Research Profile

Sharon Curtin

Biography

Research Interests

Psychological Dentistry
·         Individual differences in emotional informational processing
·         Gender Differences in Interpersonal styles & Personality profiles in Dentistry
·         Stress Management in Clinical Practice
·         Biosignal assessment in a clinical context
Psychology applied to Dentistry
  • Patient satisfaction
  • Dental education
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • I am particularly interested in the assessment and teaching of empathy. To this end, I have developed the Curtin Vicarious Response Scale (CVRS), a research tool specifically developed to evaluate emotional responsivity in clinical practice.

    My research strategy is to develop CUDSH as a centre of excellence for the assessment of empathy/ emotional responsivity in clinical practice.

Research Grants

 ProjectFunding
Body
Start DateEnd DateAward
Evaluation of Motivational Interviewing Level 1 training for Dental CliniciansOther: Not Listed01-JAN-12€750.00
eLearning in undergraduate teaching: Quality IssuesNAIRTL10-APR-12€1,600.00
The development of e-learning tools for dentistry: standardization of e-learning materialOther: Not Listed01-APR-12€2,400.00
The knowledge of the relationship bewteen oral health and Diabeted, BMI, and lifestyle of students at Kuwait University Health Sciences CenterOther: Not Listed20-JAN-1419-OCT-15€12,000.00

Publications

Peer Reviewed Journals

 YearPublication
(2016)'Women’s Experiences of Living with Burning Mouth Syndrome: An Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis'
Aherne, S., Trace, A., Curtin, S., & McCreary, C. (2016) 'Women’s Experiences of Living with Burning Mouth Syndrome: An Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis'. Journal of The Irish Dental Association, [Details]
(2016)'Focus Group Methods in Dental Research'
Curtin, S & Trace A. (2016) 'Focus Group Methods in Dental Research'. Journal of The Irish Dental Association, 62 (5):271-275 [Details]
(2014)'Motivational Interviewing for Dental Clinicians'
Curtin, S., Trace, A., Ziada, H., & Crowley, E (2014) 'Motivational Interviewing for Dental Clinicians'. Journal of The Irish Dental Association, [Details]
(2007)'Medical Students perception of their capacity for reflection in learning'
Chalmers, P., Shorten, G., O'Rourke, M., O'Flynn, S. & Curtin, S. (2007) 'Medical Students perception of their capacity for reflection in learning'. European Journal of Anaesthesiology, [DOI] [Details]
(2013)'Exploring Motivational Interviewing and its philosophical alignment to an Undergraduate Behavioural Science Programme in Dentistry'
Curtin, S., & Trace, A (2013) 'Exploring Motivational Interviewing and its philosophical alignment to an Undergraduate Behavioural Science Programme in Dentistry'. European Journal of Dental Education, 17 (2):83-87 [Details]
(2013)'Visual Thinking at UCC'
Curtin, S & McConnell, M (2013) 'Visual Thinking at UCC'. Journal of Irish Dental Association, 59 (3) [Details]
(2013)'Communication Interventions for the Management of Patients who are challenging or resistant:utilizing a teaching for understanding framework'
Curtin, S. & Trace, A. (2013) 'Communication Interventions for the Management of Patients who are challenging or resistant:utilizing a teaching for understanding framework'. Procedia Social and Behavioural Sciences, 93 :5-11 [Details]
(2012)'Supporting career choices in dentistry'
Curtin S, Ray N J, McKenna G, Burke FM (2012) 'Supporting career choices in dentistry'. Journal of The Irish Dental Association, 58 :43-44 [Details]
(2012)'New eLearning resource for dentistry'
Curtin S, Ray N, McKenna G, Burke F (2012) 'New eLearning resource for dentistry'. Journal of Irish Dental Association, [Details]
(2012)'Teaching Dental Students How to Deliver Bad News: S-P-I-K-E-S Model'
Curtin, S,McConnell, M (2012) 'Teaching Dental Students How to Deliver Bad News: S-P-I-K-E-S Model'. Journal of Dental Education, 76 :360-365 [Details]
(2012)'Placing dental clinicians within the normative base regarding vicarious response'
Curtin, S. Hammond, S.M. (2012) 'Placing dental clinicians within the normative base regarding vicarious response'. European Journal of Dental Education, 16 (1):6-11 [Details]
(2012)'New elearning resource for dentistry'
Curtin S, Ray N, McKenna G, FM Burke (2012) 'New elearning resource for dentistry'. Journal of The Irish Dental Association, 58 (3):128-129 [Details]

Other Journals

 YearPublication
(2011)'Prospective Dental students offered invaluable insight'
Curtin S, Ray N; (2011) 'Prospective Dental students offered invaluable insight' Irishdentist.ie, . [Details]

Conference Publications

 YearPublication
(2016)EDULEARN 16
Curtin, S & Trace A. (2016) Dental Students views of Computer Assisted Learning as a support for Periodontal Skills Training EDULEARN 16 [DOI] [Details]
(2016)19th American Dental Congress
Aherne, S., Trace,A., Curtin, S., & McCreary, C (2016) Burning Mouth Syndrome: An Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis of Women’s Experience . In: OMICS international conference eds. 19th American Dental Congress [Details]
(2015)International Conference on Applied Psychology & Behavioural Science (ICAPBS)
McGrath, R, Trace A, Curtin S, McCreary C. (2015) 'There's No End in Sight'; An interpretative Phenomenological Analysis of Quality of Life in Burning Mouth Syndrome Sufferers International Conference on Applied Psychology & Behavioural Science (ICAPBS) World Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology, International Science Index, Psychological and Behavioral Sciences, 2(12), 452, [Details]
(2013)3RD WORLD CONFERENCE ON LEARNING, TEACHING AND EDUCATIONAL LEADERSHIP
Curtin, S;Trace, A (2013) Communication Interventions for the Management of Patients who are Challenging or Resistant. Utilizing a Teaching for Understanding Framework 3RD WORLD CONFERENCE ON LEARNING, TEACHING AND EDUCATIONAL LEADERSHIP , pp.5-11 [DOI] [Details]
(2015)International Conference on Applied Psychology & Behavioural Science (ICAPBS)
Curtin, S & Trace, A. (2015) Dental Students' acquired knowledge of the pre-contemplation stage of change International Conference on Applied Psychology & Behavioural Science (ICAPBS) World Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology, International Science Index, Psychological and Behavioral Sciences, 2(12), 452, [Details]
(2015)7th International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies
Allen E, Curtin S, Ziada H, Murphy C, Stack G, Tabirca S (2015) CAL interface acceptability by Dental Students developing psychomotor skills . In: EDULEARN15 PROCEEDINGS eds. 7th International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies Barcelona, Spain, , pp.3692-3699 [Details]
(2015)IADR/AADR/CADR General Session and Exhibition
Curtin, S. & McConnell, M (2015) Introducing Critical Thinking to Dental Undergraduates IADR/AADR/CADR General Session and Exhibition Boston, MASS, USA, , 11-MAR-15 - 14-MAR-15 [Details]
(2013)18th Health Science Conference, Kuwait
Curtin, S., Trace, A., Ziada, H., & Crowley, E (2013) Motivational Interviewing in Dental Education and Practice 18th Health Science Conference, Kuwait Kuwait (AE), , 23-MAY-13 - 23-MAY-13 [Details]
(2013)IADR Irish Division Annual Scientific Meeting
McCreary, C., Curtin, S., Ni Riordan, R., & Trace, A. (2013) Cork University Dental School & Hospital Dental Satisfaction Questionnaire IADR Irish Division Annual Scientific Meeting [Details]
(2013)IADR Irish Division Annual Scientific Meeting
Curtin, S., & Trace, A (2013) SPIKES Model: its applicability in delivering bad news to dental patients IADR Irish Division Annual Scientific Meeting [Details]
(2013)27th European Health Psychology Conference
Trace, A & Curtin, S (2013) Review of Focus Groups and their benefit for healthcare 27th European Health Psychology Conference Bordeaux, France, , 17-JUL-13 - 19-JUL-13 [Details]
(2013)18th Health Science Conference, Kuwait
Ziada H , Murphy C , Allen E, Curtin S, Tabirca S, Stack G (2013) DentLearn Periodontics: Clinical Skill Development for Undergraduate Dental Students 18th Health Science Conference, Kuwait Kuwait, [Details]
(2013)27th European Health Psychology Conference
Curtin, S & Trace, A (2013) Delivering Bad News: SPIKES Model; its applicability to an undergraduate Pharmacy programme 27th European Health Psychology Conference Bordeaux, France, , 17-JUL-13 - 19-JUL-13 [Details]
(2013)IADR Irish Division Annual Scientific Meeting
Horgan, T.J, Hurley, E., Curtin, S. (2013) An evaluation of Dental Anxiety in Children: a comparative study IADR Irish Division Annual Scientific Meeting [Details]
(2013)elSE conference, Bucharest
Tabirca S Ziada H Curtin S Allen E Murphy C (2013) DentLearn Periodontics: Skill Development for Undergraduate Dental Students elSE conference, Bucharest Bucharest, Romania,   [Details]
(2012)3rd World Conference on Learning, Teaching & Educational Leadership
Trace, A. & Curtin, S (2012) Teaching Motivational Interviewing within an Applied Behavioural Science Programme for Dentistry: Examining Philosophical Issues 3rd World Conference on Learning, Teaching & Educational Leadership Belgium, Brussels, , 26-OCT-12 - 28-OCT-12 [Details]
(2012)3rd World Conference on Learning, Teaching and Educational Leadership
Curtin, S. & Trace, A. (2012) Communication intervention for the management of challenging patients; utilizing a teaching for understanding framework 3rd World Conference on Learning, Teaching and Educational Leadership , 26-OCT-13 - 28-OCT-13 [Details]
(2012)NDLR Fest 2012 Proceedings
Curtin S, Ray N, McKenna G, Burke F (2012) Development of a Community of Practice in Dentistry . In: Bruen C, Dundon A, Allen M, Diggins Y, Marcus Quinn Anne eds. NDLR Fest 2012 Proceedings , pp.115-115 [Details]
(2011)IADR Irish Division
Curtin, S. & Hammond, S.; (2011) CVRS: A research tool to evaluate emotional responsivity in Dentistry IADR Irish Division [Details]
(2010)IADR Irish Division
Curtin, S., McCreary, C., Ni Riordan, R. & Hammond, S.; (2010) Interpersonal Styles and Personality Profiles of Dental Clinicians IADR Irish Division [Details]
(2006)PSI Annual Conference
Curtin,S.; (2006) An Evaluation of the Psychometric Properties of the PPI in an Irish Population Sample PSI Annual Conference [Details]
(2005)PSI Annual Conference
Curtin, S.; (2005) An Examination of the Psychometric Properties of the Psychopathic Personality Inventory PSI Annual Conference [Details]
(2004)PSI Annual Conference
Curtin, S.; (2004) Advances in the Assessment of Psychopathy PSI Annual Conference [Details]
(2014)International Conference of Behavioural Medicine
Curtin, S.&Trace, A. (2014) SPIKES Model: its applicability in Delivering Bad News to dental patients International Conference of Behavioural Medicine [Details]
(2014)Target Meetings 2nd World On-line Dental Conference
Curtin, S. & Trace, A. (2014) Motivational Interviewing: supporting dental clinicians to elicit behaviour change . In: TM's Conference E- Handbook eds. Target Meetings 2nd World On-line Dental Conference , 19-AUG-14 - 21-SEP-14 [Details]

Manual

 YearPublication
(2012)Introduction to Clinical Dentistry; Assessment methods.
Curtin, S. (2012) Introduction to Clinical Dentistry; Assessment methods. Manual [Details]
(2011)Introduction to Clinical Dentistry; Handbook.
Curtin S (2011) Introduction to Clinical Dentistry; Handbook. Manual [Details]
(2010)BEHAVIOURAL SCIENCE FOR DENTISTRY, CUDSH.
Curtin, S. (2010) BEHAVIOURAL SCIENCE FOR DENTISTRY, CUDSH. Manual [Details]

Unpublished Reports

 YearPublication
(2012)Evaluation of Motivational Interviewing Level 1 training for Dental Clinicians. Ireland, Oral Health Promotion Research Group:.
Curtin, S., Trace, A., Ziada, H., & Crowley, E. (2012) Evaluation of Motivational Interviewing Level 1 training for Dental Clinicians. Ireland, Oral Health Promotion Research Group:. Unpublished Reports [Details]
(2012)CUDSH Patient Satisfaction Survey, Irish Dental Council Visit.
Curtin, S. (2012) CUDSH Patient Satisfaction Survey, Irish Dental Council Visit. Unpublished Reports [Details]

Professional Activities

Honours and Awards

 YearTitleAwarding Body
2012Tackling oral health inequalities in preschool children in disadvantaged area in Ireland: an integrated approach Oral Health Promotion Research Prize at the BASCD Conference
2012Oral Health Promotion Research Group Ireland Bursary Winner Dental Health Foundation

Professional Associations

 AssociationFunctionFrom / To
Psychological Society of Ireland Member01-JAN-11 / 31-DEC-11
Forensic Special Interest Group Member01-JAN-11 / 31-DEC-15
IADR Member Behavioural Science Division01-JAN-15 / 31-DEC-15
RAMAS Member01-JAN-11 / 31-DEC-11

Conference Contributions

 YearPublication
(2016)Dental Students views of Computer Assisted Learning as a support for Periodontal Skills Training,
Curtin, S & Trace A. (2016) Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies. [Poster Presentation], Dental Students views of Computer Assisted Learning as a support for Periodontal Skills Training, Barcelona Spain . [Details]
(2016)19th American Dental Congress,
Aherne, S., Trace,A., Curtin, S., & McCreary, C (2016) Burning Mouth Syndrome. [Poster Presentation], 19th American Dental Congress, Phoenix USA , 08-DEC-16 - 10-DEC-16. [Details]
(2015)International Conference on Applied Psychology & Behavioural Science (ICAPBS),
Curtin, S & Trace, A. (2015) Dental Students' acquired knowledge of the pre-contemplation stage of change. [Poster Presentation], International Conference on Applied Psychology & Behavioural Science (ICAPBS), London, England , 10-DEC-15 - 11-DEC-15. [Details]
(2015)International Conference on Applied Psychology & Behavioural Science (ICAPBS),
McGrath, R, Trace A, Curtin S, McCreary C. (2015) 'There's No End in Sight'; An interpretative Phenomenological Analysis of Quality of Life in Burning Mouth Syndrome Sufferers. [Poster Presentation], International Conference on Applied Psychology & Behavioural Science (ICAPBS), London, England , 10-DEC-15 - 11-DEC-15. [Details]
(2015)Mature Students transition to University,
Curtin, S. (2015) Stress Management. [Invited Seminars/Guest Lectures], Mature Students transition to University, UCC , 25-AUG-15 - 25-AUG-15. [Details]
(2014)Annual Health Promotion Summer Conference,
Parnell, C., Whelton, H., Beecher, T., & Curtin, S. (2014) Oral Health Promotion. [Poster Presentation], Annual Health Promotion Summer Conference, Galway NUI . [Details]
(2014)International Conference of behavioural Medicine,
Curtin, S. & Trace, A. (2014) Innovation in Behavioural Medicine. [Poster Presentation], International Conference of behavioural Medicine, Groningen, Holland , 21-AUG-14 - 23-AUG-14. [Details]
(2014)Irish Dental Hygienist Winter Conference,
Curtin, S & Trace, A (2014) Irish Dental Hygienist Winter Conference. [Invited Seminars/Guest Lectures], Irish Dental Hygienist Winter Conference, Wicklow, Ireland , 01-NOV-14 - 01-DEC-14. [Details]
(2014)Irish Dental Association Munster Branch,
Curtin, S & Trace, A (2014) Introduction to Motivational Interviewing and its application to Dentistry; with a particular focus on smoking cessation. [Invited Oral Presentation], Irish Dental Association Munster Branch, Cork , 12-FEB-14 - 12-FEB-14. [Details]
(2014)Mature Student Transition Programme,
Curtin, S. (2014) Stress Management. [Invited Seminars/Guest Lectures], Mature Student Transition Programme, BHSC , 27-AUG-14 - 27-AUG-14. [Details]
(2014)Target Meetings 2nd World Online Dental Conference 2014,
Curtin,S. & Trace, A. (2014) Behavioural Science applied to Dentistry presentation. [Invited Seminars/Guest Lectures], Target Meetings 2nd World Online Dental Conference 2014, On-line , 20-AUG-14 - 20-AUG-14. [Details]
(2013)Oral Health Promotion Research Group, Ireland. 10th Annual Conference,
Curtin, S., Trace, A., & O'Reilly, L. (2013) To raise the profile of oral health promotion through the dissemination of good practice based on sound theoretical framework and practical research. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], Oral Health Promotion Research Group, Ireland. 10th Annual Conference, Dublin, Ireland , 12-SEP-13 - 12-SEP-13. [Details]
(2013)Review of focus groups and their benefits for healthcare,
Trace, A,Curtin, S (2013) PSYCHOLOGY & HEALTH. [Poster Presentation], Review of focus groups and their benefits for healthcare, Bordeaux, France . [Details]
(2013)Stress Management,
Curtin, S. (2013) Mature Student Transition Programme, Adult Education, UCC. [Invited Seminars/Guest Lectures], Stress Management, UCC , 29-AUG-13 - 29-AUG-13. [Details]
(2013)Delivering Bad News: SPIKES Model - its applicability to an undergraduate Pharmacy programme,
Curtin, S,Trace, A (2013) PSYCHOLOGY & HEALTH. [Poster Presentation], Delivering Bad News: SPIKES Model - its applicability to an undergraduate Pharmacy programme, Bordeaux, France . [Details]
(2013)Conscious Sedation,
Curtin, S. & Cork University Dental School Academic Staff (2013) Non-Evasive Management of Dental Anxiety. [Invited Lectures (Workshops)], Conscious Sedation, CUDSH , 26-NOV-13. [Details]
(2012)Clinical Pharmacy,
Curtin, S. (2012) Interpersonal Communication; Communicating with Challenging Patients and Delivering Bad News in Pharmacy. [Invited Seminars/Guest Lectures], Clinical Pharmacy, UCC, School of Pharmacy , 15-OCT-12 - 25-NOV-13. [Details]
(2012)3rd World Conference on Learning, Teaching and Educational Leadership,
Trace, A., & Curtin, S. (2012) Exploring Motivational Interviewing and its Philosophical alignment to an Undergraduate Behavioural Science Programme in Dentistry. [Poster Presentation], 3rd World Conference on Learning, Teaching and Educational Leadership, Brussels, Belgium , 26-OCT-12 - 29-JAN-12. [Details]
(2012)NDLR Fest 2012,
Curtin S, Ray N, McKenna G, Burke F (2012) National meeting of the NDLR. [Poster Presentation], NDLR Fest 2012, Dublin , 02-MAY-12 - 02-MAY-12. [Details]
(2012)Postgraduate Diploma in Child Mental Health,
Curtin, S. (2012) Invited Guest Speaker. [Invited Lectures (Workshops)], Postgraduate Diploma in Child Mental Health, UCD , 22-FEB-12 - 22-FEB-12. [Details]
(2012)3rd World Conference on Learning, Teaching and Educational Leadership,
Curtin, S., & Trace, A (2012) Communication interventions for the management of patients who are challenging or ressitant. Utilizing a teaching for understanding framework. [Poster Presentation], 3rd World Conference on Learning, Teaching and Educational Leadership, Brussels, Belgium , 26-OCT-12 - 28-OCT-12. [Details]
(2011)Bridging the gap- How the TfU framework enables students to use clinical management interventions to deal with challenging patients in practice,
Curtin, S. (2011) Teaching and Learning in Higher Education. [Poster Presentation], Bridging the gap- How the TfU framework enables students to use clinical management interventions to deal with challenging patients in practice, UCC , 14-JUL-11 - 14-JUL-11. [Details]
(2011)Communication with Challenging Patients,
Curtin, S. (2011) Continuing Dental Education programme for dental staff of the Health Service Executive (HSE) for Dublin, Wicklow and Kildare. [Oral Presentation], Communication with Challenging Patients, Dublin , 04-MAY-11 - 04-MAY-11. [Details]
(2011)IADR Irish Division,
Curtin, S. & Hammond, S.; (2011) CVRS: A research tool to evaluate emotional responsivity in Dentistry. [Oral Presentation], IADR Irish Division, Dublin, Ireland , 14-OCT-11 - 14-OCT-11. [Details]
(2011)Managenment of Dental Anxiety & Dental Phobia,
Curtin, S.; (2011) Dental Nurses CPD. [Invited Seminars/Guest Lectures], Managenment of Dental Anxiety & Dental Phobia, Cork University Dental School & Hospital , 30-AUG-11 - 30-AUG-11. [Details]
(2010)IADR Irish Division,
Curtin S., McCreary C., Ni Riordain R., Hammond S.; (2010) Interpersonal Styles and Personality Profiles of Dental Clinicians: A Pilot Study. [Oral Presentation], IADR Irish Division, Dublin Dental Hospital , 15-OCT-10 - 15-OCT-10. [Details]
(2009)Communicating with Challenging Patients,
Curtin, S.; (2009) Continuing Education Seminar for Dental Nurses & Dental Hygienists. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], Communicating with Challenging Patients, Cork University Hospital , 21-MAR-09 - 21-MAR-09. [Details]
(2006)37th Annual Conference of the Psychological Society of Ireland,
Curtin, S.; (2006) A Psychometric Evaluation of the Psychopathic Personality Inventory (PPI) on an Irish General Sample. [Oral Presentation], 37th Annual Conference of the Psychological Society of Ireland, Galway , 26-OCT-06 - 26-OCT-06. [Details]
(2005)35th Annual Conference of the Psychological Society of Ireland,
Curtin, S.; (2005) An Examination of the Psychometric Properties of the Psychopathic Personality Inventory. [Conference Organising Committee Chairperson], 35th Annual Conference of the Psychological Society of Ireland, City of Derry, NI , 21-NOV-05 - 21-NOV-05. [Details]
(2004)34th Annual Conference of the Psychological Society of Ireland,
Curtin, S.; (2004) Advances in the Assessment of Psychopathy. [Oral Presentation], 34th Annual Conference of the Psychological Society of Ireland, Cork , 18-NOV-04 - 18-NOV-04. [Details]

Committees

 CommitteeFunctionFrom / To
PhD Viva, CoMH, UCC Chair2015 /
Stem to Steam, Jennings Gallery, CoMH Dental School Representative2011 /
Student Liaison Committee, Dental School & Hospital Committee Member2008 / 2015
Social Research Ethics Comittee (SREC, UCC) Reviewer2011 /
Teaching and Curriculum Committee, CUDSH Committee Member2010 / 2015
Chair of the Lecturers Group, CUDSH Chair2011 / 2012

Employment

 EmployerPositionFrom / To
University Dental School and Hospital Lecturer in Behavioural Science01-JUN-08 /
Dept of Applied Psychology, UCC Research Co-ordinator /Lecturer MAFP01-JAN-07 / 01-JAN-08
Cork University Dental School and Hospital, UCC Assistant Lecturer01-JAN-05 / 01-JAN-07
School of Medicine, UCC Assistant Lecturer01-JAN-05 / 01-JAN-07

Education

 YearInstitutionQualificationSubject
2010UCC Certificate in Teaching and Learning in Higher EduCurtin,S
1996CIT DiplomaDip in Soc Std. in Counselling
2003UCC BA (Hons)Applied Psychology
2008UCC PhD-
2011UCC Postgraduate Diploma in Teaching and Learning in Higher EducationEducation
2013Higher Education Academy, UK Fellow of the Higher Education Academy FHEA

Outreach Activities

 Description

Undergraduate Research Project, Faculty of Dentistry, University of Kuwait,  2013

Titled :'The attitude and awareness of Healthcare students of smoking cessation' by Asmaa, H.E.A. Abu Al-Hasan,&  Alaa F.A.A.H. AlSaffar,

Supervisor: Dr H Ziada (University of Kuwait)

Contributor: Dr S Curtin (UCC)



I was an invited guest lecturer by the Continuing Dental Education programme for dental staff of the Health Service Executive (HSE) for Dublin, Wicklow and Kildare. (2011). St James’s hospital Dublin, Ireland.

 Examiner PhD Thesis (Internal) titled ' Sex Offender Risk Assessment and Management in Ireland'

Subject /Psychiatry, College of Medicine and Health, UCC (15-1-15)


I was the overall Co-ordinator of an Experiential Dental Workshop for students who wished to pursue a career in Dentistry in April 2011.

The aim was to provide prospective dental students [from the greater Munster area] with an overview of the dental undergraduate programmes  BDS, Dental Hygiene and Dental Nursing. The workshop addressed the following topics,

introduction to human dentition, patient management, cross infection control, specialties in dentistry and dental materials.


I was an invited Guest Lecturer by Prof F McNicholas Course Director in Postgraduate Diploma in Child Mental Health to deliver a workshop on Counselling and Communication Skills (UCD, 2012).

Judge on the Undergraduate Awards Psychology Panel. 2015

Reputable academics from around the world are invited each year to assess the entries to the Undergraduate Awards programme. The aim is to select an Irish, International and overall winner in a category.

As a judging panellist:

  1. Gain insight into the focus and quality of undergraduate coursework produced in the world's top universities
  2. Join a network of international academics
  3. Work collaboratively with other academics within your discipline.

Journal Activities

 JournalRoleTo / From
Community Dentistry And Oral Epidemiology Referee01-JAN-12 -
Journal Of Dental Education Referee03-JAN-11 -
Journal Of Irish Dental Association. Referee01-JAN-12 -
Journal Of Dentistry Referee06-JAN-13 -
European Journal Of Dental Education Referee03-MAR-12 -

Other Activities

 Description

I was a co-facilitator with Patricia Good (Smoking Cessation Officer; HSE). 

HSE Smoking Cessation Training Programme for Undergraduate Dental Students  March 5th 2015.



Visual Thinking Strategies Facilitators Training: Level 1 & 2, UCC, CoMH 2014


Focus Group  facilitator/research with  A. Trace (School of Applied Psychology) for Burning Mouth Syndrome Research project with Dr C McCreary (Consultant, CUDSH, Cork) 2014

Motivational Interviewing Training in group processes; A practitioners workshop. 

Sheffield University, June 2013


American Dental Education Association (ADEA); Reviewer 2012 Annual Session & Exhibition

Motivational Interviewing Certificate Level 1, 2012 Sponsored by the Oral Health Bursary, CUDSH, Cork, Ireland

Appointed to the Selection Committee for the post of Head of School, Cork University Dental School and Hospital, 2010


FAS Excellence through People programme Gold Standard. May 2010


Mentoring Programme Working Group (Dental Hospital) 2009


Focus Group Facilitator with Dr Niamh McNamara for Reflective Practice in Medicine, in collaboration with School of Medicine, 2008

Teaching Activities

Teaching Interests

Teaching Role:

I am responsible for the development, delivery and assessment of the Behavioural Science components of the Bachelor of Dental Surgery Degree Programme (DS1002; RD2007; RD3008, RD4001, RD5002); Dental Hygiene programme (RD1002; RD2002); Dental Nursing programme and the Doctorate in Clinical Dentistry (OH7003). 
 

I have been an invited lecturer on both the MA in Forensic Psychology and Diploma in the Psychology of Criminal Behaviour programmes in UCC,(2008/2009)

  
I am the appointed co-ordinator of the Dental School & Hospital Mentoring Programme which provides academic and personal support for undergraduate BDS; Dental Hygiene and Dental Nursing students.

I am the RD 2007 Module Co-ordinator Introduction to Clinical Dentistry  and the overall year co-ordinator for BDS II commencing in 2010
 
 I am an invited lecturer on Psychological Medicine: Behavioural Science Programme, School of Medicine 

Current Postgraduate Students

 StudentDegree Type
Brady Paul John Anthony Doctoral Degree

Modules Taught

 Term (ID))TitleLinkSubject
2017Introduction to Clinical Dentistry RD2007Introduction to Clinical Dentistry

Research Information

Internal Collaborators

 NameInstituteCountry
Dr Edith Allen School of Dentistry, UCCIRELAND
Joe Hallissey School of Dentistry, UCCIRELAND
Dr Mary McConnell School of Dentistry, UCCIRELAND
Dr Noel Ray School of Dentistry, UCC (retired)IRELAND
Clare Murphy School of Dentistry, UCCIRELAND
Anna Trace School of Applied PsychologyIRELAND
Dr Helen Whelton Oral Health Services Research CentreIRELAND
Dr Frank Burke School of Dentistry, UCCIRELAND
Dr Christine Mc Creary School of Dentistry, UCCIRELAND
Dr Sabin Tabirca School of Computer ScienceIRELAND

External Collaborators

 NameOrganisation / InstituteCountry
Dr Richeal Ni Riordain
Dr Gerry McKenna School of Dentistry, UCCIRELAND
Dr Mai Khalaf University of KuwaitKUWAIT
Dr Dena Ali Faculty of Dentistry, Kuwait UniversityKUWAIT
Dr Evelyn Crowley HSEIRELAND
Dr Hassan Ziada Faculty of Dentistry, Kuwait UniversityKUWAIT
Dr Carmel Parnell IRELAND

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