Study Day Speakers
Amanda is currently a clinical lecturer in paediatric dentistry at the University of Liverpool Dental Hospital. After qualifying from UCH dental school, she worked in both community dental services and general practice for a number of years. In 2001 she gained a Masters in Public Health from Cardiff University, and is now focussing on teaching, being in the final stages of studying for a Doctorate in Education. She is particularly interested in looking at feedback given to students on clinic, and is carrying out a thesis to see how this can be improved. She is married with two children, and a boxer dog, and in her spare time enjoys practising and teaching yoga.
Chris Allen is an Associate Professor in Hate Studies with almost two decades of expertise in researching Islamophobia, the British and European far-right, radicalisation and religiously-motivated hate more broadly. Over the past decade, Chris has accepted various independent advisory roles due to his expertise in policy and legislation relating to these topics, including being an independent adviser on anti-Muslim hate and Islamophobia. He has also submitted written and oral evidence to a range of different government bodies and commissions including the House of Lords Select Committee on Religious Offences, the All Party Parliamentary Group on Islamophobia, All Party Parliamentary Group on Universities, All Party Parliamentary Group on British Muslims, Home Affairs Select Committee on Hate Crimes, and the Commission on Islam, Participation and Public Life among others.
Chris has published widely both in the UK and elsewhere around the world including Austria, France, Germany, Italy, Serbia, Sweden and the United States. Of note was his 2010 monograph titled Islamophobia which was the first of its kind. Chris also regularly writes comment and other non-specialist pieces, and appears in both broadcast and print media. Chris is also a Senior Fellow at the Centre for the Analysis of the Radical Right and a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, Royal Society of Arts and the US Government’s International Visiting Leadership Program. He is an alumnus of the John Adams Society and sits on the editorial board of Palgrave Communications.
Emma Morgan graduated from the University of Liverpool in 2018 and now works as a Foundation Dentist in the North West Deanery. Her research into undergraduate awareness and preparedness for DCby1 was awarded the BSPD National Student Elective Prize in 2018 and following this she was invited to be the undergraduate ambassador for DCby1. Through this role she aims to engage young dentists with DCby1, and most recently spoke at the BDSA conference in Birmingham. Her research in relation to awareness and preparedness for DCby1 continues at the University of Liverpool.
Dr Emma Vaux is a Consultant Nephrologist and General Physician at the Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust. She is Senior Censor and Vice President for Education & Training at the Royal College of Physicians of London. She is co-Chair of the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges (AoMRC) Joint Academy Training Forum. As Clinical Associate, she leads the AoMRC Quality Improvement (QI): Training for Better Outcomes programme, which aims to embed QI into postgraduate medical training. She is a Generation Q Fellow with the Health Foundation and a founding Q member. She is Clinical Lead (renal) for the Berkshire West Integrated Care System, leading the transformation of outpatient practice for patients with kidney disease.
Jan is the Training Manager for Mermaids. A charity which provides support, information and resources to gender diverse children and young people; their families and the professionals, with whom, they liaise.
As part of her role within Mermaids, Jan is part of a LGBT+ Consortium working with the Department of Education, the Government Equalities Office, delivering a Homophobic, Biphobic and Transphobic Anti-bullying project to schools throughout the UK – both Secondary and Primary.
Mermaids also work with Social Services, including fostering and residential homes; the NHS and organisations such as the Police, Scouts and YMCA.
Her background is in education were she has over 20 years’ experience, in both primary and FE sectors, up to graduate level.
Mermaids support young people up to their 20th birthday and help lots of teenagers into higher education, apprenticeships and employment, as well as adult medical and support services.
Jan will deliver a talk about gender identity, transgender children and teenagers as well as doing some myth busting. In doing so Jan hopes to help you improve your knowledge, language and understanding of the issues faced, every day, by the Trans population; in the hope that you will become a Trans ally.
The aims and objectives of her talk will be:
- Develop a greater understanding of what comes under the “Trans Umbrella”.
- Language and terminology.
- The treatment pathways for children and teenagers.
- Laws, policies and knowledge.
- Visibility and advocacy.
- Practical steps to create an inclusive and diverse ethos.
Mermaids can provide ongoing support, information and signposting to all attendees.
Josie Hastings has considerable experience in the training, advisory and consultancy field and specialises in the areas of Unconscious Bias, Equality, Diversity and Inclusion and Dealing with Harassment and Bullying in the workplace. She has run these courses for dental professionals for 19 years predominantly for HEE and dental practices in the Midlands. She also runs workshop on these subjects for Dental Examiners nationally for the Faculty of Dental Surgery (FDS). Before becoming a trainer she worked for both RADAR (Royal Association for Disability Rights) and the Equality and Human Rights Commission.
Laura Smith is the Head of Clinical Skills Education at the University of Leeds, School of Medicine. She leads the development and delivery of the integrated clinical skills curriculum within undergraduate medicine and supports a number of other programmes including dentistry and post graduate Physician Associates.
Laura has been involved in clinical education for over 15 years and has a longstanding interest in workplace based assessment and technology enhanced learning. She has been instrumental in developing an ambitious workplace based assessment strategy within her own school. A nurse by background, she spent her clinical career working within urgent care, most recently as a senior nurse in the Emergency Department. Her research interests include Workplace-Based Assessment (WBA), Technology Enhanced Learning (TEL) and curriculum innovations.
Mark Jellicoe is a Lecturer in Psychology (Dental Education) at the University of Liverpool’s School of Dentistry. His recent has research focused on pedagogies that support student learning. In particular promoting self-regulatory strategies such as goal setting and motivated behaviours that promote engagement with feedback. Mark’s Ph.D. research focused on pedagogical and measurement that support these approaches. In 2017-18 Mark won a University of Liverpool Learning and Teaching Award for an approach developed to promote self-management during learning. This has recently been refined and applied in the School of Dentistry at Liverpool.
Megan graduated from King’s College London in 2015 and is currently a DCT3 in Oral Surgery and Restorative Dentistry at Edinburgh Dental Institute, having previously carried out an Oral Medicine post at Bristol Dental Hospital and two OMFS posts. She has an interest in veterinary dentistry and is one of the course organisers for the British Veterinary Dentistry Association and will therefore be giving a short talk on how dentistry is currently being taught to veterinary undergraduates with some amusing anecdotes along the way!
At present I am a foundation dentist and a practicing musculoskeletal physiotherapist. I qualified as a physiotherapist in 2014 from King’s College London and since then have worked in numerous NHS hospitals. Currently I practice privately part-time in Liverpool.
After completing my Dentistry degree in Liverpool in 2018, I have acquired a fervent interest in dental back pain and wish to relay my interest as well as tips and tricks to overcome and prevent its onset.