Dr Pauline Maillou

Clinical Senior Lecturer

Dentistry, School of Dentistry

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I studied dentistry at the University of Dundee.  In 1988, I graduated with a BMSc (Hons) in Physiology and in 1991 with a BDS (with Commendation). 

After splitting the following the year between physiology research and House Officer jobs in Oral Surgery and Conservative (Dundee Dental Hospital), I then worked in the Royal Liverpool Dental Hospital as a Senior House Officer in Restorative Dentistry.  A return back to Dundee enabled me to be a Senior House Officer in Periodontology before becoming a Lecturer in Removable Prosthodontics.  By the end of 1993 I had completed the examinations for FDS (RCS Ed). 

While carrying out my duties as a Lecturer, I also started to carry out research work for a PhD (The modulation of jaw reflexes by experimental and clinical noxious conditions).   In 2000, I graduated with a PhD. 

From 2001 until 2008 I flexibly trained as an academic SpR in Restorative Dentistry between Dundee Dental Hospital and Aberdeen Royal Infirmary. 

In 2009, I was appointed as a Senior Lecturer and Honorary Consultant in Restorative Dentistry with the University of Dundee. 


Since 1987 I have been part of a research team (University of Dundee and collaborative work with ACTA, Netherlands) investigating the control of jaw reflexes in man. 

In 1990, I spent a 3 month period in Paris working together with Prof. J.C.Willer investigating the spinal control of the flexion-withdrawal reflex (used to study pain in humans) by non-noxious stimuli in man.

In 1991, I was involved with an investigation to study the pattern of neural activity in 2nd order nociceptive neurones in the spinal cord and brainstem.

From 1993-2000, under the supervision of Professor Cadden, I carried out a PhD study at the University of Dundee.  Thesis title:  The modulation of jaw reflexes by experimental and clinical noxious conditions.

At present: Researcher and undergraduate as well as postgraduate supervisor of studies involving modulation of jaw reflexes by trigeminal conditions as well as psychophysiological studies of trigeminal pain.

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I am involved with undergraduate as well as postgraduate teaching. 

I am the Training Programme Director for Restorative Dentistry in the East of Scotland.