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The Programme Development Team provides project management and administrative support for the Scottish Dental Clinical Effectiveness Programme (SDCEP) and is responsible for the methodology of guidance development. The team facilitates all aspects of guidance development, including information and evidence searching and appraisal, research, liaising with external organisations, editing, publication and dissemination.

All guidance activities within SDCEP are overseen by the Steering Group.

Programme Development Team

Name Position
Dr Douglas Stirling Programme Lead (Guidance)
Dr Linda Young Programme Lead (Evaluation of Implementation)
Iain Colthart Specialist Research Lead – Guidance Development
Dr Samantha Rutherford Specialist Research Lead – Guidance Development
Dr Michele West Specialist Research Lead – Guidance Development
Fiona Ord Project Officer
Margaret Mooney Senior Administrative Officer
Colin Yau Administrative Officer


For further information about any aspect of the Programme, including how you can get involved in the consultation process of the guidance documents, please contact us at:

Scottish Dental Clinical Effectiveness Programme
Dundee Dental Education Centre,
Frankland Building
Small’s Wynd

Tel: +44 (0)1382 425751
+44 (0)1382 740964


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