Xiangqun Ju

Dr Xiangqun Ju

Research Associate

Adelaide Dental School

Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences

Eligible to supervise Masters and PhD (as Co-Supervisor) - email supervisor to discuss availability.

Dr Xiangqun Ju has long-term clinical experience on oral and maxillofacial surgery and her PhD research has involved epidemiological aspects of oral and general health among older Australians. Now she works in the University of Adelaide’s Indigenous Oral Health Unit as an Indigenous oral health researcher to investigate (1) the relationship between social economic status, nutrition, oral health literacy and dental diseases, and (2) the human papillomavirus (HPV) and Oropharyngeal Cancer among Indigenous Australians.

Research interest

  • Population Oral Health: 1) The association between the Periodontal disease and Chronic diseases among older population; 2) Indigenous oral health; 3) Socio-eonomic inequalities in oral health; 4) The effect of Oral Health Literacy intervention and oral health promotion; 5) HPV vaccine & Oropharyngeal cancer.
  • Oral epidemiology: 1) Models of oral disease causation; 2) Methods of analyses to determinant of oral health status in population.
  • Dental workforce & services: 1) Oral health practioner workforce; 2) Dental services responsibility loading .

Current Project 

  • Indigenous oral health project: 1) Oral Health Literacy intervention and children's dental caries experience; 2) Indigenous HPV and Oropharyngeal cancer study
  • Dental services project: Relative Value Unit Study




  • Appointments

    Date Position Institution name
    2013 Research Assosiate The University of Adelaide
    2003 - 2005 Associate Professor Shanxi Medical University, Taiyuan
    1986 - 2005 Oral and Maxillofacial surgeon People’s Hospital of Shanxi Province,Taiyuan
  • Awards and Achievements

    Date Type Title Institution Name Country Amount
    2017 Award IADR ANZ Division Investigator Award in Preventive and Community Dentistry International Association for Dental research (IADR) Australian & New Zealand (ANZ) Division
    2017 Research Award Early Career Researcher Mentored Project Development Program The University of Adelaide Australia $14, 768
    2014 Award J. Morita Junior investigation Award for Geriatric Oral Research The 92nd General Session and Exhibition of the International Association for Dental Research (IADR) South Africa
    2011 Scholarship Australian Postgraduate Award Univeristy of Adelaide Australia
  • Language Competencies

    Language Competency
    Chinese (Mandarin) Can read, write, speak, understand spoken and peer review
  • Education

    Date Institution name Country Title
    2011 - 2016 University of Adelaide Australia PhD
    2008 - 2011 University of Adelaide Australia MPH
    1981 - 1986 Shanxi Medical University China BM
  • Certifications

    Date Title Institution name Country
    2004 Oral and Maxillofacial surgery (Advance training p Peking University, Beijing China
    1995 Oral and Maxillofacial surgery ( Basic training pr Peking University, Beijing China
  • Research Interests

Early Career Researcher Mentored Project Development Program 2017, AUS $14,768

Health Science Postgraduate Travelling Fellowships for Research 2013, AUS $1,800.


1990-2005, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Shanxi Medical University, China.

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

    Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name
    2019 Co-Supervisor Human Papilloma Virus and Oropharyngeal Cancer among Indigenous Australians Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Dr Sneha Sethi
    2018 Co-Supervisor The Effects of an Early Childhood Caries Intervention on Dental Pain, Dental Extractions and Dental Treatment Under General Anaesthetics among Indigenous Children Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Part Time Dr Wendy Wai Sau Cheung
  • Other Supervision Activities

    Date Role Research Topic Location Program Supervision Type Student Load Student Name
    2018 - ongoing Co-Supervisor The role of birth order in caries The University of Adelaide BSciDent(Hons) Honours Part Time Tamara Zhang
    2017 - ongoing Co-Supervisor Psychosocial Impact of Dental Aesthetics and well-being in Australia: The role of Orthodontic Treatment The University of Adelaide Doctor of Clinical Dentistry (Orthodontics) Doctorate Full Time Adam Wahab
    2017 - 2017 Co-Supervisor Association between Periodontitis and Dementia: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis The University of Adelaide A visiting student Other Full Time Xiaoyan Wang
    2017 - ongoing Co-Supervisor VALIDATING SHORT-FORM VERSIONS OF P-CPQ AND FIS FOR MEASURING OHRQOL IN AN INDIGENOUS CHILD POPULATION The University of Adelaide Doctor of Clinical Dentistry (Paediatrics) Doctorate Part Time Marko Milosevic
    2014 - 2016 Co-Supervisor The relationship between maternal smoking during pregnancy and parental-reported experience of dental caries in Indigenous Australian children The University of Adelaide Honours Degree of Bachelor of Science in Dentistry Honours Part Time Clandia Lopez
  • Memberships

    Date Role Membership Country
    2012 - ongoing International Association for Dental Research (IADR) Australia
    1996 - ongoing Member The Chinese Stomatological Association China
    1986 - ongoing Member The Chinese Medical Association (CMA) China
    1986 - ongoing Member The Chinese Red Cross Association China
  • Position: Research Associate
  • Phone: 83137352
  • Email: xiangqun.ju@adelaide.edu.au
  • Fax: 8313 4858
  • Campus: North Terrace
  • Building: Adelaide Health and Medical Sciences, floor 9
  • Room: WS9105.08
  • Org Unit: ARCPOH

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