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Professor Richard Watt

Richard Watt

Professor Richard Watt is the Co-Chair for Programme Grants for Applied Research committee A.

Richard is a Professor and Honorary Consultant in Dental Public Health, in the Department of Epidemiology and Public Health at UCL. He is the Director of the WHO, Collaborating Centre on Oral Health Inequalities and Public Health and is also Director of Research for Central North West London NHS Foundation Trust. He graduated from University of Edinburgh Dental School in 1984 and then completed a MSc and PhD in Public Health at UCL. 

His main research interests focus on social and commercial determinants of health inequalities and the development and evaluation of community-based health improvement interventions. He is currently the co-chair of the Lancet Commission on Oral Health and is a NIHR Senior Investigator.

Richard has previously been the Chair of the NIHR Research for Patient Benefit Regional Advisory Committee, London.