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Leading medicine and dentistry academics from the University of Plymouth awarded National Teaching Fellowships

Two of the University of Plymouth’s leading medicine and dentistry academics have been awarded National Teaching Fellowships (NTFs) by Advance HE.

Professor Kamran Ali and Dr Richard Ayres have been recognised for their provision of outstanding education and experiences for their students.

Their awards take the total NTFs awarded to the University to 25, emphasising its commitment to delivering high quality teaching, learning and outcomes across its undergraduate and postgraduate programmes.

Professor Ali, Professor of Dental Education and Consultant in Oral Surgery, joined the University in 2009 and this accolade rewards his long-standing work on preparedness for practice at regional, national and international levels.

He is currently Clinical Lead in Oral Surgery, and the Academic Lead in Progress Testing for the BDS Dental Surgery and BSc (Hons) Dental Therapy and Hygiene programmes.

He was awarded the 40th Anniversary Scholarship by the Association for Dental Education in Europe, in recognition of his PhD research, and is an education associate and external examiner for the General Dental Council as well as being a regional adviser for the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons Glasgow.

Professor Ali was made a Principal Fellow of the HEA in 2018 in recognition of his strategic leadership in academic practice and academic development as a key contribution to high quality student learning. He also received the Excellence in Dental Education – Mature Educator Award from the Association for Dental Education in Europe in 2017. 

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