Personal profile


Director of the Advanced Restorative Dentistry MSc and Diploma courses

Was a founding Director of Manchester Imaging Ltd., a University spin-out company.


Associate Editor of the "Journal of Prosthodontics" 

2011 recipient of the IADR Distinguished Scientist Award (Research in Prosthodontics and Implants Award).

Joint inventor of granted AI software patents in the US and EU.

Research interests

My research involves the development of software diagnostic tools. Our latest techniques involve using dental radiographs which are searched by computer programmes. Our tests show that the software is as accurate as a human expert.

Our osteoporosis detection system by dentists achieved international media interest in newspapers (eg Times), television (Northwest Tonight) and magazine articles (eg New Scientist) following publication of our recent article in the journal Bone (Devlin et al. Automated osteoporosis risk assessment by dentists: a new pathway to diagnosis. Bone 2007; 40:835-842). Our osteoporosis research team (Devlin, Horner, Graham and Allen) won the 6th Northwest Biomedical Award for bionow® “Healthcare project of the year”, 2007. The award was given by TrusTECH, an umbrella organization for the North West Biomedical Industry and the North West Development Agency.

My collaborations


I am heavily involved with student exams, student progression, patients' issues and curriculum.  


Memberships of committees and professional bodies

Fellow of The Higher Education Academy

Methodological knowledge

Statistical analysis.


PhD, MSc, BSc, BDS

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being

External positions

Director, Manchester Imaging Limited

Areas of expertise

  • RK Dentistry

Research Beacons, Institutes and Platforms

  • Manchester Institute for Collaborative Research on Ageing


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