School of Dental Sciences

Staff Profile

James Allison

Clinical Fellow in Oral Surgery



FHEA                         - Fellow of the Higher Education Academy

MDTFEd                    - Member of the Faculty of Dental Trainers; Royal College of Surgeons Edinburgh

MFDS RCSP(Glasg)  - Member of the Faculty of Dental Surgery; Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow

BDS (Hons)               - Bachelor of Dental Surgery with Honours, with merit in clinical and academic dentistry; Newcastle University.

Roles and Responsibilities

Clinical Teaching Lead for Stage 3 BDS Clinical Introduction Course

Course Lead for Stage 1 BDS Neurobiology course

Clinical Teacher in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

BDS Admissions Tutor

Undergraduate and Postgraduate Personal Tutor

Previous Positions

Dental Core Trainee in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery; Health Education North East

Trust Doctor in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery; Sunderland Royal Hospital

General Professional Trainee; Health Education North East


Higher Education Academy (Fellow 2019 - Present)

Faculty of Dental Trainers; Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh (2019 - Present)

Faculty of Dental Surgery; Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow (2016 - Present)

Awards and Esteem Indicators

Helen Tonge Award; Newcastle University, 2019

Best presentation; Northern OMFS Regional Audit Meeting, 2017

Reviewer for British Journal of PainJournal of Oral Rehabilitation, British Dental Journal, BMJ Case Reports, Community Dentistry and Oral Epidemiology, Oral Surgery, and Emergency Radiology.


Research Interests

Temporomandibular disorders and persistent orofacial pain

3-dimensional imaging in dentistry and maxillofacial surgery

Neuroimaging in orofacial pain

Funding Held

Wellcome Institutional Strategic Support Fund; Faculty of Medical Sciences, Newcastle University

Helen Tonge Award; School of Dental Sciences, Newcastle University

Google Scholar

Research Gate




Undergraduate Teaching

Stage 1 & 2 BDS

Course Lead for Neurobiology Course

Contributor to Introduction to Clinical Practise and Craniofacial and Tooth Biology courses

Stage 3 & 4 BDS

Clinical Teaching Lead for Clinical Introduction Course

Clinical teacher on Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Clinical Attachments

Contributor to Human Diseases and Temporomandibular Disorders courses

Stage 3 & 4 OSCE examiner

Stage 5 BDS

Finals examiner

Postgraduate Teaching

Didactic teaching on pain management, dental pharmacology and prescribing for Foundation Dental Trainees and General Professional Trainees as part of study programme for Health Education England North East.

Clinical teaching and training in Oral & Maxillofacial surgery for General Professional Trainees and Dental Core Trainees.

Continuing professional development teaching in Oral Surgery