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Academic and research staff

Former staff members

  • Dr Kate Morgaine (now with the Department of Preventive and Social Medicine, University of Otago)
  • Dr Jiaxu (Jimmy) Zeng (now with the Department of Preventive and Social Medicine, University of Otago)
  • Associate Professor Lyndie Foster Page (now with Division of Dental Public Health, Oregon Health & Science University)
  • Dr Lee Smith
  • Dr Dara Shearer

Completed postgraduate students


Nigel Tan (2022)
Jesslyn Praganta (2022)
Emma Jefferies (2021)
Lenoka Rupasinghe (2021)
Zeina Al Naasan (2021)
Gracie Nichols (2020)
Simon Olliver (2019)
Emma Morelli (2019)
Adelyn Lau (2019)
Hamid Mohammed (2019)
Mohd Nor Hafizi Bin (2018)
Poppy Horne (2018)
Adlin Suhaimi (2017)
Nina Scott (2017)
William Fogarty (2017)
Leonard Chia (2017)
Soo-Wee Ong (2017)


Dorothy Boyd (2022)
Norhasnida Nordin (2017)

Master of Oral Health

Hayley James (2021)
Jane Choi (2020)
Naseem Asadi (2020)
Keri Carruthers (2019)
Rafiah Abdullah (2018)

Master of Public Health

Deanna Beckett (2017)

Master of Dentistry

Peter Sese (2021)

Master of Community Dentistry

Manisha Narsinh (2022)
Kate Naysmith (2020)
Helen Lloyd (2020)
Philip Goh (2019)
Hayley Dixon (2019)
Ellen Johnson (2017)
Donna Kennedy (2017)

Postgraduate Diploma in Community Dentistry

Tania Stuart (2022)
Chuen Lin Hong (2020)

Postgradute Diploma in Dental Therapy

Hannah Clark (2017)

Interested in joining our programme?



Dr Moira Smith (University of Otago Wellington)
Dr Tim Chambers (University of Otago Wellington)
Dr Matt Hobbs (University of Canterbury)
Professor Ngaire Kerse (University of Auckland)


University of Adelaide
The University of British Columbia
University of Melbourne
University of Toronto
McGill University
Universiti Malaya
Duke University
University of Michigan
GKT Dental Institute, UK
University of London
Sheffield University
Dundee University
University of Chile
Federal University of Pelotas, Brazil
University of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil

WM Thomson Lee Smith 186pxProfessor Murray Thomson and Dr Lee Smith.

Broughton Lawrence poster 186pxEmeritus Professor John Broughton with Dr Mark Lawrence, Bay of Plenty DHB.

More information

Dental epidemiology and public health programme profile
(Extract from our 2019-2020 SJWRI Research Report)

Dental epidemiology and public health programme main page

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