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Associate Professor Jane Taylor

Associate Professor of Oral Health

School of Health Sciences (Oral Health)

Career Summary

Biography

Research Expertise

Forensic Odontology including identification techiniques, disaster victim identification and age assessment.



Teaching Expertise

Clincial general dentistry, in particular primary care and endodontics, and oral health (dental hygiene).


Qualifications

  • PhD (Oral Health), University of Newcastle
  • Bachelor of Science in Dentistry (Honours), University of Adelaide
  • Bachelor of Science (Dentistry), University of Adelaide
  • Master of Science in Dentistry, University of Adelaide
  • Graduate Certificate Practice of Tertiary Teaching, University of Newcastle

Keywords

  • Dental
  • Forensic Odontology
  • Oral Health

Fields of Research

CodeDescriptionPercentage
060699Physiology not elsewhere classified10
110399Clinical Sciences not elsewhere classified10
110599Dentistry not elsewhere classified80

Professional Experience

UON Appointment

DatesTitleOrganisation / Department
1/01/2014 - Associate Professor of Oral HealthUniversity of Newcastle
School of Health Sciences
Australia

Academic appointment

DatesTitleOrganisation / Department
1/01/2005 - Senior Lecturer
Oral Health
University of Newcastle
School of Health Sciences
Australia
1/01/2001 - Deputy Chair - ScientificAustralasian Disaster Victim Identification Committee
Australia
1/01/2000 - 1/12/2003Senior LecturerThe University of Adelaide
Dental School
Australia
1/01/2000 - 1/12/2003Director, Forensic Odontology Unit
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The University of Adelaide
Australia
1/01/1997 - 1/12/2001LecturerThe University of Adelaide
Dental School
Australia

Membership

DatesTitleOrganisation / Department
Member - ANZ Forensic Science SocietyAustralian and New Zealand Forensic Science Society
Australia

Awards

Recipient

YearAward
2006Overseas Humaniarian Service Award
Unknown
2002Medal of the Order of Australia
Unknown
2001Australian and New Zealand Forensic Science Society
Unknown
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Publications

For publications that are currently unpublished or in-press, details are shown in italics.


Book (1 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2010Taylor JA, Developing Protocols for Disaster Victim Identification: The Australian experience, Lambert Academic Publishing., Germany, 292 (2010) [A2]

Chapter (3 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2011James H, Taylor JA, 'Australasian and multinational disaster victim identification', Forensic Dental Evidence, Academic Press, San Diego 273-286 (2011) [B2]
DOI10.1016/b978-0-12-382000-6.00014-7
CitationsScopus - 1
2010Taylor JA, Blenkin M, 'Age evaluation and odontology in the living', Age Estimation in the Living: The Practitioner's Guide, Wiley, Hoboken, NJ 176-201 (2010) [B2]
CitationsScopus - 1
2008Stephan CN, Taylor RG, Taylor JA, 'Methods of facial approximation and skull-face superimposition, with special consideration of method development in Australia', Forensic Approaches to Death, Disaster and Abuse, Australian Academic Press, Bowen Hills, Queensland 133-154 (2008) [B1]

Journal article (39 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2015Masoe AV, Blinkhorn AS, Taylor J, Blinkhorn FA, 'An assessment of preventive care offered to orthodontic patients by oral health therapists in NSW Australia.', Int Dent J, (2015)
DOI10.1111/idj.12169Author URL
Co-authorsFiona Blinkhorn
2015Hayes M, Taylor J, Smith D, 'Introducing loupes to clinical practice: dental hygienists experiences and opinions.', Int J Dent Hyg, (2015)
DOI10.1111/idh.12128Author URL
2015Masoe AV, Blinkhorn AS, Taylor J, Blinkhorn FA, 'Preventive management plans recorded by Dental Therapists and Oral Health Therapists using clinical vignettes for adolescents accessing Public Oral Health Services, NSW Australia.', Aust Dent J, (2015)
DOI10.1111/adj.12336Author URL
Co-authorsFiona Blinkhorn
2015Masoe AV, Blinkhorn AS, Colyvas K, Taylor J, Blinkhorn FA, 'Reliability study of clinical electronic records with paper records in the NSW Public Oral Health Service.', Public Health Res Pract, 25 e2521519 (2015)
DOI10.17061/phrp2521519Author URL
Co-authorsFiona Blinkhorn
2014Masoe AV, Blinkhorn AS, Taylor J, Blinkhorn FA, 'Preventive and clinical care provided to adolescents attending public oral health services New South Wales, Australia, a retrospective study.', BMC Oral Health, 14 142 (2014) [C1]
Co-authorsFiona Blinkhorn
2014Hayes MJ, Smith DR, Taylor JA, 'Musculoskeletal Disorders in a 3 Year Longitudinal Cohort of Dental Hygiene Students', Journal of Dental Hygiene, 88 37-42 (2014) [C1]
Author URL
Co-authorsMelanie Hayes, Derek Smith
2014Masoe AV, Blinkhorn AS, Taylor J, Blinkhorn FA, 'Factors influencing provision of preventive oral health care to adolescents attending public oral health services in New South Wales, Australia.', Journal of Dentistry and Oral Health, 2 1 (2014) [C1]
Co-authorsFiona Blinkhorn
2014Franki J, Hayes MJ, Taylor JA, 'The provision of dietary advice by dental practitioners: a review of the literature', COMMUNITY DENTAL HEALTH, 31 9-14 (2014) [C1]
DOI10.1922/CDH_3297Hayes06Author URL
CitationsScopus - 1
Co-authorsMelanie Hayes
2014Khamis MF, Taylor JA, Malik SN, Townsend GC, 'Odontometric sex variation in Malaysians with application to sex prediction', FORENSIC SCIENCE INTERNATIONAL, 234 (2014) [C1]
DOI10.1016/j.forsciint.2013.09.019Author URL
CitationsScopus - 2
2014Hayes MJ, Osmotherly PG, Taylor JA, Smith DR, Ho A, 'The effect of wearing loupes on upper extremity musculoskeletal disorders among dental hygienists', International Journal of Dental Hygiene, 12 174-179 (2014)
DOI10.1111/idh.12048
Co-authorsMelanie Hayes, Peter Osmotherly, Derek Smith
2014Hayes MJ, Osmotherly PG, Taylor JA, Smith DR, Ho A, 'The effect of wearing loupes on upper extremity musculoskeletal disorders among dental hygienists', International Journal of Dental Hygiene, 12 174-179 (2014) [C1]

Objectives: It is well established that musculoskeletal disorders (MSD) are a significant occupational health issue for dentists and hygienists. Despite this, there has been little advancement in the application of ergonomic principles in the dental profession. While the use of loupes is often promoted as an ergonomic solution, there is little published research to robustly support this claim. The aim of the present study was to investigate the effect of the use of loupes on upper extremity MSD among dental hygienists. Methods: The study was conducted using an exploratory pretest and post-test design, comparing musculoskeletal measures in practising dental hygienists wearing loupes with final-year dental hygiene students who did not wear loupes. Pre- and post-test measures included valid self-reported and objective outcome measures and were measured at baseline and 6 months following the intervention. Statistical analysis was conducted as a series of mixed anovas with time and treatment as the independent variables. Results: The analysis revealed a significant interaction between time and treatment for the Disabilities of the Shoulder, Arm and Hand (DASH) scores (P < 0.04), indicating an improvement in symptoms for the treatment group but a reversed trend for the controls. There was also a significant mean increase in scapular position measures; however, this finding was evident in both groups, indicating that these were not a result of the intervention. Conclusions: Overall, this study suggests that wearing loupes appears to have both positive and negative effects on upper extremity MSD among dental hygienists. Ongoing research is required to determine the long-term effects of loupes wear, over an extended period of time. © 2013 John Wiley & Sons A/S. Published by John Wiley & Sons Ltd.

DOI10.1111/idh.12048
Co-authorsPeter Osmotherly, Derek Smith, Melanie Hayes
2014Masoe AV, Blinkhorn AS, Taylor J, Blinkhorn FA, 'Preventive nad clinical care provided to adolescents attending public oral health services New South Wales, Australia, a retrospective study.', BMC Oral Health, 14 142 (2014)
Co-authorsFiona Blinkhorn
2013Hayes MJ, Smith DR, Taylor JA, 'Musculoskeletal disorders and symptom severity among Australian dental hygienists', BMC Research Notes, 6 (2013) [C1]
DOI10.1186/1756-0500-6-250
CitationsScopus - 2
Co-authorsDerek Smith, Melanie Hayes
2013Page M, Taylor J, Blenkin M, 'Expert Interpretation of Bitemark Injuries-A Contemporary Qualitative Study', JOURNAL OF FORENSIC SCIENCES, 58 664-672 (2013) [C1]
DOI10.1111/1556-4029.12108Author URL
2012Taylor JA, Hayes MJ, Wallace LG, 'Dental hygiene student experiences in external placements in Australia', Journal of Dental Education, 76 651-655 (2012) [C1]
Co-authorsLinda Wallace, Melanie Hayes
2012Page M, Taylor JA, Blenkin M, 'Commentary on: De Luca S, Bautista J, Aleman I, Cameriere R. Age-at-death estimation by pulp/tooth area ratio in canines: study of a 20th-century Mexican sample of prisoners to test Cameriere's method. J Forensic Sci 2011;56(5):1302-9', Journal of Forensic Sciences, 57 556 (2012) [C3]
2012Page M, Taylor JA, Blenkin M, 'Context effects and observer bias-implications for forensic odontology', Journal of Forensic Sciences, 57 108-112 (2012) [C1]
CitationsScopus - 9Web of Science - 7
2012Page M, Taylor JA, Blenkin M, 'Authors' Response', Journal of Forensic Sciences, 57 1143 (2012) [C3]
2012Blenkin M, Taylor JA, 'Age estimation charts for a modern Australian population', Forensic Science International, 221 106-112 (2012) [C1]
CitationsScopus - 3Web of Science - 2
2012Page M, Taylor JA, Blenkin M, 'Reality bites: A ten-year retrospective analysis of bitemark casework in Australia', Forensic Science International, 216 82-87 (2012) [C1]
CitationsScopus - 4Web of Science - 4
2012Wallace JP, Taylor JA, Blinkhorn FA, 'An assessment of a service-learning placement programme in residential aged care facilities for final year dental hygiene', Journal of Disability and Oral Health, 13 163-167 (2012) [C1]
DOI10.4483/JDOH_013Wallace05
Co-authorsJanet Wallace, Fiona Blinkhorn
2012Hayes MJ, Taylor JA, Smith DR, 'Predictors of work-related musculoskeletal disorders among dental hygienists', International Journal of Dental Hygiene, 10 265-269 (2012) [C1]
CitationsScopus - 3Web of Science - 3
Co-authorsMelanie Hayes, Derek Smith
2011Page M, Taylor JA, Blenkin M, 'Forensic identification science evidence since Daubert: Part II-judicial reasoning in decisions to exclude forensic identification evidence on grounds of reliability', Journal of Forensic Sciences, 56 913-917 (2011) [C1]
DOI10.1111/j.1556-4029.2011.01776.x
CitationsScopus - 5Web of Science - 6
2011Page M, Taylor JA, Blenkin M, 'Forensic identification science evidence since Daubert: Part I-A quantitative analysis of the exclusion of forensic identification science evidence', Journal of Forensic Sciences, 56 1180-1184 (2011) [C1]
CitationsScopus - 8Web of Science - 10
2011Page M, Taylor JA, Blenkin M, 'Uniqueness in the forensic identification sciences-Fact or fiction?', Forensic Science International, 206 12-18 (2011) [C1]
CitationsScopus - 19Web of Science - 13
2011Lain R, Taylor JA, Croker S, Craig P, Graham J, 'Comparative dental anatomy in Disaster Victim Identification: Lessons from the 2009 Victorian Bushfires', Forensic Science International, 205 36-39 (2011) [C2]
CitationsScopus - 9Web of Science - 3
2010Wallace LG, Cockrell DJ, Taylor JA, 'The University of Newcastle's first cohort of Bachelor of Oral Health students: A social profile', Australian Dental Journal, 55 436-440 (2010) [C1]
DOI10.1111/j.1834-7819.2010.01266.x
CitationsScopus - 1Web of Science - 1
Co-authorsDeborah Cockrell, Linda Wallace
2010Wallace JP, Taylor JA, Wallace LG, Cockrell DJ, 'Student focused oral health promotion in residential aged care facilities', International Journal of Health Promotion and Education, 48 111-114 (2010) [C1]
CitationsScopus - 3
Co-authorsJanet Wallace, Linda Wallace, Deborah Cockrell
2009Taylor JA, 'A brief history of forensic odontology and disaster victim identification practices in Australia', Journal of Forensic Odonto-Stomatology, 27 64-74 (2009) [C1]
CitationsScopus - 3
2009Taylor JA, 'Development of the Australian Society of Forensic Odontology Disaster Victim Identification Forensic Odontology Guide', Journal of Forensic Odonto-Stomatology, 27 56-63 (2009) [C1]
CitationsScopus - 3
2007Kawai Y, Taylor JA, 'Effect of loading time on the success of complete mandibular titanium implant retained overdentures: A systematic review', Clinical Oral Implants Research, 18 399-408 (2007) [C1]
DOI10.1111/j.1600-0501.2007.01376.x
CitationsScopus - 17Web of Science - 14
2006Liversidge HM, Chaillet N, Momstad H, Nystrom M, Rowlings K, Taylor J, Willems G, 'Timing of Demirjian's tooth formation stages', Annals of Human Biology, 33 454-470 (2006) [C1]
DOI10.1080/03014460600802387
CitationsWeb of Science - 50
2006Lin N-H, Ranjitkar S, MacDonald R, Hughes T, Taylor JA, Townsend GC, 'New growth references for assessment of stature and skeletal maturation in Australians', Australian Orthodontic Journal, 22 1-10 (2006) [C1]
2006Ranjitkar S, Lin N-H, MacDonald R, Taylor JA, Townsend GC, 'Stature and skeletal maturation of two cohorts of Australian children and young adults over the past two decades', Australian Orthodontic Journal, 22 47-58 (2006) [C1]
2003Acharya AB, Taylor JA, 'Are a minimum number of concordant matches needed to establish identity in forensic odontology?', Journal of Forensic Odonto-Stomatology, 21 6-13 (2003) [C1]
2002Ranjitkar S, Taylor J, Townsend GC, 'A radiographic assessment of the prevalence of pulp stones in Australians.', Australian Dental Journal, 47 36-40 (2002) [C1]
CitationsWeb of Science - 12
2002McKenna CJ, James H, Taylor J, Townsend GC, 'Tooth development standards for South Australia', Australian Dental Journal, 47 223-227 (2002) [C1]
CitationsWeb of Science - 26
2002James H, Acharya A, Taylor J, Freak MJ, 'A case of bitten bettongs', Journal of Forensic Odontostmatology, 20 10-12 (2002) [C1]
1998Alexander PMV, Taylor JA, Szuster FSP, Brown KA, 'An assessment of attitudes to, and extent of, the practice of denture marking in South Australia', AUSTRALIAN DENTAL JOURNAL, 43 337-341 (1998)
DOI10.1111/j.1834-7819.1998.tb00185.xAuthor URL
CitationsWeb of Science - 5
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Review (1 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2013Lain R, Taylor J, 'Legal Medicine and Dentistry (2013) [D1]
DOI10.1007/978-3-642-32338-6_74

Conference (9 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2013Hayes MJ, Osmotherly PG, Taylor JA, Smith DR, Ho A, 'The effect of surgical magnification (loupes) on neck pain and disability among dental hygienists.', Proceedings of the Australian Physiotherapy Association Conference 2013, Melbourne (2013) [E3]
Co-authorsMelanie Hayes, Peter Osmotherly, Derek Smith
2013Hayes MJ, Osmotherly PG, Taylor JA, Smith DR, Ho A, 'Does the use of surgical magnification (loupes) effect upper extremity pain, and disability among dental hygienists.', Proceedings of the Australian Physiotherapy Association Conference 2013, Melbourne (2013) [E3]
Co-authorsMelanie Hayes, Peter Osmotherly, Derek Smith
2010Wallace LG, Taylor JA, 'Saving smiles in Soe: Volunteer placement for dental hygiene students', Proceedings of the 9th International Conference of Asian Academy of Preventive Dentistry 2010, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (2010) [E3]
Co-authorsLinda Wallace
2010Taylor JA, Blenkin M, 'An Australian age estimation chart', 20th International Symposium of the Forensic Sciences (ANZFSS), Sydney, NSW (2010) [E3]
2010Lain R, Middleton A, Taylor JA, Griffiths C, 'A decade of odontology at the Department of Forensic Medicine', 20th International Symposium of the Forensic Sciences (ANZFSS). Symposium Program and Abstract Book, Sydney, NSW (2010) [E3]
2010Page M, Taylor JA, Blenkin M, 'De-mystifying Daubert: Implications for forensic odontology', 20th International Symposium of the Forensic Sciences (ANZFSS). Symposium Program and Abstract Book, Sydney, NSW (2010) [E3]
2010Page M, Taylor JA, Blenkin M, 'The uniqueness of the human dentition: Fact or fiction?', 20th International Symposium of the Forensic Sciences (ANZFSS). Symposium Program and Abstract Book, Sydney, NSW (2010) [E3]
2010Page M, Taylor JA, Blenkin M, 'The exclusion of forensic identification science evidence since Daubert v Merrell Dow Pharmaceuticals, Inc.', 20th International Symposium of the Forensic Sciences (ANZFSS). Symposium Program and Abstract Book, Sydney, NSW (2010) [E3]
2008Taylor JA, 'Using the Delphi technique to develop the Australian Society of Forensic Odontology Disaster Victim Identification Forensic Odontology Guide', 19th International Symposium on the Forensic Sciences. Program and Abstracts, Melbourne, VIC (2008) [E3]
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Grants and Funding

Summary

Number of grants7
Total funding$131,332

Click on a grant title below to expand the full details for that specific grant.


20141 grants / $1,670

22nd International Symposium on the Forensic Sciences, Adelaide Australia, 31 August - 4 September 2014.$1,670

Funding body: University of Newcastle - Faculty of Health and Medicine

Funding bodyUniversity of Newcastle - Faculty of Health and Medicine
Project TeamAssociate Professor Jane Taylor
SchemeTravel Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start2014
Funding Finish2014
GNoG1400695
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY

20131 grants / $100,000

Seniors Smiles - Oral health initiative for residents in Residential Aged Care Facilities$100,000

Funding body: Central Coast NSW Medicare Local Limited

Funding bodyCentral Coast NSW Medicare Local Limited
Project TeamDoctor Janet Wallace, Associate Professor Jane Taylor, Mrs Linda Wallace, Associate Professor Fiona Blinkhorn
SchemeResearch Grant
RoleInvestigator
Funding Start2013
Funding Finish2013
GNoG1301038
Type Of FundingOther Public Sector - Commonwealth
Category2OPC
UONY

20123 grants / $26,404

Evaluation of a training program in care of the elderly living in residential aged care facilities by final year dental hygiene students. A randomised controlled trial.$20,000

Funding body: NSW Health

Funding bodyNSW Health
Project TeamAssociate Professor Fiona Blinkhorn, Associate Professor Jane Taylor
SchemeCentre for Oral Health Strategy
RoleInvestigator
Funding Start2012
Funding Finish2012
GNoG1200686
Type Of FundingOther Public Sector - State
Category2OPS
UONY

Digital and/or simulated learning modules for dental hygiene and dental therapy clinical practice$4,765

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding bodyUniversity of Newcastle
Project TeamDoctor Janet Wallace, Associate Professor Jane Taylor, Associate Professor Fiona Blinkhorn
SchemeNew Staff Grant
RoleInvestigator
Funding Start2012
Funding Finish2012
GNoG1200711
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY

21st International Symposium on the Forensic Sciences, Hobart, Tasmania, 23 - 27 September 2012$1,639

Funding body: University of Newcastle - Faculty of Health and Medicine

Funding bodyUniversity of Newcastle - Faculty of Health and Medicine
Project TeamAssociate Professor Jane Taylor
SchemeTravel Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start2012
Funding Finish2012
GNoG1200589
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY

20111 grants / $1,558

Australian Society of Forensic Odontology Darwin Symposium, Crowne Plaza Darwin, 13-16th October 2011$1,558

Funding body: University of Newcastle - Faculty of Health and Medicine

Funding bodyUniversity of Newcastle - Faculty of Health and Medicine
Project TeamAssociate Professor Jane Taylor
SchemeTravel Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start2011
Funding Finish2011
GNoG1100954
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY

20081 grants / $1,700

ANZFSS Symposium 2008, Melbourne Convention Centre, 4/10/2008 - 11/10/2008$1,700

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding bodyUniversity of Newcastle
Project TeamAssociate Professor Jane Taylor
SchemeTravel Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start2008
Funding Finish2008
GNoG0189556
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY
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Research Supervision

Current Supervision

CommencedResearch Title / Program / Supervisor Type
2014Investigating the Utilisation of a Dental Hygienist in Residential Aged Care Facilities to Reduce the Oral Health Care Barriers Faced by Residents with Dementia
Dental Studies, Faculty of Health and Medicine
Principal Supervisor
2014The Development of an Educational Package to Increase the Efficacy of Oral Health Therapists' Knowledge, Skills and Delivery of Dietary and Nutritional Advice to Service Consumers
Dental Studies, Faculty of Health and Medicine
Principal Supervisor
2014Indirect Vision Training for Oral Health Students
Dental Studies, Faculty of Health and Medicine
Principal Supervisor
2014A Longitudinal Cohort Study of Bachelor of Oral Health Students from the University of Newcastle to Determine Employment Opportunities, Career Choices, and Job Satisfaction
Dental Studies, Faculty of Health and Medicine
Principal Supervisor
2011An Investigation into Clinical Preventive Care Provided to Adolescents Accessing Public Oral Health Services NSW Australia
Dental Studies, Faculty of Health and Medicine
Co-Supervisor

Past Supervision

YearResearch Title / Program / Supervisor Type
2013The Development of a Service-Learning Model of Health Promotion in the Residential Aged Care Environment for Dental Hygiene Students
Dental Studies, Faculty of Health and Medicine
Co-Supervisor
2013Musculoskeletal Disorders and the Australian Dental Hygiene Profession: Investigating Prevalence, Correlates and Interventions
Dental Studies, Faculty of Health and Medicine
Principal Supervisor
2012A Legal, Scientific and Phenomenological Enquiry into the Reliability of Bitemark Analysis
Dental Studies, Faculty of Health and Medicine
Principal Supervisor
2004Dental morphology and variation in Malaysian populations
Dentistry, University of Adelaide
Co-Supervisor
2001 Stature and skeletal maturation of two cohorts of Australian children and young adults over the past two decades
Dentistry, University of Adelaide
Co-Supervisor
1999Age assessment of adolescents
Dentistry, University of Adelaide
Co-Supervisor
1997Accuracy in the comparison of trabecualr bone patterns and other hard tissue features visible on digital dental radiographs in forensic dental identification
Dentistry, University of Adelaide
Co-Supervisor
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Associate Professor Jane Taylor

Position

Associate Professor of Oral Health
Oral Health
School of Health Sciences
Faculty of Health and Medicine

Focus area

Oral Health

Contact Details

Emailjane.taylor@newcastle.edu.au
Phone(02) 4349 4545
Fax(02) 4349 4567

Office

RoomBE133
BuildingHealth Precinct
LocationOurimbah
10 Chittaway Road
Ourimbah, NSW 2258
Australia
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