School of Dental Sciences

Staff Profile

Dr Rachel Green

Clinical Lecturer in Oral Surgery

Background

Background

I gained my BDS from Dundee University and following this undertook junior positions based around the west coast of Scotland.  Having always had an interest in Oral Surgery I initially joined Newcastle University as a Clinical Fellow and, following completion of my PhD, was subsequently appointed as a Clinical Lecturer.  Having since competed specialist training, I continue to develop my clinical and academic practice thorough my current role.

Qualifications

  • BDS
  • MFDS RSCEd
  • Newcastle Teaching Award
  • Certificate in Advanced Studies in Academic Practice
  • PhD
  • M Oral Surg RCSEd

Roles and Responsibilities

  • Deputy Director of Clinical Studies (BDS and BSc)
  • Clinical Teaching Lead for Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, BDS
  • Course leader for Stage 4 Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Clinical Attachment
  • Significant contribution to the delivery of clinical teaching, lectures and seminars for Stages 3 and 4 Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Course
  • Chair of the Board of Examiners for Stage 3 BDS
  • Involvement of all aspects of the examination process for Oral Diseases and Human Diseases courses
  • Personal tutor for BDS and MSc students
  • PhD student supervisor
  • BDS admissions panel member
  • Board of Studies member
  • School Executive Committee member

Professional Memberships

  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy
  • Member of the Faculty of Dental Surgeons, Royal College of Surgeons Edinburgh
  • Member of the Faculty of Dental Trainers, Royal College of Surgeons Edinburgh
  • Member of the Association of British Academic Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons
  • Member of the British Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons
  • Member of the International Association of Dental Research

Research

Research Interests

Elements of the educational process including;

  1. The use of technology to enhance the acquisition of practical skills
  2. Managing the transition to surgical practice
  3. Student perceptions and experiences of the academic process
  4. Patient feedback as a component of the BDS curriculum

Orofacial pain 

Living with uncertain disease

Communication in health care

Patient and professional views and experience of oral premalignancy

Funding and Scholarships

  • BAOMS small research grant
  • QUILT 'just one thing' grant - Newcastle University
  • ADEE Scholarship - Advancement of video dentistry in dental education 
  • AURORA programme funding - Newcastle University

Responsibilities

  • PhD supervisor
  • Academic progress panel member

Reviewer

  • Reviewer for the JDR Clinical and Translational Research, the European Journal of Dental Education, Oral Surgery and the British Dental Journal. 
  • Member of the JDR CTR Scientific Advisory Board

Teaching

Undergraduate Teaching Responsibilities

Deputy Directory of Clinical Studies (BDS and BSc)

Clinical Teaching Lead for OMFS (BDS)

BDS Stage 3

  • Chair of the Board of Examiners for Stage 3
  • Oral and Maxillofacial surgery course - significant contribution to the provision of clinical teaching, seminars and competency based assessment
  • Involvement in OMFS course examinations: question writing, standard setting, examining (OSCE, in-course assessment)
  • Human diseases - responsible for producing and maintaining question bank for Stage 3 examinations

BDS Stage 4

  • Deputy Stage Director of Stage 4 BDS
  • Course lead for the Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Clinical Attachment
  • Oral and Maxillofacial surgery course - significant contribution to the provision of clinical teaching (minor oral surgery), seminars, lecturers and competency based assessment
  • Human Diseases course - involvement in lectures and examinations (OSCE and in- course assessment)

Postgraduate Responsibilities

  • Training Programme Director for Oral Surgery StR programme
  • Organiser and facilitator for Newcastle University post graduate MOS courses
  • Contributer to the MFDS lecture programme
  • Invited speaker for DF1 lecture programme
  • Facilitator fo minor oral surgery training days as part of the Northern Deanery's lifelong learning programme
  • Involvement in the GPT oral surgery induction programme
  • Examiner for MFDS RCS Edinburgh


Publications