Debbie Nash

Dr Debbie Nash

Senior Lecturer
Equine and Animal Science
IBERS
email:dmn@aber.ac.uk
extn: 2575

Open Door Session

Open Door Session

I coordinate modules from Foundation degree to MSc for Equine and Animal Science schemes. I have also taken on the role of Scheme coordinator this year for all our undergraduate equine schemes (FdSc Equine Studies, BSc Equine Studies, BSc Equine Science and BSc Equine and Veterinary Bioscience). I am currently a personal tutor for 24 undergraduate students across all three years of the Animal or Equine Science schemes. Specifically for my tutees, I have instigated small group or one to one tutorials to help first year students develop writing, structuring and referencing skills required at a university level.

Areas of Teaching

Areas of Teaching

Animal Nutrition

Equine exercise physiology

Animal Reproduction

Biography

Biography

Before starting my undergraduate degree I spent a year in industry gaining experience as an analytical chemist in a quality assurance laboratory for a major livestock feed company, measuring nutrient contents of its products . My undergraduate degree was in Equine Science and I went on to teach equine programmes at HND and degree level at FE colleges after I graduated. However, when an opportunity for a PhD at the Royal Veterinary College came up in 2003, I jumped at the chance. My time at the RVC enabled me to work hands on alongside vets managing equine breeding work, and running large animal research trials, as well learning invaluable laboratory techniques such as tissue culture etc. I took every opportunity to teach while I was there. I taught classes including animal handling to first years and reproductive physiology and clinical examination skills to final year vet students.  

I took up my current post at AU in January 2007. It is unusual to go to an academic post without a post doc but I was suited to the role due to my mix of both practical and academic experience. Students in IBERS study for degrees with practical application and they expect lecturers not only to discuss scientific theory, but to have experience of this in practice. I completed my PGCTHE in 2009. I performed the Senior Tutor role for my department in 2012-2014. I also gained my SFHEA via the direct application route to the HEA in 2014 and was promoted to Senior Lecturer later the same year.

Awards

Teachiing Awards and Qualifications

Senior Fellow of HEA (2014)

Open Door Availability

Open Door Availability

Applied Nutrition: semester 1, Wednesdays 9.10-10am Physics A, every week

Equine exercise physiology: semester 1, Tuesdays 12.10-1pm, Wednesdays 12.10-1pm, Edward Llwyd 3.34, weeks 9-15.

Similar modules available to observe in semester 2, once timetable is confirmed

Maximum available visitor number: 2-3

Available for consultation: please e-mail me