Dr James Field
Lecturer in Restorative Dentistry/Honorary StR in Prosthodontics

  • Email: james.field@ncl.ac.uk
  • Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 8515
  • Address: School of Dental Sciences
    Framlington Place
    Newcastle upon Tyne
    NE2 4BW

Qualifications

  • BSc (Hons)
  • BDS with Distinction in Restorative Dentistry
  • MFDS RCSEd
  • MFGDP RCSEng
  • Certificate of Advanced Studies in Academic Practice
  • CertClinEd
  • MA(Ed)
  • Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (SFHEA)
  • Fellow of the Academy of Medical Educators (FAcadMed)
  • PhD  

Roles and Responsibilities

  • Key Clinical Skills course lead, teaching BDS and Hygiene & Therapy students
  • MClinDent Prosthodontic course lead, teaching postgraduate students
  • Higher Education Academy Professional Standards Advisor
  • Stage 2 Director and Chair Stage 2,2 Board of Examiners


  • Delivery of components for the Clinical Skills: Advanced Restorations course
  • Provision of clinical teaching, lectures and seminars for the MClinDent programme
  • Development and delivery of the School’s online Clinical Teaching Community
  • Programme/Module/Regulations approval panel member on behalf of FLTSEC
  • Diploma of Hygiene & Therapy Internal Examiner
  • Examinations and Assessment Committee member
  • Staff-Student Committee member
  • Member of Stage 3, 4 & 5 Curriculum Coordinating Committee
  • Member of the Board of Studies
  • Member the BDS Admissions Panel
  • Member of Stage 3 Board of Examiners
  • Member of Stage 2 Standard setting committee
  • Member of the Working as a Dental Team committee
  • Personal tutor providing pastoral care for BDS and MClinDent students
  • Delivery of Widening Participation activities in line with the school’s engagement strategy
  • Provision of benchmarking and training sessions for Honorary Clinical Lecturers
  • British Prosthodontic Society Council Member
  • Registered Dentsply Maillefer Educator
  • Involvement with the British Dental Association activities locally and previous Chair of the Young Dentists Northern Counties and central GDPC committee cross-representative
  • Member of Board of Governors for Heaton Manor School  

Memberships

  • Royal College of Surgeons, England
  • Royal College of Surgeons, Edinburgh
  • British Prosthodontic Society
  • British Association of Teachers of Conservative Dentistry 

Honours and Awards

  • 2005   British Society of Restorative Dentistry Undergraduate Prize
  • 2007   RCS England FGDP Case Study Award
  • 2007   British Society for the Study of Prosthodontics (BSSPD) Research Award
  • 2008   BSSPD Schottlander Oral Presentation Prize
  • 2013   ULTSEC Innovation award
  • 2013   ADEE Excellence in Dental Education award
  • 2013   Vice Chancellor's Distinguished Teacher Award for excellence in learning and teaching
  • 2014   Fellow of the Academy of Medical Educators (FAcadMed)
  • 2014   Shortlisted for Teaching Excellence Awards - Pastoral Care

The Association for Dental Education in Europe Educator Award is one of the few opportunities for international recognition of excellence in dental education.

Invitations

  • Speaker in Prosthodontics for the Northern Deanery’s lifelong learning programme involving primary care practitioners, nurses, technicians, hygienists and therapists.
  • Speaker for Oasis Dental Care Regional events
  • Keynote speaker for National Young Dentists’ Conference
  • Keynote speaker for British Association for the Teachers of Conservative Dentistry Conference
  • Book reviewer for the European Journal of Prosthodontics and Restorative Dentistry
  • Referee for peer-reviewed articles in the British Dental Journal and Journal of Dentistry

Undergraduate Teaching

  • Key Clinical Skills Course Lead
  • Complete Dentures Joint Course Lead
  • Clinical teaching of Prosthodontics, Periodontics and Adult Restorative Care for years 3, 4 and 5
  • Lecture provision for Crown and Bridge course

Postgraduate Teaching

  • I am Director of the Prosthodontic component of the MClinDent course
  • Removable Prosthodontics for Primary Care
  • Courses for lifelong learning for the Northern Deanery and CDDPCT

Research Interests

  • Nanoscale measurement of dental hard tissues
  • Erosion and Abrasion of dental hard tissues (primarily enamel)
  • Educational elements of professionalism and reflective learning
  • The staff:student encounter, feedback and student satisfaction 

Funding

  • Oral & Dental Research Trust £6000
  • ULTSEC Innovation fund £4050
  • VCE Award £5000