• KY16 9TF

    United Kingdom

Accepting Postgraduate Research Students

PhD projects

Interprofessional education,
Interprofessional collaboration in healthcare,
Healthcare education/Medical education,
Healthcare practice,
Global health,
Digital Health

Personal profile


Veronica is a Senior Lecturer and Director of Postgraduate Teaching in the School of Medicine, University of St Andrews. She is currently the Programme Director for the PgCert/PgDip/MSc Health Professions Education course, an Associate Editor for the Journal of Interprofessional Care and is a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.  

As an educationalist, Veronica has been involved in health professions education since 2007 where she took up her first academic teaching post in the School of Medicine, initially teaching clinical skills and then as a Clinical Lecturer and Lead for Interprofessional Education. In 2014, she went on to work in the University of Dundee as a Lecturer in the School of Nursing and Health Sciences and returned to St Andrews in 2017 to take on the role as Deputy Director of Teaching and lead for quality assurance and enhancement in the School of Medicine . 

As a Registered Nurse, Veronica has worked in medical, surgical and renal wards, and in telehealth. She continues to maintain her professional registration with the Nursing and Midwifery Council, and continues clinical teaching.

Research overview

Veronica’s research interests include: interprofessional education and collaborative practice in healthcare; telehealth and digital health.  She has experience in using qualitative and mixed method approaches.  She has led the design and implementation of a number of projects within the academic and practice learning environment to provide health professional students with opportunities for interprofessional learning.  In 2017, she completed her PhD in the School of Psychology and Neuroscience at St Andrews, under the supervision of Dr Martin Campbell.  Her PhD investigated health and social care professionals’ attitudes and perceptions of interprofessional practice and learning.  She is currently an Associate Editor for the Journal of Interprofessional Care and co led the Centre for Advancement of Interprofessional Education Research Group 2018 - 2021.  Veronica supervises BSc, MSc and PhD/MD/Prof Doc research projects related to interprofessional collaborative practice, interprofessional education, healthcare education, telehealth, digital health.

Academic/Professional Qualification

Veronica holds a PhD (Psychology, University of St Andrews), MSc (Education, Queen Margaret University), BA (Hons) (Nursing, Bucks New University, formally Buckinghamshire Chilterns University) and is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.

Teaching activity

Clinical and communication skills teaching 

BSc, MSc, PhD supervisor 

MSc, PhD/MD external examiner

Personal Tutor


Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 4 - Quality Education

Education/Academic qualification

Doctor of Philosophy, School of Psychology and Neuroscience

Award Date: 14 Feb 2017

Master in Science, Professional and Higher Education, Queen Margaret University

Award Date: 31 Jul 2012

Bachelor of Arts, Ba (Hons) Nursing (with RNA qualification), Buckinghamshire New University

Award Date: 31 Jul 1998

External positions

Associate Editor of the Journal of Interprofessional Care, Journal of Interprofessional Care

18 Aug 2020 → …

Steering Committee Member, Interprofessional.Global

2019 → …

Honorary Lecturer, University of Dundee

30 Oct 201730 Oct 2020


30 Aug 201730 Aug 2020

Board Member, Centre for Advancement of Interprofessional Education (CAIPE)



  • L Education (General)
  • Interprofessional Education
  • Healthcare Education
  • Medical Education
  • RT Nursing
  • Interprofessional Collaborative Practice
  • Teamwork
  • Digital Health
  • Telemedicine


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