Philip Dewhurst

BSc (Hons), MChiro, MSc, DC, PGCert, FRCC - Lecturer (Clinical Sciences)

Philip Dewhurst is the Head of the School of Chiropractic and graduated from the AECC University College as a chiropractor in 2005.

Biography

Philip Dewhurst is the Head of the School of Chiropractic and graduated from the AECC University College as a chiropractor in 2005. He returned as a member of faculty in 2008 and in that time has been actively engaged in post graduate education, research, teaching and clinical practice.
Philip’s research interests have been born out of his postgraduate studies within medical education and with colleagues he is investigating the factors which influence student performance. In 2017 Philip enrolled on a professional doctorate in education (Ed.D) at the University of Reading and later that year became a registrant member of the General Chiropractic Council’s Education Committee.

Current Activity

Philip is the Head of the School of Chiropractic and oversees the effective running and high standards of teaching, research and collaboration within the school’s portfolio of undergraduate and postgraduate courses as well as the school’s continuing professional development courses.

Area of Interest

Clinical anatomy, chiropractic education.

Qualifications

  • Doctor of Chiropractic
  • Master of Chiropractic
  • MSc Clinical Sciences
  • BSc (HONS) Neuromusculoskeletal Sciences
  • Post Graduate Certificate - Chiropractic
  • Post Graduate Certificate – Medical Education

Membership

  • Fellow of the Royal College of Chiropractors
  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy  

Research

  • Chiropractic undergraduate education
  • Student engagement and academic performance in chiropractic education

Teaching

  • Unit lead for Human Structure III (MChiro)
  • Clinical supervision within the AECC University College chiropractic clinic

Publications (previous 5 years)

  • Rix, J., Dewhurst, P., Cooke, C. & Newell, D. 2018. Engagement as predictors of performance in a single cohort of undergraduate chiropractic students. Journal of Chiropractic Education, 32, 36-42.
  • Dewhurst, P., Rix, J. and Newell, D. 2016. Influence of year-on-year performance on final degree classification in a chiropractic master’s degree program. Journal of Chiropractic Education. 30 (1), 14-19

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