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Heather Lundbeck

Dr Heather Lundbeck

Clinical Lecturer in Paediatric Dentistry

School of Dentistry

University Dental Hospital, Room 5F.06 Postgraduate Research Office, Heath Park, Cardiff, CF14 4XY


I am a Clinical Lecturer in Paediatric Dentistry here at Cardiff University. I am invovled with the provison of clinical dentistry, teaching and research.






I am currently undertaking a PhD at Cardiff University, alongside my role as Clinical Lecturer in Paediatric Dentistry. My PhD focuses translational research, practitioner implementation of evidence-based practice and moving research into practice for public benefit, within the field of Cariology and Paediatric Dentistry.

Research group: Improving Dentistry Group - Research - Cardiff University


My main teaching activities include:-

  • Clincal supervision and teaching of undergraduate BDS students
  • Year 4 Paediatric Dentistry Lead
  • Preparing for Practice OSCE Lead
  • INSPIRE Dental School Lead
  • Personal Tutor
  • LGBT+ staff representative


I gained a Bachelor of Dental Surgery (BDS) with commendation from Dundee University in 2015. During my time at university I took the opportunity to intercalate and graduated with an Upper Class Second Honours degree in Neuroscience in 2012 and I received the John Sturrock Memorial Prize for the best research report by an undergraduate student that year.

After qualifying as a dentist and completing my Foundation training in General Practice I went on to Dental Core Training. This allowed me to gain experience in a variety of specialities including Paediatric Dentistry, Orthodontics, Restorative Dentistry, Special Care and Maxillofacial & Oral Surgery.

I have also worked as a Professional Practice Fellow at the University of Otago where I was able to develop as a clinical educator and develop my research skills by working with the Public Health team.

On my return to the UK I worked within the Paediatric Department at the University of Bristol where I was involved with the delivery of the undergraduate BDS course as well as NHS service provision.

Prior to my role at Cardiff University, I completed examinations to become a member of the Faculty of Dental Surgery of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow. I have also gained a Postgraduate Certificate in Medical and Health Education from the University of Manchester.

Honours and awards

  • Cardiff University Outstanding Contribution Award 2023
  • BSPD Teachers Bursary Award 2022
  • John Sturrock Memorial Award 2012
  • Dentsply Sirona Research Compeition School Winner 2012

Professional memberships

  • Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons Glasgow (RCPSG)
  • British Society of Paediatric Dentistry
  • Dental Trauma UK
  • Association of Dental Educators in Europe

Committees and reviewing

  • British Society of Paediatric Dentistry - Bursary Co-ordinator and Social Media Representative
  • GW4 INSPIRE Cardiff Dental School Lead