Charlotte Jeavons Faculty of Education & Health

Charlotte Jeavons RDN, PGCert, BSc Hons, MSc

Charlotte Jeavons
RDN, PGCert, BSc Hons, MSc

Senior Lecturer, Public Health

Department of Psychology, Social Work & Counselling

Faculty of Education and Health

Charlotte Jeavons is a Senior Lecturer for Public Health in the Department of Psychology, Social Work & Counselling at the University of Greenwich.

Charlotte is a registered dental care professional with clinical experience in the UK and overseas and has previously worked both in the NHS and private practice. Charlotte has undertaken a number of significant projects for the Department of Health (DH) including developing a teaching resource for oral health that was issued to all primary schools in England.

Charlotte's most recent project with the DH was to lead a work-stream on oral care for vulnerable people, including people who are homeless. Charlotte has also worked closely with the UK Public Health Register to develop a framework of competencies for public health practitioners leading to registration. This is an area that she is continuing to work on with regard to a specific route for oral health practitioners. She is also an Assessor for the UK Public Health Register.

Prior to this Charlotte held a part-time teaching position for over 10 years at Queen Mary's University, Bart's and The London Dental Institute and concurrently management positions within the NHS, specifically in dental services and dental public health. Charlotte has previously held a secondment position as the Head of Oral Health Promotion within an international dental charity and been the Chair of the National Oral Health Promotion Group.

Charlotte joined the university in 2011 as senior lecturer and lead on the BSc Hons Public Health programme, lecturing on three specific courses; Health Promotion, Analysis of Health Needs, and Employment Based Learning. She is also course lecturer across a range of undergraduate and Continuous Professional Development (CPD) programmes; Health and Wellbeing, Health and Social Care, and British Council for Nutritional Health.

Her main areas of interest are public health ethics, workforce development particularly for dental care professionals, dental public health and health promotion.

Charlotte's other responsibilities within the department include; extenuating circumstances assessment, employment and being a department representative on the faculty operating group.

Posts held previously:

  • 2010-11, Dental Services Manager, Central London Community Health Care
  • 2000-10, Tutor (p/t), Queen Mary University of London, Bart's and The London Dental Institute
  • 2004-05, Head of Oral Health Promotion at Dentaid: 1 year secondment on Dept. of Health project
  • 2000-10, Lead Oral Health Improvement (f/t), Haringey NHS
  • Senior Lecturer, Public Health, Department of Psychology, Social Work & Counselling
  • Programme lead BSc Hons Public Health
  • Lecturer across undergraduate and CPD programmes
  • Course coordinator for Health Promotion, Analysis of Health Needs, and Employment Based Learning, BSc Hons programme

Professional/memberships:

  • Registered Dental Nurse: General Dental Council
  • Assessor of practitioners for the UK Public Health Register
  • Associate Member: Faculty of Public Health, and on workforce development group
  • Council Member (Auditor), British Association for the Study of Community Dentistry
  • Council Member, Institute of Health Promotion and Education (MIHPE)
  • British Society of Dental Hygiene and Therapy
  • Dental Ethics and Law Forum
  • Higher Education Academy

Editorial/other:

  • Editorial Board Member, Primary Dental Journal
  • Editorial Board member, Smile Magazine 
  • Peer reviewer, International Journal of Health Promotion and Education
  • Examiner: MSc Public Health, Sheffield Hallam University

Charlotte's current PhD study looks at ethical issues of consent in the implementation of public health (dental) programmes, as well as interest in public health workforce development.

Funded research projects

  • NHS Haringey: Parental consent and fluoride varnish schemes: lesson from dental screening, 2011 
  • Oral and Dental Research Trust: Prevention in practice: using an evidence based tool, 2009
  • Oral and Dental Research Trust: Smoking cessation in practice: DCPs use of a hand held electronic device, 2006

Gritton, J., Stewart, J., Jeavons, C., La Placa, V. and Mehmet, N. (2016). Movies in the Classroom: Lessons for curriculum design. Compass: Journal of Learning and Teaching, 8(12).

Jeavons, C. (2014). Smart Swaps: Change for Life Campaign. Dental Health.

Jeavons, C. (2013). Bigger Smiles; a dental public health pilot project. Annual Clinical Journal of Dental Health, Issue 3.

Jeavons, C. (2012). Parental Consent for Fluoride varnish schemes: lessons from dental screening. Annual Clinical Journal of Dental Health, Issue 2.

Jeavons, C. (2011). NOHPG 30 years in the making. NOHPG Journal, Autumn issue.

Jeavons C. (2010). Improving oral health and dental outcomes: Developing the dental public health workforce in England- A review. NOHPG Journal.

Jeavons, C. (2009). How will the Public Health Register affect you? Smile.

Jeavons, C. (2009). An 'evaluation' of CPD seminars. Smile.

Jeavons, C. (2009). What is oral health promotion? The Probe.

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Jeavons, C. (2016). Oral Health Education for Dental Hygienists. Dental Hygiene Association of Latvia. Riga, Latvia.

Jeavons, C. (2015/2016). Delivering Better Oral Health, [CPD Workshop]. North West Deanery. Northwick Park Hospital, Harrow. 

Jeavons, C. (2015). Movies in the Classroom. SHIFT Learning and Teaching conference, Greenwich.

Jeavons, C. (2015). Ethics and Parental Consent. [Poster]. British Association for the Study of Community Dentistry, Leeds.

Jeavons, C. (2015). Parental Consent. [Poster]. Research Conference, City University London, London. 

Jeavons, C. (2014). Workforce Transformation-How can CPD help? Committee of Postgraduate Dental Deans and Directors, May, London.

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