Dr Victoria Harper
- Clinical Senior Lecturer (Dental School)
Dr Victoria Hannah is a Clinical Lecturer and Honorary Specialist Registrar in Restorative Dentistry. She graduated with a BDS from the University of Glasgow in 2009 winning the Schulke and Mayr Award, BDA Regional Student Clinician of the year and the MDDUS prize for her elective study protocol and report. Dr Hannah completed her Dental Foundation Training in 2011 before going on to work as a Senior House Officer in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. It was during this time that she passed her membership of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow. In her current role as Clinical Lecturer Dr Hannah is involved with both undergraduate and postgraduate teaching in Restorative Dentistry and is currently studying for a Post Graduate Certificate in Academic Practice at the University of Glasgow.
Prior to studying dentistry Dr Hannah graduated with First Class honours in Microbiology from Heriot Watt University, Edinburgh. She then went on to win a University of Glasgow full Medical School Scholarship to study for a PhD within the Infection and Immunity Research Group at Glasgow Dental Hospital. Her PhD thesis entitled “A molecular analysis of the bacterial species associated with prosthetic joint infection and dental bacteraemia” was successfully completed within the 3 year tenure. Dr Hannah has presented this work at national and international scientific meetings including the BSDR and IADR.
Her current research interests include polycystic ovarian syndrome and its association with periodontal disease and biofilm associated infections. She was recently awarded the prestigious TC White Young Researcher Grant by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow to carry out a study of the risks of pneumonia caused by wearing dentures. This project integrates with an established BBSRC and Glaxosmithkline funded project currently running at Glasgow Dental School investigating the role of denture plaque on oral disease.
Grants and Awards listed are those received whilst working with the University of Glasgow.
- Death by dirty dentures: a study of the risks to pneumonia caused by wearing dentures
Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow
2013 - 2014