Bethan Mitchell

Personal statement

Bethan has worked at Bath Spa University for two years. She is currently Award Leader for Education Studies, module leader for Health Education and Wellbeing, and she leads on student recruitment for undergraduate programmes. She has led the dissertation module and research methods in previous years, and has taught on other core modules in education. She has accompanied students on overseas visits to Barcelona and Zambia.

Before joining the team at Bath Spa, Bethan completed her PhD at the University of Stirling. At Stirling she taught on the Initial Teacher Education programme and worked as an intern with postgraduate researchers. During her PhD studies, Bethan visited the Centre for Research Innovation in London, Ontario as a researcher. She is a member of ProPEL (Professional Practice, Education and Learning) and CREIC (Centre for Research into Equality, Inclusion and Community) at BSU.

Prior to her academic career, Bethan worked at NHS Health Scotland in health education and policy. She started teaching in further education in 2000 and has extensive experience teaching in the private and public sectors. Her PhD topic examined healthcare improvement projects in medical education using actor-network theory and ethnographic approaches.

Academic qualifications

  • BSc (Hons), Biological Sciences with Geography, Environment and Society - Middlesex University
  • Executive Diploma, Management - Chartered Management Institute
  • PGCert, Post Compulsory Education (Further Education) - Wolverhampton University
  • MA, Management Learning and Leadership - Lancaster University
  • MRes, Educational Research - University of Stirling
  • PhD, Medical Education - University of Stirling
  • PGCHE, Post Graduate Certificate in Higher Education - Bath Spa University

Professional memberships

  • Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA)

Research supervision

Bethan is interested in hearing from students wishing to pursue research in the following topics: 

  • Actor-network theory
  • Practice learning
  • Medical education
  • Improvement science
  • Health

Contact Bethan about

  • Academic enquiries regarding Education studies

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