Hartpury College

MEET THE TEAM

Meet the Equine research team and discover more about their current and previous research work.

CATHERINE PORTER

PROGRAMME MANAGER BA (HONS) EQUINE BUSINESS MANAGEMENT

Catherine has one of the more varied career paths amongst the team, with a background that enables her to have a varied approach to helping you achieve your goals.
Catherine initially graduated from Hartpury College in 2002 with PGDip & Bsc(Hons) Equine Science. She worked for Cadbury UK for 8 years initially as a retail sales representative & progressed to an Account Manager position responsible for £10 million of their business. 

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GILLIAN TABOR

LECTURER AND MODULE LEADER MSC VETERINARY PHYSIOTHERAPY

Gillian graduated as a Physiotherapist in 1998 which allowed membership of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy.Whilst working part-time in the NHS Gillian completed post-graduate training and then a Masters in Veterinary Physiotherapy at the Royal Veterinary College. 

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ROSIE SCOTT-WARD

Vice Principal Higher Education and Dean

Rosie came to Hartpury in 1997 as a HND Horse Studies student, progressing to the BSc (Hons) Equine Science, completing with a 2.1.
Alongside studying the MSc in Equine Science, Rosie worked within the Equine Centre setting up and running the Cheltenham Ladies College connections. While within the centre, Rosie developed a passion for Equine Therapy and focused research and study around the role of therapies in back kinematics using a variety of kinematic analysis tools.

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DR KATHRYN NANKERVIS CVPM

PRINCIPAL LECTURER – EQUINE THERAPY

Dr Kathryn Nankervis B.Sc.(Hons) M.Sc. CVPM. Kathryn studied Physiological Sciences at Newcastle University and Equine Science at Aberystwyth University. Kathryn joined Hartpury in 1999,setting up and developing the Equine Therapy Centre at Hartpury in its current form.

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LINDA GREENING

HEAD OF DEPARTMENT (HE EQUINE)

Linda became a student at Hartpury College in 2000, successfully completing an Honours Degree (Equine Science) in 2003, followed by a Masters in Science (Equine Science)
In 2006 she joined the lecturing team and was promoted to a senior lecture role themed around Widening Participation, then Subject Manager, to the current day where she is Head of Department.

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ANKE TWIGG-FLESNER

SENIOR LECTURER

Senior Lecturer Student Experience Programme Manager BSc (Hons.) Equine Management and Joint Programme Manager BS (Hons.) Equine Business Management

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EMMA DAVIES

PROGRAMME MANAGER BSC (HONS) EQUESTRIAN SPORTS SCIENCE AND HE LECTURER

Emma is programme manager and year one and two academic tutor for the BSc (Hons) Equestrian Sports Science programme as well as module leader for various equine science and performance based modules across all levels. Emma is also an undergraduate dissertation supervisor and work placement tutor.

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JEREMY MICHAELS, FBHS, M.ED

HE LECTURER IN EQUINE SCIENCE (EQUITATION)

Jeremy currently works at Hartpury College as a part-time lecturer in Higher Education and also as a freelance teacher locally and within the UK as well as overseas and is a a British Horse Society (BHS) Chief Assessor

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KIRSTY LESNIAK

SENIOR LECTURER AND PROGRAMME MANAGER

Kirsty has been lecturing at Hartpury College since 2004 and was appointed Senior Lecturer in 2007. In addition to her role as Senior Lecturer Kirsty undertook an international thematic role from 2007 until 2014. This role included the support of international students at Hartpury, development of strategies to support internationalisation of the curriculum and the development of international institution links and opportunities.

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NICKY HEWER

HE Equine Lecturer

HE Equine Lecturer Nicky has a Bachelors degree in Equine Science from Hartpury (UWE), and a Masters degree in Applied Equine Science from The Royal Agricultural University, Cirencester.

 

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JESSICA WILLIAMS

Programme Manager, HE Lecturer and Outreach Coordinator.

Jessica became a student at Hartpury in 2010 after working in the industry as a head girl and freelance rider.

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LUCY DUMBELL

Associate Dean, Quality and Standards

Lucy joined Hartpury in 1999 after working as a rider and riding instructor (BHSAI ISM) within the equine industry.  She wished to pursue her belief in education to improve equestrian performance and the welfare of both horse and rider, by using both her academic and industry experiences.

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