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Professor Sarah Baillie

Professor Sarah Baillie

Professor Sarah Baillie
BSc(Bristol), BVSc(Bristol), MSc(Glas), PhD(Glas), RCVS Cert

Chair in Veterinary Education

Area of research

Veterinary education and haptic simulators (including the Haptic Cow)

Langford House,
Langford, Bristol BS40 5DU
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+44 (0) 117 331 9065

Summary

Veterinary education and haptic simulators (including the Haptic Cow)

A range of veterinary education projects and publicationsin areas including clinical skills, haptic simulators (including the Haptic Cow, Haptic Horse for equine colic diagnosis, and many more), professional studies (including a Best Evidence Medical Education review), assessment, work-based learning, graduate attributes, interprofessional education, mental wellbeing, Web 2.0 in informal lifelong learning (including the EU funded veterinary professional network NOVICE) and investigating expertise using cognitive task analysis and psychophysics.

 

Research keywords

 

  • haptic
  • simulator
  • simulation
  • veterinary education
  • haptic cow

 

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Biography

Sarah is a National Teaching Fellow (2010) and the Times Higher Education 'Most Innovative Teacher of the Year' in 2009. She received the University of Bristol Vice Chancellor's Award for Educational Excellence and became the University of Bristol's first Principal Fellow of the Higher Education Academy in 2014. Sarah and the Haptic Cow participated in the Christmas Lectures at the Royal Institution in 2014.

She graduated from the University of Bristol in 1986 with a Bachelor of Veterinary Science and an intercalated degree in Anatomical Science. She worked in mixed practice in the Cotswolds where her main interest was dairy herd health and she gained an RCVS Certificate in Cattle Health and Production (1992). After moving to central Scotland in 1994, she changed to doing mostly small animal work. In 2001, Sarah did an MSc in computing science at the University of Glasgow and then a PhD (2003–2006) developing and validating the Haptic Cow: a virtual reality (VR) simulator used in veterinary training and worked at the RVC in LIVE as a Senior Lecturer in Veterinary Education from 2006 - 2011. Sarah has been at Bristol as Professor of Veterinary Education since 2012.

Sarah has received several awards for her work in veterinary education and with haptic simulators:

  • September 2014: Principal Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (PFHEA) - the first at the University of Bristol
  • July 2014: Vice Chancellor's Award for Educational Excellence - University of Bristol Teaching Awards
  • January 2011: First vet to receive a Fellowship of the Academy of Medical Educators
  • September 2010: National Teaching Fellowship (more information)
  • March 2010: Women of Outstanding Achievement in SET in the 'Discovery, Innovation and Entrepreneurship' category. Eight-nine women from industry and academia were nominated for the UK Resource Centre for Women. 
  • October 2009: Times Higher Education's Most Innovative Teacher of the Year. Over 80 university teachers from around the UK were entered for the award in 2009. See news article

Sarah’s research interests include:

*** Watch the haptic cow at the Royal Society in this BBC video (at about 25 seconds) ***

Keywords

  • haptic
  • simulator
  • simulation
  • veterinary education
  • haptic cow

Memberships

Organisations

School of Veterinary Sciences

Research: Comparative and Clinical

Recent publications

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