Professor Cynthia Pine
Professor Cynthia Pine CBE, PhD, MBA, BDS, FDSRCS, FRSA, FCGI is Professor of Dental Public Health at Barts and The London Medical and Dental Schools, Queen Mary University of London; Honorary Consultant in Dental Public Health at Barts Health NHS Trust; NHS Consultant in Dental Public Health at Salford Royal Hospital NHS Trust; Honorary Consultant Academic at Public Health England; and Visiting Scholar, Queen’s University, Belfast.
Professor Pine was the first woman ever to be appointed Dean of a UK Dental School.
In 2006 she was appointed CBE for services to dentistry. In the same year she was named by the Government of Guyana, her country of birth, as Outstanding Guyanese of the Year and she was awarded the Special Merit Award for Outstanding Achievement in Community Dentistry – International by the American Association of Public Health Dentistry.
In 2010 she was awarded a National Clinical Excellence Award (Silver) by the NHS and appointed Pro Vice Chancellor at the University of Salford.
In 2014 she was awarded a Fellowship of the City & Guilds Institute, London.
Her public health research focus on children and families in the prevention of childhood dental caries aims to reduce health inequalities. She says that she is passionate about her work, it is real world and can make a measurable difference to child health.