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Dr Carrie Roder

Senior Lecturer, Medical & Healthcare Education
Faculty of Health, Medicine and Social Care
School of Medicine
Research Supervision:

Carrie joined ARU in 2016 as the course leader for our postgraduate medical education programmes. She has a strong background in education, having taught children and adults of all ages in both formal and informal settings.

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Since 2009, Carrie has specialised in health professions education and has been involved in the design and development of a range of accredited programmes at postgraduate level.

In 2014, Carrie was awarded her PhD in the hidden curriculum of veterinary education, where she examined the role of the clinical learning environment on students developing professionalism. She has also worked on a range of multi-disciplinary projects across education and research translation.

Carrie has extensive experience of curriculum design and development in health professions education, providing students with the opportunity to develop their skills in teaching and learning and progress their careers along this pathway. She has worked with both employers and professional bodies to ensure the course content meets the requirements for the industry in which her participants operate. As a teacher, Carrie values active learning and formative feedback developing her students as lifelong learners who are able to continue their professional development beyond the classroom.

As well as a strong background in facilitating learning in a wide range of topics relevant to health professions education, Carrie has also taught research methods up to doctorate level and specialises in teaching qualitative research techniques to those from biological sciences backgrounds. As reflected in her research, she also has a keen interest in the teaching, learning and assessment of professionalism and other non-technical skills.

Research interests
  • The hidden curriculum and its effects on learning and well-being in the health professions
  • Working and learning environments and cultures within the healthcare professions
  • Teaching and assessing of non-technical skills
  • Barriers to research translation between scientists and the public
Areas of research supervision
  • Teaching and learning within the healthcare professions, particularly in the areas identified above.
  • Working and learning environments and cultures within the healthcare professions.
  • Research translation
  • Current PhD students: Breaking barriers: translating scientific evidence into high welfare horse care

Carrie leads the PG Cert and MSc in Medical and Healthcare Education and the modules Core Concepts in Teaching and Learning and Curricular and Structural Concepts for Lifelong Learning.

  • PhD (Healthcare Education), University of London
  • MEd Science Teachers as Researchers and Practitioners, University of Cambridge
  • PGCE Secondary Science with Physics, University of Cambridge
  • BEng Automotive Engineering, Oxford Brookes University
  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy
Research grants, consultancy, knowledge exchange
  • Horserace Betting Levy Board (HBLB): Equine Veterinary Research Project 'Putting equine airway inflammatory disease back on track'
  • Royal Veterinary College studentship: Breaking barriers: translating scientific evidence into high-welfare horse care
Selected recent publications

Roder, C. and May, S. A. 2017. The hidden curriculum of veterinary education: mediators and moderators of its effects, Journal of Veterinary Medical Education. 44(3): 542-551.

Roder, C., Whittlestone, K. and May , S. A. 2012. Views of professionalism: a veterinary institutional perspective, Veterinary Record. 171(23): 585

Recent presentations and conferences

Pre-conference workshop: The hidden curriculum in health professions education. Association of Medical Educators Europe (AMEE) conference, 26-30 August 2017, Helsinki.

Conference workshop: Doctoral studies in veterinary Education. Veterinary Education Symposium UK and Ireland, 7-9 July 2016, Glasgow

Conference Workshop: Teaching and assessing reflective writing in the medical sciences, Association of Medical Educators Europe (AMEE) conference, 1-3 September 2014, Milan.

Doctoral report: The hidden curriculum of professionalism in veterinary education. Association of Medical Educators Europe (AMEE) conference, 1-3 September 2014, Milan.