Brianna Poirier

Brianna Poirier

Adelaide Dental School

Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences

Eligible to supervise Masters and PhD - email supervisor to discuss availability.


Brianna is a non-Indigenous settler Canadian who is currently working as a Post-Doctoral Research Fellow with the Indigenous Oral Health Unit at the University of Adelaide, after completing her PhD entitled "'Our bodies aren't meant to live the white fella's way': Navigating Indigenous Oral Health in Neoliberal Australia" at the University of Adelaide in 2023. In early 2020, Brianna completed her Master of Science degree in Applied Human Nutrition at the University of Guelph in Canada, where her research focused on Indigenous food sovereignty and Community-Based Participatory Research.

Brianna's current research relates to the impact of neoliberal political and economic ideologies and structural racism on Indigenous oral health, social and emotional wellbeing, and health sovereignty utilising a range of critical, qualitative, and decolonising methodologies. Over the past 5 years, Brianna has had the honour of partnering and working alongside First Nations Communities in Canada, as well as Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Communities in Australia. Brianna is passionate about expanding our understanding of diseases beyond biomedical measures to include factors that align with Indigenous, holistic understandings of health and well-being.

Brianna is currently supervising 7 Honours students, 3 Masters students, and 1 PhD student. Brianna serves as a co-editor for the Australia New Zealand Journal of Public Health, and the Turtle Island Journal of Indigenous Health. Brianna recently served as a casual lecturer at the University of Adelaide for 'Indigenous Peoples and the Environment' and facilitated tutorials for 'Foundations of Medicine' and 'Health and Illness in a Population.'

  • Journals

    Year Citation
    2024 Soares, G. H., Hedges, J., Poirier, B., Sethi, S., & Jamieson, L. (2024). Deadly places: The role of geography in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander COVID-19 vaccination. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health, 48(1), 7 pages.
    DOI
    2023 Jensen, E. D., Poirier, B. F., Oliver, K. J., Roberts, R., Anderson, P. J., & Jamieson, L. M. (2023). Childhood Experiences and Perspectives of Individuals With Orofacial Clefts: A Qualitative Systematic Review.. The Cleft palate-craniofacial journal : official publication of the American Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Association, 60(7), 888-899.
    DOI Scopus1 WoS1
    2023 Lim, C., Jensen, E. D., Poirier, B. F., Sethi, S., Smart, G., & Peña, A. S. (2023). Molar-incisor hypomineralisation prevalence in a cohort of Australian children with type 1 diabetes. European Archives of Paediatric Dentistry, 24(1), 117-123.
    DOI
    2023 Poirier, B. F., Ribeiro Santiago, P. H., Kapellas, K., Jamieson, L., Neadley, K. E., & Boyd, M. (2023). Development of Social Determinants of Health Screening Tool (SDoHST): qualitative validation with stakeholders and patients in South Australia. Current Medical Research and Opinion, 39(1), 131-140.
    DOI Scopus2 Europe PMC2
    2023 Lalchandani, N. K., Poirier, B., Crabb, S., Miller, C., & Hume, C. (2023). School lunchboxes as an opportunity for health and environmental considerations: a scoping review. Health Promotion International, 38(1), 1-13.
    DOI Scopus1 WoS1
    2023 Jensen, E. D., Sethi, S., Poirier, B. F., & Meade, M. J. (2023). Advertising and general dental practice: how compliant are practice websites in Australia with legal requirements?. Australian Dental Journal, 68(2), 92-97.
    DOI
    2023 Poirier, B., Hedges, J., & Jamieson, L. (2023). The future of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander oral health lies in the footprints of the past: Re-framing oral health discourse. Journal of Public Health Dentistry, 83(3), 317-319.
    DOI Scopus1 WoS1
    2023 Poirier, B., & Neufeld, H. T. (2023). “We Need to Live off the Land”: An Exploration and Conceptualization of Community-Based Indigenous Food Sovereignty Experiences and Practices. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 20(5), 4627.
    DOI Scopus2 Europe PMC2
    2023 Sethi, S., O'Neil, M., Jensen, E., Smart, G., & Poirier, B. (2023). Toxicity with proton therapy for oral and/or oropharyngeal cancers: A scoping review. Journal of Oral Pathology and Medicine, 52(7), 567-574.
    DOI Scopus3 WoS2 Europe PMC1
    2023 Poirier, B., Soares, G., Sethi, S., Hedges, J., & Jamieson, L. (2023). Facilitators and Challenges to Maintaining Oral Health for Indigenous Communities Globally: A Qualitative Systematic Review. Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved, 34(1), 377-398.
    DOI
    2023 Musa, A. A. R., Sethi, S., Poirier, B. F., Oliver, K. J., & Jensen, E. D. (2023). Non-traumatic emergency department dental visits among patients 0–25 years of age: A systematic review and meta-analysis. International Journal of Paediatric Dentistry, 33(5), 457-467.
    DOI
    2023 Smart, G., Jensen, E. D., Poirier, B. F., & Sethi, S. (2023). The impact of enzyme replacement therapy on the oral health manifestations of hypophosphatasia among children: a scoping review. European Archives of Paediatric Dentistry, 24(4), 429-440.
    DOI
    2023 Soares, G. H., Hedges, J., Sethi, S., Poirier, B., & Jamieson, L. (2023). From biocolonialism to emancipation: considerations on ethical and culturally respectful omics research with indigenous Australians. Medicine, Health Care and Philosophy, 26(3), 487-496.
    DOI Scopus1
    2023 Hedges, J., Poirier, B., Soares, G., Haag, D., Sethi, S., Santiago, P. R., . . . Jamieson, L. (2023). Journeying towards decolonising Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander oral health re-search. Community Dentistry and Oral Epidemiology, 51(6), 1232-1240.
    DOI
    2023 He, I., Poirier, B., Jensen, E., Kaur, S., Hedges, J., Jesudason, S., . . . Sethi, S. (2023). Demystifying the connection between periodontal disease and chronic kidney disease – An umbrella review. Journal of Periodontal Research, 58(5), 874-892.
    DOI Scopus3 WoS2 Europe PMC2
    2023 Meade, M. J., Poirier, B., Ju, X., & Jamieson, L. (2023). Orthodontic patient experiences shared on social media: A scoping review. Seminars in Orthodontics, 29(4), 326-334.
    DOI Scopus1 WoS1
    2023 Jensen, E. D., Smart, G., Poirier, B. F., & Sethi, S. (2023). Molar-root incisor malformation — a systematic review of case reports and case series. BMC Oral Health, 23(1), 1-8.
    DOI Scopus1 WoS1 Europe PMC1
    2023 Poirier, B., Haag, D., Soares, G., & Jamieson, L. (2023). Whose values, what bias, which subjectivity?: The need for reflexivity and positionality in epidemiological health equity scholarship. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health, 47(5), 4 pages.
    DOI Scopus1
    2023 Jensen, E. D., Smart, G., Poirier, B. F., & Sethi, S. (2023). Correction: Molar-root incisor malformation — a systematic review of case reports and case series (BMC Oral Health, (2023), 23, 1, (576), 10.1186/s12903-023-03275-6). BMC Oral Health, 23(1), 921.
    DOI
    2022 Nath, S., Poirier, B., Ju, X., Kapellas, K., Haag, D., & Jamieson, L. (2022). Prevalence of periodontal disease among Indigenous and non-Indigenous populations: protocol for systematic review and meta-analysis.. Syst Rev, 11(1), 43.
    DOI
    2022 Poirier, B., Sethi, S., Hedges, J., & Jamieson, L. (2022). Building an understanding of Indigenous Health Workers’ role in oral health: A qualitative systematic review. Community Dentistry and Oral Epidemiology, 00(2), 1-11.
    DOI Scopus5 WoS5 Europe PMC4
    2022 Poirier, B., Hedges, J., & Jamieson, L. (2022). Walking together: Relational Yarning as a mechanism to ensure meaningful and ethical Indigenous oral health research in Australia.. Aust N Z J Public Health, 46(3), 354-360.
    DOI Scopus6 WoS3 Europe PMC3
    2022 Poirier, B., Jensen, E., & Sethi, S. (2022). The evolution of the teledentistry landscape in Australia: A scoping review.. The Australian journal of rural health, 30(4), 434-441.
    DOI Scopus5 WoS3 Europe PMC4
    2022 He, I., Smart, G., Poirier, B. F., Sethi, S., & Jensen, E. D. (2022). An update on dental caries in children with type 1 diabetes mellitus. Pediatric Dental Journal, 32(2), 77-86.
    DOI Scopus1 WoS1
    2022 Poirier, B., Sethi, S., Haag, D., Hedges, J., & Jamieson, L. (2022). The impact of neoliberal generative mechanisms on Indigenous health: a critical realist scoping review. Globalization and Health, 18(1), 17 pages.
    DOI Scopus14 WoS10 Europe PMC8
    2022 Hammersley, M. L., Hedges, J., Poirier, B. F., Jamieson, L. M., & Smithers, L. G. (2022). Strategies to Support Sustained Participant Engagement in an Oral Health Promotion Study for Indigenous Children and Their Families in Australia. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 19(13), 1-10.
    DOI Scopus1 Europe PMC1
    2022 Poirier, B., Tang, S., Haag, D. G., Sethi, S., Hedges, J., & Jamieson, L. (2022). Oral health promotion and programming provided by Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisations in South Australia. Health Promotion Journal of Australia, 33(Suppl. 1), 255-261.
    DOI Scopus1 Europe PMC1
    2022 Poirier, B., Quirino, L., Allen, M., Wilson, R., & Stephens, J. (2022). The role of Indigenous Health Workers in ear health screening programs for Indigenous children: a scoping review. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health, 46(5), 604-623.
    DOI Scopus1 WoS1
    2022 Poirier, B. F., Hedges, J., Soares, G., & Jamieson, L. M. (2022). Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Services: An Act of Resistance against Australia's Neoliberal Ideologies.. Int J Environ Res Public Health, 19(16), 10058.
    DOI Scopus3 WoS2 Europe PMC2
    2022 Sethi, S., Poirier, B., Hedges, J., Dodd, Z., Larkins, P., Zbierski, C., . . . Jamieson, L. (2022). Maximising Oral Health Outcomes of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples with End-stage Kidney Disease through Culturally Secure Partnerships – A Research Protocol (Preprint). JMIR Research Protocols, 11(12), e39685.
    DOI Scopus1 Europe PMC1
    2022 Poirier, B. F., Hedges, J., Smithers, L. G., Moskos, M., & Jamieson, L. M. (2022). Child-, family-, and community-level facilitators for promoting oral health practices among Indigenous children. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 19(3), 1-19.
    DOI Scopus2 WoS1 Europe PMC1
    2022 Poirier, B. F., Hedges, J., Smithers, L. G., Moskos, M., & Jamieson, L. M. (2022). “I feel like the worst mother in the world”: Neoliberal subjectivity in Indigenous Australian oral health. SSM - Qualitative Research in Health, 2, 1-9.
    DOI Scopus5 WoS2
    2022 Nath, S., Poirier, B., Ju, X., Kapellas, K., Haag, D., & Jamieson, L. (2022). Periodontal disease inequities among Indigenous populations: A systematic review and meta-analysis.. Journal of periodontal research, 57(1), 1-19.
    DOI Scopus6 WoS3 Europe PMC2
    2021 Poirier, B. F., Hedges, J., Smithers, L. G., Moskos, M., & Jamieson, L. M. (2021). Aspirations and worries: the role of parental intrinsic motivation in establishing oral health practices for Indigenous children. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 18(21), 11695-1-11695-14.
    DOI Scopus7 WoS4
    2021 Poirier, B., Sethi, S., Garvey, G., Hedges, J., Canfell, K., Smith, M., . . . Jamieson, L. (2021). HPV vaccine: uptake and understanding among global Indigenous communities - a qualitative systematic review.. BMC Public Health, 21(1), 2062.
    DOI Scopus8 WoS9 Europe PMC7
    2021 Nath, S., Poirier, B. F., Ju, X., Kapellas, K., Haag, D. G., Ribeiro Santiago, P. H., & Jamieson, L. M. (2021). Dental Health Inequalities among Indigenous Populations: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis.. Caries research, 55(4), 268-287.
    DOI Scopus18 WoS13 Europe PMC6
    2021 Sethi, S., Poirier, B., Canfell, K., Smith, M., Garvey, G., Hedges, J., . . . Jamieson, L. M. (2021). Working towards a comprehensive understanding of HPV and cervical cancer among Indigenous women: a qualitative systematic review. BMJ Open, 11(6), e050113.
    DOI Scopus3 Europe PMC1
    2021 Poirier, B., Hedges, J., Smithers, L., Moskos, M., & Jamieson, L. (2021). "What are we doing to our babies' teeth?" Barriers to establishing oral health practices for Indigenous children in South Australia. BMC Oral Health, 21(1), 1-12.
    DOI Scopus7 WoS4 Europe PMC3

Brianna is currently facilitating tutorials for Foundations of Medicine and Health and Illness in a Population. Previously, Brianna has served as a casual lecturer for Indigenous Peoples and the Environment at the University of Adelaide and a Teaching Assistant for Introduction to Nutrition, Advanced Nutrition, and Infant and Child Development at the University of Guelph.

  • Current Higher Degree by Research Supervision (University of Adelaide)

    Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name
    2023 Co-Supervisor Integrating social and medical care at a hospital serving a disadvantaged urban community in South Australia Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Miss Kate Emily Neadley
  • Other Supervision Activities

    Date Role Research Topic Location Program Supervision Type Student Load Student Name
    2023 - ongoing Co-Supervisor Effect of Sleep on Oral Health University of Adelaide - Honours Full Time Jainy Shah
    2023 - ongoing Co-Supervisor Tobacco Policy Analysis & Stakeholder Perspectives on Policy Gaps University of Adelaide - Master - Priyanka Multani
    2023 - ongoing Principal Supervisor Implications of the uptake of Silver Fluoride - dental school curriculum & practitioner perspective University of Adelaide - Honours - Samantha Tang
    2023 - ongoing Co-Supervisor Considerations of Oral Health in Chronic Disease Management among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples in South Australia University of Adelaide - Honours Part Time Eda So
    2022 - ongoing Co-Supervisor Use of local anaesthesia with general anaesthesia in paediatric dentistry University of Adelaide - Honours Part Time Emily Xin Yi Ting
    2022 - ongoing Principal Supervisor Qualitative exploration of the experience of pain among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples University of Adelaide - Honours Part Time Annika Ramesh
    2022 - ongoing Co-Supervisor The impact of paediatric head and neck malignancy globally and the prevalence in South Australia over the past decade The University of Adelaide - Honours Part Time John Beji Daniel
    2022 - ongoing Co-Supervisor The relationship between kidney disease and oral health among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples University of Adelaide - Master Full Time Isaac He
    2021 - ongoing Co-Supervisor Non-traumatic paediatric dental presentations to emergency departments University of Adelaide, Women's and Children's Hospital - Honours Full Time Ali Musa
  • Memberships

    Date Role Membership Country
    2021 - ongoing Member World Public Health Nutrition Association United Kingdom
    2021 - ongoing Member International Association for Dental Research United States
    2021 - ongoing Representative Public Health Association of Australia Australia

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