Mr Ross Elledge

Mr Ross ElledgeMr Ross Elledge, Consultant Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon / Honorary Senior Clinical Lecturer at University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust / University of Birmingham

Ross is a Consultant Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon based in Birmingham with subspecialty interests in skin cancer, temporomandibular joint (TMJ) surgery and medical/dental education. As well as his clinical role, he is the Human Disease module lead for the BDS undergraduate degree at Birmingham. He has a strong interest in medical education and the way doctors learn, having completed an MMEd with distinction at the Centre for Medical Education at the University of Dundee. His dissertation focused on the place of virtual learning environments (VLEs) for empowering frontline staff in dealing with facial injuries and he is currently involved in a research project to develop decision-making algorithms for plain radiograph requests in facial trauma. He has also co-authored a forthcoming revision textbook for the FRCS(OMFS) exit examinations.

His other areas of interest include the place of virtue ethics in postgraduate surgical training and he has recently co-authored an editorial emphasizing the importance of character reformation in surgical education for the British Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery.


  • Bioethics education (simulation, virtual reality/immersive technology, development of educational resources);
  • Bioethics in professional practice (complex decision making, professional regulation, the relationship between law, bioethics and professional practice)



Elledge ROC, Brennan PA, Mohamud A, Jones J. Phronesis and virtue ethics: the future of surgical training? Br J Oral Maxillofac Surg 2019 [Epub ahead of print]

Elledge ROC. Current thinking in medical education research: an overview. Br J Oral Maxillofac Surg 2018;56(5):380-383

Elledge ROC, Houlton S, Hackett S, Evans M. “Flipped classrooms” in Maxillofacial Surgery training: a step ahead of the traditional didactic lecture? Br J Oral Maxillofac Surg2018;56(5):384-387

Elledge ROC, Green J, Attard A. Training in TMJ: the UK Trainers’ perspective. Br J Oral Maxillofac Surg 2017;55(1):61-66

Elledge ROC, Speculand B, Green J, Attard A. Training in TMJ Surgery: UK OMFS trainee perceptions. Br J Oral Maxillofac Surg 2016;54(8):941-5

Elledge ROC, McAleer S, Thakar M, Begum F, Singhota S, Grew N. The impact of a Maxillofacial Virtual Learning Environment on Emergency Department referral quality, staff knowledge and attitudes Br J Oral Maxillofac Surg2016;54(2):166-9

Elledge ROC, McAleer S. Content planning for a brief educational intervention in maxillofacial emergencies for Emergency Department staff: a modified Delphi study Br J Oral Maxillofac Surg2015;53(2):109-13

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