Tim Newton
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Tim Newton is Professor of Psychology as Applied to Dentistry at King’s College London Faculty of Dentistry, Oral & Craniofacial Sciences. He also holds Honorary Consultant Health Psychologist positions with Guy’s & St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust and The Office of the Chief Dental Officer (England). Tim has worked in the behavioural sciences in relation to dentistry for over 30 years, and his particular interests include the management of dental anxiety, the working life of the dental team and patients’ perceptions of treatment.

In 2016 Tim was awarded the Behavioural, Epidemiological and Health Services Research Distinguished Scientist Award by the International Association of Dental Research. He is an honorary member of the British Orthodontic Society and was the Webb Johnson Lecturer, Royal College of Surgeons of England, as well as the Otago Community Trust visiting professor of dentistry, University of Otago.

Tim is commited to ensuring that research is conducted to the highest standards of collegiality, integrity and trustworthiness. In pursuance of this he is Dean of Research Culture.

Research interests (short)

The role of thoughts and behaviour in oral health and disease.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 5 - Gender Equality
  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions


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