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Current Work

2017 has seen the success, or impending success, of six HDR students in my team: both within the Head and Neck/Oral Cancer Programme and the Cariology Programme.

My thanks for all your hard work in deriving much valuable new data, and contributing to a remarkable publication output. I thank also colleagues at Griffith and overseas who have co-supervised and assisted with the work.

On the cancer front:
1. Congratulations to Dr Mushfiq Shaikh "The role of Human papillomaviruses in the
aetiopathogenesis of head and neck cancer in South Asia, and approaches to treatment"
2. Congratulations to Dr Jyothi Tadakamadla "Development and validation of a quality of life instrument for patients with oral potentially malignant disorders: studies of impact in a population of Telugu speaking adults"
3. Dr Bhawna Gupta "Life-course approach to behavioural risk factors and quality of life for cancers of the upper aero-digestive tract in an Indian population: a case-control study."
4. Dr Manosha Perera "The microbiome profile of oral squamous cell carcinoma tissues in a group of Sri Lankan male patients."

And on the caries front:
1. Dr Santosh Kumar "The impact of parent-child relationships on dental caries, gingivitis and oral health-related quality of life of children"
2. Dr Surani Fernandes "Assessing Maternal, Environmental and Individual Risk Factors for Dental Caries in a Population of Children from Queensland, Australia"

I thank co-supervisors and collaborators in this happy outcome.


Expertise Keywords

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  • Alcohol related disease
  • Cariology
  • Dental Education
  • Head andNeck Oncology
  • Periodontology

Country Affiliations

  • Argentina
  • Bangladesh
  • Colombia
  • Denmark
  • Ghana
  • India
  • Indonesia
  • Kenya
  • Malaysia
  • Nepal
  • Nigeria
  • Pakistan
  • Papua New Guinea
  • South Africa
  • Sri Lanka
  • Sudan
  • United Kingdom
  • Yemen

Research Publications and Outputs

Recent Publications

Publications: 206 (Other: 206)

Funded Griffith Research

Engagement and Impact

Learning and Teaching

Research by Higher Degree Supervision or Scholarship

Supervision Overview

See earlier report

Theses Supervised at Griffith


Education and Training

  • BDSc Bachelor of Dental Science, University of Melbourne 1961
  • MDentSc Masters of Dental Science, University of Melbourne 1963
  • PhD Doctor Of Philosophy, University of Bristol 1967

Awards and Honours

  • Companion, Most Distinguished Order of St Michael and St George 2011 -

Professional memberships

  • FMedSci Fellow, Academy of Medical Sciences 1995 -

Clinical roles

  • Specialist Consultant in Oral Medicine. in Oral Pathology and in Periodontology, Griffith University Clinics 2005 -