Barts & The London - Institute of Dentistry

Dr Judith Jones, BDS, MSc, FDSRCS(Eng), PhD, FDS(OS), FHEA


Reader / Hon. Consultant

Telephone: +44 20 7377 7050
Room Number: Institute of Dentistry


Dr Judith Jones qualified from The London Hospital Medical College Dental Institute with BDS in 1987.  She returned in 1991 and completed a MSc in Experimental Oral Pathology, with a research project on integrins in oral epithelium and completed FDS RCS later the same year.

In 1992 she was awarded an MRC Training Fellowship to carry out a PhD furthering work on the role of integrins in malignant oral epithelium, at both the Eastman Dental Institute and the Imperial Cancer Research Fund under the supervision of Paul Speight & Fiona Watt.

In 1998 she was appointed Lecturer/Honorary SpR in the Department of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery at UMDS, which later merged with KCL.  She completed ACCOMS training at GSTT & KCHT and was awarded a CCST in Academic Oral Surgery in 2003, followed by an Honorary Consultant in Oral Surgery at GSTT & KCHT appointment in 2005.

She returned to QMUL in 2008 as Senior Clinical Lecturer/Honorary Consultant in Oral Surgery, and was promoted to Reader in 2013.  She is the Lead for Assessment within the Institute of Dentistry and Lead for the Centre of Teaching and Innovation.

Her major interests lie within education and assessment and she has extensive experience in this arena.   She is the Academic Lead for the OSCE components of both ORE and LDS RCS,  and the Training Programme Director for Oral Surgery and Chair of the STC for London and South East HEE.

She is also an elected Board member of Faculty of Dental Surgery RCS England.


Research Interests:

Dr. Jones is interested in the role of cell adhesion molecules and the behaviour of malignant cells. In particular the role played by integrins in cell-cell and cell-extracellular matrix interactions in squamous cell carcinomas of the head and neck region. She is also interested in Biomaterials in the head and neck region.


Key Publications


J Jones, M Sugiyama, F M Watt & P M Speight.  Integrin expression in normal, hyperplastic, dysplastic, and malignant oral epithelium.  Journal of Pathology, Vol 169: 235-243 (1993).

J Jones, C S Downer & P M Speight.  Changes in the expression of integrins and basement membrane proteins in benign mucous membrane pemphigoid.  Oral Diseases, Vol 1: 159-165 (1995).

J Jones, M Sugiyama, P M Speight     & F M Watt.  Restoration of αVß5 integrin expression in neoplastic keratinocytes results in increased capacity for terminal differentiation and suppression of anchorage-independent growth.  Oncogene Vol 12: 119-126 (1996).

J Jones, M Sugiyama, F Giancotti, P M Speight & F M Watt.  Transfection of ß4 integrin subunit into a neoplastic keratinocyte line fails to restore terminal differentiation capacity or influence proliferation.  Cell Adhesion and Communication, Vol 4: 307-316 (1996).

J Jones, F M Watt & P M Speight.  Changes in the expression of αV integrins in oral squamous cell carcinomas.  J Oral Path Med,Vol 26: 63-68 (1997).

G I Thomas, J Jones & P M Speight.  Integrins in Oral Cancer.  Oral Oncology, Vol 33: 381-388 (1997).

R Evans, J Jones, C Taylor & F Watt.  Sequence variation in the I-like domain of the b1 integrin subunit in human oral squamous cell carcinomas.  Cancer Letters 213:189-194 (2004).

AJ Lyons & J Jones.  Integrins in Metastatic Adenoid Cystic Carcinoma.  International Journal of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery 34:912-914 (2005).

AJ Lyons & J Jones.  Cell adhesion molecules, the extracellular matrix and head and neck cancer.  Int. J. Oral Maxillofac.Surg; 36: 671–679 (2007).

M. Macluskey, J. Durham, G. Cowan, J. Cowpe, A. Evans, C. Freeman, A. Jephcott, J. Jones, L. Millsopp, R. Oliver, T. Renton, D. Ryan, V. Sivarajasingham, D. Still, K. Taylor and P. Thomson.  UK national curriculum for undergraduate oral surgery subgroup for teaching of the Association of British Academic Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons.  Eur J Dent Educ 12 (2008).


OSCEs for Dentistry  Jan 2006  Kathleen FM Fan & Judith Jones, PasTest Ltd      ISBN 1 90462751 X

MCQs for Dentistry   Mar 2006 Kathleen FM Fan & Judith Jones, PasTest Ltd     ISBN 1 90462752 8

SAQs for Dentistry     Oct 2007  Kathleen FM Fan & Judith Jones, PasTest Ltd     ISBN 1 905635192