I am a Research Fellow working at the School of Dentistry primarily on a water fluoridation study carried out across Cumbria called CATFISH. I am also involved in projects looking at child dental general anesthetic, oral health in older adults, child dental health and bedtime routines, prevalence and severity of fluorosis and caries across the England.
My principal research interests lie in the field of dental public health and behaviour. I am currently investigating the complex casual networks and approaches to reducing need for general anaesthetics extractions in children in addition to the research currently being carried out on water fluoridation.
Future research is focused on implementing and evaluating the behaviour or service changes revealed to play an integral part in reducing the need for GA extractions/dental decay in children and exploring interventions that impact on a wider scale, i.e. child development, obesity, etc.
Work I am currently involved with through supervision of PhD students and collaboration with colleagues includes:
Using images to detect and quantify caries and fluorosis in both longitudinal and cross sectional research
Oral health care programs for older adults and health literacy in older adults
Bedtime routines and dental health in children