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Dr Senathirajah (Raj) Ariyaratnam

Professor of Dental Education and Global Oral Health, and Lead for Social Responsibility (Dentistry) and Global Oral Health Initiatives (GOHI) - University of Manchester

Raj. Ariyaratnam is a Professor of Dental Education and Global Oral Health and The Academic Lead for Oral Medicine Teaching programme at the University of Manchester in addition to being a practising Specialist in Oral Medicine. He is also the Lead for Social Responsibility (Dentistry) and Global Oral Health Initiatives (GOHI) at the University of Manchester and a Senior Examiner at the Royal College of Surgeons, England. He lectured in many disciplines including Anatomy, Oral Surgery, Oral Medicine, Global Health, T&L pedagogies and conducted CPD programmes nationally and internationally and has been invited many times as a guest or a keynote speaker at the national and International Conferences. He has published widely in peer reviewed Journals and has received many national and international awards for his leadership and innovation in medical - dental education including Service-Learning pedagogy. Recently he has received triple Fellowships from three different national institutions recognising his significant and sustained contributions to Dentistry and Higher Education. His proven leadership in organising international CPD programmes has helped him to pioneer and lead GOLF (Global Online Learning Forum) a platform to share knowledge and skills with hundreds of global health care professionals, particularly those from low- and middle-income countries (LMIC). Working in true partnership with colleagues around the world has driven him to build and lead a global team engaging in health-educational empowerment and capacity building among health care professionals in Asia and Africa. He is a Trustee at the Manchester Global Foundation (MTF) and Manchester Tamil Association (MTA).

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