James Cook University

JCU Neil Meredith HeadProfessor Neil Meredith
Head of School, School of Medicine and Dentistry

Professor Neil Meredith qualified at Guys hospital in 1982. Neil completed an MSc in Conservative Dentistry at the Eastman Dental Institute in London in 1988 and his first PhD at Imperial College in 1992. In 1993 he became Consultant, Senior Lecturer in Bristol Dental School and was recognized as a specialist in both Prosthodontics and Restorative dentistry by the General Dental Council.

His research interests have focused around biomaterials and biomechanics. In 1992 he invented the use of Resonance Frequency Analysis to measure dental implant stability, a technique that has now become the international benchmark known as Osstell.

He was awarded his second PhD from the University of Gothenburg for his work in 1996. Neil became Professor of Restorative Dentistry and Biomaterials at the University of Leeds in 1997.

Following his entrepeneurial spirit he invented an implant system, raised venture capital funding and founded a medical device company of which he was CEO from 2000-2011.

2011 has seen a return to academia with Neil joining the University of Queensland as Professor of Dental Implantology and Prosthodontics. He practices clinically as a surgeon and specialist prosthodontist. In 2015 Neil has joined James Cook University as Professor of Dental Sciences and Head of Dentistry.