Research Fellow


Effective Dental Practice Programme/Dental Clinical Effectiveness (NES)
Dundee Dental Education Centre
Small's Wynd


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+44 (0)1382740 917

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I graduated from the University of Edinburgh in 2009 with an M.A. in Psychology. I then went on to study at Queen Margaret University, graduating with a MSc in Health Psychology.  I have worked as a research assistanton the Smile4life programme between 2013-18.  I am now based within the NES Clinical Effectiveness Team.

M.Sc. with Distinction – Health Psychology – Queen Margaret University (2010)

M.A. (Hons) – Psychology – University of Edinburgh (2009)


Beaton, L., Rodriguez, A. and Freeman, R. (2016). Exploring the benefits of Smile4life training – findings from a pilot study. Community Practitioner 89(10), 36-42. 

Beaton, L. and Freeman, R. (2016) Oral health promotion and homelessness: A theory-based approach to understanding processes of implementation and adoption. Health Education Journal, 75(2), 184-197.   

Rodriguez, A., Freeman, R., Beaton, L., Fernandes, F., McLachlan, A. and Harrow, M. (2016). Health and Homelessness Discussion Forum and Workshop. Edinburgh: Shelter Scotland.  

Beaton, L., Coles, E., Rodriguez, A. and Freeman, R. (2015). Homeless People in SCOTland: a process evaluation of a Community–based oral Health intervention – the findings of a pilot study from 4 NHS Boards. Dundee: University of Dundee.

Beaton, L., Freeman, R., Humphris, G. (2014) Why Are People Afraid Of the Dentist? Observations and Explanations. Medical Principles and Practice, 23(4),295-301.

Saklofske, D.H., Austin, E.J., Mastoras, S.M., Beaton, L. And Osborne, S.E. (2012) Relationships of Personality, Affect, Emotional Intelligence and Coping with Student Stress and Academic Success: Different Patterns of Association for Stress and Success. Learning and Individual Differences, 22, 252-257. 

Beaton, L., Anderson, I., Humphris, G., Rodriguez, A. and Freeman, R. (2018). Delivering Smile4life to Scottish homeless populations: factors affecting practitioner implementation. Poster Presentation at IADR/PER General Session and Exhibition.

Beaton, L., Arora, G. and Gupta, E. (2017). Reflexive Mapping Exercise: Key issues and services. Current Situation and Challenges. Health and Social Care Integration Event, Shelter Scotland.

Beaton, L. (2017). Smile4life, NGOs and the NHS: A Triadic Working Alliance (2ndPrize). Poster Presentation at Postgraduate Symposium, School of Dentistry, University of Dundee.

Beaton, L. (2015) Oral Health and Homelessness: The Smile4life Intervention. Housing, Health and Wellbeing Module, M.S.C in Housing Studies, University of Stirling.

Beaton, L. and Freeman, R. (2015). Oral Health Promotion and Homelessness: A Theory-Based Approach to Understanding Processes of Implementation and Adoption. Poster Presentation at College of Medicine, Dentistry and Nursing Research Symposium, University of Dundee.

Beaton, L., Coles, E., Kinnear, D., Freeman, R. (2014). Better Oral Health and Better Lives for Homeless People: The Smile4life Intervention. Poster Presentation at College Of Medicine, Dentistry and Nursing Research Symposium, University of Dundee.

Coles, E. and Beaton, L. (2013). Health and Homelessness: The Smile4life Programme. National Trainee Study Day, NHS Education for Scotland.