Dr Rosa Moreno Lopez

Dr Rosa Moreno Lopez
DDS, PhD, PG Cert Gerodontology, FHEA, MFDS RCPS (Glasg)

Clinical Lecturer (Scholarship)

I am currently accepting PhDs in Dentistry.

Dr Rosa Moreno Lopez
Dr Rosa Moreno Lopez

Contact Details

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The University of Aberdeen  
University of Aberdeen Dental School
Room 105
Cornhill Road, Foresterhill
Aberdeen AB25 2ZR


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

Memberships and Affiliations


I am the Assessment Lead for the Institute of Dentistry.

Previously I have been the year 3 lead for the BDS degree for 5 years at the Institute of Dentistry.

  • 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 


Research Areas

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  • Dentistry
  • Higher Education Teaching
  • Pre-Clinical Dentistry

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

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 pedagocical 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 clincial dentistry.



Current Research

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?

  • Dental student perception of the effectiveness of Special Care Dentistry Teaching in preparing them to treat patients independently


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

Research Funding and Grants

2015/2016 ADEE Futudent Scholarship recipient

2019: Center for Academic Devlopment 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 Catlunya.



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