Head of School of Dentistry
University of Birmingham

Iain Chapple is Professor of Periodontology and Head of the School of Dentistry, University of Birmingham, England. He is former Scientific Editor of the British Dental Journal and the Journal of Periodontal Research and current Associate Editor of the Journal Clinical Periodontology and Periodontology 2000. He has written seven textbooks and 16 book chapters. He was President of the IADR Periodontal Research Group (2006-2007) and Group Program Chair (2008-2015). Chapple was Treasurer of the European Federation of Periodontology (EFP) 2007-2013, co-chairs the EFPs Workshops, was Foundation Chairman of the EFP Scientific Advisory Committee and Editor of JCP Digest (2014-2016) and is currently EFP Secretary General. He was British Society of Periodontology President in 2014-2015 and awarded the Charles Tomes medal of the Royal College of Surgeons in 2011 and the IADR Periodontal Research Group Rizzo Research Award (2001).

Prof Chapple is the 2018 recipient of the IADR Distinguished Scientist in Periodontal Research Award and leads Birmingham’s Periodontal Research Group. He has published over 170 peer reviewed manuscripts in the international scientific literature and is Director of Research for the Institute of Clinical Sciences. His research interests lie in neutrophil biology, pathogenesis of periodontal-systemic disease links, micronutritional modulation of inflammation and periodontal predictive technologies (including biomarker discovery).