Executive Team

Professor Ajesh George

Co-Founder & Director, ACIOH | Professor of Interprofessional Oral Health, School of Nursing & Midwifery, Western Sydney University | Honorary Professor, School of Dentistry, The University of Sydney

BDS, MPH, PhD

Prof Ajesh George is a dentist with extensive experience in integrated oral health and is a leading expert in Australia in providing oral health training to non-dental professionals and translating oral health guidelines into their practice. Over the last decade he has been leading multidisciplinary teams in implementing effective and sustainable models of care across the lifespan and his work has been recognised by key bodies including the World Health Organisation. Prof George has over $5.4M in funding including NHMRC grants, more than 120 publications and 18 research awards. He has 7 PhD completions and currently supervises 11 HDR students (PhD and Masters) most of whom have received scholarships to undertake studies around integrated oral health care.

Dr Bradley Christian

DEPUTY DIRECTOR, ACIOH | DIRECTOR OF RESEARCH, WESTERN NSW LOCAL HEALTH DISTRICT | ADJUNCT FELLOW, WESTERN SYDNEY UNIVERSITY

BDS, MDSc, Cert. DPH (NIH/NIDCR), PhD

Brad is an emerging leader in oral health both in Australia and internationally. He is a dentist with formal public health and epidemiology qualifications. Brad has both Australian and international experience in leading/managing large primary research studies as well as analysing large quantitative datasets. In addition, he is also qualified and experienced in health program evaluation. Brad has participated in prestigious international public health learning experiences – the one-year Dental Public Health Residency at the National Institutes of Health, USA and a three-month internship at the World Health Organization, Geneva. Brad’s research interest is broadly in the areas of health equity and health services.

Steering Committee

 

Professor Hanny Calache

HEAD, ORAL HEALTH ECONOMICS RESEARCH STREAM, DEAKIN HEALTH ECONOMICS, INSTITUTE OF HEALTH TRANSFORMATION, DEAKIN UNIVERSITY | ADJUNCT PROFESSOR, WESTERN SYDNEY UNIVERSITY

BDSc, MDSc, Grad Dip (Health Admin), DPH (Doctor of Public Health)

Hanny Calache is a registered paediatric dentist, with extensive translational research experience in public dental programs in Victoria and nationally. He was the Director, Clinical Leadership at Dental Health Services Victoria. His research interests include health promotion and public health (with a special interest in oral health of vulnerable community groups throughout the life span, health economics and workforce development). He has attracted over $6 million in research grants and has supervised 7 PhD students. Prof. Calache was awarded “Health Minister’s Award for developing a capable and engaged workforce” for his work in extending the scope of practice of dental therapists.

Associate Professor Rachel Martin

DIRECTOR, NIOH | ADJUNCT ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR, UNIVERSITY OF MELBOURNE | ADJUNCT ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR, WESTERN SYDNEY UNIVERSITY

BDSc, MPH, Grad Dip Ed, FICD, FPFA

Rachel Martin is registered dentist & specialist in public health dentistry, and is committed to oral disease prevention and improving oral health, particularly for vulnerable population groups. She established NIOH with co-directors of ACIOH to ensure build collaboration for the evidence base and translation into practice of oral health within general health.

Sydney Local Health District

Member Partner

Formal partner representative to be confirmed

Nepean Blue Mountains Local Health District

Member Partner

Formal partner representative to be confirmed

Dental Health Services Victoria

Member Partner

Formal partner representative to be confirmed