Dr Ankur Singh

Dr Ankur Singh
 Position PhD Student
 Org Unit ARCPOH
 Email ankur.singh@adelaide.edu.au
 Telephone +61 8 8313 2549
 Location Floor/Room WS9105.12 ,  Adelaide Health and Medical Sciences ,   North Terrace
  • Biography/ Background

    Ankur Singh graduated in dental surgery from India and completed his MSc in Dental Public Health with distinction from University College London, UK. His Master's dissertation focused on social inequalities in clustering of oral health behaviours among British adults. He has previously worked as a Research Associate with the Department of Health Promotion and Tobacco Control at Public Health Foundation of India (PHFI) and has contributed extensively to various projects during his tenure. He joined ARCPOH in 2014 as a PhD candidate and his project aims to explore the theoretical explanations and empirical evidence for the association between social inequalities and population oral health outcomes.

  • Qualifications

    MSc Dental Public Health (2012, University College London; UK)

    Bachelor of Dental Surgery (2010, Seema Dental College and Hospital (HNB Garhwal University), India)

  • Awards & Achievements

    2014 - World Heart Federation Early Career Travel Grant to attend World Cardiology Congress

    2014 - International Postgraduate Research Scholarship (IPRS), University of Adelaide

    2014 - Australian Postgraduate Award (APA), University of Adelaide 

  • Research Interests

    Social Inequalities

    Social Determinants

    Oral Health Promotion

    Tobacco Control

  • Publications

    Google Scholar: http://scholar.google.com.au/citations?user=IJx2PtkAAAAJ&hl=en

    Researchgate: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Ankur_Singh3

    Peer reviewed Journal Articles

    2016

    Singh, A., Harford, J., Schuch, H.S., Watt, R.G., & Peres, M.A. (2016). Theoretical basis and explanation for the relationship between area-level social inequalities and population oral health outcomes – A scoping review. SSM - Population Health, 2, 451-462.

    Nascimento, G.G., Leite, F.R., Conceicao, D.A., Ferrua, C.P., Singh, A., & Demarco, F.F. (2016). Is there a relationship between obesity and tooth loss and edentulism? A systematic review and meta-analysis. Obes Rev, 17, 587-598.

    2015

    Singh, A., Gupta, A., Peres, M.A., Watt, R.G., Tsakos, G. & Mathur, M.R. (2015). Association between tooth loss and hypertension amongst a primarily rural middle aged and older Indian population. Journal of Public Health Dentistry. DOI: 10.1111/jphd.12136

    Singh, A., Peres, M.A., Peres, K.G., Bernardo, C.O., Xavier, A. & d'Orsi, E. (2015). Gender differences in the association between tooth loss and obesityRev. Saúde Pública, 49(44):1-9. DOI:10.1590/S0034-8910.2015049005590

    Bhaumik, S., Arora, M., Singh, A. & Sargent, J.D. (2015) Impact of entertainment media smoking on adolescent smoking behaviours. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, Issue 5. Art. No.: CD011720. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD011720.

    Singh, A., Arora, M., English, D.R. & Mathur, M.R. (2015). Socio-economic gradients in different types of tobacco use in India: Evidence from Global Adult Tobacco Survey 2009-10. BioMed Research International (In Press)

    Singh, A., Harford, J., Watt, R.G. & Peres, M.A. (2015). Role of theories in explaining association between social inequalities and population oral health - A Scoping Review Protocol. Joanna Briggs Institute Database of Systematic Reviews and Implementation Reports, 13(4): 30 - 40. 

    Mathur, M., Singh, A. & Watt, R.G. (2015). Addressing inequalities in oral health in India: need for skill mix in the dental workforce. Journal of Family Medicine and Primary Care, 4(2):200 - 202

    2014

    Mathur, M., Singh, A., Dhillon, P.K., Dey, S., Sullivan, R., Jain, K.K., Arora, M., Patel, T., Prabhakaran, D. & Rajaraman, P. (2014). Strategies for Cancer Prevention in India - Catching the ‘low hanging fruits’. Journal of Cancer Policy, 2(4):105-106.

    2013

    Singh, A., Rouxel, P., Watt, R.G. & Tsakos, G. (2013). Social inequalities in clustering of oral health related behaviors in a national sample of British adults. Prev Med, 57(2):102-106. 

    Arora, M., Yadav, A., Chatterjee, M., Bassi, A., Singh, A., Shrivastav, R., Mathur, M.R. & Reddy, K.S. (2013) Meeting the targets of a healthier future: Vision for tobacco endgame (Editorial). Respiratory Medicine. 107 (Supplement 1) 

    Invited Commentary 

    2016

    Singh, A. (2016). Addressing oral health inequalities through oral health promotion. Health Promotion Connection (Quarterly Newsletter for International Student and Early Career Network, International Union for Health Promotion and Education). http://isecn.org/

    Evaluation Report 

    “Evaluation of the National Tobacco Control Programme (NTCP)” report. Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, Govt. of India (Contribution as a member of report writing team)

    2010

    Singh, A., Pradeep, B., Satyanarayana, N., Ruchi, K., Varun, K. Sunitha, P. & Reddy, N. (2010). Ankyloglossia, rare anomaly of tongue in adults: A case study. Journal of College of Medical Sciences, Nepal, 6(3);37-39.

    Conference Presentations 

    2015

    Singh, A., Harford, J., Schuch, H.S., Watt, R.G. & Peres, M.A. (2015). Theories for socio-inequalities in oral health – Scoping Review. International Association for Dental Research (IADR) Australia & New Zealand Conference (23rd – 26th August, 2015, Dunedin, New Zealand)

    Schuch, H.S, Peres, K., Singh, A., Peres, M.A. & Do, L.G. (2015). Longitudinal effects of socioeconomic status on periodontitis: a systematic review. International Association for Dental Research (IADR) Australia & New Zealand Conference (23rd – 26th August, 2015, Dunedin, New Zealand)

    2014

    Rawal, T., Singh, A., Nazar, G., Saluja, K., Bassi, S., Park, M. & Arora, M. (2014). Impact of school policies on NCD risk factors. Asia Pacific Journal of Clinical Oncology, 10 (S9): 243-244 (World Cancer Congress, Melbourne, Australia, 6th December 2014)

    Saluja, K., Bassi, S., Singh, A., Rawal, T., Nazar, G.P., Park, M. & Arora, M. (2014). Systematic review of school environment assessment tools (SEA). Asia Pacific Journal of Clinical Oncology, 10 (S9): 245 (World Cancer Congress, Melbourne, Australia, 6th December 2014)

    Singh, A., Harford, J., Schuch, H.S., Watt, R.G. & Peres, M.A (2014). Role of social theories in explaining relationship between social inequalities and population oral health: Protocol of a scoping review. Florey International Postgraduate Research Conference, Adelaide, Australia (25th September, 2014)

    Singh, A., Gupta, V. & Arora, M (2014). Awareness of Harms of Second-hand Smoke among Employees at Hospitality Venues. Global Heart, 9(1):e56-57, (World Congress of Cardiology, 7th May 2014 Melbourne, Australia) 

    Singh, A., Gupta, V. & Arora, M (2014). Assessing Knowledge Attitude and Behaviour of Kiosk Owners Selling Tobacco Products to School Children. Global Heart, 9(1):e57,  (World Congress of Cardiology, 7th May 2014 Melbourne, Australia) 

    2013

    Singh, A., Kaushik, U., Gupta, V.K., Reddy, K.S. & Arora, M. (2013). Association between enforcement of public policy on youth access of tobacco products around schools in India and tobacco use among adolescents. 21st IUHPE Conference, Thailand (25th-29th, August 2013) 

    Singh, A., Gupta, V. & Arora, M. (2013). Sale of tobacco products near schools: an economic perspective from kiosk owners. Respiratory Medicine. 107 (Supplement 1) (International Conference on Public Health Priorities in the 21st Centuries: The Endgame for Tobacco, New Delhi, India 10th - 12th September, 2013)

    Xavier, A.J., Melo, H.D., Singh, A. & d’Orsi, E. (2013). The influence of former tobacco exposition in a cognitive stimulation and rehabilitation program, based in computers and internet. Respiratory Medicine. 107 (Supplement 1) (International Conference on Public Health Priorities in the 21st Centuries: The Endgame for Tobacco, New Delhi, India 10th - 12th September, 2013)

    Singh, A., Rouxel, P., Watt, R.G. & Tsakos, G. (2013). Social inequalities in clustering of health related behaviors in British Adults. 21st IUHPE Conference, Thailand (25th-29th, August 2013) 

    2009

    Singh, A. (2009). Biomedical Waste Management. Indian Dental Association National Conference, India (3rd November, 2009) 

  • Professional Associations

    Society for Social Medicine - Member

    International Association for Dental Research (IADR) - Member

    International Union for Health Promotion and Education (IUHPE) - Member of Global Working Group on Social Determinants of Health, Regional Coordinator for South West Pacific Region for International Student and Early Career Network

    Healthy Development Adelaide (HDA) - Member

    Health Sciences Student Postgraduate Association (HeSPA - The University of Adelaide) - Vice President

     

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