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Barry Quinn

Dr Barry Quinn

Clinical Senior Lecturer in Simulation and Team-based Clinical Education

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Dr Barry Quinn is an undergraduate lead for over 240 students at King’s College London. A GDC registered specialist and Honorary Consultant in Restorative Dentistry Prosthodontics, Endodontics and Periodontics. He is a curriculum lead for years 4/5 of the BDS programme, examination board chair for year 1/2 BDS and is academic lead for the Management and Leadership course. He is also the Module VII examination lead for MClinDent Prosthodontics (Blended learning programme)

Dr Quinn would be happy to supervise PhD students on dental education, clinical simulation, assessment, haptics development for clinical education, interprofessional and team-based education, as well as micro-CT and optical imaging for investigating clinical practice and educational assessment.


External Examining and Curricula Reviewer/Quality Assurance

Barry is an examiner for the Royal College of Surgeons of England, Edinburgh and Glasgow as well as being an external examiner for the Dental Schools in Queen Mary’s University of London, Belfast, Cardiff and Khartoum. He has been an OSCE lead for the Overseas Registration Examination as well as being an examiner and question writer for MJDF, MFDS and MRD. Since 2018 Barry has been appointed as an Educational Associate to the General Dental Council and has been a BDS curriculum review panellist for the Association of Dental Education in Europe, bench marking curricula in Jordan, Saudi Arabia and Lebanon




He has been awarded British Society of Restorative Dentistry Poster Award (2018), the European Prosthodontic Association Specialist Recognition (2018) the inaugural ADEE Inter-Professional Educators award  (2016) as well as ADEE Mature Educators award (2013), short listed for a Times Higher Education award (2013), KCL Education award as well as best KCL research project award (2012), NAIDEX Health Promotion award (2012) Medical Futures award (2011), runner up for a Simulation Technology Enhanced Learning Initiative award (2010) and the Medal for best performance in the Membership in Restorative Dentistry Examination (RCS Edin) in 1994.


His research has involved working with inter-professional teams in developing haptic simulation for dental, medical, nursing and veterinary professionals. He has over 140 publications including being co-author of two books and has written six book chapters. Dr Quinn was the clinical lead in the HapTEL project funded jointly by the Engineering and Physical Science Research Council and Economic and Social Science Research Council UK for £1,225000. This project won several awards including a Medical Futures award in 2011.

External Leadership Roles

President (2019) Education Research Group of the International Association of Dental Research

Editorial Board of the Journal of Dental Education (2018)

Greater London Regional Advisor (2018) for the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow

Association of Medical Education in Europe, Simulation Committee (2018-present)

President (2017) British Dental Association Metropolitan Branch

National Conference of University Professors, Associate Members Councillor (2017-present)

Association of Dental Education In Europe (2016-present) Councillor

Editorial Board of the European Journal of Dental Education (2013-present)

UNESCO IFIP (2013-present) working group 3.3 invited member, Research into Educational Applications of Information Technologies.


    Tackling food insecurity in King's local community

    Clinical Senior Lecturer Dr Barry Quinn on volunteering with the Borough Food Cooperative.



      Tackling food insecurity in King's local community

      Clinical Senior Lecturer Dr Barry Quinn on volunteering with the Borough Food Cooperative.