Sneha Sethi

Dr Sneha Sethi

Post-doctoral Researcher

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 - ongoing 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
    2022 Award IADR GC Centennial Research Award IInternational Association of Dental Research - Regional Development Committee United States
    2022 Award Current Oncology 2022 Travel Award Current Oncology - MDPI Switzerland
    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

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: Post-doctoral Researcher
  • Phone: 83132549
  • Email: sneha.sethi@adelaide.edu.au
  • Campus: West End Health Precinct
  • Building: AHMS - Adelaide Health and Medical Sciences, floor Ninth Floor
  • Org Unit: Australian Research Centre for Population Oral Health

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