Dr Vivian Binnie
- Clinical Senior University Lecturer (Dental School)
Dr Vivian Binnie graduated in dentistry from the University of Glasgow in 1983. She then worked in the Community Dental Service in the NHS, before working in the Dept of Public Health, University of Glasgow. In 1990, she completed a Masters in Public Health (MPH) and in 2004 a Dental Public Health PhD, both at University of Glasgow. She is also a member of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow.
Her current post is as a senior clinical teacher in Dental Public Health within the Community Oral Sciences Unit of Glasgow Dental Hospital and School. She is also Depute Director of Dental Education of Glasgow Dental School.
While her previous research involving tobacco (the topic of her PhD) included managing two smoking cessation trials within secondary care, her main research interests now centre on educational research, particularly within the clinical discipline of dentistry. Her current interests lie in dental educational research particularly around student engagement, and include communication and non-technical skills, the use of peer assisted learning (PAL), and student motivation as defined by self-determination theory (SDT). She supervises and works with postgraduate dentists/health professionals at doctoral/masters level in the field of Health Professions Education.
Grants and Awards listed are those received whilst working with the University of Glasgow.
- Presentation of PhD research and establish collaborations on academic motivation in Japan
The Great Britain Sasakawa Foundation
2015 - 2015
- Preventing oral cancer - a smoking cessation intervention in a dental setting for patients with potentially malignant lesions
2004 - 2008
She is the Education Lead for Patient Management Health Promotion in the BDS curriculum. She is involved in managing and teaching aspects of behavioural sciences and dental public health at undergraduate level, and teaches /examines in all 5 years of the BDS curriculum. She teaches at postgraduate level, including the MFDS part 2 course for the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons Glasgow. She is a fellow of the Higher Educational Academy.