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Mervyn Shear


Born 24-11-1931 in Johannesburg

Emeritus Professor: University of the Western Cape; Emeritus Professor: University of the Witwatersrand; Honorary Member: British Society of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathologists; Honorary Member: Scandinavian Society of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathologists;



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Current Position(s)

Professor Emeritus | University of the Western Cape
2007 - present

Professor Emeritus | University of the Witwatersrand
1992 - present

Previous Position(s)

Extraordinary Professor | University of the Western Cape
1993 - 2003

Deputy Vice-Chancellor | University of the Witwatersrand
1983 - 1990

Visiting Professor | Department of Oral Pathology | Royal Dental College Copenhagen
Copenhagen, Denmark | 1980 - 1980

Academia, Education and Training


Visiting Professor | Oral Pathology | University of Adelaide
Adelaide, South Africa | 1976 - 1976

Visiting Professor | Department of Oral Pathology | Royal Dental College Copenhagen
Copenhagen, Denmark | 1974 - 1974

Professor, Head of Department | Department of Oral Pathology | University of the Witwatersrand
1968 - 1986

Senior Lecturer | University of the Witwatersrand
1965 - 1968

Oral Pathologist | South African Institute For Medical Research
1965 - 1986

Visiting Assistant Professor | Oral Pathology | University of Illinois
Chicago, United States of America | 1963 - 1963

Research Bursar | CSIR in Dep of Histochemistry, Hammersmith Hospital
London | 1962 - 1963

Senior House Officer | Eastman Dental Hospital | University College London
1957 - 1957

Oral Pathology


Senior House Officer | Eastman Dental Hospital | University College London
London | 1956 - 1956

Oral Surgery


Lecturer | University of the Witwatersrand
1955 - 1964

Educational history

Tertiary

University of the Witwatersrand

Completed 1954

Bachelor of Dental Surgery (BDS)

University of the Witwatersrand

Awarded in 1992

LLD (hc)

University of the Witwatersrand

Completed 1961

Master of Dental Science (MDS)

University of the Witwatersrand

Completed 1959

Higher Diploma in Dentistry


University of Pretoria

Awarded in 1999

DChD (hc)

University of the Witwatersrand

Completed 1973

Doctor of Science in Dentistry (DSc Dent)

Royal College of Pathologists

Completed 1965

FRCPath

Pathology

Colleges of Medicine of South Africa

Awarded in 1999

FCD (hc)

Colleges of Medicine of South Africa

Awarded in 2004

FCPath (hc)

Achievements

Awards

Hon Life Member SADA

RV Bird Gold Medal Award SADA

JC Middleton Shaw Fellowship

Julius Staz Award SADA

JC Middleton Shaw Fellowship

Floyd Memorial Medal

Floyd Memorial Medal

media exposure

Book | Blackwell | 2007

Joint author with Paul M Speight

Book | Wits | 1996

Author

Book | WHO | 1992

Joint Author with IRH Kramer & JJ Pindborg

Book | Butterworth Heinemann | 1992

Author

115 publications scientific journals

Author

Activities

Memberships

International Association of Oral Pathologists

Honorary Member, 1996 - present

British Society of Oral Medicine and Pathology

Honorary Member, 2007 - present

Scandinavian Society of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathologists

Honorary Member, 2003 - present

SA Division International Association for Dental Research

Honorary Member, 1987 - present

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