Staff in the School

Professor Thomas Dietrich

Professor Thomas Dietrich

Professor of Oral Surgery

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

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

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

Melissa Grant is a lecturer in biological sciences within the School of Dentistry. 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 processes and prevention of disease development and ...

Mrs Emily Hall

Mrs Emily Hall

Clinical Lecturer and Specialist Orthodontist

Emily Hall is a Clinical Lecturer and registered Specialist in Orthodontics and divides her time between teaching undergraduate Orthodontics and treating patients in two busy practices. She is an associate of the Higher Education Academy and enjoys the challenges that teaching brings.Working in two busy practice allows her to share contemporary orthodontic techniques with undergraduates, ...

Mr John Hamburger

Mr John Hamburger

Senior Clinical Lecturer / Honorary Consultant and Clinical Lead in Oral Medicine

John Hamburger is part-time Senior Clinical Lecturer and Honorary Consultant in Oral Medicine and is the Service and Academic Lead in this specialty.

He has published around 50 peer reviewed papers, co-authored 2 books and contributed to book chapters in the field of Oral Medicine, in particular Sjogren’s Syndrome, and Lichen Planus.

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Dr Kirsty Hill

Dr Kirsty Hill

Senior Lecturer in Dental Public Health and Behavioural Science

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, ...

Mr Neil Hinton

Mr Neil Hinton

Clinical Lecturer

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 Michael Hofmann

Dr Michael Hofmann

Senior Lecturer in Biomaterials, Admissions Tutor Biomedical Materials Science

Mike Hofmann is a Senior Lecturer in Biomaterials and also the Admissions Tutor for the Biomedical Materials Science course.

 

Mike has published extensively in the field of bone cements, dental cements and controlled drug delivery. His research has been supported by international funding bodies, EPSRC and Industry.


Mr Alistair James

Mr Alistair James

Clinical Lecturer

Alistair is a part time clinical lecturer and a speciality Dentist in restorative dentistry.

He is a member of the PREP panel and has numerous research and product evaluations occurring in the general practice.

He is also practice principal and owner of a Dental Practice in Burton on Trent.

Mr Robert Kelly

Mr Robert Kelly

Clinical Lecturer

Robert Kelly is a Clinical Lecturer in Conservative Dentistry at the University of Birmingham School of Dentistry within the College of Medical and Dental Sciences. Within this capacity he is responsible for clinical teaching of undergraduate students.

Robert is also undertaking a part-time PhD in the area of Biomaterials.