Brianna Poirier

Brianna Poirier

Higher Degree by Research Candidate

Adelaide Dental School

Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences

Brianna Poirier is currently studying a PhD with the Indigenous Oral Health Unit in the School of Dentistry (faculty of Health & Medical Sciences) at the University of Adelaide. Brianna's studies focus on Indigenous oral health, nutrition education as well as sugar consumption and marketing, with regards to childhood dental caries. In early 2020, Brianna completed her Master of Science degree in Applied Human Nutrition at the University of Guelph in Ontario, Canada. Brianna's research from this time utilized a community-based participatory research approach to explore local concepts of Indigenous food and energy sovereignty while working with a community on Vancouver Island. Brianna worked as a Teaching Assistant for 2 years at the University of Guelph, while completing her Master of Science degree, facilitating nutrition and development courses. Brianna recently served as a casual lecturer at the University of Adelaide for GEOG2150 - Indigenous Peoples and the Environment.

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