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Rosemary Smith

Senior Lecturer
School of Medicine

Rosemary is the joint course leader of the PGCert/PGDip/MSc Medical Education course. She teaches a range of subjects on the programme, and has a background in education, coaching, and mentoring.

Rosemary teaches across a range of subjects, but in particular those associated with teaching, education and coaching. With an initial background of working in the outdoor industry, Rosemary has experience in designing learning in a range of environments, including whilst on canoe expeditions in Sweden and Canada, multi-day mountain expeditions and rock climbing in the UK. Since working at the University of Central Lancashire, she has taught on a range of programmes. Rosemary’s research interests are in teaching and learning, and her Doctorate in Education explored the development and transferability of critical thinking.

Rosemary worked as a coach and teacher in a wide range of outdoor activites for 15 years before joining the University of Central Lancashire. This included working for many years at the National Mountain Centre, as a coach, and trainer and assessor for National Governing Body awards. After joining UCLan in 2010, she taught on undergraduate and postgraduate programmes within the Outdoors, before joining the School of Medicine in 2019. Her work at UCLan has included course leadership, co-hosting a public debate on environmental considerations in the outdoors, mentoring staff, and teaching on a range of programmes. Rosemary has conducted research into critical thinking development (Doctorate in Education) and also gender considerations in outdoor professionals (conference presentation)

  • Doctorate in Education, UCLan, 2019
  • MEd Professional Practice in Higher Education, UCLan, 2013
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Education, University of Wales, 1999
  • BA (Hons), Leisure Studies with Geography, De Montfort University, 1998
  • Fellow of The Higher Education Academy, 2012