Head, Medical Education Unit
Medical School
Brookfield Health Sciences Complex
University College Cork
Cork
Ireland

T: +353-21-490-1591
Senior Lecturer
Medicine Department
University College Cork
Cork
Ireland

T: +353-21-490-3000
E: d.bennett@ucc.ie

Deirdre Bennett is Head, Medical Education Unit and Senior Lecturer in Medical Education at the School of Medicine, UCC. She graduated from UCC in 1992 and trained in Internal Medicine and General Practice, in both the UK and Ireland. She undertook a Masters in Public Health in UCD (1998) and later a Masters in Teaching and Learning at UCC (2010). Deirdre joined the Medical Education Unit in January 2008 as a lecturer at the Bon Secours Hospital, Cork and subsequently became a Senior Lecturer in Medical Education in 2011. Deirdre completed a PhD in Medical Education (UCC) in 2015.  The topic of her research was Career Choice in Medicine. Her current research interests include professional identity formation, clinical learning environments and socio-cultural theory. Deirdre is PI on a project entitled Exploring Clinical Learning Environments for Postgraduate Medical Education and Training which has been funded by the HRB, Medical Council and National Doctors Training and Planning. Deirdre has been Head of the Medical Education Unit since 2015.

Research Interests

Research Grants

 ProjectFunding
Body
Start DateEnd DateAward
Learning together in the Clinical Setting - Peer Teaching at the Bedside.Foreign Research Institute07-MAR-1131-MAY-12€2,200.00
Exploring Clinical Learning Environments for Postgraduate Medical Education and TrainingHealth Research Board€150,000.00
Medical Education UnitHealth Research Board01-JUL-1514-FEB-18€133,070.00

Peer Reviewed Journals

YearPublication
(2014)'One week with the Experts - a short course improves Musculoskeletal Undergraduate Medical Education'
Kelly ,M; Brand R, Bennett, D,O'Flynn, S;Fleming P (2014) 'One week with the Experts - a short course improves Musculoskeletal Undergraduate Medical Education'. The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, 96 (5) [Details]
(2014)'Peer Assisted Learning in the Clinical Setting: An Activity Systems Analysis'
Deirdre Bennett, Siun O'Flynn, Martina Kelly (2014) 'Peer Assisted Learning in the Clinical Setting: An Activity Systems Analysis'. [Details]
(2014)'Surgical Journal Club as a Community of Practice: A Case Study'
Quinn, EM,Cantillon, P,Redmond, HP,Bennett, D (2014) 'Surgical Journal Club as a Community of Practice: A Case Study'. Journal Of Surgical Education, 71 :606-612 [DOI] [Details]
(2014)'Professionalism and identity formation: students' journeys and emotions'
Siun O'Flynn, Martina Kelly, Deirdre Bennett (2014) 'Professionalism and identity formation: students' journeys and emotions'. Medical Education, 48 (5):463-465 [DOI] [Details]
(2014)'Exodus: The Training Paths and Plans of Postgraduate Trainees under the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland'
Deirdre Bennett, Tim Dornan, Colm Bergin, Mary Horgan (2014) 'Exodus: The Training Paths and Plans of Postgraduate Trainees under the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland'. Irish Journal of Medical Science, [DOI] [Details]
(2014)'Postgraduate Training in Ireland: Expectations and Experience'
Deirdre Bennett, Tim Dornan, Colm Bergin, Mary Horgan (2014) 'Postgraduate Training in Ireland: Expectations and Experience'. Irish Journal of Medical Science, [DOI] [Details]
(2014)'Convergence and translation: attitudes to inter-professional learning and teaching of creative problem-solving among medical and engineering students and staff'
Spoelstra H, Stoyanov S, Burgoyne L, Bennett D, Sweeney C, Drachsler H, Vanderperren K, Van Huffel S, McSweeney J, Shorten G, O'Flynn S, Cantillon-Murphy P, O'Tuathaigh CMP (2014) 'Convergence and translation: attitudes to inter-professional learning and teaching of creative problem-solving among medical and engineering students and staff'. Bmc Medical Education, Globe icon [Details]
(2013)'Use of a group concept mapping approach to define learning outcomes for an interdisciplinary module in medicine'
Stoyanov S, Spoelstra H, Bennett D, Sweeney C, Van Huffel S, Shorten S, O’Flynn S, Cantillon-Murphy P, O’Tuathaigh C, Burgoyne L. (2013) 'Use of a group concept mapping approach to define learning outcomes for an interdisciplinary module in medicine'. Perspectives on Medical Education, Globe icon [Details]
(2013)'In the Eye of the Beholder: Student Perspectives on Professional Roles in Practice'
Bennett D, McCarthy M, O’Flynn S, Kelly M (2013) 'In the Eye of the Beholder: Student Perspectives on Professional Roles in Practice'. Medical Education, Globe icon [Details]
(2012)'General practice: the DREEM attachment? Comparing the educational environment of hospital and general practice placements'
Kelly, M;Bennett, D;O'Flynn, S (2012) 'General practice: the DREEM attachment? Comparing the educational environment of hospital and general practice placements'. Educational For General Practice, 23 (1):34-40 Globe icon [Details]
(2012)'A picture tells 1000 words, teamwork in primary care'
Kelly, M, Bennett, D, Foley, T, O'Flynn, S (2012) 'A picture tells 1000 words, teamwork in primary care'. The Clinical Teacher, Globe icon [Details]
(2012)'A psychometric appraisal of the DREEM'
Hammond, SM,O'Rourke, M,Kelly, M,Bennett, D,O'Flynn, S (2012) 'A psychometric appraisal of the DREEM'. Bmc Medical Education, 12 Globe icon [DOI] [Details]
(2011)'DREEM - Time to evaluate?'
Bennett D, Kelly M, O¿Flynn S. ; (2011) 'DREEM - Time to evaluate?'. Medical teacher, [Details]
(2012)'Evaluation of clinical teaching in general practice using the Maastricht Clinical Teaching Questionnaire'
Kelly, M and Bennett, D and McDonald, P (2012) 'Evaluation of clinical teaching in general practice using the Maastricht Clinical Teaching Questionnaire'. Medical teacher, 34 (12):1089-1089 [Details]
(2011)'Healthy bodies for healthy minds: Monitoring Physical Health in those with enduring mental illness'
Kelly M, Bennett D, Thakore J. ; (2011) 'Healthy bodies for healthy minds: Monitoring Physical Health in those with enduring mental illness'. Forum, Journal of the Irish College of General Practitioners, [Details]
(2010)'Are bigger hospitals better - DREEM on?'
Bennett D, Kelly M, O'Flynn S.; (2010) 'Are bigger hospitals better - DREEM on?'. Irish Journal of Medical Science, 179 (4):515-519 Globe icon [Details]
(2000)'Fungal Atopy in Adult Cystic Fibrosis'
Henry M; Bennett DM; Kiely J; Kelleher N; Bredin CP.; (2000) 'Fungal Atopy in Adult Cystic Fibrosis'. Respiratory Medicine, 94 :1092-1096 [Details]
(2012)'Framework for feedback: the peer mini-clinical examination as a formative assessment tool'
Bennett, D,Kelly, M,O'Flynn, S (2012) 'Framework for feedback: the peer mini-clinical examination as a formative assessment tool'. Medical Education, 46 :512-512 [DOI] [Details]
(1996)'Maltectomy (Appendectomy-Tonsillectomy) Does Not Influence the Occurrence or Mode of Presentation of Adult Celiac Disease [B1620]'
O'Gorman, P.; Bennett, D.; Kavanagh, E.; Twohig, B.; O'Sullivan, G. C.; O'Regan, P.; Shanahan, F.; (1996) 'Maltectomy (Appendectomy-Tonsillectomy) Does Not Influence the Occurrence or Mode of Presentation of Adult Celiac Disease [B1620]'. American Journal of Gastroenterology, 91 :723-725 [Details]
(1992)'Vulvovaginitis and Vaginal PH [B1176]'
Bennett, D.; Kearney, P. J.; (1992) 'Vulvovaginitis and Vaginal PH [B1176]'. Archives of Disease In Childhood, 67 :1520-* [Details]

Book Chapters

YearPublication
(2011)'Are we there yet? Reflections on Integrated Learning in a New Medical Curriculum'
Kelly M, Bennett D, O'Flynn S. ; (2011) 'Are we there yet? Reflections on Integrated Learning in a New Medical Curriculum' In: Integrative Learning Study, The National Academy of Integrating Research and Teaching and Learning, 2010. Cork: NAIRTL. [Details]
(2010)'Archetype or for the Archive? Do case histories assess integrated learning? Integrative Learning Study'
Kelly M, Bennett D, O'Flynn S.; (2010) 'Archetype or for the Archive? Do case histories assess integrated learning? Integrative Learning Study' In: The National Academy for Integrating Research & Teaching & Learning, Annual Report. *: The National Academy for Integrating Research & Teaching & Learning, Annual Report 2010. [Details]
(2014)'Literature and Medicine series'
Kelly, M, Bennett, D, O'Flynn S (2014) 'Literature and Medicine series' In: Keeping Reflection Fresh - Top Educators Share Their Innovations in Health Professional Education. Editors: Allan Peterkin, MD and Pamela Brett-MacLean, PhD: Kent State Press. [Details]

Conference Publications

YearPublication
(2009)Irish Network of Medical Educators
Bennett, D;O'Flynn,S;Kelly,M (2009) A Review of Reflections -helping students to reflect and staff to act Irish Network of Medical Educators [Details]
(2013)BRITISH JOURNAL OF SURGERY
Quinn, EM and Cantillon, P and Redmond, HP and Bennett, D (2013) Surgical journal club as a community of practice learning model: A case study BRITISH JOURNAL OF SURGERY , pp.161-161 [Details]

Honours and Awards

 YearTitleAwarding Body
2009President's Awards for Research on Innovative Forms of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education University College Cork.
2010ASME Small Grant Association for the Study of Medical Education (ASME)

Professional Associations

 AssociationFunctionFrom / To
Irish Network of Medical Educators Executive Lead for Research/
Royal College of General Practitioners Member/
Royal College of Physicians of Ireland Fellow/
Association for Medical Education in Europe Member/
Association of the Study of Medical Education Member/

Conference Contributions

YearPublication
(2009)Irish Network of Medical Educators,
Bennett,D; O'Flynn,S ; (2009) Teaching and learning in a private hospital. [Oral Presentation], Irish Network of Medical Educators, Cork , 05-FEB-09 - 06-FEB-09. [Details]
(2009)Bologna Symposium- Integrating generic competences in the curriculum,
D.Bennett, M.Kelly.; (2009) Off the record. Using parallel charts to document professional development. [Poster Presentation], Bologna Symposium- Integrating generic competences in the curriculum, Cork , 30-SEP-09 - 30-SEP-11. [Details]
(2009)Irish Network of Medical Educators,
D.Bennett, S. O'Flynn, M.Kelly.; (2009) A Review of Reflections - helping students to reflect and staff to act. [Poster Presentation], Irish Network of Medical Educators, Cork , 05-FEB-09 - 06-FEB-09. [Details]
(2010)Annual Meeting of the Association for the Study of Medical Education,
Kelly M, Bennett D, O'Flynn S; (2010) Off the record: Parallel Charts as a means of exploring professional development. [Oral Presentation], Annual Meeting of the Association for the Study of Medical Education, Cambridge, United Kingdom , 21-JUL-10 - 23-JUL-11. [Details]
(2011)Association of University Departments of General Practice of Ireland,
Kelly M, Bennett D, O¿Flynn S. ; (2011) General practice - the DREEM clinical attachment? A comparison study of the educational environment of hospital and general practice placements. [Oral Presentation], Association of University Departments of General Practice of Ireland, Dublin , 20-JAN-11 - 21-JAN-11. [Details]
(1992)Irish and American Paediatric Society Meeting,
Bennett D; Kearney P. ; (1992) Vulvovaginitis and vaginal pH. [Oral Presentation], Irish and American Paediatric Society Meeting, unknown , 01-SEP-92 - 01-SEP-92. [Details]
(1996)Irish Society of Gastroenterology,
Bennett D, Kavanagh E, O¿Gorman P. ; (1996) Does MALTectomy influence the occurrence or mode of presentation of adult celiac disease?. [Oral Presentation], Irish Society of Gastroenterology, Ireland , 23-MAY-96 - 25-SEP-11. [Details]
(2010)Annual Meeting of the Association for the Study of Medical Education, Cambridge, United Kingdom ,,
Kelly M, Bennett D, O'Flynn S (2010) Parallel Charts as a means of exploring professional development. [Oral Presentation], Annual Meeting of the Association for the Study of Medical Education, Cambridge, United Kingdom ,, Cambridge, UK . [Details]
(2013)Irish Network of Medical Educators,
Deirdre Bennett, Colm Bergin, Mary Horgan (2013) Tracing the Training Trajectory. A Descriptive Study of Applicants to Postgraduate Medical Education and Training under the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland. [Oral Presentation], Irish Network of Medical Educators, Dublin . [Details]
(2012)4th Biennial Threshold Concepts Conference and 6th NAIRTL Annual Conference,
Daniel Blackshields, Anthony Ryan, James Cronin, Bettie Higgs, Marian McCarthy, Shane Kilcommins, Deirdre Bennett, Walter O'Leary (2012) Building Capacity for Transformative Learning: Embedding Integrative Learning into Threshold Concept Pedagogical Design. [Invited Lectures (Workshops)], 4th Biennial Threshold Concepts Conference and 6th NAIRTL Annual Conference, Trinity College Dublin , 27-JUN-12 - 29-MAR-12. [Details]
(2014)Joint Irish Paediatric Association/Irish and American Paediatric Society Annual Meeting,
Maher B, Magner R, Malone A, S, Bennett D, O'Flynn S, Ryan A. (2014) Annual Paediatric Research Meeting (Irish/American). [Oral Presentation], Joint Irish Paediatric Association/Irish and American Paediatric Society Annual Meeting, Cork, Ireland , 25-SEP-14 - 26-SEP-14. [Details]
(2014)Irish Network of Medical Educators,
Bennett D, Dornan T, Bergin C, Horgan M. (2014) Expectations and Experience of Postgraduate Medical Training in Ireland. [Plenary Lecture], Irish Network of Medical Educators, Belfast . [Details]
(2011)AMEE 2011 Vienna,
Kelly, M; O'Flynn, S Bennett,D; Joy, A; O'Rourke,M (2011) Does professionalism decline over the course of medical education? Professionalism profiling using quantitative tools in an integrated medical curriculum. [Oral Presentation], AMEE 2011 Vienna, Vienna . [Details]
(2012)ASME Annual Scientific Meeting Brighton,
Bennett,D Kelly,M, O’Flynn,S (2012) Learning Together in The Clinical Setting - Peer Teaching at the Bedside - report for ASME small grant 2011. [Invited Oral Presentation], ASME Annual Scientific Meeting Brighton, Brighton, UK . [Details]
(2012)Irish Network of Medical Educators,
Bennett, D;Mc Carthy,M;O'Flynn,S;Kelly,M (2012) CANMEDS reflect on curriculum? Student perspectives of professionalism in practice. [Oral Presentation], Irish Network of Medical Educators, Dublin . [Details]
(2012)AMEE annual scientific meeting,
Kelly, M; Bennett, D; O Flynn, S (2012) Assessment of diagnostic thinking. [Oral Presentation], AMEE annual scientific meeting, Lyons , 25-AUG-12 - 31-AUG-12. [Details]
(2014)Irish Network of Medical Educators,
Quinn E, Redmond PH, Cantillon P, Bennett D. (2014) Surgical Journal Club as a Community of Practice. [Oral Presentation], Irish Network of Medical Educators, Belfast . [Details]
(2011)AMEE Annual Scientific Meeting Vienna,
Kelly, M; Bennett, D;O`Flynn, S; Dornan, T; (2011) Clinical workplace learning environment- how to evaluate. [Oral Presentation], AMEE Annual Scientific Meeting Vienna, Vienna . [Details]
(2011)Irish Network of Medical Educators Annual Scientific Meeting May 2011 Trinity College Dublin,
O'Rourke, M; Hammond, S; Kelly, M; Bennett, D & O'Flynn, S ; (2011) Psychometric Properties of DREEM. [Oral Presentation], Irish Network of Medical Educators Annual Scientific Meeting May 2011 Trinity College Dublin, Dublin . [Details]
(2012)Irish Network of medical Educators,
O Flynn, S: Bennett, D (2012) Evaluation of an educational environment as an example of quantitative research approaches. [Invited Lectures (Workshops)], Irish Network of medical Educators, RCPI Kildare Street , 24-FEB-12 - 24-FEB-12. [Details]

Committees

 CommitteeFunctionFrom / To
School of Medicine Graduate Entry Programme Oversight Committee GM2 co-ordinator/
School of Medicine 5 Year Programme Oversight Committee Chair/
Medical Council Education, Training and Professional Development Committee Member/
School of Medicine Undergraduate Curriculum Committee Director 5 Year Programme/

Employment

 EmployerPositionFrom / To
Pennines GP Training Scheme, UK. GP Trainee01-MAY-00 / 01-JUL-03
Blackburn Rd. Medical Centre, Batley, Leeds. UK. Salaried GP01-JUL-03 / 01-OCT-04
Surgery at Nursery Lane and Adel, Leeds, UK. GP Principal01-OCT-04 / 01-JUL-06
University College Cork Lecturer in Medical Education01-JAN-08 /

Education

 YearInstitutionQualificationSubject
1998University College Dublin MPHmedicine
1992University College Cork MB BCH BAOmedicine
2011University College Cork MATeaching and Learning in Higher Education

Modules Taught

 Term (ID))TitleLinkSubject
2018Clinical Medicine II GM2105Clinical Medicine II
2017Clinical Medicine I GM2014Clinical Medicine I