Heather Corpe


Lecturer in Biology and Ecology

Lecturer in Health and Social Care


Currently I am a lecturer in the schools of ‘Applied Science and Mathematics’ and ‘Care, Health and Wellbeing’.  I teach Biology at Nat 5, Higher and HNC, and am module leader for Freshwater and Marine Biology units on the Environmental Sciences Degree Programme.  I also teach ‘Care Higher’ and deliver a range of units on ‘mental health’, ‘human development and behaviour’, ‘health’ and ‘sociology’ at levels 4 to 6. I am module leader for the Animal Behaviour module in the psychology degree programme   

Previously I worked in the supported education department as a classroom assistant and then lecturer.  I was a development officer with the charity ‘HUG Action for Mental Health, and worked with the Moray Firth Partnership as the SAC Project Officer, co-ordinating development of a management scheme to protect the resident dolphin population.


  • PhD in Zoology, University of Aberdeen
  • BSc Hons Biological Sciences, Portsmouth University
  • TQFE, Stirling University

I am interested in many things, including animal welfare, conservation and mental health.  I am crazy about dogs and enjoy spending time with my beautiful lab cross Jess and my tiny Jack Russel, Rolo.  I enjoy reading, walking at the beach, drinking tea and eating cake with friends – after walking at the beach – going to gigs, going to the cinema and travelling abroad.  I love acting for fun and have helped to establish our annual Inverness College staff panto!