Angharad was raised in Cardiff and educated at the first secondary Welsh medium school in Cardiff - Ysgol Gyfun Gymraeg Glantaf. She gained a 1st Class Honours in her undergraduate degree of Cell and Immunobiology at Aberystwyth University in 1989, before continuing her studies at Oxford University where she gained a D. Phil in Neuroscience in 1993. Angharad decided to take two post-doctoral research posts after completing her studies, one at Oxford University followed by another at The Ecole Normale Superieure, Paris. Since then Angharad has focused on teaching and has held posts at Trinity College, Carmarthen and Cardiff Metropolitan University before starting her current post with us at Swansea University in 2004.

Angharad's role at the College of Human and Health Sciences mainly entails lecturing, leading practical sessions, revision sessions and setting and marking examination papers. Although not currently active in research, Angharad's field of interest is neuropathologies and developmental neurobiology.


  • SHC151 Anatomy and Physiology for Healthcare Science

    This is an introductory module to the structure and function of the human body, delivered with a focus on healthcare science.

  • SHG016W Cymraeg yn y Gweithle

    Mae¿r modiwl hwn wedi¿i fwriadu ar gyfer myfyrwyr gofal iechyd sydd â lefelu amrywiol o ran gallu yn y Gymraeg, o¿r rhai sydd heb unrhyw Gymraeg o gwbl i¿r rhai sydd â rhywfaint o Gymraeg sylfaenol tu hwnt, ond sydd heb ei defnyddio ers amser. Mae¿r modiwl yn cyflwyno myfyrwyr i rywfaint o¿r eirfa ddyddiol allweddol y maent yn debyg o ddod ar ei thraws yn ystod eu lleoliadau clinigol, megis cyfarchion sylfaenol, gofyn sut y mae person yn teimlo, holi ynghylch eu teulu, hoff bethau a chas bethau ac yn y blaen yn ogystal â chyflwyno rhywfaint o eirfa fwy penodol yn ymwneud â rhannau o¿r corff.

  • SHG108 Introduction to Health Sciences

    This module will introduce the student to normal anatomy and physiology, key sociological and psychological concepts and principles of health promotion. Completion of this module supports the student in acquiring the knowledge to apply understanding of abnormal physiology to patient physical states. Through a variety of learning strategies the student is supported to appreciate how health education and health promotion can have a positive effect upon patient wellbeing.

  • SHG130 Foundations in Human Anatomy and Physiology for Health and Social Care

    This module is designed to meet the specific needs of students on the BSc Health and Social Care degree. Unlike current anatomy and physiology modules it assumes no prior knowledge of the subject material and provides an overview of the structure and function of each organ system. The module enhances material delivered in lead lectures with laboratory sessions and makes use of the pre-existing Visual Bioscience software developed by the department. The module will also give an overview of common medical conditions.

  • SHG346 Foundations in Physiology and Health Assessment

    This module provides an introduction to the principles and practices of advanced practice. It is suitable for experienced clinical nurses or other allied health professionals who wish to expand their clinical skills and knowledge. This module will introduce students to the following subjects: anatomy, physiology, history taking, consultation skills, general examination and systems examination.

  • SHGM27 Pharmacology Principles and Practice (NMC)

    The module introduces the principles and practices of pharmacology which are vital requirements for independent prescribing. It will enable the practitioner to appraise the relevant sources of information advice and support available and apply them to make appropriate decisions in prescribing practice. This module will provide an opportunity for multidisciplinary learning with other professionals studying to become non-medical prescribers.

  • SHHM10 Anatomy, Physiology and Pathophysiology for Advanced Clinical Practice

    This module provides an underpinning knowledge of the basic biosciences which is essential for the skills of history taking and clinical assessment at advanced levels of practice.

  • SHN272 Acute Care (Adult)

    This module will develop the students awareness of acute situations, identify and reduce associated risks and how to prioritise adult nursing care. The module will further develop the students‿ assessment, intervention and management skills underpinned by professional responsibility.

  • SHP104 Human Anatomy and Physiology 1

    This module uses lecture and laboratory based study to explore the anatomy and physiology of the major organs and organ systems of the human body. Teaching will begin with the molecular and cellular basis of life, utilising appropriate techniques to illustrate the structure of organelles, cells and tissues. The major organs and organ systems will be examined and their role in homeostasis explained, with the importance of the interplay between different organs emphasised.

  • SHP311 Systems Physiology and Common Pathologies II

    This level 6 module will cover the pathophysiology of the following organ systems and disease e.g. ¿ Nervous System ¿ Endocrine System ¿ Renal System ¿ Immunology ¿ Cancer

  • SHP354 Systems Physiology and Common Pathologies

    This module builds on the students¿ knowledge and understanding of human physiological processes which are fundamental to health and wellbeing. Students should extend their comprehension of systems failure and the adverse effect this has on maintenance of health. Students should have a basic understanding of human anatomy and physiology.