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Prof Alastair J Sloan 


Career Profile

1993 BSc (Hons) Biomedical Sciences (Wales)

1997 PhD Oral Cell Biology (Bham)

2003 PG Cert. Teaching & Learning in Higher Education (Bham)

1997-1998 Wellcome Trust Postdoctoral Research Fellow, School of Dentistry, The University of Birmingham

1998-2000 Temporary Lecturer in Oral Biology, School of Dentistry, The University of Birmingham

2000-2005 Lecturer in Oral Biology, School of Dentistry, The University of Birmingham

2005-2007 Lecturer in Bone Biology & Tissue Engineering, School of Dentistry, Cardiff University

2007-2010 Senior Lecturer in Bone Biology & Tissue Engineering, School of Dentistry, Cardiff University.

2010-date Reader in Bone Biology & Tissue Engineering, School of Dentistry, Cardiff University.

Teaching Profile

Undergraduate Teaching and Assessment

Undergraduate Dental Course (BDS)

  • Teaching mainly on the Oral Ecosystems theme programme covering aspects of oral anatomy and oral biology associated with tooth development, the structure and function of dentine in health and disease, formation of the dental integuments and the cell biology associated with orthodontic tooth movement. Co-ordinator for the PBL aspect of the course and involved in the preparation, development of assessment criteria and assessment of formative and summative assessments (PBL, in course assessments, multiple short answer questions and essays) Involved with the assessment of extended essays. Co-ordinator for the 2nd BDS Poster Projects, with responsibility for delivery and assessment of the projects.

Intercalated Dental BSc

  • From 2007- 2009 I was course director, responsible for the administration and delivery of the BSc course, in conjunction with module leaders.
Postgraduate Teaching
  • Contribute lectures to the CITER MSc in Tissue Engineering and contribute lectures / seminars to postgraduate taught programmes of study delivered at Cardiff Dental School.
Administration
  • Oral Ecosystems Teachers Committee
  • Projects Committee
  • Tutors Committee
  • Learning, Teaching and Assessment Committee
  • Technology enhanced Learning Committee
  • CITER Research Committee
External Assessment

Past and current - External Examiner for and Oral Science course as part of BDS; PhD and MPhil theses

Memberships / External Activities

  • International Association for Dental Research (IADR)
  • Mineralised Tissue Group and Pulp Biology Group of IADR
  • President Elect, Pulp Biology & Regeneration Group of the IADR 2010
  • British Society for Dental Research (BSDR)
  • Mineralised Tissue Research Group (MINTIG) of BSDR
  • The Anatomical Society of Great Britain and Ireland
  • British Society for Matrix Biology
  • The Bone Research Society
  • Institute of Biology
  • Higher Education Academy (registered Practitioner)
  • Association of Basic Science Teachers in Dentistry (ABSTD)
  • Cardiff Institute of Tissue Engineering and Repair (CITER)
  • COST European Union research action B23 – orofacial regeneration
  • Member - BSDR management committee 2007-2010
  • Secretary - MINTIG Group of BSDR 2003 – 2009
  • Committee - member, ABSDT 2002 - date
  • TCES
  • TERMIS
  • Member - TCES Executive Committee

Awards and Prizes

  • 1998: Winner, MINTIG (BSDR) Research Prize
  • 2011 - IADR Distinguished Scientist Award - Young Investigator Award