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Prof Ian Needleman
Unit of Periodontology
UCL Eastman Dental Institute
256 Gray's Inn Road
Tel: 004420 345 62340
Fax: 004420 345 61137
  • Professor of Periodontology and Evidence-Informed Healthcare
  • Restorative Dental Sciences
  • Eastman Dental Institute
  • Faculty of Medical Sciences

Ian is Professor of Restorative Dentistry and Evidence-Based Healthcare at UCL Eastman Dental Institute and Honorary Consultant in Periodontology with UCLH.  He is a clinical specialist in periodontics at UCL and in specialist practice at PerioLondon. He also leads the Centre for Oral Health and Performance (www.ucl.ac.uk/cohp) which has been awarded recognition by the International Olympic Committee as a research centre in collaboration with the Institute of Sport Exercise and Health and the National Centre for Sport and Exercise Medicine. His research has been awarded prizes by the European Federation of Periodontology, Royal Society of Medicine, German Periodontal Society, German Cochrane Centre and International Association for Dental Research. Ian was nominated as an inspiring teacher at UCL in 2007 and received the UCL Provost’s Award for Leadership in Public Engagement in 2017. Ian was a member of the International Olympic Committee, Scientific Committee for the 2014 Conference on Prevention of Injury and Illness in Monaco.

Research Summary
Our research investigates oral health to enhance performance, overall health and wellbeing of athletes and the general population. We engage in high quality, cross-cutting research collaborating with a wide range of clinical and academic disciplines and stakeholders. We engage with athletes, sport and exercise medicine/science professionals, & sport organisations
Academic Background
2009 FFPH Fellow of the Faculty of Public Health – Public Health Royal College of Physicians
2002 FDS Fellow of Dental Surgery – Dentistry Royal College of Surgeons of England
2002 FHEA ATQ03 - Recognised by the HEA as a Fellow – Dentistry University College London
1996 PhD Doctor of Philosophy – Medicine University of London
1994 MRT Membership in Restorative Dentistry – Dentistry Royal College of Surgeons of England
1993 Dip. Diploma in General Dental Practice – Dentistry Royal College of Surgeons of England
1987 MSc Master of Science – Periodontology University of London
1984 LDS Licentiate of Dental Surgery – Dentistry Royal College of Surgeons of England
1983 BDS Bachelor of Dental Surgery – Surgery University of London
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