Harriet Boyd

Harriet Boyd


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Personal profile

Academic Biography

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.


Education/Academic qualification

Master, Teesside University

Sep 2011Jun 2015

Award Date: 8 Jul 2015

University of Glasgow

Sep 2003Dec 2005

Award Date: 12 Dec 2005

Royal Conservatoire of Scotland

Sep 2000Jun 2001

Award Date: 11 Jun 2001

Bachelor, Royal Conservatoire of Scotland

Oct 1996Jun 2000

Award Date: 5 Jun 2000

Professional Doctorate

Sep 2018 → …

External positions

External examiner, University of the Highlands and Islands

Sep 2018Jun 2022

External examiner, University of Manchester

Sep 2013Jun 2017