Gerry McKenna

    Dr Gerry McKenna

    Clinical Senior Lecturer

    Phone: 028 9097 6311, +44 (0)28 9097 6311, +44 (0)28 9097 8999

    For media contact email
    or call +44(0)2890 973091.

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    Research Interests

    I am specialist in Restorative Dentistry and Prosthodontics working as a Consultant in the Belfast NHS Health and Social Care Trust.  My clinical duties are based in the Centre for Dentistry, Queens University Belfast where I also provide clinical supervision and teaching for dental undergraduates. I am a Principal Investigator based within the Centre for Public Health and a member of the Nutrition and Metabolism and Health Services Research Groups. My research is centred around optomising treatment options for older patients which positively impact their dental and overall health. My current position combines research, clinical teaching and specialist patient care.  

    I am the immediate past President of the Irish Division of the International Association for Dental Research (IADR) and past President of the European College of Gerodontology (ECG).  I am the Vice President of the Geriatric Oral Research Group (GORG) at IADR.  

    My research interests include:

    1. Gerodontology

    2. Links between oral health and nutrition

    3. Patient centred outcomes including Quality of Life measures

    4. Health economics

    5. Head and neck oncology

    Willingness to take PhD students


    PhD projects

    I am always happy to hear from potential PhD students who are interested in undertaking projects in:
    1. Gerodontology
    2. Links between oral health and nutrition
    3. Oral health services research

    Frequent Journals

    • Journal of Dental Research

      ISSNs: 0022-0345

      Additional searchable ISSN (Electronic): 1544-0591


      Scopus rating (2017): CiteScore 5.05 SJR 2.302 SNIP 2.096


    • Journal of Dentistry

      ISSNs: 0300-5712

      Elsevier BV

      Scopus rating (2017): CiteScore 4.13 SJR 1.919 SNIP 2.002


    • Dental Update

      ISSNs: 0305-5000

      George Warman Publications (Pty.) Ltd.

      Scopus rating (2017): CiteScore 0.26 SJR 0.229 SNIP 0.288


    • The European Journal of Prosthodontics and Restorative Dentistry

      ISSNs: 0965-7452

      FDI World Dental Press Ltd

      Scopus rating (2017): CiteScore 0.48 SJR 0.265


    • Gerodontology

      ISSNs: 0734-0664

      Additional searchable ISSN (Electronic): 1741-2358

      Blackwell Munksgaard

      Scopus rating (2017): CiteScore 1.41 SJR 0.627 SNIP 0.89


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