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Setting the agenda for dental education research in Scotland: a priority setting exercise with multiple stakeholders

Tuesday, June 2, 2015 - 12:30 to 13:30
Karen Barton
Morlich/Nevis Room, Mackenzie Building
ABSTRACT: The 2010 Strategy for Oral Health Research in Scotland recommended a dental education research strand, leading to the formation of the Dental Education Research Group (DERG) with representation from dental schools across Scotland. The starting point for this group was to understand various stakeholders’ perceptions of research priorities. The Centre for Medical Education were commissioned by the DERG of the Scottish Oral Health Research Collaboration to conduct a priority setting exercise of dental education research priorities for Scotland for the next 3-5 years. This presentation will summarise our mixed method approach using two online questionnaires with a cohort of multiple dental professions across urban and rural Scotland and the qualitative and quantitative data analysis approaches that were used.
 
BIOGRAPHY: Karen has worked at the University of Dundee for 16 years and currently has a dual role as a Research Nutritionist in the Centre for Public Health Nutrition Research and a Research Fellow at the Centre for Medical Education. Within CME, in addition to managing the NHS Education for Scotland priority setting exercise for dental education research, Karen has been involved in the management of the JISC funded ‘Interactive Assessment and Collaboration via Technology’ (interACT) project which aimed to re-engineer assessment and feedback systems in online distance learning to promote dialogic feedback. Karen has coordinated numerous public health nutrition research projects including work on food choice, dietary assessment methodology, diet survey methodology and assessment, diet and lifestyle interventions for disease prevention, and food and nutrition policy.  She has recently completed her PhD and has published extensively in this field.