSc (Hons) in Microbiology and Infection (2004-2005). Kirsty then worked in private practice prior to returning to the University of Edinburgh in 2008 to pursue a Master of Science by Research in Veterinary Education. Her Masters research was focused on veterinary students’ expectations and experience of academic feedback. She then revisited her interest in infectious disease from 2009-2013 during her PhD at the Scottish Rural College (SRUC) and the University of York, where she investigated the transmission of Escherichia coli O157:H7 in cattle. Following completion of her PhD in January 2014, Kirsty began her current role as a Research Assistant in Veterinary Medical Education at the University of Edinburgh. She is involved in a number of areas of educational research, including the student experience, assessment and feedback, e-learning and student wellbeing. Kirsty is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA).