Dr Pauline Ford

Academic, School of Dentistry, The University of Queensland
Attended: 
SDL-8 (2014)

Pauline graduated from The University of Queensland in 1989 with BDSc(Hons) (University Medal). After nine years in general dental practice, she returned to UQ School of Dentistry and undertook a PhD before joining the academic staff in 2005. Since then she has completed a Graduate Certificate in Higher Education and a Masters in Public Health. Pauline is a Senior Lecturer and Teaching & Learning Chair at the School of Dentistry, UQ and a Councillor and Convenor of the Oral Health Committee for the Australian Dental Association (Qld Branch).

Her teaching and research activities focus on oral health and its role in general health and wellbeing. She is interested in the social determinants of oral health, along with health system and health workforce issues influencing oral health. Pauline's work is with groups who may have difficulty accessing appropriate oral health care, such as Indigenous Australians, people with mental illness and the homeless community.