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New beginning for Dental Education research

Thursday 5 June 2014 4:44pm

The SJWRI Dental Education Research Programme held a relaunch event on Thursday 5 June in the Hunter Centre. This event provided interested staff and postgraduate students in the Institute with an opportunity to get together and discuss what format and directions they would like the Dental Education research group to take. As well, it provided an opportunity to network with researchers involved in Higher Education from outside the Faculty.

The discussion, over a light lunch, was led by Dental Education Research programme leader Dr Janet Rountree, who took over the role from the retiring Professor Tom Kardos last year. Examples of current dental education research projects were discussed, with researchers talking about their ideas for collaboration. There was an excellent turnout to the event, and the potential for new projects and collaborations appears very strong. Attendees were surveyed on their keenness to participate in regular meetings to discuss dental education projects, which was well received. All in all, the future for Dental Education Research in the Institute appears very bright.

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