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 on projects based around Dental Therapists and NHS contract reform.

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 her work informed policy. She also gives some tips for early career researchers informed by her wealth of experience. 

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 getting your work published.

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

Episode 2 - 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.