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Dr Vaseekaran Sivarajasingam BDS, BMSc, PhD, FDSRCS (Eng), FDSRCS (Oral Surgery), FHEA

Dr Vaseekaran Sivarajasingam

BDS, BMSc, PhD, FDSRCS (Eng), FDSRCS (Oral Surgery), FHEA


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Research Theme

Applied Clinical Research & Public Health

Research Group

Violence & Society

Research Interests

Trends and correlates of violence related injury in England and Wales; Evaluation of CCTV and the relationship between A&E and police violence data.

Dr Sivarajasingam is senior lecturer in oral and maxillofacial surgery at Cardiff University and honorary consultant in the Cardiff and Vale NHS Trust.   His PhD studies included evaluations of public space CCTV and the measurement of violent crime using A&E records.   This work demonstrated the reliability and validity of hospital data for this purpose.   Stemming from this, he has studied violence using panel data relating to socioeconomic, injury and alcohol variables.   He leads the National Violence Surveillance Network (NVSN) which has provided annual reports on trends in violence-related harm since 2000.   This work has been published in leading criminology, public health and economics journals.   He is a member of the interdisciplinary Cardiff University Violence and Society Research Group which comprises economists from the Cardiff Business School, criminologists from the School of Social Sciences and epidemiologists from the Cardiff Medical School.    


Selected Projects

Racist violence: an accident and emergency perspective

Smoking and alcohol habits of undergraduate dental students

Correlated of violence related injury

Trends in violence-related injury in England and Wales

Career Profile

Present appointments

2006                                  Senior Lecturer in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Cardiff University

                                               Honorary Consultant, Cardiff and Vale NHS Trust

Previous appointments

1995                                  House Officer, Tayside NHS Trust

1995/1996                 Resident Senior House Officer, Newcastle General Hospital

1996/1997                 Resident Senior House Officer, Frenchay Hospital, Bristol

1997 $acirc; 2001           Clinical Lecturer/ Honorary Senior House Officer, Cardiff University/Cardiff & Vale NHS Trust

2001 - 2006             Clinical Lecturer/Honorary Specialist Registrar, Cardiff University/Cardiff & Vale NHS Trust

Memberships / External Activities

  • British Association for Dental Research
  • International Association for Dental Research
  • Association of British Academic Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons
  • Higher Education Academy

Teaching Profile

  • Chair of the $acirc; Teachers in Oral Diseases$acirc;
  • Organiser of Introduction to Oral Surgery Symposium
  • Development of the Oral surgery undergraduate programme
  • Development of competencies in Oral Surgery  
  • Development and implementation of student portfolios

Awards / Prizes

  • Damian Mechan academic prize
  • Undergraduate Colgate Prize (National BSDR Award)
  • John James Prize



















As a clinical academic, he provides teaching to BDS students and junior dental staff by giving lectures/seminars during surgical sessions, out patient clinics, operating theatre sessions and during on-call duties. He is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. As Chair of Oral Disease Teachers Group (since 2004), he has overall responsibility for the Oral Disease Course of diverse disciplines including Oral Medicine, Oral Pathology, Radiology, Exam and Emergency and Oral Microbiology. As topic lead (2003-14) for Oral Surgery he is in charge of Oral Surgery teaching for clinical dental students. He organises and delivers the Introduction to Oral Surgery Symposium (year 3 BDS; since 2004) and has led the development of 'pig's head surgical course' for year 4 BDS students (2013). With other Oral Surgery staff he developed and implemented competency in extractions now a core assessment in the BDS course. He is responsible for developing intermediate and final BDS questions, ensuring written papers are constructed, blueprinted to the curriculum and standard set and examiner for intermediate and final BDS (since 2005). He also examines for Membership of the Joint Dental Faculties (MJDF, since 2011) and Tri-collegiate Speciality Membership (MOral Surg, since 2012).

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