Mr Paul N Knott

Senior Clinical Teacher

School of Dentistry

Allen Building, AL018

+44 (0) 1772 89 5916

Subject Areas: Dentistry

GDP and practice principal on the Fylde Coast for 28 years. 10 years’ experience as a Vocational Trainer for North West Postgraduate Deanery. Since 2010 Senior Clinical Teacher at Blackpool Dental Education Centre.

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Paul is the year lead for 5th BDS, and module lead for 5th BDS Health and Professionalism. Prior to joining UCLan in 2010, Paul had 28 years experience in general dental practice, including 10 years as a trainer for the North West Dental Vocational Training Scheme. Paul is a member of the Lancashire Coastal Local Dental Committee 2002 - 2010.

Paul is also a Senior Clinical Teacher at the Blackpool Dental Education Centre delivering clinical teaching and assessment for 2nd, 3rd and 4th year BDS students.


Knott, Paul Nigel and Wassif, H S (2018) Older and wiser? First year BDS graduate entry students and their views on using social media and professional practice. British Dental Journal, 225 (5). pp. 437-440. ISSN 0007-0610


Lecturing responsibilities include delivering Professionalism Law and Ethics teaching across the BDS, MSc programmes, BSc Dental Hygiene Therapy, Clinical Dental Technician and Orthodontic Therapy courses.


  • MA, Dental Law and Ethics, University of Bedfordshire, 2017
  • PgCert, Learning and Teaching in Higher Education, UCLan, 2012
  • BDS, Victoria University of Manchester, 1982


Fellow of Higher Education Authority