Michaela Smith

Name: Michaela Smith
Department: Secondary and Further Education
Current position:
Secondary Undergraduate English Course Leader
Year 2 Lead
Email: smithm@edgehill.ac.uk
Location: Ormskirk Main Campus, Faculty of Education



Responsible for delivery of subject, teaching, professional and research modules on BA(Hons) Secondary English Education with QTS and wider undergraduate programme.

Personal Academic Tutor for Postgraduate Certificate in Teaching Higher Education


  • Postgraduate Certificate in Teaching Higher Education, Edge Hill University
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Education – Secondary English, Edge Hill University
  • MA Medieval Studies, University of York
  • BA(Hons) English and Art History, University of York


1998-2012    Secondary English teacher, Second in Department
2010-2012    Masters in Teaching and Learning Visiting Tutor
2010-2011    Masters in Education Practice Based Tutor


SLTA Personal Tutor of the Year Award 2018

Professional Development/Enhancement:

  • Learning and Teaching Fellowship, Edge Hill University
  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (D2)
  • External Examiner PGCE English Chichester University
  • Internal Reviewer UK Professional Standards Framework (UKPSF) Edge Hill University CPD Scheme


Research Interests:

Transitions in Higher Education study, retention and attrition.

Research Groups:

Higher Education Research Network

Knowledge Transfer and Enterprise:

External Collaborations/Partnership Activity:

Mentor Training Updates


Contribution to staff development and training programme – Developing Academic Writing and Reading Skills in First Year Undergraduates


Member of the Faculty Learning and Teaching Committee
Member of the University Supporting Transitions Group

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