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Queen Mary appoints Professor Paul Coulthard as new Dean for Dentistry

Professor Paul Coulthard has been appointed to the post of Dean for Dentistry and Director, Institute of Dentistry, Queen Mary University of London.


Professor Coulthard will be joining Queen Mary on 1 January 2019 from the University of Manchester where he has been Head of the School of Medical Sciences, Dean of the Dental School and Professor of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. He is also Consultant in Oral Surgery at Manchester University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust where he undertakes day-case and in-patient operating.

Professor Steve Thornton, Vice-Principal (Health) and Executive Dean at Barts and the London School of Medicine and Dentistry, Queen Mary University of London, said: “We’re delighted that Professor Paul Coulthard will be joining us as our new Dean for Dentistry. He brings with him a considerable amount of leadership experience and an impressive track record of research and education, and I know he will make significant contributions to our continued success and development.”

Professor Coulthard has published over 180 scientific articles about postoperative pain management and Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery issues, and was Principal Investigator for international studies showing the benefits of tissue adhesive compared to traditional alternatives such as sutures for the skin closure of long surgical incisions.

Actively involved in undergraduate and postgraduate teaching and learning, Professor Coulthard is particularly passionate about Evidence-Based Practice and teaching this concept to students.

He has also chaired several recent committees for NHS England that have published reports changing the delivery of clinical care in England, and will be taking up the post of President of the British Association of Oral Surgeons in 2019.

Professor Paul Coulthard said: “The Institute of Dentistry at Queen Mary University of London has an impressive history and strong reputation and provides a really exciting opportunity to build on existing achievements fostering excellence, innovation and a global reputation.”



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