Dr. Janine Brooks MBE,

DMed Eth, MSc, FFGDPUK, MCDH, DDPHRCS, FAcadMed, BDSJanine Brooks MBE

Short Biography

After qualifying from Birmingham Dental School in the early 80′s, I spent my whole clinical career in Community Dentistry, the last 17 years as a Clinical Director. During that time, I gained experience in general management, project management and data protection.

In July 2002, I was appointed as Caldicott Guardian to the NHS Information Authority where I had overall responsibility for the national health databases. Whilst there I contributed to the development of the Information Governance Toolkit. In April 2003 I was appointed the first dental adviser to the National Clinical Assessment Authority (NCAS). In February 2005 I became Associate Director (Dentistry) and had responsibility for leading the dental development programme and advising the senior management team on all aspects of dentistry.

Since leaving NCAS in June 2011, I have developed my portfolio career even more and I’m loving the variety. I was appointed Associate Postgraduate Dental Dean in the Oxford and Wessex Deanery in August 2011 where I was responsible for working with dentists in difficulty and leading the continuing registration programme. Currently I am an educational inspector for the GDC, a non-executive director for CDS CIC, a social enterprise and a coach with the Professional Services Unit in Thames Valley. I am also lead clinical tutor for the Law and Ethics module for Bristol University BUOLD programme.

Key Professional & Educational qualifications

Under Graduate: B.D.S. Birmingham 1979 – 1983

Post Graduate

• Diploma in Dental Public Health Royal College of Surgeons, London 1988
• Master in Community Dental Health, Birmingham 1990
• Master in Health Informatics, Southampton 2001
• Postgraduate Certificate in Medical Education, Warwick 2002
• Doctorate in Medical Ethics, Keele 2011


• Cert. Health Service Management, Worcester 1992
• N.V.Q. Level 5 Management, Worcester 1994
• D32/D33 NVQ Assessor Award, 2002
• D34 NVQ Internal Verifier Award, 2003
• V2 NVQ External Verifier Award, 2005
• NLP Diploma, 2014
• Meyers Briggs practitioner, OPP 2015
• Expert Witness, University of Cardiff/Bond Solon, 2016


• Fellow of the Academy of Medical Educators
• Fellow of the Faculty of Medical Leadership and Management


• MBE for Services to Dentistry, 2007
• Fellowship by election to the Faculty of General Dental Practice (UK), Royal College of Surgeons (London), 2010

Experience as a mentor and coach

I have utilised the skills of mentoring with my staff over a number of years, most particularly whilst working for the NCAS, IHM and NHS England. In addition, I have individually mentored healthcare staff for varying periods of time. I currently coach a number of dentists in the areas of personal development, leadership and remediation. I specialise in coaching dentists experiencing difficulties, particularly those who have been referred to the General Dental Council