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Professor Sheena Warman

Professor Sheena Warman

Professor Sheena Warman
EdD, B.Sc.(Edin.), B.V.M.S.(Glas.), DSAM, DipECVIM-CA

Professor of Veterinary Education

Dolberry Building,
Langford, Bristol BS40 5DU
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+44 (0) 117 331 9039


Ovre the last few years my focus has been on educational research, particularly centred on reflection and feedback in the clinical workplace.  I also collaborate widely with colleagues in the UK and overseas, exploring subjects as diverse as the use of flipped classrooms in veterinary education, and developing teaching resources for evidence-based veterinary medicine.  I led a cross-disciplinary team within the University to better understand feedback practices that support transitions to the workplace (LeapForward project).  I have completed a part-time Doctorate in Education at the University of Bristol, with my thesis exploring the experiences of recent veterinary graduates as they engage in reflective practice.

Research keywords

  • veterinary education
  • feedback
  • reflection



After graduating from Glasgow Vet School, I spent 4 years in mixed practice. I then undertook a 3 year clinical training scholarship (residency) in Internal Medicine and Intensive Care at Bristol University.  After a short spell in private referral practice, and having gained RCVS and European diplomas in small animal medicine, I returned to Bristol University where I was a clinical teacher for many years.  Over the last few years, I have developed my interests in veterinary education, and in the summer of 2018 I became Reader in Veterinary Education. 


BVSc Veterinary Science

Sheena graduated from the University of Glasgow in 1997, with an intercalated degree in Veterinary Pathological Sciences from the University of Edinburgh.  She spent 4 years in mixed practice before undertaking a residency in Small Animal Medicine and Intensive Care at the University of Bristol.  After gaining her RCVS and ECVIM diplomas in 2004, and a short spell in private referral practice, she returned to Bristol as a clinician in Small Animal Medicine.  In 2017, with an increasing interest in educational research and leadership, she stepped back from clinical work


I am involved in teaching veterinary and veterinary nursing students, both in clinics and in the lecture theatre. I am interested in innovative teaching techniques (e.g. the use of voting technology in lecture theatres).


  • hepatic encephalopathy
  • IMHA
  • infectious disease


  • hepatic encephalopathy
  • IMHA
  • ciliary dyskinesia
  • idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis



Companion Animal Studies

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Research areas

Research: Comparative and Clinical

Recent publications

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Networks & contacts

  • University of Edinburgh
  • Pet Blood Bank
  • Southampton Hospital
  • University of Liege

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