Professor Lorna Macpherson

  • Professor of Dental Public Health (Dental School)
  • Associate Academic (Institute of Health & Wellbeing)

telephone: 01412119751
email: Lorna.Macpherson@glasgow.ac.uk

Research interests

Biography

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.

Currently, Professor Macpherson is co-Director and Evaluation Lead of the national Childsmile www.child-smile.org.uk oral health improvement programme.

 

Research interests

Professor Macpherson has extensive experience in dental epidemiology and in the development and evaluation of complex interventions. A major research interest relates to population oral health improvement across the life course, particularly from a health inequalities perspective.  She is the national evaluation lead for the Childsmile Programme which involves a wide range of research methods including data linkage, RCT, case study, implementation science and health economics methodologies.  She is a member of the Scottish Oral Health Research Collaboration and plays a major role in the development of a research programme related to improving the oral health of older people.


Current Postgraduate Students

  • Silda Sadique (PhD)

Development of a dietary advice intervention within Childsmile: the national oral health improvement programme for children in Scotland

  • Naeema Al-Balushi (PhD)

Implementation of Clinical Guidelines Relating to Examination for Head and Neck Cancer

  • Yulia Anopa (PhD)

Health economics evaluation of the Childsmile programme


Grants

Grants and Awards listed are those received whilst working with the University of Glasgow.

  • Poor oral health in adults with intellectual disabilities and its determinants: Secondary analysis of linked administrative and health records
    Baily Thomas Charitable Fund
    2017 - 2018
     
  • Improving Systems of Care for the Older PErson (I-SCOPE)
    Dunhill Medical Trust
    2017 - 2019
     
  • Opportunities for opportunistic oral cancer screening - research, development and training
    Glasgow Dental Education Trust
    2017 - 2018
     
  • Evaluation of Scotland Child Oral Health Programme
    Scottish Executive Health Department
    2016 - 2019
     
  • Evaluation of West of Scotland Child Oral Health Pilot Programme
    Scottish Executive Health Department
    2010 - 2019
     
  • Public Health Inequalities Training
    NHS Education for Scotland
    2010 - 2017
     
  • An investigation into the use of Dental Hygienists as assessors for basic dental health risk assessment
    Scottish Government
    2005 - 2005
     
  • The effect of remuneration and education on the implementation of research evidence to reduce inequalities in oral health
    Scottish Executive Health Department
    2001 - 2005
     
  • Evaluation of National Pre-School Pilot Project
    Scottish Executive Health Department
    2001 - 2005
     

Publications

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2018

Hodgins, F., Sherriff, A., Gnich, W., Ross, A. J. and Macpherson, L. M.D. (2018) The effectiveness of Dental Health Support Workers at linking families with primary care dental practices: a population-wide data linkage cohort study. BMC Oral Health, (Accepted for Publication)

Yuan, S., Humphris, G., Ross, A. , MacPherson, L., Zhou, Y. and Freeman, R. (2018) A mixed-methods feasibility study protocol to assess the communication behaviours within the dental health professional-parent-child triad in a general dental practice setting. Pilot and Feasibility Studies, 4, 136. (doi:10.1186/s40814-018-0331-3) (PMID:30123526) (PMCID:PMC6088393)

Gnich, W., Sherriff, A., Bonetti, D., Conway, D. I. and Macpherson, L. M.D. (2018) The effect of introducing a financial incentive to promote application of fluoride varnish in dental practice in Scotland: a natural experiment. Implementation Science, 13, 95. (doi:10.1186/s13012-018-0775-0) (PMID:29996868) (PMCID:PMC6042272)

Ross, A. , Sherriff, A., Kidd, J., Gnich, W., Anderson, J.E., Deas, L. and Macpherson, L. (2018) A systems approach using the functional resonance analysis method to support fluoride varnish application for children attending general dental practice. Applied Ergonomics, 68, pp. 294-303. (doi:10.1016/j.apergo.2017.12.005) (PMID:29409648)

Simon-Soro, A., Sheriff, A., Sadique, S., Ramage, G., Macpherson, L., Mira, A., Culshaw, S. and Malcolm, J. (2018) Combined analysis of the salivary microbiome and host defence peptides predicts dental disease. Scientific Reports, 8, 1484. (doi:10.1038/s41598-018-20085-x)

McMahon, A. D. et al. (2018) Inequalities in the dental health needs and access to dental services among looked after children in Scotland: a population data linkage study. Archives of Disease in Childhood, 103(1), pp. 39-43. (doi:10.1136/archdischild-2016-312389) (PMID:28855231)

2017

Mathur, S., Conway, D. , Macpherson, L. and Ross, A. (2017) Oral Cancer Prevention: Overview of Systematic Reviews and Clinical Guidelines. IADR World Congress of Preventive Dentistry, New Delhi, India, 03-06 Oct 2017.

Clark, D. et al. (2017) Linking routinely collected social work, education, and health data to enable monitoring of the health and healthcare of school aged children in state care ('looked after children') in Scotland: a national demonstration project. Public Health, 150, pp. 101-111. (doi:10.1016/j.puhe.2017.05.003) (PMID:28666173)

Ross, A. , Kidd, J., Gnich, W., Sherriff, A., Deas, L., Rhouma, O. and Macpherson, L. (2017) A Systems Analysis of Fluoride Varnish Application in General Dental Practice in Scotland using the Functional Resonance Analysis Method. 64th ORCA Congress, Oslo, 5-8 July 2017. p. 366. (doi:10.1159/000471777)

Burns, J., Conway, D. I. , Gnich, W. and Macpherson, L. M.D. (2017) Linking families with pre-school children from healthcare services to community resources: a systematic review protocol. Systematic Reviews, 6(1), 50. (doi:10.1186/s13643-017-0417-7) (PMID:28270199) (PMCID:PMC5341367)

2016

O'Keefe, E. J., McMahon, A. D. , Jones, C. M., Curnow, M. M. and Macpherson, L. D. (2016) Evaluation of dental therapists undertaking dental examinations in a school setting in Scotland. Community Dentistry and Oral Epidemiology, 44(6), pp. 515-522. (doi:10.1111/cdoe.12244) (PMID:27381380)

Young, M. A., Sherriff, A., Ross, A. , Macpherson, L. and Gnich, W. (2016) Evaluating Childsmile’s Dental Health Support Worker Role: Realist Comparative Case Studies. 21st Congress of the European Association of Dental Public Health, Budapest, Hungary, 29 Sep-01 Oct 2016.

Al Bulushi, N. M., Macpherson, L. M.D., Worlledge-Andrew, H. , Gibson, J., Ross, A. J. and Conway, D. I. (2016) A protocol for a systematic review of clinical guidelines and published systematic reviews on the early detection of oral cancer. Translational Research in Oral Oncology, 1, 2057178X16. (doi:10.1177/2057178X16658308)

2015

Wright, W., Turner, S., Anopa, Y., McIntosh, E. , Wu, O. , Conway, D. I. , Macpherson, L. M. D. and McMahon, A. D. (2015) Comparison of the caries-protective effect of fluoride varnish with treatment as usual in nursery school attendees receiving preventive oral health support through the Childsmile oral health improvement programme. The Protecting Teeth@3 Study: a randomised controlled trial. BMC Oral Health, 15(1), 160. (doi:10.1186/s12903-015-0146-z) (PMID:26681191) (PMCID:PMC4683783)

Mathur, S., Conway, D. J. , Worlledge-Andrew, H. , Macpherson, L. M.D. and Ross, A. J. (2015) Assessment and prevention of behavioural and social risk factors associated with oral cancer: protocol for a systematic review of clinical guidelines and systematic reviews to inform primary care dental professionals. Systematic Reviews, 4, 184. (doi:10.1186/s13643-015-0169-1) (PMID:26693826) (PMCID:PMC4689050)

Anopa, Y., McMahon, A. D. , Conway, D. I. , Ball, G. E., McIntosh, E. and Macpherson, L. M. D. (2015) Improving child oral health: cost analysis of a national nursery toothbrushing programme. PLoS ONE, 10(9), e0136211. (doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0136211) (PMID:26305577) (PMCID:PMC4549338)

Conway, D. I. et al. (2015) Estimating and explaining the effect of education and income on head and neck cancer risk: INHANCE consortium pooled analysis of 31 case-control studies from 27 countries. International Journal of Cancer, 136(5), pp. 1125-1139. (doi:10.1002/ijc.29063) (PMID:24996155) (PMCID:PMC4531373)

Blair, Y. I., McMahon, A. D. , Gnich, W., Conway, D. I. and Macpherson, L. M.D. (2015) Elimination of ‘the Glasgow effect’ in levels of dental caries in Scotland’s five-year-old children: 10 cross-sectional surveys (1994–2012). BMC Public Health, 15, 212. (doi:10.1186/s12889-015-1492-0)

Gnich, W., Bonetti, D., Sherriff, A., Sharma, S., Conway, D.I. and Macpherson, L.M.D. (2015) Use of the theoretical domains framework to further understanding of what influences application of fluoride varnish to children's teeth: a national survey of general dental practitioners in Scotland. Community Dentistry and Oral Epidemiology, 43(3), pp. 272-281. (doi:10.1111/cdoe.12151) (PMID:25656749)

Ross, A. , Anderson, J.E., Deas, L., Back, J., Duncan, M., Snell, P., Jaye, P. and Macpherson, L. (2015) Modelling Resilience in the Fluoride Varnish Application Process, Part of Scotland’s National ‘Childmile’ Programme in Dental Practice. In: Fourth Resilient Health Care Net Meeting, Sydney, Australia, 11-13 Aug 2015,

Young, M., Gnich, W., Sherriff, A., Ross, A. and Macpherson, L. (2015) Optimising the Role of the Dental Health Support Worker within Childsmile Practice: Mapping Delivery & Exploring Variation. In: Faculty of Public Health Scottish Conference, Peebles, Scotland, 5-6 Nov 2015,

2014

Malcolm, J. , Sherriff, A., Lappin, D. F., Ramage, G., Conway, D. I. , Macpherson, L. M. and Culshaw, S. (2014) Salivary antimicrobial proteins associate with age-related changes in streptococcal composition in dental plaque. Molecular Oral Microbiology, 29(6), pp. 284-293. (doi:10.1111/omi.12058)

2013

Jagger, D. C., Sherriff, A. and Macpherson, L. M. (2013) Measuring socio-economic inequalities in edentate Scottish adults - cross-sectional analyses using Scottish Health Surveys 1995-2008/09. Community Dentistry and Oral Epidemiology, 41(6), pp. 499-508. (doi:10.1111/cdoe.12040)

Brewster, L., Sherriff, A. and Macpherson, L. (2013) Effectiveness and reach of a directed-population approach to improving dental health and reducing inequalities: a cross sectional study. BMC Public Health, 13(1), p. 778. (doi:10.1186/1471-2458-13-778)

Macpherson, L.M.D., Anopa, Y., Conway, D.I. and McMahon, A.D. (2013) National supervised toothbrushing program and dental decay in Scotland. Journal of Dental Research, 92(2), pp. 109-113. (doi:10.1177/0022034512470690)

Blair, Y.I., McMahon, A.D. and Macpherson, L.M.D. (2013) Comparison and relative utility of inequality measurements: as applied to Scotland’s child dental health. PLoS ONE, 8(3), e58593. (doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0058593) (PMID:23520524) (PMCID:PMC3592808)

2012

Tsakos, G., Blair, Y.I., Yusaf, H., Wright, W., Watt, R.G. and Macpherson, L.M.D. (2012) Developing a new self-reported scale of oral health outcomes for 5-year-old children (SOHO-5). Health and Quality of Life Outcomes, 10(62), (doi:10.1186/1477-7525-10-62)

Zhou, Y., Forbes, G.M., Macpherson, L.M.D., Ball, G.E. and Humphris, G.M. (2012) The behaviour of extended duties dental nurses and the acceptance of fluoride varnish application in preschool children. British Dental Journal, 213(12), pp. 603-609. (doi:10.1038/sj.bdj.2012.1133)

2010

Macpherson, L.M.D. et al. (2010) Childsmile: the national child oral health improvement programme in Scotland. Part 1: establishment and development. British Dental Journal, 209(2), pp. 73-78. (doi:10.1038/sj.bdj.2010.628) (PMID:20651768)

Turner, S., Brewster, L., Kidd, J., Gnich, W., Ball, G. E., Milburn, K., Pitts, N. B., Goold, S., Conway, D. I. and Macpherson, L.M.D. (2010) Childsmile: the national child oral health improvement programme in Scotland. Part 2: monitoring and delivery. British Dental Journal, 209(2), pp. 79-83. (doi:10.1038/sj.bdj.2010.629)

Clarkson, J.E. et al. (2010) The translation research in a dental setting (TRiaDS) programme protocol. Implementation Science, 5(1), p. 57. (doi:10.1186/1748-5908-5-57)

Dean, A.A., Bark, J.E., Macpherson, L.M.D., Sherriff, A. and Cairns, A. (2010) Use of the "Hall Technique" for management of carious primary molars among Scottish General Dental Practitioners. European Archive of Paediatric Dentistry, 12(3), pp. 159-162.

McMahon, A.D. , Blair, Y., McCall, D.R. and Macpherson, L.M.D. (2010) The dental health of three-year-old children in Greater Glasgow, Scotland. British Dental Journal, 209(4), E5. (doi:10.1038/sj.bdj.2010.723)

2009

Shaw, D., Macpherson, L. and Conway, D. (2009) Tackling socially determined dental inequalities: ethical aspects of Childsmile, the national child oral health demonstration programme in Scotland. Bioethics, 23(2), pp. 131-139. (doi:10.1111/j.1467-8519.2008.00715.x)

White, V.A.A., Edwards, M., Sweeney, M.P. and Macpherson, L.M.D. (2009) Provision of oral healthcare and support in care homes in Scotland. Journal of Disability and Oral Health, 10(3), pp. 99-106.

2008

Nicol, A., Nicol, A., Creanor, S., Hall, A. and Macpherson, L. (2008) A randomised, observer-blind, clinical study investigating the effect of fluoridated milk on artificially created early enamel caries using transverse microradiography. Caries Research, 42(4), pp. 305-311. (doi:10.1159/000148163)

Clarkson, J.E. et al. (2008) Changing clinicians' behavior: a randomized controlled trial of fees and education. Journal of Dental Research, 87(7), pp. 640-644. (doi:10.1177/154405910808700701)

Conway, D. I. , Petticrew, M., Marlborough, H., Bertbiller, J., Hashibe, M. and Macpherson, L. M.D. (2008) Socioeconomic inequalities and oral cancer risk: a systematic review and meta-analysis of case-control studies. International Journal of Cancer, 122(12), pp. 2811-2819. (doi:10.1002/ijc.23430)

Turner, S., Sweeney, M., Kennedy, C. and Macpherson, L. (2008) The oral health of people with intellectual disability participating in the UK Special Olympics. Journal of Intellectual Disability Research, 52(1), pp. 29-36. (doi:10.1111/j.1365-2788.2007.00971.x)

2007

Conway, D.I. , Quarrell, I., McCall, D.R., Gilmour, H., Bedi, R. and Macpherson, L.M.D. (2007) Dental caries in 5-year-old children attending multi-ethnic schools in Greater Glasgow - the impact of ethnic background and levels of deprivation. Community Dental Health, 24, pp. 161-165.

Brewster, D.H., Conway, D.I. , Macpherson, L.M.D., McKinney, P.A., McMahon, A.D. and Stark, J. (2007) Widening socio-economic inequalities in oral cancer incidence in Scotland, 1976-2002. British Journal of Cancer, 96, pp. 818-820. (doi:10.1038/sj.bjc.6603621)

Kennedy, C., Macpherson, L., Manton, S., Sweeney, M. and Turner, S. (2007) Provision of domiciliary dental care by Scottish dentists: a national survey. British Dental Journal, 202, (doi:10.1038/bdj.2007.79)

Lappin, D.F., Sherrabeh, S., Jenkins, W.M.M. and Macpherson, L.M.D. (2007) Effect of smoking on serum RANKL and OPG in sex, age and clinically matched supportive-therapy periodontitis patients. Journal of Clinical Periodontology, 34(4), pp. 271-277. (doi:10.1111/j.1600-051X.2007.01048.x)

Macpherson, L. M.D., Conway, D. I. , Gilmour, W. H., Petersson, L. G. and Stephen, K. W. (2007) Photographic assessment of fluorosis in children from naturally fluoridated Kungsbacka and non-fluoridated Halmstad, Sweden. Acta Odontologica Scandinavica, 65(3), pp. 149-155. (doi:10.1080/00016350601137244)

Rodgers, J., Macpherson, L., Smith, G., Crighton, A., Carton, A. and Conway, D. (2007) Characteristics of patients attending rapid access clinics during the West of Scotland Cancer Awareness Programme oral cancer campaign. British Dental Journal, 202(11), E8.

Simmons, D.R. et al. (2007) Visual appearance: applications in public health dentistry and maxillo-facial surgery. In: CIE Expert Symposium on Visual Appearance, 2007,

Sweeney, M.P., Williams, C., Kennedy, C., Macpherson, L.M.D., Turner, S. and Bagg, J. (2007) Oral health care and status of elderly care home residents in Glasgow. Community Dental Health, 24(1), pp. 37-42.

2006

Blair, Y., Macpherson, L., Mccall, D. and Mcmahon, A. (2006) Dental health of 5-year-olds following community-based oral health promotion in Glasgow, UK. International Journal of Paediatric Dentistry, 16, pp. 388-398. (doi:10.1111/j.1365-263X.2006.00767.x)

Conway, D. , Warnakulasuriya, K., Ogden, G., Stockton, D. and Macpherson, L. (2006) Incidence of oral and oropharyngeal cancer in United Kingdom (1990-1999) - recent trends and regional variation. Oral Oncology, 42, pp. 586-592. (doi:10.1016/j.oraloncology.2005.10.018)

Hosey, M., Macpherson, L., Tochel, C., Burnside, G. and Adair, P. (2006) Dental anxiety, distress at induction and postoperative morbidity in children undergoing tooth extraction using general anaesthesia. British Dental Journal, 200, pp. 39-43. (doi:10.1038/sj.bdj.4813123)

Rodgers, J. and Macpherson, L. (2006) General dental practitioners' perceptions of the West of Scotland Cancer Awareness Programme oral cancer campaign. British Dental Journal, 200, pp. 693-697. (doi:10.1038/sj.bdj.4813733)

2005

Burke, F., McHugh, E., Shaw, L., Hosey, M., Macpherson, L., Delargy, S. and Dopheide, B. (2005) UK dentists' attitudes and behaviour towards Atraumatic Restorative Treatment for primary teeth. British Dental Journal, 199, pp. 365-369. (doi:10.1038/sj.bdj.4812696)

Conway, D.I. , Macpherson, L.M., Stephen, K.W., Gilmour, W.H. and Petersson, L.G. (2005) Prevalence of dental fluorosis in children from non-water-fluoridated Halmstad, Sweden: fluoride toothpaste use in infancy. Acta Odontologica Scandinavica, 63, pp. 56-63.

Dickson, E., Riggio, M. and Macpherson, L. (2005) A novel species-specific PCR assay for identifying Lactobacillus fermentum. Journal of Medical Microbiology, 54, pp. 299-303. (doi:10.1099/jmm.0.45770-0)

Edwards, M., Macpherson, L.M., Simmons, D.R. , Gilmour, W.H. and Stephen, K.W. (2005) An assessment of teenagers' perceptions of dental fluorosis using digital simulation and web-based testing. Community Dentistry and Oral Epidemiology, 33(4), pp. 298-306. (doi:10.1111/j.1600-0528.2005.00228.x)

Macpherson, L., Pine, C., Tochel, C., Burnside, G., Hosey, M. and Adair, P. (2005) Factors influencing referral of children for dental extractions under general and local anaesthesia. Community Dental Health, 22, pp. 282-288.

Naven, L. and Macpherson, L. (2005) Process evaluation of a Scottish pre-five's toothpaste distribution programme. International Journal of Health Promotion and Education,

Rodgers, J. and Macpherson, L. (2005) General Dental Practitioners perceptions of the West of Scotland Cancer Awareness Programme: Oral Cancer Campaign. British Dental Journal,

2004

Blair, Y., Macpherson, L.M., McCall, D.R., McMahon, A.D. and Stephen, K.W. (2004) Glasgow nursery-based caries experience, before and after a community development-based oral health programme's implementation. Community Dental Health, 21(4), 291 -298.

Binnie, V., McHugh, S., Macpherson, L., Borland, B., Moir, K. and Malik, K. (2004) The validation of self-reported smoking status by analysing Cotinine levels in stimulated and unstimulated saliva, serum and urine. Oral Diseases, 10(5), pp. 287-293. (doi:10.1111/j.1601-0825.2004.01018.x)

Taylor, G.K. and Macpherson, L.M. (2004) An investigation into the use of bitewing radiography in children in Greater Glasgow. British Dental Journal, 196(9), 563 -568. (doi:10.1038/sj.bdj.4811228)

Tochel, C., Hosey, M.T., Macpherson, L.M. and Pine, C. (2004) Assessment of children prior to dental extractions under general anaesthesia in Scotland. British Dental Journal, 196(10), 629 -633. (doi:10.1038/sj.bdj.4811281)

2003

Macpherson, L.M., McCann, M.F., Gibson, J., Binnie, V.I. and Stephen, K.W. (2003) The role of primary healthcare professionals in oral cancer prevention and detection. British Dental Journal, 195(5), pp. 277-281. (doi:10.1038/sj.bdj.4810481)

Moore, M.A., Macpherson, L.M., Kennedy, C. and Bagg, J. (2003) Provision of hepatitis B vaccination for primary care dental staff in Scotland. Journal of Infection, 47(4), 322 -327. (doi:10.1016/S0163-4453(03)00094-X)

2002

Conway, D.I. , Macpherson, L.M., Gibson, J. and Binnie, V.I. (2002) Oral cancer: prevention and detection in primary dental healthcare. Primary Dental Care, 9(4), 119 -123. (doi:10.1308/135576102322481938)

Stephen, K.W., Macpherson, L.M., Harper Gilmour, W., Stuart, R.A. and Merrett, M.C. (2002) A blind caries and fluorosis prevalence study of school-children in naturally fluoridated and nonfluoridated townships of Morayshire, Scotland. Community Dentistry and Oral Epidemiology, 30(1), 70 -79. (doi:10.1034/j.1600-0528.2002.300110.x)

2001

Macpherson, L.M. and Stephen, K.W. (2001) The effect on human salivary fluoride concentration of consuming fluoridated salt-containing baked food items. Archives of Oral Biology, 46(10), 983 -988. (doi:10.1016/S0003-9969(01)00040-1)

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Number of items: 67.

Articles

Hodgins, F., Sherriff, A., Gnich, W., Ross, A. J. and Macpherson, L. M.D. (2018) The effectiveness of Dental Health Support Workers at linking families with primary care dental practices: a population-wide data linkage cohort study. BMC Oral Health, (Accepted for Publication)

Yuan, S., Humphris, G., Ross, A. , MacPherson, L., Zhou, Y. and Freeman, R. (2018) A mixed-methods feasibility study protocol to assess the communication behaviours within the dental health professional-parent-child triad in a general dental practice setting. Pilot and Feasibility Studies, 4, 136. (doi:10.1186/s40814-018-0331-3) (PMID:30123526) (PMCID:PMC6088393)

Gnich, W., Sherriff, A., Bonetti, D., Conway, D. I. and Macpherson, L. M.D. (2018) The effect of introducing a financial incentive to promote application of fluoride varnish in dental practice in Scotland: a natural experiment. Implementation Science, 13, 95. (doi:10.1186/s13012-018-0775-0) (PMID:29996868) (PMCID:PMC6042272)

Ross, A. , Sherriff, A., Kidd, J., Gnich, W., Anderson, J.E., Deas, L. and Macpherson, L. (2018) A systems approach using the functional resonance analysis method to support fluoride varnish application for children attending general dental practice. Applied Ergonomics, 68, pp. 294-303. (doi:10.1016/j.apergo.2017.12.005) (PMID:29409648)

Simon-Soro, A., Sheriff, A., Sadique, S., Ramage, G., Macpherson, L., Mira, A., Culshaw, S. and Malcolm, J. (2018) Combined analysis of the salivary microbiome and host defence peptides predicts dental disease. Scientific Reports, 8, 1484. (doi:10.1038/s41598-018-20085-x)

McMahon, A. D. et al. (2018) Inequalities in the dental health needs and access to dental services among looked after children in Scotland: a population data linkage study. Archives of Disease in Childhood, 103(1), pp. 39-43. (doi:10.1136/archdischild-2016-312389) (PMID:28855231)

Clark, D. et al. (2017) Linking routinely collected social work, education, and health data to enable monitoring of the health and healthcare of school aged children in state care ('looked after children') in Scotland: a national demonstration project. Public Health, 150, pp. 101-111. (doi:10.1016/j.puhe.2017.05.003) (PMID:28666173)

Burns, J., Conway, D. I. , Gnich, W. and Macpherson, L. M.D. (2017) Linking families with pre-school children from healthcare services to community resources: a systematic review protocol. Systematic Reviews, 6(1), 50. (doi:10.1186/s13643-017-0417-7) (PMID:28270199) (PMCID:PMC5341367)

O'Keefe, E. J., McMahon, A. D. , Jones, C. M., Curnow, M. M. and Macpherson, L. D. (2016) Evaluation of dental therapists undertaking dental examinations in a school setting in Scotland. Community Dentistry and Oral Epidemiology, 44(6), pp. 515-522. (doi:10.1111/cdoe.12244) (PMID:27381380)

Al Bulushi, N. M., Macpherson, L. M.D., Worlledge-Andrew, H. , Gibson, J., Ross, A. J. and Conway, D. I. (2016) A protocol for a systematic review of clinical guidelines and published systematic reviews on the early detection of oral cancer. Translational Research in Oral Oncology, 1, 2057178X16. (doi:10.1177/2057178X16658308)

Wright, W., Turner, S., Anopa, Y., McIntosh, E. , Wu, O. , Conway, D. I. , Macpherson, L. M. D. and McMahon, A. D. (2015) Comparison of the caries-protective effect of fluoride varnish with treatment as usual in nursery school attendees receiving preventive oral health support through the Childsmile oral health improvement programme. The Protecting Teeth@3 Study: a randomised controlled trial. BMC Oral Health, 15(1), 160. (doi:10.1186/s12903-015-0146-z) (PMID:26681191) (PMCID:PMC4683783)

Mathur, S., Conway, D. J. , Worlledge-Andrew, H. , Macpherson, L. M.D. and Ross, A. J. (2015) Assessment and prevention of behavioural and social risk factors associated with oral cancer: protocol for a systematic review of clinical guidelines and systematic reviews to inform primary care dental professionals. Systematic Reviews, 4, 184. (doi:10.1186/s13643-015-0169-1) (PMID:26693826) (PMCID:PMC4689050)

Anopa, Y., McMahon, A. D. , Conway, D. I. , Ball, G. E., McIntosh, E. and Macpherson, L. M. D. (2015) Improving child oral health: cost analysis of a national nursery toothbrushing programme. PLoS ONE, 10(9), e0136211. (doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0136211) (PMID:26305577) (PMCID:PMC4549338)

Conway, D. I. et al. (2015) Estimating and explaining the effect of education and income on head and neck cancer risk: INHANCE consortium pooled analysis of 31 case-control studies from 27 countries. International Journal of Cancer, 136(5), pp. 1125-1139. (doi:10.1002/ijc.29063) (PMID:24996155) (PMCID:PMC4531373)

Blair, Y. I., McMahon, A. D. , Gnich, W., Conway, D. I. and Macpherson, L. M.D. (2015) Elimination of ‘the Glasgow effect’ in levels of dental caries in Scotland’s five-year-old children: 10 cross-sectional surveys (1994–2012). BMC Public Health, 15, 212. (doi:10.1186/s12889-015-1492-0)

Gnich, W., Bonetti, D., Sherriff, A., Sharma, S., Conway, D.I. and Macpherson, L.M.D. (2015) Use of the theoretical domains framework to further understanding of what influences application of fluoride varnish to children's teeth: a national survey of general dental practitioners in Scotland. Community Dentistry and Oral Epidemiology, 43(3), pp. 272-281. (doi:10.1111/cdoe.12151) (PMID:25656749)

Malcolm, J. , Sherriff, A., Lappin, D. F., Ramage, G., Conway, D. I. , Macpherson, L. M. and Culshaw, S. (2014) Salivary antimicrobial proteins associate with age-related changes in streptococcal composition in dental plaque. Molecular Oral Microbiology, 29(6), pp. 284-293. (doi:10.1111/omi.12058)

Jagger, D. C., Sherriff, A. and Macpherson, L. M. (2013) Measuring socio-economic inequalities in edentate Scottish adults - cross-sectional analyses using Scottish Health Surveys 1995-2008/09. Community Dentistry and Oral Epidemiology, 41(6), pp. 499-508. (doi:10.1111/cdoe.12040)

Brewster, L., Sherriff, A. and Macpherson, L. (2013) Effectiveness and reach of a directed-population approach to improving dental health and reducing inequalities: a cross sectional study. BMC Public Health, 13(1), p. 778. (doi:10.1186/1471-2458-13-778)

Macpherson, L.M.D., Anopa, Y., Conway, D.I. and McMahon, A.D. (2013) National supervised toothbrushing program and dental decay in Scotland. Journal of Dental Research, 92(2), pp. 109-113. (doi:10.1177/0022034512470690)

Blair, Y.I., McMahon, A.D. and Macpherson, L.M.D. (2013) Comparison and relative utility of inequality measurements: as applied to Scotland’s child dental health. PLoS ONE, 8(3), e58593. (doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0058593) (PMID:23520524) (PMCID:PMC3592808)

Tsakos, G., Blair, Y.I., Yusaf, H., Wright, W., Watt, R.G. and Macpherson, L.M.D. (2012) Developing a new self-reported scale of oral health outcomes for 5-year-old children (SOHO-5). Health and Quality of Life Outcomes, 10(62), (doi:10.1186/1477-7525-10-62)

Zhou, Y., Forbes, G.M., Macpherson, L.M.D., Ball, G.E. and Humphris, G.M. (2012) The behaviour of extended duties dental nurses and the acceptance of fluoride varnish application in preschool children. British Dental Journal, 213(12), pp. 603-609. (doi:10.1038/sj.bdj.2012.1133)

Macpherson, L.M.D. et al. (2010) Childsmile: the national child oral health improvement programme in Scotland. Part 1: establishment and development. British Dental Journal, 209(2), pp. 73-78. (doi:10.1038/sj.bdj.2010.628) (PMID:20651768)

Turner, S., Brewster, L., Kidd, J., Gnich, W., Ball, G. E., Milburn, K., Pitts, N. B., Goold, S., Conway, D. I. and Macpherson, L.M.D. (2010) Childsmile: the national child oral health improvement programme in Scotland. Part 2: monitoring and delivery. British Dental Journal, 209(2), pp. 79-83. (doi:10.1038/sj.bdj.2010.629)

Clarkson, J.E. et al. (2010) The translation research in a dental setting (TRiaDS) programme protocol. Implementation Science, 5(1), p. 57. (doi:10.1186/1748-5908-5-57)

Dean, A.A., Bark, J.E., Macpherson, L.M.D., Sherriff, A. and Cairns, A. (2010) Use of the "Hall Technique" for management of carious primary molars among Scottish General Dental Practitioners. European Archive of Paediatric Dentistry, 12(3), pp. 159-162.

McMahon, A.D. , Blair, Y., McCall, D.R. and Macpherson, L.M.D. (2010) The dental health of three-year-old children in Greater Glasgow, Scotland. British Dental Journal, 209(4), E5. (doi:10.1038/sj.bdj.2010.723)

Shaw, D., Macpherson, L. and Conway, D. (2009) Tackling socially determined dental inequalities: ethical aspects of Childsmile, the national child oral health demonstration programme in Scotland. Bioethics, 23(2), pp. 131-139. (doi:10.1111/j.1467-8519.2008.00715.x)

White, V.A.A., Edwards, M., Sweeney, M.P. and Macpherson, L.M.D. (2009) Provision of oral healthcare and support in care homes in Scotland. Journal of Disability and Oral Health, 10(3), pp. 99-106.

Nicol, A., Nicol, A., Creanor, S., Hall, A. and Macpherson, L. (2008) A randomised, observer-blind, clinical study investigating the effect of fluoridated milk on artificially created early enamel caries using transverse microradiography. Caries Research, 42(4), pp. 305-311. (doi:10.1159/000148163)

Clarkson, J.E. et al. (2008) Changing clinicians' behavior: a randomized controlled trial of fees and education. Journal of Dental Research, 87(7), pp. 640-644. (doi:10.1177/154405910808700701)

Conway, D. I. , Petticrew, M., Marlborough, H., Bertbiller, J., Hashibe, M. and Macpherson, L. M.D. (2008) Socioeconomic inequalities and oral cancer risk: a systematic review and meta-analysis of case-control studies. International Journal of Cancer, 122(12), pp. 2811-2819. (doi:10.1002/ijc.23430)

Turner, S., Sweeney, M., Kennedy, C. and Macpherson, L. (2008) The oral health of people with intellectual disability participating in the UK Special Olympics. Journal of Intellectual Disability Research, 52(1), pp. 29-36. (doi:10.1111/j.1365-2788.2007.00971.x)

Conway, D.I. , Quarrell, I., McCall, D.R., Gilmour, H., Bedi, R. and Macpherson, L.M.D. (2007) Dental caries in 5-year-old children attending multi-ethnic schools in Greater Glasgow - the impact of ethnic background and levels of deprivation. Community Dental Health, 24, pp. 161-165.

Brewster, D.H., Conway, D.I. , Macpherson, L.M.D., McKinney, P.A., McMahon, A.D. and Stark, J. (2007) Widening socio-economic inequalities in oral cancer incidence in Scotland, 1976-2002. British Journal of Cancer, 96, pp. 818-820. (doi:10.1038/sj.bjc.6603621)

Kennedy, C., Macpherson, L., Manton, S., Sweeney, M. and Turner, S. (2007) Provision of domiciliary dental care by Scottish dentists: a national survey. British Dental Journal, 202, (doi:10.1038/bdj.2007.79)

Lappin, D.F., Sherrabeh, S., Jenkins, W.M.M. and Macpherson, L.M.D. (2007) Effect of smoking on serum RANKL and OPG in sex, age and clinically matched supportive-therapy periodontitis patients. Journal of Clinical Periodontology, 34(4), pp. 271-277. (doi:10.1111/j.1600-051X.2007.01048.x)

Macpherson, L. M.D., Conway, D. I. , Gilmour, W. H., Petersson, L. G. and Stephen, K. W. (2007) Photographic assessment of fluorosis in children from naturally fluoridated Kungsbacka and non-fluoridated Halmstad, Sweden. Acta Odontologica Scandinavica, 65(3), pp. 149-155. (doi:10.1080/00016350601137244)

Rodgers, J., Macpherson, L., Smith, G., Crighton, A., Carton, A. and Conway, D. (2007) Characteristics of patients attending rapid access clinics during the West of Scotland Cancer Awareness Programme oral cancer campaign. British Dental Journal, 202(11), E8.

Sweeney, M.P., Williams, C., Kennedy, C., Macpherson, L.M.D., Turner, S. and Bagg, J. (2007) Oral health care and status of elderly care home residents in Glasgow. Community Dental Health, 24(1), pp. 37-42.

Blair, Y., Macpherson, L., Mccall, D. and Mcmahon, A. (2006) Dental health of 5-year-olds following community-based oral health promotion in Glasgow, UK. International Journal of Paediatric Dentistry, 16, pp. 388-398. (doi:10.1111/j.1365-263X.2006.00767.x)

Conway, D. , Warnakulasuriya, K., Ogden, G., Stockton, D. and Macpherson, L. (2006) Incidence of oral and oropharyngeal cancer in United Kingdom (1990-1999) - recent trends and regional variation. Oral Oncology, 42, pp. 586-592. (doi:10.1016/j.oraloncology.2005.10.018)

Hosey, M., Macpherson, L., Tochel, C., Burnside, G. and Adair, P. (2006) Dental anxiety, distress at induction and postoperative morbidity in children undergoing tooth extraction using general anaesthesia. British Dental Journal, 200, pp. 39-43. (doi:10.1038/sj.bdj.4813123)

Rodgers, J. and Macpherson, L. (2006) General dental practitioners' perceptions of the West of Scotland Cancer Awareness Programme oral cancer campaign. British Dental Journal, 200, pp. 693-697. (doi:10.1038/sj.bdj.4813733)

Burke, F., McHugh, E., Shaw, L., Hosey, M., Macpherson, L., Delargy, S. and Dopheide, B. (2005) UK dentists' attitudes and behaviour towards Atraumatic Restorative Treatment for primary teeth. British Dental Journal, 199, pp. 365-369. (doi:10.1038/sj.bdj.4812696)

Conway, D.I. , Macpherson, L.M., Stephen, K.W., Gilmour, W.H. and Petersson, L.G. (2005) Prevalence of dental fluorosis in children from non-water-fluoridated Halmstad, Sweden: fluoride toothpaste use in infancy. Acta Odontologica Scandinavica, 63, pp. 56-63.

Dickson, E., Riggio, M. and Macpherson, L. (2005) A novel species-specific PCR assay for identifying Lactobacillus fermentum. Journal of Medical Microbiology, 54, pp. 299-303. (doi:10.1099/jmm.0.45770-0)

Edwards, M., Macpherson, L.M., Simmons, D.R. , Gilmour, W.H. and Stephen, K.W. (2005) An assessment of teenagers' perceptions of dental fluorosis using digital simulation and web-based testing. Community Dentistry and Oral Epidemiology, 33(4), pp. 298-306. (doi:10.1111/j.1600-0528.2005.00228.x)

Macpherson, L., Pine, C., Tochel, C., Burnside, G., Hosey, M. and Adair, P. (2005) Factors influencing referral of children for dental extractions under general and local anaesthesia. Community Dental Health, 22, pp. 282-288.

Naven, L. and Macpherson, L. (2005) Process evaluation of a Scottish pre-five's toothpaste distribution programme. International Journal of Health Promotion and Education,

Rodgers, J. and Macpherson, L. (2005) General Dental Practitioners perceptions of the West of Scotland Cancer Awareness Programme: Oral Cancer Campaign. British Dental Journal,

Blair, Y., Macpherson, L.M., McCall, D.R., McMahon, A.D. and Stephen, K.W. (2004) Glasgow nursery-based caries experience, before and after a community development-based oral health programme's implementation. Community Dental Health, 21(4), 291 -298.

Binnie, V., McHugh, S., Macpherson, L., Borland, B., Moir, K. and Malik, K. (2004) The validation of self-reported smoking status by analysing Cotinine levels in stimulated and unstimulated saliva, serum and urine. Oral Diseases, 10(5), pp. 287-293. (doi:10.1111/j.1601-0825.2004.01018.x)

Taylor, G.K. and Macpherson, L.M. (2004) An investigation into the use of bitewing radiography in children in Greater Glasgow. British Dental Journal, 196(9), 563 -568. (doi:10.1038/sj.bdj.4811228)

Tochel, C., Hosey, M.T., Macpherson, L.M. and Pine, C. (2004) Assessment of children prior to dental extractions under general anaesthesia in Scotland. British Dental Journal, 196(10), 629 -633. (doi:10.1038/sj.bdj.4811281)

Macpherson, L.M., McCann, M.F., Gibson, J., Binnie, V.I. and Stephen, K.W. (2003) The role of primary healthcare professionals in oral cancer prevention and detection. British Dental Journal, 195(5), pp. 277-281. (doi:10.1038/sj.bdj.4810481)

Moore, M.A., Macpherson, L.M., Kennedy, C. and Bagg, J. (2003) Provision of hepatitis B vaccination for primary care dental staff in Scotland. Journal of Infection, 47(4), 322 -327. (doi:10.1016/S0163-4453(03)00094-X)

Conway, D.I. , Macpherson, L.M., Gibson, J. and Binnie, V.I. (2002) Oral cancer: prevention and detection in primary dental healthcare. Primary Dental Care, 9(4), 119 -123. (doi:10.1308/135576102322481938)

Stephen, K.W., Macpherson, L.M., Harper Gilmour, W., Stuart, R.A. and Merrett, M.C. (2002) A blind caries and fluorosis prevalence study of school-children in naturally fluoridated and nonfluoridated townships of Morayshire, Scotland. Community Dentistry and Oral Epidemiology, 30(1), 70 -79. (doi:10.1034/j.1600-0528.2002.300110.x)

Macpherson, L.M. and Stephen, K.W. (2001) The effect on human salivary fluoride concentration of consuming fluoridated salt-containing baked food items. Archives of Oral Biology, 46(10), 983 -988. (doi:10.1016/S0003-9969(01)00040-1)

Conference or Workshop Item

Mathur, S., Conway, D. , Macpherson, L. and Ross, A. (2017) Oral Cancer Prevention: Overview of Systematic Reviews and Clinical Guidelines. IADR World Congress of Preventive Dentistry, New Delhi, India, 03-06 Oct 2017.

Ross, A. , Kidd, J., Gnich, W., Sherriff, A., Deas, L., Rhouma, O. and Macpherson, L. (2017) A Systems Analysis of Fluoride Varnish Application in General Dental Practice in Scotland using the Functional Resonance Analysis Method. 64th ORCA Congress, Oslo, 5-8 July 2017. p. 366. (doi:10.1159/000471777)

Young, M. A., Sherriff, A., Ross, A. , Macpherson, L. and Gnich, W. (2016) Evaluating Childsmile’s Dental Health Support Worker Role: Realist Comparative Case Studies. 21st Congress of the European Association of Dental Public Health, Budapest, Hungary, 29 Sep-01 Oct 2016.

Conference Proceedings

Ross, A. , Anderson, J.E., Deas, L., Back, J., Duncan, M., Snell, P., Jaye, P. and Macpherson, L. (2015) Modelling Resilience in the Fluoride Varnish Application Process, Part of Scotland’s National ‘Childmile’ Programme in Dental Practice. In: Fourth Resilient Health Care Net Meeting, Sydney, Australia, 11-13 Aug 2015,

Young, M., Gnich, W., Sherriff, A., Ross, A. and Macpherson, L. (2015) Optimising the Role of the Dental Health Support Worker within Childsmile Practice: Mapping Delivery & Exploring Variation. In: Faculty of Public Health Scottish Conference, Peebles, Scotland, 5-6 Nov 2015,

Simmons, D.R. et al. (2007) Visual appearance: applications in public health dentistry and maxillo-facial surgery. In: CIE Expert Symposium on Visual Appearance, 2007,

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