Dr James Field
Degree Programme Director, MClinDent in Restorative Dentistry

  • Email: james.field@ncl.ac.uk
  • Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 7862
  • Address: D5.015
    School of Dental Sciences
    Framlington Place
    Newcastle upon Tyne
    NE2 4BW


  • BSc (Hons)
  • BDS with Distinction in Restorative Dentistry
  • 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

  • Degree Programme Director, MClinDent in Restorative Dentistry
  • International Training Fellow (ITF) Programme Lead
  • Lecturer in Restorative Dentistry
  • Higher Education Academy Professional Standards Advisor
  • Pan-European ADEE SIG Chair - Clinical Skills Teaching

  • 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
  • BSc Oral & Dental Health Sciences 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
  • 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  
  • External accreditor to various Level 7,8 and 9 programmes against the European Qualifications Framework (EQF)


  • 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
  • 2015   FMS Educational Research Development and Practice Grant award

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


  • 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
  • Editorial Board Member for Elsevier: Heliyon

Undergraduate Teaching

  • Key Clinical Skills
  • Occlusion
  • Temporomandibular disorder
  • Clinical teaching of Prosthodontics, Periodontics and Adult Restorative Care for years 3, 4 and 5

Postgraduate Teaching

  • Occlusion, TMD and splint courses
  • MJDF/MFDS study days
  • Removable Prosthodontics for Primary Care
  • Courses for lifelong learning for HENE

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 


  • Oral & Dental Research Trust £6,000
  • ULTSEC Innovation fund £4,050
  • VCE Award £5,000 
  • Newcastle University Conference support award £10,000
  • Development of mobile technologies to support education £10,000 (Newcastle HR)
  • FMS ERDP Educational Development Grant £5,000

Peer review

  • Editorial board member, Elsevier Heliyon
  • European Journal of Prosthodontics and Restorative Dentistry
  • Wiley-Blackwell
  • Dental Update
  • Journal of Dentistry
  • British Dental Journal