Harriet's passion for dentistry was ignited at a young age when she nursed for her dad a few times in his dental practice. After a career as a professional violinist and music teacher, she changed career and studied in 2003 at the Glasgow dental hospital and school as a dental hygienist and therapist.
Harriet qualified in 2005 gaining the medal for outstanding results across Scotland awarded by the Royal College of Surgeons, Edinburgh. Her career as a dental hygienist and therapist has been full of variety working in the NHS, private practices and in the community.
Harriet was part of the initial team to develop the BSc (Hons) Dental Hygiene / Dental Therapy at Teesside University in 2009 and is currently course leader.
Master, Teesside University
Sep 2011 → Jun 2015
Sep 2003 → Dec 2005
Royal Conservatoire of Scotland
Sep 2000 → Jun 2001
Bachelor, Royal Conservatoire of Scotland
Oct 1996 → Jun 2000
Sep 2018 → …
External examiner, University of the Highlands and IslandsSep 2018 → Jun 2022
External examiner, University of ManchesterSep 2013 → Jun 2017