Dr Fiona Smart PFHEA
Associate Professor: Learning and Teaching
t: (0131) 455 6112
Dr Fiona Smart is the Head of the Department of Learning and
Teaching, a role which requires strategic vision and places partnership with
academic and professional staff at the centre of her practice. She currently
leads the Digitial Support Partnership project.
Fiona is a Visiting Scholar at the University of Malta and an
Advance HE Accreditor and International Consultant, a role she values because
it depends on collaboration with colleagues who are also committed to the enhancement
of academic practice in students’ interests.
Fiona was the Convenor of the Scottish Higher Education
Developers group, a community of practice which brings together the 19
Universities in Scotland to explore and develop the role of the educational
developer until Sept 2020. She remains active in the SHED Community, including
its Reading Group. When she was SHED’s Convenor, Fiona has forged links with
the Educational Developers Caucus in Canada, enabling collaborative learning
and debate. More recently she has guided the development of CAPED (China-Based Association for Partnership in Educational Development).
Fiona is also a member of the UK’s HEDG (Heads of Educational Developers Group).
Fiona is the Deputy Lead of the Scottish Principal Fellows
Network and is currently co-leading a QAA (Scotland) Collaborative Cluster
Fund project focused on Principal Fellows as resilient academic leaders.
Fiona has a particular interest in curriculum design,
assessment and feedback, the potential of dialogic approaches in professional
recognition and arts-based pedagogy. She remains a nurse registrant – adult and
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