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Health Sciences profile

Professor John Broughton

PositionAssociate Dean (Māori), Faculty of Dentistry
DepartmentsDepartment of Oral Diagnostic and Surgical Sciences, Department of Preventive and Social Medicine (DSM)
QualificationsCNZM ED JP BSc(Massey) BDS PhD PGDipComDent DipGrad(Otago)
Research summaryOranga niho (Māori oral health)
Teaching
  • Responsible for the cultural competency and Māori oral health component of the dental undergraduate course, The Dentist and Community.
  • Convenor for the Final Year Dental Student Community Service Learning programme.
Memberships
  • NZDA Otago Branch (Member)
  • Te Ao Mārama New Zealand Māori Dental Association (Patron)
  • New Zealand Institute for Cancer Research Trust (Board Chair)
  • Board of the Otago Museum (Member)
  • Board of the Monticello Trust and the Montecillo Home and Hospital Ltd (Member)
  • Board of the Dunedin RSA Welfare Trust (Member)
  • Araiteuru Marae Council Inc (Life Member)
  • WW100 Dunedin Embarkation Commemorations 2014 (Dunedin Committee Chair)
Clinical
  • Established Te Whare Kaitiaki, a whānau dental clinic within the Faculty of Dentistry in 1990.

Research

New Zealand Principal Investigator for the International Collaborative Indigenous Health Research Partnership study: Reducing disease burden and health inequalities arising from chronic dental disease among Indigenous children: an early childhood caries intervention, which is also being conducted in Australia and Canada.

Publications from this study:

  • Ben, J., Jamieson, L.M., Priest, N., Parker, E.J., Roberts-Thomson, K.F., Lawrence, H.P., Broughton, J.R., and Paradies, Y. "Experience of racism and tooth brushing among pregnant Aboriginal Australians: exploring psychosocial mediators." Community Dental Health (2014) 31, 1–8. doi: 10.1922/CDH_3298Ben08
  • Broughton JR, Person M, Maipi JTeH, Cooper-Te Koi R, Smith-Wilkinson A, Tiakiwai S, Kilgour J, Berryman K, Morgaine KC, Jamieson LM, Lawrence HP, Thomson WM. "Ūkaipō niho: the place of nurturing for oral health." New Zealand Dental Journal, 110, No 1: 18–23; March 2014.
  • Broughton JR, Maipi JT, Person M, Thomson WM, Morgaine KC, Tiakiwai SJ, Kilgour J, Berryman K, Lawrence HP, Jamieson LM. "Reducing disease burden and health inequalities arising from chronic disease among indigenous children: an early childhood caries intervention in Aotearoa/New Zealand." BMC Public Health. 2013;13:1177. (13 December 2013)
  • Parker, E.J., Jamieson, L.M., Broughton, J. Albino, J., Lawrence, H.P. and Roberts-Thomson, K. "The oral health of Indigenous children: A review of four nations." (2010) Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health 46 (9), 483–486. doi: 10.1111/j.1440-1754.2010.01847.x

Additional details

Playwright. Plays include:

  • "Michael James Manaia"
  • "The Private War of Corporal Cooper"
  • "ANZAC"
  • "Te Hokinga Mai – The Return Home"
  • "Ngā Puke – The Hills"
  • "1981"
  • "A Day At The Races"
  • "Show Band Aotearoa" Libretto. (Music by Rim D Paul)

Publications

Broughton, J. (2010). An oral health intervention for the Māori Indigenous population of New Zealand: Oranga niho Māori (Māori oral health) as a component of the undergraduate dental curriculum in New Zealand. International Dental Journal, 60(3, Suppl. 2), 223-228.

Parker, E. J., Jamieson, L. M., Broughton, J., Albino, J., Lawrence, H. P., & Roberts-Thomson, K. (2010). The oral health of indigenous children: A review of four nations. Journal of Paediatrics & Child Health, 46(9), 483-486. doi: 10.1111/j.1440-1754.2010.01847.x

McDowell, A., Begg, D., Connor, J., & Broughton, J. (2011). Road safety attitudes and opinions of newly licensed Māori car drivers: New Zealand Drivers Study [Letter]. Australian & New Zealand Journal of Public Health, 35(1), 93. doi: 10.1111/j.1753-6405.2010.00672.x

Journal - Research Article

Gregory, J., Thomson, W. M., Broughton, J. R., Cullinan, M. P., Seymour, G. J., Kieser, J. A., Donaghy, M.-A., & Shearer, D. M. (2012). Experiences and perceptions of oral health and oral health care among a sample of older New Zealanders. Gerodontology, 29(1), 54-63. doi: 10.1111/j.1741-2358.2010.00402.x

Parker, E. J., Jamieson, L. M., Broughton, J., Albino, J., Lawrence, H. P., & Roberts-Thomson, K. (2010). The oral health of indigenous children: A review of four nations. Journal of Paediatrics & Child Health, 46(9), 483-486. doi: 10.1111/j.1440-1754.2010.01847.x

Broughton, J. (2010). An oral health intervention for the Māori Indigenous population of New Zealand: Oranga niho Māori (Māori oral health) as a component of the undergraduate dental curriculum in New Zealand. International Dental Journal, 60(3, Suppl. 2), 223-228.

Begg, D., Langley, J., Broughton, J., Brookland, R., Ameratunga, S., & McDowell, A. (2009). New Zealand drivers study: A follow-up study of newly licensed drivers. Injury Prevention, 15(4), e2. doi: 10.1136/ip.2009.021998

Fairhall, T. J., Thomson, W. M., Kieser, J. A., Broughton, J. R., Cullinan, M. P., & Seymour, G. J. (2009). Home or away? Differences between home- and clinic-based dental examinations for older people. Gerodontology, 26(3), 179-186. doi: 10.1111/j.1741-2358.2008.00263.x

Begg, D., Langley, J., Brookland, R., McDowell, A., Ameratunga, S., & Broughton, J. (2009). The opinions of newly licensed drivers in New Zealand on the minimum car driver licensing age and reasons for getting a licence. New Zealand Medical Journal, 122(1306). Retrieved from http://journal.nzma.org.nz/journal/122-1306/3880/content.pdf

McDowell, A., Begg, D., Connor, J., & Broughton, J. (2009). Unlicensed driving among urban and rural Māori drivers: New Zealand drivers study. Traffic Injury Prevention, 10(6), 538-545. doi: 10.1080/15389580903321727

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Journal - Research Other

McDowell, A., Begg, D., Connor, J., & Broughton, J. (2011). Road safety attitudes and opinions of newly licensed Māori car drivers: New Zealand Drivers Study [Letter]. Australian & New Zealand Journal of Public Health, 35(1), 93. doi: 10.1111/j.1753-6405.2010.00672.x

Broughton, J. R. (2008). Te waiora, the water of life. New Zealand Dental Journal, 104(4), 144.

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