Centre for Oral Health Research

Dental Education Research Group

Dental Education Research Group

The mission of the Dental Education Research Group (DERG) is to inform the development, enhancement and delivery of high quality education for dental health care professionals. This includes dentists as well as dental hygienists and therapists.

In doing so, DERG aspires to improve our own students' learning experience and the quality of graduates in the School of Dental Sciences.

Research aims

The research aims of DERG are to:

  • create a forum for educational research within the School of Dental Sciences
  • identify strategic research priorities, funding opportunities and complimentary collaborations
  • nurture 'dental educators' who are new to educational research through shared experience

Key themes

Research within DERG embraces three key areas, the:

  1. individual learner and teacher including learner wellbeing, peer learning and team working, improving and assessing professional qualities and educational transitions
  2. curriculum: including integration, theory, development, delivery and assessment
  3. wider world: including internationalisation, patient involvement in assessment, feedback and selection

Theme lead

Heidi Bateman (Heidi.Bateman@newcastle.ac.uk)

Recent publications