Dr James Field

BSc(Hons), BDS, MFDS RCSEd, MFGDP RCSEng, MPros RCSEd PhD, CertClinEd, MA(Ed), FAcadMEd, PFHEA, FDTF

School of Clinical Dentistry

Senior Clinical Teacher in Restorative Dentistry

National Teaching Fellow

Honorary Consultant in Prosthodontics

+44 114 215 9402

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Dr James Field
School of Clinical Dentistry
19 Claremont Crescent
S10 2TA

I am currently a Consultant in Prosthodontics and a Senior Clinical Teacher.

After completing a BSc with Honours in Zoology, I received BDS with Distinction in Restorative Dentistry in 2005 from Newcastle University.

I completed my General Professional Training in 2007 and was successful in becoming a member of the Dental Faculty of both the Royal College of Surgeons of England and Edinburgh. I studied for my PhD, and obtained both clinical and general teaching qualifications, alongside Senior and Principal Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy.

Before coming to Sheffield, I was appointed at Newcastle as a Lecturer in Restorative Dentistry between 2012 and 2017, and as a Training Programme Director for DCT1 (HEE) from 2011-2013. I entered the specialist list for Prosthodontics in 2016.

I enjoy engaging with colleagues across Europe whilst chairing the Pan-European Special Interest group in Clinical Skills Teaching, and as part of the European Curriculum Review Taskforce.

Research interests

My research interests include:

  • educational elements of professionalism, reflective learning and student satisfaction
  • teaching and assessment methods
  • the nanoscale measurement of dental hard tissues
  • erosion and abrasion
  • repair of composite restorations
  • healthy eating interventions for edentulous patients
Research group

PhD supervision:

  • Investigation of failed resin composite restorations – 2014-2018
  • The impact of wearing Conventional Complete Dentures (CCDs) on Eating Related Quality of Life (ERQoL), and development of patient- centric dietary interventions – 2015-2019
  • The quantitative and qualitative effects of bioactive additives on tooth whitening products – 2016-2020

M-level supervision:

  • Comparing the effects of 2 standardised polishing protocols in enamel surface finish – 2014-2016
  • Comparison of surface characteristics of bovine enamel from disparate sources - 2015-2017
Teaching activities

I am the Course Lead for the DClinDent Prosthodontics programme.

My main teaching activities include:

  • Clinical and skills teaching of undergraduate BDS students
  • Clinical teaching of DClinDent students
  • Student research project supervision including Masters and PhD projects
  • Delivery of lifelong learning to the whole dental team
Professional activities
  • Principal Fellow of the Higher Education Academy
  • UKPSF Professional Standards Advisor
  • IADR Executive Committee member: Education Research Group
  • ADEE Pan-European Chair: Skills teaching
  • RCS Edinburgh Examiner
  • Simulation network steering group, HEE
  • British Society for the Study of Prosthetic Dentistry Council Member
  • British Dental Association Branch Secretary (Northern Counties)
  • British Standards Institute (BSI) Committee member
  • Registered Maillefer Endodontic Trainer
  • External accreditor to programmes against the European Qualifications Framework (EQF)
  • Editorial board member: Heliyon, Elsevier
  • Fellow, Faculty of Dental Trainers, RCSEdinburgh

Reviewer for:

  • European Journal of Prosthodontics and Restorative Dentistry
  • Wiley-Blackwell (Reviewer & Proposal consultant)
  • Dental Update
  • Journal of Dentistry
  • British Dental Journal
  • Oxford University Press (Reviewer & Proposal consultant)
  • Journal of Dental Education
  • PlosOne
  • Journal of Applied Oral Science
  • Journal of Oral Rehabilitation
  • Saudi Dental Journal

Honours and Awards:

  • 2005 British Society of Restorative Dentistry Undergraduate Prize
  • 2007 RCS England FGDP Case Study Award
  • 2007 Oral & Dental Research Trust Award
  • 2007 British Society for the Study of Prosthodontics (BSSPD) Research Award
  • 2008 BSSPD Schottlander Oral Presentation Prize
  • 2013 Innovation in teaching award (Newcastle)
  • 2013 ADEE International Dental Educator Award
  • 2013 Vice Chancellor’s Distinguished Teacher Award (Newcastle)
  • 2015 Educational Research and Development Award (Newcastle)
  • 2015 ‘Development of mobile technologies to support education’ (Innovation Award)
  • 2016 Educational Research and Development Award (Newcastle)