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Prof. Farida Fortune

Head of Department Queen Mary University of LondonClinical and Diagnostic Oral Sciences, Institute of Dentistry
Location: London, UK


Professor Fortune is Professor of Medicine in relation to Oral Health and Head of the Centre for Clinical and Diagnostic Oral Sciences (CDOS). She graduated in both Dentistry and Medicine from University College, University of London. In 1992 she obtained her PhD in University of London. She has been recognised as the top five most influential Muslim women in the Guardian’s society segment. Her list of achievements are many from President of the British Society of Oral Medicine in 2007 and President of Odontology section of the Royal Society of Medicine in 2011. She was also elected a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians in 2007. One of her main focuses is to widen access for underrepresented groups in education and health nationally and internationally. In 2004, she was awarded a CBE for services to dentistry. In 2012, she was awarded prestigious Colyer Gold Medal for significant contribution to the profession through their research, teaching and clinical work.



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