Clinical Research Office. A partnership between Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and the University of Sheffield

The Lay Advisory Panel for Oral & Dental Research

The patient and public involvement panel is based within the Academic Directorate of Oral and Dental, which is sited at the Charles Clifford Dental School. The Directorate is interested in finding out more about diseases of the head and neck region and how best to treat patients.

The key research areas that the panel discuss are:

  • Head and Neck Cancer 
  • Bacteria of the mouth
  • Tissue Engineering
  • Oral Neuroscience
  • Dental Public Health
What is the purpose of the Lay Advisory Panel?

The main purpose of the Lay Advisory Panel is to ensure that research carried out within the Directorate is patient-focused.

Who can become a member of the Panel?

Members of the panel can be former or current patients who have:

  • Had a noteworthy course of dental treatment
  • Had specific dental problems that have required hospital-based care
  • An interest in establishing patient benefit from our key research areas
  • Been involved in clinical trials or dental research studies

Panel members may also be carers or relatives of patients with any of the above conditions

Want to find out more?

If the panel sounds like something that you are interested in, you can find out more information in the document below, or you can contact Emma Bird at

 Oral & Dental Patient Panel Information Sheet

 Oral & Dental Patient Panel Poster