Paula Lancaster


Miss Paula Lancaster BChD, DGDP RCS (Eng), MDentSci, MFDS RCS (Ed), FHEA. Primary research theme: Clinical and Applied. Paula Lancaster gained a Degree of Dental Surgery from the University of Leeds in 1989 and a Diploma of General Dental Practice was obtained from the Royal College of Surgeons of England in 1996.

In 2009 she was awarded a Degree of Master of Dental Science with distinction and achieved a Diploma of Membership of the Faculty of Dental Surgery from the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh in 2011. She was also awarded a Postgraduate Certificate in Learning and Teaching in Higher Education and a Postgraduate Certificate with Merit in Health Research in 2012. Currently, she is studying for a PhD in infra-red dental imaging at the University of Leeds School of Dentistry. After completing vocational training in 1990, she became Principal of her own general dental practice in 1992, where she was also a Vocational Trainer. Following 18 years of general dental practice she joined academia as a Clinical Teaching Fellow at the University of Leeds School of Dentistry in 2008 and spent a year at Charles Clifford Dental Hospital, Sheffield University as a Clinical Teacher in 2009.

Paula Lancaster returned to the University of Leeds School of Dentistry in 2010, where she currently holds the position of Clinical Lecturer in restorative dentistry. Her teaching responsibilities have included leading and developing undergraduate academic modules, which includes the introduction of an in-house undergraduate research e-journal for second year students and has experience of teaching undergraduate and postgraduate level students. She has also presented at national and international conferences having received a Travel Bursary from  BDMFR Society and an Early Career Research Award from Enamel 9, as well as the Prize for Best Post-graduate Research Presentation for 2015, School of Dentistry Post-graduate Research Day.  

Research Area

Restorative Dentistry

Alternative imaging in Dentistry

Teaching Areas

Mainly Restorative Dentistry, including: crowns, multi-rooted endodontics, restoration of the root-filled tooth, replacement of the missing teeth with fixed and removable prosthesis and an introduction to occlusal aspects of Restorative Dentistry.

Prizes Awards

Travel bursary awarded from BSDMFR Society 2012

Early Career Research Award _ Enamel 9 2016 


  • Associate Director for Student Education (Assessment)


  • BChD, DGDP RCS (Eng), MDentSci, MFDS RCS (Ed), FHEA

Professional memberships


Student education

I teach Undergraduate Students on restoartive patient clinics and have in the past taught all clinical laboratory modules of the Dental Surgery Programmes. I have been the Academic Officer, Mitgation Officier and Assessment Lead for the School of Dentistry and currently hold the role of Associate Director of Student Education (Assessment) and have responsiblity for the process of assessment within the School of Dentistry.