Publications and Presentations
Peer Reviewed Journal Articles
Bullock AD (2014) Does technology help doctors to access, use and share knowledge? Medical Education 48(1) 28-33
Bullock A, Morris ZS, Atwell C (2013) Exchanging Knowledge through Healthcare Manager Placements in Research Teams. The Service Industries Journal 33(13-14) 1363-1380.
Bullock AD, Fox F, Barnes R, Doran N, Hardyman W, Moss D, Stacey M. (2013) Transitions in medicine: junior doctor stress and support mechanisms. Journal of Workplace Learning 25(6) 368-382
Morris ZS, Bullock AD, Atwell C. (2013) Developing engagement, linkage and exchange through health service manager and researcher collaborations. Journal of Health Services Research & Policy 18(2S) 23-29
Bullock AD, Barnes E, Falcon H, Stearns K. (2013) Supporting newly qualified dental therapists into practice: a longitudinal evaluation of a Foundation Training scheme Dental Therapists (TFT). British Dental Journal 214(8) E21
Kavadella A, Kossioni AE, Tsiklakis K, Cowpe J, Bullock A, Barnes E, et al. (2013) Recommendations for the development of e-modules for the continuing professional development of European dentists. European Journal of Dental Education. 17(Supplement s1)45-54.
Kossioni AE, Kavadella A, Tzoutzas I, Bakas A, Tsiklakis K, Bailey S, Bullock A, et al. (2013) The development of an exemplar e-module for the continuing professional development of European dentists. European Journal of Dental Education. 17(Supplement s1) 38-44
Karaharju-Suvanto T, Suomalainen K, Bailey S, Bullock A et al (2013) Guidelines for the Organization of Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Activities for the European Dentist. European Journal of Dental Education 17 29-37
Professional Journal Articles
Barnes E, Moons K, Bullock A, Hannington D, Cowpe J, Rockey A (2014) The introduction to practice (ItP) scheme for therapists in Wales: an evaluation of the first three years. Dental Health 53(1) 32-36
Brown M, Bullock AD (2014) Evaluating PLATO: postgraduate learning and teaching online. The Clinical Teacher. 11: 10-14
Cowpe J, Barnes E, Bullock A (2013) Skill-mix in dental teams in Wales. Vital 10(2):38-43.
Bullock A, de Jong PGM (2014) Technology-enhanced learning. In Swanwick T (ed) Understanding Medical Education: Evidence, Theory and Practice. Second edition. Chichester: Wiley Blackwell. 149-160
Hardyman W, Bullock A, Brown A, Carter-Ingram S and Stacey M. (2013) Mobile technology supporting trainee doctors' workplace learning and patient care: an evaluation BMC Medical Education. 13:6. doi:10.1186/1472-6920-13-6
Bullock, A. and Browne, J., (2012) Advancing Healthcare Education Research in Wales
Bullock, A, Hardyman, W and Phillips, S (2012) Quality teaching and learning in clinical practice for F2 doctors. An evaluation of the all-Wales pilot. Full Report | Example | Appendices.
Bullock, A, Morris, Z, Atwell, C. (March 2012) A Formative Evaluation of the Service Delivery and Organisation (SDO) Management Fellowships
Bullock, A and Barnes, E. (2012) The Dental Therapists Foundation Training (TFT) Scheme: A follow-on evaluation. Executive summary here.
Bailey SER, Wilson MJ, Griffiths R, Bullock AD, Cowpe JG, Newcombe RG, Lewis MAO. (2012) Continuing Dental Education: Evaluation of the effectiveness of a disinfection and decontamination course. European Journal of Dental Education 16(1) 59-64
Moons, K, Evans, S, Lightowlers, M, Bullock, A & Barnes, E (2012) Dental nurses' perception of CPD in Wales, Vital, 9, 19-23.
Barnes, E, Bullock, AD, Bailey SER, Cowpe, JG and Karaharju-Suvanto, T (2012) A review of continuing professional development for dentists in Europe, European Journal of Dental Education, First published 6th Feb 2012, DOI: 10.1111/j.1600-0579.2012.00737.x
Hassell A, Bullock A, Whitehouse A, Wood L, Jones P, Wall D. (2011) Effect of rating scales on scores given to junior doctors in multi-source feedback. Postgraduate Medical Journal online first 3/11/11 DOI: 10.1136/postgradmedj-2011-130010
Bullock A and Firmstone V. (2011) A professional challenge: the development of a skill-mix in UK primary care dentistry. Health Services Management Research 24 190-195 DOI: 10.1258/hsmr.2011.011011
The CoBaTriCE Collaboration (Bullock A, Wilde JD, Bion JF). (2011) International standards for programmes of training in intensive care medicine in Europe. Intensive Care Medicine 37:385-393 DOI: 10.1007/s00134-010-2096.x
The DentCPD Team (Cowpe J, Bullock A, et al) (2011) Harmonisation and Standardisation of European Dental Schools’ Programmes of Continuing Professional Development for Graduate Dentists – DentCPD. Journal of the European Higher Education Area. A3.3-7 pg1-26. DentCPD website
Cowpe JG and Bullock AD. (2011) Euro dentists collaborate on CPD project. Surgeons News April 2011 p61
Bullock A, Monrouxe L, Attwell C. (2011) Evaluation of London Deanery Training Course: Supervision skills for clinical teachers. Working Paper 141. ISBN 978-1-908469-00-7
Bullock, A. (2010) An evaluation of the certificate of Higher Education in Dental Nursing. Interim Report, May 2010.
Bullock AD (2010) Competency assessment for performers list entry for those without a vocational training certificate or exemption: final report to COPDEND. Cardiff: Cardiff University [research report]
Bullock AD, Falcon H, Mehra S and Stearns K. (2010) An evaluation of a vocational training scheme for dental therapists (TVT). British Dental Journal 209: 295-300
Bullock A. (2010) Dental education as a social science: some implications for research. Guest Editorial. European Journal of Dental Education 14: 65-68
Bullock AD, Firmstone VR, Frame J and Thomas H. (2010) Using dentistry as a case study to examine continuing education and its impact on practice. Oxford Review of Education 36 (1):79-95
Bullock AD, Berkey D and Smith BJ. (2010) International education research issues in meeting the oral health needs of geriatric populations: an introduction. Journal of Dental Education 74 (1):5-6
Bullock AD, Firmstone VR and Falcon HC. (2010) Developing guidelines for postgraduate dental educators in the UK. British Dental Journal 208 (1):19-23
Bullock AD and Williams S. (2010) Reorganisation of NHS Wales: impact on education and training. Phase 1 Pre-restructuring. Final Report Cardiff: Cardiff University [research report]
Davison I, Cooper R and Bullock AD. (2010) The objective structured public health examination (OSPHE): a study of reliability using multi-level analysis. Medical Teacher 32: 582-585
Firmstone VR, Bullock AD, Jackson D, Manning R, Davies-Slowik J and Frame JW. (2010) Using evaluation to enhance educational support for dental teams in the UK. Journal of Dental Education 74 (8):892-901
Morgan M, Pugsley L, Bullock A, Phillips S and Stacey M. (2010) An evaluation of trainee doctors’ educational usage of a PDA Device. British Journal of Hospital Medicine 71 (8):461-464
Bullock A (2009) CPD matters. National Health Executive 3 (1):77-78
Bullock A, Firmstone V and Burke S. (2009) Sustained Continuing Education: how a masters programme makes a difference to primary care dentists. Dental Update 36: 358-364
Bullock AD, Hassell A, Markham, WA, Wall DW and Whitehouse AB. (2009) How ratings vary by staff group in a multi-source feedback assessment of junior doctors. Medical Education 43 (6):516-20
Bullock AD. (2009) The dental therapists vocational training (TVT) scheme: an evaluation of the first year. Final Report. Study commissioned by NHS Education South Central. Cardiff: Cardiff University [research report]
The CoBaTriCE Collaboration (2009) The educational environment for training in intensive care medicine: structures, processes, outcomes and challenges in the European region. Intensive Care Medicine 35 (9):1575-1583
Hardyman, W., Bullock, A. and Stacey M. June 2012. Using smartphone technology with trainee doctors across Wales on their own devices. JISC RSC Wales Technology for Learning.
Presentations – 2013/14
Alison Bullock. Invited talk. 9th SAS Development & Opportunity Conference, 4 March 2014, St Asaph, North Wales
Evaluation of SAS projects
Alison Bullock. Invited workshop. AoME Spring Meeting: Educational scholarship: reading and writing medical education, Cardiff 6 March 2014.
How to write an abstract
Alison Bullock, Julie Brown, Jon Cowpe, Helen Falcon. 4th Annual Curriculum Conference C21 Curriculum Showcase. Cardiff 7 March 2014.
Developing standards for dental educators
Jill Fairbank for the KIT project team. Knowledge Mobilisation Forum, London 4 Feb 2014
Getting the most out of knowledge and innovation transfer (KIT) agents in healthcare: a qualitative study
Alison Bullock, Wendy Warren. Invited talk. NISCHR AHSC Knowledge Transfer T&F Group, Cardiff, Jan 2014
KT Wales scoping project: early messages from the interviews to date
Alison Bullock. Invited talk. NISCHR AHSC Knowledge Transfer T&F Group, Cardiff, Dec 2013
Effective KT: Barriers and enablers to KT: messages from the literature
Alison Bullock. Invited talk. SEWAHSP Annual Conference Launch. Cardiff, October 2013
Alison Bullock. Local Faculty Team Conference Cardiff City Stadium 21 October 2013
Using evidence to support medical education in practice
Alison Bullock. Invited talk. Improvement Science @ Cardiff Workshop 17 October 2013
Engaging Health Service Managers in Knowledge Transfer and Exchange
Alison Bullock. Invited talk. Knowledge Mobilisation Research Fellows Network London 3 October 2013
Learning from SDO Management Fellowship programme
Rebecca Dimond, Alison Bullock, Wendy Hardyman, Mark Stacey.
Medicine 2.0 13 World Congress on Social Media & Mobile Apps. London Sept 2014
Using Mobile Technology for Medical Training in the Workplace: Benefits and Challenges
Rebecca Dimond, Alison Bullock, Mark Stacey.
British Sociological Association (BSA) Medical Sociology, University of York. Sept 2013
Smart phone technology as a mobile resource: the changing pace and place of professional socialisation and patient care.
Presentations by others but including Alison Bullock as co-author. Association for Dental Education in Europe (ADEE). Birmingham, August 2013
- Harmonisation and standardisation of continuing professional development (CPD) for European dentists: overview of the DentCPD project outcomes
- Skill-mix and postgraduate training for dental therapists in wales
- Developing standards for dental educators
Alison Bullock. Invited talk. CMDN Education Research Seminar Series. Dundee, 7 August 2013
Continuing education: making a difference to (dental) practice?
Rebecca Dimond, Wendy Hardyman, Alison Bullock, Mark Stacey. Association for the Study of Medical Education (ASME). Edinburgh, July 2013
Mobile technology supporting transition: benefits and challenges of using ‘just in time’ resources in the workplace
Alison Bullock. HS&DR Welcome Meeting. Southampton, 2 July 2013
The ‘KIT agent’ project
Rebecca Dimond, Wendy Hardyman, Alison Bullock, Mark Stacey. WISERD Annual Conference. University of Glamorgan, June 2013. Transitions in medicine: trainee doctor stress and support mechanisms
Alison Bullock. Invited talk. General Medical Council (GMC)/Health Education England (HEE) Sharing Good Practice and Supporting Trainers. London, 25 June 2013
Standards for trainers: Domains and descriptors
Alison Bullock. Invited talk. Mersey Deanery Workshop for Trainers. Liverpool, 20 June 2013
Standards for Dental Educators
Alison Bullock. iDoc Day. Cardiff, 19 June 2013
Alison Bullock. Invited talk. Wales Deanery Trainer Development Day. Cardiff, 7 June 2013
Frameworks and standards for training (invited speaker)
Alison Bullock. Invited talk. COPDEUK Workshop. London, 16 May 2013
Standards for Dental Educators (Launch)
Alison Bullock and Rebecca Dimond. Invited talk. CILIP Wales Health Libraries Group Study Day. Cardiff, 23 April 2013
Smartphones on the ward: Foundation doctors’ experiences of using electronic texts to support workplace learning.
Alison Bullock, Rebecca Dimond, Wendy Hardyman, Mark Stacey. HEA ‘Mobile Learning in Medicine and Dentistry’ Workshop. Bristol, 18 April 2013
‘Just in time’ and ‘just in case’: benefits and challenges of mobile information for newly qualified doctors
Alison Bullock, Emma Barnes, Jon Cowpe. International Association of Dental Research (IADR). Seattle, 20-23 March 13. Postgraduate training for dental therapists
Alison Bullock. IADR Seattle, 20-23 March
Lunch&Learn: Does education make a difference to practice? How can we tell?
Presentations – 2012/13
All Wales Medical and Dental Education Conference. Oral presentation. Dimond, R. Swansea, March 2013. Evaluating the use of ‘just in time’ mobile information resources to support trainees in the workplace.
Association for the Study of Medical Education in Europe (AMEE) Annual Scientific Meeting. Oral presentation. Hardyman, W. Lyon, August 2012. Just in time? Mobile learning as a support for trainees in the workplace.
Association for the Study of Medication Education (ASME) Annual Scientific Meeting. Oral presentation. Hardyman, W. Brighton, July 2012. A tale of two cohorts’: Foundation doctors information-seeking practice in the workplace.
Health Sciences Higher Education Academy conference. Oral presentation. Hardyman, W. Nottingham, May 2012. ‘Just in time’: m-learning as a support for trainee doctors in the workplace in the Wales Deanery (the iDoc project).
eLearning in Health Conference. Oral presentation. Hardyman, W. Birmingham, June 2011. The iDoc project: Using smartphone technology with doctors across Wales.
Presentations – 2011/12
Medical Curriculum/All Wales Teaching Showcase Conference, Hardyman, W. Cardiff University, March 2012
How m-learning supports trainees in the workplace: evidence from iDoc project case reports
COPDEND UK Dental Educators Symposium. Gilmour A, Bullock AD, Jones R. Birmingham, November 2011
Dental Foundation Trainers’ Expectations of a Dental Graduate
ADEE Annual Meeting, Antalya, Sarah Bailey, Alison Bullock, Jon Cowpe, Rowena Griffiths, Mike Lewis, Melanie Wilson, Robert Newcombe. September 2011
Outcomes of a disinfection and decontamination evaluation (poster)
Association for Dental Education in Europe (ADEE). Key Note. Bullock AD. Turkey, September 2011
Understanding the impact of CPD
Association for Dental Education in Europe (ADEE). Poster presentation. Barnes E, Taylor L, Marshall K, Thomas H, Howells L, Cowpe J and Bullock A. Turkey, September 2011
Maturity Matrix Dentistry: Helping dental teams deliver high quality care for patients
Association for the Study of Medical Education (ASME) Annual Scientific Meeting. Oral presentation. Hardyman W. Edinburgh, July 2011
Information seeking practice in the workplace
The Higher Education Academy Health Sciences and Practice (HEA HSAP) e-Learning in Health Conference. Oral presentation, Hardyman W. Birmingham, June 2011
The iDoc project: Using smartphone technology with doctors across Wales
Health Services Research Network (NSRN) and Service Delivery Organisation (SDO) Network joint annual conference. Bullock A, Morris Z, Atwell C. Liverpool, June 2011
NIHR SDO Management Fellowships: experience and learning
Research and Evaluation of Educational Initiatives Oral and Poster Presentations, Dental Annexe. Presented by Sarah Bailey, authors include Alison Bullock, Jon Cowpe, Rowena Griffiths, Mike Lewis, Melanie Wilson and Robert Newcombe. June 2011
Outcomes of a disinfection and decontamination evaluation (presentation)
Research and Evaluation of Educational Initiatives Oral and Poster Presentations, Dental Annexe. Sarah Bailey, Alison Bullock, Jon Cowpe, Hannah Thomas, Frances Yuen-Lee, Mike Wood, Robert Newcombe. June 2011
An Evaluation of the CPD activity of Dentists in Wales (poster)
Spotlight on Social Sciences, The University Graduate College, Glamorgan Building. Sarah Bailey, Alison Bullock, Jon Cowpe, Rowena Griffiths, Mike Lewis, Melanie Wilson, Robert Newcombe. March 2011
Outcomes of a disinfection and decontamination evaluation (poster)
Medical Curriculum/All Wales Teaching Showcase Conference, Hardyman, W. Cardiff University, March 2011
The iDoc project and information seeking practice in the workplace: an evaluation
International Association of Dental Research (IADR). Bullock AD and Firmstone V. San Diego, USA, March 2011
Skill-mix in UK Primary Care Dentistry: A role for education?
International Association of Dental Research (IADR). Workshop organiser and speaker. Bullock AD and Cowpe J. San Diego, USA, March 2011
Continuing Professional Development: Developing consensus on a common core curriculum
NHS Confederation. Bullock AD. London, February 2011
A formative evaluation of the SDO Management Fellowships
COPDEND conference, Copthorne Hotel. Presented by Sarah Bailey, authors include Alison Bullock, Jon Cowpe, Rowena Griffiths, Mike Lewis, Melanie Wilson and Robert Newcombe. January 2011
Outcomes of a disinfection and decontamination evaluation (presentation)
Association of British Academic Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons Annual Meeting. Bullock AD. Cardiff, November 2010
Is CPD effective? Lessons from research
SAS Development Conference and Workshop. Bullock AD and Phillips S. Carmarthen, November 2010
PLNAT e-resource evaluation
Chief Dental Officer/COPDEND. Bullock AD. London, October 2010
Competency by Assessment
BMA Mid Glamorgan Division. Bullock AD. Princess of Wales Hospital Postgraduate Centre, Bridgend, October 2010
What does the evaluation of CPD tell us about its effectiveness?
Association for Dental Education in Europe (ADEE). McHarg J and Bullock AD. Amsterdam, Netherlands, August 2010
Research in Dental Education SIG
Bullock AD, Davidge J, Harris D, Hayes K, Liddington K, Moons K, Thomas H, Williams K.
Educational development of dental nurses: evaluation of a university certificate course
Gilmour ASM, Cowpe J, Treasure ET, Herbert R, Lynch CD, Oyagüe RC, Bullock AD.
The expectations of vocational trainers of dental undergraduates
International Association of Dental Research (IADR). Barcelona, Spain, July 2010 Bullock AD.
Support for newly qualified dental therapists in the UK
SAS Development Conference. Bullock AD, Atwell CL, Phillips S. Llandudno, June 2010
Evaluation of PLNAT/Personal Learning Needs Assessment Tool
Committee of Postgraduate Dental Educators UK (COPDEUK) meeting. Bullock AD. London, May 2010
Competency by Assessment
UKFPO Careers Conference. Atwell CL and Bullock AD. London, March 2010
Applications to specialty training posts in Wales: factors affecting success
All Wales Careers steering group. Atwell CL and Bullock AD. Cardiff, February 2010
Applications to specialty training posts in Wales
Medical School Medical Education Research and Support Group. Bullock AD. Cardiff, January 2010
Exploring the development of skill-mix in dentistry