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 ...

Mr Timothy Eldridge

Clinical Supervisor

School of Dentistry

Since qualifying in Dentistry from Birmingham University, UK, Dr Tim Eldridge has gained a wealth of experience in multidisciplinary practices. Early in his career Tim learned from leading clinicians how to integrate and implement non-surgical cosmetic treatments into the dental practice.

In 2009 Tim, along with his wife Lydia, founded myFACE dentistry and facial aesthetics in Cheltenham, and is ...

Dr Shereen Fouad

Dr Shereen Fouad

Research Fellow

School of Dentistry

Dr. Shereen Fouad, Research Fellow in the School of Dentistry, University of Birmingham since August 2015. Hold a PhD in the Computer Sciences (Machine Learning) from the University of Birmingham in 2013. Areas of interest include Data miming, Pattern Recognition, Databases, and Medical Imaging Applications of Machine Learning.

Dr Patricia Gorecki

Dr Patricia Gorecki

Clinical Lecturer and Specialist in Oral Surgery

School of Dentistry

Patricia Gorecki is a Specialist Oral Surgeon and Clinical Lecturer in Oral Surgery.

Her timetable is split between clinical (treatment) sessions, clinical research and BDS undergraduate teaching.

Her current academic work focuses on clinical trials in post-operative pain management after third molar (wisdom tooth) surgery.

Dr Melissa Grant

Dr Melissa Grant

Senior Lecturer in Biological Sciences

School of Dentistry

Melissa Grant is a senior 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.

Mr Robert Harper

School of Dentistry

Robert Harper is a Research Fellow in the School of Dentistry. He has submitted his thesis in requirement for a pharmaceutical science PhD at King’s College London. The PhD project focused in the field of oral health. Areas of interest include nanomaterial structure based therapeutics/ mechanics, medicinal chemistry and drug delivery.