Publications

Research Papers
Papers

Zahra, D., Howarth, S., Neve, H. & Burr, S.A. (under revision) Improving clinical decision-making education through simulation: what can we learn from psychological theories of reasoning and decision making?

Ali, K., Winter, J., Webb, O. and Zahra, D. (under review) Decolonisation of Curricula in Undergraduate Dental Education: An Exploratory Study. European Journal of Dental Education.

Ali, K., Venkatasami, N., Zahra, D., and Brookes, Z, and Kisielewska, J. (in press) Evaluation of sepsis teaching for medical and dental students at a British University. European Journal of Dental Education. [Online early access]

Gupta, G., Zahra, D., and Collingwood, J. (in press) Dental Student Perspectives on the Benefits of Interprofessional Education Experiences. Student Health Sciences Research Journal. xx(xx) xx-xx

Richards, L., Ginwalla, K.,Hasan, S., Taylor, A.K., Beckley, P., Matheson, M., Beckley, P., Zahra, D., Shah, H., Feder, G. and Broad, J. (2021) Medical Student Harassment and Discrimination: What Factors Affect Perceptions of Harassment and Discrimination? The International Journal of Diversity in Education . 21(2) 113-133

 

Qazi, H.S., Ali, K., Cockerill, J., Zahra, D., Raja, U., & Ataullah, K. (2021) Self-perceived Competence of New Dental Graduates in Pakistan - A multi-institution Study. Pakistan Armed Forces Medical Journal. 71(3) 739-743 

Burr, S., Martin, T., Edwards, J., Ferguson, C., Gilbert, K., Gray, C., Hill, A., Hosking, J., Johnstone, K., Kisielewska, J., Milsom, C., Moyes, S., Rigby-Jones, A., Robinson, I., Toms, N., Watson, H., & Zahra, D. (2021) Standard setting anchor statements: a double cross-over trial of two different methods. MedEdPublish 10(1) Article 32 [Online]

 

Turton, A., Langsford, M., Di Lorenzo, D., Zahra, D., Henshelwood, J., & Griffiths, T. (2020) An Audit of Emotional Logic for Mental Health Self-Care Improving Social Connection. European Journal of Integrative Medicine. 37(1) [Online

 

Zahra, D., Bennett, J., Belfield, L., Ali, K., McIlwaine, C., Bruce, M., Jones, G., Brookes, Z.L., Coelho, C., & Zaric, S. (2019) Effect of Constant versus Variable Small-Group Facilitators on Student Basic Science Knowledge in an Enquiry-Based Dental Curriculum European Journal of Dental Education. 23(4) 448-454 [Online].   

 

Baines, R., Zahra, D., Bryce, M., Regan de Beer, S., Roberts, M., & Archer, J. (2019) Is collecting patient feedback 'a futile exercise' in the context of recertification? Academic Psychiatry. 43(6) 570-576 [Online].  

 

Coehlo, C., Zahra, D., Ali, K., & Tredwin, C. (2019) To accept or decline academic remediation; what difference does it make?. Medical Teacher. 41(7) 824-829 [Online]. 

 

Chana, H., Smith, G., Bansal, H., & Zahra, D. (2019) A Retrospective Cohort Study of the Survival Rate of 88 Zygomatic Implants Placed Over an 18-year Period. The International Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Implants . 34(2) 461-470. 

 

McIlwaine, C., Brookes, Z.L.S., Zahra, D., Ali, K., Zaric, S., Jones, G., & Belfield, L.A. (2019) A Novel, Integrated Curriculum for Dental Hygiene-Therapists and Dentists. British Dental Journal. 226(1) 67-72.

 

Zahra, D., Belfield, L., Bennett, J., Zaric, S., & McIlwaine, C. (2018) The Benefits of Integrating Dental and Dental Therapy and Hygiene Students in Undergraduate Curricula. European Journal of Dental Education. [Online]. 23(1) e12-e16

 

Zahra, D. & Burr, S.A. (2018) Analysis of Question Text Properties for Equality Monitoring. Perspectives on Medical Education. 7(6) 401-407 [Open-Access]. 

 

Ali, K., Cockerill, J., Zahra, D., Tredwin, C., & Ferguson, C. (2018) Impact of progress testing on the learning experiences of students in medicine, dentistry, and dental therapy. BMC Medical Education. 18. 253. [Open-Access

 

Ali, K., Cockerill, J., Zahra, D., Qazi, H.S., Raja, U., & Ataullah, K. (2018) Self-perceived Preparedness of Final Year Dental Students in a Developing Country - A multi-institution Study. European Journal of Dental Education. 22(4) e745-e750.  

 

Baines, R., Zahra, D., Bhalla, B., Stevens, S., Medd, E., Withers, L., Regen de Bere, S., Kelly, A., & Gale, T. (2018) 'We are training to be doctors of patients, not models' - The effectiveness of patient and public involvement in the teaching and assessment of intimate examination skills: A Randomised controlled trial. Report for funding body, PedRIO. [Available from authors].  

 

Broad, J., Matheson, M., Verrall, F., Taylor, A.K., Zahra, D., Alldridge, L., & Feder, G. (2018) Discrimination, harassment and non-reporting in UK undergraduate medical education. Medical Education. 52(4) 414-426. 

 

Ali, K., Zahra, D., Tredwin, C., McIlwaine, C., & Jones, G. (2018) Use of Progress testing in a UK Dental Therapy and Hygiene Education. Journal of Dental Education. 82(2) 130-136. 

 

Ali, K., Jerreat, M., Zahra, D. & Tredwin, C. (2017) Correlations between final-year dental students’ performance on knowledge-based and clinical examinations. Journal of Dental Education. 82(12) 1444-1450. 

 

Zahra, D., Roberts, M.J., Bryce, M., O'Brien, T., & Archer, J. (2017) Analysis of fitness to practise case data for the General Dental Council; Appendix to February 2017 report. General Dental Council (August).

 

Zahra, D., Roberts, M.J., Bryce, M., O'Brien, T., & Archer, J. (2017) Analysis of fitness to practise case data for the General Dental Council. General Dental Council (February). 

 

Burr, S.A., Zahra, D., Cookson, J., Salih, V.M., Gabe-Thomas, .E, & Robinson, I.M. (2017) Angoff anchor statements: setting a flawed gold standard?. MedEdPublish, 6(3) Article 53. [Online]

 

Ali, K., Zahra, D., Coelho, C., Jones, G., & Tredwin, C. (2017) Academic Performance of Undergraduate Dental Students with Learning Disabilities. British Dental Journal. 222(3) 205-208. 

 

Ali, K., Zahra, D., McColl, E., Salih, V., & Tredwin, C. (2017) Impact of Early Clinical Exposure on the Learning Experiences of Undergraduate Students. European Journal of Dental Education. 22(1) e75-e80 [Online Early-Access].

 

Zahra, D., Robinson, I.M., Roberts, M.J., Coombes, L., Cockerill, J., & Burr, S.A (2017) Rigour in moderation processes is more important than the choice of method. Assessment and Evaluation in Higher Education. 42(7) 1159-1167.

 

Ali, K., Slade, A., Kay, E., Zahra, D., & Tredwin, C. (2017) Preparedness of undergraduate dental students in the United Kingdom: a national study. British Dental Journal. 222, 472-477 

 

Ali, K., Slade, A., Kay, L., Zahra, D., Chatterjee, A., & Tredwin, C. (2016) Application of Rasch analysis in the development and psychometric evaluation of dental undergraduates preparedness assessment scale. European Journal of Dental

Education. 21(4) e135-e141 [Online Early-Access].

 

Ali, K., Zahra, D., & Tredwin, C. (2016) Comparison of graduate-entry and direct school leaver student performance on an applied dental knowledge test. European Journal of Dental Education. 21(4) 248-251 [Online Early-Access]. 

 

Zahra, D., Langsford, M., & Griffiths, T. (2016) Emotional Logic Development Profiles – Assessing the Benefits of Emotional Logic Training, International Journal of Psychiatry in Clinical Practice 20(3) 141-145.

 

Zahra, D., Hedge, C., Pesola, F. & Burr, S. (2016) Accounting for test reliability in student progression: the reliable change index, Medical Education 50(7) 738-745. 

 

Archer, J., Roberts, M.J., Zahra, D., Bryce, M., & O'Brien. (2015) Analysis of fitness to practise case data for the General Dental Council. General Dental Council (September). 

 

Coombes, L., Roberts, M., Zahra, D. & Burr, S. (2015) Twelve tips for assessment psychometrics. Medical Teacher 38(3) 250-254 [Online

 

Zahra, D., Monk, R.L., & Corder, E. (2015) 'If you drink alcohol, then you will get cancer': Investigating how reasoning accuracy is affected by pictorially presented graphic alcohol warnings. Alcohol and Alcoholism. 50(5) 608-616 [Online

 

Roser, M.E., Aslin, R.N., McKenzie, B., Zahra, D., & Fiser, J. (2015) Enhanced visual statistical learning in adults with autism. Neuropsychology. 29(2) 163-172 

 

Zahra, D., Qureshi, A., Pooler, J., Henley, W., Taylor, R., & Byng, R. (2014) The Work and Social Adjustment Scale: Reliability, Sensitivity, and Value. International Journal of Psychiatry in Clinical Practice. 18(2) 131-138 

 

Hennessy, C.H., Staelens, Y., Lankshear, G., Phippen, A., Silk, A., & Zahra, D. (2014) Rural connectivity and older people’s leisure participation. In C.H. Hennessy, R. Means and V. Burholt (eds) Countryside connections: Older people, community and place in rural Britain (Ch.3, pp. 63-94). Bristol: The Policy Press

 

Zahra, D., Bailey, C., Hedge, C., Wyles, K., & Sanders, B.G. (2013) A Short Report on the Trait Meta-Mood Scale and the Importance of Scale Norms. Social Psychological Review 15(1) 53-64

 

Jones, R.B., Soler-Lopez, M., Zahra, D., Shankleman, J. & Trenchard-Mabere, E. (2013) Using online adverts to increase the uptake of cervical screening amongst ‘real Eastenders’: an opportunistic controlled trial. BMC Research Notes, 6:117

 

Paton, J.S, Stenhouse, E.A, Bruce, G., Zahra, D. & Jones, R.B. (2012) A comparison of customised and prefabricated insoles to reduce risk factors for neuropathic diabetic foot ulceration: a participant-blinded randomised controlled trial. Journal of Foot and Ankle Research, 5:31, OnlineFirst 

 

Zahra, D. (2013) Mood, Emotive Content, and Reasoning. PhD Thesis, University of Plymouth [Open Access

Zahra, D. (2012) Meaning and Purpose. Experimentation: Psychology, September edition 

Zahra, D. (2012) Love Psychology. Experimentation: Psychology, May edition 

Zahra, D. (2012) The Irrationality of Logic. Experimentation: Psychology, April edition 

Zahra, D. & Wyles, K. (2012) Statistics: Who needs them?. Psychology Procrastination, 1(March), 18

Zahra, D. (2012) Do Publishers and Psychologists want the same thing?. Experimentation: Psychology, March edition 

Zahra, D. (2012) Editorial. Psychology Postgraduate Affairs Group Quarterly, 84 (October), 1.

Byng, R., Newbold, L., Qureshi, A., Hardy, G., Forber, S., Pooler, J., Zahra, D., Weyer-Brown, C., Taylor, R., Henley, W., Anderson, R., Sheaff, R., Bannon, J., Carter, C., Stirzaker, A., Evetts, P., Howells, L., Leese, M. & Hutton, R. (2011) The South West Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) Evaluation Study, Peninsula College of Medicine and Dentistry. [SHA and NIHR funded report, available from authors]

Zahra, D. (2011) The Handbook of Jealousy: theory, research, and multidisciplinary approaches (Book Review). Social Psychological Review, 13(1), 37-39 

Zahra, D. (2011) Undergraduate student to postgraduate teacher: Reflections from both sides of the coin (Invited Editorial). The Plymouth Student Scientist, 4(2), 1-2 

Sanders, B., Zahra, D., Hedge, C. & Summerscales, J. (2011) Heavier or just colder? A new approach to perception research. Psychology Postgraduate Affairs Group Quarterly, 78, 4-8

Sanders, B., Chen, V., Zahra, D., Dowland, P., Atkinson, S., Papadaki, M., & Furnell, S. (2010) Online addiction: Privacy risks in online gaming environments. Proceedings of the International Conference on Management of Emergent Digital EcoSystems (MEDES), October 26-29, Thailand, 114-121 

 

Sanders, B., Dowland, P., Atkinson, S., Zahra, D., Furnell, S., & Papadaki, M. (2010) Online addiction: A cultural comparison of privacy risks in online gaming environments. Journal of Multimedia Processing Technologies, 1(3) 181-194 

Zahra, D. & Hedge, C. (2010) The reliable change index: Why isn't it more popular in academic psychology?Psychology Postgraduate Affairs Group Quarterly, 76, 14-19 [Download] [See also Zahra & Hedge, 2015 in press, for update to table]

Zahra, D. (2008, unpublished) Mood and syllogistic reasoning: affect as information or cognitive load? Unpublished MSc Thesis. University of Plymouth [Available from Author]

Zahra, D. (2008) Do anxiety level and anxiety-related content affect accuracy and endorsement rate on syllogistic reasoning by increasing reliance on belief-biased heuristic processing? The Plymouth Student Scientist, 1(1), 229-295

Zahra, D. (2006) Could better understanding of the links between cognition and emotion help reduce the number of students who suffer from assessment anxiety? Psych-Talk, 55(December), 13-15

Zahra, D. (2006) Could better understanding of the links between cognition and emotion help reduce the number of students who suffer from assessment anxiety? Psych-Talk, 55, 13-15

Conference Presentation
Presentations and Workshops

Baines, R., Bradwell, H., Edwards, K. & Zahra, D. (2021) Attend Anywhere - A summary of patient and clinician perspectives. In collaboration with Wilkinson, E. and Cornwall Foundation Trust. Presented at the South West Outpatient Transformation Programme Video Consultations Forum, 12th July, via Zoom.

Cockerill, J. & Zahra, D (2019) The challenges of including peer assessment as part of summative assessment.Teaching and Assessing Teamwork, 4th December, Plymouth, UK.

Burr, S. A., Robinson, I. M., & Zahra, D. (2019). Report on Assessment Adjustments and Mitigating Circumstances at UK Medical Schools. Paper presented at the Presented to the Medical Schools Council Assessment Alliance Reference Group on 3rd October, London, UK.

 

Zahra, D. & Belfield, L (2019) Assessment and Standard Setting in a Shared Curriculum. Invited presentation at the University of Melbourne Dental School, 3rd September, Melbourne, Australia. 

 

Zahra, D. & Belfield, L (2019) Assessment and Standard Setting in a Shared Curriculum: Understanding Standard Setting Workshop. Invited workshop at the University of Melbourne Dental School, 3rd September, Melbourne, Australia. 

 

Bennet, J., Belfield, L.A., Zahra, D, Mcilwaine, C., & Collingwood, J. (2019) Interprofessional Education in Core Knowledge Based Areas of the European Dental Curriculum. Workshop organised at the annual ADEE conference, 23rd-26th August, Berlin, Germany. 

 

Zahra, D. & Broad, J. (2019) Harassment and Discrimination in Dental Education: Reporting, Prevalence, and Impact. Presented at the IADR/AADR/CADR General Session and Exhibition, 19th-22nd June, Vancouver, Canada. 

 

Belfield, L., Zahra, D., & Mcilwaine, C. (2019) Assessing Prior Qualification Equivalence in an Inter-professional, Undergraduate Dental Programme. Presented at the IADR/AADR/CADR General Session and Exhibition, 19th-22nd June, Vancouver, Canada.  

 

Stevens, S., Zahra, D., Jones, R. & Chatterjee, A. (2019) Using longitudinal social network methods to evaluate the impact of eHealth innovation ecosystem development: A case study of the EPIC project. Presented at the International Sunbelt Social Network Conference, 18th-23rd June, Montreal, Canada. 

McIlwaine, C., Belfield, L. & Zahra, D. (2019) Peninsula Dental School: Educating Dental Professionals Together for Better Patient Care. Presented at the University of Plymouth Research Festival, 21st-25th January. Workforce Sustainability in Health Professions session. Plymouth, UK.

  

Baines, R., Zahra, D., Bhala, B., Stevens, S., Withers, L., Kelly, A. & Gale, T. (2018) Patients as assessors: improving validity, reliability and authenticity of intimate examinations. EBMA Annual Conference, 22nd-24th November, Braga, Portugal.

Zahra, D., Gabe-Thomas, E., & Kisielewska, J. (2018) Impact of students’ engagement with online formative medical knowledge tests on their academic performance. Presented at the EBMA Annual Conference, 23rd-24th November, Braga, Portugal.

Zahra, D., Belfield, L., Bennett, J., Zaric, S., & McIlwaine, C.  (2018) Integration of Biomedical Science Teaching in Dental and Dental Therapy Programmes. Presented at the International Association of Dental Research 96th general Session and Exhibition of the Pan-European Regional Congress, 25th-28th July, London, UK.

 

Baines, R., Zahra, D., Stevens, S., Kelly, A., Medd, E., & Gale, T. (2018) The impact of Patient and Public Involvement in the assessment of clinical skills. Presented at the annual AMEE conference, 25th-29th August, Basel, Switzerland. 

 

Ali, K., Cockerill, J., Zahra, D. & Ferguson, C. (2018) Do students on different programmes use different resources to prepare for the Progress Test? Presented at the EBMA Looking Ahead in Progress Testing Conference, 22nd June, Exeter, UK.

 

McIlwaine, C., Belfield, L., Brookes, Z., Collingwood, J.,  & Zahra, D. (2018) An Integrated Undergraduate Dental Programme - A UK perspective. Invited session co-presented at the Harvard School of Dental Medicine ''Healthcare Education Symposium: 150 years of Learning to Teach' , 11th-14th June, Boston, MA. 

 

Baines, R., Zahra, D., Stevens, S., & Gale, T. (2018) Patients as assessors: improving validity, reliability, and authenticity of intimate examinations. Presented at the EBMA Annual Conference, 23rd-24th November, Braga, Portugal. 

 

Zahra, D. & Cockerill, J. (2018) Understanding Standard Setting. Workshop facilitated at the Academy of Medical Educators 'Applied Principles of Assessment in Clinical and Healthcare Education (APACHE)' event, 3rd-4th July, Cardiff Medical School, UK.

 

Cockerill, J. & Zahra, D. (2018) Developing a Robust Post-test Process. Workshop facilitated at the Academy of Medical Educators 'Applied Principles of Assessment in Clinical and Healthcare Education (APACHE)' event, 3rd-4th July, Cardiff Medical School, UK. 

 

Ali, K., Cockerill, J., Zahra, D., & Ferguson, C. (2018) Do students on different programmes use different resources to prepare for the Progress Test? Presented at the EUMS-EBMA Looking Ahead in Progress Testing conference, 22nd June, Exeter, UK. 

 

Baines, R., Zahra, D., Bhalla, B., Moore, J., Withers, J., & Gale, T. (2018) The impact of patient involvement in the teaching and assessment of undergraduate healthcare professionals: a systematic review. Presented at the Vice Chancellor's 16th Annual Teaching and Learning Conference, 14th June, Plymouth, UK.  

 

Robinson, I., & Zahra, D. (2018) How fair is my marking? Presented at the Translating Research into the Curriculum half-day event, 5th June, Plymouth, UK. 

 

Baines, R., Zahra, D., Bhalla, B., Johnson, R., Gale, T., Moore, J., & Kelly, A. (2018) Patient involvement in the teaching and assessment of clinical examination skills. Presented at the Translating Research into the Curriculum half-day event, 5th June, Plymouth, UK. 

 

Baines, R., Zahra, D., Bhalla, B., Johnson, R., Gale, T., Moore, J., & Kelly, A. (2018) Patient involvement in the teaching and assessment of clinical examination skills. Presented at the 7th Annual PedRIO Conference, 20th April, Plymouth, UK.  

 

Baines, R., Grace, A., Symons, J. & Zahra, D. (2018) What is the role of Patient and Public involvement in training tomorrow's healthcare professionals?. Seminar at the Shaping Cultures: How should we train and sustain professionals to deliver 21st century healthcare, 25th January, Plymouth, UK. 

 

O’Brien, T. and Zahra, D. (2017) ‘Analysis of Fitness to Practice data for the General Dental Council’. Presented to the Dental Professionalism Forum of the General Dental Council, 6th December, London, UK. 

 

McIlwaine, C., Zahra, D., & Spowart, L. (2017) Does the Introduction of Self-Assessment in the Simulated Environment Identify Clinical Learning Needs in Undergraduate Dental Students?. Presented at the European Board of Medical Assessors conference, 14th-15th November, Egmond aan Zee, Netherlands. 

 

McIlwaine, C., Zahra, D., Belfield, L. A., Brookes, Z., Collingwood, J., Potterton, R., & Zaric, S. (2017) Challenging the Conventional Curriculum: An Inter-Professional Undergraduate Dental Programme. Presented at the British Society for Oral Dental Research annual meeting, September 6th-8th, Plymouth, UK.  

 

Ali, K., Tredwin, C., & Zahra, D. (2017) Use of Progress Testing as a tool for Integrated Assessment and Learning in Dental Education. Presented at the ADEE annual conference, 23rd-26th August, Vilnius, Lithuania. 

 

Zahra, D. & Cockerill, J. (2017) Understanding Standard Setting. Workshop facilitated at the Academy of Medical Educators 'Assessment for Healthcare Educators' event, 11th July, Cardiff Medical School, UK. [Online

 

Cockerill, J. & Zahra, D. (2017) Developing a Robust Post-test Process. Workshop facilitated at the Academy of Medical Educators 'Assessment for Healthcare Educators' event, 11th July, Cardiff Medical School, UK. [Online]

 

Cockerill, J., Roberts, M.J., Gabe-Thomas, E., & Zahra, D. (2017) Exploring the use of item statistics based on negatively marked scores and dichotomised scores. Presented at the Association for the Study of Medical Education annual conference, 21st-22nd June, Exeter, UK. 

 

Zahra, D., Belfield, L., & McIlwaine, C. (2016) Exploring the Relationship Between Prior Qualifications and Dental Science Knowledge in DTH Students. Presented at the European Board of Medical Assessors conference, 14th-15th October, Exeter, UK. 

 

Chatterjee, A., Burr, S., Zahra, D., & Gabe-Thomas, E. (2016) Early identification of the struggling learner using learning analytics: Opportunities and Challenges. Presented at the European Board of Medical Assessors conference, 14th-15th October, Exeter, UK. 

Zahra, D., Monk R.L. & Corder, E. (2016) Visual conditionals and reasoning about alcohol warnings. Invited talk presented as part of the Cognition in Context seminar series, University of Wolverhampton, May 4th, Wolverhampton.

 

Zahra, D. & Carr, A. (2016) Introduction of progress testing to enhance applied medical knowledge acquisition in Physician Associate students. Talk presented at the 17th Ottawa Conference, March 19th-23rd, Perth, WA. 

 

Zahra, D. (2015) Simulation and Clinical Decision Making. Talk presented at the Collaboration for the Advancement of Medical Education Research and Assessment (CAMERA) research group, Plymouth 

 

Zahra, D., Qureshi, A., Pooler, J., Henley, W., Taylor, R., Weyer-Brown, C., Hardy, G., Newbold, L. & Byng, R. (2012) The Work and Social Adjustment Scale: Reliability, Sensitivity to Change, and its value as a Patient Reported Outcome Measure. Presented at the Society for Academic Primary Care Annual Research Meeting; , March 1st-2nd, Torquay

 

Qureshi, A., Byng, R., Newbold, A., Zahra, D., Pooler, J., Hardy, G., Forber, S., Weyer-Brown, C., Taylor, R., Henley, W., et al. (2012) Variations in access to therapy for depression and anxiety with the new Improving Access to Psychological Therapy Services. Presented at the Society for Academic Primary Care Annual Research Meeting; March 1st-2nd, Torquay 

 

Byng, R., Shaw, J., Weyer-Brown, C., Shenton, D., Qureshi, A., Zahra, D., & Hill, C. (2012) Need and feasibility for a trial of an intervention to support prisoners with common mental health problems. Presented at the Society for Academic Primary Care Annual Research Meeting; March 1st-2nd, Torquay 

Zahra, D., Qureshi, A., Pooler, J., Henley, W., Taylor, R., & Byng, R. (2012) The Work and Social Adjustment Scale: Reliability, Sensitivity, and its value as a Patient Reported Outcome Measure. Presented at the WPA Thematic Conference; Mental Health and Family Working Together, February 8th-11th, Grenada, Spain. 

Zahra, D. (2011) Work and Social Adjustment Scale: Reliability, Sensitivity, and Factor Structure. Draft manuscript presented for comment at the Peninsula College of Medicine and Dentistry research group, Plymouth 

Zahra, D. (2010) Syllogistic reasoning, emotive content, and a rethinking of theory. Talk presented at the 27th annual BPS Cognitive Section Conference, Cardiff

Zahra, D. (2010) Emotive content in syllogistic reasoning: Do you think or feel?, Talk presented at the Psychology Postgraduate Affairs Group Annual Conference, Sheffield

Zahra, D. (2010) NO:EMOTION, Talk presented at the University of Plymouth Thinking and Reasoning Group, Plymouth

Zahra, D. (2010) [Something Interesting]: Syllogistic reasoning, emotive content, and some unexpected results. Presented at the 2nd Annual University of Plymouth Department of Psychology Postgraduate and Staff Conference, Plymouth

Conference Poster
Posters

Zahra, D., Belfield, L.A., & Mcilwaine, C. (2019) The Impact of Prior Qualifications on Academic and Clinical Performance. Presented at the annual AMEE conference, 24th-28th August, Vienna, Austria.

 

Sandhu, S., Daldry, M., Stevenson, M., Zahra, D., & Collingwood, J. (2019) An Undergraduate Interprofessional Project between Dentistry and Childhood Nursing: Student Perceptions and Reported Impact on Collaborative Working Skills. Presented at the annual ADEE conference, 23rd-26th August, Berlin, Germany. 

 

Mcilwaine, C., Belfield, L.A., Zaric, Z., Brookes, Z., Collingwood, J., Zahra, D., & Bennett, J.(2019) Inter-Professional Dental Education: A Collaborative Dental Care Curriculum. Presented at the annual ADEE conference, 23rd-26th August, Berlin, Germany. 

 

Collingwood, J. & Zahra, D (2019) Evaluation of a 3D-printed Typodont in the Teaching of Caries Removal. Presented at the annual ADEE conference, 23rd-26th August, Berlin, Germany.

 

McIlwaine, C., Zahra, D., Brookes, Z.L., Zaric, S. & Belfield, L. (2019) Educating Dental Professionals Together to Inspire Teamwork and Shared Care. Presented at the IADR/AADR/CADR General Session and Exhibition, 19th-22nd June, Vancouver, Canada. 

Zahra, D., & Burr, S. (2018) Analysis of Question-Text Complexity for Equality Monitoring. Presented at the annual AMEE conference, 25th-29th August, Basel, Switzerland. 

Baines, R., Zahra, D., Stevens, S., Kelly, A., Medd, E., & Gale, T. (2018) The impact of Patient and Public Involvement in the assessment of clinical skills. Presented at the annual AMEE conference, 25th-29th August, Basel, Switzerland.

 

Zahra, D., O’Brien, T., Robert, M., Bryce, M., & Archer, J. (2018)Learning from fitness-to-practise procedures in the UK: insights and opportunities for greater patient involvement across the dental education continuum. To be presented at the annual ADEE conference, 22nd-24th August, Oslo, Norway.

Zahra, D., O’Brien, T., Robert, M., Bryce, M., & Archer, J. (2018) Learning from fitness-to-practise procedures in the UK: insights and opportunities for greater patient involvement across the dental education continuum. Presented at the annual ADEE conference, 22nd-24th August, Oslo, Norway.

 

Baines, R., Zahra, D., Bhalla, B., Stevens, S., Moore, J., Regan de Bere, S., Withers, L., Medd, E., Kelly, A., & Gale, T. (2018) The impact of patient involvement in the teaching and assessment of intimate examination skills. Presented at the Plymouth University Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry Education Conference 2018, 6th July, Plymouth, UK.  

 

Zahra, D., Robinson, Cockerill, J., Stevens, K., Jeffery, R., Ley, T., & Edwards, J. (2018) Using longitudinal assessor feedback to monitor marking patterns, inform training, and improve student confidence. Poster presented at the 7th Annual PedRIO Conference, 20th April, Plymouth, UK. 

 

Ghatnekar, P., Chatterjee, A., Zahra, D., Archer, J., Halkes, M., & Peres, N. (2018) The impact of experiencing the patient perspective on medical student empathy: a Virtual Reality (VR) intervention. Poster presented at University Hospitals Plymouth NHS Trust Research Conference, 15th June, Plymouth, UK.

Chana, H., Smith, G., Bansal, H., & Zahra, D. (2017) A retrospective cohort study of the survival of zygomatic implants placed by 3 practitioners over an 18-year period. Poster presented at the 26th Annual Scientific Congress of the European Association for Osseointegration. 5th-7th October, Madrid, Spain.

 

Zahra, D. & Burr, S.A. (2017) Question Complexity and Student Performance in Single-Best-Answer Medical Knowledge MCQs. Poster presented at the European Board of Medical Assessors conference, 14th-15th November, Egmond aan Zee, Netherlands.  

 

Ghatnekar, P., Chatterjee, A., Zahra, D., Archer, J., Halkes, M., & Peres, N. (2017) The impact of experiencing the patient perspective on medical student empathy: a Virtual Reality (VR) intervention. Poster presented at Games and Simulation enhanced Learning (GSeL) Conference, 2nd-3rd November, Plymouth, UK.

Zahra, D., Belfield, L. A., McIlwaine, C., Ali, K., Bennett, J., Jones, G., Jarreat, M., & Zaric, S. (2017) Exploring the relationships between Dental Therapy and Hygiene students’ prior qualifications, admission interviews, and performance on knowledge- and skills-based assessments. Presented at the British Society for Oral Dental Research annual meeting, September 6th-8th, Plymouth, UK. 

Zahra, D., Belfield, L. A., McIlwaine, C., Ali, K., Bennett, J., & Zaric, S. (2017) Exploring the relationships between knowledge- and skills-based assessment performance in Dental Therapy and Hygiene students as a function of prior qualifications. Presented at the British Society for Oral Dental Research annual meeting, September 6th-8th, Plymouth, UK. 

Potterton, R., Zahra, D., Witton, R., & McIlwaine, C. (2017) Comparison of Dental Therapy and Hygiene and Bachelor of Dental Surgery student assessment outcomes in an Inter-Professional Engagement module of an integrated curriculum. Poster presented at the European Board of Medical Assessors conference, 14th-15th November, Egmond aan Zee, Netherlands.

Mcilwaine, C., Zahra, D., Brooks, Z., Zaric, S. Collingwood, J., & Belfield, L. (2017) An Inter-Professional Undergraduate Dental Curriculum. Presented at the Vice Chancellor's 15th Teaching and Learning Conference, 30th June, Plymouth, UK. 

 

Baines, R., Regan de Beer, S., Bhalla, B., Gale, T., Kelly, A., Medd, E., Moore, J. & Zahra, D. (2017) The impact of patient and public involvement in the teaching and assessment of vaginal examination skills. Presented at the 6th Annual Pedagogic Research Institute and Observatory (PedRIO), April 4th, Plymouth, UK.  

 

Cockerill, J., Gabe-Thomas, E., Ferguson, C., Zahra, D. & Roberts, M. (2016) A tool to help ensure coverage of the assessment blueprint in multiple choice questions. Presented at the European Board of Medical Assessors conference, 14th-15th October, Exeter, UK.

 

Ali, K., Tredwin, C., Salih, V. & Zahra, D. (2016) Development and evolution of progress testing in undergraduate dental education. Presented at the European Board of Medical Assessors conference, 14th-15th October, Exeter, UK. 

 

Zahra, D., Cockerill, J., Gabe-Thomas, E., Roberts, M.J. (2016) Measuring Knowledge Growth: Reliable Change and Identifying Struggling Students. Presented at the European Board of Medical Assessors conference, 14th-15th October, Exeter, UK.

 

Ali, K., McColl, E., Salih, V., Zahra, D., & Tredwin, C. (2016) Impact of Early Clinical Exposure on the Learning Experiences of Undergraduate Students. Presented at the annual conference of the Association for Dental Education in Europe, August 24th-26th, Barcelona, Spain.

 

Ali, K., Slade, A., Kay, L., Zahra, D., Chatterjee, A., & Tredwin, C. (2016) Development and Psychometric Evaluation of Dental Undergraduates Preparedness Assessment (DU PAS) using Rasch Analysis. Presented at the annual conference of the Association for Dental Education in Europe, August 24th-26th, Barcelona, Spain. 

 

Cripps, A., Hart, R., Edwards, J., Zahra, D., & Chatterjee, A. (2016) Personalised recall app for enhancing medical knowledge retention: A pilot study. Presented at the annual meeting of the Association for the Study of Medical Education, July 6th-8th, Belfast.

 

Belfield, L., McIlwaine, C., Zaric, S., Coombes, L., Jones,G., Zahra, D., & Bennett, J. (2015) Integrated Basic Medical Science (BMS) Teaching for Dental and Dental Therapy Students. Poster presented at the annual conference of the Association for Dental Education in Europe, 25th-29th August, Szeged, Hungary 

 

Roser, M., McKenzie, B., Bach, P., Goodwin, A., Zahra, D., Fulford, J., & Benattayallah, A. (2012) Relational Integration in Autism and Asperger Syndrome: A functional MRI / diffusion-tensor imaging experiment. Poster presented at the launch of the Cognition Institute, Plymouth 

 

Zahra, D., Handley, S.J., Schnall, S., & Evans, J.S.B.T. (2012) Conditional reasoning with emotive content. Poster presented at the International Conference on Thinking, Birkbeck, University of London

 

Zahra, D., Handley, S. J., Schnall, S., & Evans, J. S. B. T. (2011) An Emotional Needle in a Reasoning Haystack. Poster presented at the Psychology Postgraduate Affairs Group Annual Conference, Bangor 

Zahra, D., Bailey, C., Hedge, C., Wyles, K. & Sanders, B.G. (2011) Trait Meta-Mood in a Student Population. Poster presented at the 3rd Annual University of Plymouth Department of Psychology Postgraduate and Staff Conference, Plymouth 

Zahra, D., Handley, S. J., Schnall, S., & Evans, J. S. B. T. (2010) Emotive content in conditional reasoning. Poster presented at the 2nd Annual University of Plymouth Department of Psychology Postgraduate and Staff Conference, Plymouth

Zahra, D., Handley, S. J., Schnall, S., & Evans, J. S. B. T. (2009) Effects of mood on syllogistic reasoning. Poster presented at the Psychology Postgraduate Affairs Group Annual Conference, Cardiff

Zahra, D., Handley, S. J., Schnall, S., & Evans, J. S. B. T. (2009) Concurrent and integral mood effects in reasoning. Poster presented at the 1st Annual University of Plymouth Department of Psychology Postgraduate and Staff Conference, Plymouth

Zahra, D., Handley, S. J., Schnall, S., & Evans, J. S. B. T. (2009) Are the systems governing emotion and reasoning interaction maladaptive? Poster presented at the London Evolutionary Network Conference, The Natural History Museum, London

Press Interview
Press and other outputs

Dental Research Shaping National Policy. University release on presentation of project findings to the GDC Dental Professional Forum. 

‘Be personal and appreciative’ – research highlights effective responses to online patient feedback. University release on CareOpinion collaborative work led by Rebecca Baines

Dental school shares inter-professional expertise with Harvard, USA - University release on a visit to Harvard and Tufts dental schools as part of the BSc (Hons) DTH team, with Clare McIlwaineLouise BelfieldZoe Brookes, and Jane Collingwood. Sharing our experience of integrated dental education and learning about how they handle the challenges of integration.

Why integrated teaching is important for dental professionals - University release on our 2019 article in the BDJ, detailing the development, implementation, and benefits of an inter-professional curriculum.

Images of Research 2019, featuring submissions from our trip to Boston to meet with programme teams from Harvard and Tufts. One of our submissions is featured in the University of Plymouth Diversity and Wellbeing Calendar for 2019/20 (August).

Images of Research 2020, featuring a submission in collaboration with Jane Collingwood and Cathy Coelho based on development and evaluation of 3D-printed teeth. Our submission won 2nd prize for 'Best Photographic Image' in the public vote as part of the University of Plymouth Research Festival 2020. The image also features in the University of Plymouth Diversity and Wellbeing Calendar for 2020/21 (End section image). 

Video Editing
Resources

Zahra (2010) RCI Calculator [Download] 

Other Reliable Change Index resources are available here; the zip file includes examples and code for creating RCI plots in R, STATA, and Excel; as referenced in our 2016 Medical Education paper.