Staff in the School

Mr Paul Lowe

Mr Paul Lowe

School of Dentistry

Paul Lowe is a part-time Clinical Lecturer in Clinical Practice at the School of Dentistry in the Institute of Clinical Sciences, responsible for one-to-one teaching of dental students during patient treatment sessions, and is an Associate Specialist in Oral Surgery at Birmingham Dental Hospital. He is also Principal Dentist at Paul Lowe Dentistry, a general dental practice in Solihull.

Professor Philip Lumley

Professor Philip Lumley

Deputy Head of College of Medical and Dental Sciences

School of Dentistry

Philip is Deputy Head of College of Medical and Dental Sciences, a member of the College of Medical Sciences Board and University Senate. He is also Professor of Endodontology and honorary Consultant in Restorative Dentistry with the Birmingham Community Health Foundation Trust.

Philip has published widely in the field of Endodontology and has written or contributed chapters to five ...

Mr Louis Mackenzie

Mr Louis Mackenzie

Clinical Lecturer

School of Dentistry

Louis Mackenzie is a general dental practitioner working in Selly Park, Birmingham.

He is also a clinical lecturer at the school of dentistry in the Institute of Clinical Sciences where he teaches on final year GDP clinics and in the phantom head room with 2nd and 4th years.

He delivers lectures to all years of undergraduate students for the departments of conservative dentistry, oral ...

Mr Vikesh Mody

School of Dentistry

Vikesh works part-time as a clinical lecturer in the School of Dentistry responsible for one-to-one teaching of dental students during patient treatment sessions. Outside of the School he limits his practice to endodontics in a variety of primary and secondary care settings.

Dr Alexander John Morris

Dr Alexander John Morris

Senior Lecturer in Dental Public Health

School of Dentistry

Dr Morris joined the University in 2017 having previously worked for Public Health England and the NHS as a consultant in Dental Public Health.  He is also a part-time general dental practitioner.

Dr Morris is module lead for Dental Public Health in years 3-5 and lead for outreach teaching. 

 Dr Morris has research interests in the following areas:

  • Dental epidemiology
  • Dental ...

Mr Nigel Orchard

Mr Nigel Orchard

Clinical Lecturer

School of Dentistry

Nigel Orchard is a part-time Clinical Lecturer at the School of Dentistry in the Institute of Clinical Sciences where he is responsible for teaching undergraduate dental students, normally on a one to one basis, during patient treatment sessions.

When not teaching he is an associate general practitioner in Devizes.  He is involved in the Vocational Training programme at the Practice.

Professor Will Palin

Professor Will Palin

Professor in Biomedical Materials Science

School of Dentistry

Will Palin is a Professor and Chair in Biomedical Materials Science at the School of Dentistry in the Institute of Clinical Sciences. His main area of research into photocurable materials used for both dental and wider biomaterial applications, has attracted grant funding from the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council and National Institute for Health Research and industry.

Mr Hussein Patanwala

Mr Hussein Patanwala

Clinical Lecturer in Restorative Dentistry
Head of Firm

School of Dentistry

Clinical lecturer in Restorative Dentistry and Head of Firm, teaching mainly final year dental students in all aspects of dentistry.

He is a member of the admissions board for the University of Birmingham as a clinical representative to the selection process.

He is also the Clinical lead and owner of Oakville Dental, a respected mainly private dental practice located close to the University of ...

Dr Upen Patel

Dr Upen Patel

Clinical Lecturer and Honorary Specialty Registrar in Restorative Dentistry

School of Dentistry

Dr Patel qualified as a dentist from the University of Birmingham in 2006 and after completing vocational training and a maxillofacial senior house officer job, returned to the University as a Clinical Lecturer in Restorative Dentistry.

Upen’s research focuses on the application and the effects of therapeutic ultrasound on the repair mechanisms of the dental pulp.

His clinical interests ...