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Dr Shelagh Thompson: Good news and sad news

28 August 2014

Dr Shelagh ThompsonThe good news, is of course that Dr Shelagh Thompson is soon to be Professor of Special Care Dentistry in Liverpool University School of Dentistry.  On  13th October 2014 she will start overseeing development of Special Care in Dentistry, still in its infancy at Liverpool.  While the loss of Shelagh is of course the sad news for us in Cardiff University, it is a unique opportunity for both her and Liverpool. Everyone who knows Shelagh is absolutely delighted for her: our loss is Liverpool’s gain.  Shelagh has been with us for over 28 years and in that in that time, Special Care in Dentistry has improved immensely with her guidance, support and encouragement, there is no doubt that she has a superb national and international reputation in the field.

Shelagh has been a personal friend but also a colleague and supporter of the academic Department of Anaesthetics, Intensive Care and Pain Medicine for many many years and a joy to work with.  We’ve worked together in environmental research, sedation research, dental simulation and of course in the development and delivery of the hugely successful MSc Dental Sedation.  She will be greatly missed by very many in my department.

I am sure that you will all want to join with me in wishing Shelagh the very best of luck in her new role. We must all thank her for her hard work developing ‘Special Care in Dentistry’, academic dentistry and  in particular we are grateful for her support of academic anaesthesia in Cardiff.

Professor Judith Hall