Ray Lowry - The Entertaiing Public Speaker

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Doctor, Dentist and Comedian

Born in Birmingham in 1950, and after winning a flying scholarship from the Royal Air Force, I was educated at Birmingham University where I qualified as a dental surgeon (BDS) in 1972, winning the Arthur Youngson prize for dental prosthetics (and gaining my PSV licence enabling me to drive double-decker busses in the holidays); then at Leicester University where I qualified as a medical practitioner (MB, ChB) in 1982.

In the intervening years I practised dentistry as a general dental practitioner, a community dental officer and a hospital dental surgeon, continuing my professional training in general medicine, psychiatry, obstetrics and gynaecology and general medical practice.

Dental comedy guest speakerI then completed my formal training in public health and  became an NHS consultant in 1990. Having been a senior lecturer in dental public health at the University of Newcastle upon Tyne, I am also on the specialist registers for medical and dental public health and hold the DRCOG and the FFPHM (Postgraduate qualifications in obstetrics/gynaecology and public health medicine respectively).



After dinner speaker covering LondonI have published over 50 articles in the learned press and have conducted quantitative and qualitative research in both medical and dental public health issues including waiting lists, water fluoridation, oral cancer, general medical services, social marketing and communication skills training for health professionals.


I have taught medical and dental undergraduates and postgraduates and lectured at national and international conferences, and I am currently the training director for public health in the Northern Region.