People

This project is part of an NIHR fellowship for Andrew Geddis-Regan. The other staff listed are all academic supervisors who are supporting the study.

Andrew Geddis-Regan

  • NIHR Doctoral Research Fellow
  • Email:
  • Telephone: +44 191 208 8188
  • Andrew is leading this study as part of a Doctoral Research Fellowship funded by NIHR, and is a Specialist in Special Care Dentistry.

Professor Catherine Exley

  • Dean of Population Health Sciences Institute
  • Email:
  • Telephone: +44 (0) 191 2088851
  • Professor Exley is the lead academic supervisor for this study and a Qualitative Research Methodologist

Dr Clare Abley

  • Nurse Consultant Vulnerable Older Adults & Honorary Clinical Senior Lecturer
  • Email:
  • Telephone: +44 191 208 3802
  • Dr Abley is one of the academic supervisors for this research study and has expertise on working with vulnerable groups in clinical and research roles.

Professor Justin Durham

  • Head, School of Dental Sciences. Professor of Orofacial Pain & Hon. Consultant Oral Surgeon.
  • Email:
  • Professor Durham is one of the academic supervisors for this research project and has expertise in Orofacial pain and pain experiences

Dr Rebecca Wassall

  • Clinical Lecturer in Special Care Dentistry
  • Email:
  • Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 7471
  • Dr Wassall is an academic supervisor for the study and a Special Care Dentist working in hospital and community services.

Professor Richard Thomson

  • Professor of Epidemiology and Public Health
  • Email:
  • Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 8760
  • Professor Thomson is an academic supervisor for the study with expertise in healthcare decision making and co-production methods