Staff in the School

Professor Brian W Darvell

Professor Brian W Darvell

Honorary Professorship

School of Dentistry

Brian Darvell is Honorary Professor at the School of Dentistry, having been involved in research and teaching in Dental Materials Science since 1969.  Broadly focussed on the development of test methods, the areas that have been covered are somewhat eclectic.  However, the project of greatest longevity – started as his post-doc study in 1975 – is the solubility of calcium ...

Dr Sinem Dayanik

Dr Sinem Dayanik

Part time clinical lecturer

School of Dentistry

Dr Sinem Dayanik graduated from Manchester University in 2006, she has worked in general dental practices in both Manchester and Birmingham.

In 2014 she gained a MSc in Advanced General Dental Practice from Birmingham University

She is currently a part time clinical lecturer, working all day Fridays with 3rd and 4th year BDS students providing one to one guidance and teaching during patient ...

Dr Ashish Dhopatkar

Dr Ashish Dhopatkar

Head of Orthodontics

School of Dentistry

Ashish is registered with the General Dental Council as a specialist in orthodontics. He carried out his orthodontic training in London and is Head of Orthodontics at the University of Birmingham’s School of Dentistry in the Institute of Clinical Sciences.

Professor Thomas Dietrich

Professor Thomas Dietrich

Professor of Oral Surgery

School of Dentistry

Thomas Dietrich is Head of the Department of Oral Surgery in the School of Dentistry in the Institute of Clinical Sciences.

Thomas is a clinical researcher/epidemiologist in Dental Medicine, particularly in the fields of Oral Surgery and Periodontology.

He has received research grants from the National Institutes of Health (NIH/USA), the National Institute of Health Research (NIHR/UK) and ...

Dr Patricia Gorecki

Dr Patricia Gorecki

School of Dentistry

Patricia Gorecki is currently an Academic Clinical Lecturer in Oral Surgery. She started her specialty training in Oral Surgery at the Birmingham Dental Hospital in April 2013.

Apart from her clinical work, she is also involved in clinical research, focussing on post-operative pain evaluation, and takes part in teaching BDS students in Oral Surgery.

Dr Melissa Grant

Dr Melissa Grant

Lecturer in Biological Sciences

School of Dentistry

Melissa Grant is a lecturer in biological sciences within the School of Dentistry in the Institute of Clinical Sciences. Uniquely situated in both the School of Dentistry and the School of Biosciences she has interdisciplinary collaborations with both scientists and clinicians. She is particularly interested in defining proteomic profiles of inflammatory fluids and understanding the ...

Dr Mohammed Hadis

Dr Mohammed Hadis

Research Fellow

School of Dentistry

Mohammed Hadis is a Research Fellow in Biomaterials at the School of Dentistry in the Institute of Clinical Sciences. His areas of research include the interaction of light with materials as well at the biological interface. As such his research areas cover photochemistry, photobiology and photophysics.

Dr Kirsty Hill

Dr Kirsty Hill

Senior Lecturer in Dental Public Health and Behavioural Science

School of Dentistry

Dr Hill has  worked at the University for the last 12 years, first as a Research Fellow working on the National Evaluation of Personal Dental Services, until promoted in 2003 to a Lecturer in Dental Public Health and Behavioural Science and further promoted in 2010 to Senior Lecturer. 

Dr Hill is Senior Tutor for Student Welfare for Hygiene and Therapy, Bio-materials, postgraduate ...

Mr Neil Hinton

Mr Neil Hinton

Clinical Lecturer

School of Dentistry

Neil Hinton is a part time clinical practice demonstrator mainly working on 5E with a third and fourth dental undergraduate year group. He currently works all day Tuesday, Wednesday and Fridays. When not at the hospital he is employed by Worcestershire PCT working 2 days a week at Worcester DAC and a prison in Redittch. Providing dental services available on the NHS.

Dr Josefine Hirschfeld

Dr Josefine Hirschfeld

Academic Clinical Lecturer in Restorative Dentistry

School of Dentistry

Josefine Hirschfeld is currently an Academic Clinical Lecturer in Restorative Dentistry. She started her specialty training in Restorative Dentistry at the Birmingham Dental Hospital in April 2016 and has a special interest in periodontology, a discipline concerned with diseases of the gums.

Apart from her clinical work, she undertakes research in the fields of oral immunology and oral ...