Malcolm Edwards

Lead for Postgraduate Studies

School of Dentistry

Harrington Building, HA134A

+44 (0) 1772 89 5878

Subject Areas: Dentistry

Malcolm is the Director of Postgraduate Dental studies, an Honorary Consultant in Restorative Dentistry, and also Director of the UCLan Dental Clinic. He has been a lecturer at the Dental schools in Cardiff and Birmingham, as well as a Restorative Consultant in the Middle East.  He has also worked in dental practice, providing treatment under the NHS and by private contract. He has lectured extensively throughout the UK and South East Asia on a wide range of restorative topics and been a regular speaker at Conferences in the UK and further afield.

Full Profile

Having qualified from the School of Dentistry at the University of Wales in 1981, winning the Dental School Alumni prize and having been President of the Student Society, Malcolm went on to complete his masters degree and pass the Fellowship in Dental Surgery from the Royal college of Surgeons in England. He passed the Diploma in Restorative Dentistry on the last occasion that it was held, and was one of the first cohort to be awarded the Membership in Restorative Dentistry from the Royal College of Surgeons in Edinburgh. After seven years working in Saudi Arabia, Malcolm returned to the UK and worked part-time in specialist referral practice, and part-time at the Dental School in Birmingham. In 2009 he joined UCLan, initially as the Course Lead in Restorative Dentistry, and later as the Academic Lead before being appointed as the Director of Postgraduate Dental studies. As such, he is responsible for the portfolio of postgraduate courses offered by the Dental school and delivered in the UK and overseas.


  • BDS (Wales) 1981
  • MScD (Wales) 1987
  • FDSRCS (Eng) 1987
  • DRDRCS (Edin) 1993
  • MRDRCS (Edin) 1993
  • MFGDP (UK)
  • FHEA


  • General Dental Council
  • Royal College of Surgeons (England)
  • Royal College of Surgeons (Edinburgh)
  • Faculty of General Dental Practitioners
  • Higher Education Academy
  • British Society for the Study of Prosthodontics

Teaching activities

Responsible for the part time MSc programmes offered by the Dental school, and also for the full time MClinDent programmes that are due to start in 2020

Research Activities

Presently studying for the degree of Doctorate in Education.