Susan Cunningham, professor of orthodontics at the UCL Eastman Dental Institute (EDI), has been awarded the Mature Educator Certificate for Excellence in Dental Education by the Association for Dental Education in Europe (ADEE) in recognition of her prolific contribution to dental education.
The award was presented by Professor Richard Oliver, chair of the ADEE Excellence in Dental Education Advisory Committee, at the General Assembly of the ADEE meeting held in Antalya.
Professor Cunningham’s many educational commitments include programme director of the world-renowned MClinDent in orthodontics programme at UCL EDI and Chair of the SAC in Orthodontics.
Her role as chair of the British Orthodontic Society’s (BOS) education committee currently includes overseeing the re-development of the National Orthodontic Virtual Learning Environment into a powerful, interactive learning tool for orthodontic trainees and trainers across the UK.
A former chair of the BOS University Teachers’ Group, Professor Cunningham also held the position of director of education at UCL EDI from 2002 to 2004.
Her passion for postgraduate dental education is also reflected in her research.
She has published work evaluating attitudes and motivation towards postgraduate study in orthodontics and the efficacy of, and attitudes towards, e-learning in orthodontics.