School of Dentistry
Harrington Building, HA136A
+44 (0) 1772 89 4669
Subject Areas: Dentistry
I am the senior Lecturer in Surgical Sciences at the Dental Hospital. I am responsible for Health and Human Disease 2 module, and for the Oral Surgery MSc programme. I have research interests in Fracture mechanics, Concussion, Health Screening, and the Psychology of Performance.
Douglas is research active in RECOS Concussion Group and English Cricket Board Research Group.
External Affiliations and Roles
1. Is the way in which we teach medicine to dental students relevant and up to date- IADR Sept 2009 – D.Hammond, S.Crean
2. Poster and Oral Presentation – A 10 year Prospective Analysis of Paediatric Maxillofacial Trauma in Birmingham UK – Presented at International Conference On Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery – Barcelona 21-24 October 2013 – M.Idle, D.Hammond, K.McMillan, A.Monaghan, R.Williams
3. Oral Presentation - A pitchside view of concussion - CMO Meeting 13th May NCSEM - NCPC Loughborough - 13/5/15 - D.Hammond
4. Oral Presentation and Poster - The effect of Prolonged post-concussional symptoms on cognitive performance after sport concussion – International Sports Science and Sports Medicine Conference, Newcastle 8-10 Sept 2015 -Z.Su, D.Davies, D.Hammond, D.Hacker, C.Bentley, M.Grey, A.Belli.
1. British Association of Dental Hygienists National Conference 2003 – Oral Medicine relevant to Hygienists
2. British Association of Dental Therapists National Conference 2004 – Medical Emergencies Update
3. National Dental Students Conference- 2005 – What you need to know as a Maxillofacial House Officer
1. Publish or perish? The success of presentations at BAOMS conference. - BAOMS conference 2008
2. Using primary care medical history sheets to direct curriculum design – IADR 2009
3. Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery “Publication Hotspots” in the United Kingdom – D.Hammond, M.Goodson – BAOMS 2012
4. Poster and Oral Presentation – A 10 year Prospective Analysis of Paediatric Maxillofacial Trauma in Birmingham UK – Presented at International Conference On Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery – Barcelona 21-24 October 2013 – M.Idle, D.Hammond, K.McMillan, A.Monaghan, R.Williams
1. RECOS Trial. A prospective trial Investigating Repetitive Concussion in Sport. It involves a variety of Neurophysiological test, haematological tests, MRI scanning, and Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation. These tests are performed 2-3 days post injury and at two weekly internals until normality resumes. There is comparison between those who have had a single concussive episode and a double concussive episode.
Since running the trial on a day to day basis, within 6 months I a) increased recruitment from 1 patient to 20 patients, and b) altered the protocol to ensure that over 100 professional players were pre-screened over the summer period. This will lead to a better evidence base for the results, and also hopefully provide bespoke player rehabilitation guidance.
2. Orthognathic weight loss study. A prospective study looking at the difference in body composition in patients who have undergone single or two jaw orthognathic surgery. It took 15 months from concept to acceptance of paper with findings. This will be the stimulus to commit to a prospective randomised non blinded controlled trial of different methods of feeding in the post-operative period following Orthognathic Surgery.
3. Prospective Concussion Surveillance in Cricket
A prospective study involving the pre-season screening of all the adult professional staff of five cricket counties, followed by reassessment of a player if they have suffered either a ball strike or a confirmed concussion. This covers the four major functional areas which are thought to be impaired by concussion:- Balance, coordination, reduced speed of ocular movement, cognition and recall. The tests include single leg standing tests, 9 hole peg testing, King-Devick test, ImPACT testing and SCAT 3 testing