I am Senior Lecturer in Dental Health, Programme Director for the Postgraduate programmes in Dental Public Health and year lead for year 1 of the BDS Programme.
I also work as an Academic Consultant in Dental Public Health, providing advice and support to Public Health England.
For several years I was an assessor for the Intercollegiate Specialty Fellowship Exam and Programme Director for Higher Specialty Training in Dental Public Health in the North West.
I qualified BDS from Bristol in 1980. Following 5 years in the Community Dental Service in Huddersfield, I had hospital jobs in Cardiff and Glasgow. After obtaining FDS, further training followed in Dental Public Health at the University of Glasgow and general dental practice. In 1990 I was appointed Lecturer at the University of Dublin Dental School and joined the staff at Manchester in 1992. In 1997 I graduated PhD and completed higher training in the specialty. In 2007 I was elected a Fellow of the Faculty of Public Health. Since 2002 I have been a self-supporting minister, serving now as assistant priest in a Church of England parish in Salford.