Oral and Dental Research Podcast

Welcome to the Oral and Dental Research Podcast from Newcastle University.

In this series Dr Susan Bisset will speak to researchers at different stages of their career, from those just starting out, through to academics who have an international reputation; taking us on whistle-stop tours of their careers and research fields, sharing their journeys and the all-important lessons they have earned along the way.

The founding idea of this podcast is to inspire, to provide a novel format for the dissemination of research happening in the School of Dental Sciences; to enable networking, to facilitate knowledge mobilisation and generally to support early career researchers.

The podcast presents the opportunity to share knowledge with people who may be doubting their abilities and struggling to understand how to begin their research in the right way, offering a space to build confidence in oneself while learning from industry experts.

Latest podcast episodes

  • Episode 9- Sarah Farmer
    A conversation with Sarah Farmer, a General Dental Practitioner and National Institute of Health & Care Research Academic Clinical Fellow. Sarah is the first primary care dental practitioner to be awarded one of these fellowships through Newcastle University & NIHR. The title of her research is: ‘Why aren’t we doing better? Are dentists and dental …
  • Episode 8- Janice Ellis
    A conversation with Professor Janice Ellis, Professor of Dental Education & Consultant in Restorative Dentistry, at Newcastle School of Dental Sciences. Janice started her academic career with an interest in periodontal disease and spent a fascinating PhD looking at drug induced gingival overgrowth, developing novel lab techniques, and conducting large scale epidemiology studies. Following her …
  • Episode 7- Helen Mather
    A conversation with Helen Mather, a dentist, who is working as a clinical fellow, in Newcastle SDS. Helen is teaching and conducting a PhD in dental education over 6 years. The research is specifically looking to define the attributes required of newly qualified dentists, a subject which the GDC is very interested in. Helen talks …
  • Episode 6 – Lydia Austin
    A conversation with Lydia Austin, a dental therapist, who has completed a foundation training research module at Newcastle University and has recently been appointed a Leadership and Management Clinical Fellowship with the deanery, Health Education England North-East and Cumbria. Lydia describes her experiences of doing foundation training and her new fellowship which will involve working …
  • Episode 5 – Paula Moynihan
    A conversation with Professor Paula Moynihan, Director of Food & Health in the Faculty of Health & Medical Sciences, University of Adelaide; and Visiting Professor of Nutrition & Oral Health at Newcastle Dental School. Paula describes the evolution of her research, shares her experiences of working with the World Health Organisation (WHO) and explained how …
  • Episode 4 – Nick Jakubovics
    A conversation with Dr Nick Jakubovics, an oral biologist and senior lecturer, whose research into health-related biofilms has won him international acclaim. Nick describes his research and working with industry partners, including explaining the issue of intellectual property. He is also editor in chief of the Journal of Dental Research and shares some tips for …
  • Episode 3 – Zella Sayeed
    A conversation with Zella Sayeed, who has a master’s in Clinical Dentistry and is currently studying for a PhD investigating the effects of novel nicotine products on oral cells and tissues. She shares her experiences of finding a way to balance the demands of studying and looking after yourself.
  • Episode Two – Greig Taylor
     A conversation with Greig Taylor, an Academic Clinical Fellow in Child Dental Health. In this podcast, Greig talks about how he got started in research and about how he conducted his molar research called DECIDE, during a pandemic. He also explains how he came to design a catchy acronym as a short study title. 
  • Episode One – Charlotte Currie
    Charlotte Currie, NIHR Doctoral Research Fellow at Newcastle University talks about her experiences of applying for fellowship funding and describes her research which is about problem-orientated dental attendance.