Mrs Lucia Quinn

Mrs Lucia Quinn

Lecturer

School of Health Sciences

Career Summary

Biography

Lucia is currently employed as a Lecturer in Oral Health for the Bachelor of Oral Health Therapy (BOHT) program at the University of Newcastle (UON). Her qualifications include a Bachelor of Oral Health (BOH), Post Graduate Diploma in Dental Therapy (GDDT) and a Bachelor of Health Science (Honours). She is undertaking a PhD in Oral Health which focuses on adult restorative scope of practice within Oral Health Therapy. Lucia has extensive experience in the public sector as an Oral Health Therapist working at multiple sites within Hunter New England Local Health District (HNELHD). Lucia provided oral health services for children and adults at the Awabakal Medical Service during her employment with HNELHD.

Lucia’s Honours research explored the relationship between childhood obesity dental decay.  She was awarded the Highest Achievement in Bachelor of Health Science Honours and published her manuscript in the Australian Dental and Oral Health Therapists Association (ADOHTA) Journal in 2018. Lucia presented her research at the annual ADOHTA NSW conference in the same year.

Lucia is a member of the Dental Hygienist Association of Australia (DHAA), ADOHTA NSW, College of Oral Health Academics (COHA), and the UON BOHT Clinical Advisory Group (CAG).


Qualifications

  • Graduate Diploma in Dental Therapy, University of Newcastle
  • Bachelor of Health Science (Honours), University of Newcastle

Keywords

  • BOHT
  • Dental Hygiene
  • Dental Therapy
  • Oral Health
  • Oral Health Therapist
  • Scope of Practice

Professional Experience

UON Appointment

Title Organisation / Department
Lecturer University of Newcastle
School of Health Sciences
Australia
Lecturer University of Newcastle
School of Health Sciences
Australia

Academic appointment

Dates Title Organisation / Department
1/7/2017 -  Lecturer School of Health Sciences, Faculty of Health and Medicine, University of Newcastle
Australia

Professional appointment

Dates Title Organisation / Department
1/7/2014 -  Oral Health Therapist Hunter New England Health LHD, NSW Health
Australia

Awards

Honours

Year Award
2017 Highest Achievement in Bachelor of Health Science Honours
School of Health Science, Faculty of Health & Medicine, The University of Newcastle

Teaching

Code Course Role Duration
ORHL1104 Oral Health Therapy Clinical Skills II
The University of Newcastle - The School of Health Sciences
Lecturer 13/7/2018 - 31/12/2018
ORHL2102 Oral Health Sciences III
The University of Newcastle - The School of Health Sciences
Course Coordinator 1/1/2020 - 1/7/2020
ORHL2107 Oral Health Therapy Clinical Skills VI
The University of Newcastle - The School of Health Sciences
Clinical Tutor 1/7/2019 - 31/12/2019
ORHL1102 Clinical Skills I
School of Health Science, Faculty of Health & Medicine, The University of Newcastle
Clinical Tutor 1/1/2019 - 31/12/2019
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Publications

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


Journal article (1 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2018 Mitchell L, Taylor J, Pezdirc C, Wallace J, 'Assessing childhood weight and dental caries of children and adolescents aged under 18 years', Australian and New Zealand journal of dental and oral health therapy, (2018)
Co-authors Janet Wallace, Jane Taylor

Conference (1 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2019 Quinn L, Taylor J, Wallace J, 'Assessing childhood weight and dental caries status of children and adolescents aged 18 years (Poster)', Rockhampton QLD (2019)
Co-authors Jane Taylor
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Mrs Lucia Quinn

Position

Lecturer
School of Health Sciences
College of Health, Medicine and Wellbeing

Contact Details

Email lucia.quinn@newcastle.edu.au
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