Prof Kevin O'Brien

Emeritus Professor

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Research interests

Kevin's main research interests are to improve the care of children with severe orthodontic problems. His recent work has included studies into the the primary/secondary care interface and clinical trials of orthodontic treatment methods. He has obtained £4.0million in external research funding mostly from the MRC and NHS R&D. His recent work on the effectiveness of early orthodontic treatment for children with very prominent upper front teeth has helped to change practice across the world. He is committed to both teaching and research.


Methodological knowledge

He has knowledge of running complex multi centre randomised trials, development of outcome measures that reflect consumer values and general orthodontic focussed health services research.


Research and projects