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  


  • 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.


  • 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)

Peer review

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