Researcher biography

Dr Sowmya Shetty is Lecturer in Dentistry at The University of Queensland, School of Dentistry. Currently she is Placements Coordinator for year 5 and organises the Elective Placements for year 4.

Her research interests are in understanding dentine permeability and links to bonding mechanisms as well as sensitivity, virtual surface mapping in tooth wear, CAD/CAM, fatigue test design and evaluation, fracture surface analysis and failure forecasting.

She is also interested in education based research to improve clinical and observational placement experiences for students, interprofessional education and encouraging student partnerships for improving course assessment and feedback.