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Mrs Hanna Olson

PositionLecturer and Deputy Convenor Bachelor of Oral Health programme
DepartmentDepartment of Oral Sciences
QualificationsDentHyg MHSc MHEd candidate
Research summaryDental and Oral Health, Active Learning, Educational Technology and Interprofessional Education
TeachingOral health at postgraduate and undergraduate levels

Research

Hanna Olson’s research interest is centred around student experience. She contributes to the advancement of teaching and learning activities in particular for the group of oral health students. She is the IPE Convenor for the BOH programme involved in planning for and facilitating IPE activities across health professional educational programmes within the University.

Her research highlights a learner-centred approach to teaching using active learning strategies. She has partnered with a team of international academics and dental specialists to form innovative collaboration practices in digital dentistry. Together they design and develop e-learning material as shared resources for early learning in dental and oral health programmes.

Publications

Olson, H. (2022). Reflection towards excellence: Empowering learners to become reflective practitioners. In K. Enomoto, R. Warner & C. Nygaard (Eds.), Active learning in higher education: Student engagement and deeper learning outcomes. (pp. 63-82). Oxfordshire, UK: Libri Publishing.

Olson, H., Ratnayake, J., Senthilkumar, A., Quaranta, A., & Meldrum, A. (2022). Working characteristics for practicing dental hygienists in two countries in different hemispheres. International Journal of Dental Hygiene, 20, 209-218. doi: 10.1111/idh.12538

Olson, H. (2021). Collaborative enquiry-based learning in an oral health program. In K. Enomoto, R. Warner & C. Nygaard (Eds.), Teaching and learning innovations in higher education. (pp. 405-424). Oxfordshire, UK: Libri Publishing.

Abdullah, R., Olson, H., Todd, G., & Tong, D. (2020). Oral health perceptions, attitudes and knowledge among intensive care nursing staff in a tertiary hospital. Australian & New Zealand Journal of Dental & Oral Health Therapy, 8(1), 15-18.

Olson, H., Ronayne, C., Anakin, M., Meldrum, A., & Rich, A. (2020). Working together in clinical pathology: An interprofessional education initiative for dentistry, oral health, and medical laboratory science teachers and students. MedEdPublish, 9(1), 9. doi: 10.15694/mep.2020.000009.2

Olson, H. (2022). Reflection towards excellence: Empowering learners to become reflective practitioners. In K. Enomoto, R. Warner & C. Nygaard (Eds.), Active learning in higher education: Student engagement and deeper learning outcomes. (pp. 63-82). Oxfordshire, UK: Libri Publishing.

Chapter in Book - Research

Olson, H. (2021). Collaborative enquiry-based learning in an oral health program. In K. Enomoto, R. Warner & C. Nygaard (Eds.), Teaching and learning innovations in higher education. (pp. 405-424). Oxfordshire, UK: Libri Publishing.

Chapter in Book - Research

Olson, H., Ratnayake, J., Senthilkumar, A., Quaranta, A., & Meldrum, A. (2022). Working characteristics for practicing dental hygienists in two countries in different hemispheres. International Journal of Dental Hygiene, 20, 209-218. doi: 10.1111/idh.12538

Journal - Research Article

Abdullah, R., Olson, H., Todd, G., & Tong, D. (2020). Oral health perceptions, attitudes and knowledge among intensive care nursing staff in a tertiary hospital. Australian & New Zealand Journal of Dental & Oral Health Therapy, 8(1), 15-18.

Journal - Research Article

Olson, H., Ronayne, C., Anakin, M., Meldrum, A., & Rich, A. (2020). Working together in clinical pathology: An interprofessional education initiative for dentistry, oral health, and medical laboratory science teachers and students. MedEdPublish, 9(1), 9. doi: 10.15694/mep.2020.000009.2

Journal - Research Article

Olson, H., Beckett, D. M., Adam, L. A., Tawse-Smith, A., & Moffat, S. M. (2019). Self-perceived stressors of Bachelor of Oral Health students and implications for student support. Focus on Health Professional Education, 20(1), 36-49. doi: 10.11157/fohpe.v20i1.313

Journal - Research Article

Olson, H., Meldrum, A., & Smith, L. (2019). New Zealand and Swedish dental hygienists' perceptions of their work and job satisfaction. Australian & New Zealand Journal of Dental & Oral Health Therapy, 7(3), 24-28.

Journal - Research Article

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