Associate Professor Jane Taylor

Associate Professor Jane Taylor

Associate Professor of Oral Health

School of Health Sciences (Oral Health)

A Forensic Look at Dentistry

Visiting the dentist can be a daunting experience, but for Associate Professor Jane Taylor OAM, our teeth can provide critical information about us - you just need to know what you're looking for.

Jane Taylor 

As part of her role with the Australian Society of Forensic Odontology, Professor Jane Taylor has played a crucial function in victim identification in the 2002 Bali Bombing, the 2004 Boxing Day Tsunami in Thailand and the Victorian Bushfires of 2009.

Jane admits that the emotional toll is significant when working on multi-death disasters but acknowledges the positive and necessary role that her victim identification skills play.

"It is very challenging to wake up in the morning and know that I'm going to have to meet a lot of deceased people, but we do what is a necessary and helpful part of the process for those people and their family members," Jane discloses.

In recognition of her services, Jane was awarded a medal of the Order of Australia in 2003, an Overseas Humanitarian Service Award in 2007 and an Australian Police Operations Medal in 2009.

In the interest of justice

The practice of using teeth as a method of identification is not new. In fact - one of the earliest known examples of forensic odontology involved Agrippina, the mother of Emperor Nero who ordered the death of her rival Lollia Paulina. Agrippina wasn't convinced that Lollia Paulina was actually dead until she noticed her distinctive black front tooth.     

Today, however, forensic odontology is a far more rigorous and scientific process in which Jane is a world-leading expert.

"The bulk of our work involves identifying people that are deceased - whether that be in single issue circumstances, like a car accidents, or in disaster situations where many people lose their lives," Jane remarks.

"We're also able to age people by their teeth."

Jane also examines and identifies bite marks, from both humans and animals, given they can be present in both civil and criminal cases.

"Sadly, we see quite a few bite marks related to child abuse," she discloses.

"In some situations it is possible to identify the teeth that made the bite but it is a complex investigative area."

Going digital

Excited about the future directions of forensic dentistry research, Jane predicts new technologies will advance existing and emerging methods of victim identification and ageing.

"For example, CT machines may allow us to obtain enough information about a patient without having to do an official post-mortem," she suggests.

Clinical beginnings

Starting her career as a practicing dentist, Jane decided to pursue a long-held interest in forensic dentistry. She commenced working at the Dental School and Forensic Odontology Unit at the University of Adelaide in 1987, and moved to the University of Newcastle in 2004 to be part of the team that established the Bachelor of Oral Health program.

In conjunction with Central Coast Medicare Local, Jane was a part of the "Senior Smiles" program, initiated in 2014, which delivered oral hygiene to people in residential aged-care facilities.

The pilot study placed a dental hygienist into an aged-care facility who then provided dental examinations, oral hygiene care plans and oral health education to residents and carers.

"We know that when people get admitted to a nursing home that their oral health often rapidly deteriorates and it is well known that poor oral health is linked with decreasing general wellbeing and overall quality of life," Jane explains.

"Senior Smiles aimed at delivering oral healthcare to residents during the study period to assess whether this made an improvement in the health levels in their mouths, and yes it does".

Jane suggests that the resoundingly positive results of Senior Smiles show how valuable and critical access to dental healthcare is for those living in aged-care facilities.

"Our response now is to become advocates for nursing homes to increase the level of access of oral health and hygiene to their residents," Jane advises.

"Fantastically we've had a couple of local nursing homes either employing a dental hygienist or contemplating doing so in the future".

It is hoped that the positive results of the Senor Smiles program will lead to policy changes that instigates the access of dental hygienists in all nursing homes and aged-care facilities.

Meaningful and purposeful

Jane suggests that an area where forensic odontology will continue to play a crucial role is in the identification of refugees who come to Australia.

"A lot of people who are forced to flee their countries don't think to pick up their birth certificates so forensic dentistry can play an important role in ageing and identifying refugees," Jane says."With the advancement of new technologies, the practical applications for forensic dentistry are enormo

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Career Summary

Biography

Associate Professor Jane Taylor is a qualified dentist with specialist training in Forensic Odontology.  She has worked as a clinical dentist in Australia and the UK and teaching experience at the University of Adelaide and the University of Newcastle.  From 2000 - 2004 she was the Director of the Forensic Odontology Unit at the University of Adelaide.

She is currently the Head of Discipline of Oral Heath in the School of Health Sciences in the Faculty of Health and Medicine, and Program Convenor for the Bachelor of Oral Health.  As discipline lead she heads the expanding research activities of this emerging discipline.

Her PhD was in the area of Forensic Odontology and she continues to work actively in this area.  Past forensic work experiences in this area have included the Bali Bombings, the Asian Tsunami and the Victorian bushfires.

Research Expertise
Forensic Odontology including identification techniques, disaster victim identification and age assessment.

Teaching Expertise
Clinical general dentistry, in particular primary care, radiography and endodontics, and oral health (dental hygiene).

Administrative Expertise

Program management and curriculum development.


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

Code Description Percentage
110599 Dentistry not elsewhere classified 80
110509 Special Needs Dentistry 20

Professional Experience

UON Appointment

Title Organisation / Department
Associate Professor of Oral Health University of Newcastle
School of Health Sciences
Australia

Academic appointment

Dates Title Organisation / Department
1/01/2005 -  Senior Lecturer

Oral Health

University of Newcastle
School of Health Sciences
Australia
1/01/2001 -  Deputy Chair - Scientific Australasian Disaster Victim Identification Committee
Australia
1/01/2000 - 1/12/2003 Senior Lecturer The University of Adelaide
Dental School
Australia
1/01/2000 - 1/12/2003 Director, Forensic Odontology Unit

Forensic Odontology

The University of Adelaide
Australia
1/01/1997 - 1/12/2001 Lecturer The University of Adelaide
Dental School
Australia

Membership

Dates Title Organisation / Department
Member - ANZ Forensic Science Society Australian and New Zealand Forensic Science Society
Australia

Awards

Recipient

Year Award
2006 Overseas Humanitarian Service Award
Unknown
2002 Medal of the Order of Australia
Unknown
2001 Australian and New Zealand Forensic Science Society
Unknown
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Grants and Funding

Summary

Number of grants 51
Total funding $3,342,112

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


20181 grants / $39,600

New Colombo Plan$39,600

Funding body: New Colombo Plan Student Mobility Project, Australian Government

Funding body New Colombo Plan Student Mobility Project, Australian Government
Scheme New Colombo Plan Student Mobility
Role Lead
Funding Start 2018
Funding Finish 2018
GNo
Type Of Funding External
Category EXTE
UON N

20173 grants / $590,000

Senior Smiles preventive oral health program for older people living in Residential Aged Care Facilities$540,000

Funding body: Elderslee Foundation Australia Ltd

Funding body Elderslee Foundation Australia Ltd
Project Team Doctor Janet Wallace, Associate Professor Jane Taylor, Mrs Denise Higgins, Mrs Linda Wallace
Scheme Philanthropic grant
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2017
Funding Finish 2019
GNo G1701230
Type Of Funding Grant - Aust Non Government
Category 3AFG
UON Y

Colgate Palmolive$45,000

Funding body: Colgate Palmolive

Funding body Colgate Palmolive
Scheme Bachelor of Oral Health Program
Role Lead
Funding Start 2017
Funding Finish 2017
GNo
Type Of Funding External
Category EXTE
UON N

College of Oral Health Academics Meeting 2017$5,000

Funding body: Colgate Palmolive

Funding body Colgate Palmolive
Scheme Bachelor of Oral Health Therapy Program
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2017
Funding Finish 2017
GNo
Type Of Funding External
Category EXTE
UON N

20166 grants / $92,990

Colgate Palmolive$45,000

Funding body: Colgate Palmolive

Funding body Colgate Palmolive
Scheme Bachelor of Oral Health Therapy Program
Role Lead
Funding Start 2016
Funding Finish 2017
GNo
Type Of Funding Other Public Sector - State
Category 2OPS
UON N

New Colombo Plan$22,000

Supports Student placements in Soe, West Timor.

Funding body: Commonwealth

Funding body Commonwealth
Scheme New Colombo Plan
Role Lead
Funding Start 2016
Funding Finish 2017
GNo
Type Of Funding Aust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category 1CS
UON N

Thomas International$17,500

Funding supports TEIQue questionnaires’ and analysis for the PhD study: "Can the Introduction of an Emotional Intelligence and Leadership Program into Oral Health Improve Global Trait Emotional Intelligence Scores?"

Funding body: Thomas Interantional

Funding body Thomas Interantional
Project Team

Leonie DeBellis, Associate Professor Jane Taylor, Dr Janet Wallace, Dr Daphne James

Scheme PhD study grant
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2016
Funding Finish 2017
GNo
Type Of Funding External
Category EXTE
UON N

Wrigley Company Foundation ADAF Community Service Grant$6,000

Funding supports integrating of Oral Hygiene into Geriatric Rehabilitation Wards in local hospitals.

Funding body: Wrigleys Company Foundation ADAF

Funding body Wrigleys Company Foundation ADAF
Scheme Wrigley Company Foundation ADAF
Role Lead
Funding Start 2016
Funding Finish 2016
GNo
Type Of Funding External
Category EXTE
UON N

Faculty of Health and Medicine Travel Grant$1,500

Travel Grant to attend the IALMS Intersocietal Symposium, Venice Italy, 21-24 June 2016.

Funding body: Faculty of Health, University of Newcastle

Funding body Faculty of Health, University of Newcastle
Scheme Travel Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2016
Funding Finish 2016
GNo
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON N

Mentone Educational$990

Funding body: Mentone Educational

Funding body Mentone Educational
Scheme Mentone Educational
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2016
Funding Finish 2017
GNo
Type Of Funding External
Category EXTE
UON N

20155 grants / $106,470

Colgate Palmolive$45,000

Funding to support all activities associated with delivery of the Bachelor of Oral Health

Funding body: Colgate Palmolive

Funding body Colgate Palmolive
Scheme Bachelor of Oral Health Program
Role Lead
Funding Start 2015
Funding Finish 2015
GNo
Type Of Funding External
Category EXTE
UON N

Faculty of Health and Medicine Teaching and Learning Equipment Grant$28,970

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

Funding body University of Newcastle - Faculty of Health and Medicine
Scheme Equipment Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2015
Funding Finish 2015
GNo
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON N

Student Mobility Funding$25,500

Supports staff and students to attend Clinical Placement in West Timor

Funding body: Commonwealth

Funding body Commonwealth
Scheme Student Mobility Funding
Role Lead
Funding Start 2015
Funding Finish 2015
GNo
Type Of Funding Other Public Sector - Commonwealth
Category 2OPC
UON N

Wrigley Company Foundation ADAF Community Service Grant$6,000

To assist running of Oral Health Van

Funding body: Wrigleys Company Foundation ADAF

Funding body Wrigleys Company Foundation ADAF
Scheme Wrigley Foundation ADAF
Role Lead
Funding Start 2015
Funding Finish 2015
GNo
Type Of Funding External
Category EXTE
UON N

2015 Australian Society of Forensic Odontology Symposium, Darwin Australia, 5-7 November 2015$1,000

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

Funding body University of Newcastle - Faculty of Health and Medicine
Project Team Associate Professor Jane Taylor
Scheme Travel Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2015
Funding Finish 2015
GNo G1500967
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

20146 grants / $190,090

Centre for Oral Health Strategy$100,000

Funding body: Centre for Oral health Strategy

Funding body Centre for Oral health Strategy
Scheme Bachelor of Oral Health
Role Lead
Funding Start 2014
Funding Finish 2014
GNo
Type Of Funding External
Category EXTE
UON N

Colgate Palmolive$51,920

Funding to support all activities associated with delivery of the Bachelor of Oral Health

Funding body: Colgate Palmolive

Funding body Colgate Palmolive
Scheme Bachelor of Oral Health Program
Role Lead
Funding Start 2014
Funding Finish 2014
GNo
Type Of Funding External
Category EXTE
UON N

AsiaBound$25,500

Supports staff and students to attend Clinical Placement in West Timor

Funding body: Commonwealth

Funding body Commonwealth
Scheme AsiaBound
Role Lead
Funding Start 2014
Funding Finish 2014
GNo
Type Of Funding Other Public Sector - Commonwealth
Category 2OPC
UON N

Wrigley Company Foundation ADAF Community Service Grant $6,000

Funding for Oral Health Van community project

Funding body: Wrigleys Company Foundation ADAF

Funding body Wrigleys Company Foundation ADAF
Project Team

Jane Taylor, Janet Wallace

Scheme Wrigley Company Foundation ADAF Community Service Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2014
Funding Finish 2014
GNo
Type Of Funding External
Category EXTE
UON N

ClubGRANTS$5,000

Assistance for Oral Health Van

Funding body: Wyong Shire ClubGRANTS

Funding body Wyong Shire ClubGRANTS
Scheme ClubGRANTS
Role Lead
Funding Start 2014
Funding Finish 2014
GNo
Type Of Funding External
Category EXTE
UON N

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 body University of Newcastle - Faculty of Health and Medicine
Project Team Associate Professor Jane Taylor
Scheme Travel Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2014
Funding Finish 2014
GNo G1400695
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

20135 grants / $509,500

Centre for Oral Health Strategy$350,000

Funding body: Centre for Oral health Strategy

Funding body Centre for Oral health Strategy
Scheme Bachelor of Oral Health
Role Lead
Funding Start 2013
Funding Finish 2013
GNo
Type Of Funding External
Category EXTE
UON N

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

Funding body: Central Coast NSW Medicare Local Limited

Funding body Central Coast NSW Medicare Local Limited
Project Team Doctor Janet Wallace, Associate Professor Jane Taylor, Mrs Linda Wallace, Associate Professor Fiona Blinkhorn
Scheme Research Grant
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2013
Funding Finish 2013
GNo G1301038
Type Of Funding Other Public Sector - Commonwealth
Category 2OPC
UON Y

Colgate Palmolive$45,000

Funding to support all activities associated with delivery of the Bachelor of Oral Health

Funding body: Colgate Palmolive

Funding body Colgate Palmolive
Scheme Bachelor of Oral Health Program
Role Lead
Funding Start 2013
Funding Finish 2013
GNo
Type Of Funding External
Category EXTE
UON N

Study Overseas Short Term Mobility Program$9,500

Supports staff and students to attend Clinical Placement in West Timor

Funding body: Commonwealth

Funding body Commonwealth
Scheme Study Overseas Short-term Mobility Program
Role Lead
Funding Start 2013
Funding Finish 2013
GNo
Type Of Funding Other Public Sector - Commonwealth
Category 2OPC
UON N

ClubGRANTS$5,000

Assistance for Oral Health Van

Funding body: Wyong Shire ClubGRANTS

Funding body Wyong Shire ClubGRANTS
Scheme ClubGRANTS
Role Lead
Funding Start 2013
Funding Finish 2013
GNo
Type Of Funding External
Category EXTE
UON N

20127 grants / $134,704

Colgate Palmolive$45,000

Funding to support all activities associated with delivery of the Bachelor of Oral Health

Funding body: Colgate Palmolive

Funding body Colgate Palmolive
Scheme Bachelor of Oral Health Program
Role Lead
Funding Start 2012
Funding Finish 2012
GNo
Type Of Funding External
Category EXTE
UON N

ADANSW Senior Lecturer in Professionalism $42,000

Funding body: Australian Dental Association New South Wales Branch Inc

Funding body Australian Dental Association New South Wales Branch Inc
Scheme ADANSW Senior Lecturer in Professionalism
Role Lead
Funding Start 2012
Funding Finish 2012
GNo
Type Of Funding External
Category EXTE
UON N

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 Ministry of Health

Funding body NSW Ministry of Health
Project Team Associate Professor Fiona Blinkhorn, Associate Professor Jane Taylor
Scheme Centre for Oral Health Strategy
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2012
Funding Finish 2012
GNo G1200686
Type Of Funding Other Public Sector - State
Category 2OPS
UON Y

Centre for Oral Health Strategy$16,300

Funding body: Centre for Oral health Strategy

Funding body Centre for Oral health Strategy
Scheme Bachelor of Oral Health
Role Lead
Funding Start 2012
Funding Finish 2012
GNo
Type Of Funding External
Category EXTE
UON N

ClubGRANTS$5,000

Assistance for Oral Health Van

Funding body: Wyong Shire ClubGRANTS

Funding body Wyong Shire ClubGRANTS
Scheme ClubGRANTS
Role Lead
Funding Start 2012
Funding Finish 2012
GNo
Type Of Funding External
Category EXTE
UON N

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

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Doctor Janet Wallace, Associate Professor Jane Taylor, Associate Professor Fiona Blinkhorn
Scheme New Staff Grant
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2012
Funding Finish 2012
GNo G1200711
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

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 body University of Newcastle - Faculty of Health and Medicine
Project Team Associate Professor Jane Taylor
Scheme Travel Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2012
Funding Finish 2012
GNo G1200589
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

20114 grants / $324,558

Centre for Oral Health Strategy$236,000

Funding body: Centre for Oral health Strategy

Funding body Centre for Oral health Strategy
Scheme Bachelor of Oral Health
Role Lead
Funding Start 2011
Funding Finish 2011
GNo
Type Of Funding External
Category EXTE
UON N

Colgate Palmolive$45,000

Funding to support all activities associated with delivery of the Bachelor of Oral Health

Funding body: Colgate Palmolive

Funding body Colgate Palmolive
Scheme Bachelor of Oral Health Program
Role Lead
Funding Start 2011
Funding Finish 2011
GNo
Type Of Funding External
Category EXTE
UON N

ADANSW Senior Lecturer in Professionalism$42,000

Funding body: Australian Dental Association New South Wales Branch Inc

Funding body Australian Dental Association New South Wales Branch Inc
Scheme ADANSW Senior Lecturer in Professionalism
Role Lead
Funding Start 2011
Funding Finish 2011
GNo
Type Of Funding External
Category EXTE
UON N

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 body University of Newcastle - Faculty of Health and Medicine
Project Team Associate Professor Jane Taylor
Scheme Travel Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2011
Funding Finish 2011
GNo G1100954
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

20103 grants / $317,500

Centre for Oral Health Strategy$160,000

Funding body: Centre for Oral health Strategy

Funding body Centre for Oral health Strategy
Scheme Graduate diploma in Dental Therapy
Role Lead
Funding Start 2010
Funding Finish 2010
GNo
Type Of Funding External
Category EXTE
UON N

Colgate Palmolive$115,500

Funding to support all activities associated with delivery of the Bachelor of Oral Health

Funding body: Colgate Palmolive

Funding body Colgate Palmolive
Scheme Bachelor of Oral Health Program
Role Lead
Funding Start 2010
Funding Finish 2010
GNo
Type Of Funding External
Category EXTE
UON N

ADANSW Senior Lecturer in Profesionalism$42,000

Funding body: Australian Dental Association New South Wales Branch Inc

Funding body Australian Dental Association New South Wales Branch Inc
Scheme ADANSW Senior Lecturer in Professionalism
Role Lead
Funding Start 2010
Funding Finish 2010
GNo
Type Of Funding External
Category EXTE
UON N

20092 grants / $207,000

Colgate Palmolive$165,000

Funding to support all activities associated with delivery of the Bachelor of Oral Health

Funding body: Colgate Palmolive

Funding body Colgate Palmolive
Scheme Bachelor of Oral Health Program
Role Lead
Funding Start 2009
Funding Finish 2009
GNo
Type Of Funding External
Category EXTE
UON N

ADANSW Senior Lecturer in Professionalism$42,000

Funding body: Australian Dental Association New South Wales Branch Inc

Funding body Australian Dental Association New South Wales Branch Inc
Scheme ADANSW Senior Lecturer in Professionalism
Role Lead
Funding Start 2009
Funding Finish 2009
GNo
Type Of Funding External
Category EXTE
UON N

20083 grants / $208,700

Colgate Palmolive$165,000

Funding to support all activities associated with delivery of the Bachelor of Oral Health

Funding body: Colgate Palmolive

Funding body Colgate Palmolive
Scheme Bachelor of Oral Health Program
Role Lead
Funding Start 2008
Funding Finish 2008
GNo
Type Of Funding External
Category EXTE
UON N

ADANSW Senior Lecturer in Professionalism$42,000

Funding body: Australian Dental Association New South Wales Branch Inc

Funding body Australian Dental Association New South Wales Branch Inc
Scheme ADANSW Senior Lecturer in Professionalism
Role Lead
Funding Start 2008
Funding Finish 2008
GNo
Type Of Funding External
Category EXTE
UON N

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

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Associate Professor Jane Taylor
Scheme Travel Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2008
Funding Finish 2008
GNo G0189556
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

20072 grants / $207,000

Colgate Palmolive$165,000

Funding to support all activities associated with delivery of the Bachelor of Oral Health

Funding body: Colgate Palmolive

Funding body Colgate Palmolive
Scheme Bachelor of Oral Health Program
Role Lead
Funding Start 2007
Funding Finish 2007
GNo
Type Of Funding External
Category EXTE
UON N

ADANSW Senior Lecturer in Professionalism$42,000

Funding body: Australian Dental Association New South Wales Branch Inc

Funding body Australian Dental Association New South Wales Branch Inc
Scheme ADANSW Senior Lecturer in Professionalism
Role Lead
Funding Start 2007
Funding Finish 2007
GNo
Type Of Funding External
Category EXTE
UON N

20062 grants / $207,000

Colgate Palmolive$165,000

Funding to support all activities associated with delivery of the Bachelor of Oral Health

Funding body: Colgate Palmolive

Funding body Colgate Palmolive
Scheme Bachelor of Oral Health Program
Role Lead
Funding Start 2006
Funding Finish 2006
GNo
Type Of Funding External
Category EXTE
UON N

ADANSW Senior Lecturer in Professionalism$42,000

Funding body: Australian Dental Association New South Wales Branch Inc

Funding body Australian Dental Association New South Wales Branch Inc
Scheme ADANSW Senior Lecturer in Professionalism
Role Lead
Funding Start 2006
Funding Finish 2006
GNo
Type Of Funding External
Category EXTE
UON N

20052 grants / $207,000

Colgate Palmolive$165,000

Funding to support all activities associated with delivery of the Bachelor of Oral Health

Funding body: Colgate Palmolive

Funding body Colgate Palmolive
Project Team

Associate Professor Debora

Scheme Bachelor of Oral Health Program
Role Lead
Funding Start 2005
Funding Finish 2005
GNo
Type Of Funding External
Category EXTE
UON N

ADANSW Senior Lecturer in Professionalism$42,000

Funding body: Australian Dental Association New South Wales Branch Inc

Funding body Australian Dental Association New South Wales Branch Inc
Scheme ADANSW Senior Lecturer in Professionalism
Role Lead
Funding Start 2005
Funding Finish 2005
GNo
Type Of Funding External
Category EXTE
UON N
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Research Supervision

Number of supervisions

Completed18
Current12

Total current UON EFTSL

PhD1.15

Current Supervision

Commenced Level of Study Research Title Program Supervisor Type
2017 Honours Workforce outcomes for OHT's with Adult Scope of Pracrice. Dental Studs Not Elswr Classif, Faculty of Health, University of Newcastle Principal Supervisor
2017 Honours Quality control audit of dental records held at University of Newcastle Oral Health Clinic 2012-1016. Dental Studs Not Elswr Classif, Faculty of Health, University of Newcastle Principal Supervisor
2017 PhD Buteyko Breathing as a Treatment for Obstructive Sleep Apnoea. PhD (Oral Health), Faculty of Health and Medicine, The University of Newcastle Principal Supervisor
2017 PhD Seventy Years After the Holocaust: A Study of Oral Health in Holocaust Survivors. PhD (Oral Health), Faculty of Health and Medicine, The University of Newcastle Principal Supervisor
2017 PhD Alternate treatments for Obstructive Sleep Aponea
This project will investigate the use of the Buteyko breathing technique in the treatment of Obstructive Sleep Apnoea.
Dental Studs Not Elswr Classif, Faculty of Health and Medicine, University of Newcastle Principal Supervisor
2017 PhD Alternate treatments for Obstructive Sleep Aponea
This project will investigate the use of the Buteyko breathing technique in the treatment of Obstructive Sleep Apnoea.
Dental Studs Not Elswr Classif, Faculty of Health and Medicine, University of Newcastle Principal Supervisor
2016 Honours The reverse focus tip brush, does it improve plaque and debris removal in the lower anterior region of the mouth. Dental Studs Not Elswr Classif, Faculty of Health, University of Newcastle Principal Supervisor
2016 Honours Effect of fixed or removable orthodontic appliances on oxidative stress and Salivary Total Antioxidant Capacity Dental Studs Not Elswr Classif, Faculty of Health, University of Newcastle Principal Supervisor
2015 PhD An evaluation of common radiological methods of dental age estimation using 8-25 year old Sri Lankans for medico-legal application and accuracy. Forensic Science, University of Colombo Co-Supervisor
2014 PhD Investigating the Utilisation of a Dental Hygienist in Residential Aged Care Facilities to Reduce the Oral Health Care Barriers Faced by Residents with Dementia PhD (Oral Health), Faculty of Health and Medicine, The University of Newcastle Principal Supervisor
2014 PhD The 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 PhD (Oral Health), Faculty of Health and Medicine, The University of Newcastle Principal Supervisor
2014 PhD Indirect Vision Training for Oral Health Students PhD (Oral Health), Faculty of Health and Medicine, The University of Newcastle Principal Supervisor

Past Supervision

Year Level of Study Research Title Program Supervisor Type
2017 PhD A Longitudinal Cohort Study of Bachelor of Oral Health Students from the University of Newcastle: Investigating Social Demographics, Career Choice Influences, Employment Opportunities and Experiences, and Job Satisfaction PhD (Oral Health), Faculty of Health and Medicine, The University of Newcastle Principal Supervisor
2016 Honours The relationship between childhood obesity and dental caries Dental Studs Not Elswr Classif, Faculty of Health, University of Newcastle Principal Supervisor
2015 Honours Patient satisfaction and oral health related quality of life (OHRQOL) of edentulous people after mandibular denture relining with a soft liner material. Dental Studs Not Elswr Classif, Faculty of Health, University of Newcastle Principal Supervisor
2015 Honours The benefits of service-learning: University of Newcastle Bachelor of Oral Health students’ perceptions of a clinical placement in Indonesia Dental Studs Not Elswr Classif, Faculty of Health, University of Newcastle Principal Supervisor
2015 PhD An Investigation into Clinical Preventive Care Provided to Adolescents Accessing Public Oral Health Services New South Wales, Australia PhD (Oral Health), Faculty of Health and Medicine, The University of Newcastle Co-Supervisor
2015 Honours An assessment of clinical pairing during oral health teaching: Are there benefits to the students?. Dental Studs Not Elswr Classif, Faculty of Health, University of Newcastle Principal Supervisor
2015 Honours Oral Hygiene Habits of a Group of Sydney Adolescents Dental Studs Not Elswr Classif, Faculty of Health, University of Newcastle Principal Supervisor
2014 Honours 10 years on; has the student profile changed? Dental Studs Not Elswr Classif, Faculty of Health, University of Newcastle Principal Supervisor
2014 Honours Oral health habits of first year undergraduate students in Australia Dental Studs Not Elswr Classif, Faculty of Health and Medicine, University of Newcastle Principal Supervisor
2014 Honours Cultural competency education in Australin dental schools Dental Studs Not Elswr Classif, Faculty of Health and Medicine, University of Newcastle Principal Supervisor
2013 PhD The Development of a Service-Learning Model of Health Promotion in the Residential Aged Care Environment for Dental Hygiene Students PhD (Oral Health), Faculty of Health and Medicine, The University of Newcastle Co-Supervisor
2013 PhD Musculoskeletal Disorders and the Australian Dental Hygiene Profession: Investigating Prevalence, Correlates and Interventions PhD (Oral Health), Faculty of Health and Medicine, The University of Newcastle Principal Supervisor
2013 Honours Provision of dietary advice by undergraduate students Dental Studs Not Elswr Classif, Faculty of Health and Medicine, University of Newcastle Principal Supervisor
2012 PhD A Legal, Scientific and Phenomenological Enquiry into the Reliability of Bitemark Analysis PhD (Oral Health), Faculty of Health and Medicine, The University of Newcastle Principal Supervisor
2004 PhD Dental morphology and variation in Malaysian populations Dentistry, University of Adelaide Co-Supervisor
2001 Honours Stature and skeletal maturation of two cohorts of Australian children and young adults over the past two decades Dentistry, University of Adelaide Co-Supervisor
1999 Masters Age assessment of adolescents Dentistry, University of Adelaide Co-Supervisor
1997 Honours Accuracy 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

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

Office

Room BE133
Building Health Precinct
Location Ourimbah
10 Chittaway Road
Ourimbah, NSW 2258
Australia
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