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Hugh Smith

Education, Learning and Teaching Consultant

Hugh Smith is an Education, Learning and Teaching Consultant, and experienced Teacher Educator, who now focuses on 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 professional learning.

He is the architect of the first online masters degree in Mental Health and Education in Scotland and contributing adviser to the development of a masters degree in Vulnerability.  Hugh has worked closely with the Scottish Government Learning Directorate on master level learning for teachers and has been an adviser for agencies and client groups on online professional learning.

He has delivered a range of seminars and workshops and is an experienced contributor to national and international conferences. He reviews academic papers for the international journal Professional Development in Education, 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.

He is a contributing author and one of three editors for the 2016 seminal text “Mental Health and Well-Being in the Learning and Teaching Environment” (Published by Swan and Horn) and is a contributing author and lead editor for two new learning and teaching practitioner books “The Impact of Mental Health and Wellbeing on Effective Learning and Teaching: A Practical Guide for those responsible for learners” (Published by Swan and Horn – available later in 2017)