Prof. Stjohn Crean

Executive Dean

College of Clinical and Biomedical Sciences

Greenbank Building, GR303

+44 (0) 1772 89 3393

StJohn was appointed as Director of Dental Research and Knowledge Transfer from October 2009 and Dean of the School of Postgraduate Medical & Dental Education in January 2010. Stjohn was appointed Dean, School of Medicine and Dentistry in July 2013.

StJohn is research active within the area of medicine and dentistry and is a member of the Oral Dental Sciences Research Group.

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He previously held the post of Associate Director of Undergraduate Dental Studies and Year 3 lead at Peninsula Dental School for two years. StJohn now leads the MSc Oral Surgery programme and was appointed as Dean of the School of Medicine and Dentistry in 2013.

His specialist training is in oral and maxillofacial surgery and has held posts of senior lecturer in oral and maxillofacial surgery at University of Cardiff School of Dentistry before being appointed as Professor of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at Queen Marys, Barts and the London School of Medicine and Dentistry in 2003. In 2005 he was appointed as Consultant in Oral Maxillofacial Surgery to North Glamorgan NHS Trust with NHS duties at Royal Glamorgan and Prince Charles Hospitals whilst holding an Honorary Professorship at University of Cardiff School of Dentistry.

Alongside his role at UCLan, StJohn is currently the Robert Bradlaw advisor in the Faculty of Dental Surgery at the Royal College of Surgeons of England. He is also the current Chairman of Fylde BDA Section and also Consultant OMFS at Blackpool Victoria Hospital.

StJohn holds numerous examinerships at home and abroad advising on the establishment of many dental undergraduate courses.


Colombo, John S., Balani, Deepak, Sloan, Alastair J., Crean, St John, Okazaki, Joji and Waddington, Rachel J. (2011) Delayed osteoblast differentiation and altered inflammatory response around implants placed in incisor sockets of type 2 diabetic rats. Clinical Oral Implants Research, 22 (6). pp. 578-586. ISSN 09057161

Columbo, JS, Satoshi, S, Okazaki, J, Crean, St John, Sloan, AJ and Waddington, RJ (2012) In vivo monitoring of the bone healing process around different titanium alloy implant surfaces placed into fresh extraction sockets. Journal Of Dentistry, 40 (4). pp. 338-346. ISSN 0300-5712

Yilmaz, Özlem, Foey, Andrew D. and Crean, Stjohn (2013) Macrophage Subset Sensitivity to Endotoxin Tolerisation by Porphyromonas gingivalis. PLoS ONE, 8 (7). e67955. ISSN 1932-6203

Poole, Sophie, Singhrao, Simarjit Kaur, Kesavalu, Lakshmyya , Curtis, Michael and Crean, Stjohn (2013) Determining the presence of periodontopathic virulence factors in short-term postmortem Alzheimer's disease brain tissue. Journal of Alzheimer's Disease , 36 (4). pp. 665-677. ISSN 13872877

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