Staff in the School

Dr Rachel Sammons

Dr Rachel Sammons

Senior Lecturer and Programme Lead BMedSc (Biomedical Materials Science)

Rachel Sammons is the Programme Lead for the BMedSc(Biomedical Materials Science) programme. She is also First Year Tutor and Examinations Officer for this Programme.

Rachel Sammons research interests focus on surface interactions between mammalian cells and bacteria and biomaterials – especially titanium and hydroxyapatite, for bone repair and the prevention of ...

Mr Peter Sands

Mr Peter Sands

Clinical Lecturer

Peter is a part time clinical lecturer involved in the Masters in Advanced General Dental Practice. In addition to his academic and teaching roles, he runs a small General Dental Practice in Abingdon, Oxfordshire.

He is a member of the PREP panel, and is actively involved in practice based research.

Dr Ben Scheven

Dr Ben Scheven

Lecturer in Oral Cell Biology

 

Dr Ben Scheven has an established track record in the cell biology of hard tissues and mesenchymal stem cells. Before he was appointed lecturer in at the University of Birmingham, Dr Scheven worked as a research scientist at different institutions in the Netherlands and the UK. His previous research focused on various aspects of bone cell biology and bone growth ...

Mr Stefan Serban

Mr Stefan Serban

Marie Curie Early Stage Researcher Doctoral Researcher

Stefan is registered as a dentist in Romania, The Netherlands and The United Kingdom. His clinical interests are in periodontology and he started his PhD at the University of Birmingham in 2013, focusing on the relationships between periodontitis and rheumatoid arthritis.

He holds honorary contracts with Birmingham Dental Hospital and Queen Elizabeth Hospital ...

Mr Praveen Sharma

Mr Praveen Sharma

Mr Sharma is a Clinical Lecturer in Restorative Dentistry at the University of Birmingham’s School of Dentistry.

His current research interests include investigating the impact of periodontal (gum) disease on the general health of patients with chronic kidney disease.

Praveen is involved in undergraduate teaching which focusses on the speciality ...

Dr Richard Shelton

Dr Richard Shelton

Senior Lecturer and Head of Biomaterials Unit

Dick Shelton is Senior Lecturer in Biomaterials and Head of the Biomaterials Unit. He has published over 50 research papers in scientific journals as well as reviews and a book chapter in the areas of bone biomaterials, tissue engineering and application of hydrogels. He has received grants from EPSRC, BBSRC and the Wellcome Trust and the Dr Hadwen Trust for Humane Research.

Dr Adrian Shortall

Dr Adrian Shortall

Adrian Shortall is a part time Reader in Restorative Dentistry, responsible for one-to-one teaching of dental students and shares the duties of Head of Conservation Specialty Teaching with Professor Lumley. He also timetables Conservation Specialty Teaching (CST) and updates the teaching programme in this area as required. He teaches on Junior, Intermediate and Senior Laboratory ...

Mrs Gabrielle Stanley

Mrs Gabrielle Stanley

Part-time Clinical tutor & Honorary Associate Specialist in Paediatric Dentistry

Gabrielle Stanley is a part-time Clinical Tutor and Honorary Associate Specialist in Paediatric Dentistry at the School of Dentistry, responsible for one-to-one teaching of dental students, giving undergraduate lectures and seminars, arranging the term timetable and the day to day administration of the Paediatric Dentistry section of the BDS course.

Gabrielle also ...

Dr Dominic Stewardson

Dr Dominic Stewardson

Senior Lecturer and Honorary Consultant in Restorative Dentistry

Dominic is Senior Lecturer in Restorative Dentistry, Head of Final Year, Examination officer for the BDS final examination and academic lead for the advanced simulated clinical procedures module and the advanced clinical practice module. He also co-ordinates BRIDGE – Birmingham Research in General Dental Practice, a practice-based research group operating across the West ...