Meet our Postgraduate Research students

Read about the experiences of current and previous PhD students across the School of Clinical Dentistry

Dentist speaks to child and parent

When I arrived in Sheffield I immediately had a good feeling about the city

Sultan Attamimi DClinDent Paediatric Dentistry

As a dentist interested in paediatrics and a university teaching assistant, Sultan pursued postgraduate study at the University of Sheffield to achieve his personal and professional goals. Sultan tells us more about his experiences as a master’s student and about life in the city.

PhD Student

Alhassan Alrafaie, Isolation and characterization of phages

Alhassan Alrafaie Isolation and characterization of phages

Born and raised in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, Alhassan’s research focused on isolation and characterization of special types of viruses called phages, which can recognize and kill bacterial cells. This project is supervised by Professor Graham Stafford and Dr. Joey Shepherd at the school of Clinical Dentistry.

Student Raphael standing in the Diamond

Scholarship winner: Raphael Galleh

Raphael Galleh Winner of a TETFund Scholarship

“Choosing the University of Sheffield will be the best choice you will ever make. With its friendly people, welcoming staff and students, quiet city and beautiful green parks.”

Areeg Elmusrati PhD student

Areeg Elmusrati, Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology

Areeg Elmusrati Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology

Born and raised in Virginia, USA and from Libyan origin, Areeg chose Sheffield to research the mechanism of bone invasion in oral cancer, supervised by Dr Daniel Lambert and Dr Syed Ali Khurram, at the School of Clinical Dentistry.

Katharina Clitherow PhD Student

Katharina Clitherow, Oral Diseases

Katharina Clitherow Developing a Mucoadhesive Drug Delivery Patch for a Wide Range of Oral Diseases

“A very rewarding part of doing a PhD for me were the many opportunities to meet interesting fellow academics to discuss research and exchange ideas”, explains Katharina.

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