Dr Daniel Zahra
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Dr Daniel Zahra

Lecturer in Assessment Psychometrics

Peninsula Medical School (Faculty of Health)

Daniel can be contacted through arrangement with our Press Office, to speak to the media on these areas of expertise.
  • Dentistry
  • Medical education
  • Psychology
  • Emotion
  • Reasoning
Biography

Biography

I currently work as a Lecturer in Assessment Psychometrics at the University of Plymouth Peninsula Schools of Medicine and Dentistry (Faculty of Health), supporting assessment and research across all medical and dental programmes.

Working alongside amazing colleagues, I am involved in a diverse range of projects across three broad themes; assessment, equality, and integration, combining my interests in psychology, philosophy, and education. My recent work, interests, and publications can be found at https://daniel-zahra.com

Qualifications

2008-2013 PhD "How Does Emotion Affect Reasoning?"
2007-2008 MSc Psychological Research Methods
2004-2007 BSc (Honours) Psyhology

Teaching

Teaching

Teaching interests

I mostly employ my skills an expertise in the teaching of statistics and research methods across the programmes in the medical and dental schools, but am also involved in teaching related to my psychology background as well.

My pedagogic interests included all aspects of integrated educational and the benefits and challenges of such undertakings; assessment, standard setting, formats, delivery, the underlying assumptions; and widening participation, equality of access, encouraging participation across higher education and beyond.

Research

Research

Research interests

My recent work, research interests, and publications can be found at https://daniel-zahra.com

Grants & contracts

Bryce, M., Gale, T., Hanks, S., O’Brien, T., & Zahra, D. (2020) 'Unlocking the potential of GDC Fitness to Practise data'. Awarded by the  General Dental Council.

Gale, T., Bryce, M., Burns, L., Hanks, S., & Zahra D. (2019) 'Review and mapping of basic dental training in EU member states'. Awarded by the General Dental Council.

Baines, R., Regan de Bere, S., Gale, T., Johnson, R., Kelly, A., Snow, R., & Zahra, D. (2017) 'Exploring the impact of patient involvement in the teaching and assessment of vaginal examination skills', Awarded by the PedRIO Pedagogic Research and Teaching Innovation Fund.

Archer, J., Roberts, M., Zahra, D., Gabe-Thomas, E., Bryce, M., Howarth, S., & O’Brien, T. (2016) 'Analysis of General Dental Council Fitness to Practise complaints data (Part 2)'. Awarded by the General Dental Council.

Archer, J., Bryce, M., O’Brien, T., Roberts, M., & Zahra D. (2015) 'Analysis of General Dental Council Fitness to Practise complaints data (Part 1)'. Awarded by the General Dental Council. 


Publications

Publications

Journals

My recent work and publications can be found at https://daniel-zahra.com

Personal

Personal

Links

My recent work, research interests, and publications can be found at https://daniel-zahra.com