Dr Joanna Batt PhD

Dr Joanna Batt

School of Dentistry
Clinical Lecturer in Restorative Dentistry
Admissions Tutor for Dentistry

Contact details

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

Joanna is a Clinical Lecturer in Restorative Dentistry and Head of Admissions for Dentistry.

She achieved a PhD in 2017 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 a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. Since September 2016 Joanna has also taken on the role of Head of Admissions for the School of Dentistry.


  • PhD awarded in 2017
  • Clinical Lecturer in Restorative Dentistry:
  • FHEA 2013
  • MJDF (RCS Eng) 2010
  • BDS 2007


Joanna qualified as a dentist from the University of Birmingham in 2007 with a distinction in clinical dentistry. She worked in general practice in both 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

Other activities

  • Dentistry Admissions Tutor for the University of Birmingham.