The Dental Academy at Portsmouth University provides high quality dental care to patients in the region and is a state of the art training facility developed in a partnership between the University, King’s College London Dental Institute and the National Health Service.  Research at the Dental Academy contributes to evidence-based health care for patients and the wider community and to high quality education of the dental team.

On Thursday 22nd February Prof Gordon Blunn, Director of the University’s Health and Wellbeing Theme, will be hosting a focused workshop designed to widen research in the fields of dentistry and oral health across the University of Portsmouth, building on the on-going patient led research. To book your place and find out more information see the details on Eventbrite.

The workshop will start with a series of short presentations by researchers across the campus whose on-going research is already aligned to the Dental Academy or where there is potential to collaborate and grow research. Following this there will be break out sessions. The breakout teams will then come together to discuss further collaborative research. The session will finish with a drinks reception (17:00-18:00) and participants with promising ideas will be encouraged to apply for funding from the theme to develop grant proposals. Over the six months following the workshop there will by a series of informal surgeries where staff developing proposal will be able to meet further to develop their research ideas.