FRSE for Professor Lorna Macpherson

Published: 1 March 2017

Lorna Macpherson, Professor of Dental Public Health and Director of Dental Research honoured with award of Fellowship of the Royal Society of Edinburgh

Prof Lorna Macpherson

Professor Lorna Macpherson has been elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh. This is a tremendous and well-deserved honour which recognises Lorna’s major academic and research achievements over many years and their translation into impactful public health interventions, most notably the internationally renowned Childsmile Programme. Lorna's commitment to understanding and combatting health inequalities has under-pinned her strong and exemplary leadership of the Dental School's Community Oral Health Research Group which she and her team have built into a unit that now has international recognition. More broadly she has played an important role in recent years as Director of Research at Glasgow Dental School as well as delivering significant amounts of undergraduate teaching in the subject areas she leads. 

The Royal Society of Edinburgh was created in 1783 by Royal Charter for “the advancement of learning and useful knowledge”. Its current motto is "Knowledge made useful" which in many ways sums up Lorna Macpherson's contribution to academic dentistry and improvements to the health of the general population. We congratulate Lorna warmly on the recognition by the RSE of her substantial contributions, all achieved from her position within the University of Glasgow Dental School. 

If you would like to read about the other Fellows elected to the RSE in 2017 from the University of Glasgow please see:

First published: 1 March 2017