Richard Logan

Professor Richard Logan

Dean and Head of School

Adelaide Dental School

Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences

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


Richard Logan is the Dean and Head of the Adelaide Dental School as well as Professor of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology, Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences at The University of Adelaide. He is also Consultant Oral and Maxillofacial Pathologist at Clinpath Laboratories SA.

He qualified in Dentistry in 1992 and as a Specialist Oral Pathologist in 1997. In 1999 he was awarded the Inaugural Princess of Wales/Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons Research Fellowship during which he was involved in various projects relating to oral side effects of oncology treatment. It was through this work that he became involved with the Mucositis Research Group and subsequently enrolled part-time in a PhD program in 2003 under the supervision of Professor Dorothy Keefe (Division of Medicine, Faculty of Health Sciences, The University of Adelaide) and Professor Stephen Sonis (Division of Oral Medicine, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston, USA). He completed his PhD in 2008. The focus of his research has been chemotherapy-induced mucositis, particularly relating to the role of pro-inflammatory cytokines in the development of mucositis throughout the alimentary tract as well as comparing the effects of different cytotoxic drugs on the development of mucositis. He completed his Fellowship examination in Oral Pathology within the Faculty of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology of the Royal College of Pathologists of Australasia (RCPA) in 2007.

As well as his wide involvement with undergraduate students he is actively involved in post-graduate education. He has supervised students undertaking Master of Dental Science and Doctorate of Clinical Dentistry programs at the School of Dentistry, The University of Adelaide as well as several Higher Degree by Research Masters and PhD students.

He is a member of the Multinational Association for Supportive Care in Cancer/International Society of Oral Oncology (MASCC/ISOO) and is a Past President of the ISOO. He is a past Chair and current Deputy Chair of the Faculty of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology Committee, RCPA. Furthermore, he is a member of the International Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology, and is a Fellow of the International Academy of Oral Oncology. His contributions to the dental profession have been recognised through being invited to be a Fellow of both the Pierre Fauchard Academy and the International College of Dentists.

Undergraduate teaching

  • BDS program, BOH program

Postgraduate teaching

  • Program/discipline lead, DClinDent program Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology
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  • Past Higher Degree by Research Supervision (University of Adelaide)

    Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name
    2013 - 2016 Co-Supervisor Toll-Like Receptor 4-Dependent Barrier Dysfunction and its Impact on Irinotecan-Induced Gut Toxicity and Pain Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Dr Hannah Rose Wardill
    2013 - 2015 Principal Supervisor Implant Dentistry in Australia: The Present and Future Doctor of Clinical Dentistry Doctorate Full Time Ying Guo
    2010 - 2015 Co-Supervisor A Study Linking Toll-like Receptors and Irinotecan-induced Gastrointestinal Mucositis Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mrs Khloud Ghazi Fakiha
    2010 - 2014 Co-Supervisor Epidemiology of oral cancer in India - A life course study Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Dr Sreevidya Krishna Rao
    2009 - 2013 Principal Supervisor The Role of Matrix Metalloproteinases and their Inhibitors in Irinotecan-Induced Oral Mucositis: An Animal Model Doctor of Clinical Dentistry Doctorate Full Time APrf Abdul Rahman Al 'Azri
    2009 - 2013 Co-Supervisor Assessment of oral mucositis, oral health outcomes, and implementation of a standardized oral health care protocol for a pediatric inpatient population receiving cancer treatment. Doctor of Clinical Dentistry Doctorate Full Time Dr Akram Fareed Qutob
    2008 - 2012 Co-Supervisor Orofacial Granulomatosis and Oral Symptoms in a South Australian Paediatric Population with Crohn's Disease Doctor of Clinical Dentistry Doctorate Full Time Dr Evelyn Yeung
    2008 - 2011 Co-Supervisor An Investigation of Porphyromonas gingivalis Peptidylarginine Deiminase: A Putative Virulence Factor in an Animal Model of Inflammation Master of Science in Dentistry Master Full Time Miss Syatirah Najmi Abdullah
    2004 - 2005 Principal Supervisor Histomorphometric Analysis of the Temporomandibular Joint Condyle in Young And Mature Sheep Master of Science in Dentistry Master Full Time Dr Ryan Cornish
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  • Board Memberships

    Date Role Board name Institution name Country
    2018 - ongoing Board Member Dental Board of Australia Dental Board of Australia Australia
  • Committee Memberships

    Date Role Committee Institution Country
    2013 - ongoing Member International Society of Oral Oncology
    2012 - 2014 Chair Faculty of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology, Royal College of Pathologists of Australasia Royal College of Pathologists of Australasia Australia
    2011 - ongoing Chair SA Registration and Notification Committee of the Dental Board of Australia
    2010 - 2011 Chair SA and NT Regional Board of the Dental Board of Australia
    2009 - 2010 Advisory Board Member Oral Health Advisory Committee Government of South Australia Australia
    2008 - 2010 Board Member Dental Board of South Australia
  • Editorial Boards

    Date Role Editorial Board Name Institution Country
    2015 - ongoing Associate Editor Histopathology United Kingdom
    2012 - ongoing Associate Editor Supportive Care in Cancer United States
  • Position: Dean and Head of School
  • Phone: 83133066
  • Email: richard.logan@adelaide.edu.au
  • Campus: North Terrace
  • Building: Adelaide Health and Medical Sciences, floor 10
  • Room: WS10072
  • Org Unit: Dental

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