Prof Richard Watt calls for action on reducing oral health inequalities at the International Association of Paediatric Dentistry (IAPD) annual conference.  


Prof Watt discusses US & English national oral health surveys on the BMJ Talk Medicine


Watt, R.G., Heilmann, A., Rouxel, P., Williams, D.M., Tsakos, G. (2016). Aubrey Sheiham: Iconoclast and Dental Public Health Pioneer.. Journal of dental research

PhD Students

The department welcomes graduate research students with a merit or higher in Dental Public Health to study for the degrees of Master of Philosophy (MPhil) and Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Dental Public Health. 

I was inspired to do my PhD by the philosophy, knowledge and experience of the teachers and supervisors at the UCL dental public health department. For me the MSc was a period to achieve the basic knowledge and direction to be a researcher and the PhD is the hard training time to achieve your own skill for being an independent researcher.

Potential supervisors and their specialisms

Dr George Tsakos

  • Oral health related quality of life
  • Oral health inequalities and social determinants
  • Oral health needs assessment
  • Effect of oral health on diet and nutrition

Professor Richard Watt

  • Social determinants of oral health
  • Oral health inequalities
  • Life course perspective on oral health
  • Evaluation of oral health improvement interventions

Further information can be found on the UCL Department of Epidemiology and Public Health website.