Education Committee Members


Dr Sally Walker

I qualified in dentistry at Newcastle University in 1999. I undertook orthodontic specialty training in Newcastle and Middlesbrough, then completed my post-CCST training in Sheffield and Mexborough. I have been a Consultant Orthodontist at the Cumberland Infirmary in Carlisle since 2010. Education is my special interest and I have a Masters' degree in Clinical Education from Newcastle University, obtained in 2013. I am responsible for organising and delivering the orthodontic teaching programme for undergraduate dental students at UCLan Dental School. I am Training Programme Director for specialty training in orthodontics in the North East and Cumbria. I am also an examiner for the Membership in Orthodontics examination at the Royal College of Surgeons in Edinburgh and Chair of the Board of Examiners for the MSc in Orthodontics at Newcastle University.


Dr David Waring

I qualified in Dentistry at the University of Leeds in 1995 and undertook VT in general practice before working in Australia with the Flying Doctor Service.  Following SHO posts in Oral & Maxillofacial surgery, and gaining the MFDS RCS (England) I was accepted on the SpR training programme in Orthodontics at Liverpool University.

After attaining the M.Orth at the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh in 2003 and M.Dent.Sci at the University of Liverpool, I was placed on the Orthodontic Specialist list. I began my F.T.T.A. training at Liverpool and passed the ISFE (FDS RCS Eng) in October 2005.  I have been a Consultant Orthodontist since May 2005. I am currently Clinical Lead in Orthodontics at the University of Manchester Dental Hospital. I examine for the Membership in Orthodontics examination at the Royal College of Surgeons of England and have published and lectured nationally and internationally.


 Dr Padhraig Fleming

   Padhraig Fleming is a specialist in orthodontics having completed 3 years full time specialist training orthodontics followed by 2 year consultant training pathway and more recently a PhD. He is also employed as a senior lecturer/Consultant Orthodontist at The Royal London Dental Institute training undergraduates and postgraduates.


Dr Hemendra Shah

   Dr Shah is currently a Consultant at the Royal Berkshire Hospital in Reading. He has previously held appointments at Great Ormond Street Hospital, Royal Derby Hospital, Queen Elizabeth II Hospital and Manor Hospital at Consultant level.


Dr Sophy Barber

   Sophy graduated in dentistry in 2008 from the University of Sheffield, and currently works as a specialist orthodontist at the Leeds Dental Institute.

Sophy is passionate about orthodontics , particularly oral health relating to quality of life (OHRQoL), health economics and hypodontia. She is currently undertaking a PhD at the University of Leeds which combines these interests. She loves the challenge of clinical work, especially the satisfaction of giving someone a lovely smile! She also enjoys lecturing and teaching, and is completing a teaching qualification.



Dr Julie Williams 


I graduated from the University of Birmingham in 1992 and have always taken an active role in developing others;  firstly as a vocational trainer in general dental practice for 9 years, then as a clinical lecturer at Birmingham and now at Bristol Dental School, following my postgraduate training and registration as a specialist in 2014. I previously organised annual programmes of CPD for BDA Hereford and Worcester dental teams and ran workshops on ethical practice for healthcare providers in the West Midlands Deanery. I have served on education committees for the BDA and the FGDP and am currently the University Teachers’ Group representative on SAC. I developed online modules and study days for the Leadership distance learning diploma for the University of Bristol, completed a postgraduate teaching certificate in 2015 and presented my educational research both nationally and internationally, on assessment of the ability of healthcare providers to self-reflect. I helped develop the clinical training and assessment programme for Bridge 2 Aid, a sustainable charity where dental personnel travel overseas to train rural healthcare providers in emergency dentistry. Since becoming a Consultant at Bristol in 2018 where I supervise postgraduate students, therapists and dental nurses in training, I have recently been appointed as Training Programme Director for the Bristol StR programme.




Jayne Harrison

   I graduated from Cardiff in 1985, undertook my orthodontic specialty training in Liverpool and Chester and an Academic Senior Registrar post in Liverpool and Glan Clwyd Hospital during which I embarked on a PhD alongside my clinical training. I was appointed as Consultant Orthodontist at Liverpool University Dental Hospital in 1998 and was awarded my PhD in 2002.

I was Training Programme Director in Mersey for 16 years. In previous posts, I have worked with DwSIs and am now working with therapists in a Consultant lead hospital service so am familiar with the different working relationships between members of the clinical team. I am a Fellow of the Faculty of Dental Trainers (RCSEd); a current MOrth RCSEd examiner and past-ISFE examiner.

Locally, I developed and co-ordinated the ST1-3 weekly and a monthly ST4,5 seminar programme. This is now run as North West programme for higher trainees. I have also been involved with local training initiatives for GDPs, Vocational Trainees (DFTs) and undergraduate dental students.

Nationally, I am past Chair of SAC so am familiar with national issues around training and education. I am currently involved with the GDC curriculum review. Although my primary area of interest is Speciality Training, I am keen for clinicians working in all areas of clinical practice, to gain knowledge and develop appropriate clinical skills, to enhance their roles.




Farnaz Parvizi

  I am currently a consultant orthodontist at The Royal United Hospitals, Bath and an honorary senior lecturer at the University of Bristol.

Having qualified from the University of Bristol in 1993, I undertook my orthodontic training in Birmingham and started work in specialist practice for 8 years followed by a year in Australia. On my return I completed further 2 years of consultant training pathway.

I have been involved in training and education throughout my career and have completed a Masters’ degree in education in 2019.




Lucy Chung

  I graduated from Leeds University and completed my orthodontic specialty training in Glasgow and Newcastle. I am currently Consultant Orthodontist at University Hospital Crosshouse, Ayrshire and Arran and an Honorary Clinical Senior Lecturer at University of Glasgow. For much of my career, I have been involved in teaching and training many postgraduate trainees and orthodontic nurse/therapists. I recently demitted as training programme director and STC chair for NES but continue to be an educational supervisor. I have been involved in orthodontic therapy training from its inception and examined for the diploma for the Royal College of Surgeons of England. I am currently an examiner for MFDS and MOrth for Royal College Surgeons of Edinburgh since 2003 and was external examiner for Newcastle University until 2020.

Mr Andrew Pearson

Mr Andrew Pearson

Mr Andrew Pearson