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SMD academic featured in exhibition of UK Black Female Professors

Institute of Dentistry academic featured in exhibition Phenomenal Women: Portraits of UK Black Female Professors


A photo portrait of Professor Cynthia Pine

Professor Cynthia Pine CBE became the first woman to lead a British school of dentistry. Born in Guyana, she graduated from the University of Manchester with a Bachelor of Dental Surgery (BDS) in 1976 and a PhD from the same institution in 1982, and she has an MBA from the University of Dundee.

She was appointed Dean of the University of Liverpool School of Dentistry in 2003. She was later appointed as Pro Vice Chancellor, International at Salford University.

Since 2013 Pine has been Professor of Dental Public Health at the Institute of Dentistry, and Academic Lead and Head of the Unit of Dental Public Health since 2014.

In 2018, Pine was awarded the EW Borrow Memorial Award at the International Association for Dental Research Conference in London, in recognition of her research in oral health prevention for children.

Professor Pine was made a Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (CBE) in 2006. She has been included in the Powerlist of the UK's 100 most influential people of African and Afro-Caribbean descent. She is one of a group of highly successful Guyanese people in Britain.

In 2020 a portrait of Pine was included in the exhibition Phenomenal Women: Portraits of UK Black Female Professors. Click on this link to see the portraits.