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Heather Wharrad

Professor of e-Learning and Health Informatics, Faculty of Medicine & Health Sciences

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Biography

Professor Heather Wharrad is Chair in e-Learning and Health Informatics at University of Nottingham. She is academic lead for the HELM - Health E-learning and Media group and the research group in Education and Technology for Health in the School of Nursing, Midwifery and Physiotherapy and has been principal investigator on many externally funded national and international projects on elearning pedagogy, evaluation and research in health.

She wrote the successful bid for the University of Nottingham partner of the HEFCE £3.3 million funded Centre for Excellence in Teaching & Learning (CETL) for Reusable Learning Objects. She is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and PhD supervisor. She has published widely in the fields of nursing research, health informatics and elearning and is a regular presenter and workshop facilitator at national and international elearning conferences. She is co-editor of the Higher Education Academy journal Health and Social Care Education (HSCE).

Teaching Summary

Health Elearning and Media group (HELM) Education and Technology for Health Research Centre Academic Lead for E-learning Interested in elearning pedagogy and design Lecture in… read more

Research Summary

Pedagogical designs in the development of elearning solutions Communities of practice in elearning Cross sector development of reusable learning objects for life long learning in… read more

Recent Publications

  • Health Elearning and Media group (HELM)
  • Education and Technology for Health Research Centre
  • Academic Lead for E-learning
  • Interested in elearning pedagogy and design
  • Lecture in Biological sciences, research methods and information technology in undergraduate and post registration and post graduate courses
  • PhD supervisor and examiner

Current Research

  • Pedagogical designs in the development of elearning solutions
  • Communities of practice in elearning
  • Cross sector development of reusable learning objects for life long learning in healthcare
  • Participative research methods in elearning design and development
  • Multimedia interventions in healthcare research

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