Professor Philip Marsh

Professor Philip Marsh

Professor of Oral Microbiology

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Professor Philip Marsh PhD

Primary research theme: Microbiology and Cell Biology

Philip Marsh gained BSc Honours in Genetics & Microbiology from the University of Sheffield, UK, in 1970 and PhD Microbiology from the University of London, Westminster Medical School, UK, in 1975. He currently holds positions as Professor of Oral Microbiology, University of Leeds School of Dentistry and Chief Scientific Leader, Public Health England (PHE) Porton, Salisbury.  He is also R&D Lead, PHE Respiratory Infections Programme Board & R&D Lead, PHE TB Programme Delivery Board.

He is a recipient of 5 national and international awards for his research, is a regular speaker at national and international conferences, and has delivered 5 ‘named lectures’, including the First Graham Embury Memorial Lecture, BSODR, Dundee 2005. He is a referee for a number of international journals and grant awarding bodies. 

He has been awarded >60 peer-reviewed competitively funded grants from national and international bodies, and has published >140 research papers and >100 review articles and chapters.   He is co-author of a leading text book on oral microbiology, which is now in its fifth edition.  He was a member of the Medical Research Council (UK) College of Experts (Infection and Immunity Board) 2005-2009. 

Philip Marsh has supervised 10 PhD students and has been external examiner for a further 42 students from the UK, The Netherlands, Norway, Denmark, Canada, South Africa and Australia.