Promotion for Plymouth University dental educator

Dr Cathy Coelho, who has been promoted to Senior Lecturer at Plymouth University Peninsula School of Dentistry

Dr Cathy Coelho of Plymouth University Peninsula School of Dentistry (PUPSD), has been promoted to the position of Senior Lecturer at the organisation.

The news comes soon after Cathy was awarded the Association for Dental Education in Europe (ADEE) Early Educator Excellence in Dental Education Award, and she was recently awarded a Senior Fellowship by the Health Education Academy.

Cathy has 28 years’ experience as a dental practitioner and has lectured at PUPSD since 2012. She is a Master in Clinical Education and has published on dental education.

She has a special interest in enquiry-based learning, remediation for struggling students and the training of academic tutors. Cathy is Year 4 Lead, Clinical Audit Module Lead, Enquiry-based Learning Lead, Widening Participation Lead and Senior Personal tutor at PUPSD.

Cathy is also Senior Pastoral Tutor for the School and takes responsibility for the training, peer review and support of colleagues. She has plays an important role in the ongoing development of the five-year Bachelor in Dental Surgery course at Plymouth University.

Commenting on her promotion Cathy said: “I am delighted to have achieved this next step in my career and my thanks go to the School for such a wonderful opportunity. It is a privilege to be part of a team which is so committed to delivering exceptional dental education, and whose efforts are not only creating top-rate dental professionals of the future but which are also influencing the way in which dental health care is taught around the world.”

Professor Christopher Tredwin, Head of PUPSD, commented: “Our congratulations go to Cathy for this well-deserved promotion. In her role as a year lead she has designed a curriculum that is enriching and engaging and which enhances the student’s educational experience. She is exceptionally highly-regarded as a clinical teacher and is extremely well-liked and spoken of by all the students that she teaches.”