Dr Suzanne Gardner
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Adelaide Health and Medical Sciences
Dr Sue Gardner holds a tenured position as Lecturer at the School of Dentistry, the University of Adelaide. She has a long history of dental education involvement, teaching in a range of areas in both the Bachelor of Dental Surgery and Bachelor of Oral Health programs. Her special interest is in pre-clinical practice, preparing undergraduates for seeing actual patients in the early years of their programs. Sue is currently involved with the teaching of Dental Science and Practice, Clinical Practice, Evidenced- based Dentistry, Dental and Health Science, Behavioural Science and Social Context of Dentistry. Sue was the recipient of a Faculty of Health Sciences Divisional Scholarship for the three year duration of her candidature as a PhD student. The area of her research, undertaken at the Australian Centre for Population Oral Health, was exploring the characteristics of dental providers who work with underserved populations. The aim of her study was to better understand the personal characteristics and motivation of dentists who choose to provide care, on an ongoing basis, to disadvantaged groups of Australians. Sue's other research interests include student selection, factors that influence career choice for dentistry and oral health students and predicting peformance of undergraduates.