School of Dentistry celebrates public engagement success

Researchers from the School of Dentistry have been awarded a University of Leeds 2017 Public Engagement with Research Award.

2017 Public engagement with research award

Professor Sue Pavitt and her team from the School of Dentistry received the award for their work with Batley Girls School on the RAISED in Yorkshire project (ReseArch in Schools Evaluating Dental Health).

The RAISED in Yorkshire project was developed as a consequence of the pupils experiencing the Don’t Smile play, which was part of an award-winning project to raise awareness of oral health organised by Professor Pavitt’s team last year. 10 pupils from Batley Girls School approached the School of Dentistry to continue the partnership and were keen to co-develop participatory dental research in their school community.

Professor Lisa Roberts, Deputy Vice-Chancellor for Research and Innovation presented Professor Pavitt with the award.