Sophia Karanicolas

Associate Professor Sophia Karanicolas

Assistant Dean Learning and Teaching

Adelaide Dental School

Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences


Assciate Professor Sophie Karanicolas is the current Assistant Dean for Learning and Teaching in the School of Dentistry and Academic Lead for Innovation and Staff Development. Sophie is an Education Specialist in the Adelaide Education Academy and facilitates the largest Community of Practice in the university on Flipped Classrooms. She is a Flipped Global Ambassador as a part of the Flipped Learning Global Initiative and has jointly lead a national Office of Learning and Teaching (OLT) flipped classroom project, "Translating Concept to Practice".

Sophie is also a member of the development team for the first MOOC (external link)(Massive Open Online Course), developed by the University of Adelaide: An Introduction to Essential Human Biology. She is actively invloved in the mentoring of colleagues and has been a part of a team which has developed, implemented and evaluated a colleague development program referred to as Becoming an Effective Supervisor and Teacher (BEST).
Sophie is also the Chair of the College of Oral Health Academics (COHA), a national body exploring oral health education and a part of the Australian Dental Council Site Evaluation Teams.

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  • Committee Memberships

    Date Role Committee Institution Country
    2016 - ongoing Chair College of Oral Health Academics Australia
  • Offices Held

    Date Office Name Institution Country
    2015 - ongoing Education Specialist University of Adelaide Australia
    2015 - ongoing Flipped Classroom Community of Practice Facilitator University of Adelaide Australia
    2014 - ongoing Assistant Dean Learning and Teaching University of Adelaide Australia
  • Position: Assistant Dean Learning and Teaching
  • Phone: 83133287
  • Email: sophie.karanicolas@adelaide.edu.au
  • Campus: North Terrace
  • Building: Adelaide Health and Medical Sciences, floor 10
  • Room: WS10055.03
  • Org Unit: Dental School Administration

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