Dr Liana Luzzi

Dr Liana Luzzi
Deputy Director, ARCPOH
Adelaide Dental School
Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences

Liana Luzzi is a Research Fellow in the Australian Research Centre for Population Oral Health (ARCPOH) at the University of Adelaide. Liana is also Director of the Dental Statistics and Research Unit (DSRU), a collaborating unit of the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW). She received her BSc(Ma.&Comp.Sc.) in 1995, BSc(Ma.&Comp.Sc )(Honours in Statistics) in 1996 and a PhD in 2005 from the University of Adelaide. Liana has been involved in dental health services research and in analysing data relating to oral health and access to dental care. She has worked on a range of projects involving both cross-sectional and longitudinal analysis of service use such as research examining public dental service utilisation in South Australia. Areas of interest include use of dental health services, access to dental care, factors influencing dental expenditure and dentist job satisfaction.

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Dr Liana Luzzi

Liana Luzzi is a Research Fellow in the Australian Research Centre for Population Oral Health (ARCPOH) at the University of Adelaide. Liana is also Director of the Dental Statistics and Research Unit (DSRU), a collaborating unit of the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW). She received her BSc(Ma.&Comp.Sc.) in 1995, BSc(Ma.&Comp.Sc )(Honours in Statistics) in 1996 and a PhD in 2005 from the University of Adelaide. Liana has been involved in dental health services research and in analysing data relating to oral health and access to dental care. She has worked on a range of projects involving both cross-sectional and longitudinal analysis of service use such as research examining public dental service utilisation in South Australia. Areas of interest include use of dental health services, access to dental care, factors influencing dental expenditure and dentist job satisfaction.

Liana Luzzi is a Research Fellow in the Australian Research Centre for Population Oral Health (ARCPOH) at the University of Adelaide. Liana is also Director of the Dental Statistics and Research Unit (DSRU), a collaborating unit of the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW). She received her BSc(Ma.&Comp.Sc.) in 1995, BSc(Ma.&Comp.Sc )(Honours in Statistics) in 1996 and a PhD in 2005 from the University of Adelaide. Liana has been involved in dental health services research and in analysing data relating to oral health and access to dental care. She has worked on a range of projects involving both cross-sectional and longitudinal analysis of service use such as research examining public dental service utilisation in South Australia. Areas of interest include use of dental health services, access to dental care, factors influencing dental expenditure and dentist job satisfaction.

Appointments

Date Position Institution name
2014 Senior Research Fellow University of Adelaide
2004 - 2014 Research Fellow University of Adelaide, Adelaide
1999 - 2004 Research Officer University of Adelaide, Adelaide

Education

Date Institution name Country Title
2001 - 2005 University of Adelaide Australia PhD
1992 - 1996 University of Adelaide Australia BSc(Ma.&Comp.Sc.)(Hons)
University of Adelaide Australia BSc(Ma.&Comp.Sc.)

Journals

Year Citation
2017 Hariyani, N., Spencer, A., Luzzi, L. & Do, L. (2017). Root caries experience among Australian adults. Gerodontology, 34, 3, 365-376.
10.1111/ger.12275
2017 Jamieson, L., Brennan, D., Peres, M., Luzzi, L., Miller, C., Bowden, J. & McCaffrey, N. (2017). Having fewer than 21 teeth associated with poorer general health among South Australians. Journal of Public Health Dentistry, 77, 3, 216-224.
10.1111/jphd.12200
2017 Armfield, J., Crego, A., Schuch, H. & Luzzi, L. (2017). The role of cognitions in short-term temporal changes in dental fear among Australian adults. Journal of Public Health Dentistry, -.
10.1111/jphd.12232
2016 Lalloo, R., Jamieson, L. M., Ha, D. & Luzzi, L. (2016). Inequalities in Tooth Decay in Australian Children by Neighbourhood Characteristics and Indigenous Status.. Journal of health care for the poor and underserved, 27, 1A, 161-177.
10.1353/hpu.2016.0045
2016 Ha, D., Do, L., Luzzi, L., Mejia, G. & Jamieson, L. (2016). Changes in area-level socioeconomic status and oral health of indigenous Australian children. Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved, 27, 1 Suppl., 110-124.
10.1353/hpu.2016.0034
2016 Lalloo, R., Jamieson, L., Ha, D. & Luzzi, L. (2016). Inequalities in tooth decay in Australian children by neighbourhood characteristics and Indigenous status. Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved, 27, Suppl. 1, 161-177.
10.1353/hpu.2016.0045
2015 de anselmo Peres, M. A., Luzzi, L., glazer, K. G., Sabbah, W., Antunes, J. L. & Do, L. G. (2015). Income-related inequalities in inadequate dentition over time in Australia, Brazil and USA adults. Community Dentistry and Oral Epidemiology, 43, 3, 217-225.
10.1111/cdoe.12144
2015 Kempster, C., Luzzi, L. & Roberts-Thomson, K. (2015). Australian dentists: characteristics of those who employ or are willing to employ oral health therapists. Australian dental journal, 60, 2, 154-162.
10.1111/adj.12317
2014 Lalloo, R., Jamieson, L., Ha, D., Ellershaw, A. & Luzzi, L. (2014). Does fluoride in the water close the dental caries gap between Indigenous and non-Indigenous children?. Australian Dental Journal, 60, 3, 390-396.
10.1111/adj.12239
2014 Armfield, J., Mohan, H., Luzzi, L. & Chrisopoulos, S. (2014). Dental anxiety screening practices and self-reported training needs among Australian dentists. Australian Dental Journal, 59, 4, 464-472.
10.1111/adj.12211
2014 Australian Research Centre for Population Oral Health, (2014). Financial burden of dental care among Australian children. Australian Dental Journal, 59, 2, 268-272.
10.1111/adj.12181
2014 Luzzi, L., Chrisopoulos, S. & Brennan, D. (2014). Decline in usually visiting the dentist for a problem in Australia, 1994 to 2010: an age-period-cohort analysis. Community Dentistry and Oral Epidemiology, 42, 4, 349-357.
10.1111/cdoe.12088
2013 Chrisopoulos, S., Luzzi, L. & Brennan, D. (2013). Trends in dental visiting avoidance due to cost in Australia, 1994 to 2010: an age-period-cohort analysis. BMC Health Services Research, 13, 1, 1-8.
10.1186/1472-6963-13-381
2012 Brennan, D., Do, L., Harford, J., Luzzi, L., Marveggio, S., Roberts-Thomson, K. & White, A. (2012). Special issue: Festschrift in honour of John Spencer. Preface.. Community dentistry and oral epidemiology, 40 Suppl 2, iv-.
10.1111/j.1600-0528.2012.00711.x
2012 Roberts-Thomson, K., Luzzi, L. & Stewart, J. (2012). Families and their use of dental services. Australian Dental Journal, 57, 1, 103-108.
10.1111/j.1834-7819.2011.01668.x
2011 Luzzi, L. & Spencer, A. (2011). Job satisfaction of the oral health labour force in Australia. Australian Dental Journal, 56, 1, 23-32.
10.1111/j.1834-7819.2010.01282.x
2009 Luzzi, L. & Spencer, A. (2009). Public dental service utilization among adults in South Australia. Australian Dental Journal, 54, 2, 154-160.
10.1111/j.1834-7819.2009.01109.x
2009 Luzzi, L., Jones, K., Spencer, A. & Roberts-Thomson, K. (2009). Association of urgent dental care with subjective oral health indicators and psychosocial impact. Community Dental Health, 26, 2, 77-83.
10.1922/CDH_2253Spencer07
2009 Luzzi, L., Spencer, A., Jones, K. & Roberts-Thomson, K. (2009). Predicting relative need for urgent dental care. Community Dental Health, 26, 3, 162-169.
10.1922/CDH_2254Spencer08
2008 Brennan, D., Luzzi, L. & Roberts-Thomson, K. (2008). Dental service patterns among private and public adult patients in Australia. BMC Health Services Research, 8, 1, WWW 1-WWW 8.
10.1186/1472-6963-8-1
2008 Roberts-Thomson, K., Luzzi, L. & Brennan, D. (2008). Social inequality in use of dental services: relief of pain and extractions. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health, 32, 5, 444-449.
10.1111/j.1753-6405.2008.00277.x
2008 Luzzi, L. & Spencer, A. (2008). Factors influencing the use of public dental services: An application of the Theory of Planned Behaviour. BMC Health Services Research, 8, 1, WWW 1-WWW 14.
10.1186/1472-6963-8-93
2005 Luzzi, L., Spencer, A., Jones, K. & Teusner, D. (2005). Job satisfaction of registered dental practitioners. Australian Dental Journal, 50, 3, 179-185.
10.1111/j.1834-7819.2005.tb00358.x

Books

Year Citation
2009 Luzzi, L., Spencer, A., Roberts-Thomson, K. & Jones, K. (2009). Relative needs index study, South Australia and New South Wales. Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (Media and Publishing Unit).
2008 Do, L., Ellershaw, A., Harford, J., Luzzi, L., Roberts-Thomson, K., Slade, G. & Spencer, A. (2008). The National Survey of Adult Oral Health 2004-06: Western Australia. Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (Media and Publishing Unit).

Book Chapters

Year Citation
2016 Luzzi, L., Ha, D., Ellershaw, A., Koster, C., Brennan, D. & Chrisopoulos, S. (2016). Measuring representativeness of the study participants. In L. Do & A. Spencer (Eds.), Oral Health of Australian Children The National Child Oral Health Study 2012-14 (pp. 48-85). Adelaide, South Australia: University of Adelaide Press.
2016 Chrisopoulos, S., Ellershaw, A., Luzzi, L., Roberts-Thomson, K. & Do, L. (2016). Measuring child oral health and its influences. In L. Do & A. Spencer (Eds.), Oral Health of Australian Children The National Child Oral Health Study 2012-14 (pp. 15-34). Adelaide, South Australia: University of Adelaide Press.
2016 Do, L., Luzzi, L., Ha, D., Roberts-Thomson, K., Chrisopoulos, S., Armfield, J. & Spencer, A. (2016). Trends in child oral health in Australia. In L. Do & A. Spencer (Eds.), Oral Health of Australian Children The National Child Oral Health Study 2012-14 (pp. 288-305). Adelaide: University of Adelaide Press.
10.20851/ncohs-11

Conference Items

Year Citation
2012 Tan, H., Luzzi, L. & Spencer, A. J. (2012). Feasibility of novel caries prevention approaches in aged care residents. 45th Australian Association of Gerontology National Conference. Brisbane, Qld..
10.1111/j.1741-6612.2012.00655.x

Report for External Bodies

Year Citation
2013 Harford, J. E. & Luzzi, L., (2013). Child and teenager oral health and dental visiting: results from the National Dental Telephone Interview Survey 2010, Australian Institute of Health and Welfare, Canberra,

2005
Australian Dental Research Foundation (ADRF) Inc. Grant to support a study entitled: "Job satisfaction survey of the oral health labour force in Australia". Principal investigator: Luzzi L, Associate investigator: Spencer AJ

2010 - 2012
NHMRC New Investigator Project Grant ID No. 627222. Prevention and control of caries in older adults in residential aged care. CIA: Tan H, CIB: Luzzi L, AI1: Spender AJ, AI2: Pradhan A

2010
The Australian Association of Gerontology - RM Gibson Scientific Research Fund. A pilot study on prevention of caries in older adults in residential aged care. Tan H, Luzzi L, Spencer AJ

2011 - 2014
NHMRC Project Grant ID No. 1011589. Intergenerational change in oral health in Australia. CIA: Harford J, CIB: Luzzi L, CIC: Tan H, CID: Mejia G, CIE: Roberts-Thomson KF, CIF: Spencer AJ.

2015
Australian Dental Research Foundation (ADRF) Inc. Grant. ‘Impact of early childhood caries on oral health-related quality of life of preschool children-a population-based study’. Principal investigator: Hariyani N, Associate investigator: Do,L, Spencer AJ, Luzzi L

2016 - 2019
NHMRC Partnership Grant ID No. 1115649. Delivering effective dental healthcare in 2020-2030: A national longitudinal partnership study of burden of oral diseases in Australia. CIA: Peres M, CIB: Do LG, CIC: Brennan DS, CID: Spencer AJ, CIE: Karnin J, CIF: Roberts-Thomson, KF, CIG: Peres K, CIH: Thomson WM, CII: Luzzi L, CIJ: Harforf JE.

 

 

Evidence-Based Dentistry 1

I am currently co-supervising 2 PhD candidates (Ninuk Hariyani, Rahul Nair)

Position
Deputy Director, ARCPOH
Phone
83134049
Campus
North Terrace
Building
Adelaide Health and Medical Sciences Building
Room Number
WS9099.07
Org Unit
ARCPOH

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