How Does the SOHRC Work?

How Does the SOHRC Work?

A national Steering Group, chaired by the Chief Dental Officer, oversees three collaborative research groups in Dental Public Health and Health Services Research, Craniofacial Anomalies and Dental Education.

The Oral Health Collaborative Research Administrator provides support to the Steering Group and each of the collaborative research groups by:

  •  Organising meetings & keeping records
  •  Liaising with stakeholders
  •  Supporting the development of funding applications
  •  Providing coordination between partner organisations

Steering Group

The Steering Group is chaired by the Chief Dental Officer. Membership also includes Heads/Director of each of Scotland’s Dental Schools/Institute along with representatives of each of the collaborative research groups. In addition, there is representation from NHS Education Scotland and research in dental primary care.

Chair: Margie Taylor Scottish Government
Members: Jeremy Bagg University of Glasgow
  Vince Bissell University of Glasgow
  Jan Clarkson Scottish Dental Practice Based Research Network
  David Felix NHS Education for Scotland
  Mark Hector University of Dundee
  Richard Ibbetson University of Aberdeen
  Lorna Macpherson University of Glasgow
  Peter Mossey University of Dundee
  Angus Walls University of Edinburgh

 


Dental Public Health and Health Services Research Group

The Dental Public Health and Health Services Research Group aims to conduct research that will reduce inequalities. Current populations of concern are older people living in care homes and those with oral cancer. The extensive experience of researchers at Dundee Dental School in running large randomised controlled clinical trials in dental practice complements the public health approaches used by community oral health researchers at Glasgow Dental School.

Chair:      
Jeremy Bagg University of Glasgow
Members:
Jan Clarkson University of Dundee
  David Conway University of Glasgow
  Ruth Freeman University of Dundee
  Tatiana Macfarlane University of Aberdeen
  Lorna Macpherson University of Glasgow
  Peter Mossey University of Dundee - representing the Craniofacial Research Group
  Andrea Sherriff University of Glasgow
  Linda Young NHS Education for Scotland
  Angus Walls Edinburgh Dental Institute

Craniofacial Research Group

The Craniofacial Research Group brings together clinical and academic expertise from across Scotland to explore:

  •  the relationship between genetics and face shape
  •  the promotion of reproductive health to prevent cleft lip and palate
  •  the reduction of inequalities experienced by adults with cleft lip and palate

 

Chair: Mark Hector University of Dundee
Members: Ashraf Ayoub University of Glasgow
  Toby Gilgrass NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde
  Xiangyang Ju NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde
  Tatiana Macfarlane University of Aberdeen
  Grant McIntyre NHS Tayside
  Felicity Mehendale NHS Lothian
  Peter Mossey University of Dundee
  Craig Russell NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde
  Angus Walls Edinburgh Dental Institute

Dental Education Research Group

The Dental Education Research Group seeks to ensure the best use of educational resources in Scotland, to improve and ensure patient safety and to evaluate teaching efficacy. Over the course of 2014, the Group will undertake a scoping exercise to establish national research priorities in dental education, while providing a focal point for current dental education research activity.

Chair: Angus Walls University of Edinburgh
Members: Rola Ajjawi University of Dundee Centre for Medical Education
  Vince Bissell University of Glasgow
  Helen Craddock University of Aberdeen
  Kevin Davey University of Dundee
  David Felix NHS Education for Scotland
  Linda Gunn University of Highlands and Islands
  Margaret Ross University of Edinburgh