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The SMILE team

Our international and multidisciplinary team of investigators is recognised worldwide for expertise in dental research, paediatric dentistry, nutritional research and statistics.

The international SMILE team comprises researchers from the University of Adelaide and Flinders University in South Australia, Curtin University in Western Australia, Melbourne University in Victoria, University of Otago in New Zealand and University of Bristol in the United Kingdom.

The SMILE Study team:

Professor Loc Do
University of Adelaide

Loc is a dentist and a prominent dental researcher in oral epidemiology, child oral health and determinants of oral health

Associate Professor Rebecca Golley
Flinders University

Rebecca is a public health nutrition researcher with a strong expertise in children’s nutrition, health and families.

Dr Diep Ha
University of Adelaide

Diep is a dentist with strong expertise in child oral health research and links between oral health and general health of children.

Dr Sam Leary
University of Bristol, United Kingdom

Sam is a senior statistician with strong expertise in analysing life-course determinants of health and in birth cohort research.

Professor David Manton
University of Melbourne

David is a prominent specialist in paediatric dentistry. His interests are in all aspects of child clinical oral health.

Professor Murray Thomson
University of Otago, New Zealand

Murray is a prominent dental researcher in life-course epidemiology and longitudinal research.

Professor Jane Scott
Curtin University

Jane is a prominent researcher in public health nutrition and nutritional epidemiology.

Emeritus Professor John Spencer
University of Adelaide

John is a prominent dental researcher with interests in dental public health and oral epidemiology.

Australian Research Centre for Population Oral Health

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