Professor Pauline Ford

Head of School

School of Dentistry
Faculty of Health and Behavioural Sciences
p.ford1@uq.edu.au
+61 7 336 58062

Overview

My research focuses on oral health and its role in general health and wellbeing. I am interested in the social determinants of oral health, along with health system and health workforce issues influencing oral health. My 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. The health behaviours associated with adverse oral and general health outcomes, such as tobacco use, poor diet and infrequent attendance for health care are being investigated. This work provides a framework for developing interventions that are based on a common risk factor approach. I am a member of the Health and Addictive Behaviour Interventions (HABIT) Research Group at UQCCR.

I obtained my BDSc from The University of Queensland in 1989 and worked as a private dental practitioner in the UK and then in Brisbane. The interest I developed in dental research during the year of my BDentSt in 1987 led to my decision to return to this area and commence a PhD in 2001. I worked on an NHMRC grant examining the mechanism of the association between periodontal and cardiovascular diseases. I was awarded my PhD in March 2006, a Graduate Certificate in Higher Education in 2007 and a Masters in Public Health in 2013 from the University of Queensland.

I am a Senior Lecturer in the School of Dentistry, The University of Queensland and the Chair of the Teaching and Learning Committee for the School.

I am a Councillor and Convenor of the Oral Health Committee for the Australian Dental Association (Qld Branch).

Research Interests

  • Oral Health Behaviours

Qualifications

  • Master of Public Health, The University of Queensland
  • Graduate Certificate in Education, The University of Queensland
  • Doctor of Philosophy, The University of Queensland
  • Bachelor of Dental Science, The University of Queensland
  • BDentSt, The University of Queensland

Publications

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Supervision

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Publications

Book

Book Chapter

  • Schirra, Horst Joachim and Ford, Pauline J. (2017). NMR-based metabolomics of oral biofluids. In Oral biology: molecular techniques and applications (pp. 79-105) New York, NY, United States: Humana Press. doi:10.1007/978-1-4939-6685-1_5

  • Walsh, L. J. and Ford, P. J. (2016). Lifestyle impacts on oral health. In Graham J. Mount, Wyatt R. Hume, Hien Ngo and Mark S. Wolff (Ed.), Preservation and Restoration of Tooth Structure 3rd ed. (pp. 83-109) Chichester, West Sussex, United Kingdom: John Wiley &​ Sons.

  • Farah, C. S., Ford, P. J., Allen, K., Vu, A. and McCullough, M. J. (2012). Oral cancer and potentially cancerous lesions - early detection and diagnosis. In Kalu U. E. Ogbureke (Ed.), Oral cancer (pp. 79-106) Rijeka, Croatia: InTech. doi:10.5772/30997

Journal Article

Conference Publication

  • Gartner, C., Fitzgerald, L., Pateman, K., Mutch, A., Watts P., Perri, V., Crawford, D., Bonevski, B., Borland, R., Gilks, C. F. and Ford, P. (2015). Attitudes of People Living with HIV toward Nicotine Products and Tobacco Harm Reduction: A Focus Group Study. In: Joint World STI and HIV Congress and Australasian HIV and AIDS Conference Program 2015. Australasian HIV and AIDS Conference, Brisbane Australia, (). 13-16 September 2015.

  • Gartner, C., Pateman, K., Fitzgerald, L., Mutch, A., Bonevski, B., Borland, R., Watts, P., Howard, C., Perri, V., Crawford, D. and Ford, P. (2015). Attitudes of people living with HIV toward nicotine products and tobacco harm reductuin: A focus group study. In: Oceania Tobacco Control Conference, Perth, WA Australia, (). 20-22 October 2015.

  • Taing, Meng-Wong, Ford, Pauline J., Gartner, Coral E. and Freeman, Christopher R. (2015). Describing Australian community pharmacist roles in oral healthcare. In: PSA15: Leading Pharmacy Innovation, Sydney, NSW, Australia, (). 31 July - 2 August 2015.

  • Palmer, S., Ruospo, M., Wong, G., Craig, J., Johnson, D. W., Ford, P., Tonelli, M., Petruzzi, M., De Benedittis, M. and Strippoli, G. (2015). Periodontitis and Risk of All-Cause and Cardiovascular Mortality in Adults with End-Stage Kidney Disease: a Propensity-Matched Study. In: 51st Annual Scientific Meeting of the Australian and New Zealand Society of Nephrology, Canberra, ACT, Australia, (51-51). 7-9 September 2015. doi:10.1111/nep.12543

  • Palmer, Suetonia, Ruospo, Marinella, Wong, Germaine, Craig, Jonathan C., Petruzzi, Massimo, De Benedittis, Michele, Ford, Pauline, Johnson, David, Tonelli, Marcello, Natale, Patrizia, Saglimbene, Valeria, Pellegrini, Fabio and Hegbrant, Jorgen (2015). Periodontitis and early mortality in adults with kidney failure treated with hemodialysis: a multinationalobservational study. In: 52nd Congress of the European-Renal-Association-European-Dialysis-and-Transplant-Assocation, London, United Kingdom, (). 28-31 May 2015. doi:10.1093/ndt/gfv200.67

  • Ford, P., Tran, P., Cockburn, N., Brittany, K., Kavanagh, D. and Gartner, C. (2015). Smoking and preferences for cessation support among dental patients. In: Oceania Tobacco Control Conference, Perth, WA Australia, (). 20-22 October 2015.

  • Gartner, C., De Bruin, Z., Fraser, D., Ford, P., Fitzgerald, L., Mutch, A., Borland, R., Huxley, R. and Gilks, C. (2015). THRIVE (Tobacco Harm Reduction with Vaporized Nicotine): A Pilot Study of Nicotine Product Preferences among People Living with HIV. In: Joint World STI and HIV Congress and Australasian HIV and AIDS Conference Program 2015. Australasian HIV and AIDS Conference, Brisbane Australia, (). 13-16 September 2015.

  • Gartner, C., De Bruin, Z., Fraser, D., Ford, P., Fitzgerald, L., Mutch, A., Borland, R., Huxley, R. and Gilks, C. (2015). Thrive (Tobacco Harm Reduction With Vaporised Nicotine): a pilot study of nicotine product preferences among people living with HIV. In: Oceania Tobacco Control Conference, Perth, WA Australia, (). 20-22 October 2015.

  • Taing, Meng-Wong, Clarke, Michael, Ho, Andrea, Ong, Andrew and Ford, Pauline J. (2014). An exploratory pilot study assessing the role of community pharmacists as oral health advisors. In: APSA 2014, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, (). 5-7 December 2014.

  • Moore, Kelsey A., Ford, Pauline J. and Farah, Camile S. (2013). "I have quality of life ... But ..." Exploring Quality of Life and support needs in head and neck cancer: an application of the transactional model of stress appraisal and coping. In: Special Issue: COSA's 40th Annual Scientific Meeting. Cancer Care Coming of Age. COSA's 40th Annual Scientific Meeting. Cancer Care Coming of Age, Adelaide, SA, Australia, (141-141). 12-14 November 2013. doi:10.1111/ajco.12145

  • Ruospo, Marinella, Petruzzi, Massimo, De Benedittis, Michele, Sciancalepore, Michela, Gargano, Letizia, Vecchio, Mariacristina, Saglimbene, Valeria, Natale, Patrizia, Pellegrini, Fabio, Gentile, Giorgio, Stroumza, Paul, Frantzen, Luc, Leal, Miguel, Torok, Marietta, Bednarek, Anna, Dulawa, Jan, Celia, Eduardo, Gelfman, Ruben, Hegbrant, Jorgen, Wollheim, Charlotta, Palmer, Suetonia, Johnson, David W., Ford, Pauline J., Craig, Jonathan C. and Strippoli, Giovanni Fm (2012). Prevalence of oral lesions in hemodialysis patients: a prospective multinational cohort study. In: 49th ERA-EDTA Congress: Abstracts. 49th Congress of the European Renal Association/European Dialysis and Transplant-Association (ERA-EDTA), Paris, France, (282-282). 24-27 May 2012.

  • Petruzzi, Massimo, De Benedittis, Michele, Sciancalepore, Michela, Gargano, Letizia, Natale, Patrizia, Vecchio, Maria Cristina, Saglimbene, Valeria, Pellegrini, Fabio, Gentile, Giorgio, Stroumza, Paul, Frantzen, Luc, Leal, Miguel, Torok, Marietta, Bednarek, Anna, Dulawa, Jan, Celia, Eduardo, Gelfman, Ruben, Hegbrant, Jorgen, Wollheim, Charlotta, Palmer, Suetonia, Johnson, David W., Ford, Pauline J., Craig, Jonathan C., Strippoli, Giovanni Fm and Ruospo, Marinella (2012). Thirst and oral symptoms in people on hemodialysis: a multinational prospective cohort study. In: 49th ERA-EDTA Congress: Abstracts. 49th Congress of the European Renal Association/European Dialysis and Transplant-Association (ERA-EDTA), Paris, France, (279-279). 24-27 May 2012.

  • Chan, F., Ford, P.J., Do, H.L., Leishman, S.J., Palmer, J., West, M., Seymour, G.J. and Cullinan, M. P. (2010). Distribution of P.gingivalis fimA genotypes in individuals with cardiovascular risk. In: Australian/New Zealand Division Golden Jubilee Meeting, Sebel Harbourside Hotel, Kiama, New South Wales, Australia, (). September 27-29 2010.

  • Leishman, S. J., Do, H. L., Palmer, J. E., Seymour, G. J., Beagley, K. W. and Ford, P. J. (2010). Porphyromonas gingivalis heat-shock-protein and atherosclerosis in a mouse model. In: International Association for Dental Research (IADR) General section, Barcelona, Spain, (). 14-17 July 2010.

  • Rose-Hill, S., Ford, P. J., Do, H. L., Leishman, S. J., Palmer, J. E., Sankey, M. H., Anderson, V., Holcombe, T., Westerman, B., Carle, A., West, M.J., Seymour, G.J. and Cullinan, M.P. (2010). Serum antibodies and inflammatory markers in improved periodontal health. In: International Association for Dental Research (IADR) General section, Barcelona, Spain, (). 14-17 July 2010.

  • Ford, P. J., Rose-Hill, S., Leishman, S. J., Do, H. L., Palmer, J. E., Heng, N. C. K., Westerman, B., West, M. J., Seymour, G. J. and Cullinan, M. P. (2010). Systemic response to improved periodontal health in a cardiovascular population. In: International Association for Dental Research (IADR) General section, Barcelona, Spain, (). 14-17 July 2010.

  • S. Rose-Hill, PJ Ford, SJ Leishman, HL Do, JE Palmer, B Westerman, A Carle, MJ West, GJ Seymour and MP Cullinan (2009). Improvement in Periodontal Health and Antibody Response to Heat-Shock Proteins. In: International Association for Dental Research (IADR) 1st Asia/Pacific Region, Shangri-La Hotel, Wuhan, China, (). 22-24 September, 2009.

  • Sam Rose-Hill, Pauline Ford, Hong Lien Do, Shaneen Leishman, J.E. Palmer, M.H. Sankey, V. Anderson, T. Holcombe, B. Westerman, A. Carle, M.J. West, G.J. Seymour and M.P. Cullinan (2009). Improvement in periodontal health and systemic markers of inflammation. In: International Association for Dental Research (IADR) 87th General Session & Exhibition, Miami Beach Convention Center, Miami, Florida, USA, (). 1-4 April 2009.

  • Ford, P, Seymour, G, Beeley, JA, Curro, F, DePaola, D, Ferguson, D, Finkelstein, M, Gaengler, P, Neo, J, Niessen, L, Oktay, I, Park, BK, Wolowski, A and Claffey, N (2008). Adapting to changes in molecular biosciences and technologies. In: European Journal of Dental Education; Proceedings Global Congress on Dental Education III. Global Congress on Dental Education III, Dublin, Ireland, (40-47). 6th - 8th September, 2007. doi:10.1111/j.1600-0579.2007.00479.x

  • Sven Bohnstedt, Cullinan, Mary P., Ford, Pauline, Shaneen Leishman, Bill Westerman, James Palmer, Bird, P S, West, Malcolm J., Russell Marshall, Yamazaki, K and Seymour, Gregory J. (2008). Antibody Response to Porphyromonas gingivalis Strains in Cardiovascular Patients. In: IADR proceedings. International Association of Dental Research 86th General Session and Exhibition (IADR), Toronto, Ontario, Canada, (). July 2-5, 2008.

  • Bohnstedt, S., Ford, P. J., Leishman, S., Sankey, M. H., Anderson, V., Palmer, J. E., Holcombe, T., Bird, P. S., Yamazaki, K., Marshall, R. I., West, M. J., Seymour, G. J. and Cullinan, M. (2008). Antibody responses to Porphyromonas gingivalis strains in a high-risk population. In: Proceedings of the 86th General Session & Exhibition of the International Association of Dental Research. 86th General Session & Exhibition of the IADR, Toronto, Canada, (). 1-5 July, 2008.

  • Foxlee, Nicola and Ford, Pauline (2008). Using your Byte: a collaborative approach to evaluating improvement in information literacy skills - Bachelor of Oral Health (BOH) year 1 students: a pilot study. In: 11th European Conference of Medical and Health Libraries, Helsinki, Finland, (). 23-28 June 2008.

Other Outputs

Grants (Administered at UQ)

PhD and MPhil Supervision

Current Supervision

  • Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor

  • Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor