Meet your FDS Board early careers representatives
18 Dec 2020
The Faculty Board appointed two early careers representatives in 2020. The early careers representatives are within five years of their primary registrable qualification and are invited to participate in discussions and decisions of the Board. The appointment is for two years and anyone that is interested in applying for these positions in the future can contact the Faculty Office.
I graduated from Manchester Dental School in 2018 and completed my foundation training in Leeds. I went on to complete a DCT 1 post in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery in Wakefield, before moving to Cardiff to take up my current DCT 2 post working within the Community Dental Service treating Paediatric and Special Care patients.
My ambition is to complete speciality training in Special Care in the future. I enjoy teaching and have run multiple sessions for foundation dentists on treating patients living with dementia. Research is another interest of mine and I am currently part of a research team involved in exploring professionalism within the dental profession.
Being the early careers representative has given me a privileged insight into management and governance within the Faculty, as well as increased comprehension on the challenges the Covid-19 pandemic has caused to our profession.
Outside of work, I enjoy running, travelling and socialising with family and friends.
I qualified from the University of Bristol in 2018 and stayed locally to complete my foundation training in practice. I subsequently completed my first core training year in maxillofacial surgery in a local district general hospital.
I had been fortunate enough during my undergraduate training to be awarded an INSPIRE research grant from the Academy of Medical Sciences, following this introduction to academia I was encouraged to apply for my current post as an NIHR Academic Clinical Fellow in Bristol to complete my core training and begin my academic career.
I have a keen interest in oral health epidemiology and health services research and hope to combine this with clinical speciality training in the future.
Away from work I’m a keen runner and the hills of Bristol prove a useful training ground!