The Dental Public Health research stream broadly conducts research to understand the epidemiology of health and oral ill-health; and improve and enhance the oral health of communities at a population level.

Oral Health Equity Research Alliance

Oral health for all (oralis salutem omnibus)


  • Conduct research to: understand and document the problem of oral health disparities for vulnerable groups; and inform the design of appropriate interventions
  • Provide a forum for forming research questions of importance to the community,
  • Create a community of practice for health care workers and researchers working with vulnerable groups
  • Give consumers a voice
  • Advocate for oral health as a central requirement for wellbeing for all people
  • Promote interprofessional practice and education
  • Prioritise the local region, however place this within a national and global context

Professor Pauline Ford, UQ School of Dentistry

Associate Professor Ratilal Lalloo, UQ School of Dentistry

Dr Matthew Nangle, UQ School of Dentistry

Dr Archana Pradhan, UQ School of Dentistry

Nicole Stormon, UQ School of Dentistry  

Christopher Sexton, UQ School of Dentistry 

Dr Jessica Zachar, UQ School of Dentistry

Dr Kelly McGowan, UQ School of Dentistry

Dr Nicolie Jenkins, UQ School of Dentistry

Nithin Manchery, UQ School of Dentistry HDR student

Ailson Dickinson, Queensland Health