Department: Clinical Science and Services

Campus: Hawkshead

Research Groups: Musculoskeletal Biology

As Senior Vice Principal at the Royal Veterinary College, Stephen holds a strategic role with responsibility for major collaborative projects and development of distance learning initiatives. He is a member of the Principal's Advisory Group and the College’s Executive Committee.

Stephen graduated in Veterinary Medicine from St Catharine’s College, Cambridge, in 1980 following a BA in Pathology. After spending time as Large Animal House Surgeon at Liverpool University and in general practice, he undertook a residency in equine surgery at Liverpool.

Stephen then studied for a PhD at the Royal Veterinary College, returning to Liverpool University as Lecturer, later Senior Lecturer, in Equine Orthopaedics in 1988. He was appointed Professor of Equine Medicine and Surgery at the RVC in 1993. He became the Vice-Principal for Teaching in 2000, and was awarded the Fellowship of the RCVS for meritorious contributions to learning in 2003. He became the Deputy Principal at the RVC in 2004, and Senior Vice-Principal in 2017.  In 2011, Stephen was awarded the prestigious Miegunyah Fellowship of the University of Melbourne.  In a change of professorial title he has recently become Professor of Education at the RVC.

He is currently the Senior Vice-President of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons, Until recently he was President and then Senior Vice-President of the European Board of Veterinary Specialisation (EBVS) and served on their Executive Committee for six years from 2011-2017.

Stephen is interested in professional learning and the range of tools needed to validly and reliably assess professional capability. He was instrumental in initiating key skills courses for veterinary and biological science students, which include communication skills, leadership and team-working, scientific, clinical and ethical reasoning, and professionalism. He has pioneered new approaches to teaching, learning and assessment, including the development of objective structured veterinary practical examinations. He has extensive experience of curricular development and design, as well as quality assurance work in the UK, US and European systems. His successful bid for £4.9 million from HEFCE enabled development of the Centre for Excellence in Teaching and Learning in Lifelong and Independent Veterinary Education (LIVE), the centrepiece of which is a state-of-the-art clinical skills facility, enabling the College to educate outstanding professionals who are capable and committed independent learners.

Stephen’s key areas of research are: the scholarship of primary care; professional development, including skills for lifelong learning; preparation for general practice and assessment methods for professional learning.

Education

Channon, S.B., Davis, R.C., Goode, N.T. and May, S.A. (2017) What makes a good group?  Exploring the characteristics and performance of undergraduate student groups.  Advances in Health Sciences Education, 22, 17-41.

Roder, C.A. and May, S.A. (2017)  The hidden curriculum of veterinary education: Mediators and moderators of its effects.Journal of Veterinary Medical Education 44, 542-551.

Silva-Fletcher, A, May, S.A. (2017) Discipline-specific compared to generic training of teachers in higher education.  Journal of Veterinary Medical Education doi: 10.3138/jvme.0616-105r

May, S.A. (2017)  Learning Concepts and Theories, and Their Application to Educational Practice.  Chapter 4 in Veterinary Medical Education: A Practical Guide.  Eds. J.L. Hodgson and J.M. Pelzer.  John Wiley and Sons.

Dixon, W., Kinnison, T., May, S.A. (2017)  Understanding the primary care paradigm: An experiential learning focus of the early veterinary graduate.  Veterinary Record doi: 10.1136/vr.104268

Kinnison, T. and May, S.A. (2017) Continuing Professional Development: Researching Non-Technical Competencies can support Cognitive Reappraisal and Reduced Stress in Clinicians. Veterinary Record 181, 266.

May, S.A. (2017)  Reflection and our professional lives.  UK-Vet: Companion Animal, 22, 32-36.

May, S.A. (2017)  Learning Concepts and Theories, and Their Application to Educational Practice.  Chapter 4 in Veterinary Medical Education: A Practical Guide.  Eds. J.L. Hodgson and J.M. Pelzer.  John Wiley and Sons.

Kinnison, T., Guile, D., May, S.A. (2017)  Working in Professional Teams.  Chapter 26 in Veterinary Medical Education: A Practical Guide.  Eds. J.L. Hodgson and J.M. Pelzer.  John Wiley and Sons.

Kinnison, T., Guile, D., May, S.A. (2016)  The case of veterinary interprofessional practice: from one health to a world of its own. Journal of Interprofessional Education and Practice 4, 51-57.

Kinnison, T., May, S.A. (2016) Evidence-Based Healthcare: The Importance of Effective Interprofessional Working for High Quality Veterinary Services, a UK Example.  Veterinary Evidence online, http://dx.doi.org/10.18849/ve.v1i4.54

Abuelo, A., Castillo, C., May, S.A. (2016) Usefulness of crossword puzzles in helping first year BVSc students learn veterinary terminology.  Journal of Veterinary Medical Education 43, 255-261.

Wallace, S., May, S.A. (2016)  Research Review: Assessing and enhancing quality through outcomes-based continuing professional development (CPD): a review of current practice. Veterinary Record 2016;179:20 515-520 doi:10.1136/vr.103862

Armitage-Chan, E., Maddison, J., May, S.A.   (2016) What is the veterinary professional identity? Preliminary findings from web-based continuing professional development in veterinary professionalism. Veterinary Record 178:13 318. Published Online First: 8 February 2016 doi:10.1136/vr.103471

Kinnison, T., Guile, D., May, S.A. (2016) The case of veterinary interprofessional practice: from one health to a world of its own. Journal of Interprofessional Education and Practice 4, 51-57.

Kinnison, T., May, S.A., Guile, D. (2015) Veterinary team interactions, part one: the practice effect. Veterinary Record: 177, 419.

Kinnison, T., Guile, D., May, S.A. (2015) Errors in veterinary practice: preliminary lessons for building better veterinary teams. Veterinary Record: 177, 492.

Kinnison, T., Guile, D., May, S.A. (2015) Veterinary team interactions, part two: the personal effect. Veterinary Record: Online First  doi:10.1136/vr.103313.

May, S.A. (2015) Towards a Scholarship of Primary Health Care.  Veterinary Record 176, 677-682. 

May, S.A., Kinnison, T.  (2015) Continuing professional development: learning leads to change in clinical practice.  Veterinary Record Online first:  doi:10.1136/vr.103109

May, S.A. (2015)  Creating the Consummate Professional: Historical and Contemporary Perspectives.  Equine Veterinary Education, online first  doi: 10.1111/eve.12319.

May, S.A. (2015)  Scaffolded active learning: Nine pedagogical principles for building a modern veterinary curriculum.  Journal of Veterinary Medical Education doi:1010.3138/jvme.0415-063R.

Kinnison, T., May, S.A. and Guile, D. (2014)   Interprofessional Practice: From Veterinarian to the Veterinary Team.  Journal of Veterinary Medical Education, 41, 172-178.

Silva-Fletcher, A., May, H., Magnier, K. and May, S (2014)  Teacher development: A patchwork text approach to enhancing critical reflection in veterinary and paraveterinary educators.  Journal of Veterinary Medical Education.  Online: 10.3138/jvme.0813-110R

Weller, R. and May, S.A. (2013) Factors influencing clinical students’ perceptions of an embedded research project and associated publication output.  Journal of Veterinary Medical Education  40, 119-127.

May, S.A. (2013) Clinical reasoning and case-based decision-making: the fundamental challenge to veterinary educators.  Journal of Veterinary Medical Education 40, 200-209.

Dale, V.H.M., Pierce, S.E. and May, S.A. (2013)  Motivating factors and perceived barriers to participating in continuing professional development: a national survey of veterinary surgeons.  Veterinary Record 173, 247-247.

Kinnison, T and May, S.A. (2013)  Veterinary career ambitions correlate with gender and past experience, with current experience influencing curricular perspectives.  Veterinary Record 172, 313-317.

Dale, V.H.M, Pierce, S.E. and May, S A. (2013)  Benefits and limitations of an employer-led, structured logbook to promote self-directed learning in the clinical workplace.  Journal of Veterinary Medical Education 40, 402-418.

May, S.A. (2012)  The veterinary 'trajectory of learning' and its assessment.  Excellence in Medical Education 3, 34-37.

Roder, C., May, S.A. and Whittlestone, K. (2012) Views of professionalism: a veterinary institutional perspective. Veterinary Record. doi: 10.1136.

Kinnison, T., and May, S.A. (2013)   Veterinary career ambitions correlate with gender and past experience, with current experience influencing curricular perspectives. Veterinary Record doi:10.1136/vr.101261

May, S. A. (2012) The flank cat spay: Eminence-driven fashions in veterinary surgery. Veterinary Record 170, 460-461.

Dale, V.H.M., Kinnison, T., Short, N., May, S.A. and Baillie, S. (2011) Web 2.0 and the veterinary profession: current trends and future implications for lifelong learning. Veterinary Record 161, 467-471.

May, S. (2011) Continuous education: lifelong learning for judgement and knowledge. In: Proceedings of the First OIE Global Conference on Evolving Veterinary Education for a Safer World, Paris, France. pp. 204-208.

Baillie, S, Pierce, S E and May, S A (2010) Fostering integrated learning and clinical professionalism using contextualised simulation in a small-group role-play. Journal of Veterinary Medical Education 37(3), 248-253.

May, S.A. and Head, S.D. (2010) Assessment of technical skills: best practices. Journal of Veterinary Medical Education 37(3), 258-265

Baillie, S., Crossan, A., Brewster, S., May, S., Mellor, D. (2010) Evaluating an Automated Haptic Simulator Designed for Veterinary Students to Learn Bovine Rectal Palpation. Simulation in Healthcare, in press.

Tomlin, J.L., Brodbelt, D.C. and May, S.A. (2010) Veterinary students’ understanding of a career in practice. Veterinary Record, 166, 781-786.

Tomlin, J.L., Brodbelt, D.C. and May, S.A. (2010) Influences on the decision to study veterinary medicine: Variation with sex and background. Veterinary Record, 166, 744-748.

Dale, V.H.M., Pierce, S.E. and May, S.A. (2010) The importance of cultivating a preference for complexity in veterinarians for effective lifelong learning. Journal of Veterinary Medical Education 37(2): 199-205.

Dale, V.H.M., Pierce, S.E. and May, S.A. (2010) The role of undergraduate research experiences in producing veterinary scientists. Journal of Veterinary Medical Education 37(2):164-172.

Baillie, S, Shore, H., Gill, D. and May, S.A. (2009) Introducing peer assisted learning into a veterinary curriculum: A trial with a simulator. Journal of Veterinary Medical Education, 36, 174-179.

Welsh, P., Jones, L., May, S., Nunn, P., Whittlestone, K. and Pead, M. (2009) Approaches to defining day-one competency: A framework for learning veterinary skills. OIE Scientific and Technical Review 28, 771-776.

Dale, V., Head, S. and May, S.A. (2008) Students’ first impressions of a new, more integrated curriculum with increased self-directed study time. In Gourlay, L. and Saxby-Smith, S. (Eds.) Excellence in Teaching Conference 2008, King’s Institute of Learning and Teaching, pp. 21-33.

Dale, V., Palmer, D., and May, S.A. (2008) Instilling a research ethos into an undergraduate science programme. In: Struthers, J., Laidlaw, A., Aiton, J., Humprhis, G. and Guild, S. (Eds.) Research-Teaching Linkages: enhancing graduate attributes. Medicine, Dentistry and Veterinary Medicine. Quality Assurance for Higher Education, St Andrews, pp. 76-78.

May, S. (2008) Modern Veterinary Graduates Are Outstanding, but can they get better? Journal of Veterinary Medical Education 35 (4), 573-580.

Dale, V., Sullivan, M. and May, S.(2008) Adult Learning in Veterinary Education - Theory to Practice. Journal of Veterinary Medical Education 35(4), 581-588.

Pirkelbauer, B., Pead, M., Probyn, P. and May, S. (2008) LIVE: The Creation of an Academy for Veterinary Education. Journal of Veterinary Medical Education 35 (4), 567-572.

Tomlin, J., Pead, M. and May, S. (2008) Veterinary Students’ Attitudes toward the Assessment of Clinical Reasoning Using Extended Matching Questions. .Journal of Veterinary Medical Education 35 (4) 612-621.

Tomlin, J., Pead, M. and May, S (2008) Attitudes of Veterinary Faculty to the Assessment of Clinical Reasoning Using Extended Matching Questions. Journal of Veterinary Medical Education. 35 (4) 622-630.

Baillie, S., Crossan, A., Forrest, N. and May, S.A. (2008) Developing the ‘Ouch-o-meter’ to teach the safe and effective use of palpation. In: Haptics: Perception, Devices and Scenarios. Springer, Berlin. pp.912-917

Gray, C.A., Blaxter, A.C., Johnston, P.A., Latham, C.E., May, S., Phillips, C.A., Turnbull, N. and Yamagishi, B (2006) Communication education in veterinary education in the United Kingdom and Ireland: The NUVACS project coupled to progressive individual school endeavours. Journal of Veterinary Medical Education 33, 85-92.

May, S.A. (2003) The Royal Veterinary College, London.Journal of Veterinary Medical Education 30, 215-217.

Ethics

Ogden, U., Kinnison, T., and May, S.A. (2012) Attitudes to animal euthanasia do not correlate with acceptance of human euthanasia or suicide. Veterinary Record (in press)

May, S.A. (2012) Veterinary Ethics, Professionalism and Society. Chapter 4 in: Veterinary and Animal Ethics. Eds. Wathes, C., May, S., Corr, S., Whiting, M. and McCulloch, S. UFAW Animal Welfare Series, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford

Quinn, C., Kinnison, T., May, S.A. (2012) Care and justice orientations to moral decision-making in veterinary students.  Veterinary Record 171, 446-450.

Arthritis

May, S.A., Lees, P., Higgins, A.J. and Sedgwick, A.D. (1987) Inflammation: a clinical perspective. Veterinary Record 120, 514-517.

Lees, P., Higgins, A.J., Sedgwick, A.D. and May, S.A. (1987) Applications of equine models of acute inflammation. Veterinary Record 120, 522-529.

Sedgwick, A.D., Lees, P., Dawson, J. and May, S.A. (1987) Cellular aspects of inflammation. Veterinary Record 120, 529-535.

Sedgwick, A.D., Hooke, R.E., Lees, P. and May, S.A. (1987) Modulation of lymphocyte activating factor activity (interleukin-1 like activity) and acute phase proteins in pertussis-induced air pouch inflammation by muramyl dipeptide. Agents and Actions 21, 113-120.

May, S.A., Hooke, R.E. and Lees, P. (1988) The effect of drugs used in the treatment of osteoarthrosis on stromelysin (proteoglycanase) of equine synovial cell origin. Equine Veterinary Journal Suppl. 6, 28-32.

May, S.A., Hooke, R.E. and Lees, P. (1988) Bone fragments stimulate equine synovial lining cells to produce the inflammatory mediator prostaglandin E2. Equine Veterinary Journal. Suppl. 6, 131-132.

May, S.A., Hooke, R.E. and Lees, P. (1988) Identification of a connective tissue degrading enzyme in bovine inflammatory exudate. Research in Veterinary Science 45, 259-261.

May, S.A., Hooke, R.E. and Lees, P. (1989) The identity of the E-series prostaglandin produced by equine chondrocytes and synovial cells in response to a variety of stimuli. Research in Veterinary Science 45, 54-57.

May, S.A., Hooke, R.E. and Lees, P. (1990) The characterisation of equine interleukin-1. Veterinary Immunology and Immunopathology 24, 169-175.

Alwan, W.H., Carter, S.D., Bennett, D., May, S.A. and Edwards, G.B. (1990) Cartilage breakdown in equine osteoarthritis: Measurement of keratan sulphate by an ELISA system. Research in Veterinary Science 49, 56-60.

Lees, P., May, S.A., Cambridge, H., Sedgwick, A.D., White, D., Hooke, R.E., Russell, C.S., Dawson, J. and Andrews, M.J. (1990) Pathophysiology of Inflammation and Joint Diseases: Mechanisms, Mediators and Medicines. Veterinary Pharmacology Toxicology and Therapy in Food Producing Animals. Unipharma, Budapest. pp. 197-204.

May, S.A., Hooke, R.E., and Lees, P. (1991) Late stage mediators of the inflammatory response: Identification of interleukin-1 and a casein-degrading enzyme in equine acute inflammatory exudates. Research in Veterinary Science 50, 14-17.

May, S.A., Hooke, R.E. and Lees, P. (1991) Isolation of equine peripheral blood mononuclear cells using Percoll. Research in Veterinary Science 50, 116-117.

Alwan, W.H., Carter, S.D., Dixon, J.B., Bennett, D., May, S.A. and Edwards, G.B. (1991) Interleukin l like activity in synovial fluids and sera of horses with arthritis. Research in Veterinary Science 51, 72-77.

May, S.A., Hooke, R.E. and Lees, P. (1991) Adverse conditions in vitro stimulate chondrocytes to produce prostaglandin E2 and stromelysin. Equine Veterinary Journal 23, 380-382.

May, S.A., Hooke, R.E. and Lees, P. (1992) Interleukin-1 stimulation of equine articular cells. Research in Veterinary Science 52, 342-348.

May, S.A., Hooke, R.E. and Lees, P. (1992) Inhibition of interleukin-1 activity by equine synovial fluid. Equine Veterinary Journal 24, 99-102.

May, S.A. and Knottenbelt, D.C. (1992) Tumour necrosis factor: Physiology and Pathology. Equine Veterinary Education 4, 62-65.

May, S.A., Hooke, R.E. and Lees, P. (1992) Equine chondrocyte activation by a variety of stimuli. British Veterinary Journal 148, 389-397.

May, S.A., Hooke, R.E. and Lees, P. (1992) Species restrictions demonstrated by the stimulation of equine cells with recombinant human interleukin-1. Veterinary Immunology and Immunopathology 30, 373-384.

Spiers, S., May, S.A., Bennett, D. and Edwards, G.B. (1994) Cellular sources of proteolytic enzymes in equine joints. Equine Veterinary Journal 26, 43-47.

Spiers, S., May, S.A., Harrison, L.J., Bennett, D. and Edwards, G.B. (1994) Proteolytic enzymes in equine joints with infectious arthritis. Equine Veterinary Journal 26, 48-50.

May, S.A., Hooke, R.E., Peremans, K.Y., Verschooten, F. and Lees, P. (1994) Prostaglandin E2 in equine joint disease. Vlaams Diergeneeskundig Tijdschrift 63, 187-191.

May, S.A. (1994) Degenerative joint disease (osteoarthritis, osteoarthrosis, secondary joint disease). In: Manual of Small Animal Arthrology. Eds. J.E.F. Houlton & R.W. Collinson. BSAVA Publications, Cheltenham. pp.62-74.

Osborne, A.C., Carter, S.D., May, S.A. and Bennett, D. (1995) Anticollagen antibodies and immune complexes in equine joint diseases. Veterinary Immunology and Immunopathology 45, 19-30.

May, S.A. (1995) Infectious agents and joint diseases. British Veterinary Journal 151, 229-231.

May, S.A. (1995) Tumour necrosis factor, equine arthritis and clinical research. Equine Veterinary Journal 27, 160-161.

Carter, S.D., Osborne, A.C., May, S.A. and Bennett, D. (1995) Rheumatoid factor, antiheat shock protein (65 KDa) antibodies and anti-nuclear antibodies in equine joint diseases. Equine Veterinary Journal 27 , 288-295.

Bird, J.L.E., May, S.A. and Bayliss, M.T. (2000) Nitric oxide inhibits aggrecan degradation in explant cultures of equine articular cartilage. Equine Veterinary Journal 32, 133-139.

Bird, J.L.E., Platt, D., Wells, T., May, S.A. and Bayliss, M.T. (2000) Exercise-induced changes in proteoglycan metabolism of equine articular cartilage. Equine Veterinary Journal 32, 161-163.

Frean, S.P., Gettinby, G., May, S.A. and Lees, P. (2000) Influence of interleukin-1β and hyaluronan on proteoglycan release from equine navicular hyaline cartilage and fibrocartilage. Journal of Veterinary Pharmacology and Therapeutics 23, 67-72.

Viitanen, M., Bird, J., Miasi, P., Smith, R., Tulamo, R.M. and May, S.A. (2000) Differences in the concentration of various synovial fluid constituents between the distal interphalangeal joint, the metacarpophalangeal joint and the navicular bursa in normal horses. Research in Veterinary Science 69, 63-67.

Viitanen, M., Bird, J., Schramme, M., Smith, R., Tulamo, R. and May S. (2001) Synovial fluid studies in navicular disease. Research in Veterinary Science. 71, 201-206.

Viitanen, M.J., Wilson, A.M., McGuigan, P., Rogers. K.D. and May, S. (2003) The effect of foot balance on the intra-articular pressure in the distal interphalangeal joint in vitro. Equine Veterinary Journal 35, 184-189.

Viitanen, M., Bird, J., Smith, R., Tulamo, R.M. and May, S.A. (2003) Biochemical characterisation of navicular hyaline cartilage, navicular fibrocartilage and the deep digital flexor tendon in horses with navicular disease. Research in Veterinary Science 75, 113-120.

Goodman, S.A., May, S.A., Heinegard, D and Smith, R (2004). Tenocyte response to cyclical strain and transforming growth factor beta is dependent upon age and site of origin. Biorheology 42(5): 613-628.

Diagnostic Imaging

May, S.A. and Baker, J.R. (1985) A giant cell tumour (osteoclastoma) of the tibia in a horse. Equine Veterinary Journal 17, 477-479.

May, S.A., Wyn-Jones, G. and Peremans, K.Y. (1986) The importance of oblique views in radiography of the equine limb. Equine Veterinary Journal 18, 7-13.

May, S.A., Wyn-Jones, G., Church, Sally, Brouwer, G.J. and Jones, R.S. (1986) Iopamidol myelography in the horse. Equine Veterinary Journal 18, 199-202.

Church, Sally, Baker, J.R. and May, S.A. (1986) Gastric retention associated with acquired pyloric stenosis in a gelding. Equine Veterinary Journal 18, 332-334.

May, S.A. and Wyn-Jones, G. (1987) Contrast radiography in the investigation of sinus tracts and abscess cavities in the horse. Equine Veterinary Journal 19, 218-222.

May, S.A., Patterson, Luise J., Peacock, Philippa J. and Edwards, G.B. (1991) Radiographic technique for the pelvis in the standing horse. Equine Veterinary Journal 23, 312-314.

May, S.A. and Harrison, L.J. (1994) Radiography of the hip and pelvis. Equine Veterinary Education 6, 152-158.

May, S.A. (1996) Radiological aspects of degenerative joint disease. Equine Veterinary Education 8, 114-120.

Weller, R., Cauvin, E.R.J., Bowen, I.M. and May, S.A. (1999) Comparison of radiography, scintigraphy and ultrasonography in the diagnosis of a case of temporomandibular joint arthropathy in a horse. Veterinary Record 144, 377-379.

Boswell, J C, Schramme, M C, Wilson, A M and May, S A (1999) Radiological study to evaluate suspected scapulohumeral joint dysplasia in Shetland ponies. Equine Veterinary Journal 31, 510-514.

Weller, R., Taylor, S., Maierl, J., Cauvin, E.R.J. and May, S.A. (1999) Ultrasonographic anatomy of the equine temporomandibular joint. Equine Veterinary Journal 31, 529-532.

Weller, R., Livesey, L., Maierl, J., Nuss, K., Bowen, I.M., Cauvin, E.R.J., Weaver, M., Schumacher, J. and May, S.A. (2001) Comparison of radiography and scintigraphy in the diagnosis of dental disorders in the horse. Equine Veterinary Journal 33, 49-58.

Groth, A.M., May, S.A., Weaver, M.P. and Weller, R. (2009) Intra- and interobserver agreement in the interpretation of navicular bones on radiographs and computed tomography scans. Equine Veterinary Journal 41, 124-129.

Starke, S.D., May, S.A. and Pfau, T. (2015) Understanding hind limb lameness signs in horses using simple rigid body mechanics. Journal of Biomechanics (in press).

Equine Surgery

Starke, S. and May, S.A. (2017)  Veterinary student competence in equine lameness recognition and assessment: a mixed methods study.  Veterinary Record, http://veterinaryrecord.bmj.com/content/vetrec/181/7/168.full.pdf

May, S.A. and Wyn-Jones, G. (1984) Repair of a proximal radius fracture in a horse. Veterinary Record 115, 516-518.

May, S.A., Wyn-Jones, G. and Brouwer, G.J. (1985) Disuse osteopaenia predisposing to a long bone fracture in a horse. Equine Veterinary Journal 17, 329-331.

Wyn-Jones, G., Peremans, K.Y. and May, S.A. (1985) Case of quadrilateral flexural contracture in a 10-year-old pony. Veterinary Record 116, 685-687.

Wyn-Jones, G. and May, S.A. (1986) Surgical arthrodesis for the treatment of osteoarthrosis of the proximal intertarsal, distal intertarsal and tarsometatarsal joints in thirty horses: A comparison of four different techniques. Equine Veterinary Journal 18, 59-64.

May, S.A. (1986) The treatment of lameness. Equine Veterinary Journal 18, 348-350.

May, S.A., Duncan, A.W. and McDonald, S. (1986) Remodelling of a long-standing non-union of a canine femoral shaft. Veterinary Record 119, 207-208.

Gerring, E.L. and May S.A. (1987) Repair of radius fractures: a measure of progress. Equine Veterinary Journal 19, 89-90.

May, S.A. and Wyn-Jones, G. (1987) Identification of hindleg lameness. Equine Veterinary Journal 19, 185-188.

Harrison, L.J., May, S.A. and Edwards, G.B. (1991) Surgical treatment of open splint bone fractures in 26 horses. Veterinary Record 128, 606-610.

Harrison, L.J., May, S.A., Richardson, J.D., Mills, G. and Dixon, P. (1991) Conservative treatment of four cases of incomplete long bone fracture of a hindlimb in four horses. Veterinary Record 129, 133-136.

Cauvin, E.R.J., Tapprest, J., Munroe, G.A., May, S.A. and Schramme, M.C. (1999) Endoscopic examination of the tarsal sheath of the lateral digital flexor tendon in horses. Equine Veterinary Journal 31, 219-227.

Weller, R., Maierl, J., Bowen, I.M., May, S.A. and Liebich, H.-G. (2002) The arthroscopic approach and intra-articular anatomy of the equine temporomandibular joint. Equine Veterinary Journal 34, 421-424.

Arkell, M., Archer, R.M., Guitian, F.J. and May, S.A. (2006) Evidence of bias affecting the interpretation of the results of local anaesthetic nerve blocks. Veterinary Record 159, 346-349.

Weller, R., Pfau, T., Babbage, D., Brittin, E., May, S,A. and Wilson, A.M. (2006) Reliability of conformational measurements in the horse using a three-dimensional motion analysis system. Equine Veterinary Journal 38, 610-615.

Weller, R., Pfau, T., May, S.A. and Wilson, A.M. (2006) Variation in conformation in a cohort of National Hunt racehorses. Equine Veterinary Journal 38, 616-621.

Starke, S.D., Willems, E., May, S.A. and Pfau, T. (2011) Vertical head and trunk movement adaptations of sound horses trotting in a circle on a hard surface. The Veterinary Journal 193, 73-80.

Starke, S.D., Witte, T.H., May, S.A. and Pfau, T. (2012) Accuracy and precision of hind limb foot contact timings of horses determined using a pelvis-mounted inertial measurement unit. Journal of Biomechanics 45, 1522-1528.

Starke, S.D., Willems, E., Head, M., May, S.A. and Pfau, T. (2012)  Proximal hind limb flexin in the horse: effect on movement symmetry and implications for defining sound

Starke, S. and May, S.A. (2017)  Veterinary student competence in equine lameness recognition and assessment: a mixed methods study.  Veterinary Record, http://veterinaryrecord.bmj.com/content/vetrec/181/7/168.full.pdfness.  Equine Veterinary Journal 44, 657-663.

 

Stephen is interested in the philosophy of science, and scientific methodology. He developed key skills courses for both veterinary and biological science students which include communication skills, leadership, and team-working skills, scientific clinical and ethical reasoning and professionalism. He has pioneered new approaches to teaching, learning and assessment, including the development of Objective Structured Clinical Examinations (OSCE’s) and the professional skills module of the RCVS Certificate in Advanced Veterinary Practice.   He was also one of the initiators of the RVC’s Postgraduate Certificate in Advanced Veterinary Practice.  He was also one of the initiators of the RVC’s Postgraduate Certificate/Diploma/MSc in Veterinary Education programmes, a unique set of courses for training veterinary teachers throughout the world.

Stephen’s past specialist clinical interests included the diagnosis and treatment of lameness problems in the horse, in particular equine radiology, also bone and joint disease in all its aspects, including surgical and medical therapy, physiotherapy and rehabilitation.

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