Dey, Donna


  • Lecturer (Teaching and Scholarship), Education
  • 7 Citations
  • 2 h-Index

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Personal profile


I joined the University of Dundee in 2013  to work in initial teacher education after spending sixteen years in Secondary Education firstly teaching biology and as Principle Teacher of Guidance and Pupil Support. 



I am Pastoral Care convenor for the PGDE Education Programmes and I teach on  MA undergraduate, PGDE around the wider areas of health and wellbeing.  On the M.Ed programme, I am module leader on the Wellbeing in Young People, Supporting Learners and Teaching and Learning for Equity.  


My reserach interests are in the area of health and wellbeing, equity in education and developing a sense of belonging.  I also take a keen interest in how we can continue to enhacnce the quality of learning and teching through developing our understanding of pedagogy.   I am also interested in innovative approaches to supporting student attainment in higher education as well as student mental health in higher education.  

Education/Academic qualification

Master of Education, University of Dundee

Award Date: 1 Jun 2020


Award Date: 30 Jun 2017


  • LB1603 Secondary Education. High schools

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Research Output

  • 7 Citations
  • 2 h-Index
  • 3 Article
  • 1 Chapter (peer-reviewed)
  • 1 Abstract
  • 1 Book/Film/Article review

The Impact of Mental Health and Wellbeing on Effective Learning and Teaching: A practical guide for those responsible for learners

Dey, D., 20 May 2020, In : Education in the North. 27, 1, p. 157-158 2 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalBook/Film/Article review

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    Brushing RemInder 4 Good oral HealTh (BRIGHT) trial: does an SMS behaviour change programme with a classroom-based session improve the oral health of young people living in deprived areas? A study protocol of a randomised controlled trial

    Marshman, Z., Ainsworth, H., Chestnutt, I. G., Day, P., Dey, D., El Yousfi, S., Fairhurst, C., Gilchrist, F., Hewitt, C., Jones, C., Kellar, I., Pavitt, S., Robertson, M., Shah, S., Stevens, K., Torgerson, D. & Innes, N., 23 Jul 2019, In : Trials. 20, 1, p. 1-12 12 p., 452.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
  • 77 Downloads (Pure)

    Co-design of BRIGHT Trial: Brushing RemInder 4 Good oral HealTh intervention

    Dey, D., Innes, N., Marshman, Z., Kellar, I., Chestnutt, I. G., Day, P., Kellar, I. & Redout, A., Nov 2018.

    Research output: Contribution to conferenceAbstract

    Evaluating efforts to enhance health and wellbeing: A review of policy aspirations and practice developments in Scottish secondary schools

    Dey, D. & Thorburn, M., 8 Aug 2017, Wellbeing, Education and Contemporary Schooling. Thorburn, M. (ed.). London: Routledge, 15 p.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (peer-reviewed)

  • Open Access
  • 3 Citations (Scopus)
    278 Downloads (Pure)


    Fellowship of Higher Education Academy (FHEA)

    Dey, Donna (Recipient), 1 Aug 2017

    Prize: Other distinction

    School Learning and Teaching Award

    Dey, Donna (Recipient), 30 Sep 2017

    Prize: Fellowship awarded competitively

  • School of ESW Scholarship Award

    Lindsay, Angela (Recipient), Dey, Donna (Recipient) & Thomson, Patricia (Recipient), 2017

    Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

  • Activities

    Student Services (Organisational unit)

    Donna Dey (Member)

    Jan 2020 → …

    Activity: Membership typesMembership of committee

    Tayside Regional Improvement Collaborative - Health and Wellbeing

    Donna Dey (Participant)

    29 Aug 2019

    Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in conference

    Dundee City Council (External organisation)

    Donna Dey (Member)

    Aug 2019 → …

    Activity: Membership typesMembership of committee

    Evaluation of Pilot Project on Outdoor Learning for St Joseph's Primary School

    Donna Dey (Consultant), & Angela Lindsay (Consultant)

    Sep 2018 → …

    Activity: Consultancy typesConsultancy

    Education (Organisational unit)

    Donna Dey (Member)

    Dec 2018 → …

    Activity: Membership typesMembership of committee

    Press / Media