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Prof.Colin Alexander Murray Professor in Restorative Dentistry Academic RankProfessor

Specialization:

  • Restorative dentistry

Research Interests:

  • Epidemiology, Oral Immunology, Restorative Dentistry, Patient related care

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• FDS RCPSG- Fellowship in Dental Surgery, Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow (2007) • CCST- Higher Specialist Clinical Training in Restorative Dentistry, UK (2006) • PhD- Doctorate of Philosophy, University of Glasgow, Faculty of Medicine (2006) • ISFE- Intercollegiate Specialty Fellowship in Restorative Dentistry, UK (2006) • FDS(Rest Dent) RCS(Edin)- Fellowship in Dental Surgery, The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh (2006) • Graduate Certificate in Learning & Teaching in Higher Education, University of Glasgow (2000) • FDS RCS(Edin)- Fellowship in Dental Surgery, The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh (1997) • Part 1, Diploma in General Dental Practice (UK) • BDS- Bachelor of Dental Surgery, University of Edinburgh (1991)
2017 to date Professor in Restorative Dentistry- University of Sharjah, Sharjah, UAE • Head of Restorative Dentistry Discipline • Graduate Program Director- MDS, Restorative Dentistry 2014-2017 Professor in Restorative Dentistry, European University College, Dubai, UAE • Associate Dean for Academic Affairs & Staff Development • Chair of Restorative Dentistry Department • Programme Director of Endodontic MSc 3yr Advanced Clinical Specialist Programme • Programme Director of Restorative- Prosthodontics MSc 3 year Advanced Clinical Specialist Programme • Programme Director of Advanced Education in General Dentistry Diploma 2012 – 2014 Professor in Restorative Dentistry, Dubai School (College) of Dental Medicine, Dubai, UAE • Chair of Restorative Dentistry Department • Programme Director of Endodontic MSc 3 year Advanced Clinical Specialist Programme • Programme Director of Prosthodontics MSc 3 year Advanced Clinical Specialist Programme 2009- 2012 Professor (Full Professor)/ Honorary Consultant in Restorative Dentistry, University of Glasgow Dental School & Hospital, UK • Head of Clinical Dentistry Section • Departmental Chair of Restorative Dentistry • Education Lead, Restorative Dentistry • Clinical Director for Endodontics 2006 – 2009 Clinical Senior Lecturer/ Honorary Consultant in Restorative Dentistry, University of Glasgow Dental School & Hospital, UK 1998 – 2006 Clinical Lecturer / Honorary Specialist Registrar in Restorative Dentistry, University of Glasgow Dental School & Hospital, Glasgow, UK 1991- 1998 Surgeon Lieutenant Commander (D), Royal Navy, UK
• International Adviser to UAE for the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow • Final Clinical/Oral Examination of the Saudi Board- Restorative, Riyadh, KSA • Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh Specialty Membership Examiner • Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh MFDS Course Lecturer • Royal College of Physician & Surgeons of Glasgow MFDS Course lecturer • Commonwealth Scholarship Commission Academic Advisory Panel
• Association of Consultants and Specialists in Restorative Dentistry • British Endodontic Society • British Society of Periodontology • British Society of Restorative Dentistry • British Society for the Study of Prosthetic Dentistry • European Prosthodontic Association • European Endodontic Society • General Dental Council • International Association of Dental Research • Oral Microbiology and Immunology Group, BSODR, IADR • Scottish Society for Experimental Medicine • The Glasgow Odontological Society • The Royal Odonto-Chirurgical Society of Scotland • The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow • The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh
Peer Assisted Learning: a study of student mentoring within a syndicate group learning environment. D Cameron, CA Murray, R McKerlie, DJ Jagger. University of Glasgow Chancellor's Fund 2011- 2013 £3,000. Bacteria in diseased aortic tissue of subjects with and without rheumatic disease. MP Riggio & CA Murray. MRC Scholarship 2009-2012 £60, 000. Immunomodulatory effects of Tygacil and its antimicrobial effects against Gram negative CF pathogens. G Ramage. CA Murray & C Williams. Wyeth, 2008-2010 £38, 000. Development of a biologically relevant gingivitis model system. G Ramage, CA Murray & S Culshaw. GlaxoSmithKline, 2008-2011: £142, 986. Treatment and prevention of Candida albicans biofilms in denture stomatitis. A Jose, G Ramage, CA Murray & F McCord. British Society for the Study of Prosthetic Dentistry, 2008-2009: £1,000. Fungal and bacterial interactions within the cystic fibrosis lung. Yorkhill NHS Trust and Pfizer - PhD studentship G Ramage, CA Murray, C Williams & B Jones, 2007 – 2010: £50,500. Investigation into the contribution of IL-17A versus TNF in chronic inflammation by blockade with an anti-human IL-17A antibody or in combination with a TNF inhibitor, Enbrel or Humira. Immunohistochemical expression analysis of IL-17A and key associated molecules in skin biopsies from subjects with psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis. CA. Murray & IB McInnes. Astra Zeneca/ Cambridge Antibodies Technology, 2007-2008: £138, 000. Does photoactivated disinfection (PAD) improve clinical outcomes of root canal re-treatment in vivo and is it effective upon in vitro root canal biofilms? CA Murray, J Whitters, G Ramage & M Riggio. European Society of Endodontology- Annual Research Prize, 2006-2007: 10, 000 Euro. Investigation of ligands of Toll-like receptors in atherosclerotic tissue. C Murray, C Erridge & M Riggio. Synergy Pump Priming Competition, 2006-2007: £4, 000. Does Interleukin 18 (IL-18) contribute towards the perpetuation of periradicular periodontitis? CA. Murray & IB McInnes. Oral & Dental Research Trust, 2001-2002: £2, 000. A potential role for Interleukin 18 (IL-18) in the perpetuation of periradicular periodontitis. CA Murray & IB McInnes. BDA Research Foundation Shirley Glasstone Hughes Memorial Prize Fund, 2001-2003: £9, 800. A potential role for Interleukin 18 (IL-18) in the perpetuation of periradicular periodontitis. CA Murray. Edinburgh Dental Alumni Annual Research and Travel Award, 2001: £1000.
Longevity of Fiber-Reinforced Composite Fixed Partial Dentures (FRC FPD) - Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. Ahmed K, Li K.Y. & Murray C A. Journal of Dentistry 2017:61:1-11. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jdent.2016.08.007 Clinical monitoring of tooth wear progression in patients over a period of one year using CAD/CAM Ahmed K, Whitters JC, Xiangyang J, Pearce GS, MacLeod C & Murray CA. International Journal of Prosthodontics 2017;30:153-155. doi: 10.11607/ijp.4990 A Proposed Methodology to Assess the Accuracy of 3D Scanners and Casts and Monitor Tooth Wear Progression in Patients. Ahmed K, Whitters J, Ju X, Pierce SG, MacLeod CN, Murray CA. International Journal of Prosthodontics 2016;29:514–521. doi: 10.11607/ijp.4685 Resin retained bridgework to replace missing teeth- A review and case report Kerassa R & Murray CA. EUC Journal 2015; 2. A prospective survey of secondary care tooth wear referrals: demographics, reasons for concern and referral outcomes. Ahmed K, Murray CA & Whitters JC. British Dental Journal (2014) 216, E9. DOI: 10.1038/sj.bdj.2014.159 Bacteria in the adventitia of cardiovascular disease patients with and without rheumatoid arthritis. Curran SA, Hollan I, Erridge C, Lappin DF, Murray CA, Sturfelt G, Mikkelsen K, Førre OT, Almdahl SM, Fagerhol MK, Goodyear CS, Riggio MP PLOS (2014) 9(5): e98627. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0098627. Investigating the biological properties of carbohydrate derived fulvic acid (CHD-FA) as a potential novel therapy for the management of oral biofilm infections. Sherry L, Millhouse E, Lappin DF, Murray CA, Culshaw S, Nile CJ & Ramage G. BMC Oral Health (2013) 13:47. Availability of manufacturers' information on efficacy and compatibility of detergents used for cleaning dental instruments. Calvert G, Murray CA, Hurrell D, Smith AJ British Dental Journal 212, E16 (2012) Published online doi:10.1038/sj.bdj.2012.419 Carbohydrate Derived Fulvic Acid: An in vitro Investigation of a Novel Membrane Active Antiseptic Agent Against Candida albicans Biofilms. Sherry L, Jose A, Murray CA, Williams C, Jones B, Millington O, Bagg J, & Ramage G. Frontiers in Microbiology (2012) 3: 116. A comparative in vitro study of two denture cleaning techniques as an effective strategy for inhibiting Candida albicans biofilms on denture surfaces and reducing inflammation. Ramage G, Zalewska A Cameron DA, Sherry L, Murray CA Finnegan MB, Loewy ZG, Jagger DC. Journal of Prosthodontics 2012 21(7):516-22. doi: 10.1111/j.1532-849X.2012.00865.x. Epub 2012 Commercial mouthwashes are more efficient than azole antifungals against Candida albicans biofilms in vitro. Ramage G, Jose A, Coco B, Rajendran R, Rautemaa R, Murray CA, Lappin DF, Bagg J. Oral Surgery Oral Pathology Oral Medicine Oral Radiology and Endodontics: (2011) 111; 456-60. Carbohydrate Derived Fulvic Acid (CHD-FA) is a novel antifungal product. Sherry L, Murray CA & Ramage G. Journal of Infection (2011) 63: E99-E99 Impact of retained separated endodontic instruments during root canal treatment on clinical outcomes remains uncertain. Murad M, Murray CA. Journal of Evidence-Based Dental Practice (2011) 11;87-88. Reducing the Incidence of denture stomatitis: are denture cleansers sufficient? Jose A, Coco B, Milligan S, Young B, Lappin D, Bagg J, Murray CA & Ramage G. Journal of Prosthodontics (2010) 19: 252-257. Efflux pumps may play a role in tigecycline resistance in the Burkholderia species. Rajendran R, Quinn R, McCulloch E, Murray C, Williams C and Ramage International Journal of Antimicrobial Agents. (2010) 36; 151-154. Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Eds L Andersson, KE Kahnberg & Pogrel MA: Endodontic Surgery, 2010, Blackwell Munksgard, Oxford. Bone response to dental implant materials Ed A Piattelli, Implant primary stability and occlusion, 2016, Elsevier. ISBN: 978-0-08-100287-2
Over 30 research projects supervised including Masters, PhD and Doctorate in Education research projects.
University of Glasgow Dental School- nomination for UK Dental Teacher of the Year, 2008 University of Glasgow Dental School- nomination for UK Dental Teacher of the Year, 2007 University of Glasgow, Faculty of Medicine- Bellahouston Medal for most outstanding Faculty of Medicine PhD Thesis submitted by a clinician – 2006 British Society of Dental Research Bursary Award, Lancaster, BSDR Conference - 2000 Oral and Dental Research Trust Award- 2000 British Society of Dental Research Bursary Award, University of Belfast, BSDR – 2001 British Society of Dental Research Bursary Award, University of Cardiff, Pan European Federation of Oral Science - 2002 Awarded prize for most outstanding oral presentation; Armed Forces Annual Dental Conference - 1997
CDM Curriculum Committee CDM Student Advisory Committee College & Dental Hospital Purchasing Committee Graduate Studies Committee Head of Restorative Dentistry Discipline CDM College Council Member
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