Dr Sheelagh Heugh

Principal lecturer in biomedical sciences, cluster group leader for biomedical science, and course leader for Biomedical Science BSc and Blood Science MSc.

Dr Sheelagh Heugh  

Sheelagh Heugh is a principal lecturer in Biomedical Sciences, a cluster group leader for Biomedical Science,  and a course leader for BSc Biomedical Science and MSc Blood Science. She holds the following qualifications: BSc, PGCE, MSc, and FIBMS.

Subject specialism

  • Haematology and Transfusion Science
  • Medical Microbiology
  • Clinical Biochemistry and Cellular Pathology


  • PsyNaps project enhancing Learning and Memory Recall for students. Assessing the alteration of biochemical stress markers in participants undergoing these intervention methods.

Professional activity

  • Fellow of the Institute of Biomedical Science
  • Member of the British Blood Transfusion Society
  • Patron of Medical School Hypnosis Association.

External examiner and validation roles

Validation of

  • FD Biomedical Science, University of Greenwich
  • MSc Blood Science, University of Keele
  • MSc Transfusion, Transplantation and Tissue Banking (academic representative for IBMS)

External examiner for

  • BSc/FD/MSc Biomedical Science courses, University of Greenwich
  • BSc Biomedical Science, University of Westminster

Educational pursuits

  • Pursuing a Professional Doctorate in Biomedical Sciences
  • investigating the impact of blended learning techniques on student performance and satisfaction.
  • Writing a chapter on haemostatic disease.
  • Development of novel e-learning teaching tools for biomedical science.


  • BSc (Hons) Biomedical Science
  • MSc Blood Science

Research interests

  • Erythrocyte stability and activity at 0°C, erythrocyte microparticle evaluation and investigation of potential physiological role.
  • E-learning and blended learning tools in the enhancement of student experience and outcomes.
  • Red cell PMVs, plasma membrane-derived vesicles calling out for standards Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications, Volume 399, Issue 4, 3 September 2010, Pages 465-469
  • Elliott Hind, Sheelagh Heugh, Ephraim A. Ansa-Addo, Samuel Antwi-Baffour, Sigrun Lange, Jameel Inal Enhancing Formative Assessment through Online Approaches, Innovations in Education and Teaching International, in press. Jacoby J C, Heugh S, Bax C & Branford-White C.

Email: s.heugh@londonmet.ac.uk

Telephone: +44 (0)20 7133 2153

Room: T12-03, Tower Building