Menzies seminar series 


Lisa Jamieson presents ‘Oral health research among Aboriginal populations’, on Monday 17 November from 12pm-1pm.

Oral health is an integral component of overall health and wellbeing.

The impact of oral disease is not confined to the mouth, with associations between chronic oral infections and heart and lung diseases, diabetes, stroke and pre-term low birth weight being established.

While Indigenous Australians anecdotally have high levels of oral diseases, the evidence is limited. There is even less evidence of the role of dental diseases in Aboriginal populations that contribute to chronic disease morbidity, or of the effectiveness of prevention interventions.

Lisa Jamieson’s presentation will provide basic information about the staff, current projects and mandate of The University of Adelaide’s Australian Research Centre for Population Oral Health (ARCPOH).

Lisa will provide an outline of the etiology of the most common dental diseases; information on the prevalence of dental diseases among Aboriginal populations; and suggest ideas for future oral health-related research projects that may involve Menzies School of Health Research.

Lisa Jamieson is a Research Fellow with the Australian Research Centre for Population Oral Health, University of Adelaide.

This seminar takes place in the Menzies Seminar Room, John Mathews Building, Royal Darwin Hospital Campus.