Faculty of Health and Wellbeing
Brook Building, BB235
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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.
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).
Morehead, Erin. 2014. The Development of a Functional Movement Screening Tool for Football
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
Erin has previously taught and led on a number of undergraduate/postgraduate modules in the School of Medicine and the School of 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.