Melbourne Laureate Professor, Eric Reynolds AO
PhD Medical Science (University of Melbourne), BSc Hons (University of Melbourne), FICD, FTSE, FRACDS
Melbourne Laureate Professor, Eric Reynolds AO is a Board member and Chief Executive Officer of the Oral Health CRC. He was head of the Melbourne Dental School at the University of Melbourne for 16 years until 2015 and continues to be Head of Oral Biology at the School. Professor Reynolds was the Chief Executive Officer of the previous CRC for Oral Health Science, leading the Centre for seven years and through a successful rebid.
On the recommendation of the Honours Committee, The University of Melbourne Council has twice appointed Professor Eric Reynolds a Melbourne Laureate Professor. This honour, rarely bestowed, is reserved for the most distinguished members of academic staff at The University of Melbourne and indicates the high standing that Professor Reynolds enjoys within the University of Melbourne and both nationally and internationally.
Professor Reynolds has been a leading figure in oral health science with more than 30 years in dental research, management and commercialisation of innovations. Professor Reynolds is a recipient of the Victoria Prize, in recognition of his work in significantly advancing the State of Victoria’s knowledge base in dental science, and the Anne and Eric Smorgon Memorial Award in recognition of his outstanding contribution to science and technology.
Professor Reynolds was also awarded an Officer of the Order of Australia (AO) for service to community dental health through research and development of preventive and restorative products, to dental education through curriculum development, and as an administrator and teacher. He has lectured and published extensively and chairs, or is a member of, many professional and university committees and panels. He is currently an advisor to the Australian Dental Association and a number of corporations in the oral health sector.