Following her graduation with an honours degree in dentistry and achieving a Master’s Degree in Oral Medicine from Cairo University, Egypt, she completed a period of general dental training and became a Member of the Faculty of Dental Surgery, Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow. Later on, she was awarded one of the very few academic training posts in Clinical Oral Microbiology in the UK and became a Fellow of the Royal College of Pathologists by examination. Her PhD thesis focused on the interrelationship between oral microbiome and host immune response in patients with Behçet’s Disease. For the academic merit of this work, she was awarded the Young Investigator Award in the International Conference on Behçet’s Disease, Japan, 2012.
Dr Seoudi is one of only eight Clinical Oral Microbiologists in the UK. She has clinical, research and teaching responsibilities. Her main clinical areas of interest are: clinical oral microbiology, infection and immunity in relation to oral health, antimicrobial stewardship and infection prevention and control. She considers teaching one of the most rewarding experiences in her career. She enjoys teaching a wide range of students from different cultural backgrounds and different learning needs and thrives in the challenge of tailoring her teaching style to benefit all students. She is a member in the dental subgroup of the English Surveillance Programme for Antimicrobial Utilisation and Resistance (ESPAUR). She is also a reviewer for many international journals including the Journal of Hospital Infection and the International Journal of Antimicrobial Agents.