Murray Clyde Meikle is Emeritus Professor of Orthodontics, King's College London Dental Institute at Guy's, King's College and St Thomas's Hospitals (GKT), University of London, and a former Dean of the Faculty of Dental Surgery, Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh.
Born in Stratford, Taranaki, New Zealand, he was educated at Auckland Grammar School, Auckland University College, the Universities of Otago, London, Washington, and St John's College, Cambridge.
He then divided his time as a research scientist at the Strangeways Research Laboratory in Cambridge, a lab that pioneered cell and tissue culture methodology; teaching at the Eastman Dental Institute, London; and in private practice, until appointed to the Chair of Orthodontics at Guy's and St Thomas's Hospitals in 1992.
A University of Otago rugby blue, he represented New Zealand Universities, Otago, Canterbury and the South Island. Later in England he played for Blackheath, and was the Cambridge University forwards coach (1973-79). The South Island Representative Team of 1964 contained 13 All Blacks; unfortunately, that number did not include the name of M C Meikle.
His academic awards include the John Tomes Prize, and a Hunterian Professorship from the Royal College of Surgeons of England, and an FRCS ad hominem from the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh. Since retiring from GKT in 2003, he has been Professor of Orthodontics at the University of Otago (2003-2007), and visiting professor at the National University of Singapore (2007-2013).