Plymouth University Peninsula School of Dentistry has appointed three new members to its undergraduate programme.

One of the appointments, Zoe Brookes, is one of the universities own graduates.

Speaking of the appointments Professor Christopher Tredwin, head of Plymouth University Peninsula School of Dentistry, said: ‘I am delighted to welcome Zoe, Jane and Andrew to our team as lecturers.

‘Each has had their own unique experience of us in a variety of capacities and they are great examples of how we can promote and develop our own talent.’

Clinical lecturer in undergraduate dental studies

Zoe Brookes has joined as clinical lecturer in undergraduate dental studies and year two lead for the dental therapy and hygiene course. Zoe graduated with a BSc in physiology and pharmacology from the University of Sheffield, ultimately becoming a non-clinical lecturer and principal investigator there and achieving a PhD in anaesthesia and cardiovascular medicine. Her time in Sheffield also included a spell at the University of Alberta in the department of physiology as a postdoctoral research fellow, funded by the National Institute for Health Research. Since graduating in dentistry from Plymouth University, Zoe has practised in clinics in the city.

Clinical lecturer in biomedical sciences

Jane Collingwood has been appointed as clinical lecturer in biomedical sciences. Jane qualified from Leeds Dental School and has worked in hospital environments for most of her career. Her career has focused on oral surgery and for the past five years she has been an oral surgeon at Treliske Hospital in Truro. Jane has been a clinical supervisor with dentistry at Plymouth University since the first years of the Peninsula Dental School. Jane is an academic clinical fellow with Plymouth University Peninsula School of Dentistry and is starting part-time while she completes a PhD in vitamin D, solar irradiation and oral health.

Clinical lecturer in undergraduate dental studies

Andrew Harris has joined as a clinical lecturer in undergraduate dental studies and year three lead. Born in Devon, Andrew trained in Sheffield and returned to the county in 2001. He has always worked in general NHS and private practice and became a part-time clinical supervisor in 2010, which Andrew describes as a life-changing experience and believes that the curriculum is both innovative and inspirational, ‘far removed from the arid and linear teaching I received when I was a dental student.’ Andrew is also completing his masters in restorative dentistry at Plymouth University Peninsula School of Dentistry.