Peggy Baxter

Peggy Baxter



I have been a member of the dental team for over 35 years. In 1990, I trained as a Dental Hygienist at Leeds Dental School. In 2005, whilst working part time as a dental Hygienist, I achieved a 1st Class BSc (Hons) in Bio-Archaeology from the University of Bradford, and a Diploma in Professional Archaeology.  I joined the Dental Hygiene and Dental Therapy Programme (DH/DT) in 2008. In 2010, I completed a teaching qualification at the University of Leeds (ULTA-2 40 credits) and became a member of the Higher Education Academy (fellow). In 2011, I successfully completed a postgraduate certificate in Health Research achieving a merit.  In 2014, I started a part time MA in Applied and Professional Ethics achieving a Merit grade (2016). I have recently become a NHS REC member.  I am also a DREC member and a member of the Ethics theme team.




  • Module lead for Applied Dental Hygiene & 2nd year DH/DT Research Module
  • Personal tutor & Clinical tutor at LDI & Beeston
  • DREC member, Ethics theme team member & NHS REC member


  • Diploma in Dental Hygiene
  • 1st Class Hons BSc in Bio-Archaeology & diploma in Professional Archaeological Studies
  • Leeds teaching award ULTA2 & Higher Education Teaching Fellow
  • Post Graduate Certificate in Health Research (Merit)
  • MA in Applied & Professional Ethics (Merit)

Professional memberships

  • NHS REC member
  • DREC member
  • Ethics theme team
  • GDC registrant

Student education

I am a personal tutor and module lead. My teaching duties involve presentations, coaching and assessing the clinical and interpersonal skills of dental hygiene and dental therapy students with patients on clinic. I teach skills necessary for lifelong learning, such as literature searching, and appraising the scientific health research literature. I have evaluated students' draft literature reviews and provided written formative feedback to enable students to weigh up evidence and address complex issues. 

I have a keen interest in developing ethical dental professionals and have been involved with marking dental undergraduate ethics posters and have helped out on professionalism days.