Peggy Baxter

Peggy Baxter

MA Applied and Professional Ethics

Summary: Peggy is a fellow of the Higher Education Academy and works in the School of Dentistry at the University as a personal tutor, module leader and mentor.

I have been a member of the University’s School of Dentistry for over 35 years. I trained as a dental hygienist and whilst working part time, I completed a four year degree in Bio-Archaeology and a Diploma in Professional Archaeology. I completed a teaching qualification at the University of Leeds and became a fellow of the Higher Education Academy. I am now a personal tutor, research module lead and mentor in the School of Dentistry. Alongside this, I began the MA Applied and Professional Ethics in 2014.

I have a keen interest in developing ethical dental professions and I found the course to be demanding but very worthwhile. It was very thought-provoking and involved challenging other perspectives and reflecting on one’s own. I enjoyed reading, debating and discussing complex ethical dilemmas online with other professionals from around the world. I had never studied philosophy before but found this aspect of the course incredibly interesting and challenging.

I intend to use what I have learned about complex nuanced ethical issues involving fairness, confidentiality, privacy, professionalism, equality and diversity in my teaching role.