University of Central Lancashire
Professor StJohn Crean, BDS MBBS FDSRCS FFGDP FRCS FRCS PHD FHEA, is the current dean of the School of Medicine and Dentistry following previous posts of director of dental research and knowledge transfer and dean of the School of Postgraduate Medical and Dental Education at University of Central Lancashire (UCLan).
A consultant oral and maxillofacial surgeon at Blackpool Victoria Hospitals Trust and honorary consultant at University of Morecambe Bay Hospitals Foundation Trust, he has previously held the posts of associate director of undergraduate dental studies and year three lead at Peninsula Dental School for two years.
StJohn specialises in oral and maxillofacial surgery and has held posts of senior lecturer in oral and maxillofacial surgery at University of Cardiff School of Dentistry prior to being appointed 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 and maxillofacial surgery at North Glamorgan NHS Trust with NHS duties at Royal Glamorgan and Prince Charles Hospitals, while holding an honorary professorship at University of Cardiff School of Dentistry.
StJohn is currently the Robert Bradlaw advisor in the Faculty of Dental Surgery at the Royal College of Surgeons of England and is currently editor in chief of the Faculty Dental Journal (FDJ). He is also the past president of the Northwest Branch of the British Dental Association but remains chairman of the Fylde Section.
StJohn holds numerous examinerships in the United Kingdom and overseas advising on the establishment of many dental undergraduate and postgraduate courses. He also has research interests in the role of oral bacteria in systemic disease and the biology of stem cells derived from dental pulp.