Professor Christine Goodall
- Professor of Oral Surgery and Violence Reduction (Dental School)
Christine graduated from the University of Stirling in 1985 with a BSc (Hons) First Class in Biolog. She then studied for her PhD in the Department of Zoology, University of Glasgow from 1985-88. Her project researched the neurophysiological and behavioural response of the Norway lobster to acoustic stimuli. She was then awarded a competitive postdoctoral research fellowship by the Multiple Sclerosis Society for Scotland to work with Professor Adam Curtis in the Cell Biology Department at the University of Glasgow on the role of MHC molecules in multiple sclerosis from 1988-91.
She entered the undergraduate dental course at the University of Glasgow as a mature student in 1991 and graduated with BDS Honours in 1996. She then worked for two years in Glasgow Dental Hospital as a junior and then senior house officer, before spending a further 4 years as an SHO in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at the Victoria Infirmary and Monklands Hospital in Lanarkshire. In 1999 she obtained her FDS from the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow.
From 2002-2004 she worked as a Staff Grade in the Department of Oral Surgery at Glasgow Dental Hospital and School.
In 2004 she was appointed as Clinical Lecturer in Oral Surgery/ Honorary Specialist Registrar in Academic Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery based in Glasgow Dental School and Aberdeen Royal Infirmary.
She was awarded a Postgraduate Certificate in Academic Practice by Glasgow University in 2007 and is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. She was awzrded her Intercollegiate Specialty Fellowship Examination (FDS (OS)) by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons in Glasgow in November 2007. She completed her higher specialist training in 2008 and took up her Senior Lecturer/ Honorary Consultant post at the University of Glasgow/NHS GGC in the same year. She is currently the Lead Clinician for Oral Surgery.
Christine is Head of BDS Admissions at the University of Glasgow, a post she has held since 2008. She is currently Director of Dental Examinations at RCPSG. She is the RCPSG representative on the Specialist Advisory Committee in Oral Surgery and the Scottish Training Programme Director for Oral Surgery.
In 2013 Christine was awarded an Honorary Membership of the Faculty of Public Health for her work in violence prevention.
She is an Honorary Senior Research Fellow at the University of St Andrews
Christine’s main research interests are alcohol and injury, particularly alcohol-related facial injury, and violence including youth violence, domestic abuse and sexual assault. She has a subsidiary interest in the role of the dental team in screening for alcohol misuse. She is a member of the Community Oral Health Research Group but she works with a wide range of different professionals on research projects including fellow surgeons, public health specialists, psychologists, psychiatrists, nurses, statisticians, criminologists and the police.
Medics against Violence
In 2008 Christine founded Medics against Violence, a Scottish healthcare charity that aims to prevent violence and injury. MAV has funding from the Scottish Government and is a member of the WHO Violence Prevention Alliance. MAV has won several awards for its work with the community.
MAV runs two main projects. The Schools Project aims to prevent young people from getting involved in violence. Volunteer healthcare workers (we have 250) visit schools around Scotland to talk to 2nd-5th year pupils about the consequences of violence from a medical perspective using a specially developed film and lesson plan. The programme aims to get young people talking about the issues around violence and has been successful in raising awareness. To date volunteers from MAV have spoken to over 17,000 young people in schools, youth clubs, school refuser projects and prisons.
The other main stream of work that MAV is involved in is around domestic abuse which affects as many as 1 in 4 women and 1 in 6 men in Scotland at some point in their lives. Along with colleagues from the Violence Reduction Unit, MAV has designed and delivers training packages for a variety of different professional groups(dentists, doctors, vets, fire officers and hairdressers) to teach them how to approach potential victims of domestic abuse and offer support, signposting them towards organisations that can provide specialist help.
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- Shannon Joelle Hall. Epidemiology of sharp force injury in Scotland. MPH
- Steven Johnston. Use of the novel anticoagulants in Orkney. MSc in Primary Dental Care
- Vicki Greig. Sexual assault on campus. M Res University of St Andrews
Grants and Awards listed are those received whilst working with the University of Glasgow.
- Brief Violence Intervention.
Violence Reduction Untit Scotland
2015 - 2018
- Alcohol Brief Interventions and Dentistry
NHS Health Scotland
2009 - 2011
- Reduction of alcohol abuse, aggression and facial injury - a randomised trial of brief intervention strategies in patients with alcohol related facial injuries
2007 - 2009