Charlotte Chalmers

Charlotte Chalmers

Dr Charlotte Chalmers BSc (Hons) PhD SFHEA

Senior Lecturer


After completing her PhD in reproductive physiology, Charlotte worked overseas at a college in Venezuela, before taking up a teaching post (in Biomedical Science) with North East Surrey College of Technology (NESCOT) in the UK.
Whilst teaching anatomy and physiology at the Scottish Borders College of Nursing, Charlotte collaborated with medical staff at the hospital and undertook research (funded by the CSO) into hysterectomy and ovarian function in women.
In 1996 the College of Nursing became part of Edinburgh Napier University and Charlotte then joined the School of Applied Sciences. Her interest in education has led to several research projects in pedagogy in Higher Education. She is currently Head of Learning and Teaching in the School and continues to lecture in physiology and biology of disease.

Research Areas


Conference Activity

  • Chair at EAPRIL conference


External Examining/Validations

  • External examiner to Leeds University School of Healthcare.


Fellowships and Awards

  • Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy


Invited Speaker

  • “A prospective controlled study of ovarian function in premenopausal women undergoing hysterectomy.” Annual meeting of the British Menopause Society. Manchester.
  • Presentation “Using mobile phones to encourage interaction in large lectures”. HEA Effective Learning in the Biosciences Conference. Edinburgh
  • “Establishing a relationship for collaborative research: An example from the Scottish Borders.” NBS Service:Education partnership conference. Edinburgh.
  • Chalmers C and MacCallum J. Presentation “An evaluation of the effectiveness of audio feedback, and of the language used, in comparison with written feedback.” Assessment in Higher Education conference. Birmingham
  • Chalmers C. “Audio feedback: richer language but no measurable impact on student performance”. EAPRIL conference, Cyprus.
  • Chalmers C, MacCallum J, Garden C. Presentation. “Marking students’ essays face to face”. HEA annual conference, Warwick.
  • The use of GIS to improve the control of invasive, non-native species: an example in practice.


Media Activity

  • Times Higher Education report of presentation of “face to face” marking, HEA conference, 2013.


Public Engagement Activity

  • School workshops for LEAPS/Kickstart/High Flyers since 2009
  • Scottish HEA funded workshops for MD20/40 schools



  • Reviewer European Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
  • Reviewer European Association for Practitioner Research in Improving Learning (EAPRIL)


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