MScR and PhD Supervisors

NamePossible areas for PhD supervision
Dr Nihal Bandara
  • Pathophysiology of microbial biofilms
  • Biofilm antimicrobial resistance
  • Microbial signalling and quorum sensing
  • Fungal bacterial interactions
  • Candida pathogenesis mechanisms
  • Novel approaches to overcome antimicrobial resistance
Dr Michele Barbour
  • Oral Nanoscience
  • Nanotechnology in Dentistry
Dr Sam Leary
  • Lifecourse epidemiology
  • Body composition
  • Physical activity/sedentary activity
Dr Angela Nobbs
  • Streptococcus colonisation and pathogenesis
  • Polymicrobial interactions, communities, and biofilm development
  • Links between oral bacteria and systemic disease
  • Antimicrobial biomaterials
Dr Miranda Pring
  • Pathology of Head and Neck cancer
  • Oral disease- aetiology and pathogenesis
Professor Bo Su
  • Cell-instructive materials and surfaces
  • Biomimetic and bio-inspired materials
  • Ceramics and ceramic composites
  • Antimicrobial, antiviral, and antifouling coatings
Professor Steve Thomas
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Nutrition
Professor Nicola West
  • Associations between periodontal disease and Dementia
  • Clinical periodontology
  • Tooth wear, erosion, and abrasion of enamel and dentine
  • "in vitro" and "in vivo" oral health models of dentine hypersensitivity
Dr Yvonne Wren
  • Cleft lip and palate,
  • Speech development and disorder
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