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Who we are

TRiaDS (Translation Research in a Dental setting) is a multidisciplinary research group that has been formed to develop a programme of knowledge transfer research embedded within the SDCEP guidance development process; it has public, academic, political and professional members.

TRiaDS Research Methodology Group

The TRiaDS Research Methodology Group (RMG) comprises academics, healthcare professionals, guidance developers and policy makers with significant international experience in order to advance scientific knowledge in this area of research. The RMG comprises an Executive Group, a Professional Advisory Group for each directorate (Dentistry, Optometry and Pharmacy), a directorate strategy group for each discipline and a directorate operations group. See below for the full list of RMG members.

TRiaDS Executive Group

The TRiaDS Executive Group is based in the Dundee Dental Education Centre and Dental Health Services Research Unit, University of Dundee, and in the Health Sciences Research Unit, University of Aberdeen.

Some RMG members have multiple roles. See How We Work for the roles and responsibilities of members of the groups.

 

TRiaDS Executive Position
 Jan Clarkson Director and Joint Principal Investigator
 Craig Ramsay Joint Principal Investigator
 Linda Young Research and Development Manager
 Penny Crowe Project Manager – Organisation Change (Dental), NHS Education for Scotland
 Jill Farnham Programme Coordinator
Implementation Science Group Position
 Debbie Bonetti Health Psychologist, DHSRU, University of Dundee
 Robbie Foy Professor of Primary Care, Leeds Institute of Health Sciences, University of Leeds
Jeremy Grimshaw Professor, Department of Medicine, Centre for Practice-Changing Research, Ottawa Hospital Research Institute, Canada
Shaun Treweek Professor of Health Services Research, HSRU, University of Aberdeen
Luke Vale Professor, Health Foundation Chair in Health Economics, Newcastle University
Margaret Watson Professor of Health Services Research/Health Foundation Improvement Science Fellow, University of Bath
Michel Wensing Professor of Implementation Science, Faculty of Medical Sciences, Radboud University Medical Centre
Professional Advisory Groups Position
Irene Black (Dentistry)  GDP; Assistant Director – Decontamination (NES)
Mark Feeney (Pharmacy) Policy and Development Pharmacist, Community Pharmacy Scotland
Colin Ferguson (Pharmacy) Community Pharmacist, Balomock
Louise Madden (Optometry) Senior Postgraduate Optometry Tutor, NHS Education for Scotland
Derek Michael (Optometry) Freelance: Optometrist – Optometry Advisory Group member
Janet Pooley (Optometry) Optometry Programme Directory, NHS Education for Scotland
Ailsa Power (Pharmacy) Assistant Director of Pharmacy, NHS Education for Scotland
Derek Richards (Dentistry) Consultant in Dental Public Health
Alan Walker (Dentistry) Director of Postgraduate General Dental Practice Education, West of Scotland region.
Directorate Strategy Groups Position
 Jan Clarkson (Dentistry Lead) Director and Joint Principal Investigator
 Eilidh Duncan (Optometry Research Lead) Research Fellow, HSRU, University of Aberdeen
 Janet Pooley (Optometry Lead) Optometry Programme Directory, NHS Education for Scotland
Ailsa Power (Pharmacy Lead) Assistant Director of Pharmacy, NHS Education for Scotland
Craig Ramsay (Dentistry Research Lead) Joint Principal Investigator
Margaret Watson (Pharmacy Research Lead) Professor of Health Services Research/Health Foundation Improvement Science Fellow, University of Bath
Operations Strategy Group Position
Debbie Bonetti Health Psychologist, DHSRU, University of Dundee
 Heather Cassie Research Fellow, DHSRU, University of Dundee
 Paula Elouafkaoui Research Fellow, DHSRU, University of Dundee
 Gillian Forbes  SDPBRN Research Fellow, DHSRU, University of Dundee
Trish Graham TRiaDS Administrator (Optometry and Pharmacy), DHSRU, University of Dundee
 Rumana Newlands Research Fellow, HSRU, University of Aberdeen
 Samantha Rutherford SDCEP Research and Development Manager
 Douglas Stirling SDCEP Programme Manager