Sneha Sethi

Dr Sneha Sethi

Higher Degree by Research Candidate

PhD student and Research Officer

Adelaide Dental School

Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences

I am an Oral Pathologist from India, with a passionate interest and inclination in Oral Cancer research. I have dedicated my postgraduate research to the same area and am continuing to pursue this in my PhD as well.
I am currently working as a part of the Indigenous Oral Health Unit in Adelaide, and dealing with the disease burden of Human Papillomavirus in the Indigenous Population of Australia. I have also developed a keen propensity in alleviating the oral health problems in Indigenous populations.

My research interests involve the biology and prognosis of oral cancer and oropharyngeal cancer. I have developed a special interest in the viral etiology of oral carcinogenesis and have been specifically working with Human Papillomavirus and oropharyngeal carcinoma in Indigenous Australians as a part of an NHMRC Funded project.

I am also working with the Indigenous populations of South Australia and trying to create as much awareness about sexual behaviors, papillomavirus transmission and HPV vaccine necessity as possible. My research involves quantitative and qualitative analysis of the prevalence and risk factors involved in prevalence and retention of HPV and its associated cancers (cervical and oral).

  • Appointments

    Date Position Institution name
    2020 Indigenous Helath Worker Indigenous Oral Health Unit, University of Adelaide
    2018 - 2019 Oral Pathologist and Diagnostician Bharat Dental Scan
    2017 - 2019 Reserach Officer and Consultant Punjab Institute of Medical Sciences
    2016 - 2019 Senior Consultant and Dentist Beyond Smiles Dental Clinic
    2015 - 2016 Senior Lecturer Sudha Rustagi College of Dental Sciences and Research
  • Awards and Achievements

    Date Type Title Institution Name Country Amount
    2019 Scholarship Research Training Program for International Students Scholarship for Higher Degree for Reseearch University of Adelaide Australia
    2014 Achievement Best Scientific Presentation 11th National conference of the Indian Association of Forensic Odontology India
    2014 Achievement Best Scientific Presentation 14th National Postgraduate Convention of the Indian Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology, Kolkata India
    2013 Achievement Best Poster presentation All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi India
  • Language Competencies

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

    Date Institution name Country Title
    2019 University of Adelaide Australia Doctor of Philosophy (Dentistry)
    2012 - 2015 Maharishi Markandeshwar University, Mullana India Masters of Dental Sciences (Oral & Maxillofacial Pathology and Forensic Odontology)
    2006 - 2010 KLE University India Bachelors of Dental Surgery
  • Postgraduate Training

    Date Title Institution Country
    2010 - 2011 Dentist KLE University India
  • Certifications

    Date Title Institution name Country
    2020 Comprehensive systematic review training program Joanna Briggs Institute, Univeristy of Adelaide Australia
    2019 Limited Registration as a Dentist Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency Australia
    2015 Specialist Registration Haryana Dental Council India
    2011 Dentist Haryana Dental Council India
  • Research Interests

  • Journals

    Year Citation
    2021 Sethi, S., Ali, A., Ju, X., Antonsson, A., Logan, R., & Jamieson, L. (2021). An update on Heck's disease-a systematic review.. Journal of public health (Oxford, England).
    2021 Sethi, S., Ohri, S., Aggarwal, P., & Grewal, H. (2021). Histopathological Factors in Oral Squamous Cell Carcinoma-Should a Clinician Look Beyond Clinical Staging?. Journal of oral and maxillofacial surgery : official journal of the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons.
    2021 Sethi, S., Grewal, H., Aggarwal, P., & Narad, C. (2021). Pattern of tumor invasion, stromal inflammation, angiogenesis and vascular invasion in oral squamous cell carcinoma – A prognostic study. Current Problems in Cancer, 45(2), 12 pages.
    2020 Ju, X., Canfell, K., Smith, M., Sethi, S., Garvey, G., Hedges, J., . . . Jamieson, L. M. (2020). High-Risk Human Papillomavirus–Related Oropharyngeal Squamous Cell Carcinoma Among Non-Indigenous and Indigenous Populations: A Systematic Review. Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery (United States), 194599820975042.
    2020 Jamieson, L. M., Antonsson, A., Garvey, G., Ju, X., Smith, M., Logan, R. M., . . . Canfell, K. (2020). Prevalence of oral human papillomavirus infection among Australian Indigenous adults. JAMA Network Open, 3(6), e204951-1-e204951-18.
    DOI Scopus1
    2019 Sethi, S. (2019). Analysis of stromal mucin in oral epithelial dysplasia and oral squamous cell carcinoma : a histochemical study. Journal of Oral Biology and Craniofacial Research, 9(1), 40-46.
    DOI Scopus2
    2016 Kardam, P., Rehani, S., & Sethi, S. (2016). The dismal state of pathology laboratories in dental colleges - A stitch in time can save nine!. Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research, 10(12), ZH01-ZH02.
    2016 Sethi, S., Kumar, M., Aggarwal, P., Indra Kumar, H. S., Sugandhi, C. D., & Singh, S. (2016). A case report and short review on changing trends in the site of occurrence of adenomatoid odontogenic tumor: Unravelling the past 15 years. Dental Research Journal, 13(5), 462-471.
    DOI Scopus5
    2015 Sethi, S., Bhalla, S., & Goel, P. (2015). Fibrous Dysplasia of Maxillary Bone: A Case Report. Journal of Advanced Medical and Dental Science and Research, 3(2), 1-3.
    2015 Sethi, S., Goel, P., & Bhalla, S. (2015). Oral cavity : an insight to forensic diagnosis. Asian Pacific journal of Health Sciences, 2(2), 142-147.
    2015 Sethi, S., & Aggarwal, P. (2015). Cytokines and oral pathology - An intricate Liason. Archives of Dental and Medical Research, 1(2).
    2014 Grewal, H. K., & Sethi, S. (2014). Immunohistochemical expression of type IV collagen and autocrine motility factor receptor in odontogenic tumours. Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research, 8(10), ZC17-ZC21.
    DOI Scopus4
  • Conference Papers

    Year Citation
    2014 Sethi, S. (2014). Acantholytic Squamous cell carcinoma - A rare case report. In Archives of Indian Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology. Kolkata.
  • Original Creative Works

    Year Citation
    2018 Authors: Sethi S. Title: Fearless And Free I Will Now Survive…!. Description: N/A. Extent: world wide web, open access.
  • Theses

    Year Citation
    2014 Sethi, S. (2014). Prognostic Significance of pattern of tumor invasion, stromal inflammation, angiogenesis and vascular invasion in oral squamous cell carcinoma. (Master's Thesis, MM University, Mullana, Ambala).

I am an academic tutor for the Wirltu Yarlu Aboriginal Education Unit in the University of Adelaide, where I tutor and mentor Indigenous students in graduate programs related to Oral Health Sciences.

  • Other Supervision Activities

    Date Role Research Topic Location Program Supervision Type Student Load Student Name
    2021 - ongoing Principal Supervisor Understanding the link between HPV associated Oropharyngeal carcinoma and Tonsils Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, University of Adelaide Bachelors of Health and Medical Sciences Other Part Time Intisar Nuha Abd Rahim
    2021 - ongoing Principal Supervisor understanding the link between HPV associated oropharyngeal carcinoma and tonsils Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, University of Adelaide Bachelors of Health and Medical Sciences Other Part Time Alana Shahin
    2020 - ongoing Other Academic Tutor Wirltu Yarlu Aboriginal Education Unit Bachelors of Oral Health Other Part Time Kimberly Walters
  • Mentoring

    Date Topic Location Name
    2020 - ongoing Bachelors of Oral Health Wirltu Yarlu Aboriginal Education Unit Kimberly Walters
    2020 - ongoing FHMS Voluntary peer mentoring University of Adelaide Mehak Kaur
  • Position: PhD student and Research Officer
  • Phone: 83132549
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  • Campus: North Terrace
  • Building: Adelaide Health and Medical Sciences, floor 9
  • Org Unit: ARCPOH

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