Dr Pauline Maillou
Clinical Senior Lecturer
Dentistry, School of Dentistry
+44 (0)1382 381639
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.
I am involved with undergraduate as well as postgraduate teaching.
I am the Training Programme Director for Restorative Dentistry in the East of Scotland.