Erin Morehead

Dr. Erin Morehead

Principal Lecturer in Academic Development (Life Sciences & Simulated Learning)

School of Sport and Health Sciences

Brook Building, BB235

+44 (0) 1772 89 4562

ekmorehead@uclan.ac.uk

Subject Areas: Allied Health, Sports Medicine, Physiotherapy, Sports Therapy, Education

Dr Erin Morehead is a Principal Lecturer in Academic Development and the Clinical Skills Lab Manager for the Faculty of Health & Wellbeing. Erin was born in Texas, and later moved to the United Kingdom to attend University in 1999. In her current post, Erin is the Academic Development Lead for Life Sciences and Simulated Learning across the Faculty which focuses on enhancing the student experience, improving student outcomes, innovative learning and teaching strategies and fostering an inclusive student community. Erin is a member of UCLan’s Academic Board and the University Review Panel (UPR). Erin is a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy/AdvanceHE.

Social Media

Twitter: @soccerresearch

Full Profile

After qualifying as a Physiotherapist from the University of Manchester in 2002, Erin began working with Blackpool Football Club and the NHS in Lancashire. She held these positions for three years before moving up to Glasgow to pursue an MSc in Sports and Exercise Medicine.

While in Glasgow, Erin began working for the Scottish Football Association, and she spent the next 18 months looking after the Scottish women’s national teams. During this time she was also recruited to work with the Scottish Institute of Sports’, High Performance Judo & Badminton squads.

After completing her MSc in Sports Medicine (2006), Erin returned to the North West of England to take up a position as a Senior Lecturer in Sports Therapy here at UCLan. Following on from this, Erin went on to lead a number of course at UCLan including the Foundation Degree in Health & Social Care for the Royal Army Physical Training Corp, the BSc (Hons) Strength & Conditioning (Military Cohorts) and the MSc in Sports Medicine.

In 2014, Erin completed her Professional Doctorate in Research for Professional Practice at UCLan and became a Senior Fellow of the HEA in 2017.

Erin is currently a Principal Lecturer in Academic Development and the Clinical Skills Lab Manager for the Faculty of Health & Wellbeing. Erin has introduced augmented and virtual reality into the teaching & learning environment and is a part of the University’s Interprofessional Education group. Erin is also a member of the University’s Academic Board and University Review Panel (URP).

Qualifications

  • BSc(Hons) Physiotherapy, University of Manchester, 2002
  • MSc Sports & Exercise Medicine, University of Strathclyde, 2006
  • Diploma in Orthopaedic Medicine, Society of Orthopaedic Medicine, 2007
  • PGCE in Higher Education 2008 University of Central Lancashire
  • Professional Doctorate: Research for Professional Practice, University of Central Lancashire, 2014

Publications

Morehead, Erin. 2014. The Development of a Functional Movement Screening Tool for Football

Conferences

All Together for Better Health New Zealand (2018) Evaluation of Students’ Views & Experiences of Interprofessional Simulated Learning Opportunities at The University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) 

Transforming Assessment in Higher Education, Manchester (2018) & UCLan Teaching & Learning Conference (2018) Feedback to the Future

UCLan Teaching & Learning Conference (2017), Faculty of Health & Wellbeing Teaching & Learning Conference (2017) Feedfoward Action Plan for Improving Student Outcomes

Research Activities

  • Evaluation of Students’ Views & Experiences of Interprofessional Simulated Learning Opportunities at The University of Central Lancashire (UCLan)
  • Creating Interprofessional Escape Rooms to Improve Teamwork and Communication
  • Evaluation of Students’ Views & Experiences of Anatomy & Physiology Resources & Teaching Methods
  • Feedback to the Future      
  • A Cross Sectional Analysis of Submitted Therapeutic Use Exemption (TUE) Forms in UK Sport 2014-2016
  • Concussion knowledge, attitudes and practices of Gaelic footballers
  • Development of a Functional Movement Screening Tool for Football

Teaching Activities

Erin has previously taught and led on a number of undergraduate/postgraduate modules in the School of Medicine and the School of Sport and Health Sciences.

Erin is currently the Academic Development Lead for Life Sciences and Simulated Learning across the Faculty of Health & Wellbeing which focuses on enhancing the student experience, improving student outcomes, innovative learning and teaching strategies and fostering an inclusive student community.

Erin is a part of the cross-University working group that re-designed the Academic Advisor guidance document and delivers staff training for Academic Advising.

External Roles

  • External Examiner University of Bradford-BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy
  • Reviewer for the National Teaching Fellowship Scheme (NTFS) awards in 2018 & 2019

Memberships

  • 2002 Member of Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (CSP)
  • 2002 Member of Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC)
  • 2008 HEA Fellow (D2)
  • 2017 HEA Senior Fellow (D3)
  • 2017 Aurora Leadership Programme