Professor St John Crean Pro Vice Chancellor
Location: Preston | UK
StJohn Crean is the Clinical Pro-Vice Chancellor at the University of Central Lancashire.
Responsible for building productive networks and relationships with key stakeholders in order to ensure that the University is able to implement new and innovative opportunities in clinical health business, education and research. He supports the Vice-Chancellor and Senior Executive Team by leading the University's continued growth and development of its provision in these areas with support from the Executive Deans.
Previous to this he served as Executive Dean of the Faculty of Clinical and Biomedical Sciences and has held the roles of Director of Dental Research and Knowledge Transfer, and Dean of the School of Postgraduate Medical and Dental Education.
Beyond the University, StJohn is an Honorary Consultant at Blackpool Victoria Hospitals Trust and the University of Morecambe Bay Hospitals Foundation Trust. He is currently the Robert Bradlaw advisor in the Faculty of Dental Surgery at the Royal College of Surgeons of England, and Editor-in-Chief of the Faculty Dental Journal (FDJ). In addition he holds the posts of President of the Northwest Branch of the British Dental Association and Chairman of the Fylde Section.
His research interests include the safe management of medicalised patients in dentistry and the role of oral bacteria in systemic disease, with a focus on neurodegenerative conditions such as Alzheimer’s disease.