School of Dental Sciences

Staff Profile

Greig Taylor

NIHR Doctoral Research Fellow in Paediatric Dentistry

Background


Introduction

I am a current NIHR Doctoral Research Fellow based at Newcastle University where I am working on my PhD - "DECIDE" study (Dental ExtraCtion versus filling of adult teeth In chilDren: A cost Effectiveness analysis).  This study will improve our understanding of care pathways for children with compromised adult teeth across the UK.

I am also involved in teaching at both undergraduate and postgraduate level. 

Follow me on twitter: @greig_d_taylor

My publications are detailed on the publication tab or my ORCID record

For an update on research activities are detailed on my online Newcastle University blog: Greig_Taylor

Roles and Responsibilities

Research:

Chair-elect of CONNECT (Children's Oral Health NatioNal rEsearch Collaborative)

Member of Centre for Oral Health Research Oral Healthcare and Epidemiology Theme

Reviewer for: Abstracts panel: IADR Paediatric Oral Health Research Group; International Journal of Paediatric Dentistry (Clinical Effectiveness Bulletin), Journal of Oral Surgery, Primary Dental Journal, BMJ Case Reports, Journal of Dentistry, Journal of Emergency Nursing

Teaching:

  • Undergraduate clinical teaching in Paediatric Dentistry
  • Postgraduate teaching of General Professional Trainees/General Dentists
  • Examiner for part 1 and part 2 of Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons Glasgow MFDS exam

Previously:

  • Member, BDS Admissions Panel University of Glasgow (2011-2016)

External:

Northern Council Represenative, British Society of Paediatric Dentistry Executive Council

Council Rep/Committee Member, British Society of Paediatric Dentistry Northern branch

Dental School Tutor (Newcastle University), Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons Glasgow

Previously:

  • Secretary & Committee member, British Society of Paediatric Dentistry West of Scotland Branch
  • Member, British Society of Paediatric Dentistry 2011 National Conference Organising   
  • Member, Local Organising Committee, International Association of Paediatric Dentistry 2015 Congress

Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Dental Surgery (Hons)  (Glasgow, 2012)
  • Member of Faculty of Dental Surgery (RCPS Glasg, 2014)
  • Masters in Clinical Research (Distinction) (Newcastle, 2019)
  • Membership in Paediatric Dentistry (RCPS Glasg, 2019)

Employment

  • NIHR Doctoral Research Fellow - Newcastle University 2019-present
  • NIHR Academic Clinical Fellow - Newcastle Dental Hospital/Newcastle University 2016- 2019
  • DCT Paediatric Dentistry - Glasgow Dental Hospital/Royal Hospital for Sick Children 205-2016
  • DCT OMFS/Restorative/Orthodontics - University Crosshouse Hospital in Kilmarnock 2014-2015
  • Longitudinal Dental Foundation Trainee - Glasgow Dental Hospital and Dental Practice in Glasgow 2012-2014

Informal Interests

Play cricket with Stamfordham cricket club and umpire in North East Premier League

Research

Research Interests

My main interests are in child oral health care pathways, applying economic techniques in oral health and patient and public involvement in research. 

I am an NIHR Doctoral Research Fellow based at Newcastle University where I am working on my PhD - "DECIDE" study (Dental ExtraCtion versus filling of adult teeth In chilDren: A cost Effectiveness analysis).  This study will improve our understanding of care pathways for children with compromised adult teeth across the UK. 

Recent Funding

National Institue of Health Research Doctoral Research Fellow.  DECIDE" study (Dental ExtraCtion versus filling of adult teeth In chilDren: A cost Effectiveness analysis). Principal Investigator/Fellowship holder. £376,070 2019-2022

European Society of Endodontology " Young Investigator Research Award": Primary Care Dentists’ management of permanent dentition traumatic dental injuries in 7-16 year-olds: a mixed methods approach. Award winner. £5000 2018

Centre for Oral Health Pump Priming: What are the current pathways for children with first permanent molars of poor prognosis. Award winner. £750  

Research Roles

Chair-elect of CONNECT (Children's Oral Health NatioNal rEsearch Collaborative)

Reviewer for:
  • Abstracts panel: IADR Paediatric Oral Health Research Group
  • International Journal of Paediatric Dentistry (Clinical Effectiveness Bulletin)
  • European Archives of Paediatric Dentistry
  • Journal of Oral Surgery
  • Primary Dental Journal
  • BMJ Case Reports
  • Journal of Dentistry 
  • International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health

Industrial Relevance

Economic evaluations are becoming increasingly important for both public and private providers and commissioners of dental care. Additionally, we have worked with developers of new dental technologies in carrying out economic evaluations of emerging treatments.

Teaching

Undergraduate Teaching

I am involved with clinical and small group teaching as well as assessment and examination in the following areas:

  • BDS, Paediatric Dentistry - Years 3-5

Postgraduate Teaching

Postgraduate teaching of General Professional Trainees/General Dentists in Management of compromised first adult molar teeth and dental trauma

Examiner for Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons Glasgow MFDS exam

 

Publications