Dr Rosa Moreno Lopez
Dr Rosa Moreno Lopez

Dr Rosa Moreno Lopez

DDS, PhD, PG Cert Gerodontology, FHEA, MFDS RCPS (Glasg)

Senior Clinical Lecturer (Scholarship)

Accepting PhDs



University of Aberdeen Dental School

Room 105

Cornhill Road, Foresterhill

Aberdeen AB25 2ZR



  • DDS Dentistry 
    2008 - Universitat Internacional de Catalunya 
  • PgCert Post Graduate Certificate in Higher Education Teaching and Learning. Fellow of the Higher Education Academy  
    2013 - University of Aberdeen 
  • PhD Doctorate in Clinical and Laboratory Techniques in Dentistry 
    2014 - Universitat Internacional de Catalunya 
    Awarded Excellent Cum Laude
  • PgCert Gerodontology 
    2009 - Universitat Internacional de Catalunya 

Memberships and Affiliations

Internal Memberships

I am the Education lead for the Institute of Dentistry at the University of Aberdeen. 

Previously I have been the Assessment Lead for the Institute of Dentistry and year 3 lead for the BDS degree at the Institute of Dentistry.

External Memberships
  • I am an external examiner for the ORE (Overseas Registration Examination).
  • MFDS RCPS (Glasgow)
  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy
  • Registered with the General Dental Council 

Latest Publications

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Prizes and Awards

Outstanding Contribution to Blended Learning (assessment) Award in the AUSA and University of Aberdeen Excellence Awards 2021.


Research Overview

At the Institute of Dentistry I am the lead for research on Assessment under the Educational Research Subgroup.

Assessment is a key part of student’s life and we acknowledge that changes are required to improve student’s engagement whilst making sure that they are safe practitioners. As the university is embarking in a new curriculum review with new approaches to teaching based on a competency based dental education, our assessments practices are being influenced by this. 

Being a small Institute with small cohort of students allows us to be at the centre of multiple research opportunities including improving feedback practices, assessing student performance, program of assessments, mentoring students and policy making.

My research interests also include the oral health of elderly people living in nursing homes as well as preventive measures to promote oral hygiene to this population group. My research also links pedagogical research with special care patients, by means of understanding student's preparedness to undertake clinical treatment on this vulnerable group of patients, which will help improve out teaching suits for this specific area of clinical dentistry.



Research Areas

Accepting PhDs

I am currently accepting PhDs in Education, Dentistry.

Please get in touch if you would like to discuss your research ideas further.

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Accepting PhDs


Accepting PhDs

Research Specialisms

  • Dentistry
  • Pre-Clinical Dentistry
  • Adult Education
  • Higher Education Teaching

Our research specialisms are based on the Higher Education Classification of Subjects (HECoS) which is HESA open data, published under the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International licence.

Current Research

My current research projects are:

  • The impact of COVID-19 on Assessment practices in UK dental schools. 
  • Feedback practices in health care programmes.
  • Standard setting methods in healthcare programs. 
  • Training and calibrating examiners for practical assessments and WPBA.
  • Dental student perception of the effectiveness of Special Care Dentistry Teaching in preparing them to treat patients independently
  • Learning styles and redesigning curriculums and assessments.

I am currently advertising a self-funded PhD project on:

- The role of Assessment and low-level concerns in identifying underperforming students in healthcare programmes.


We are currently collaborating with the Universitat Internacional de Catalunya on pedagogical research projects.


I am currently the main supervisor for a PhD student on the field of differential attainment in dental students in Scotland. 

I have supervised 2 MSc students on their final dissertation on the Masters in Public Health (academic year 2020-21) and I am currently supervising 3 MSc students on their final dissertation on the Master in Advanced Restorative Dental Practice (academic year 2021-22).

During the summer 2021 I supervised 3 undergraduate dental student on their summer scholarships with the following topics:

- The evaluation of drawing tasks to aid the transition of undergraduate dental students from pre-clinical to clinical practice.

- Is Molar Incisor Hypomineralisation (MIH) a new disease of the 21st century? A systematic literature review.

- Student preferences on assessments depending on their learning styles. A systematic literature review. 

Funding and Grants

2015/2016 ADEE Futudent Scholarship recipient

2019: Center for Academic Development Scholarship at the UoA


Teaching Responsibilities

I am the Assessment Lead for the Institute of Dentistry.

At the Institute of Dentistry I am one of the co-ordindators for the removable prosthodontic teaching.

I am also responsible for the delivery of the tooth morphology and caries teaching for BDS 2 students and the Dental Technology Course. 

I am a clinical lecturer for the MSc in Advanced General Practice where I deliver the module of Removable Partial Dentures.


Non-course Teaching Responsibilities

I am a lecturer for the MSc in Special Care Dentistry at the Universitat Internacional de Catalunya.


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  • ‘Is molar incisor hypomineralisation (MIH) a new disease of the 21st century?’

    Moreno Lopez, R., Cook, C.
    Pediatric Dental Journal
    Contributions to Journals: Articles
  • Can borderline-regression method be used to standard set OSCEs in small cohorts?

    Moreno Lopez, R., Hope, D.
    European Journal of Dental Education
    Contributions to Journals: Articles
  • Embedding environmental sustainability within the modern dental curriculum –Exploring current practice and developing a shared understanding

    Duane, B., Dixon, J., Giwa, A., Aldana, C., Henao, D., Timus, D., Darragh, J., Ramasubbu, D., Perez, F., Schwendicke, F., Correia, M., Quinteros, M., Van Harten, M., Paganelli, C., Vos, P., Moreno Lopez, R., Field, J., Coughlan, J.
    European Journal of Dental Education, vol. 25, no. 3, pp. 541-549
    Contributions to Journals: Articles
  • Clonal Evolution of Candida albicans, Candida glabrata and Candida dubliniensis at Oral Niche Level in Health and Disease

    Moorhouse, A. J., Moreno Lopez, R., Gow, N. A., Hijazi, K.
    Journal of Oral Microbiology, vol. 13, no. 1, 1894047
    Contributions to Journals: Articles
  • Dental management strategies for Molar Incisor Hypomineralization

    Olmo-González, B., Moreno Lopez, R., Ribera-Uribe, M.
    Pediatric Dental Journal, vol. 30, no. 3, pp. 139-154
    Contributions to Journals: Review articles
  • Evaluation of a new e-learning resource for calibrating OSCE examiners on the use of rating scales

    Moreno Lopez, R., Sinclair, S.
    European Journal of Dental Education, vol. 24, no. 2, pp. 276-281
    Contributions to Journals: Articles
  • Can borderline regression method be used to standard set OSCEs in small cohorts?

    Moreno Lopez, R., Hope, D.
    Ottawa 2020
    Contributions to Conferences: Abstracts
  • Evaluation of a new e-learning rescource for OSCE examiners training on the use of rating scales

    Moreno Lopez, R., Sinclair, S.
    Contributions to Conferences: Other Contributions
  • Social media use in dental education: a systematic review

    Gupta, E., Sinclair, S., Moreno Lopez, R.
    Contributions to Conferences: Other Contributions
  • Effectiveness of Blended Learning Suites in undergraduate dental education, Staff and students perceptions

    Moreno Lopez, R., Cherukara, G., Birtles, A., Ibbetson, R.
    Contributions to Conferences: Other Contributions
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