Bethan Gulliver


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Bethan Gulliver is the Course Director for the Gateway to Medicine Programme at Norwich Medical School.

Bethan completed her PhD in biochemistry at Newcastle University and postdoctoral research at Durham University. Her first degree was a BSc in Biology (Biochemistry).

Bethan completed a PGCE and worked for twenty years as a teacher and manager in secondary and further education before returning to Higher Education.   She also has experience as an examiner, teacher trainer, and consultant in this country and overseas. 

Teaching Interests

Bethan is interested in working with other educators to develop inclusive learning communities. She promotes the use of inclusive, active learning strategies and learning technologies.  She is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and a Norwich Medical School Digital Champion.

Bethan is the external examiner for the Gateway Year to Medicine at the University of Dundee.

Key Research Interests

Bethan's research centres on inclusive education, she is active within School and University networks including the Norwich Medical School Education Research Network, the national Foundation Year and Gateway Year Leads Network and the National Medical Schools Widening Participation Forum.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 4 - Quality Education
  • SDG 5 - Gender Equality
  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities

Education/Academic qualification

Doctor of Philosophy, Newcastle University

1 Oct 198830 Sep 1991

Award Date: 15 Dec 1991

Bachelor of Science, University of Portsmouth

Award Date: 1 Jul 1988