Eastman Dental Institute


Julie Gallagher

PhD candidate within the Centre for Oral Health and Performance of the Clinical Research Department


My project is looking at the oral health of elite athletes and impact on performance. I chose to study at the EDI as this was the institution which offered the chance to conduct research using my skills in an area of interest to me. I am fortunate that funding had been identified and secured prior to the research post being advertised (Joint funding from GSK and UCL Impact award)

I appreciate the wealth of knowledge and experience and associated support available from my supervisors.

I feel extremely privileged to have recruited and met participants for my research study from athlete groups preparing for the Olympics in Rio this summer and other professional athletes.

I would like to retain an association with UCL, the  EDI and EDH following completion of my research