School of Dental Sciences

Staff Profile

Dr Iain Macleod

Honorary Clinical Senior Lecturer


Dr Iain Macleod was appointed Consultant/ Hon. Clin. Sen. Lecturer in dental & maxillofacial radiology at the Dental Hospital & School in 2003.

Prior to coming to Newcastle he worked for 10 years as a consultant in oral medicine & radiology at the Edinburgh Dental Institute.

Iain trained in oral medicine & radiology in Newcastle and Glasgow before his appointment in Edinburgh. His current interests are in medical history, law, forensic odontology and medical education.

Outside of work he enjoys hill walking, trek biking and food!



Membership of Professional Societies;

Royal College of Surgeons in Edinburgh

British Dental Association

Society of Antiquaries of Scotland

Higher Education Academy 

British Society for denal & maxillofacial radiology

European society for dental & maxillofacial radiology 

International society for dental & maxillofacial radiolgy

British society for oral medicine 

European Society for oral medicine 

Northern Centre for the history of medicine 


Iain has a long standing interest in the history of medicine and archaeology and has been involved in several projects involving the dental examination of Egyptian mummies and in forensic facial reconstruction.

Currently his interested involve the use of imaging in the assessment of Sjogren's Syndrome and other causes of xerostomia. 


Iain has been involved in the teaching of oral pathology, medicine and radiology since 1984. He is currently responsible for the teaching of radiology for the BDS programme and is also involved in the training of all DCP groups within the school and hospital.

He is also extensively involved in radiology training for GDP/Community and hospital dentistry around the UK. in addition, he frequently gets invited to speak to various medical and public organisations.

Since 1994 he has been involved in various examinations run by the Royal College of Surgeons in Edinburgh both at home and abroad.

Iain is training programme director in dental and maxillofacial radiology for the Northern Deanary. He is also involved in teaching for the Northern School of Radiology.

He is a member of teaching staff for the Unit of distance learning, King's College London Dental Institute, Guy's Campus.