David A. Mitchell
MBBS, BDS, FDSRCPS, FRCS(Ed), FRCS(Eng), FRCS(Maxfac)
Consulting Oral & Maxillofacial and Head & Neck Surgeon.
Former Editor, British Journal of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery.
Writer and teacher specialising in oro-facial cancer and reconstructive surgery, human factors and education with a lifelong interest in empowering others.
Dipl.-Chem., Dr. rer. nat., Dr. rer. nat. habil.
Former Senior Lecturer; University of York, York Cross-disciplinary Centre for Systems Analysis (YCCSA), Honorary Fellow University of York.
Specialising in nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) methods and unconventional computation; interests in the physics of food and student welfare with a lifelong interest in empowering others.
Former student in the Department of Electronic Engineering at the University of York.
Expert in web design & development with a special interest in accessibility and ease-of-use.
Dr Sarah Allen
MSc PhD CPsychol
Lecturer, Psychology Department, Teeside University
A mental health researcher with a keen interest in the overlap between mental and physical health, and an enthusiasm for multidisciplinary collaborations.
DipHE Dental Hygiene & Dental Therapy; AdvDip Nursing (Mental Health)
Currently working in Restorative Dentistry & Community Dental Services, supporting Head and Neck Cancer Patients and vulnerable groups.
A keen interest in multidisciplinary team working and holistic healthcare.
Reader of oral biology at Kings College London where he has been researching saliva and salivary glands for twenty years since his PhD on changes in saliva with Sjögren’s syndrome. His research focuses more on taste and its dysfunction with age but still all studies have relevance to dry mouth patients.
CEB Cert in Dental Hygiene
Currently working in private dental practice
Active member of BSDHT having served on both Full Council and the Executive Team, also as Honorary Treasurer for the Eastern Region.
Lifelong interest in communication within the dental practice.
Dr Heather Gorton
Leeds Teaching Hospitals Trust
Specialising in anaesthesia for maxillofacial and oral surgery.
Local lead for difficult airways.
MHSc, BSc (Hons), NMP (Masters), PGDip (PST), Dip (Sex addiction) DN, RGN, INLPTA Practitioner.
Worked in oncology and cancer services as a nurse for over 20 years, 13 of those years as a specialist Head and Neck Cancer Nurse.
Qualified and practising Psycho Sexual Therapist (PST), having worked privately and with British Health Service (NHS) cancer patients; passionate about improving the lives of people with head and neck cancer.
MSc, MRes, PhD
Lecturer, University of York, Department of Computer Science
Specialising in Human-Computer Interaction, with particular interests in technology and wellbeing, as well as using games for applied purposes such as education.
Aneurin J Kennerley
Lecturer, University of York, Department of Chemistry and CHyM (Centre for Hyperpolarisation in Magnetic Resonance)
Specialising in (medical) magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) methods and optical light transport; interests in the biophysics of the brain and in promoting public engagement with sciences.
Experience in musculoskeletal, cardio-respiratory, neurological and community rehabilitation; experience in oncological post-surgical rehabilitation since 2013.
Employed by Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS Foundation Trust, currently primarily treating oncology patients.
Priv.-Doz., Dr. med., Dr. med. dent., MBA, FEBOMFS
Senior Consultant Oral & Maxillofacial and Facial Plastic Surgery
Deputy Head and Managing Senior Consultant in the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery; University Hospital RWTH Aachen; Germany
Senior Lecturer with main research topics Computer-assisted and Robotic Craniofacial Surgery, Microvascular Head & Neck Reconstruction and Regenerative Oro-facial Medicine
Dr. Bethany Rushworth
MChD/BChD (distinction), BSc, MFDS RCPS(Glas)
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Dental Core Trainee
Passion for education and teaching, set up an international student study club. Particular interest in prosthodontics and restorative dentistry.
Dr Daniel West
MA, MB BChir, MSc
Clinical Radiology trainee
Doctor in training interested in cross-disciplinary research, particularly combining the physical sciences and biology to advance medical technologies, and progressing communication in healthcare to improve patient experience.
Further contributions by:
- Paige Boxhall, York
Content for 'Infection', 'Inflammation', 'Bleeding'
- Rachel Brown, Cambridge
Graphics, editing cooking videos
- Alex Bytheway, York
Graphics, footage and editing 'Anatomy' videos
- Sarah Christmas, York
- Charlotte Crompton, Jack Dickenson-Fogg, Kate
Murphy, Hannah Parrott; York
Content for ‘Drug delivery’
- Hannah Field, York
Content for 'Pain', 'Biopsies', 'Miscellaneous medications'
- Caroline Holroyd, York
Content for 'X-ray'
- Rebecca Jewitt, York
Content for 'Medical imaging methods'
- Joseph Lloyd, York
Graphics, content for ‘Recreational drugs’ and ‘Chemotherapy – Chemical Principles’
- Zenely Martin Rios, York
Footage and editing for physiotherapy and oral hygiene videos
- Alex Milward, York
Content for 'Integrins', 'Stem cells', 'Dysplasia', 'Bleeding', 'Infection'
- Marcus Roye, York
Content for 'Extreme temperatures' and 'Robotic surgery'
- Guy Schofield, York
Footage for cooking videos
- Samantha Towers, York
Content for 'Immunotherapies'
Maxfacts.uk acknowledges support by:
- the British Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons Endowments Committee
- summer student bursaries by York Cross-Disciplinary Centre for Systems Analysis (YCCSA), University of York; 2016, 2017, 2019
- the Centre for Chronic Diseases & Disorders, University of York
- the Centre for
Future Health, University of York