Dr Kirsty Hill Ph.D (Dental/Psychology), MSc(Dental), PGCE (Secondary), BA(Joint Hons)

Dr Kirsty Hill

School of Dentistry
Head of Education
Senior Lecturer in Dental Public Health and Behavioural Science

Contact details

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

Dr Hill is Head of Education and Programme Lead for the School of Dentistry and leads the educational developments within the School.  This role involves implementing University policies and practices in relation to academic quality and standards.  She has  overarching responsibility for the delivery of education for the School.  Which includes the following programmes:-

  1. Bachelor of Dental Science
  2. BSc in Dental Hygiene and Therapy
  3. Biomedical Material Science Degree
  4. MSc in Advanced General Dental Practice
  5. MSc in Restorative Dentistry
  6. MSc in Dental Materials

Dr Hill has a strong academic background in Dental Public Health and Behavioural Science.  She has worked in the following areas:

  • · National Survey into Adult & Child Dental Health.
  • · Outcomes of Periodontal Therapy in Rheumatoid Arthritis.
  • · Stress and Anxiety
  • · Behaviour Change
  • · Barriers to Dental care

Qualifications

  • PhD: Patient’s perception of dental services (University of Birmingham).
  • PGCE: Teaching (University of Manchester).
  • MSc: Dental Public Health (University of Manchester).
  • BA (Hons): Psychology & Sociology (Combined degree: University of Bradford).
  •  Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (Re No: 30988).

Teaching

Postgraduate supervision

Kirsty Hill has a strong academic background in dental public health and behavioural science. She is currently working on research projects in the following areas:

National survey into adult dental health
Outcomes of periodontal therapy in rheumatoid arthritis
Premature retirement in dentistry

In the area of behavioural science her research interests include dental anxiety, psychological treatment of gagging patients, and the training needs of GDPs in treating anxious dental patients.

Dr Hill welcomes applications from potential doctoral researchers in her areas of interest.

Other activities

PROFESSIONAL MEMEMBERSHIP

  • Panel member of the National Audit Office – Study into NHS Dentistry (2004-5).
  • International Association of Dental Research (IADR).
  • British Society Dental Research (BSDR).
  • British Association for the Study of Community Dentistry.
  • BASCD Teachers and Research Meetings.
  • Oral Health Promotion Research Group – Vice President.
  • British Psychology Society- section Health Psychology.
  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (Re No: 30988).

EXTERNAL RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Chair of Governing Body at a local primary school in Birmingham.

Publications

Recent publications

Article

Serban, S, Dietrich, T, Lopez-Oliva, I, De Pablo, P, Raza, K, Filer, A, Chapple, I & Hill, K 2019, 'Attitudes towards oral health in patients with rheumatoid arthritis: a qualitative study nested within a randomized controlled trial', JDR Clinical & Translational Research, vol. 4, no. 4, pp. 360-370. https://doi.org/10.1177/2380084419833694

Ravaghi, V, Al-Hammadi, Z, Landes, D, Hill, K & Morris, A 2019, 'Inequalities in orthodontic outcomes in England: treatment utilisation, subjective and normative need', Community Dental Health, vol. 36, no. 3, pp. 198–202. https://doi.org/10.1922/CDH_4551Ravaghi05

Khatoon, B, Hill, K & Walmsley, A 2019, 'Mobile learning in dentistry: challenges and opportunities', British Dental Journal, vol. 227, pp. 298–304. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41415-019-0615-x

Salomon Ibarra, C, Ravaghi, V, Hill, K, Jones, CM, Landes, D & Morris, A 2019, 'Low rates of dental attendance by the age of one and inequality between local government administrative areas in England', Community Dental Health, vol. 36, no. 1, pp. 22–26. https://doi.org/10.1922/CDH_4390Salomon-Ibarra05

Keat, RM, Sheik, SA, Thomas, M, Albuquerque, R & Hill, K 2018, 'A Cross-Sectional study of confidence in minor surgical skills amongst junior dentists', European Journal of Dental Education. https://doi.org/10.1111/eje.12314

Grant, M, Vernall, L & Hill, K 2018, 'Can the research impact of broadcast programming be determined?', Research for All, vol. 2, no. 1, pp. 122-130. https://doi.org/10.18546/RFA.02.1.11

Porter, J, Ravaghi, V, Hill, K & Watt, R 2016, 'Oral health behaviours of children and adolescence in England, Wales and Northern Ireland: Findings from the 2013 Child Dental Health Survey', British Dental Journal, vol. 221, pp. 263 - 268. https://doi.org/10.1038/sj.bdj.2016.646

Khatoon, B, Hill, K & Walmsley, A 2015, 'Instant Messaging in Dental Education', Journal of Dental Education, vol. 79, no. 12, pp. 1471-1478 .

Jayachandran, S, Bhandal, B, Hill, K & Walmsley, A 2015, 'Maintaining dental implants - do general practitioners have the necessary knowledge?', British Dental Journal, vol. 219, pp. 25 - 28. https://doi.org/10.1038/sj.bdj.2015.528

Khatoon, B, Hill, K & Walmsley, A 2014, 'Dental students' uptake of mobile technologies', British Dental Journal, pp. 669-673.

Khatoon, B, Walmsley, A & Hill, K 2014, 'The dos and don’ts of social networking in dentistry', Dental Update, pp. 690-696.

Humphris, G, Crawford, JR, Hill, K, Gilbert, A & Freeman, R 2013, 'UK population norms for the modified dental anxiety scale with percentile calculator: adult dental health survey 2009 results', BMC oral health, vol. 13, 29. https://doi.org/10.1186/1472-6831-13-29

Hill, KB, Chadwick, B, Freeman, R, O'sullivan, I & Murray, JJ 2013, 'Adult Dental Health Survey 2009: relationships between dental attendance patterns, oral health behaviour and the current barriers to dental care', British Dental Journal, vol. 214, no. 1, pp. 25-32. https://doi.org/10.1038/sj.bdj.2012.1176

Khatoon, B, Walmsley, A & Hill, K 2013, 'Can we learn, teach and practise dentistry anywhere, anytime?', British Dental Journal, vol. 41, no. 8, pp. 345-347.

Linjawi, AI, Walmsley, A & Hill, K 2012, 'Online discussion boards in dental education: potential and challenges', European Journal of Dental Education, vol. 16, no. 1, pp. e3-e9. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1600-0579.2010.00662.x

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Expertise

Oral Health 

Child Dental Health