Jeanie was awarded a Diploma in Dental Hygiene by University of Alberta, Canada, followed by further education in Applied Science at University of Calgary. Subsequent to clinical practice and teaching in Canada, she worked in the Department of Periodontology, University of Bern, Switzerland. Over the past 15 years, Jeanie has been involved in patient care, teaching and the conduct of clinical research at UCL Eastman Dental Institute in the Unit of Periodontology. After being awarded an MSc Degree from the University of Oxford in Evidence Based Healthcare in 2005, she completed a PhD in Clinical Dentistry at UCL investigating the association between obesity and periodontitis. In addition to her responsibilities in the Unit of Periodontology, she is currently director of the recently established MSc in Dental Hygiene on-line programme at UCL Eastman Dental Institute.