I am pleased to announce that we have appointed Professor Iain Chapple as the new Head of School of Dentistry with effect from 1st July 2016. Iain is currently Head of Periodontology at the University and a Consultant in Restorative Dentistry at the Birmingham Community Health Trust. He also holds Honorary Consultant contracts with the University Hospitals Birmingham Foundation Trust and Birmingham Children’s Hospital.
Iain has worked for the School of Dentistry for nearly 26 years and has published over 200 research papers. Iain has received major grants from the Medical Research Council, European Union and Industry. Iain is also a committed and enthusiastic teacher of undergraduate and postgraduate students within the College.
I hope you will join me in congratulating Iain on his new position and we look forward to working with him in the coming months. With the School of Dentistry sitting within the Institute of Clinical Sciences, Iain’s leadership will not only contribute towards success of the School, but also the wider goals of the Institute and College.
I also wanted to take this opportunity to thank Professor Philip Lumley for his hard work and dedication to the role as Head of School. Phil leaves the School of Dentistry in an extremely positive position which will stand Iain in good stead to lead on its continued development.
Professor David Adams
Head of College of Medical and Dental Sciences
Dean of Medicine