Nicola Innes initially qualified as a Registered General Nurse, then gained a BSc in Life Sciences followed by an intercalated BMSc in Cellular/Molecular Pathology and BDS(hons). She spent seven years as a General Dentist in Scotland then completed a PhD based on a randomised control trial investigating the Hall Technique whilst part-time in practice and part-time at the University of Dundee. With over £7M grant capture, and around 100 publications in peer reviewed journals, Prof. Innes’  research is internationally recognised within cariology (minimal intervention), paediatric (Child Friendly) dentistry, marginalised communities and evidence based dentistry and she has led NIHR funded UK-wide child dental research projects, participated in other UK-wide trials as well as ones based in Germany, Lithuania, Australia, Brazil, US and New Zealand, co-authored several Cochrane reviews related to cariology and sits on several national guidance development groups. In Dundee she co-led implementation of a new undergraduate curriculum and was Associate Dean for Learning and Teaching for 4 years. Prof. Innes took up the position of Dean of Cardiff Dental School at the beginning of August 2020.