Lisa Jamieson

Dr Lisa Jamieson

NHMRC Senior Principal Research Fellowship

Adelaide Dental School

Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences

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


Lisa Jamieson holds a NHMRC Senior Research Fellowship and is Director of the Indigenous Oral Health Unit, The University of Adelaide. She has established four research interventions among Indigenous Australians and was involved in establishing the dental component of Wave-3 of the Aboriginal Birth Cohort. Lisa is recognised as a leading researcher in Indigenous oral health. In this role she has been contributor of information to national Indigenous oral health and dental services policy in Australia. She has published widely and been an invited presenter at numerous international research meetings involving Indigenous oral health. She is on the Editorial Board of BMC Public Health, Community Dental Health Community Dentistry and Oral Epidemiology and the Australian Dental Journal. Lisa has served on many NHMRC working parties and assessment panels.

In recognition of her outstanding contributions to the field, Professor Jamieson was awarded an L2 Investigator Grant from the NHMRC (2022-2026) for her project "Advancing Indigenous Australian oral health through clinical trials, cohort studies and surveillance".

Current Appointments:
NHMRC Senior Research Fellow, School of Dentistry
Director of the Indigenous Oral Health Unit
Convenor, Animal Ethics Committee (Medical)
Past President, International Association of Dental Research’s Behavioural, Epidemiologic and Health Services Research group.

Indigenous Oral Health Unit:
Director: Professor Lisa Jamieson, NHMRC Senior Research Fellow
Past PhD students: Kostas Kapellas, Pedro Ribeiro, Davi Macedo
PhD students: Eleanor Parker, Wendy Cheung, Anna Ali, Nic Reid, Emilija Dainer, Sneha Sethi, Brianna Poirier, Sonia Nath, Arash Ghanbarzadegan, Matilda Handsley-Davis
DClinDent students: Philip Nguyen

Conference and workshop organisation:
◾Co-ordinator and Chair of 5x International Association of Dental Research symposia related to Indigenous oral health and/or oral health of vulnerable populations (2016-2021)
◾Organiser of 6x special issues of journals showcasing cutting edge research methodologies used in Indigenous oral health (2015-2021)
◾Joint co-ordinator of Epi-forum, Behavioural, Epidemiologic, Health Services Research group, International Association of Dental Research, 2014 - 2017
◾Head of the Program Organising Committee for the 2014 International Indigenous Oral Health Conference
◾Co-ordinator of 2014 International Indigenous Oral Health Conference special issue in Journal of Health Care for Poor and Underserved
◾Organiser of 2011 National Indigenous Oral Health Workshop and Report
◾Member of local organising committee for 2007 regional International Association of Dental Research meeting

Past Activities for National Health and Medical Research Council of Australia (NHMRC)
◾Assessor of Ideas grants, Partnership grants, MRFF grants, Investigator grants 2020-current
◾Member of NHMRC Grant Review Panels (2008, 2009, 2010, 2012, 2014).

Qualifications
◾PhD, University of Otago School of Dentistry, New Zealand. Research Project: Oral Health Disparities among Pacific and New Zealand children. 2004
◾Master of Community Dentistry (with Distinction), University of Otago School of Dentistry, New Zealand. Research Project: Adult dental health and use of services in a Dunedin population sample. 2000
◾Bachelor of Dental Surgery, University of Otago School of Dentistry, New Zealand. 1994

Awards & Achievements:
◾2020 International Association of Dental Research Distinguished Scientist Award
◾2016 Senior Research Fellowship NHMRC
◾2012 Career Development Fellowship NHMRC
◾2010 Finalist South Australian Science Excellence Awards; Excellence in Research for Public Good
◾2008 Career Development Fellowship NHMRC
◾1995 Early Career Fellowship NHMRC.

Lisa Jamieson holds an NHMRC Senior Research Fellowship and is a Professor at the Australian Research Centre for Population Oral Health at the University of Adelaide. She has established and leads the University of Adelaide’s Indigenous Oral Health Unit which is one of the most internationally-respected Indigenous health research units in the world . She has also established four research interventions among Indigenous Australians and was involved in establishing the dental component of Wave-3 of the Aboriginal Birth Cohort. Lisa is recognised as a leading researcher in Indigenous oral health. In this role she has been contributor of information to national Indigenous oral health and dental services policy in Australia. She has published widely and been an invited presenter at numerous international research meetings involving Indigenous oral health. She is on the Editorial Board of BMC Public Health, Community Dentistry and Oral Epidemiology, the Australian Dental Journal and has served on several recent NHMRC working parties.

  • Appointments

    Date Position Institution name
    2017 - ongoing Professor University of Adelaide
    2012 - 2016 Associate Professor, Director University of Adelaide
    2008 - 2011 Senior Research Fellow University of Adelaide
    2004 - 2007 NHMRC Post-Doctoral Researcher in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health University of Adelaide
    2002 - 2003 Consultant Public Health Dentist and health researcher Hawkes Bay District Health Board
    2002 - 2003 Research Assistant University of Otago School of Dentistry
    2001 - 2002 Lecturer Fiji School of Medicine School of Oral Health
    1999 - 2000 Clinical tutor University of Otago School of Dentistry
    1998 - 1998 Dentist Volunteer Services Overseas (VSO)
    1997 - 1997 Senior House Officer, Clinical tutor and Research assistant Department of Oral Surgery, Cork University Hospital and Dental School
    1997 - 1997 Volunteer Dentist Andean Rural Health Care
    1996 - 1996 Dentist Bamaga and Thursday Island Hospitals
    1995 - 1995 Dentist Rockhampton Base Hospital, Queensland
  • Awards and Achievements

    Date Type Title Institution Name Country Amount
    2015 Award Inaugural Women Research Excellence award University of Adelaide Australia
  • Language Competencies

    Language Competency
    English Can read, write, speak, understand spoken and peer review
  • Education

    Date Institution name Country Title
    2004 University of Otago New Zealand Doctor of Philosophy
    2000 University of Otago New Zealand Master of Community Dentistry
    1999 University of Otago New Zealand Diploma of Community Dentistry
    1994 University of Otago New Zealand Bachelor of Dental Surgery
  • Research Interests

Fellowships

  1. 2015 NHMRC-Senior Research Fellowship B (only dentist in Australia)- Duration 5 years
  2. 2012 NHMRC- Career Development Award, Level 2- Duration 4 years

Project Grant Funding

  1. 2021 - Department of Health - $750K - Duration 2 years
  2. 2019 - NHMRC - $I.2M - Duration 4 years
  3. 2017 - NHMRC - $1.3M - Duration 5 years
  4. 2016- Cancer Council- $75K- Duration 1 year
  5. 2014- NHMRC- $1 M- Duration 4 Years
  6. 2014- NHMRC- $1.1M- Duration 3 Years
  7. 2014- NHMRC- $1M- Duration 3 years
  8. 2010- NHMRC, HRC, CIHR- $4M- Duration 6 years
  9.  2010- NHMRC- $1.3 M- Duration 3 years
  10.  2010- NHMRC- $600K- Duration 3 years

Other Project Funding

  1. 2016- Honda Foundation -$50K
  2. 2015- University of Adelaide- $5K
  3. 2015- University of Adelaide-$5K
  4. 2014-University of Adelaide-$30K
  5. 2010- Australian Dental Research Foundation-$8K

2012- Bachelor of Dental Surgery -  Oral Health Promotion

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

    Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name
    2021 Principal Supervisor Socio-Economic Inequalities in Dental Services in Australia Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Dr Arash Ghanbarzadegan
    2021 Principal Supervisor Prevalence, incidence, persistence and clearance of oral HPV infection among Indigenous Australians Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Part Time Dr Nicolas Eamonn Reid
    2021 Principal Supervisor Descriptive epidemiology and surgical protocol for children and adolescents with orofacial clefts in South Australia Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Part Time Dr Emilija Daina Jensen
    2020 Principal Supervisor Developing Oral Microbiome Transplants in Australia Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Dr Sonia Nath
    2020 Principal Supervisor “Our bodies aren’t meant to live the whitefellas way”: Navigating Indigenous oral health in neoliberal Australia Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Brianna Poirier
    2019 Co-Supervisor Exploring the relationships between periodontitis, oral human papillomavirus and social factors and their impact on oral health status in vulnerable populations. Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Ms Anna Ali
    2019 Co-Supervisor Health, History and Ethics: A Multidisciplinary Study of Modern and Historical Microbial Communities in Indigenous Australians Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Ms Matilda Handsley-Davis
  • Past Higher Degree by Research Supervision (University of Adelaide)

    Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name
    2019 - 2022 Principal Supervisor Human Papillomavirus and Oropharyngeal Carcinoma in Indigenous Australians Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Dr Sneha Sethi
    2017 - 2020 Principal Supervisor Psychometric properties of the Perceived Stress Scale (PSS), Social Support Scale (SSS) and Sense of Personal Control Scale (SPCS) in Aboriginal Australian populations Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Pedro Henrique Ribeiro Santiago
    2017 - 2020 Principal Supervisor Racism and Aboriginal Australian Children's Wellbeing: Impact and Protective Factors Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Davi Manzini Macedo
    2010 - 2014 Principal Supervisor The Effect of Non-Surgical Periodontal Intervention on Pulse Wave Velocity: A Marker of Arterial Stiffness and Function Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Dr Kostas Kapellas
    2009 - 2022 Principal Supervisor Psychosocial factors and oral health outcomes amongst Aboriginal adults in regional South Australia Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Part Time Dr Eleanor Parker
  • Other Supervision Activities

    Date Role Research Topic Location Program Supervision Type Student Load Student Name
    2018 - ongoing Principal Supervisor The role of birth order in caries The University of Adelaide BSciDent(Hons) Honours Part Time Tamara Zhang
  • Committee Memberships

    Date Role Committee Institution Country
    2015 - ongoing Advisory Board Member Indigenous oral health policy, monitoring and evaluation Australian Government Department of Health
  • Memberships

    Date Role Membership Country
    2012 - ongoing Board Member South Australian Aboriginal Oral Health Advisory Group.
    2011 - ongoing Board Member NHMRC’s Indigenous Health Review Panel
    2011 - ongoing Board Member NHMRC’s ‘Indigenous Road Map’ Review Committee
  • Editorial Boards

    Date Role Editorial Board Name Institution Country
    2017 - ongoing Board Member Community Dental Health
    2011 - ongoing Associate Editor BMC Public Health
    2010 - ongoing Member American Journal of Public Health
    2009 - ongoing Member Pediatrics
    2009 - ongoing Member Australian Dental Journal
    2008 - ongoing Member Injury Prevention
    2007 - ongoing Member BMC Oral Health
    2006 - ongoing Member International Journal of Paediatric Dentistry
    2006 - ongoing Member Journal of Public Health Dentistry
    2006 - ongoing Member Community Dentistry and Oral Epidemiology
    2006 - ongoing Member Community Dental Health
  • Position: NHMRC Senior Principal Research Fellowship
  • Phone: 83134611
  • Email: lisa.jamieson@adelaide.edu.au
  • Campus: North Terrace
  • Building: Adelaide Health and Medical Sciences, floor 9
  • Org Unit: Australian Research Centre for Population Oral Health

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