Dr Liana Luzzi

Dr Liana Luzzi
 Position Deputy Director - ARCPOH
 Org Unit ARCPOH
 Email liana.luzzi@adelaide.edu.au
 Telephone +61 8 8313 4049
 Location Floor/Room WS9099.07 ,  Adelaide Health and Medical Sciences ,   North Terrace
  • Biography/ Background

    Liana Luzzi is a Research Fellow in the Australian Research Centre for Population Oral Health (ARCPOH) at the University of Adelaide. Liana is also Director of the Dental Statistics and Research Unit (DSRU), a collaborating unit of the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW). She received her BSc(Ma.&Comp.Sc.) in 1995, BSc(Ma.&Comp.Sc )(Honours in Statistics) in 1996 and a PhD in 2005 from the University of Adelaide. Liana has been involved in dental health services research and in analysing data relating to oral health and access to dental care. She has worked on a range of projects involving both cross-sectional and longitudinal analysis of service use such as research examining public dental service utilisation in South Australia. Areas of interest include use of dental health services, access to dental care, factors influencing dental expenditure and dentist job satisfaction.

  • Qualifications

    • PhD, University of Adelaide
    • BSc(Ma.&Comp.Sc.), University of Adelaide
    • BSc(Ma.&Comp.Sc.)(Hons), University of Adelaide
  • Awards & Achievements

    • Australian Dental Journal: Award of Excellence for most outstanding scientific paper (2011)
    • National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Public Health Postgraduate Research Scholarship (2001-2003)
  • Teaching Interests

    • Evidence-Based Dentistry

  • Research Funding

    • 2005
      Australian Dental Research Foundation (ADRF) Inc. Grant to support a study entitled: "Job satisfaction survey of the oral health labour force in Australia". Principal investigator: Luzzi L, Associate investigator: Spencer AJ
    • 2010 - 2012
      NHMRC New Investigator Project Grant ID No. 627222. Prevention and control of caries in older adults in residential aged care. CIA: Tan H, CIB: Luzzi L, AI1: Spender AJ, AI2: Pradhan A
    • 2010
      The Australian Association of Gerontology - RM Gibson Scientific Research Fund. A pilot study on prevention of caries in older adults in residential aged care. Tan H, Luzzi L, Spencer AJ
    • 2011 - 2014
      NHMRC Project Grant ID No. 1011589. Intergenerational change in oral health in Australia. CIA: Harford J, CIB: Luzzi L, CIC: Tan H, CID: Mejia G, CIE: Roberts-Thomson KF, CIF: Spencer AJ.
  • Publications

    • Luzzi L, Spencer AJ, Jones K, Teusner DN. Job satisfaction of registered dental practitioners. Australian Dental Journal 2005 Sep; 50(3):179-85.
    • Brennan DS, Luzzi L, Roberts-Thomson KF. Dental service patterns among private and public patients. BMC Health Services Research 2008 Jan 3; 8(1):1 [Epub ahead of print]
    • Luzzi L, Spencer AJ. Factors influencing the use of public dental services: an application of the Theory of Planned Behaviour. BMC Health Services Research. 2008 Apr 30;8:93.
    • Roberts-Thomson KF, Luzzi L, Brennan DS. Social inequality in use of dental services: relief of pain and extractions. Australian New Zealand Journal of Public Health. 2008 Oct;32(5):444-9.
    • Luzzi L, Spencer AJ. Public dental service utilization among adults in South Australia. Australian Dental Journal 2009 Jun;54(2):154-60.
    • Luzzi L, Jones K, Spencer AJ, Roberts-Thomson KF. Association of urgent dental care with subjective oral health indicators and psychosocial impact. Community Dent Health. 2009 Jun;26(2):77-83.
    • Luzzi L, Spencer AJ, Jones K, Roberts-Thomson KF. Predicting relative need for urgent dental care. Community Dent Health. 2009 Sep;26(3):162-9.
    • Luzzi L, Spencer AJ. Job satisfaction of the oral health labour force in Australia (published abstract S34). ADRF Special Research Supplement, Supplement to Australian Dental Journal. 2009 Dec;54(4):S1-S163.
    • Luzzi L, Spencer AJ. Job satisfaction of the oral health labour force in Australia. Aust Dent J. 2011 Mar;56(1):23-32.
    • Roberts-Thomson K, Luzzi L, Stewart J. Families and their use of dental services. Aust Dent J. 2012 Mar;57(1):103-8.
    • Brennan D, Do L, Harford J, Luzzi L, Marveggio S, Roberts-Thomson KF, White A. Preface. Community Dent Oral Epidemiol 40(Suppl. 2):iv.

  • Professional Associations

    • International Association for Dental Research (IADR)
      (IADR specialist interest groups: Health Services Research and Oral Health Research)

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