Qualifications and memberships

MEd (University of Stirling)

PG Dip in Genealogical, Palaeographic and Heraldic Studies - (Strathclyde University)

FHEA  Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy

PGCLTHE (Post Graduate Certificate in Learning and Teaching in Higher Education)

L.T.C.L (CMT) (Licentiate Trinity College of Music London)

Dip CE (Dundee College of Education)

Academic and research interests

Misconceptions in Learning

Mastery Learning


Smith, H (2008), ‘Assessing student contributions to online discussion boards.’ Practitioner Research in Higher Education, Vol 2, (1) http://insight.cumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/292/

Simpson, D and Smith, H (2007) “Models of Teaching” Resource for Subject Resource Network (TDA funded ITTE Information Technology in Teacher Education) project web resource

Cope, P., Smith, H., and Simmons, M. (1992), ‘Misconceptions concerning rotation and angle in LOGO’, Journal of Computer Assisted Learning, 8 (1), pp. 16–24.


Recent external roles

Presented at Escalate e-learning conference Carlisle, 2006; TEAN conference 2010 (The Importance of Subject Knowledge)

(2000) Principal Examiner for Advanced Higher Computing – Scottish Qualifications Authority

(1998-2001) – Setter, Vetter, Examiner and Marker for Higher / Advanced Higher Computing