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Prof Phil Stephens 

Position:Vice Dean (Research), Professor of Cell Biology

Telephone:+44 (0)29 2074 2529

Research Theme

Tissue Engineering & Reparative Dentistry

Research Group

Wound Biology Group

Repair and Regeneration in the Oral Mucosa

Research Interests

Differential tissue repair (scarless, scarring, non-healing), tissue engineering, fibroblasts, stem/progenitor cells, ageing, biomaterials, cell imaging, wound microbiology, development of alternatives to animal model systems.


Selected Projects

Probing the mechanical control of stem cell fate through the development of novel, non-invasive imaging technologies (funded by the EPSRC)

Oral mucosal progenitor cells, preferential wound healing outcome and immunomodulation (funded by the WORD)

The development of in vitro alternatives to animal wound model systems (funded by the NC3Rs/MRC)