Dr. Philip Dewhurst

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

Dr. 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 AECC University College as a chiropractor in 2005. He returned as a member of faculty in 2008 and has been actively engaged in post graduate studies, research, teaching and clinical practice. Philip’s research interests have been born out of his postgraduate studies within medical education and involve exploring the factors which influence student performance. In 2017 Philip enrolled on a professional doctorate in education (Ed.D) at the University of Reading in which he has continued to explore the academic and non-academic factors which can affect a student’s performance at university. Philip is a registrant member of the General Chiropractic Council’s Education Committee and a member of the Royal College of Chiropractors ‘Chiropractic Deans’ group.

Current Activity

Philip is the Head of the School of Chiropractic, leading staff to deliver undergraduate, postgraduate and continuing professional development courses.

Area of Interest

Areas of interest include: Chiropractic education, student academic performance, interprofessional learning, chiropractic workforce development.

Qualifications

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

Membership

  • British Chiropractic Association (BCA)
  • General Chiropractic Council (GCC)
  • Fellow of the Royal College of Chiropractors
  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.  

Research

  • Student academic performance in chiropractic education
  • Interprofessional learning and clinical practice
  • Chiropractic identity
  • Chiropractic workforce development

View/download Philip Dewhurst's research in the AECC University College Research Repository.

Publications (previous 5 years)

Journal Articles:

  • De Luca, K., McDonald, M., Montgomery, L., Sharp, S., Young, A., Vella, S., Holmes, M.M., Aspinall, S., Brousseau, D., Burrell, C. and Byfield, D., 2021. COVID-19: how has a global pandemic changed manual therapy technique education in chiropractic programs around the world? Chiropractic & manual therapies, 29 (1), pp.1-11.
  • Rix, J., Dewhurst, P., Cooke, C. and Newell, D., 2021. Nonacademic qualities as predictors of performance in an undergraduate healthcare program. Journal of Chiropractic Education, 35 (1), pp.106-115.
  • Rix, J., Dewhurst, P., Cooke, C. and Newell, D., 2018. Engagement as predictors of performance in a single cohort of undergraduate chiropractic students. Journal of Chiropractic Education, 32 (1), pp.36-42.

Conference/Seminar Presentations:

  • Dewhurst, P. Why Study Chiropractic? A qualitative analysis of student choices. 2022. World Federation of Chiropractic/Association of Chiropractic Colleges 11th Global Education Conference. St. Louis, USA
  • Dewhurst, P., Rix, J., Cooke, C. and Newell, D. Time Management and Study Skills as Predictors of Performance in a Single Cohort of Undergraduate Chiropractic Students. 2017. European Chiropractor’s Union Annual Conference, Limassol, Cyprus
  • Rix, J., Dewhurst, P., Cooke, C. and Newell, D. Engagement as predictors of performance in a single cohort of undergraduate chiropractic students. 2017. World Federation of Chiropractic/American Chiropractic Association/Association of Chiropractic Colleges joint confernce. Washington D.C., USA

Posters:

  • Dewhurst, P. Who wants to be a chiropractor? 2022. World Federation of Chiropractic/Association of Chiropractic Colleges 11th Global Education Conference. St. Louis, USA

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