Matthew Byrne, PhD, BChD, BA, PGCert, MFDS

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I am an NIHR Clinical Lecturer in Prosthodontics and Honorary Speciality Registrar in Prosthodontics at the University Dental Hospital of Manchester. My research explores the definition and measurement of quality in primary dental care. My interests include the use of routinely available data and health informatics in quality measurement of general dental practitioners.


I completed my undergraduate dental training at the University of Leeds, where I also completed an intercalated degree in Biomedical Ethics (Healthcare Ethics). 
Following Dental Foundation Training in Leeds, I undertook a 12-month Dental Core Training role in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery with Health Education England in the North West. During this time, I completed the Membership of the Faculty of Dental Surgery examinations (RCSP Glasgow)
From 2016-2020 I completed an Academic Clinical Fellowship in Primary Dental Care, during which I undertook my PhD titled 'Defining and Measuring Quality in Primary Dental Care', supervised by Martin Tickle, Anne-Marie Glenny and Lucy O'Malley. I also completed a Postgraduate Certificate in Teaching and Learning in the Clinical Context through Edge Hill University.
In March 2021, I started an NIHR Clinical Lecturer in Prosthodontics position at the University of Manchester.

Memberships of committees and professional bodies

Member of the International Association of Dental Research

Member of the British Society of Prosthodontics

Member of the Society for the Advancement of Anaesthesia in Dentistry

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

Education/Academic qualification

Bachelor of Dental Surgery, BChD Bachelor of Dental Surgery, University of Leeds

1 Sept 20084 Jul 2014

Award Date: 4 Jul 2014

Bachelor of Arts, BA Biomedical Ethics (Healthcare Ethics), University of Leeds

1 Sept 20111 Jul 2012

Award Date: 21 Nov 2012

External positions

Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust

21 Mar 202121 Mar 2025

Areas of expertise

  • RK Dentistry
  • Primary Care
  • Quality Improvement
  • Prosthodontics


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