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Institute of Dentistry - Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry

Dr Huda Yusuf, BSc (Hons), BDS, MFDSRCS (Eng), MSc, PhD, FDS (DPH) RCS (Eng), FHEA


Clinical Senior Lecturer in Dental Public Health Consultant in Dental Public Health at Public Health England

Room Number: Office 3, Floor 4, Institute of Dentistry


Huda graduated in 1998 from King’s Dental Institute. She worked in the Hospital, Community Dental and General Dental Services. She completed her MSc in Dental Public Health in 2004 at UCL. She subsequently took up a post as a Specialist Registrar in Dental Public Health and also completed her PhD at UCL in the Department of Epidemiology and Public Health.

Huda is a Clinical Lecturer in Dental Public Health at the Dental Public Unit in Queen Mary University of London and a Consultant in Dental Public Health in Public Health England.

She teaches undergraduate and postgraduate students in Dental Public Health and supervises MSc theses. She has been an invited speaker in European Conferences, the Royal College of Medicine and as a lecturer in Dental Public Health.

She is currently the Secretary for the European Association of Dental Public Health and is a member of the Abstract Review Committee.

Centre: Dental Public Health and Primary Care


Research Interests:

Huda’s PhD thesis focused on research in primary care, particularly implementing and evaluating an obesity intervention with the aim of reducing sugary soft drinks among young people attending NHS dental practices in London. Her research interests include health inequalities, translational research, developing and evaluating complex interventions to improve public health. More specifically:

  • translational research and particularly the development and evaluation of complex interventions in primary dental care and community settings
  • behaviour change interventions aimed at preventing chronic diseases and more specifically those aimed at reducing sugars to prevent obesity and dental caries.
  • mixed methods research and process evaluation of interventions to inform the limited evidence base.


Yusuf H, Kolliakou A, Ntouva A, Murphy M, Newton T, Tsakos G, Watt RG.
Predictors of dentists' behaviours in delivering prevention in primary dental care in England: using the theory of planned behaviour. BMC Health Serv Res. 2016 Feb 8;16(1):44.

Yusuf H, Tsakos G, Ntouva A, Murphy M, Porter J , Newton T, and Watt R. Differences by age and sex in general dental practitioners’ knowledge, attitudes and behaviours in delivering prevention. British Dental Journal 2015, 219: E7

Yusuf H, Wright K, Robertson K. Evaluation of a pilot oral health promotion programme ‘Keep Smiling’: perspectives from GDPs, health champions and school staff. British Dental Journal 2015, 218:455-9.
Yusuf H, Murphy M, Ntouva A, Newton T, Murdoch, M, Watt R. An ethical dilemma: our current understanding of prevention in primary dental care. A qualitative study. Social Science and Dentistry 2014, 3:17-26

Murphy M, Porter J, Yusuf, H; Ntouva A, Newton, T, Kolliakou Anna, Crawley, H; Tsakos, G; Pikhart, H, Watt, RG. Considerations and lessons learned from designing a motivational interviewing obesity intervention for young people attending dental practices : A study protocol paper. Contemporary Clinical Trials, 2013, 36: 126-134.
Yusuf H. Toothbrushing may reduce ventilator-associated pneumonia. Evidence Based Dentistry 2013 Sep; 14 May: 89-90.

Tsakos G, Blair Y, Yusuf H, Wright W, Watt R, Macpherson. Developing a new self-reported scale of oral health outcomes for 5-year-old children (SOHO-5). Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2012, 10:62

Yusuf H, Gherunpong S, Sheiham A, and Tsakos G: Validation of an English version of the Child-OIDP index, an oral health-related quality of life measure for children Health and Quality of Life Outcomes. 2006; 4: 38.

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