Dr Samantha Regan de Bere
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Dr Samantha Regan de Bere

Lecturer in Medical Humanities (Education)

Peninsula Medical School (Faculty of Health)

Academic Lead for Medical Humanities, Faculty of Health 

Peninsula Medical School Lead for Patient and Public Involvement 

University and College Union (UCU) Representative, University of Plymouth

 

 

Qualifications

BSc (Hons) Sociology and Psychology
PgDip Sociology
MSc Social Research
PhD Military Research


Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy

Professional membership

Association for Medical Humanities (Formerly Vice-President)
British Sociogical Association Medical Society (BSA MedSoc)
European Association for the Study of Science and Technology (EASST)

Association for the Study of Medical Education (ASME)

Key publications

Regan De Bere S & Petersen A 2009 'Crisis or renaissance: A sociology of anatomy in UK medical education' in Bronson C; Turner B Handbook of the Sociology of Medical Education Oxford Routledge.
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Teaching interests

medical humanities; health inequalities, wellbeing and advocacy; patient, service user and community engagement; professionalism and identity; military sociology; medical history, ethics and metaphysics.


Academic Lead for Medical Humanities curriculum; Lead for Patient and Public Involvement; Co-Lead for Foundation Year EBL; Lead for Health Promotion Longitudinal SSU; Academic Consultant to Schwartz Rounds at Derriford Hospital.

Research interests

Current research projects (2019-21): 

Health humanities; community engagement and co-production; community profiling, service evaluation and development; patient, service user and public involvement; salutogenesis, health inequalities and advocacy; military service personnel and veterans; working with vulnerable groups and people with protected characteristics.

Current methodologies (2019-21):
Narrative and discursive methods; ethnography and observation; visual methods; blended (qualitative and quantitative) methodologies; inter-professional and multi-agency research; activity theory; action research; Quality Improvement

Other research

Research degrees awarded to supervised students

Supervisions in last ten years:


PhD (Director of Studies) The Art and Science of Patient-centred Medicine. Williams, L. Successfully completed
PhD (2nd Supervisor) Exploring the Impacts of Technological Innovation in Education in Oman. Al Hajiri, A. Successfully completed
PhD (Director of Studies) Deconstructing, Contextualising and Assessing Management and Leadership Criteria. Hanks, S. Successfully completed
PhD (Second Supervisor) Professional Identity Formation after Remediation: the implications for professional development and clinical practice. Read, J. Current
PhD (Director of Studies) Patient and Public Involvement in Mental Health Revalidation: what's the diagnosis? Baines, R. Expired role.

Grants & contracts

Relevant research grants in the past ten years:

Regan de Bere, S & Nunn, S. 
Understanding levels and types of engagement between NFA and Addictions listed patients and hospital services. 
Clinical Commissioning Group. Confidential award (2019)

Regan de Bere, S & Nunn, S. 
Improving gender representation and diversity in online Health and Safety training. 
Hub4. Confidential award (2019)

Regan de Bere, S & Nunn, S
Digital opportunities for addressing isolation in military veterans: a seed project
Creative England £5,000 (2019)

Stein, J. Rose, M. Daybell, J. Miranda, E. Miller, L. Whalley, J. Regan de Bere, S. Waters, P. Huson, D. Parraman, C. Downing, N. Prior, D. Dovey, J. Spicer, A. 
Creative Economy Engagement Fellowships (Immersive environments and serious play: new initiatives for patient-practitioner interaction) 
3D3 CDT National Productivity Investment Fund. £249,070 (2018)

Regan de Bere, S (principal investigator), Nunn, S
Working Together: a narrative review of patient and public involvement in medicine
Health Foundation. £35,000 (2016)

Regan de Bere, S (principal investigator), Nunn, S & Nasser, M
Understanding Differential Attainment: a narrative synthesis review
GMC. £39,000 (2015)

Archer, J, Boyd, A, Regan de Bere, S (co-applicant), Walshe, K, & Woods, K
Evaluation of Revalidation in England
Department of Health PRP. £650,000 (2015)

Archer, J & Regan de Bere, (co-applicant)
Revalidation: the evidence for revalidation and the options for revalidation in the Australian context
Medical Council of Australia. £33,000 (2015)

Archer, J, Cameron N, Laugharne, K, Marshall, M, Regan de Bere, S (co-applicant), Walshe, K, WIlson, S & Wright, R
Evaluation of Revalidation in the UK: a four country collaboration
GMC. £525,000 (2015)

Regan de Bere, S (principle investigator), Nunn, S & Archer, J
What is Revalidation? In public
Health Foundation. £90,000 (2014)

Archer, J, Lynn, N & Regan de Bere, S (co-applicant)
Reviewing the evidence for a National Licensing Exam: a systematic review
GMC. £22,000 (2014)

Regan de Bere, S (principle investigator), Archer, J & Bryce, M
Review of decision making in the General Medical Council's Fitness to Practise Procedures
GMC. £86,000 (2014)

Archer, J & Regan de Bere, S (co-applicant) & Nunn, S
Development of an evaluation framework for Revalidation
GMC. £80,000 (2014)

Archer, J & Regan de Bere, S (co-applicant) & Brennan, S
Strategic review of Medical Council Professional Competence Arrangements
Medical Council of Ireland. £50,000 (2013)

Davies, A, Regan de Bere, S (co-applicant) & Ayres, R
Separating the wheat from the chaff: evaluating workshops as a pedagogic platform for medical education
DME Award. £6,800 (2013) 

Regan de Bere, S (principal investigator), Nunn, S, Archer, J & Chatterjee, A
Patient and Public Involvement in Regulation 
RST, Department of Health. £20,000 (2013) 

Archer, J & Regan de Bere, S (principal investigator) and Nunn, S
Understanding the rise in fitness to practice complaints from the public
GMC. £65,000 (2013)

Regan de Bere, S (principal investigator), Ayres, R & Davies, A 
Evaluating the role of the medical humanities in patient-centred learning: a study of interprofessional interaction
DME Award. £6,800 (2012)

Archer, J, Regan de Bere, S (co-principal investigator) & Anderson, A.
What is Revalidation? In Practice. A single site study. 
Health Foundation. £90,000 (2012)

Regan de Bere, S (principal investigator) & Barnes, R.
“The Art and Science of Knowing Patients: students talk with and about patients”.
PhD Studentship (2011)

Archer, J, Regan de Bere, S (co-principal investigator) & Corrigan, O.
What is Revalidation? In Policy. 
Health Foundation. £90,000 (2010)

Key publications

Regan De Bere S & Petersen A 2009 'Crisis or renaissance: A sociology of anatomy in UK medical education' in Bronson C; Turner B Handbook of the Sociology of Medical Education Oxford Routledge.

Key publications are highlighted

Journals
Articles
Baines R, Zahra D, Bryce M, Regan de Bere S, Roberts M & Archer J 2019 'Is collecting patient feedback 'a futile exercise' in the context of recertification?' Academic Psychiatry , DOI PEARL
Baines R, Donovan J, Regan de Bere S, Archer J & Jones R 2019 'Comparing psychiatric care experiences shared online with validated questionnaires; do they include the same content?' Patient Experience Journal , DOI PEARL
Lalani M, Baines R, Bryce ME, Marshall M, Mead S, Barasi S, Archer J & Regan de Bere S 2018 'Patient and public involvement in medical performance processes: A systematic review' Health Expectations , DOI PEARL
Baines RL, Donovan J, Regan de Bere S, Archer J & Jones R 2018 'Patient and public involvement in the design, administration and evaluation of patient feedback tools, an example in psychiatry: a systematic review and critical interpretative synthesis' Journal of Health Services Research and Policy , DOI PEARL
Baines R, de Bere SR, Stevens S, Read J, Marshall M, Lalani M, Bryce M & Archer J 2018 'The impact of patient feedback on the medical performance of qualified doctors: a systematic review' BMC Medical Education 18, Author Site , DOI PEARL
Price TJ, Lynn N, Coombes L, Roberts M, Gale T, Regan de Bere S & Archer J 2018 'The International Landscape of Medical Licensing Examinations: A Typology Derived From a Systematic Review' International Journal of Health Policy and Management , DOI PEARL
Baines RL, Donovan J, Regan de Bere S, Archer J & Jones R 2018 'Responding effectively to adult mental health patient feedback in an online environment: A coproduced framework' Health Expectations , DOI PEARL
Tazzyman A, Ferguson J, Walshe K, Boyd A, Tredinnick-Rowe J, Hillier C, Regan De Bere S & Archer J 2018 'The Evolving Purposes of Medical Revalidation in the United Kingdom' Academic Medicine 93, (4) 642-647 , DOI PEARL
Archer J 2017 'The implementation of medical revalidation: an assessment using normalisation process theory' BMC Health Services Research , DOI PEARL
de Bere SR & Baines R 2017 'Developing measures for assessment of patient-centred communication: a case of the tail wagging the dog?' Medical Education 51, (11) 1092-1094 , DOI
Baines RL & Regan de Bere S 2017 'Optimizing patient and public involvement (PPI): Identifying its "essential" and "desirable" principles using a systematic review and modified Delphi methodology' Health Expect Author Site , DOI PEARL
Archer J, Nunn S & Regan de Bere S 2017 'The McDonaldization of appraisal? Doctors' views of the early impacts of medical revalidation in the United Kingdom' Health Policy Author Site , DOI PEARL
Archer J, Lynn N, Coombes L, Roberts M, Gale T, Price T & Regan de Bere S 2016 'The impact of large scale licensing examinations in highly developed countries: a systematic review' BMC Medical Education 16, (1) , DOI PEARL
Archer J, Lynn N, Coombes L, Roberts M, Gale T & Regan de Bere S 2016 'The medical licensing examination debate' Regulation & Governance , DOI PEARL
Ayres R, Stevens S & Regan de Bere S 2016 'Getting real in the community: Evaluating the “making a difference” interdisciplinary social engagement project' MedEDPublish , DOI PEARL
Regan de Bere S & Nunn S 2015 'Towards a pedagogy for patient and public involvement in medical education' Medical Education 50, (1) 79-92 , DOI
Archer J, Regan de Bere S, Nunn S, Clark J & Corrigan O 2015 '"No one has yet properly articulated what we are trying to achieve": a discourse analysis of interviews with revalidation policy leaders in the United Kingdom' Acad Med 90, (1) 88-93 Author Site , DOI
Guillemin M, Archer J, Nunn S & de Bere SR 2014 'Revalidation: Patients or process? Analysis using visual data' Health Policy 114, (2-3) 128-138 , DOI
Archer J & de Bere SR 2013 'The United Kingdomʼs Experience With and Future Plans for Revalidation' Journal of Continuing Education in the Health Professions 33, (Suppl. 1) S48-S53 , DOI
Regan De Bere S, Chinnah, T & Collett T 2011 'Students' Views on the Impact of Peer Physical Examination and Palpation as a Pedagogic Tool for Teaching and Learning Living Human Anatomy' Medical Teacher
Chinnah TI, De Bere SR & Collett T 2010 'Students’ views on the impact of peer physical examination and palpation as a pedagogic tool for teaching and learning living human anatomy' Medical Teacher 33, (1) e27-e36 , DOI
Brennan N, Corrigan O, Allard J, Archer J, Barnes R, Bleakley A, Collett T & Bere SRD 2010 'The transition from medical student to junior doctor: Today's experience of Tomorrow's Doctors' Medical Education 44, (5) 449-458 , DOI
Regan de Bere S & Mattick K 2010 'From anatomical 'competence' to complex capability. The views and experiences of UK tutors on how we should teach anatomy to medical students' Advances in Health Sciences Education 15, (4) 573-585
Regan de Bere & Petersen A 2006 'Out of the dissecting room: news media portrayal of human anatomy teaching and research' Social Science & Medicine 63, (1) 76-88 , DOI
McHarg J, Goding L, Caldarone E, Regan de Bere S & McLachlan J 2006 'Availability of a virtual learning environment does not compensate for the lack of a physical facility' Medical Teacher 28, (3) 258-263
McHarg J, Goding L, Caldarone E, Regan de Bere S & McLachlan J 2006 'Availability of a virtual learning environment does not compensate for the lack of a physical facility' Medical Teacher 28, (3) 258-263 , DOI
Petersen A & Regan de Bere S 2006 'Dissecting medicine: gender biases in the discourses and practices of medical anatomy' Medicalized Masculinities
McLachlan JC & Regan De Bere S 2004 'How we teach anatomy without cadavers' Clinical Teacher 1, (2) 49-52
Regan De Bere S 2004 'Key issues in educational evaluation research: a case study' Social Research
Regan de Bere 2003 'Evaluating the Implications of Complex Interprofessional Education for Improvements in Collaborative Practice: a multidimensional model' British Educational Research Journal 29, (1) 105-125 , DOI
Regan De Bere S 2003 'Evaluating the implications of complex interprofessional education for improvements in collaborative practice: a multidimensional model' British Educational Research Journal 29, (1) 105-124
Annandale S, MCCANN M, NATTRASS H, DE BERE SR, WILLIAMS S & EVANS D 2000 'Achieving health improvements through interprofessional learning in south west England' Journal of Interprofessional Care 14, (2) 161-174 , DOI
Chapters
Regan De Bere S 2011 'Key Issues in Educational Evaluation Research: a case study' in David M; Sutton CD Social Research SAGE
Regan De Bere S 2009 'Dissecting Medicine: gender biases in the discourses and practices of medical anatomy' in Rosenfeld D; Faircloth C Medicalized Masculinities Temple University Press
Regan De Bere S & Petersen A 2009 'Crisis or renaissance: A sociology of anatomy in UK medical education' in Bronson C; Turner B Handbook of the Sociology of Medical Education Oxford Routledge.
Regan De Bere S 2003 'Men, Families and Resettlement' in Higate P Military masculinities Praeger Publishers
Conference Papers
Regan de Bere S & Snow R 2016 'Incorporating patient and public involvement into your assessment strategy' EBMA Annual Academic Conference: Crossing Boundaries Assessment in Medical Education University of Exeter 0-/-1/20160-/-1/2016
McHarg J, Goding L, Caldarone C, Regan De Bere S & McLachlan JC 2005 'Do virtual communities form within a cohort of face to face learning students?' Proceedings of Iadis conference web-based communities 1-/-0/2005
Reports
Archer J, Bloor K, Bojke C, Boyd A, Bryce M, Ferguson J, Gutacker N, Hillier C, Luscombe K & Price T 2018 Evaluating the development of medical revalidation in England and its impact on organisational performance and medical practice: overview report. Department of Health Policy Research Programme University of Manchester Publisher Site PEARL
Archer J, Cameron N, Lewis M, Marshall M, O'Hanlon J, Regan de Bere S, Walshe K, Baines R, Boyd A & Bryce M 2018 UMbRELLA: Evaluating the regulatory impacts of medical revalidation – final report. General Medical Council Publisher Site PEARL
Price TJ, Regan de Bere S, Archer J, Ayres R, Baines R, Gravett T, Stevens S & Tredinnick-Rowe J 2017 Price, T. Regan de Bere, S. Archer,J. Ayres, R. Baines, R. Gravett, T. Stevens,S. Tredinnick-Rowe, J. (2017). SustainingProject Equinox: A Feasibility Study. Plymouth.
Archer J & Regan de Bere S 2015 Revalidation: the evidence for revalidation and options for revalidation in the Australian context. Medical Board of Australia AHPRA Publisher Site PEARL
Archer J, Regan de Bere S & Gale T 2015 A literature review on the impact of licensing examinations for doctors in countries comparable to the UK. General Medical Council General Medical Council Publisher Site
Posters
Ayres R, stevens S & regan de bere S Ayres R, stevens S & regan de bere S 0 'Making a difference: a qualitative study of an inter-professional social engagement project' PEARL
Other Publications
Mattick K & Regan de Bere S 2008 Is anatomy different? A survey of views of UK anatomy tutors. On-line research findings for Higher Education Academy Subject Centre for Medicine, Dentistry and Veterinary Medicine (MEDEV).