Scholarship & Grant Committee

The Scholarship and Grants Committee supervises and administers all scholarships, prizes and academic awards and all research grants offered by the Society. It is responsible for raising funds to support grants and awards.


Dr Stephen Chadwick


After graduation, Steve had his House Officer training at the Liverpool Dental Hospital.  He then moved to Withington and Chester to complete his  Senior House Officer training.In 1991 he became a Registrar in  Orthodontics in the Department of Child Dental Health at the  Newcastle Dental Hospital.

Subsequently he spent his  Senior Registrar years at Blackburn Royal Infirmary,  Burnley General Hospital and Manchester University Dental  Hospital completing his training in 1997.


In 1997 became a Consultant  Orthodontist at the hospitals where he spent his Senior  Registrar years moving to Countess of Chester in 1999. Steve continued his consultant post at the Manchester  University Dental Hospital. 


PG Representative

Dr Sean Masterson


Qualified from Sheffield in 1989 and have worked as a GDP in Derbyshire for the last twenty three years. I have served on the local dental committee and more recently as secretary of the local orthodontic MCN ,the practioner group of the BOS and the Grants and Scholarships committee of the BOS. I am married to Alicen and have four lively, energetic and exhausting children .

UTG Representative

Dr Norah Flannigan 

Senior Clinical Lecturer/Hon Consultant in Orthodontics
Liverpool University Dental Hospital

OSG Representative

Dr Catherine McCanny

  Catherine graduated from Dental School at Queen’s University Belfast in 1988. She commenced her specialist training in Orthodontics at Leeds Dental Institute in 1993. After this she teamed up with her partner, now husband, Joe, to build and develop St. Michael’s Dental Practice and St. Michael’s Orthodontics Ltd. which opened in 1998. She gained her specialist qualification in 1996 and is currently registered ( 63428) on the specialist list for Orthodontists at the General Dental Council

TGG Representative

 Ms Cara Miller

This committee supervises and administers all the scholarships, prizes, academic awards and research grants offered by the society. It is also responsible for raising funds to support the grants and awards. My role is to represent the views and ideas of the TGG to the S&G committee. I am also involved in helping to make any changes needed to the rules and regulations of existing prizes.

Post-CCST Specialty Registrar at Manchester Dental Hospital


COG Representative 

Dr Chris Barker 

   Chris is currently a part-time Consultant at Pinderfields Hospital, Wakefield and also works part-time in specialist orthodontic practice. Chris's main area of clinical interest is in treating severe orthodontic problems including patients with hypodontia, impacted teeth and those requiring orthognathic surgery. He is an examiner for the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh and Training Programme Director for Dental Core trainees at Pinderfields Hospital. Chris is currently representing COG on the Directorate of Clinical Practice committee.

Community Representative

 Arunika Gunasekera

   Qualified at the London Hospital Medical School 1987
 MSc and M’Orth at the Royal London 1993.
Current Post; Specialist Orthodontist in Community at Bart’s Health and Lecturer in Orthodontics at the Royal London
My main interests are treating Class III cases and orthodontics for Child and Adult patients with Special care needs. Current Positions held; Treasurer for the Community Group and member of the Scholarships and Grants Committee
Previous: Secretary for the Community Group, BDA representative

BOSF Representative

Dr Nicky Mandall

Nicky Mandall is consultant orthodontist and clinical lead of the orthodontic department at Tameside Hospital NHS Foundation Trust.  Her research interests include making a contribution to orthodontic clinical research through randomized controlled trials. She has been invited to speak about her scientific research at national and European conferences.  

Nicky is external examiner  for the Manchester Orthodontics therapist programme and is also an MOrth examiner.  She was the MSc supervisor for the winner of the Houston research award in 2010, was awarded best scientific paper in the Journal of Orthodontics in 2011 and 2012 and was presented  with the FEO award for the best scientific paper in Europe in 2011 and 2012.