Fiona Smart

Fiona Smart

Dr Fiona Smart

Senior Lecturer, Senior Teaching Fellow


Advisory panels and expert committees or witness

  • Invited Expert PgC Learning and Teaching/ PSF Scheme, GCU
  • External Expert (Health) FD Health programme Plymouth University
  • University Project Lead for the Programme Focused Approach to Assessment and Feedback Project
  • Co-leader of the Academy for Research, Innovation and Scholarship in Education
  • Invited Member of the Enhancing Learning and Teaching Theme in the School of Health and Social Care
  • Member of the University’s Learning, Teaching and Assessment Committee
  • Member of the University’s Enhancement Led Institutional Review (ELIR) action group
  • Member of the University’s Quality and Standards Committee
  • University Lead for Edinburgh Napier’s UKPSF scheme (ENroute)
  • Invited member of the School of Nursing, Midwifery and Social Care Leadership Group Oct 2015 to date


Conference Activity

  • ICED June 2018 (Scientific Committee)
  • Educational and Information Systems, Technologies and Applications (Scientific Committee)
  • Scientific Panel Reviewer for the Canadian CAUCUS Conference
  • Scientific Panel Reviewer for the QAA (Scotland) International Conference


Editorial Activity

  • Editor Research in Learning and Teaching


External Examining/Validations

  • External Examiner University of Malta
  • External Reviewer Fellowship Scheme, UWE and Mentor to Scheme Lead
  • External Examiner Birmingham City University
  • External Reviewer Fellowship Scheme University of Chester
  • University’s Institutional Contact with the Higher Education Academy
  • External Examiner University of Bradford
  • External Advisor (Curriculum Alignment) University of Skvode
  • External Expert Strategic Health Authority Advanced Practice Working Group
  • External Examining Advanced Practice Programme London South Bank
  • External Examiner Posts held from 1994 to date - detail provided for most recent posts
  • External Expert (Online Education) University of Northampton


Fellowships and Awards

  • Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy
  • St Martin's College Teaching Fellow


Invited Speaker

  • KEYNOTE: The Janus Phenomenon and the Role of the Paediatric Nurse Practitioner
  • Invited to speak at the BIMP Conference 2009 in Malaysian Borneo on Educational Governance


Membership of Professional Body

  • Elected Vice Convenor: Scottish Higher Educational Developers Group
  • Institutional Representative: Scottish Higher Educational Developers group (SHED)
  • Elected Secretary: Scottish Higher Educational Developers Group
  • Member of the Association of Learning Technology
  • Nursing and Midwifery Council Registrant
  • Member of the Royal College of Nursing



  • Reviewer: Journal of Perspectives in Applied Academic Practice 2014 to date


Visiting Positions

  • Visiting Scholar University of Malta
  • External Expert: XJTLU, China
  • External Expert: University of Bahrain
  • External Expert: XJTLU, China
  • External Expert: Applied Science University, Bahrain
  • External Expert: Royal University for Women, Bahrain


Current Post Grad projects