Dr Ulpee R Darbar
Director of Dental Education and Consultant in Restorative Dentistry, Eastman Dental Hospital, University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Ulpee is a consultant in Restorative and has held a number of leadership positions both within and outside of the hospital. As Chair of RD-UK she championed the role and importance of Restorative Dentistry and has also held other leadership positions as Regional Advisor for the college. She is also currently Chair of the Advisory Board in Implant Dentistry, RCS ED and also deputy chair for the National Board of Human Factors in Dentistry. These roles and her passion for high quality patient care gives her the insight of what transformational change is all about and the challenges associated with this. As a wet fingered clinician, she has led across different sectors including clinical services and education- all with successful outcomes. She has transformed under-performing services and activities to ones delivering high quality outputs. During 2007-2014, as Divisional Clinical Director of the Eastman, she took the hospital from a position of financial weakness to one of strength within one year of taking the role. She is passionate about what she does and believes strongly in patient safety and team safety. Her drive and enthusiasm for dealing with the unexpected has placed her in a good position to engage teams in transformational change of service delivery. This applies during COVID-19 at the Eastman where she implemented a move away from the more traditional approaches to newer ways of seeing patients.