Professor Leung is professor of dental education, head of the UCL Eastman Dental Institute’s continuing professional development department and programme director of their master’s in restorative dental practice.
He is also the academic lead for clinical skills for the GDC’s Overseas Registration Examinations (ORE).
Professor Leung said, ‘I am delighted and honoured to be dean-elect at RCSI and grateful of the many experiences and challenges that my role at UCL Eastman Dental Institute has afforded me – as well as the support of exceptional colleagues’.
‘I hope that my new role will allow RCSI and the Institute to move forward and collaboratively break new boundaries in dental education in the UK, Ireland and much further afield.’
Since qualifying from Dundee University in 1985, Professor Leung has gained fellowships from the Faculty of General Dental Practice, Royal College of Surgeons of England, the Faculty of Dentistry, Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, as well as further qualifications.
He has chaired the examination committee for the Faculty of Dentistry at RCSI in Ireland and has recently completed his term as vice dean.