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Prof Phil Stephens 


Career Profile

2008 - present Head of Tissue Engineering & Reparative Dentistry, School of Dentistry, Cardiff University, Cardiff.

2008 - present Professor of Cell Biology, Wound Biology Group, Tissue Engineering & Reparative Dentistry, School of Dentistry, Cardiff University, Cardiff.

2004 - 2008  Reader in Cell Biology, Wound Biology Group, Dept. Oral Surgery, Medicine & Pathology, School of Dentistry, Cardiff University, Cardiff.

2002 - 2004  Senior Lecturer in Cell Biology, Dept. Oral Surgery, Medicine & Pathology, Dental School, UWCM, Cardiff.

1998 - 2002  Lecturer in Cell Biology, Dept. Oral Surgery, Medicine & Pathology, Dental School, UWCM, Cardiff.

Apr - Dec 1997  Secondment to the Molecular Hematopoiesis Laboratories of Professor Corey Largman, UCSF, San Francisco, USA to investigate the role of novel homeobox genes in scarless wound healing.

1994 - 1998  Post-Doctoral Research Fellow, Dept. Oral Surgery, Medicine & Pathology, Dental School, UWCM, Cardiff.

1990 - 1994  SERC (CASE) PhD studentship in the Dept. Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, University of Leeds, Leeds.

Teaching Profile

  • Dental Undergraduate course (Year 2)
  • Dental Undergraduate Year 5 projects
  • Wound Healing training courses for commercial companies
  • MSc Implantology
  • MSc Tissue Engineering

Memberships / External Activities

Memberships:

  • British Society for Matrix Biology
  • European Tissue Repair Society
  • International Association for Dental Research
  • British Society for Research on Ageing

External Activities:

  • NC3Rs ambassador
  • Manuscript reviewer for 12 journals
  • Grant reviewer for 9 research funding organisations

Awards and Prizes

Personal Prizes:

  • Steven Wilson Memorial Prize in Biochemistry (1988)
  • Young Investigator Oral Prize (European Tissue Repair Society, 1998)
  • Poster Prize (European Tissue Repair Society, 2000)
  • Poster Prize (Research into Ageing, 2001)

Supervised Student/PostDoc Prizes:

  • Helen Cook: Poster Prize (UWCM Postgraduate Research Day, 1998), Oral Prize (British Society for Research on Ageing, 2000)
  • Philip White: Poster Prize (UWCM Postgraduate Research Day, 1998)
  • Charlotte Davies: Poster Prize (European Tissue Repair Society, 2000), Oral Prize (British Society for Research on Ageing, 2001), Young Investigator Oral Prize (European Tissue Repair Society, 2002)
  • Joanna Hilton: Young Investigator Oral Prize (European Tissue Repair Society, 2001)
  • Stuart Enoch: Poster Prize (UWCM Postgraduate Research Day, 2003), Oral Prize (Cardiff Institute of Tissue Engineering and Repair, AGM 2005)
  • Ivan Wall: Young Investigator Oral Prize (European Tissue Repair Society, 2005)
  • Joe Hardwicke: Poster Prize (Cardiff Institute of Tissue Engineering and Repair, AGM 2006), Oral Prize (Cardiff University Postgraduate Research Day, 2006), Poster Prize (International Symposium on Polymer Therapeutics, 2007), Oral Prize (Metabolism, Repair and Regeneration Inter Disciplinary Research Group meeting, 2007)
  • Some Meran: Oral Prize (European Renal Cell Study Group, 2006), Oral Prize (Cardiff Institute of Tissue Engineering and Repair, AGM 2006), Young Persons Award (European Renal Cell Study, 2007), Poster Prize Metabolism, Repair and Regeneration Inter Disciplinary Research Group meeting, 2007)
  • Lindsay Davies: Senior Colgate Prize (British Society for Dental Research, 2007)
  • James Roberts: Poster Prize (Cardiff University Postgraduate Research Day, 2008)
  • Rachel Howard-Jones: Poster Prize (Cardiff University Postgraduate Research Day, 2009)