Bethan Mitchell

Personal statement

Bethan Mitchell is a Lecturer in Education Studies, leading on the Health Education and Behaviour module.

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 to write a publication on the Surgical Safety Checklist.

She is a member of ProPEL (Professional Practice, Education and Learning) and has contributed recently by presenting at their conference in Linköping University, Sweden.

Prior to her academic career, Bethan worked for six years 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), Middlesex University
  • Executive Diploma, Management - Chartered Management Institute
  • PGCert, Post Compulsory Education - Wolverhampton University
  • MA, Management Learning and Leadership - Lancaster University
  • MRes, Educational Research - University of Stirling
  • PhD, Reconceptualising learning in student-led improvement science projects: an actor-network theory ethnography in medical education, University of Stirling

Professional memberships

  • ProPEL (Professional Practice, Education and Learning)

Areas of expertise

  • Professional and medical education
  • Healthcare
  • Actor-network theory
  • Sociomaterial theory

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