Dey, Donna


  • Lecturer (Teaching and Scholarship), Education
  • 6 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 teach on both MA and PGDE around the areas of Health and Wellbeing.  In addition, I am module leader on the M.Ed for both 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 transitions.  I am also interested in innovative approaches to supporting student attainment in higher education.  

Education/Academic qualification


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Projects 2017 2021

Research Output 2017 2019

  • 6 Citations
  • 2 h-Index
  • 3 Article
  • 1 Chapter (peer-reviewed)
  • 1 Abstract
42 Downloads (Pure)

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
Oral Health
Randomized Controlled Trials
Cost-Benefit Analysis

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)

secondary school
2 Citations (Scopus)
219 Downloads (Pure)
Open Access
secondary school
school policy
160 Downloads (Pure)

Supporting Student Transition into Professional Practice

Dey, D., Lindsay, A. & Thomson, P., 5 Jun 2017, In : Journal of Perspectives in Applied Academic Practice. 5, 2, p. 115-118 4 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
group discussion


Fellowship of Higher Education Academy (FHEA)

Donna Dey (Recipient), 1 Aug 2017

Prize: Other distinction

School Learning and Teaching Award

Donna Dey (Recipient), 30 Sep 2017

Prize: Fellowship awarded competitively


School of ESW Scholarship Award

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

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)


Activities 2014 2018

University Mental Health and Wellbeing Group

Donna Dey (Member of programme committee)
May 2018Jun 2019

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in workshop, seminar, course

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

Donna Dey (Consultant), Angela Lindsay (Consultant)
Sep 2018 → …

Activity: Consultancy typesConsultancy

Ever Thought of doing an M.Ed

Donna Dey (Organiser), Kristi Herd (Organiser), Jennifer King (Organiser), Amanda Robb (Organiser)
22 May 2018

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in workshop, seminar, course

St Joseph's Primary School Careers Fayre

Donna Dey (Speaker)
6 Jun 2018

Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talk

Understanding Poverty and Attainment

Donna Dey (Organiser)

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in workshop, seminar, course

Press / Media