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Dr Samuel Pollard

Dr Samuel Pollard

Senior Lecturer in Medical Science

 01392 72 6727

 Medical School Building 


Medical School Building, St Luke's Campus, Magdalen Road, Exeter, EX1 2LU, UK


Samuel joined the medical School in 2014 and his teaching focus is on the broad specialism of systems physiology. He chairs the mature student strategy group and leads on mature student provision in the College of Medicine and Health. He has a broad remit of teaching responsibilities across the BSc Medical Science and Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (BMBS) programmes. His area of educational interests include mature students and learning space design. 

Before joining the medical school Samuel completed his PhD which focused on the area of the validation of the work loop technique in a myocardial muscle model and investigations into cardioprotective interventions in the aged heart. Samuel has also held a lecturing post at Coventry University (2011-12) and was one of the leading academics in the formation of Coventry University College science department (2012-14), which was primarily designed to widen participation in HE. 



  • 2007 BSc(Hons) Clinical Physiology
  • 2012 PhD Physiology/pharmacology, Coventry University
  • 2017 PCAP - Postgraduate Certificate in Academic Practice, University of Exeter
  • 2020 Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy 


External Engagement and Impact

Committee/panel activities

External examiner for Science Foundation Year 


  • Module lead for core first year module in Medical Science programme
  • Lectures in Medical Science, Medical imaging and BMBS programmes
  • Facilitates small group learning
  • Mature students 
  • Learning space design 
  • Masters in Clincal Education 




Supervision / Group

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