Senior fellowship for dental educator
Dr Kamran Ali with Professor Christopher Tredwin, Head of Plymouth University Peninsula School of Dentistry

Dr Kamran Ali, Associate Professor at Plymouth University Peninsula School of Dentistry, has been made a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.

Senior Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy is awarded to educators in the higher education sector who have a proven, sustained track record in higher education teaching and management and who are seeking to progress into a leadership position.

Kamran joined Plymouth University Peninsula Schools of Medicine and Dentistry in 2009, where he is Clinical Lead in Oral Surgery and Module Lead for Applied Dental Knowledge Assessment.

His interests include clinical teaching and practice in oral surgery, and he has a special interest in teaching life sciences. His research is focused on dental education and oral surgery and his work has been published in journals such as the European Journal of Dental Education, the Cochrane Database and Caries Research.

In 2012 Kamran received the 'Excellence in Dental Education Award' given by the Association of Dental Education in Europe (ADEE).

He is a member of: the Association of British Academic Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons where he sits on the Dental Education Committee; the Dental Sedation Teachers’ Group, where he is school representative; the Higher Education Academy; and the Association for Dental Education in Europe.

Said Kamran: 

“I am delighted that my Senior Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy has been approved. My thanks go to Plymouth University Peninsula School of Dentistry and my senior colleagues there for their support and sponsorship.”
Professor Christopher Tredwin, Head of Plymouth University Peninsula Schools of Medicine and Dentistry, commented: 

“My congratulations go to Kamran for this superb achievement. His commitment to the highest levels of dental education is excellent and much appreciated by our students and his colleagues.” 
He added: 

“His achievement is the latest in a line of similar achievements for colleagues at PUPSMD: Dr Cathy Coelho was also recently made a Senior Fellow of the HEA while Professor Hisham Khalil (Associate Dean for Strategic Planning and Liaison) was made a Principal Fellow of the same organisation. Jon Bennett, our Director of Undergraduate Dental Studies, was also made a Fellow of the Academy of Medical Educators. All these achievements have happened in the past month and stand testament to our commitment to the highest levels of health profession education.”