BPSD Teachers’ Branch Study Day Programme 2022


 Welcome to the BSPD Study Day 2022, Hosted by Teacher’s Branch
Dr Helen Rogers, Chair of BSPD Teachers’ Branch

Theme 1

Evolving Education


 Decolonising the curriculum: a marathon or a sprint?
  Professor Paula Waterhouse
  Professor and Honorary Consultant in Paediatric Dentistry, School of Dental Sciences, Newcastle University


  • Increased awareness of why we should be decolonising the curriculum
  • Better understanding of cultural competence and sensitivity
  • Hints and tips to decolonise teaching and enrich cultural competency




The role of the dental nurse on undergraduate dental clinics
Dr Emma Robinson
Clinical Fellow in Oral Surgery, School of Dental Sciences, Newcastle University


  • To understand the experience of undergraduates when they first start their clinical years
  • To explore the roles of dental nurses on undergraduate clinics


 Caries management: are we practicing what we preach (and are we all singing from the same hymn sheet)?
Miss Rachel Goldsmith
Specialty Registrar in Paediatric Dentistry, Newcastle Dental Hospital, Newcastle Hospitals Foundation Trust


  • To evaluate the evidence base on caries management in the primary and permanent dentition
  • To discuss current undergraduate teaching and clinical experience in managing caries in paediatric patients
  • To consider the conformity between the evidence base and current undergraduate teaching in caries





Theme 2

Rethinking Reflection


It’s like two stars and a wish: exploring creative reflective methods in undergraduate healthcare education
Professor Kirsten Jack (Professor of Nursing Education, Manchester Metropolitan University) and Miss Faith Campbell (Specialty Registrar, Glasgow Dental Hospital)


  •  Discuss the current research on creative reflection in healthcare practice
  • Analyse current evidence on creative reflective practice in paediatric dentistry
  • Apply concepts of creative reflection to their personal and professional development 




Lunch break and UG poster prize judging

Theme 3

 Digital Dentistry


Technology Enhanced Learning (TEL) in 2022
Dr Susan Parekh
Senior Clinical Lecturer and Honorary Consultant in Paediatric Dentistry, Eastman Dental Institute, University College London


  • Describe the ways that TEL can enhance dental education
  • Reflect on the impact of the pandemic on TEL
  • Consider the future of TEL  


 Enhancing trainee exposure to the clinical environment: pandemic-proofing the profession
Mr Clement Seeballuck
Clinical Lecturer, Dundee Dental School and Hospital


  • To detail the background of live streaming clinics, including platform choice and using case examples
  • To discuss how the streaming of clinics can enhance clinical training in Paediatric Dentistry
  • To discuss trainee interaction potential over and above observation
  • To discuss potential evaluation of live streaming training interventions






Contemporary Approaches to Simulation Education
 Professor Barry Quinn
 Professor of Restorative Dentistry & Dental Education, Faculty of Health & Life Sciences, University of Liverpool


  1. Identify and summarize the important features of new technologies used in contemporary simulation
  2. Understand the potential and some of the limitations of haptically enabled environments for psychomotor skills training
  3. Comprehend and discuss the evidence available for simulated practice education


 Cross-university collaboration: reflections on a pilot educational resource sharing initiative
Mr Clement Seeballuck
Clinical Lecturer, Dundee Dental School and Hospital


  1. The development process for a collaborative resources database.  
  2. Discussion on potential pitfalls and possible solutions 
  3. Overview on current working model 
  4. Open forum discussion and exchange of ideas on undergraduate resource sharing 




Announcement of Undergraduate Poster Prize winner
Professor Siobhan Barry and Dr Anjali Kandiah, Judges for the BSPD Undergraduate Poster Prize


Closing remarks
Dr Alaa BaniHani, Chair Elect of BSPD Teachers’ Branch


Teachers’ Branch AGM

Speaker Profiles

Professor Paula Waterhouse

Paula graduated BDS (Hons) in 1990 from Newcastle and went straight into House Officer jobs. She was appointed a Lecturer in Child Dental Health in 1991 under the tutelage of John Murray, Andrew Rugg-Gunn, June Nunn and Richard Welbury.

FDS RCS (Edinburgh) with the Dean’s Award followed not long after in 1993.

Gaining her CCST in June 1998, then Paula shoe-horned into 12 months spanning 1999-2000, 3 big things for a female clinical academic…having her first child, defending her PhD and passing the ISFE exam. Son number 2 appeared in 2002! 

Paula was appointed Clinical Senior Lecturer/Honorary Consultant in 2007. She was instrumental in setting up the primary care outreach course, the oral health education in the city course and she developed the first USA-UK clinical dental education programme. She was lead for EDI and is the School’s Athena SWAN champion. She has supervised well over 20 postgraduate students and was the school’s postgraduate tutor for 6 years. In 2019 she became Degree Programme Director (when her interest in decolonisation began) and in 2020 she was voted by the students as the most outstanding teacher within the Faculty. Paula was appointed Professor of Paediatric Dentistry in 2022.

Dr Emma Robinson

Emma Robinson is originally from Teesside but now calls Newcastle home. She graduated from Newcastle in 2007, completed vocational training and SHO posts in Community Dental service and Maxillofacial surgery. After a year working in Australia she returned to the UK and worked a mixture of general practice and as a staff grade in oral and maxillofacial surgery both at James Cook Hospital in Middlesbrough and the Dental Hospital/RVI in Newcastle.  She has completed a post graduate diploma in conscious sedation and a post graduate certificate in medical education. Her current post as a clinical fellow in the university allows Emma to continue to develop her skills as an educator while studying for a PhD.  Emma’s research interests are in dental education especially the emotional burden of training and practising dentistry.  Outside of dentistry Emma has a large array of hobbies. Interests include but are not limited to – crochet and knitting, silversmithing, painting, gardening, swimming and hiking. Pre-pandemic Emma travelled extensively and has visited a number of bucket list destinations, in her role as electives lead she enjoyed helping students with their elective plans.


Miss Rachel Goldsmith

Rachel graduated with commendation from the University of Glasgow in 2017. Following this, she remained in Scotland, completing her Vocational Training year in Linwood, before relocating to Newcastle for Dental Core Training. Whilst undertaking three years of Dental Core Training, Rachel completed a post-graduate certificate in Medical Education from Newcastle University and an ILM level 5 accredited qualification in Healthcare Leadership and Management. She is currently a Speciality Registrar in Paediatric Dentistry at Newcastle Dental Hospital, with a keen interest in dental education and dental training pathways.


Professor Kirsten Jack

Dr Kirsten Jack is a Professor of Nursing Education in the Faculty of Health and Education at Manchester Metropolitan University, UK. She is a UK National Teaching Fellow and Principal Fellow of the HEA. Kirsten is passionate about the professional development of healthcare students, and this is reflected in her research interests. She has explored the use of the arts to reflect on clinical placement experiences, particularly the use of poetry to explore the emotional nature of caring for others.


Miss Faith Campbell

I am actively involved in dental education within my role as a Speciality Registrar in Paediatric Dentistry at Glasgow Dental Hospital and School. I have previously worked as a Clinical Teacher in Paediatric Dentistry at the University of Sheffield, where I was awarded the 2020 BSPD Teachers’ Branch Bursary. My research interest is dental education applied to paediatric dentistry and I am leading an interlinked series of qualitative studies into reflective practice for undergraduate dental students at the University of Sheffield.


Dr Susan Parekh

Dr Susan Parekh is a senior lecturer / Consultant in Paediatric Dentistry at the UCL Eastman Dental Institute and programme director of the distance learning MSc since its inception in 2014.


Professor Barry Quinn

Professor Barry Quinn has a PhD in simulation education and was part of the hapTEL research project developing and evaluating haptically enabled virtual learning environments for dental surgical skills training. Barry is presently chair of Restorative Dentistry and Dental Education at the University of Liverpool, School of Dentistry. The lecture will give an overview on the state of development and the affordances offered by new dental simulators.


Dr Clement Seeballuck

Dr Clement Seeballuck is a Clinical Lecturer in the Dundee Dental School and Hospital. Clement graduated in 2009 from Trinity College Dublin and worked for a number of years in General Practice. He has completed House Officer and Core trainee posts and has been a Clinical Lecturer at Dundee since 2015. Clement has a particular interest in Technological innovations and their potential application to clinical training. He started a PhD relating to remote clinical training tools development and evaluation in 2021.


Key Dates

Submission Open

29 November 2021

Submission Closes

29 March 2022


17 May 2022

Early Registration Deadline

14 June 2022

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