Dr Alasdair Miller, former Postgraduate Dental Dean
Alasdair was general dental practitioner in Taunton for 30 years. He has been a Clinical Assistant in Oral Surgery, a VT Advisor (Programme Director), Dental Postgraduate Dean, Programme Director of Bristol University's BUOLD diploma programme and a tutor on the business skills and leadership units.
In 2014/5 he was elected the National President of the BDA. He has been a non-executive director of health authorities and various companies. He is a non-executive director of the Lloyd & Whyte Group, the multi award winning, leading insurance brokers to healthcare professionals.
He was a Council member of the MDU, QA inspector for the GDC and External Examiner for NEBDN. He is an associate with Synergy Global consulting. This experience has lead him to develop a passion for encouraging success in others via executive coaching.
Dr Janine Brooks MBE
D.Med Eth, MSc, FFGDP(UK), MCDH, DDPHRCS, FAcadMed, BDS
After qualifying from Birmingham Dental School in the early 80′s, Janine spent her whole clinical career in Community Dentistry, the last 17 years as a Clinical Director working in Herefordshire and South Warwickshire.
Currently Janine is an educational associate for the General Dental Council; a coach for the Professional Support Unit, Health Education England, Thames Valley; an expert witness, lead clinical tutor for the Law and Ethics module for University of Bristol BUOLD programme; Trustee of the Dentists Health Support Trust and a Fellow for the Society of British Dental Nurses.
Janine launched my own coaching and training consultancy, Dentalia, in July 2011, providing coaching to dental professionals and a broad range of education and training topics to include reflective practice, ethical practice, professionalism, leadership skills, note keeping, consent, CV and interview skills, under performance and communication skills. Janine is a founding partner of the Dental Coaching Academy which offers Level 7 post graduate qualifications (PG Cert and PG Award) in Coaching and Mentoring. In December 2016 Janine launched Dental Mentors UK with a colleague. This is an on-line resource to promote mentoring within the dental profession. She also facilitates Apollonia, a networking group for women dental professionals.
Janine currently privately coaches/mentor a number of dentists (and some doctors) in personal development, leadership, career development and remediation and specialises in coaching dentists experiencing difficulties, particularly those who have been referred to the GDC.
She writes extensively and has published two books (How to develop your career in dentistry and How to Survive Performance Difficulties in Dentistry), plus a number of articles and papers over the years. A third book will be published in 2019.
BSc BDS BA MSc MPH
Associate Editor BDJ Portfolio
Jonathan was in the first cohort of dental students going through national recruitment to Dental Foundation training in 2012. He then completed various dental core training posts, including those with national selection processes, before completing an NIHR Academic Clinical Fellowship/Specialty Registrar training in Dental Public Health.
He is now a Consultant in Public Health and also works as Associate Editor for the BDJ Portfolio.