The College welcomes Dr Christine Goodall as Dean of the Faculty of Dental Surgery
14 Nov 2022
Dr Christine Goodall has taken up the post of Dean following her election at the Faculty of Dental Surgery AGM on 11 November 2022.
Dr Christine Goodall has been elected Dean of the Faculty of Dental Surgery at the Faculty’s Annual General Meeting which took place on 11 November. She succeeds Mr Andrew Edwards.
Christine is a Professor of Oral Surgery and Violence Reduction at The University of Glasgow’s School of Medicine Dentistry and Nursing, Lead Clinician for Oral Surgery at NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde and one of the Directors of the charity, Medics against Violence.
She has held several college roles including examiner and convener for the MFDS Part 2, Director of Dental Examinations, and Vice Dean of the Dental Faculty. Most recently she served as a member of the college Wellbeing Committee and as Dean-elect.
Christine’s research interests lie in the fields of alcohol, violence and facial trauma. Her work with facial trauma patients over many years led to her founding Medics against Violence in 2008. The charity now runs several programmes across Scotland that aim to prevent violence and support vulnerable groups.
She is an Honorary Member of the Faculty of Public Health, a Founding Fellow of the Faculty of Medical Leadership and Management and was awarded an OBE for her work in violence prevention in 2016. She was a member of Project Lift’s first ‘Leadership Cubed’ cohort.
On taking up the post of Dean, Dr Goodall said:
“I am honoured and delighted to have been elected and I look forward to the opportunity to play such a leading role in the work of our Faculty, particularly as we continue to meet the challenges faced by our membership which have only been exacerbated by the pandemic.
I’d like to place on record my thanks to Andrew Edwards who has been a great support to me in my time as Dean-Elect and I know all in our Faculty are grateful for his service.
As Dean, I hope to focus on the areas of inequality, wellbeing and sustainability in promoting the interests of our profession and our patients. I can’t wait to get started.”
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