About Hugh Smith

Hugh is an experienced Teacher Educator who is engaged in academic writing, public speaking, publishing and research. His learning and teaching experience is extensive as is his quality assurance and external examining roles within the field of teacher/lecturer professional learning.

He is the architect of the first online masters degree in Mental Health and Education in the UK and advises higher education institutions on the design and development of professional learning awards in education. He has extensive experience of postgraduate masters-level learning for teachers/lecturers and has worked collaboratively with a range of agencies and client groups, including Learning Directorate in Local Authorities and Government.

He is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and has delivered a range of workshop, seminars and keynotes at national and international events and conferences. He reviews academic papers for an international professional journal, and is a member of the Advisory Board for the Teacher Education Advancement Network (TEAN).

He champions mental health and wellbeing as a key contributor to effective learning and teaching, and is lead editor, project manager and contributing author for two learning and teaching practitioner books. He is also contributing author and one of three editors for the text Mental Health and Well-Being in the Learning and Teaching Environment.

 

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