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Dr Liana Luzzi

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.

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

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
2018 Armfield, J., Crego, A., Schuch, H., & Luzzi, L. (2018). The role of cognitions in short-term temporal changes in dental fear among Australian adults. Journal of Public Health Dentistry, 78(1), 32-40.
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2018 Nair, R., Ishaque, S., Spencer, A., Luzzi, L., & Do, L. (2018). Critical review of the validity of patient satisfaction questionnaires pertaining to oral health care. Community Dentistry and Oral Epidemiology, 46(4), 369-375.
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2018 Hariyani, N., Spencer, A., Luzzi, L., & Do, L. (2018). Root surface caries among older Australians. Community Dentistry and Oral Epidemiology.
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2018 Hariyani, N., Setyowati, D., Spencer, A., Luzzi, L., & Do, L. (2018). Root caries incidence and increment in the population – A systematic review, meta-analysis and meta-regression of longitudinal studies. Journal of Dentistry, 77, 1-7.
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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.
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2017 Hariyani, N., Spencer, A., Luzzi, L., & Do, L. (2017). Root caries experience among Australian adults. Gerodontology, 34(3), 365-376.
DOI Scopus2 WoS1
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.
DOI Scopus1 Europe PMC1
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.
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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.
DOI Scopus2 WoS2 Europe PMC1
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.
DOI Scopus7 WoS5 Europe PMC5
2014 Australian Research Centre for Population Oral Health. (2014). Financial burden of dental care among Australian children. Australian Dental Journal, 59(2), 268-272.
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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.
DOI Scopus3 WoS3 Europe PMC2
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.
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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.
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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.
DOI Scopus9 WoS6 Europe PMC7
2012 Roberts-Thomson, K., Luzzi, L., & Stewart, J. (2012). Families and their use of dental services. Australian Dental Journal, 57(1), 103-108.
DOI Scopus2 WoS1 Europe PMC1
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.
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2011 Luzzi, L., & Spencer, A. (2011). Job satisfaction of the oral health labour force in Australia. Australian Dental Journal, 56(1), 23-32.
DOI Scopus15 WoS15 Europe PMC10
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.
DOI Scopus5 WoS6 Europe PMC4
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.
DOI Scopus6 WoS7 Europe PMC5
2009 Luzzi, L., & Spencer, A. (2009). Public dental service utilization among adults in South Australia. Australian Dental Journal, 54(2), 154-160.
DOI Scopus10 WoS11 Europe PMC7
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.
DOI Scopus16 WoS15 Europe PMC12
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.
DOI Scopus27 WoS22 Europe PMC16
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.
DOI Scopus44 WoS34 Europe PMC162
2005 Luzzi, L., Spencer, A., Jones, K., & Teusner, D. (2005). Job satisfaction of registered dental practitioners. Australian Dental Journal, 50(3), 179-185.
DOI Scopus20 WoS18 Europe PMC13

Books

Book Chapters

Year Citation
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 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 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.
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Conference Items

Year Citation
2018 Hanna, K. M., Chrisopoulos, S., Armfield, J., Luzzi, L., & Brennan, D. (2018). Trends in Extraction Due to Decay in Australia (1994-2013): An Age-Period-Cohort Analysis. Poster session presented at the meeting of the 58th Annual Meeting of the Australian/New Zealand Division of the International Association for Dental Research. Australia: The Australian/New Zealand Division of the International Association for Dental Research.
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.
2015 Armfield, J., & Luzzi, L. (2015). Dental Anxiety, Beliefs and Expectations among Disadvantaged Public Dental Service Users in Australia. Poster session presented at the meeting of International Association for Dental Research General Session. Boston, Massachusetts, USA.
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.
2015 Hariyani, N., Spencer, A. J., Luzzi, L., & Do, L. (2015). Root Caries Experience among Australians Adults. 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.
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.
2014 Luzzi, L., Armfield, J., & Chrisopoulos, S. (2014). How important is it to be satisfied? Comparing levels of importance and satisfaction with work-related attributes among Australian dentists.. Poster session presented at the meeting of 54th Annual Meeting of the International Association for Dental Research (ANZ Division). Brisbane.
2014 Armfield, J. M., Mohan, H., & Luzzi, L. (2014). Dental fear management techniques used by Australian dentists. Poster session presented at the meeting of 54th Annual Meeting of the International Association for Dental Research (ANZ Division),. Brisbane.
2014 Ha, D. H., Jamieson, L. M., & Luzzi, L. (2014). Trends of Caries Experience and Associated Factors among Indigenous Children. Poster session presented at the meeting of 54th Annual Meeting of the International Association for Dental Research (ANZ Division). Brisbance.
2012 Tan, H., Luzzi, L., & Spencer, A. J. (2012). Feasibility of novel caries prevention approaches in aged care residents. Poster session presented at the meeting of Oral abstracts from the Australian Association of Gerontology, 45th National Conference, as published in Australasian Journal on Ageing. Brisbane, Qld.: Wiley-Blackwell.
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Report for External Bodies

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.

 

 

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Current Higher Degree by Research Supervision (University of Adelaide)

Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name
2018 Co-Supervisor Dental Services and Outcomes Master of Philosophy (Dentistry) Master Full Time Mr Youngha Song
2015 Co-Supervisor Measurement of QALY for Common Dental Diseases Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Dr Rahul Nair

Past Higher Degree by Research Supervision (University of Adelaide)

Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name
2014 - 2018 Co-Supervisor Root caries over the generations Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mrs Ninuk Hariyani
Position
Deputy Director - ARCPOH
Phone
83134049
Campus
North Terrace
Building
Adelaide Health and Medical Sciences, floor 9
Room Number
WS9099.07
Org Unit
ARCPOH

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