Professor Andrew Eder has been appointed associate vice-provost (Enterprise) at UCL and director of CPD and Short Course Development.
The position, with a mandate to facilitate growth of this key area across the University, follows Professor Eder’s recently completed 10-year term as director of Education and CPD at the UCL Eastman Dental Institute, for which he was recognised for his excellence and innovation in teaching and learning at UCL as a recipient of a Provost’s Teaching Award in 2010.
Professor Eder will also continue to be involved in postgraduate dental education at the Eastman.
He said: 'With a background in educational entrepreneurship and leadership, I am delighted to have been invited to play a leading role in this exciting initiative at UCL. As the global demand for high quality lifelong learning continues to expand almost exponentially, UCL is superbly placed to be a leading provider.'
As a specialist in restorative dentistry and prosthodontics, Professor Eder also maintains a multi-disciplinary referral practice in central London.
He has a special interest in the aetiology, demographics and clinical management of patients with tooth wear. He is co-editor of the British Dental Journal book on Tooth Surface Loss and Clinical Director of the London Tooth Wear Centre.
Professor Eder’s academic interests include innovative methodology and technology in teaching and learning and the impact of continuing education on patient outcomes in clinical practice. He is a past president of Alpha Omega, the British Society for Restorative Dentistry and the Royal Society of Medicine’s Odontological Section, is an examiner at UCL and the Royal College of Surgeons and serves on the Editorial Boards of several international dental journals.