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Dr Jane Harford joined the Australian Research Centre for Population Oral Health (ARCPOH) at the University of Adelaide in early 2003. She has a background in public health, health policy and health economics. Her research interests include the impact of population ageing on oral public health and on the provision of oral health care, strengthening a public health/primary care approach to oral health, the impact of various funding arrangements including government subsidies on oral health service delivery and status, and the role of food policy in oral health. Her roles at the Australian Research Centre for Population Oral Health include reporting on the measures of oral health and access to dental care from the National Telephone Interview Survey and co-ordinating ARCPOH's contribution to the revised Bachelor of Dental Surgery undergraduate program and the Master of Public Health Program. She has been a chief investigator on the Intergenerational Change in Oral Health project, examining changes in oral health of older South Australians and the CHAMP Oral health project, examining oral health of older men. Jane is a Chief Investigator on the NHMRC Partnership Grant (APP1115649) entitled ‘Delivering effective dental healthcare in 2020–2030: A national longitudinal partnership study of burden of oral diseases in Australia’. She is a former Director of the AIHW Dental Statistic and Research Unit (2011-13) and the National Oral Health Promotion Clearinghouse (2105-16).
Date Position Institution name 2015 - 2015 Director University of Adelaide 2013 Senior Lecturer University of Adelaide 2011 - 2013 Co-Director University of Adelaide 2003 - 2013 Research Fellow University of Adelaide 2000 - 2000 Project Officer University of Adelaide 2000 - 2000 Research Officer University of Adelaide 1997 - 1999 Lecturer, Level A (Casual) University of Adelaide 1994 - 1996 Senior Research Officer The Queen Elizabeth Hospital 1994 - 1997 Lecturer, Level A University of Adelaide 1993 - 1993 Lecturer, Level A (Casual) University of Adelaide 1992 - 1992 Tutor (Casual) Flinders University of South Australia 1990 - 1991 Tutor (Casual) Flinders University of Adelaide 1990 - 1994 Senior Project Officer Department of Health, Housing and Community Services (Australian Government) 1990 - 1991 Graduate Administrative Assistant Department of Health, Housing and Community Service (Australian Government) 1988 - 1990 Administrative Officer Monash Medical Centre (Prince Henry's Hospital Camputs) 1985 - 1987 Administrative Assistant South Australian Institute of Technology
Date Institution name Country Title 2007 University of Adelaide Australia PhD 1997 University of Adelaide Australia Graduate Diploma in Applied Economics 1992 Flinders University Australia Graduate Diploma in Social Sciences (Policy & Admin.) 1987 South Australia Institute of Technology Australia Bachelor of Business (Health Admin)
Year Citation 2017 Singh, A., Harford, J., Antunes, J. L. D., & Peres, M. A. (2017). Associations between area income inequality and oral health within Australia. Poster session presented at the meeting of https://iadr2017.zerista.com/event/member/329448. San Francisco, USA. 2016 Peres, K. G., Harford, J. E., Luzzi, L., & Peres, M. (2016). Over time socio-demographic inequalities in changing toothache experience among Australian adults. Poster session presented at the meeting of International Association for Dental Research (IADR)/Asia Pacific Region General Session & Exhibition. Seoul, Republic of Korea. 2016 Singh, A., Harford, J., & de Anselmo Peres, M. (2016). Testing associations between area level social inequality and population oral health within Australia – similar, yet different. Poster session presented at the meeting of 2016 SA POPULATION HEALTH CONFERENCE. Adelaide. 2015 Christofis, S., Luzzi, L., Harford, J., & Peres, K. (2015). Inequalities in tooth loss in Australia: Multilevel analyses of time. Poster session presented at the meeting of Population Health Congress 2015. Hobart. 2015 Harford, J. E., Chrisopoulos, S., & Luzzi, L. (2015). Tooth Retention in Australia, 1994—2010: Age-period-cohort Analysis. Poster session presented at the meeting of International Association for Dental Research General Session. Boston, Massachusetts, USA. 2015 Christofis, S., Luzzi, L., Harford, J. E., & Peres, K. G. (2015). Inequalities in tooth loss distribution: a time-trend analysis in Australia. Poster session presented at the meeting of 55th Annual Scientific Meeting of the International Association for Dental Research, Australian & New Zealand Division. Dunedin, New Zealand. 2014 Singh, A., Harford, J., Watt, R. G., & Peres, M. A. (2014). Role of social theories in explaining relationship between social inequalities and population oral health: Protocol of a scoping review. Poster session presented at the meeting of Poster. Adelaide, Australia. 2014 Singh, A., Harford, J., Watt, R. G., & Peres, M. A. (2014). Role of social theories in explaining relationship between social inequalities and population oral health: Protocol of a scoping review. Poster session presented at the meeting of Abstract book. Adelaide, Australia. 2014 Al-Azri, A. S., James, H., & Harford, J. (2014). Awareness of forensic odontology among dental practitioners in Australia; are they keeping forensically adequate dental records?. Poster session presented at the meeting of Australian and New Zealand Forensic Sciences Society Conference. Adelaide Convention Centre. 2000 Laslett, L., Smith, B., Pekarsky, B., Harford, J., Appleton, S., Phillips, P., & Pile, K. (2000). Hip fracture prevention using alendronate: Two models for number needed to treat and screen. Poster session presented at the meeting of Abstracts of the Annual Scientific Meeting of the Australian Rheumatology Association. Hobart, Tasmania. 2000 Appleton, S., Smith, B., Pekarsk, B., Harford, J., Smith, L., & Jones, T. (2000). Preventing fractures in copd, is at least as cost-effective as treatment of post-menopausal hip fractures. Poster session presented at the meeting of Abstracts for the Annual Scientific Meeting of the Thoracic Society of Australia & New Zealand. Melbourne, Australia: The Thoracic Society of Australia & New Zealand.
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Competitive Research Funding
National Competitive Schemes
|2016||1115649||Partnership||Delivering effective dental healthcare in 2020–2030: A national longitudinal partnership study of burden of oral diseases in Australia.||M Peres, L Do, D Brennan, AJ Spencer, J Karnon, K Roberts-Thomson, K Peres, WM Thomson, L Luzzi, J Harford||NHMRC||$1,056,521.50|
|2014||1065649||Project||Study of the relationship of oral health &d oral health service utilisation to the general health of older Australian men||R Cumming, C Wright, V Hirani, V Naganathan, F Blight, J Harford||NH&MRC||$459,723|
|2011||1011589||Project||Intergenerational change in oral health in Australia||JE Harford, L Luzzi, H Tan, G Mejia, K Roberts-Thomson, AJ Spencer||NH&MRC||$543,978|
|2008||565334||Project||Economic evaluation of the costs and benefits of options for publicly funded dental care provision in Australia||AJ Spencer,X Zhao,A Sanders,L Gold, J Harford||NH&MRC||$212,625|
|2008||565334||Research development award||Preliminary work for project entitled: Economic evaluation of the costs and benefits of options for publicly funded dental care provision in Australia||AJ Spencer,X Zhao,A Sanders,L Gold, J Harford||The University of Adelaide, Feculty of Health Sciences||$15,000|
|1988||Public Health Postgraduate Award||Thesis entitled: Economics and Public Health: An exploration||J Harford||NH&MRC|
Dr Jane Harford occupies a position 0.4 FTE in the School of Dentistry to deliver teaching in the Bachelor of Dental Surgery (BDS) and Bachelor of Oral Health (BOH) programs. Dr Harford specialises in the areas of Population Oral Health and Ethics. She teaches in the following areas:
Jane delivers integrated class meetings on population health and ethics in the first year of the BDS and contributes to the development and maintenance of online learning material for evidence-based practice teaching in BDS1 (and BOH1) to support the School’s effort in developing blended modes of learning. Dr Harford coordinates the Community Dentistry component of the fourth and fifth year of the BDS. In the fifth year of of the BDS this has included development and maintence of a fully online suite of course materials. In addition to leading this teaching in first, fouth and fifth years, Dr Harford teaches tutorials in Evidence Based Practice components of first and second year as well as tutorials in the Social Context of Dentistry component of second year (BDS and BOH combined) Dr Harford has contributed to the School’s teaching effort as the BDS teaching staff member on the School’s Learning and Teaching Committee (2014-2015). In 2015, she also attended the Faculty Learning and Teaching Committee as a proxy for the Chair of the School Learning and Teaching Committee (S Karanicolas). Dr Harford also co-ordinates ARCPOH’s teaching of dental public health topics in the Population Oral Health specialisation of the Master of Public Health offered through the School of Public Health.
Past Higher Degree by Research Supervision (University of Adelaide)
Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name 2014 - 2017 Co-Supervisor Theoretical Explanations and Empirical Evidence for the Relationship between Income Inequality and Population Oral Health Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Dr Ankur Kumar Singh
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