- Position: Senior Lecturer (Consultant) in Oral Medicine
- Areas of expertise: Oral Medicine; Amelogenesis Imperfecta; Genetics; Managed Clinical Networks; Specialty Training; Medical Emergencies in the Dental Setting.
- Email: A.J.Mighell@leeds.ac.uk
- Phone: +44(0)113 343 5688
- Location: 6.102 Worsley Building
Primary research theme: Biomineralisation
Alan Mighell completed his Bachelor and Doctorate degrees at the University of Leeds prior to completing his specialty clinical training in oral medicine and appointment as Senior Lecturer and Honorary Consultant in oral medicine. He is a past President of the British Society for Oral Medicine and current Chair of the Specialty Advisory Committee for the Additional Dental Specialties.
Education and training responsibilities focus on oral medicine, clinical medical sciences in dentistry and medical emergencies to undergraduates and registered practitioners. The Medical Emergencies Simulation Suite was established in 2008 and links a blended learning approach to training and academic activity. External Examiner appointments have been held at several UK Universities and also overseas.
The genetic changes causing Amelogenesis Imperfecta – the failure of enamel formation – is the main research focus with funding by the Wellcome Trust (2008-) and doctoral research students. The multi-disciplinary research team has collaborated with UK and overseas partners to contribute to the understanding of biomineralisation through its discoveries.
Alan Mighell has spoken at national and international conferences on education and research topics and referees manuscripts for international peer-reviewed journals and examines research degrees.
Oral Medicine Research Area Genetic: causes of Amelogenesis Imperfecta
Wellcome Trust (Co-I ) 2011-14 Understanding mammalian biomineralisation in health and disease via a molecular dissection of the mechanisms underpinning amelogenesis imperfecta £249k
Wellcome Trust (PI) 2008-11 Genetic dissection of biomineralisation defects and links with retinal degeneration £192k
Current Postgraduate Research Degree Supervision
Pechlivani N (PhD) Protective effect of salivary proteins against acid demineralisation of enamel
Undergraduate and postgraduate students plus members of the dental team registered with the General Dental Council in:
Clinical Medical Sciences in Dentistry
Medical Emergencies (including simulation training)
PhD supervisor for BSDR Poster Prize winner 2009
Immediate Past-President 2013-14, President 2011-13 and Honorary Secretary 2007-10 for British Society for Oral Medicine
Chair 2013-15 and Oral Medicine Subgroup Chair 2011-13 for Speciality Advisory Committee for the Additional Dental Specialities, Royal College of Surgeons of England
Member of Clinical Skills Executive (Yorkshire and Humber) 2008-present
- Dean of the School of Dentistry
- BSc BChD MBChB
- FDSRCS(Oral Medicine)
- British Dental Association
- British Medical Association
- British Society for Oral Medicine
- European Association for Oral Medicine
Research groups and institutes