John qualified as a Dentist at Cardiff in 1972 and gained an MSc in London in 1979. He was registered as Specialist in Periodontics on the GDC Specialist register in 1999 and he completed a Postgraduate Certificate in Educational Development from Glamorgan University (awarded in 1998). He held an Honorary Clinical Associate Professorship at Warwick University until June 2014. He served as an External Examiner at Manchester University and in UCLAN University.
He is particularly interested in promoting the professionalisation of teaching in higher education, establishing its academic credentials and furthering teaching professionals’ participation in scholarship and research. He was awarded SFSEDA Senior Fellowship of the Staff and Educational Development Association in 2010. He received FSEDA, the Fellowship award in 2003.
In recent, John has published four articles in the British Dental Journal in Education, a further refereed Journal article in education, a book chapter and presented at international and national conferences. An inter-professional collaborative study was also published in a Higher Education Academy monograph. He also organised a Second UK Chairside Teaching Conference in June 2011 and he is currently editing and co-authoring five further papers as a final report. He is particularly keen to collaborate in a learning and teaching environment that is changing and evolving and where he can engage and contribute to making a difference.