Joanne Beveridge

Programme Director BSc Oral Health Sciences

Mrs Joanne Beveridge

Programme Director BSc (Hons) Oral Health Science Programme/Senior Lecturer for Dental Care Professionals

  • Edinburgh Dental Institute
  • Deanery of Clinical Sciences
  • College of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine

Contact details

Joanne Beveridge is the Programme Director BSc Oral Health Sciences and Senior Lecturer for Dental Care Professionals based at the Edinburgh Dental Institute.


Joanne is a dually qualified Dental Hygiene-Therapist with over 20 years’ experience in the dental field. During her career Joanne has worked in various clinics throughout the UK and has undertaken courses in dental bleaching and inhalation sedation. In 2007, Joanne took up a tutoring role at Kings College in London where her interest in education began. In 2009, Joanne was appointed as Lecturer in Oral Health Sciences at the University of Edinburgh and was awarded an MSc in Clinical Education from the University in 2013. Alongside her lecturing duties Joanne also continues to treat patients within the Edinburgh Dental Institute. Joanne is delighted to be appointed as Programme Director for the BSc (Hons) Oral Health Sciences programme and Senior Lecturer for Dental Care Professionals.

Research interests

Joanne has a keen interest in clinical education and adult periodontology. In 2014, she was involved in setting up a theoretical and practical programme focused on prevention, scaling and polishing for students from the Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies. The programme was successful and has now been running on annual basis.


Dental Outreach Teaching: good preparation for practice? A study into the experiences of final year students in a new programme: BSc (Hons) Oral Health Sciences.

Annual Clinical Journal of Dental Health, 2016; 5:36-40

Edinburgh University Students Association (EUSA) Teaching Awards Nominations

Nominee for Best Practice and Inclusive Learning and Teaching 2018

Nominee for Best Supervisor 2018

Nominee for Best Personal Tutor 2013