Research Directorate

The Research Directorate will lead, on behalf of the British Orthodontic Society (BOS), the support of high quality orthodontic scholarship and research. The Society’s research emphasis at the present time is that of evidence based orthodontic care and the health benefits of treatment.

The specific roles of the Research Directorate are to:

  • Develop and implement the BOS research strategy, including initiatives at a national and/or international level to coordinate orthodontic research;
  • Supervise and administer all research grants, fellowships, scholarships, prizes and awards offered by the Society;
  • Oversee the optimal use of BOS financial research resources;
  • Undertake initiatives which raise funds to support such grants and awards, primarily through the British Orthodontic Society Foundation;
  • To develop and seek collaborative funding from outside bodies, including the Royal Colleges and Industry.

Research Director Professor Susan Cunningham 

British Orthodontic Society Foundation (BOSF)
The BOSF promotes improved patient care by supporting the highest standards of research and teaching in orthodontics.
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