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The Tooth for Health Team

Professor Loc Do
University of Adelaide

Loc is a dentist and a prominent researcher in oral epidemiology, child oral health and determinants of oral health. He led the National Child Oral Health Study (NCOHS) 2012–14.

Dr Alyssa Sawyer
University of Adelaide

Alyssa is a clinical psychologist with strong expertise in childhood development and public health. Alyssa’s research focuses on population-level interventions designed to improve health and education outcomes for children.

Professor Alison Jones
University of Wollongong

Alison is the Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Executive Dean of the Faculty of Science, Medicine and Health, at the University of Wollongong. She has a strong track record in the health and education system, transformational change and reform in Australia and internationally.

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. She is a Chief Investigator of a large population-based birth cohort study.

Dr Sam Leary
University of Bristol, UK

Sam is a senior statistician with strong expertise in analysing life-course determinants of health and in birth cohort research. She is a team investigator of the famous Avon Longitudinal Study of Parents and Children (ALSPAC), UK.

Emeritus Professor John Spencer
University of Adelaide

John is a prominent dental researcher with interests in dental public health and oral epidemiology. John’s contributions include dental health policies in Australia and internationally.

Australian Research Centre for Population Oral Health

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