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Prof. Malcolm Jones

Professor Malcolm Jones

Professor Malcolm Jones

Malcolm Jones is responsible in the University for the strategic interface with the local NHS bodies, chairs the Health Schools Strategy Board (HSSB) with its membership from six Health Schools (Dental, Healthcare Studies, Medical, Nursing and Midwifery, Pharmacy and Postgraduate Medical and Dental Education). 

Professor Malcolm Jones graduated from the Dental School in Cardiff in 1973 and was the first alumnus to become Dean of the School (from 1999 – 2006). He also held the position of General Manager for Dental Services within Cardiff and Vale NHS Trust during that time.

He is a Consultant in Orthodontics, who completed his specialty clinical training at the Royal Dental Hospital and School in the late 1970’s. His clinical interests have been in the area of management of patients with facial deformity and children with craniofacial syndromal problems. His research interests have been largely in the applied area with a particular focus on biomechanics. He has published widely internationally with more than 130 papers and 5 books to his name.

He has interest in the development of innovative undergraduate and postgraduate dental education, was Dean during the launch of the new dental undergraduate curriculum in Cardiff in 2001 and was Director of the Welsh Postgraduate Orthodontic Training Programme in the 1990’s.

He has been a member of the General Dental Council, its Professional Conduct Committee and the UK Educational Visitation Team. He is currently joint Chair of the GDC group overseeing the development of new Graduate Entry Programmes in the UK. He has chaired an EU sponsored Task Force to develop agreed standards of Quality Assurance in dental education across Europe and also chaired the Global Dental Conference Group which developed guidance on Management & Leadership in Dentistry (2007). He was Executive Secretary of the UK Council of Dental Deans (2005-2008) and was First Chair of the European Council of Dental Deans (2007-8).

He is also a Past President of the Association for Dental Education in Europe (ADEE), an organisation that represents more than 200 dental schools in Europe.

He is a member of the Welsh Dental Committee, an elected member of the Council of Cardiff University and also of the Dental Council of the Royal College of Surgeons in Edinburgh.