F. J. Trevor Burke
DDS, BDS, MSc, MDS, FDS, MGDS RCS (Ed), FDS RCS (Eng), FFGDP (UK), FADM
Trevor Burke graduated at Queens University Belfast, and, following appointments in Belfast and Manchester, he worked in general dental practice from 1975 to 1996 in Manchester, also working 1.5 days per week in the Unit of Restorative Dentistry at the University of Manchester. His first Chair was in Glasgow in 1996, moving to become Professor of Primary Dental Care at the University of Birmingham and Hon. Consultant in Restorative Dentistry in 2000, becoming part-time in 2014, before retiring in October 2020.
Trevor is (co-)author of 370 papers published in peer-reviewed journals and three books. His principal research interests are in the translation of in vitro research on dental materials into the clinical situation. In this regard, he co-ordinates the work a practice-based research group (The PREP Panel, with 30 dentists UK-wide) who carry out clinical and "handling" evaluations of a variety of materials. He also is engaged in extensive work on survival of restorations, using a database of circa 13 million restorations at 16 years. Trevor has been awarded over 70 research grants.
As well as research, writing and medicolegal work, Trevor's main responsibility is as Editorial Director of the journal Dental Update. Until recently, and since 2002, he was Programme Director of a Masters course in Advanced General Dental Practice, a part time course designed to suit the busy lives of dental practitioners.