Researcher biography

Ratilal Lalloo is an Associate Professor, Teaching and Research, in the School of Dentistry, University of Queensland; and holds an academic title of Professor in the School of Dentistry and Oral Health, Griffith University and is an Adjunct Associate Professor in the Australian Research Centre for Population Oral Health (ARCPOH), University of Adelaide He is a CIB on an NHMRC funded project grant asessing preventive initiative to reduce the burden of dental decay in remote Indigenous children (APP1081320; $1.02M). He is an Associate Investigator on an NHMRC Partnership Grant to conduct the National Study of Adult Oral Health (APP1115649; $1.06M). He is a collaborator and oral health expert on the Global Burden of Disease study. He has published widely and his main research interests vary across many dental public health issues including evidence-based dentistry, oral health-related quality of life and health inequalities.​ He has published 102 peer-reviewed journal articles, half of these since 2012. His h-index is 19 on Web of Science is 23 on Google Scholar. He is an associate editor for BMC Public Health, and is a reviewer for numerous journals and funding organisations. After almost 20 years as a dental academic in South Africa and he took up the position of Colgate Chair & Professor: Rural, Remote and Indigenous Oral Health, in the School of Dentistry & Oral Health, Griffith University, for 5-years from January 2009. He was then a Senior Research Fellow at ARCPOH for a year. More recently he was an Associate Professor, on a short contract position, in the Faculty of Dentistry, University of Sydney. He has been involved in the training of under- and post-graduate dental students, dental public health related research and various management roles. He is a dental public specialist, with an undergraduate degree in dentistry (1986), honours degree in Epidemiology (1992), Masters degree in Community Dentistry (1994) and PhD in Dental Public Health, University College London (2002).