I am Director of the Centre for Oral Health Research and Professor of Nutrition and Oral Health. I am Director of the World Health Organization Collaborating Centre for Nutrition and Oral Health at Newcastle University. I am a Registered Public Health Nutritionist and a State Registered Dietitian.
Roles and Responsibilities:
Chair of the Centre for Oral Health Research Executive Committee
Newcastle University Institute of Ageing, Research theme lead for 'Ageing Across the Life-course
Director of the WHO Collaborating Centre for Nutrition and Oral Health
Member of the Human Nutrition Research Centre
Member of the BDS Stage 1 and Stage 2 Co-ordinating Committees
Member of Newcastle University Ethics Committee
Member of the BDS Student Recruitment Committee
Member of the BDS Staff-Student Committees: Stages 1 and 2
BSc, PhD, RPHNutr, SRD
Reader in Nutrition and Oral Health, Newcastle University 2006-2008
Senior Lecturer in Nutrition, Newcastle University 2001-2006
Lecturer in Nutrition, Newcastle University 1991-2001
Lecturer in Nutrition, School of Biological Sciences, University of Surrey 1990-1991
International Association for Dental Research
Association for Nutrition
Association of Basic Science Teachers in Dentistry
Health Professionals Council
Honours and Awards:
International Association for Dental Research Distinguished Scientist Award (Geriatric Oral Research) 2010
Recipient of the Nutrition Society Silver Medal 2004
Dietary intervention in older people living in the community and in care.
Food preparation interventions as a means to promote healthier eating.
The impact of tooth loss and prosthetic rehabilitation on diet and eating related quality of life.
The inter-relationship between nutriton and oral health throughout the life-course.
Director, Centre for Oral Health Research.
I was awarded an International Association for Dental Research Distinguished Scientist Award for 'Geriatric Oral Research' in 2010.
I am an external adivsor on sugars and dental caries, to the WHO NUGAG Committee
I was awarded the Nutrition Society Silver Medal in July 2004 for 'Excellence in research by a young scientist'
I am Director of the WHO Collaborating Centre for Nutrition and Oral Health
Research has been funded by the Research Councils New Dynamics of Ageing Programme, the Food Standards Agency, the Department of Health, the Borrow Foundation and the NHS.
I am course leader for Metabolism and Homeostasis in Stage 1 BDS and for Nutrition and Diet in Stage 2 BDS and Diploma in Dental Hygiene. I contribute to courses on Oral Environment, Digestion, Excretion and Fluid Balance and Child Dental Health in the Dental undergraduate curriculum. I also contribute to courses in the Human Nutrition Degree programme and the MMed Sci in Ageing and Health.