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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
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  • 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   Fellow of the Faculty of Public Health Royal College of Physicians
2002   ATQ03 - Recognised by the HEA as a Fellow University College London
2002   Fellow of Dental Surgery Royal College of Surgeons of England
1996   Doctor of Philosophy University of London
1994   Membership in Restorative Dentistry Royal College of Surgeons of England
1993   Diploma in General Dental Practice Royal College of Surgeons of England
1987   Master of Science University of London
1984   Licentiate of Dental Surgery Royal College of Surgeons of England
1983   Bachelor of Dental Surgery University of London
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