Clinical Lecturer (Scholarship)
At the University of Aberdeen I am involved in educational research. We have developed a website to help with examiners calibration for practical exams and we are currently developing new research on improving feedback to students by means of peer-feedback.
I am really interested in Assessments on Healthcare Programmes, and since becoming the assessment lead for the IoD I have developped a new theme on our pedagogical research looking into standard setting assessments in small cohort of students and assessing the usefulness of formative assessments.
We are also developing a new research strand involving the use of videos and 3D imaging for teaching undergraduate students on the clinical aspects of removable and fixed prosthodontics.
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. I am also interested in the relationship between the number of teeth and the cognitive impairment that elderly people can suffer.
My current research projects are:
- The use of peer-feeeback in a pre-clinical dental course.
- What is the validity of formative assessment as a predictor of academic performance?
- Perceived sources of stress among Scottish dental students.
Can borderline-regression method be used to standard set OSCEs in small cohorts?
2015/2016 ADEE Futudent Scholarship recipient
2019: Center for Academic Devlopment Scholarship at the UoA
I am the Assessment lead for the Institute of Dentistry.
At the Institute of Dentistry I am the lead 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.
- Further Info
I am an external examiner for the ORE (Overseas Registration Examination).
I am assessment lead for the Institute of Dentistry.
Previously I have been year 3 lead for the BDS degree for 5 years at the Institute of Dentistry.