Professor Helen Whelton (BDS PhD MDPH DTLHE FFD FFPHM) is the new Head of the College of Medicine and Health at UCC.
She was previously Dean of the School of Dentistry, University of Leeds, UK.
She was Professor of Dental Public Health and Preventive Dentistry in the University of Leeds and held Honorary Consultant appointments with the NHS and Public Health England. She is Principal Investigator of a large EU H 2020 grant to explore the use of Big Data in dentistry, involving eight national and private insurers in six EU countries.
She has been an Adjunct Professor at UCC where she directs a national oral health research programme funded by the Health Research Board.