Joanna is a Clinical Lecturer in Restorative Dentistry.
She is currently studying a PhD on the biological effects of titanium products on epithelial cells.
Joanna teaches on both the BDS and BSC in Biomedical Materials Science courses, and also undertakes clinical work. She is personal tutor to a group of BDS undergraduates, and is undertaking the final module of the University’s Postgraduate Certificate in Academic Practice (PCAP) programme.
Joanna qualified as a dentist from the University of Birmingham in 2007 with a distinction in clinical dentistry. She worked in general practice in bith NHS and private practices until 2011, when Joanna joined the University first in a locum teaching position and then as a full time Lecturer.
Her research interests involve the interactions between epithelial cells and titanium products, with a clinical link to investigating potential causes or modifying factors in the disease process of peri-implantitis.
Joanna treats patients within a specialist care setting for one session per week and enjoys widening her experience of advanced restorative dentistry.
Her practical teaching varies between both clinical supervision and simulation teaching, as well as participating in the lecture programme for the BDS course. Joanna also teaches on the Biomedical Materials Science phantom head course.
Interactions between epithelial cells and titanium products
Awarded grants by the Royal College of Surgeons and the Oral and Dental Research Trust