Professor Giles Perryer BDS DGDP(UK)

Giles Perryer

School of Dentistry
Professor of Clinical Education

Contact details

The School of Dentistry
5 Mill Pool Way
B5 7EG
United Kingdom

Giles Perryer is the Academic Lead for MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses) at the University of Birmingham, the Academic Lead for e-learning at the College of Medical and Dental Sciences, and the Academic Lead for the masters programme in Advanced General Dental Practice. He teaches clinical dentistry in the Clinical Practice and Conservative Dentistry Units at the School of Dentistry, and is the project director for the School’s iPad based Clinical Assessment and Feedback System (CAFS).



  • DGDP(UK)
  • BDS


Giles Perryer became a full-time member of staff at the School of Dentistry in 2010 after many years as a part-time lecturer and Dental Practice Principal.

He created the School of Dentistry's e-learning platform, the ecourse and directs its development.

He has received the “DDU Teacher Of The Year” award, and led the ecourse team which won the Times Higher Award for “The Outstanding ICT Initiative Of The Year”.

He has previous experience as a Clinical Audit Facilitator, DF1 Trainer, and West Midlands Deanery postgraduate tutor.



Research interests include:

  • Virtual Microscopy.
  • Colour Blindness.
  • E-learning.

Other activities

  • President, Central Counties Branch, British Dental Association (2009-2011).
  •  Founder of – web based CPD site for dental professionals.


Landini, G. and Perryer,D G. (2009)
Digital enhancement of haematoxylin- and eosin-stained histological images for red–green colour-blind observers.
Journal of Microscopy, 234: 293–301. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2818.2009.03174.x

Linjawi, A L, Hamdan, AM., Perryer, DG, Walmsley, A D. and Hill, KB.
Students’ attitudes towards an on-line orthodontic learning resource.
European Journal of Dental Education, 2009; 13: 87–92. doi: 10.1111/j.1600-0579.2008.00545.x

Mattheos, N, Perryer, D. G., et al
Potential of information technology in dental education.
European Journal of Dental Education, 12: 85–92. doi: 10.1111/j.1600-0579.2007.00483.x

Divaris, K., Perryer G, et al
The academic environment: the students’ perspective.
European Journal of Dental Education, 2008; 12: 120–130. doi: 10.1111/j.1600-0579.2007.00494.x