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Meet the Team


Mike Pemberton

Dr Mike Pemberton

Clinical Head of Division

Mike read for his undergraduate dental degree at Sheffield University, followed by junior hospital dental positions and general dental practice.

Mike undertook higher specialist training in Manchester. Appointed Consultant and honorary lecturer in medicine in dentistry (University of Manchester) in 2000.

His research interests include oral mucosal disease.

Mike has recently seen his publications in Nature Genetics, British Medical Journal, British Dental Journal, and British Journal of Cancer.

Stephen Dickson

Stephen Dickson

Divisional Director

Stephen joined the Hospital in May 2012 and is extremely proud to lead the wonderful staff who work within it and help them to ensure that the hospital achieves its aims of improving:

  • safety and effectiveness;
  • patient and staff experience;
  • productivity and efficiency; and
  • research, innovation and service development.

Stephen has worked in the NHS since graduating in 1994 and has much experience from his previous roles. In parallel, he has also endeavoured to continue learning and developing professionally and has a number of qualifications, most recently obtaining his MBA.

sarah renwick

Sara Renwick

Head of Nursing

Sara started her General Nurse training in 1985 at Manchester Royal Infirmary and worked there as a Staff Nurse and Junior Sister in Head and Neck services. Sara continued to work in this field for many years at Salford Royal Hospitals NHS Trust and Pennine Acute Trust, before graduating with an MSc in Collaborative Health Care at Salford University in 2004.

Sara returned to the Central Manchester Foundation Trust in August 2013 as Lead Nurse for Quality in the Division of Medicine and Community Services, covering all in patient medical wards, urgent care and adult and children's community services. Prior to this Sara had been in a non-clinical role for around 2 years but was keen to return to clinical practice in order to influence frontline care, ensuring that it is always delivered to the very highest of standards.

Sara joined the University and Dental Hospital of Manchester and the Manchester Royal Eye Hospital in July 2015 and in her current position as Head of Nursing is keen to take the service forward to improve patient and carer experience and improve staff satisfaction. Sara is passionate about the delivery of compassionate and dignified care by staff who demonstrate the values and behaviours that are expected at the Central Manchester Foundation Trust.

Sara also has an interest in improving the standard of oral hygiene for both in patients and out patients and is leading a Trust wide multidisciplinary group in order to achieve this.

Ellie Maher

Ellie Maher

Dental Nurse Matron

Ellie qualified as a Dental Nurse in 1997 after completing a training programme based at the Dental Hospital. Since then she has worked in a number of departments within the Dental Hospital, further developing her skills in Restorative Dentistry and Oral Medicine. Ellie has undertaken further qualifications specialising in oral health education and conscious sedation nursing.

Ellie progressed to become a Senior Dental Nurse in the Oral Medicine Department in 2002. In 2005 she was appointed to the post of Dental Nurse Manager within the Dental Hospital.  She became Matron in 2008 and obtained a BSc (Hons) in contemporary health practices from Manchester Metropolitan University in 2010.

As the Matron for the Dental Hospital, Ellie feels privileged that this role allows her to be pivotal to improving practice and enhancing the patient experience, by offering direct support to the patients in our care and supporting Dental Nurses to be innovative, embracing the change, developments and challenges we face on a day to day basis within dental services.

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David Jones

Directorate Manager

David's NHS career started in 2000, working at the Walton Centre Foundation Trust in Liverpool. He held a variety of roles within the Trust, starting out in the medical records department. He soon moved into Information Management and Technology, working as a project officer on the implementation of their electronic patient record, before taking on a number of operational management positions, looking after the day to day delivery of the surgical services.

To broaden his management experience, he then moved to Salford Royal in 2009, taking up a senior manager position, overseeing the management of their Neurosurgery, Spinal, Pain & ENT directorates. After a successful contribution to those directorate goals and objectives, he was delighted to be given the opportunity to work at Central Manchester Foundation Trust, as a directorate manager at the Manchester Royal Eye Hospital and the University Dental Hospital of Manchester.

David said "This is a fantastic opportunity to work alongside national leaders in their clinical field and hopefully I will make a positive contribution to our services and the patient groups we support."