The Scientific Advisors
Oxtex is supported by a Scientific Advisory Board of internationally recognised academics and clinicians.
Tim grew up and trained in and around London, at St Thomas's Hospital Medical School, and later Mount Vernon Hospital, UCH, Queen Mary's Roehampton, with a prolonged spell in rural Tanzania as a general surgeon in early 1980s. Appointed to Oxford in 1991, he has since developed major interests in the management of children with cleft lip and palate, psychosocial management of disfigurement and dysmorphophobic disorders, and the evaluation of patient reported outcomes in reconstructive surgery. He has held a major grant to investigate outcome measures, as well as co-supervising several higher degree submissions. Current research includes joint PI with Professors Murray and Stein in a Barclay Trust award supported investigation of the use of early psychological interventions in families with cleft children. He was elected President of the British Association of Plastic Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgeons for 2011. Other roles he held included Intercollegiate Examination Board English representative (2009-10), Specialist Advisory Committee in Plastic Surgery, Trustee of Healing Foundation, and National representative on Council and Cases Committee of the Medical Defence Union. He is author of over 60 scientific paper and six chapters, and senior surgeon of the Oxford Department of Plastic Surgery for 17 years.
Zamri Radzi FFDRCSI is an academic staff member and a Consultant at the Faculty of Dentistry, University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, where he was the Coordinator of the University of Malaya Combined Cleft Palate Clinic. His research interests are in the development of dental polymers, and automated rapid maxillary expanders and temporary tooth assembly. He has won gold medals at International research expositions in Geneva, Brussels and Pittsburgh. In 2005, he was awarded the ‘Most Excellent Scientist Award’ by the Ministry of Higher Education, Malaysia; and, in 2009, he was selected as ‘University of Malaya Research Personality - Icon’. Working closely with Oxtex Zamri and his team are developing a completely new and much improved surgical procedure for the treatment of cross bite.
David G. Bucknall is currently a Professor in the School of Materials Science and Engineering and a member of the Center for Organic Photonics and Electronics (COPE) at Georgia Institute of Technology. Before joining Georgia Tech he held faculty positions at the University of Oxford (1999-2004) and the UK national ISIS Neutron Facility at the Rutherford Appleton Laboratory (1992-1999) and was a postdoctoral fellow at the Max-Planck Institute for Polymer Research (MPI-P) in Mainz (1991-1992). David Bucknall's research has covered aspects of polymer interfaces and surfaces, functionalized polymers, stimuli-responsive polymers, polymer molecular architecture under deformation, self-assembling structures, advanced x-ray and neutron scattering and reflectivity, thin films, polymer soft lithography and nanopatterning, diffusion processes, and industrial inkjet (digital) printing. His current research includes organic building blocks for possible quantum computer architectures, polymer-fullerene systems for highly efficient solar cells, and hydrogel structures for maxillofacial reconstructive surgery. He has published more than 110 papers in refereed journals, nine book chapters and is sole editor of the book “Nanolithography and patterning techniques in microelectronics”. David Bucknall holds a BSC (Hons) in Chemistry from the University of Nottingham and a PhD and DIC from Imperial College in Polymer Science.
Kevin Guze received his DMD at the University of British Columbia and completed his General Practice Residency in Dentistry at Vancouver General Hospital. He then went to Harvard, where he earned a DMSc in Oral Biology and completed a post-doctoral fellowship in periodontics. His practice includes all aspects of periodontic surgery, including implants. Kevin Guze serves on the faculty of Harvard School of Dental Medicine where he was awarded the Goldhaber Research Prize in 2009. He is active in translational research bringing innovations from the laboratory to clinical practice. His clinical interests are in the fields of periodontics and implants and he holds membership in the following associations: American Association of Dental Research; International Association of Dental Research; American Dental Association; American Academy of Periodontology; and American Academy of Implant Dentistry.
Professor Debra Archer (BVMS, PhD, CertES (Soft Tissue), Dip.ECVS, FHEA, MRCVS) was appointed as Professor of Equine Surgery at the Philip Leverhulme Equine Hospital, University of Liverpool in 2013; prior to this she had been Senior Lecturer in Equine Soft Tissue Surgery since 2006. Debbie has a wide range of clinical interests including all aspects of equine soft tissue surgery, including laser surgery, and equine trauma/emergency care. Debbie’s research interests include equine clinical epidemiology, laminitis, microbiota work, wound healing, parasitology, vector borne diseases and socioepidemiology. She acted as lead for the Veterinary Clinic Team at the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games. She has recently completed a textbook on equine emergencies and is a regular contributor to veterinary articles in the equine press.
Guillaume Chanoit is a scientific advisor to Oxtex and is the Principal investigator for the international small animal trials. He graduated from the Veterinary School of Toulouse (France) with a doctorate thesis (DEDV) in 1998. Guillaume completed a period of postgraduate training, including an internship and surgical residency (specialty training) in 2003 at the Veterinary School of Lyon (France). He also gained a Master of Sciences in Microsurgery in 2000. Before moving to Bristol in 2011, where he currently is Senior Lecturer in Small Animal Surgery, he has held academic positions in France at the Veterinary School of Lyon (2003-2005) and in the USA at North Carolina State University (2005-2010). He is currently a member of the examination committee of the European College of Veterinary Surgeons and he also on the Editorial Board of the Journal of Small Animal Practice. He lectures on various aspects of Veterinary Surgery across Europe and in the USA.
Professor Thomas Dietrich studied Dentistry and Medicine at Charité, Humboldt University in Berlin. He trained as an Oral Surgeon and worked with the Departments of Periodontology and Oral Surgery at Charité Berlin.
In 2001 he was awarded a scholarship by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) to study quantitative methods at the Harvard School of Public Health, where he graduated with an MPH in 2002.
In 2003 he joined the Department of Health Policy and Health Services Research and Department of Periodontology at Boston University Goldman School of Dental Medicine as Assistant and later as Associate Professor, where he pursued his interest in oral epidemiology and clinical outcomes research.
He was appointed Professor of Oral Surgery at the University of Birmingham in 2007.