Hartpury College

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. Additionally, Rosie completed retrospective longitudinal research on the role of young horse evaluation schemes in identifying future elite competition horses.


More recently research interests have focused on teaching and learning, specifically in relation to widening participation and supporting progression through curriculum offer and design. This interest has been supported through active engagement in internal and external curriculum development, validation and monitoring activity.

Job Title and Responsibilities:
Associate Dean: Quality, Director of Equine, Head of Centre (Veterinary Nursing)

Teaching Interests:
Equine Therapy, Rehabilitation, and performance horse management. Work based learning and study skills / graduate skills development.

Research Interests:
Equine Therapy (water treadmill exercise), young horse evaluation schemes and utilizing teaching and learning to effectively support widening participation and ‘adding value’ through applied programmes of study. Foundation degree student support to progress through curriculum design and supporting students from non a-level backgrounds to progress academically. Work based learning.

Recent Research Activity and Publications:
Lay press articles in Equine National press (National Equine Student Magazine and Horse and Hound)
Marshall, F & Scott. R (2007) Did the horses that reached the final of the 2004 PAVO British Eventing Breeding Championships show a higher level of subsequent performance in British Eventing competition compared to those who did not qualify? BSAS Annual Conference 1st - 4th April, UK
SCOTT, R., NANKERVIS, K., STRINGER, C., WESTCOTT, K. and MARLIN, D. (2010), The effect of water height on stride frequency, stride length and heart rate during water treadmill exercise. Equine Veterinary Journal, 42: 662–664. doi: 10.1111/j.2042-3306.2010.00194.x
Waite S., Scott-Ward, R., & L. Greening (2011) Bridging the Divide. Study of National Diploma students progressing into HE. Short report of EKEN project: http://www.1419eken.org/projects.html
Greening, L. Scott-Ward, R. & Waite, S. (2012). The perceived challenges of the first year of a foundation degree; learning from those who have. Poster presentation. Open University Widening Participation Conference: Discourses of Inclusion in Higher Education. Northamptonshire, April, 2012.

Presented ‘HE: A route to academia or a route to employment?’ At Alternatives to A-level and vocational Pathways post 16. February, 2014. Inspiring futures information event for careers advisors.

Attendance at AoC National Conference, 2011 and 2014
Attendance at VetNett National Conference, various years