Niall holds the position of convenor of the Scottish charity ‘Let’s Talk About Mouth Cancer’ and is one of its founding trustees. He graduated from the School of Dentistry, University of Dundee in 2013. He has completed foundation and core training in a range of dental specialities including General Dental Practice, Paediatric Dentistry, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Oral Medicine, Oral Surgery, Restorative Dentistry and Community Dentistry. Niall’s final year of core training was spent working with the Scottish Dental Clinical Effectiveness Programme in Dundee as a Dental Core Trainee in Quality Improvement and Clinical Practice.
He is now a Specialty Registrar in Dental Public Health with NHS Fife and works throughout the East of Scotland. He is a Member by examination of the Faculty of Dental Surgery of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow. Niall has recently completed a Masters of Dental Public Health at the University of Dundee.
With an interest in global health and humanitarian work, Niall has led expeditions to the Peruvian Amazon to provide a dental service to deprived communities and continues to support this work. In 2017, Niall was awarded the Young Achiever Award by NHS Scotland and the Scottish Government as part of the Scottish Health Awards.
Niall’s main interest in oral cancer surrounds early detection and prevention of the disease.