Education Committee Members




Dr Susan Power



Qualified in Dentistry at the Charles Clifford Dental Hospital, Sheffield. Carried out hospital posts in Oral and Maxillo-facial surgery in Norwich, Reading and Glasgow. Was awarded the Fellowship in Dental Surgery (FDS RCPS) in 1986.

In 1987 commenced Specialist orthodontic training at the Royal London Hospital. Attained Diploma in Orthodontics, University of London in 1989 and Membership in Orthodontics, University of London in 1990. Awarded Master of Science in Orthodontics with Distinction in 1990.

Appointed Consultant in Orthodontics at the North Hampshire Hospital, Basingstoke in 1995 and then returned to Bournemouth in 2000 as Consultant Orthodontist, the Royal Bournemouth Hospital.

Worked part-time at ‘Only Orthodontics’ Specialist Orthodontic practice  in Bournemouth since 1994. Examiner for the Intercollegiate Specialty Fellowship examination in Orthodontics of the Royal Colleges. Previous examiner for the Membership in Orthodontics, RCS Eng and Glasgow, Diploma in Orthodontic therapy RCS Eng and Diploma in General Dental Practice Orthodontics , RCS Eng.

An interest in Post graduate education and continuing professional development. Special clinical interests are Growth problems of the facial complex, dento-facial orthopaedics and orthognathic (jaw) surgery.


Dr Sally Walker

 I undertook my undergraduate training in Newcastle and my orthodontic specialty training in Newcastle and Middlesbrough. Following inclusion on the specialist list in orthodontics, I completed my post-CCST training in Sheffield and Mexborough. I was appointed as Consultant Orthodontist at the Cumberland Infirmary in Carlisle in 2010, and since then have developed a strong interest in teaching and training. I am responsible for teaching orthodontics to undergraduate dental students at UCLan Dental School and also teach postgraduate trainees in orthodontics at all levels. I am involved in organising and delivering courses to local dental practitioners. In 2013 I obtained a Masters degree in Clinical Education from 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.


Mr Andrew Pearson

 Specialist Practitioner in Witney, Oxfordshire, LDC, LOC member and examiner at RCS Eng for orthodontic therapists and for DipOrth.  Interested in the evidence base for orthodontics and simplified treatment mechanics.  Loves hill walking, karate, film and books amongst other things.        



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.

Mr Andrew Pearson

Mr Andrew Pearson

Mr Andrew Pearson