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Dr Adam Hasan

Reader in Education and Statistics

Research interests

  • Dentistry

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Adam Hasan obtained his BDS from United Medical and Dental Schools of Guy's and St Thomas', University of London. He intercalated a BSc in the Anatomy Department enabling him to study developmental biology, connective tissues, fracture repair, and primatology. He completed his PhD in immunology at Guy’s Hospital in 1996 and subsequently worked as a post-doctoral research fellow in the Department of Immunology. He received a Certificate in Teaching Medicine and Dentistry in 1999. He became a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy in 2002. He was employed as a senior lecturer in periodontology from 2006-2018. He also has been the course organiser for medical graduates in periodontology since 2008.

Adam’s appointment in 2006 as chairman of the Academic Quality Committee provided a means of advancing the quality of dental education. His interest in education led him to complete an MA in Academic Practice in 2009 from King’s College London and a postgraduate certificate in Online and Distant Education from the Open University in 2011. He has been the Part 1 lead in the Licence for Dental Surgery at the Royal College of Surgeons (England) since 2010. He has been the academic lead for the General Dental Council’s Overseas Registration Examination (ORE) since 2014.

In order to facilitate greater depth of understanding in education, assessment, scientific, and clinical research, Adam completed a BSc (Mathematics and Statistics) from the Open University and a Graduate Certificate in Statistics from Birkbeck, University of London and in 2016. He continues to pursue research in assessment, employing both qualitative and quantitative methodology. Adam has publications in science, dental, and educational journals.

The unique combination of expertise in quantitative analysis and education, in addition to his scientific and clinical training, led to Adam’s appointment as Associate Dean for Assessment in 2016. He was promoted to Reader in Education and Statistics in the Faculty of Dentistry in 2018.

Adam completed a Certificate in Teaching English as a Foreign Language in 1998 which has greatly facilitated teaching abroad in Malaysia, Cambodia and Thailand. He has been visiting Professor of Immunology at the University of Phnom Penh, Cambodia since1998. He was also external examiner for postgraduate programmes at the University of Hong Kong, and currently examines at undergraduate and all postgraduate levels. Adam is fluent in Khmer and has an interest in Old and Middle Khmer inscriptions.