School of Veterinary Medicine and Science

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Liz Mossop

Professor of Veterinary Education, Deputy APVC for Education and the Student Experience, FMHS, Faculty of Medicine & Health Sciences


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    Sutton Bonington Campus
    Sutton Bonington
    LE12 5RD
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Liz Mossop graduated with BVM&S from the Royal (Dick) Veterinary College in 2000 to gain her membership of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons. She worked in mixed but predominantly equine practice for 6 years before developing an interest in veterinary education and beginning a Masters degree in Clinical Education, which she was awarded in 2007. She joined the newly formed School of Veterinary Medicine and Science in 2006 as a University Teacher, focusing on developing the professional skills curriculum. Liz is currently Professor of Veterinary Education and Teaching, Learning and Assessment Sub-Dean. She was awarded a Lord Dearing Award for outstanding teaching in 2007.

Liz obtained her PhD in Veterinary Education in 2012 for her thesis "Defining and Teaching Veterinary Professionalism". She holds Membership of the Academy of Medical Educators and is now an elected council member. She was awarded a second Lord Dearing Award for outstanding teaching in 2012, and a National Teaching Fellowship in 2016.

Liz has a particular interest in student engagement and led the school to obtaining an AMEE ASPIRE award for Excellence in Student Engagement - Nottingham is the first (and only) vet school to win this accolade.

Expertise Summary

Liz Mossop is Professor of Veterinary Education, with a remit for leading teaching and assessment at the veterinary school. As Sub-Dean for Teaching, Learning and Assessment she chairs the school teaching committee and develops curriculum strategy as well as providing day to day operational leadership for the delivery of teaching and assessment. She is heavily involved with all aspects of student engagement with operational and strategic aspects of teaching and assessment.

Liz's expertise is the design and delivery of all aspects of the veterinary curriculum, with a particular emphasis on the teaching and assessment of professionalism and professional skills to veterinary students. This includes business skills, decision making and ethical reasoning.

Liz has led the development of the school's communication skills curriculum which uses simulated clients to provide experiential learning for the students. She represents the school on the National Unit for the Advancement of Veterinary Communication Skills (NUVACs) committee, which oversees communication skills training at veterinary schools.

Liz Mossop's research interests lie broadly in veterinary education and validating the novel curriculum at Nottingham. Her particular focus is the development of professionalism. Alongside Kate Cobb, she leads the school's education research group. Current PhD students include Claire Vinten, Erica Gummery and Catherine Oxtoby.

Liz is a keen advocate of sharing learning materials and has contributed to several Open Educational Resource projects, including OOER, OVAL and PublishOER. She is a member of the Wikivet steering group and maintains the school's open source image database.

Liz regularly consults on veterinary education and offers insight into design, delivery and assessment.

Teaching Summary

Liz has expertise and a strong interest in curriculum development, especially novel and innovative ways of delivery. eLearning is often involved in her innovations, and she is a strong supporter of… read more

Research Summary

Liz's research interests are in veterinary education with an emphasis on teaching development and delivery.

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Current themes include

  • Development of a curriculum of assessment literacy for veterinary students
  • The impact of workplace based assessment on student learning and staff delivery
  • Patient Safety in veterinary practice
  • Teaching clinical reasoning skills to veterinary students
  • The impact of the hidden curriculum on the development of professionalism
  • Student engagement: strategies for development
  • VetSetGo: veterinary student employability

Selected Publications

Liz has expertise and a strong interest in curriculum development, especially novel and innovative ways of delivery. eLearning is often involved in her innovations, and she is a strong supporter of veterinary Open Educational Resources such as Wikivet.

She teaches across the five year curriculum with a focus on professional skills. As an equine veterinary surgeon, she also delivers equine focused practical sessions. She also leads the PGCert (Veterinary Education) programme, a unique teaching internship available for intercalating undergraduates and qualified veterinary surgeons.

School of Veterinary Medicine and Science

University of Nottingham
Sutton Bonington Campus
Leicestershire, LE12 5RD

telephone: +44 (0)115 951 6116
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