Lorna M D Macpherson

Lorna M D Macpherson

 Professor of Dental Public Health, Dental School, University of Glasgow, Scotland, UK


Lorna Macpherson is Professor of Dental Public Health and has been Director of Dental Research since 2009.  She leads the Community Oral Health Section and Research Group.

Professor Macpherson qualified BDS from the University of Glasgow in 1982. After completing junior clinical posts in Glasgow and London, she undertook postgraduate studies at Glasgow Dental School, successfully gaining her PhD in 1989 based on in situ studies of the plaque microflora associated with early caries.

A post-doctoral fellowship took her to the University of Manitoba where, after two years, she was appointed an Assistant Professor.  During this time she gained the Fellowship of the Royal College of Dentists of Canada.

She returned to the University of Glasgow in 1992 as a clinical lecturer and commenced specialist training in Dental Public Health, being awarded the MPH in 1994 and the certificate of completion of specialist training in 1997.  She was appointed a Senior Lecturer in Dental Public Health Sciences in 1995 and Honorary Consultant in Dental Public Health in 1997. She was promoted to a Personal Professorship in Dental Public Health in 2006.


Research Interest

dental attendance, ethnicity, oral health, qualitative methods.



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