Dr Matthew Locke

Senior Clinical Lecturer, Director of Hygiene & Therapy Programme

School of Dentistry

+44 2922510641
University Dental Hospital, Parc y Mynydd Bychan, Caerdydd, CF14 4XY

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Research Interests


Dental Hygiene & Therapy - teaching, assessment and future employments / career aspirations of recently qualified clinicians


Oral mucosa derived progenitor cell populations

Periodontal disease initiation and progression

Career aspirations of recently qualified dental clinicians

Selected Projects

  • Oral mucosa derived progenitor cell populations
  • Role of fibroblast extracellular matrix in regulation of epithelial cells in health and disease

Career Profile

Academic Qualifications

  • BDS - Bachelor of Dental Surgery with Merit University of Wales, College of Medicine, July 1996.
  • Diploma in Biomedical Methods University of Wales, College of Medicine, February 2001.
  • ECDL - European Computer Driving Licence University of Wales, College of Medicine, January 2002.
  • PhD - Doctor of Philosophy Cardiff University, February 2005.

Professional Qualifications

  • MFDS RCS - Member of the Faculty of Dental Surgery Royal College of Surgeons of England, September 1999.
  • FDS RCS (Restorative Dentistry) - Fellowship in Dental Surgery in Restorative Dentistry Intercollegiate Royal College of Surgeons, Royal College of Surgeons and Physicians, Glasgow, May 2008.
  • CCST - Certificate of Completion of Specialist Training in Restorative Dentistry Wales Denary, October 2008.

Memberships / External Activities

  • British Society for Dental Research (International Association for Dental Research)
  • British Society for Restorative Dentistry Member
  • British Society of Periodontology Membership
  • Examiner for Restorative Dentistry Specialty Fellowship Examination
  • External Examiner status (Belfast University, BUOLD)

Professional memberships

Fellow of the Faculty of Dental Surgeons (Royal College of Surgeons of England)

Senior Clinical Lecturer

Director of Dental Hygiene & Therapy Programmes

Lead for Periodontology Teachings

Fellow of the Higher Education Academy

Research Projects

  • Predominately interested in studying pluripotent stem cell induction from the readily accessible oral mucosal tissues.

Areas of expertise