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64 3 479 7476
Senior Lecturer, Education and Research
Dean's Office (Dentistry)
BEd DipTeach PGDipArts(Education) PhD
Research summary
Teaching and learning in higher education


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.


Stephens, J. M., Absolum, K., Adam, L. A., Blickem, C. J., Gilliver‑Brown, K. E., Hart, D. E., … Ulrich, N. (2024). Academic misconduct among undergraduates across Aotearoa: Insights and implications for policy and practice. New Zealand Journal of Educational Studies. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1007/s40841-024-00315-9 Journal - Research Article

Stephens, J. M., Adam, L. A., & Ulrich, N. (2023). Academic misconduct among undergraduates across Aotearoa: Prevalence and predictors of the problem. Proceedings of the New Zealand Association for Research in Education (NZARE) Conference. 1067. Retrieved from Conference Contribution - Published proceedings: Abstract

Veerasamy, A., Adam, L., Loch, C., Gray, A. R., Lyons, K., & Brunton, P. (2023). Experiences and perceptions of New Zealand oral health students' rapid move to online learning. New Zealand Dental Journal, 119(3), 123-132. Journal - Research Article

Adam, L. (2023). Framing students’ perspectives on academic integrity. In S. E. Eaton (Ed.), Handbook of academic integrity. (Living ed.) Singapore: Springer. doi: 10.1007/978-981-287-079-7_187-1 Chapter in Book - Research

Olson, H., Carrington, S., Tawse-Smith, A., & Adam, L. (2023). A blended approach for learning pre-clinical skills within Te Kaupeka Pūniho - the Faculty of Dentistry at the University of Otago. Proceedings of the Australian & New Zealand Association for Health Professional Educators (ANZAHPE) Festival. 213. Retrieved from Conference Contribution - Published proceedings: Abstract

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