Lucy Rutter trained and worked as a Dental Nurse at the Leeds Dental institute for 10 year before attending the University of Leeds where she trained as a dually qualified Dental Hygienist and Therapist. Since graduating Lucy has gained experience as a Dental Therapist working in NHS and private dental practice and the community dental service. For the last 6 years Lucy has worked in the maxfax, restorative and orthodontic departments at St Luke’s Hospital where she provides treatment and preventive support to patients with complex oral needs, medical histories and patients undergoing treatment for head and neck cancer. Lucy has a keen interest in public health, health promotion, health communication and behaviour change which she has studied at postgraduate level. Lucy also works within the paediatric dental department at the University of Leeds as a Research Assistant. Currently Lucy is working on projects surrounding effective methods of communication and psychological theory for behaviour change conversations and oral health interventions to reduce inequalities in oral disease in young children.