College of Medicine & Veterinary Medicine

Margaret Ross awarded OBE

Margaret Ross, Senior Lecturer for Dental Care Professionals and Programme Director of the BSc (Hons) in Oral Health Sciences has been awarded an OBE.

Margaret Ross OBE

The award of Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) was given as part of celebrations marking the Queen's 91st birthday, in honour of Margaret’s services to dentistry.

Margaret has worked in the Dental Institute since 2001 when she was appointed to the first senior lecturer’s post for Dental Care Professionals in the UK.

Prior to this, she was employed for almost 20 years as a dental hygienist tutor in Glasgow Dental Hospital and School.

Margaret holds a Masters in Public Health from the University of Glasgow.

Last year, she was awarded the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh Gold Medal for services to the College. This was the first occasion that this prestigious medal was awarded to an individual who was not a dentist.

Margaret said: “I am both delighted and humbled by this wonderful award. I have worked with a number of tremendous people throughout my career who have given me opportunities to develop my professional aspirations, and have helped me reach this point in my life. For that, I am extremely grateful.”