Dr Ziad Al-Ani is a qualified dentist and holds Master and a PhD degrees in dentistry from the University of Manchester. He is a University Teacher in Biodental Sciences and E-Learning at Glasgow Dental Hospital and School. His contribution to SDEO is to work with the learning technologist to prepare innovative online learning materials in basic dental sciences to be made accessible via the SDEO website.
Postgraduate Dental Dean and Director of Dentistry at NHS Education for Scotland; Honorary Professor, University of Glasgow, School of Medicine, Dentistry and Nursing.
Rosa Moreno Lopez
Dr Rosa Moreno Lopez is the Education Lead at the Institute of Dentistry at the University of Aberdeen. She competed her PhD on the oral health of elderly people living in nursing homes in 2014 and the same year she became a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. From 2017 to 2021 she was the assessment lead for the Institute of Dentistry and in March 2021 she became the deputy chair at the Dental Schools Council Assessment Alliance. She is responsible for the removable prosthodontics teaching at the University of Aberdeen for the BDS Programme. She has been involved in pedagogical research for several years and has published several papers in this domain as well as presenting in numerous international conferences. She has also received two scholarships, one from ADEE and the other one from the Learning and Teaching Enhancement Programme at the University of Aberdeen to pursue her pedagogical research.
Professor Philip Preshaw has recently been appointed as Dean at the School of Dentistry at Dundee. Philip was previously Professor and Chair of Periodontology in the Faculty of Dentistry at the National University of Singapore. He received his Dental Degree from the University of Newcastle upon Tyne in 1991 and his PhD in 1997. He is a registered specialist in Periodontics and is a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh.
Douglas Bean joined the Medi-CAL unit at the University of Aberdeen in 2010 after obtaining an MSc in Software Technology and Network Management. He has been responsible for building e-learning resources, the creation of 3D models and the development of the SDEO.ac.uk site.
Dr Cathy Shields is a Learning Technologist in the School of Dentistry at the University of Dundee. With a background in education research and user experience, she creates interactive online learning and teaching resources.