SDEO Members
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Ziad Al-Ani
Dr Ziad Al-Ani is a qualified dentist and holds Master and a PhD degrees in dentistry from the University of Manchester. He is a University Teacher in Biodental Sciences and E-Learning at Glasgow Dental Hospital and School. His contribution to SDEO is to work with the learning technologist to prepare innovative online learning materials in basic dental sciences to be made accessible via the SDEO website.
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Jeremy Bagg
Jeremy Bagg qualified BDS (Hons) from the University of Edinburgh in 1979. He was subsequently appointed to a Leckie-Mactier Research Fellowship in the Department of Bacteriology at Edinburgh Medical School and was awarded a PhD in 1982 on the basis of research into bacterial adhesion mechanisms. In 1983 he was appointed Lecturer in Oral Medicine & Oral Pathology at Cardiff Dental School, then moved to the University of Glasgow in 1991 to become Lecturer / Honorary Consultant in Oral Microbiology. He was promoted to Senior Lecturer in 1995, a Personal Professorship in Clinical Microbiology in 1999 and since January 2005 has been Head of Glasgow Dental School. His main research interests are in oral mucosal infections among the immunocompromised and in infection control. He is co-author of two textbooks, 10 book chapters and has published over 130 papers in the scientific literature.
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David Dewhurst
David Dewhurst is Professor of e-learning in the College of Medicine & Veterinary Medicine at the University of Edinburgh. He has a background in physiology and has an international reputation for research and development in technology-enhanced teaching and learning. His main contribution has been in overseeing the educational approach to the development of resources and assisting with the QA process.
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Andrew Forgie
Dr Andrew Forgie's clinical expertise lies within the field of restorative dentistry especially diagnosis, treatment planning, removable prosthodontics and periodontology. He is heavily involved in the management of dental education and has a keen interest in learning and increasingly on e-education.
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Mark Hector
Professor Mark Hector was appointed as Dean of Dentistry at the University of Dundee in August 2011 where he also holds a personal chair of Oral Health of Children, and is Hon Consultant in Oral Health of Children with NHS Tayside. Mark Hector graduated in Dentistry in 1981 from Guys Hospital having intercalated a degree in Physiology and went on to gain his PhD, also in physiology, from London University having studied at the University of Bristol and Kings College, London. Before moving to Dundee he had spent 24 years at Barts and The London Dental School, Queen Mary, University of London where he was Professor of Oral Health of Children and Deputy Dean for Education. He has an international reputation in Paediatric Dentistry (between 2009 and 2011 he was President of the International Association of Paediatric Dentistry). Mark Hector has a long standing research interest in Oral Biology and in particular the role saliva has in maintaining oral health. This has led to substantial involvement in better understanding the role of salivary proteins in managing calcium preventing dental caries and enamel erosion.
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Ann Shearer
Ann Shearer qualified in Dundee in 1983. She held NHS posts in London, Newcastle and Bristol before being appointed as Lecturer in Restorative Dentistry at the University of Manchester in 1985. While in Manchester she completed higher training in Restorative Dentistry, an MSc and a PhD and was promoted to Senior Lecturer. In September 2001 she moved to Dundee Dental Hospital and School as Consultant / Honorary Senior Lecturer in Restorative Dentistry and Director of the BSc programme in Oral Health Sciences. She was appointed as an Associate Postgraduate Dental Dean for Scotland in 2011 and moved to this post full-time in 2014.
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Learning Technologists Douglas Bean
Douglas Bean joined the Medi-CAL unit at the University of Aberdeen in 2010 after obtaining an MSc in Software Technology and Network Management. He has been responsible for building e-learning resources, the creation of 3D models and the development of the SDEO.ac.uk site.