Colin Haylock MBE (57), will be in South Africa in mid February 2003 to
run a highly specialised course in medical prosthetics, aimed primarily at
His transport and accommodation is being funded by Entific, an implants
company. He will be able to assist some burned children if appropriate cases
are brought to Children of Fire's attention speedily.
Those who need prosthetic ears, noses and eyes and some children with
very raised facial scarring that is not yet more than two years old, are the
most likely to be assisted. People who have previously had implants but now
need new prosthesis, will also be considered.
The courses will be attended by a small group of people, but for some
aspects, it will be possible to watch in an adjacent room, and Ian Walters of
Wits University TV and Video department is going to arrange to video part of
the process, to help provide a longer-term educational resource.
Colin lives in Kingston, Surrey, on the edge of London, in the United
Kingdom. Born in August 1945, he started a dental technician apprenticeship in
his mid teens, and qualified with City & Guilds in 1966. He worked first at
Westminster Hospital Medical School and then at the London Hospital in 1968.
Colin studied Advanced Maxillofacial Technology in 1969, moving on to
Advanced General Technology in 1970 and Advanced Orthodontic Technology in
1973. At the same time he became a senior dental technician at Queen Mary's
Hospital in Roehampton, and the senior maxillofacial technologist at the same
In 1974, he started work for the UK's Ministry of Overseas Development
as Adviser in Maxillofacial Technology at the Institute of Dental Medicine, in
In 1976 he returned to take up a position as Chief Maxillofacial
Prosthetist at Queen Mary's Hospital in Roehampton.
Then he became Senior Chief Maxillofacial Prosthetist at West Middlesex
University Hospital in 1995. In 1996 Colin accepted the position of Principal
Chief Maxillofacial Prosthetist at the Centre for Oncular and Maxillofacial
Prosthetics in London's Charing Cross Hospital in Fulham, where he continues to
Colin also holds a variety of honorary positions, being appointed
Principle Maxillofacial Prothetist at Chelsea & Westminster Hospital in
1999; a member of the International Curriculum Committee & Senior lecturer
to the Mahidol University, Thailand, for the Post Graduate Maxillofacial
Prosthetics Education Programme.
Winston Churchill travelling fellowship for three months to the U.S.A.
to study new techniques in orbital and facial prosthesis; 1982.
Westminster Hospital Special Trustees Travel Fellowship to
Atlanta USA, 1984
Fellow of the Institute to Maxillofacial Technology. F.I.M.F.T. (by
Licentiate of the Orthodontic Technicians Association.
Member of the American Society of Ocularists.
Council Member the Institute of Maxillofacial Technology, 1976.
Overseas Members Co-ordinator, 1985 to date.
Elected to Vice-Chairman,
Elected to Chairman & Company Director, 1991 to 1997
Editorial Board 'Journal of IMPT', 1995 to date
sub-Committee Chairman, 1994 to date
Part-time Lecturer (Maxillofacial
Prosthetics), Lambeth College, London, 1996 to date.
Tutor for the 1 year full time Training programme in Maxillofacial Prosthetics
and Technology, 1994 to date.
Advisory Board on Maxillofacial Technology
Training Programmes, 1996 to date.
Honoured by her Majesty the Queen for services to Maxillofacial
Prosthetics and Technology: Member of the most excellent Order of the British
Empire (MBE), 1998.