Dr Cathy Coelho
Profiles

Dr Cathy Coelho

Year 4 Lead – Clinical Lecturer/Senior Clinical Lecturer

Peninsula Dental School (Plymouth University Peninsula Schools of Medicine and Dentistry)

Role

I am an Associate Professor/Senior Lecturer in Clinical Dental Education and Year 4 Lead (the penultimate year) at Plymouth University Peninsula School of Dentistry I am the Module Lead for the Clinical Audit module and take lead responsibility for Enquiry-based learning, academic remediation and Widening Participation in the Dental School. I am the Senior Personal Tutor within the Dental School

Qualifications

BDS 1987

Masters in Clinical Education 2016.
Post-Graduate Certificate in Clinical Education 2013.
Post-Graduate Diploma in Clinical Education 2014.
Awards: 2016 ADEE (Association for Dental Education in Europe) Excellence in Teaching Award (Early Career Educator)

Professional membership

General Dental Council

Senior Fellow of HEA
Fellow of the Academy of Medical Educators
International Association for Dental Research
Association of Dental Education in Europe
Association of Dental Education in Europe Special Interest Group: Dental Educators on the Move
British Society for Oral and Dental Research

Teaching interests

Enquiry-based facilitation

Clinical dentistry
Academic remediation

Research interests

Enquiry-based learning

C. Coelho; “Facilitating facilitators to facilitate in problem or enquiry-based sessions”. Journal of Problem Based Learning in Higher Education, 2(1), 4-10.
The Spiral Curriculum
C. Coelho and D. Moles; “Student perceptions of a spiral curriculum”, European Journal of Dental Education, June 2015.
Posters and Presentations
1. Poster: C. Coelho and S. Hanks; Closing the loop on feedback – using student voice to enhance student experience. At Vice Chancellor’s Teaching and Learning Conference, Plymouth University, 28th June 2013. 2. Poster: C. Coelho and S. Hanks; Pioneering near peer learning events to empower student development towards employment. At Vice Chancellor’s Teaching and Learning Conference, Plymouth University, 27th June 2014. 3. Poster: C. Coelho, S. Hanks and P, Schoenborn; What do dental trainers think of the preparedness for practice of dental graduates?. At PedRIO Annual Conference 17th April 2015. 4. Poster: Student led plenaries. At 2015 PUPSMD Education Conference, April 2015. 5. Short oral presentation and poster: C. Coelho; “A critical appraisal of the literature on communication skills training in dentistry” at 2015 international Association for Dental Education in Europe conference in Hungary. 6. Short oral presentation and poster: S. Hanks, C .Coelho, P. Schoenborn and R. Coster; “Dental Foundation Trainers’ (DFT) perception of the “Preparedness for Practice” of new dental graduates” at 2015 international Association for Dental Education in Europe conference in Hungary 7. Short oral presentation and poster: C.Coelho; “A qualitative study to explore the issues for patients when giving feedback on the communication skills of dental students” at 2015 British Society of Dental Research national conference in Cardiff, UK.

Grants & contracts

2014 University of Plymouth PedRIO grant

Other academic activities

Awarded the 2016 ADEE (Association for Dental Education in Europe Excellence in Teaching Award (Early Career Educator)