Dr Claire Vinten BVM BVS PhD FHEA MRCVS
Lecturer in Veterinary Education
Claire graduated from the University of Nottingham with a degree in veterinary medicine in 2012. After a short period in small animal practice, she returned to Nottingham to complete a PhD in veterinary education. Her research focused on the development of clinical reasoning in veterinary students, and involved the creation of a novel high fidelity simulation program to improve students' clinical decision-making ability. She was extensively involved with teaching at Nottingham - particularly of final year students, and continued her veterinary work part-time at both a local practice, and with students in university clinics.
After completing her PhD, Claire took on a role at the new veterinary school at the University of Surrey, where she was responsible for creating, co-ordinating and teaching the professionalism content of the new curriculum, including communication, professionalism, business, ethics, bereavement and clinical reasoning. She was also involved in development of the OSCE program at the school, and led the veterinary education research group. In January 2017, she joined the Royal Veterinary College as a Lecturer in Veterinary Education in the LIVE Centre.