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Health Sciences staff profiles

Dr Lee Adam

PositionSenior Lecturer, Education and Research
DepartmentsDean's Office (Dentistry), Department of Oral Sciences
QualificationsBEd DipTeach PGDipArts(Education) PhD
Research summaryTeaching and learning in higher education

Research

My research concentrates on teaching and learning in higher education; specifically, how students' learning experiences and outcomes can be enhanced. I research students' experiences in higher education, in order to gain insights into how policy and practices might be structured to encourage students' retention and success.

Other research involves examining how we can improve teaching practices in higher education. Current projects include: students’ understandings of plagiarism; effective feedback processes in the clinical dental education environment; dental students' stress and wellbeing.

Publications

Zhao, R., Wang, T., Yang, R., Adam, L. A., Zaharic, T., Loch, C., Tompkins, G. R., & Cooper, P. R. (2022). Enhancing the student learning experience: Co-teaching biochemistry and clinical sciences within the dental curriculum. Biochemistry & Molecular Biology Education. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1002/bmb.21701

Carruthers, K. A., Adam, L. A., & Moffat, S. M. (2022). Dental and oral health therapists' perceptions of continuity of patient care. New Zealand Dental Journal, 118(3), 97-103.

Sim, M. Y., Tan, L. F., Adam, L., & Loch, C. (2022). No one is born with it: Australasian dental students’ perceptions of learning manual dexterity. Journal of Dental Education. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1002/jdd.13101

Adam, L. A., Georgy, M. A. S., Konthasingha, P., Meldrum, A. M., Oranje, J. M., & Sejpal, R. M. (2022). Comparison of self-perceived competence of recent dental graduates from the Universities of Otago and Dalhousie. European Journal of Dental Education. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1111/eje.12781

Liaw, R. D. Y., Ling, D. C. T., Vuli, L. J., Loch, C., & Adam, L. A. (2022). “It's just inappropriate”: Harassment of dental students by patients. Journal of Dental Education, 86, 605-614. doi: 10.1002/jdd.12854

Adam, L. (2015). Student perspectives on plagiarism. In T. Bretag (Ed.), Springer handbook of academic integrity. Singapore: Springer. doi: 10.1007/978-981-287-079-7_67-1

Chapter in Book - Research

Adam, L. A., Georgy, M. A. S., Konthasingha, P., Meldrum, A. M., Oranje, J. M., & Sejpal, R. M. (2022). Comparison of self-perceived competence of recent dental graduates from the Universities of Otago and Dalhousie. European Journal of Dental Education. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1111/eje.12781

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Carruthers, K. A., Adam, L. A., & Moffat, S. M. (2022). Dental and oral health therapists' perceptions of continuity of patient care. New Zealand Dental Journal, 118(3), 97-103.

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Liaw, R. D. Y., Ling, D. C. T., Vuli, L. J., Loch, C., & Adam, L. A. (2022). “It's just inappropriate”: Harassment of dental students by patients. Journal of Dental Education, 86, 605-614. doi: 10.1002/jdd.12854

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Paul, N. L., Adam, L. A., & Moffat, S. M. (2022). Dental students' perceptions of the long case. European Journal of Dental Education, 26, 446-452. doi: 10.1111/eje.12719

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Sim, M. Y., Tan, L. F., Adam, L., & Loch, C. (2022). No one is born with it: Australasian dental students’ perceptions of learning manual dexterity. Journal of Dental Education. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1002/jdd.13101

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Zhao, R., Wang, T., Yang, R., Adam, L. A., Zaharic, T., Loch, C., Tompkins, G. R., & Cooper, P. R. (2022). Enhancing the student learning experience: Co-teaching biochemistry and clinical sciences within the dental curriculum. Biochemistry & Molecular Biology Education. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1002/bmb.21701

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Boyd, D. H., Zhang, Y., Smith, L., Adam, L., Foster Page, L., & Thomson, W. M. (2021). Caregivers' understanding of informed consent in a randomized control trial. Journal of Bioethical Inquiry, 18, 141-150. doi: 10.1007/s11673-020-10085-w

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Garde, S., Adam, L. A., & Tawse-Smith, A. (2021). Perceived stressors of undergraduate dental students at an Australasian dental school. IIUM Journal of Orofacial & Health Sciences, 2(2), 107-119. doi: 10.31436/ijohs.v2i2.99

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Holden, A. C. L., Adam, L., & Thomson, M. (2021). Private practice dentists' views of oral health injustice. Community Dental Health. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1922/CDH_00009Holden07

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Holden, A. C. L., Adam, L., & Thomson, W. M. (2021). Rationalisation and 'McDonaldisation' in dental care: Private dentists' experiences working in corporate dentistry. British Dental Journal. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1038/s41415-021-3071-3

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Youhanna, K. M. Y., Adam, L., Monk, B. C., & Loch, C. (2021). Dentistry students' experiences, engagement and perception of biochemistry within the dental curriculum and beyond. European Journal of Dental Education, 25, 318-324. doi: 10.1111/eje.12607

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Adam, L. A., Oranje, J., Rich, A. M., & Meldrum, A. (2020). Advancing dental education: Feedback processes in the clinical learning environment. Journal of the Royal Society of New Zealand, 50(1), 144-157. doi: 10.1080/03036758.2019.1656650

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Holden, A. C. L., Adam, L., & Thomson, W. M. (2020). Dentists' perspectives on commercial practices in private dentistry. JDR Clinical & Translational Research, 7(1), 29-40. doi: 10.1177/2380084420975700

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Holden, A. C. L., Adam, L., & Thomson, W. M. (2020). Overtreatment as an ethical dilemma in Australian private dentistry: A qualitative exploration. Community Dentistry & Oral Epidemiology, 49, 201-208. doi: 10.1111/cdoe.12592

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Holden, A. C. L., Adam, L., & Thomson, W. M. (2020). The relationship between professional and commercial obligations in dentistry: A scoping review. British Dental Journal, 228(2), 117-122. doi: 10.1038/s41415-020-1195-5

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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

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Veerasamy, A., Loch, C., Adam, L., & Brunton, P. A. (2019). Graduate mobility: Where do dentistry graduates choose to practice? European Journal of Dental Education, 23, 424-430. doi: 10.1111/eje.12448

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Ebbeling, S., Adam, L., Meldrum, A., Rich, A., McLean, A., & Aitken, W. (2018). Oral health and dental students' perceptions of their clinical learning environment: A focus group study. Journal of Dental Education, 82(10), 1036-1042. doi: 10.21815/JDE.018.102

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Smith, L., Adam, L., Moffat, S., Meldrum, A., & Ahmadi, R. (2018). How do educators in one New Zealand undergraduate Bachelor of Oral Health course teach and nurture professionalism? European Journal of Dental Education, 22(2), e212-e220. doi: 10.1111/eje.12274

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The, A. J. M., Adam, L., Meldrum, A., & Brunton, P. (2018). Dental students' and staff perceptions of the impact of learning environment disruption on their learning and teaching experiences. European Journal of Dental Education, 22(3), 151-159. doi: 10.1111/eje.12293

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Veerasamy, A., Loch, C., Adam, L., Howe, B. J., & Brunton, P. A. (2018). Challenges in clinical teaching investigated: Towards sustainable staff recruitment and retention in dentistry. European Journal of Dental Education, 22(4), 234-242. doi: 10.1111/eje.12336

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Adam, L., Anderson, V., & Spronken-Smith, R. (2017). ‘It’s not fair’: Policy discourses and students’ understandings of plagiarism in a New Zealand university. Higher Education, 74(1), 17-32. doi: 10.1007/s10734-016-0025-9

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Smith, L., Adam, L., Moffat, S., Meldrum, A., & Ahmadi, R. (2017). Undergraduate Bachelor of Oral Health student and educators' understandings of professionalism. New Zealand Dental Journal, 113(1), 4-10.

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Golding, C., & Adam, L. (2016). Evaluate to improve: Useful approaches to student evaluation. Assessment & Evaluation in Higher Education, 41(1), 1-14. doi: 10.1080/02602938.2014.976810

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Golding, C., Adam, L., Scott, C., Acheson, C., Johnson, K., Brook, P., McLean, A., Smith, N., … Hunter, C., & Kumar, V. (2015). Fix, build, diagnose or guide? Evaluating the metaphors for learning advisors. ATLAANZ Journal, 1.

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