Dr Rosa Moreno Lopez

Dr Rosa Moreno Lopez
Dr Rosa Moreno Lopez
Dr Rosa Moreno Lopez


Senior Clinical Lecturer

Accepting PhDs

Email Address
Telephone Number
+44 (0)1224 559641
Office Address


University of Aberdeen Dental School

Room 105

Cornhill Road, Foresterhill

Aberdeen AB25 2ZR


School of Medicine, Medical Sciences and Nutrition


  • 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 
  • MSc Special Care Dentistry 
    2023 - University of Aberdeen 

    With commendation

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.

External Memberships
  • I am an external examiner for the ORE (Overseas Registration Examination) and at the University of Bristol for their BDS Programme (BDS 5 restorative)
  • MFDS RCPS (Glasgow)
  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy
  • Registered with the General Dental Council 

Latest Publications

  • Screening of atrial fibrillation in dental practices: a qualitative feasibility study

    Obaid Hassan, A., Moreno Lopez, R., Lane, D. A., Lip, G. Y. H., Harris, R. V., Mughal, A., Weir, C.
    Expert Review of Cardiovascular Therapy, vol. 21, no. 9, pp. 643-549
    Contributions to Journals: Articles
  • Does differential attainment exist within dental education: a systematic review of the literature

    Moreno Lopez, R., Smith, J.
    48th ADEE meeting
    Contributions to Conferences: Posters
  • Dental Student Readiness to Treat Special Care Patients upon Graduation

    Moreno Lopez, R., Bovaird, I., Olmo, B., Abu Eid, R.
    Special Care in Dentistry
    Contributions to Journals: Articles
  • How confident are dental students in their ability to treat special care patients after they graduate?

    Moreno Lopez, R., Abu Eid, R.
    48th ADEE meeting
    Contributions to Conferences: Posters
  • Can borderline-regression method be used to standard set OSCEs in small cohorts?

    Moreno Lopez, R., Hope, D.
    European Journal of Dental Education, vol. 26, no. 4, pp. 686-691
    Contributions to Journals: Articles

View My Publications

Prizes and Awards

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


Research Overview

My main area of research is under the umbrella of assessment within pedagogical research in healthcare programmes. 

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.



We have collaborated 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 multiple MSc students on their final dissertation on the Masters in Public Health and also on the Master in Advanced Restorative Dental Practice.

During the summer I usually supervise undergraduate dental student on their summer scholarships with the following topics of pedagogical research in healthcare programmes and dental topics such as geriatric dentistry, prevention and removable prosthodontics. 

Funding and Grants

2015/2016 ADEE Futudent Scholarship recipient

2019: Center for Academic Development Scholarship at the UoA


Teaching Responsibilities

I am the Education Lead for the Institute of Dentistry.

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

I am a Senior Clinical Lecturer for the MSc in Advanced General Practice where I deliver the module of Removable Partial Dentures.

I also deliver teaching on the MSc in Medical Education on their module of Principles of Assessments in Clinical Education.


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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