School of Veterinary Medicine and Science


Kate Cobb

Lecturer in Veterinary Science - Learning and Assessment, Faculty of Medicine & Health Sciences


  • workRoom B06c Veterinary Academic Building
    Sutton Bonington Campus
    Sutton Bonington
    LE12 5RD
  • work0115 951 6477
  • fax0115 951 6440


Kate Cobb qualified from the Royal Veterinary College in 1996 with a Bachelor's degree in Veterinary medicine and is a member of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons. She later completed a PGCE in secondary science education. She has worked in first opinion small animal veterinary practice and secondary education teaching science to 11-19 year olds. Kate joined SVMS at the University of Nottingham in 2006, her responsibilities have included design and delivery of a preliminary year course as an alternative route to the veterinary degree and also contributing to the design and implementation of the five-year curriculum. In 2010 she attained a Masters in Medical Education and in 2015 gained her PhD, the focus for this research being constructive alignment and the transition to practice. Kate is currently employed as an Associate Professor in Veterinary Education and is the Sub-Dean for Teaching, Learning and Assessment (TLA) in the School of Veterinary Medicine and Science.

Expertise Summary

Kate Cobb is an Associate Professor and Sub Dean for Teaching Learning and Assessment, her role involves curriculum review and evaluation of the assessment strategy. She is a Senior Fellow of the HEA.

Areas of interest and expertise:

  • The impact of assessment on student learning
  • Transition from veterinary students to clinical practice.
  • Development of professional skills and employability within veterinary graduates

Teaching Summary

All aspects of veterinary education, in particular, foundation year and pre-clinical science, professional skills and first opinion small animal practice

Research Summary

Educational impact of assessment in veterinary students

Veterinary employability and the transition to practice

Recent Publications

School of Veterinary Medicine and Science

University of Nottingham
Sutton Bonington Campus
Leicestershire, LE12 5RD

telephone: +44 (0)115 951 6116
fax: +44 (0)115 951 6415