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 Maria Morgan BSc (Hons), PGCE, MPH, MPhil, FHEA, FFPH

Maria Morgan

BSc (Hons), PGCE, MPH, MPhil, FHEA, FFPH

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I am skilled senior public health professional who has developed a wide portfolio of practical public health experience over the last twenty years.

My particular research interests are in public health (both dental and generic public health), epidemiology, inequalities in health, food, nutrition and health promotion, collaborative working and policy implementation.


Career Profile

I am committed and skilled senior public health professional who has developed a wide portfolio of practical public health experience over the last sixteen years.

My particular strengths are in epidemiology, research and development, education, collaborative working and policy implementation.   I am able to apply myself in a multi-disciplinary working environment, evidenced by my work in public health medicine and public health dentistry, commissioning health services, nutrition and health promotion.

Memberships / External Activities

Fellow of the Faculty of Public Health

Fellow of the Higher Education Academy

Member of the British Association for the Study of Community Dentistry

Member of the Association of Geographical Information

Member of the Society of Chemical Industry

Member of the Society of Social Medicine

Teaching Profile

My main teaching interests relate to public health and epidemiology.   I am especially interested in inequalities in health and practical strategies to address them.

I am topic leader for the dental public health element of the Dentistry in the Wider Community theme of the BDS.   I also contribute to the dental public health teaching for the PCDs.   I am topic leader for the Dental Public Health Specialist option of the MPH. I am currently supervising one MPH dissertation.   I also undertake teaching of postgraduate dentists, SHOs and GPTs.

Awards / Prizes

Registration with the UK Voluntary Register for Public Health Specialists, 2007

Aelodaethau proffesiynol

British Association of Coomunity Dentistry (BASCD), Society of Social Medicine (SSM), Faculty of Public Health (FPH), UK Voluntary Public Health Register, Association of Geographical Information






















Research projects

  • Information requirements of the Community Dental Service (Sept 1998), my involvement here culminated in my being a Welsh Assembly representative at Department of Health meetings related to this issue.
  • CDS/GDS Update Report, (Aug 2001) $acirc;   this evaluation report resulted in additional funding being awarded to the initiative at the time, a precursor to PDS in Wales.

Fissure Sealant Programme Evaluation Reports, (Apr 2004, ongoing).   These reports prompted considerable debate on the effectiveness of the programme, especially in relation to its delivery. Consequently, those implementing the programme have revisited their methods to try to improve effectiveness and efficiency.

Selected Projects

  • A qualitative study of children$acirc;  s understandings and motivations surrounding novelty sweets -to determine how children conceptualise novelty sweets and their motivations for buying and consuming them. Awarded  £2,110 from Colgate
  • Welsh Oral Health Information lead role: I undertake the work of the Welsh Oral Health Information Unit which provides information on oral epidemiology to the Welsh Assembly Government (WAG) which is used to inform Welsh oral health policy.   I am all Wales lead for Oral Health Information (Epidemiology and Oral Health Data Management) as defined by the All Wales Dental Public Health Team of the NPHS
  • Worked to secure annual recurring funding from WAG -  £50K annually, approximately.
  • Cardiff food and health strategy lead role: On behalf of Cardiff Health Alliance I am leading the work on the development and implementation of a Food and Health Strategy for the city of Cardiff.  £10K
  • Association of Geographical Information Cymru steering group member and contributor to strategy document.