Staff in the School

Dr Richard Shelton

Dr Richard Shelton

Senior Lecturer and Head of Biomaterials Unit

School of Dentistry

Dick Shelton is Senior Lecturer in Biomaterials and Head of the Biomaterials Unit.

He has published over 60 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.

Mr Phillip Tomson

Mr Phillip Tomson

Clinical Lecturer and Honorary Specialist Registrar in Restorative Dentistry

School of Dentistry

Ms Arta Vahdaty

Ms Arta Vahdaty

Part time clinical lecturer - Specialist Endodontist

School of Dentistry

Arta Vahdaty is a part-time clinical lecturer at the Birmingham Dental Hospital. She lectures at an undergraduate as well as a postgraduate level for the MSc course run at the BDH.

She is the principal of a private endodontic referral practice in Solihull, which she established in 2000.

 

Professor Damien Walmsley

Professor Damien Walmsley

Director of Internationalisation

School of Dentistry

Research 

  • I am world leader in dental ultrasonics as evidenced by my substantial research collaborations both home and overseas. The translational impact of my research influences the education of dentists and therapists worldwide. International manufacturers design their clinical ultrasonic instruments according to my research standards.
  • I thrive in interdisciplinary projects, which ...

Dr Changxiang Wang

Dr Changxiang Wang

Research Fellow

School of Dentistry

Changxiang is a Research Fellow at the School of Dentistry in the Institute of Clinical Sciences. His research expertise includes materials science and engineering, biomaterials, and tissue engineering. Currently, Changxiang is working on toothpaste formulations and toothbrush design. 

Dr Sarah Waring

Academic Clinical Lecturer and Specialist Trainee in Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology

School of Dentistry

Sarah Waring is currently an Academic Clinical Lecturer in Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology. She started her specialty training in Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology at Birmingham in April 2015 and has an interest in oral cancer.

Apart from her clinical work, she undertakes research in the field of oral cancer, currently focusing on digital image analysis and development of prognostic models.

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Mrs Penelope White

Mrs Penelope White

Clinical Lecturer

School of Dentistry

Penny White is a part-time Clinical Lecturer at the School of Dentistry in the Institute of Clinical Sciences, responsible for one-to-one teaching of third year dental students during patient treatment sessions. Outside of the School she is an associate General Dental Practitioner in a Private practice in Wolverhampton. Within the practice Penny has a special interest in Prosthetics and ...

Dr Malgorzata Wiench

Dr Malgorzata Wiench

Lecturer in Cancer Biology

School of Dentistry

Malgorzata Wiench is a Lecturer in Cancer Biology. Uniquely based between the School of Dentistry in the Institute of Clinical Sciences and the Institute of Cancer and Genomic Medicine she aims to understand the mechanisms by which chromatin organization and DNA methylation regulate gene expression in health and disease and to develop the basis for patient-tailored epigenetic cancer ...

Miss Zehra Yonel

Lecturer

School of Dentistry

Zehra Yonel is a Clinical Lecturer in Restorative Dentistry at the University of Birmingham’s School of Dentistry in the Institute of Clinical Sciences.

Her current research interests include investigating the association of periodontal (gum) disease with chronic, non-communicable diseases.

Zehra is involved in undergraduate teaching which focusses on the speciality of Periodontology.