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Silvana Bettiol

Lecturer in Public Health and Communicable Disease

Room Level 2, Medical Sciences 2, Hobart CBD Campuses

+61 3 6226 4826 (phone)

S.Bettiol@utas.edu.au

Biography

Dr Bettiol has more than 20 years of university teaching and medical research experience.  She has been a member of the School of Medicine for several years, working in various roles in the area of medical microbiology and public health.

Following her PhD in Medical Sciences she completed three years of postdoctoral work at Yale University in the Department of Cell Biology using Toxoplasma gondii as a model for malaria research.  This was followed by a year of postdoctoral work at the Laboratoire de Génétique Moléculaire, Inserm, Hopital Necker in Paris, identifying genes involved in rare hereditary renal diseases.  This work led to a six-month internship with the WHO Human Genome Programme (HGN) in Geneva.

In 2009 she completed her Masters of Public Health at Curtin University that included a 6 month elective period with the Oxford Centre for Monitoring and Diagnosis in Primary Care (MaDOx), Department of Primary Care at the University of Oxford. She held a Senior Lecturer position and course coordinator role of the MPH program at the Department of Psychology, Social Work and Public Health, at Oxford Brookes University UK (2011-2014) before returning to Australia.

She has played a key role as course coordinator in developing the Master of Public Health and other Postgraduate courses at the School of Medicine and her appointment as Lecturer in Public Health and Communicable Diseases involves teaching undergraduate, master and doctoral levels.

Career summary

Qualifications

  • PhD, University of Tasmania, Australia, 2000. Thesis: Special Reference to Prevention of Toxoplasmosis and Public Health
  • Masters of Public Health, Curtin University, Australia. 2009
  • Grad Cert in University Teaching and Learning, University of Tasmania, Australia. 2007
  • PostGrad Dip Business in Professional Management, University of Tasmania, Australia. 1993
  • B.Sc (Hons), University of Tasmania, Australia, 1990. Thesis: Infant Escherichia coli Alkalescens-Dispar (A-D) in Tasmania.

Memberships

Professional practice

  • Member of the Public Health Association of Australia (MPHAA)
  • Member of the PHAA Tasmania Branch (SIG Alcohol)
  • Fellow of the Royal Society for Public Health UK (RSPH)
  • Member, Australasian College of Tropical Medicine (ACTM)
  • Member, Australian Society for Microbiology (ASM)
  • Member, Australian Institute of Medical Scientists (AIMS)
  • Tasmanian Social Determinants of Health Advocacy Network (TSDHAN)

Administrative expertise

In her role as course coordinator at the University of Tasmania, Silvana has been responsible for administrative duties including:

  • Curriculum development; masters research projects
  • Course documentation, course handbook and unit descriptions
  • Maintain social media functions and support professional health knowledge via marketing, media and communication developments
  • Maintain website content and interface with MyLo eg Video conversations and web conferencing platforms

Teaching

Public Health, Communicable Disease, Medical Microbiology, Environmental Health

Teaching expertise

Dr. Bettiol has more than 20 years of university teaching and medical research experience.  She currently teaches in a range of subjects offered through the School of Medicine in addition to being a unit co-ordinator  and course coordinator for the Master of Public Health.

Teaching responsibility

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Research Themes

Silvana's research aligns to the University's research themes of Better Health and Environment, Resources and Sustainability. Her research interests currently reflect issues in public health

  • Health inequalities; Health risk behaviours, Community oral health, Systems
  • Research methods quantitative and qualitative
  • Comparative immunology and Infectious diseases – Vector-Borne Diseases, Predictive Modelling, Devil Facial Tumour Disease;

Current projects

Sustainable communities and health inequalities

  • Comparative inequity in oral health outcomes and improve community oral health between people in rural and metropolitan areas (countries include Australia and East Timor)

Epidemiology of infectious diseases

Immune response of Tasmanian Devil & Devil Facial Tumour Disease

Research methods including systematic reviews and meta-analysis

Postgraduate Education

  • Curriculum Design
  • Online Learning
  • Using digital technologies to support Learning and Teaching

Fields of Research

  • Medical Parasitology (110803)
  • Public Health and Health Services (111799)
  • Nutrition and Dietetics (111199)
  • Infectious Agents (060502)
  • Veterinary Immunology (070705)
  • Microbiology (060599)
  • Periodontics (110508)
  • Dentistry (110599)
  • Medical Bacteriology (110801)
  • Infectious Diseases (110309)
  • Health and Community Services (111708)
  • Community Child Health (111704)
  • Higher Education (130103)
  • Medicine, Nursing and Health Curriculum and Pedagogy (130209)
  • Animal Immunology (060804)
  • Cellular Interactions (incl. Adhesion, Matrix, Cell Wall) (060106)
  • Biologically Active Molecules (030401)
  • Primary Health Care (111717)
  • Cellular Immunology (110704)
  • Respiratory Diseases (110203)
  • Virology (060506)
  • Bacteriology (060501)
  • Medical and Health Sciences (119999)
  • Environmental and Occupational Health and Safety (111705)
  • Psychiatry (incl. Psychotherapy) (110319)
  • Education (139999)
  • Cancer Therapy (excl. Chemotherapy and Radiation Therapy) (111204)
  • Epidemiology (111706)
  • Allergy (110701)
  • Residential Client Care (111718)
  • Stochastic Analysis and Modelling (010406)
  • Continuing and Community Education (130101)
  • Neurosciences (110999)
  • Dental Materials and Equipment (110501)
  • Cellular Nervous System (110902)
  • Immunology (110799)
  • Paediatrics (111403)
  • Health Policy (160508)
  • Medical Infection Agents (incl. Prions) (110802)
  • Neurology and Neuromuscular Diseases (110904)
  • Microbial Genetics (060503)
  • Veterinary Parasitology (070708)
  • Tumour Immunology (110709)
  • Conservation and Biodiversity (050202)
  • Health Promotion (111712)
  • Aged Health Care (111702)
  • Host-Parasite Interactions (060307)
  • Population Ecology (060207)
  • Humoural Immunology and Immunochemistry (110705)
  • Medical Microbiology (110899)
  • Veterinary Epidemiology (070704)

Research Objectives

  • Health (929999)
  • Infectious Diseases (920109)
  • Dental Health (920402)
  • Disease Distribution and Transmission (incl. Surveillance and Response) (920404)
  • Nutrition (920411)
  • Behaviour and Health (920401)
  • Flora, Fauna and Biodiversity at Regional or Larger Scales (960805)
  • Public Health (excl. Specific Population Health) (920499)
  • Respiratory System and Diseases (incl. Asthma) (920115)
  • Health Inequalities (920206)
  • Education and Training Systems Policies and Development (930501)
  • Learner and Learning Processes (930102)
  • Veterinary Biological Preventatives (e.g. Vaccines) (860901)
  • Health Related to Ageing (920502)
  • Expanding Knowledge in the Environmental Sciences (970105)
  • Palliative Care (920211)
  • Preventive Medicine (920412)
  • Immune System and Allergy (920108)
  • Expanding Knowledge in the Biological Sciences (970106)
  • Food Safety (920406)
  • Mental Health Services (920209)
  • Occupational Health (920505)
  • Radio and Television Broadcasting (890405)
  • Health Related to Specific Ethnic Groups (920503)
  • Coastal and Estuarine Flora, Fauna and Biodiversity (960802)
  • Health and Support Services (920299)
  • Syllabus and Curriculum Development (930302)
  • Oro-Dental Disorders (920113)
  • Environmental Health (920405)
  • Social Structure and Health (920413)
  • Veterinary Pharmaceutical Products (860999)
  • Education and Training Theory and Methodology (939902)
  • Education and Training Systems (930599)
  • Endocrine Organs and Diseases (excl. Diabetes) (920106)
  • Assessment and Evaluation of Curriculum (930301)
  • Flora, Fauna and Biodiversity of environments (960899)
  • Ecosystem Assessment and Management of Coastal and Estuarine Environments (960503)
  • Health Education and Promotion (920205)
  • Nursing (920210)
  • Control of Plant Pests, Diseases and Exotic Species in Coastal and Estuarine Environments (960412)
  • Diagnostic Methods (920203)
  • Crop Protection Chemicals (860703)
  • Cancer and Related Disorders (920102)
  • Veterinary Pharmaceutical Treatments (e.g. Antibiotics) (860903)
  • Human Pharmaceutical Treatments (e.g. Antibiotics) (860803)
  • Evaluation of Health Outcomes (920204)
  • Inherited Diseases (incl. Gene Therapy) (920110)

Publications

Total publications

94

Journal Article

(43 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2018Crocombe LA, Allen P, Bettiol S, Babo Soares LF, 'Parental Education Level and Dental Caries in School Children Living in Dili, Timor-Leste', Asia-Pacific journal of public health pp. 1-9. ISSN 1010-5395 (2018) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1177/1010539517753875 [eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: Crocombe LA; Allen P

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2018Khan S, Barrington G, Bettiol S, Barnett T, Crocombe L, 'Is overweight/obesity a risk factor for periodontitis in young adults and adolescents?: a systematic review', Obesity Reviews pp. 1-32. ISSN 1467-7881 (2018) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1111/obr.12668 [eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: Khan S; Barnett T; Crocombe L

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2018Yee KC, Bettiol S, Macintyre K, Wong MC, Nohr C, 'How Can Information and Communication Technology Improve Healthcare Inequalities and Healthcare Inequity? The Concept of Context Driven Care', Studies in Health Technology and Informatics, 247 pp. 591-595. ISSN 0926-9630 (2018) [Refereed Article]

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Co-authors: Yee KC; Macintyre K; Wong MC

2017Harris K, Bettiol S, 'Exposure to suicidal behaviors: A common suicide risk factor or a personal negative life event?', International Journal of Social Psychiatry, 63, (1) pp. 70-77. ISSN 0020-7640 (2017) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1177/0020764016682361 [eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: Harris K

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2017Nagpal N, Bettiol SS, Isham A, Hoang H, Crocombe LA, 'A review of mercury exposure and health of dental personnel', Safety and Health at Work, 8, (1) pp. 1-10. ISSN 2093-7911 (2017) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.shaw.2016.05.007 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 2Web of Science - 4

Co-authors: Isham A; Hoang H; Crocombe LA

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2017Waddingham S, Shaw K, Van Dam P, Bettiol S, 'What motivates their food choice? children are key informants', Appetite, 120 pp. 514-522. ISSN 0195-6663 (2017) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.appet.2017.09.029 [eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: Waddingham S; Van Dam P

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2017Botchway S, Bettiol SS, van Schalkwyk M, Flodgren G, Hoang U, 'Films for public health: developing the evidence base for films to support public health goals', Perspectives in Public Health, 137, (5) pp. 260-261. ISSN 1757-9139 (2017) [Contribution to Refereed Journal]

DOI: 10.1177/1757913917720153 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 1Web of Science - 1

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2017Koolhof IS, Bettiol S, Carver S, 'Fine-temporal forecasting of outbreak probability and severity: Ross River virus in Western Australia', Epidemiology and Infection, 145, (14) pp. 2949-2960. ISSN 0950-2688 (2017) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1017/S095026881700190X [eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: Koolhof IS; Carver S

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2016Babo Soares LF, Allen PL, Kingi J, Roberts-Thomson K, Bettiol S, et al., 'Changes in the oral health of the children of Dili, Timor Leste, between 2002 and 2014', Rural and Remote Health, 16, (4) Article 3853. ISSN 1445-6354 (2016) [Refereed Article]

PMID: 27865212 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 1Web of Science - 1

Co-authors: Allen PL; Kingi J; Crocombe L

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2016Babo Soares LF, Bettiol SS, Dalla-Fontana IJ, Allen P, Crocombe LA, 'Opportunities in oral health policy for Timor-Leste', WHO South-East Asia Journal of Public Health, 5, (2) pp. 164-173. ISSN 2224-3151 (2016) [Refereed Article]

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Co-authors: Allen P; Crocombe LA

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2016Brown GK, Tovar C, Cooray AA, Kreiss A, Darby J, et al., 'Mitogen activated Tasmanian devil blood mononuclear cells kill devil facial tumour disease cells', Immunology and Cell Biology, 94, (7) pp. 673-679. ISSN 0818-9641 (2016) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1038/icb.2016.38 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 6Web of Science - 5

Co-authors: Brown GK; Tovar C; Cooray AA; Kreiss A; Darby J; Lyons AB; Woods GM

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2016Babo Soares LF, Allen P, Bettiol S, Crocombe L, 'The association of socioeconomic status and dental caries experience in children in Dili, Timor-Leste', Asia-Pacific journal of public health, 28, (7) pp. 620-628. ISSN 1010-5395 (2016) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1177/1010539516667783 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 1Web of Science - 1

Co-authors: Allen P; Crocombe L

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2016Isham A, Bettiol S, Hoang H, Crocombe L, 'A systematic literature review of the information-seeking behavior of dentists in developed countries', Journal Of Dental Education, 80, (5) pp. 569-577. ISSN 0022-0337 (2016) [Refereed Article]

PMID: 27139208 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 1Web of Science - 2

Co-authors: Isham A; Hoang H; Crocombe L

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2015Bettiol SS, Rose TC, Hughes CJ, Smith LA, 'Alcohol consumption and Parkinson's disease risk: a review of recent findings', Journal of Parkinson's Disease, 5 pp. 425-442. ISSN 1877-7171 (2015) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.3233/JPD-150533 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 9Web of Science - 8

Co-authors: Hughes CJ

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2015Hancock C, Bettiol S, Smith L, 'Socioeconomic variation in height: analysis of National Child Measurement Programme data for England', Archives of Disease in Childhood, 101 pp. 422-426. ISSN 0003-9888 (2015) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1136/archdischild-2015-308431 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 4Web of Science - 4

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2015Smith LA, Azariah F, Lavender VTC, Stoner NS, Bettiol S, 'Cannabinoids for nausea and vomiting in adults with cancer receiving chemotherapy (Review)', Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, (11) Article CD009464. ISSN 1469-493X (2015) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD009464.pub2 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 39Web of Science - 14

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2014Pinfold TL, Brown GK, Bettiol SS, Woods GM, 'Mouse Model of Devil Facial Tumour Disease Establishes That an Effective Immune Response Can be Generated Against the Cancer Cells', Frontiers in Immunology, 5 Article 251. ISSN 1664-3224 (2014) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.3389/fimmu.2014.00251 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 9Web of Science - 9

Co-authors: Pinfold TL; Brown GK; Woods GM

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2014Wang K, Bettiol S, Thompson MJ, Roberts NW, Perera R, et al., 'Symptomatic treatment of the cough in whooping cough', Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, (9) pp. 1-46. ISSN 1469-493X (2014) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD003257.pub5 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 12

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2012Bettiol S, Wang K, Thompson MJ, Roberts NW, Perera R, et al., 'Symptomatic treatment of the cough in whooping cough', Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, (5) Article CD003257. ISSN 1469-493X (2012) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD003257.pub4 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 18Web of Science - 3

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2010Anderson R, Roddam LF, Bettiol SS, Sanderson Kevin, Reid DW, 'Biosignificance of bacterial cyanogenesis in the CF lung', Journal of Cystic Fibrosis, 9, (3) pp. 158-164. ISSN 1569-1993 (2010) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.jcf.2009.12.003 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 17Web of Science - 17

Co-authors: Anderson R; Roddam LF; Sanderson Kevin; Reid DW

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2010Bettiol SS, Thompson MJ, Roberts NW, Perera R, Heneghan CJ, et al., 'Symptomatic treatment of the cough in whooping cough', Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, 2010, (1) ISSN 1469-493X (2010) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD003257.pub3 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 14Web of Science - 9

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2010White HJW, Bettiol SS, Perera R, Roberts NW, Javaid MK, et al., 'A systematic review assessing the effectiveness of interventions to improve persistence with anti-resorptive therapy in women at high risk of clinical fracture', Family Practice, 27, (6) pp. 593-603. ISSN 0263-2136 (2010) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1093/fampra/cmq060 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 9Web of Science - 8

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2008Stewart NJ, Bettiol SS, Kreiss A, Fox N, Woods GM, 'Mitogen-induced responses in lymphocytes from platypus, the Tasmanian devil and the eastern barred bandicoot', Australian Veterinary Journal, 86, (10) pp. 408-413. ISSN 0005-0423 (2008) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1111/j.1751-0813.2008.00349.x [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 6Web of Science - 5

Co-authors: Stewart NJ; Kreiss A; Woods GM

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2006Goold IL, Pearn A, Bettiol SS, Ballantyne A, 'Quality and safety of genetic testing in Australia and New Zealand: A review of the current regulatory framework', Australian Health Review, 3, (1) Article 13. ISSN 0156-5788 (2006) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1186/1743-8462-3-13 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 2

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2005Sehgal A, Bettiol SS, Pypaert M, Wenk MR, Kaasch A, et al., 'Peculiarities of host cholesterol transport to the unique intracellular vacuole containing Toxoplasma', Traffic, 6, (12) pp. 1125-1141. ISSN 1398-9219 (2005) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1111/j.1600-0854.2005.00348.x [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 36Web of Science - 29

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2004Bettiol SS, 'DNA immunization might offer protection against canine distemper virus (CDV)', Drug Discovery Today, 9, (20) pp. 900-901. ISSN 1359-6446 (2004) [Contribution to Refereed Journal]

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2004Bettiol SS, 'One dose of whole mycobacterial cell vaccine will protect if the right adjuvant is used', Drug Discovery Today, 9, (10) pp. 461. ISSN 1359-6446 (2004) [Contribution to Refereed Journal]

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2003Goldsmid JM, Bettiol SS, Sharples N, 'A preliminary study on travel health issues of medical students undertaking electives', Journal of Travel Medicine, 10, (3) pp. 160-163. ISSN 1195-1982 (2003) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.2310/7060.2003.35728 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 27Web of Science - 22

Co-authors: Goldsmid JM

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2002Bettiol SS, Goldsmid JM, 'Can you be prepared for all needle-stick injuries?', Australian Journal of Medical Science, 23, (2) pp. 66-67. ISSN 1038-1643 (2002) [Professional, Refereed Article]

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Co-authors: Goldsmid JM

2002Goldsmid JM, Bettiol SS, 'A probable case of subcutaneous dirofilariasis acquired in Zimbabwe', Annals of the ACTM, 3 pp. 16. ISSN 1448-4706 (2002) [Professional, Refereed Article]

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Co-authors: Goldsmid JM

2000Bettiol SS, Goldsmid JM, 'A case of probable imported Moniliformis moniliformis infection in Tasmania', Journal of Travel Medicine, 7, (6) pp. 336-337. ISSN 1195-1982 (2000) [Contribution to Refereed Journal]

DOI: 10.2310/7060.2000.00090 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 1Web of Science - 2

Co-authors: Goldsmid JM

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2000Bettiol SS, Obendorf DL, Nowarkowski M, Goldsmid JM, 'Pathology of Experimental Toxoplasmosis in Eastern Barred Bandicoots in Tasmania', Journal of Wildlife Diseases, 36, (1) pp. 141-144. ISSN 0090-3558 (2000) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.7589/0090-3558-36.1.141 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 20Web of Science - 14

Co-authors: Obendorf DL; Nowarkowski M; Goldsmid JM

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2000Bettiol SS, Obendorf DL, Nowarkowski M, Milstein TC, Goldsmid JM, 'Earthworms as Paratenic Hosts of Toxoplasmosis in Eastern Barred Bandicoots', Journal of Wildlife Diseases, 36, (1) pp. 145-148. ISSN 0090-3558 (2000) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.7589/0090-3558-36.1.145 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 7Web of Science - 7

Co-authors: Obendorf DL; Nowarkowski M; Goldsmid JM

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1998Beechey JS, Bettiol SS, Davies N, Milstein TC, Goldsmid JM, 'Epidemiology of Giardiasis in Tasmania: A potential risk to residents and visitors', Journal of Travel Medicine, 5, (3) pp. 127-130. ISSN 1195-1982 (1998) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1111/j.1708-8305.1998.tb00485.x [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 11Web of Science - 11

Co-authors: Beechey JS; Goldsmid JM

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1998Bettiol SS, Jakes KA, Le DD, Goldsmid JM, Hocking G, 'First record of trypanosomes in Tasmanian bandicoots', Journal of Parasitology, 84, (3) pp. 538-541. ISSN 0022-3395 (1998) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.2307/3284719 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 15Web of Science - 12

Co-authors: Goldsmid JM

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1997Bettiol SS, Beechey JS, Davies NJ, Goldsmid JM, 'Giardiasis in Native Marsupials of Tasmania', Journal of Wildlife Disease, 33, (2) pp. 352-354. ISSN 0090-3558 (1997) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.7589/0090-3558-33.2.352 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 11Web of Science - 10

Co-authors: Beechey JS; Goldsmid JM

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1997Bettiol SS, Obendorf D, 'Cats and toxoplasmosis', Invertebrata, Nov, (9) pp. 4-4. (1997) [Professional, Non Refereed Article]

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1997Bettiol SS, Obendorf DL, 'Cats and toxoplasmosis', Invertebrata, (9) (1997) [Professional, Non Refereed Article]

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Co-authors: Obendorf DL

1997Manandhar R, Bettiol SS, Bettelheim KA, Goldsmid JM, 'Isolation of a verotoxigenic Escherichia coli from the Tasmanian environment', Comparative Immunology, Microbiology and Infectious Diseases, 20, (3) pp. 271-279. ISSN 0147-9571 (1997) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/S0147-9571(96)00033-1 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 11Web of Science - 11

Co-authors: Goldsmid JM

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1996Bettiol SS, Goldsmid JM, Le DD, Driessen M, 'The first record of a member of the genus Hepatozoon in the Eastern Barred Bandicoot (Perameles gunnii) in Tasmania', Journal of Parasitology, 82, (5) pp. 829-830. ISSN 0022-3395 (1996) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.2307/3283898 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 8Web of Science - 7

Co-authors: Goldsmid JM

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1995Manandhar R, Bettiol SS, Goldsmid JM, Ott K, 'First report of the isolation of Escherichia coli 0157:H- in Tasmania', Australian Journal of Medical Science, 16, (1) pp. 39-40. ISSN 1038-1643 (1995) [Non Refereed Article]

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Citations: Scopus - 2

Co-authors: Goldsmid JM

1994Bettiol SS, Radcliff FJ, Hunt ALC, Goldsmid JM, 'Bacterial flora of Tasmanian SIDS infants with special reference to pathogenic strains of Escherichia coli', Epidemiology and Infection, 112, (2) pp. 275-84. ISSN 0950-2688 (1994) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1017/S095026880005768X [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 32Web of Science - 31

Co-authors: Goldsmid JM

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1993Bettiol SS, Hunt ALC, Goldsmid JM, 'The Clinical Significance of Escherichia Coli Alkalescensdispar in Tasmania', IMAJ, 29, (12) pp. 777-82. ISSN 1565-1088 (1993) [Refereed Article]

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Co-authors: Goldsmid JM

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Chapter in Book

(2 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2003Goldsmid JM, Speare R, Bettiol SS, 'The Parasitology of Foods', Foodborne Microorganisms of Public Health Significance, AIFST (NSW) Food Microbiology Group, Hocking, AD (ed), Australia, pp. 703-722. ISBN 0957890710 (2003) [Revised Book Chapter]

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Co-authors: Goldsmid JM; Speare R

2002Goldsmid JM, Bettiol SS, 'Health Advice for Medical Student Electives', Primer of Travel Medicine. 3rd Ed., Australasian College of Tropical Medicine Publications, Leggat, P & Goldsmid, JM (ed), Australia, pp. 120-127. ISBN 0957871759 (2002) [Revised Book Chapter]

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Co-authors: Goldsmid JM

Conference Publication

(40 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2018Hughes RM, Nash R, Bettiol SS, Macintyre K, Ayton JE, et al., 'A framework for mapping public health learning exposures and competency alignment in undergraduate medical education', CAPHIA Teaching & Learning Forum, 17 April 2018, Auckland (2018) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Hughes RM; Nash R; Macintyre K; Ayton JE; Cooling NB; Presser J

2018Khadka S, Bettiol S, King A, Goldberg LR, McCammon SA, et al., 'Comparison of DNA Extraction and Quantification Methods to Estimate Bacterial Load in Oral Cavity', Molecular Microbiology Meeting 2018, 11-12 April 2018, Sydney (2018) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: King A; Goldberg LR; McCammon SA; Crocombe LA

2018Waddingham SL, Van Dam PJ, Shaw K, Murray L, Bettiol S, 'Making healthy food desirable to children; a theoretical model', Public Health Prevention Conference, 2-4 May 2018, Sydney (2018) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Waddingham SL; Van Dam PJ; Shaw K; Murray L

2018Waddingham SL, Van Dam PJ, Shaw K, Murray LJ, Bettiol SS, 'Making healthy food desirable; perspectives from children', Public Health Association Australia Prevention Conference, 2-4 May, Sydney (2018) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Waddingham SL; Van Dam PJ; Shaw K; Murray LJ

2018Waddingham SL, Van Dam PJ, Shaw K, Murray LJ, Bettiol SS, 'Making healthy food desirable; perspectives from children', Dietitians Association of Australia 35th national conference, 17-19 May 2018, Sydney (2018) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Waddingham SL; Van Dam PJ; Shaw K; Murray LJ

2018Morgan M, Bettiol S, Davidson S, 'Teaching Systems Thinking for Public Health', Public Health Prevention Conference, 2 - 4 May 2018, Sydney (2018) [Conference Extract]

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2017Khan S, Barrington G, Bettiol SS, Kent K, Barnett T, et al., 'Is sugar consumption an associative factor for obesity and periodontitis in Australian adults?', 2017 International Association for Dental Research conference, 25 - 27 September 2017, Adelaide (2017) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Khan S; Kent K; Barnett T; Crocombe LA

2017Khan S, Bettiol S, Barnett T, Crocombe L, 'Overweight/obesity is a risk factor for periodontitis in young adults and adolescents: a systematic review', 15th World Congress of Public Health, 2-7 April 2017, Melbourne (2017) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Khan S; Barnett T; Crocombe L

2017Khan S, Barrington G, Bettiol SS, Barnett T, Crocombe LA, 'Overweight/obesity is a risk factor for periodontitis in young adults and adolescents: a systematic review', World Congress on Public Health, 3 April, 2017, Melbourne, Australia (2017) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Khan S; Barnett T; Crocombe LA

2017Nash RE, Macintyre K, Bettiol SS, Quinn WJ, Murray LJ, et al., 'Six Rights to a Masters in Public Health Curriculum Redesign', CAPHIA 2017 Public Health Teaching & Learning Forum, 20-21 July 2017, Sydney (2017) [Keynote Presentation]

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Co-authors: Nash RE; Macintyre K; Quinn WJ; Murray LJ; Pearson S; Vandenberg M; Yee KC; Mauldon E; Van Dam PJ; O'Reilly JB; Griffin P; Hart EE

2017Khan S, Crocombe LA, Bettiol SS, Barnett T, 'Chronic Periodontitis: the hidden pandemic?', 3 minute thesis presentation, Hobart, Tasmania (2017) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Khan S; Crocombe LA; Barnett T

2016Crocombe LA, Babo Soares L, Bettiol SS, Dalla-Fontana IJ, Allen PL, 'Oral health policy opportunities for Timor-Leste', 2016 Primary Health Care Research Conference, 8-9 June, 2016, Canberra, Australia (2016) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Crocombe LA; Allen PL

2016Goldsmid JM, Bettiol SS, 'The Times are a'changin : Tropical Medicine - going global', Australasian College of Tropical Medicine 25th Anniversary Roadshow, October 25, 2016, Hobart, Tasmania (2016) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Goldsmid JM

2016Koolhof IS, Bettiol SS, Carver SS, 'Predictive forecasting of Ross River virus outbreaks and their relative severity in Western Australia', 12th Symposium of the Mosquito Control Association of Australia and Arbovirus Research in Australia, 4-9 September, 2016, Surfers Paradise, Queensland (2016) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Koolhof IS; Carver SS

2016Koolhof IS, Carver SS, Bettiol SS, Murray LJ, 'The disconnect': Public and professional perceptions on mosquito management and vector-borne diseases', Environmental Health Australia 41st National Conference, 31 October - 3 November, 2016, Hobart, Tasmania (2016) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Koolhof IS; Carver SS; Murray LJ

2016Waddingham SL, Shaw K, Murray L, Bettiol S, 'Why do children make the food choices they do? A participatory action research study', Dietitians Association of Australia 33rd National Conference, 19-21 May 2016, Melbourne. Nutrition and Dietetics 73(S1):50 ISSN 1747-0080 (2016) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Waddingham SL; Murray L

2015Bettiol SS, Hoang U, Botchway S, 'Public Health Film Festivals - Lessons Learned', Population Health Congress 2015, 6-9 September, 2015, Hobart, Tasmania (2015) [Conference Extract]

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2015Isham A, Bettiol SS, Hoang Ha, Crocombe LA, 'Information-seeking behaviours of dentists: a systematic review', Population Health Congress, 6-9 September, 2015, Hobart, Tasmania (2015) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Isham A; Hoang Ha; Crocombe LA

2015Macintyre K, Bettiol SS, Murray LJ, Pearson S, O'Reilly JB, 'The evolution of the Master of Public Health at the University of Tasmania', Council Of Academic Public Health Institutions Australia CAPHIA Teaching And Learning Forum, 10-11 September, 2015, Melbourne, Australia (2015) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Macintyre K; Murray LJ; Pearson S; O'Reilly JB

2015Natasha N, Isham A, Crocombe LA, Bettiol SS, 'Mercury Exposure and Health of Dental Personnel', Population Health Congress 2015, 6-9 September, 2015, Hobart, Tasmania (2015) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Isham A; Crocombe LA

2015Pinfold T, Brown Gabriella, Patchett AL, Tovar CD, Bettiol SS, et al., 'Curse of the Devil: Devil Facial Tumour Disease', Australasian Cytometry Society 38th Annual Scientific Meeting, October 11-14, 2015, Perth, Australia (2015) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Pinfold T; Brown Gabriella; Patchett AL; Tovar CD; Woods GM

2015Waddingham SL, Shaw KAM, Stevens SC, Bettiol SS, Macintyre K, 'Children want hot food on cold days; how to investigate what influences children's food choice', Population Health Congress 2015, 6-9 September, 2015, Hobart, Tasmania (2015) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Waddingham SL; Shaw KAM; Stevens SC; Macintyre K

2013Goldsmid JM, Bettiol SS, ''Hydatid eradication' in Tasmania - a triumph for public health', Public Health Association Australia, Free public lecture, 15 October, 2013, Hobart, Tasmania (2013) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Goldsmid JM

2013McIntyre K, Bettiol SS, Stevens S, 'Developing and Implementing Public Health Education in Tasmania', CAPHIA Teaching and Learning Forum, 19-20 September, 2013, Melbourne, Australia (2013) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: McIntyre K; Stevens S

2013McIntyre K, Stevens S, Bettiol SS, Murray LJ, 'Public Health Education in Tasmania', Training, Department of Health and human Services Tasmania, 23 November, 2013, Hobart, Tasmania (2013) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: McIntyre K; Stevens S; Murray LJ

2013Stevens S, Bettiol SS, Macintyre K, 'Tackling health disparities through intersectoral collaboration: what works and what doesn't and what we might do in Tasmania', Determinants of Health Advocacy Network Our Health - Who decides? Forum, 27-28 November, 2013, Hobart, Tasmania (2013) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Stevens S; Macintyre K

2013Goldsmid JM, Bettiol SS, 'Plagues - Black, Red, and Rainbow', Annual ACTM/ASM Public Lecture Tasmanian Branch, 31 October, 2013, Hobart, Tasmania (2013) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Goldsmid JM

2011Bettiol SS, 'The Next Generation: Public Health at Oxford Brookes University', Public Health Careers for the 21st Century, Oxford Deanery, 20 September, 2011, Oxford (2011) [Conference Extract]

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2011Jin FM, Narkowicz CK, Bradbury RS, Bettiol SS, Mortia Y, et al., 'Ranunculin the antibacterial constituent in Clematis aristata, and its mode of action', Proceedings of APSA, 11 - 14 Dec, Adelaide (2011) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Jin FM; Narkowicz CK; Bradbury RS; Jacobson GA

2008Goldsmid JM, Bettiol SS, Bradbury RS, 'Psocids - A cause of delusional parasitosis?', Australian Society for Microbiology National Scientific Meeting, Melbourne (2008) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Goldsmid JM; Bradbury RS

2007Bettiol SS, Ragg SJ, Woods GM, 'Catering to Student Demand: Bridging the Gap between Academics and Practicing Health Professionals', Improving University Teaching, Jaen, Spain (2007) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Ragg SJ; Woods GM

2001Goldsmid JM, Bettiol SS, '2001 Topical science oddities: Zoonotic helminthiases from Tasmania', Australasian College of Tropical Medicine, June 2001, Yeppon (2001) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Goldsmid JM

2000Bettiol SS, Goldsmid JM, 'Protozoan Infections of Marsupials in Tasmania', Australasian College of Tropcal Medicine, 23-26 June 2000, Noosa, Queensland, pp. 80. ISSN 1324-7352 (2000) [Conference Edited]

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Co-authors: Goldsmid JM

2000Sharples N, Goldsmid JM, Bettiol SS, 'Health Problems Associated with Electives for Medical Students', Australasian College of Tropcal Medicine, 23-26 June 2000, Noosa, Queensland, pp. 25. ISSN 1324-7352 (2000) [Conference Edited]

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Co-authors: Goldsmid JM

1999Bettiol SS, Goldsmid JM, 'Protozoan infections of marsupials in Tasmania', 26th World Veterinary Congress WSA, 23-26/9/1999, Lyon, France, pp. cd-rom. (1999) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Goldsmid JM

1999Bettiol SS, Goldsmid JM, 'Toxoplasmosis in Tasmania', The Australasian College of Tropical Medicine, 17-21/4/1999, Cairns, Queensland (1999) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Goldsmid JM

1998Bettiol SS, 'Molecular biology 3 : epidemiology', Microbiology, 27 Septemebr - 2 October, Hobart, Tasmania, pp. 71. (1998) [Chair National Conference]

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1997Bettiol SS, Goldsmid JM, 'Protozoon infections of Tasmanian marsupials', 10th International Congress of Protozoology, Sydney, Australia, pp. 50. (1997) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Goldsmid JM

1997Bettiol SS, Goldsmid JM, Beechey JS, Davies N, Paget S, et al., 'Giardia infections of Tasmanian marsupials', Australasian Section, Wildlife Disease Association, Flinders Island (1997) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Goldsmid JM; Beechey JS

1997Goldsmid JM, Beechey JS, Bettiol SS, Davies N, Paget SM, et al., 'The clinical significance and epidemiology of Giardiasis in Tasmania', New images in Tropical Medicine - Australasian College of Tropical Medicine, Townsville, pp. 26. (1997) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Goldsmid JM; Beechey JS

Thesis

(1 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2000Bettiol SS, 'Diseases of the Eastern Barred Bandicoot (Perameles gunnii) with Special Reference to Toxoplasmosis and the Marsupial Immune System' (2000) [PhD]

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Other Public Output

(8 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2018Khan S, Bettiol S, Barnett T, Crocombe L, 'Social Determinants: Common Risk Factors for Chronic Periodontitis and Systemic Diseases', University of Tasmania, Australia, pp. 1-5. (2018) [Government or Industry Research]

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Co-authors: Khan S; Barnett T; Crocombe L

2016Vandenberg M, Bettiol SS, Macintyre K, 'Talking Point: Public health focus needed for Tasmania', The Mercury, online, 21 October, 2016 (2016) [Newspaper Article]

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Co-authors: Vandenberg M; Macintyre K

2016Vandenberg M, Reynolds A, Towle NJ, Macintyre K, Bettiol SS, et al., 'Talking Point: State's health policy fails by blaming the sick for their illness', The Mercury, online, 29 August, 2016 (2016) [Newspaper Article]

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Co-authors: Vandenberg M; Reynolds A; Towle NJ; Macintyre K; Towle MN

2015Bettiol SS, 'Research On Link Between Parkinson's Disease Risk And Alcohol Consumption Remains Inconclusive', Medical Daily, online, 12 November, 2015 (2015) [Magazine Article]

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2015Bettiol SS, 'Does Alcohol Consumption Affect the Risk for Parkinson's Disease? Survey of the Literature Finds Little Consensus, Reports the Journal of Parkinson's Disease', IOS Press, online, 10 November, 2015 (2015) [Magazine Article]

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2014Goldsmid JM, Bettiol SS, 'A colourful history of plagues and some of the more notable victims of plagues', 2nd Annual ACTM/ASM (Tasmanian Branch) Halloween Lecture (2014) [Report Other]

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Co-authors: Goldsmid JM

2014Pinfold T, Woods GM, Bettiol SS, Brown Gabriella, 'The Devil's Details', The Scientist, online, 1 November, 2014 (2014) [Magazine Article]

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Co-authors: Pinfold T; Woods GM; Brown Gabriella

2013Goldsmid JM, Bettiol SS, 'Hydatid eradication in Tasmania - a triumph for Public Health', Tasmanian Public Health Success Stories (series), Public Health Association Tasmanian Branch UTAS, Tasmania (2013) [Report Other]

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Co-authors: Goldsmid JM

Grants & Funding

Funding Summary

Number of grants

8

Total funding

$312,475

Projects

Improving the Oral Health of Tasmanians in Residential Aged Care (2017)$28,336
Description
This project seeks to improve and maintain the oral health of people who move into residential aged care by providing an objective way to document they are receiving effective oral care. The project is a staff initiative. It is the result of a suggestion by staff at the Fred French and Peace Haven Homes of Masonic Care Tasmania, Inc. during their participation in a current federally-funded initiative with researchers at the University of Tasmania. The specific aim of the funded project is to decrease cases of aspiration pneumonia through testing the effectiveness of a new model of oral health care. Staff have suggested the value of adding an objective way to obtain and regularly analyse oral bacteria and this is the focus of the project we are presenting to the TCF.Residents in aged care are particularly vulnerable to aspiration pneumonia. This type of pneumonia is directly related to poor oral health. Poor oral health alters the type of bacteria growing in the mouth and throat. If residents have a swallowing problem (dysphagia), they are more likely to aspirate material into their lungs. If residents with dysphagia have poor oral health, they aspirate pathogenic bacteria and this greatly increases the likelihood of aspiration pneumonia, resulting in unplanned hospitalisations and death. In Australia, the cost burden of this acquired pneumonia has been estimated at more than $500 million each year. The funded model being evaluated has three essential components: (i)Increase staff knowledge with the support of a Community of Practice including residents, healthcare professionals, community members, residential community leaders, legislators (to bridge the practice-policy divide), and on-site supervised dental/oral health therapy, nursing, and medical students,(ii)Provide daily evidence-based oral care a 3-month period of 2-minutes of teeth cleaning after meals using timed electric or regular toothbrushes, or daily denture care. For residents who cannot adjust to the electric toothbrushes, staff are developing 2-minute strategies for using regular toothbrushes, e.g., brushing to a series of enjoyed and resident selected 2-minute recorded songs,(iii)Monitor compliance from their ongoing experience, staff have suggested the potential advantages of the proposed objective and regular analysis of oral bacteria.Increasing and maintaining residents oral health will decrease the load of pathogenic oral bacteria and thus decrease residents risk for developing aspiration pneumonia. Understanding the type of pathogenic oral bacteria that are associated with aspiration pneumonia and ill health will further support staff to provide daily oral care. Bacteria will be gathered from non-invasive swabs of tissue from residents gum, hard palate, cheek, and tongue. Results of these regular analyses will reinforce how effective oral care can reduce the clinical indications of aspiration pneumonia and ill health and the personal and economic consequences of unplanned transfers or admissions to hospital. This cost-effective model can then be easily implemented in any residential aged care community.
Funding
Tasmanian Community Fund ($28,336)
Scheme
Grant
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Goldberg LR; Crocombe LA; Bettiol SS; King AE; Legge S
Year
2017
Detection of activated Tasmanian devil cytotoxic lymphocytes by a rapid RNA detection assay (2016)$34,999
Description
Monitoring the immune response of vaccinated Tasmanian devils requires analysis of cell mediated immunity .The current assays we use demonstrate killing of DFTD cells but fail to reveal cytotoxic cell activation and themeans of cell death. We plan incorporate a new assay that employs fluorescent in situ hybridisation andbranched DNA amplification technique for simultaneous measurement of RNA transcripts in single cells usingflow cytometry. The advantages of the proposed assay is that it provides a rapid and biologically relevantanalysis of fresh blood samples taken from Tasmanian devils and measures the activity level of these cellsequivalent to when they were in circulation. This will determine if cytotoxic cells are activated to induce targetcell death. We will be able to analyse key gene expression markers for activation such as IFN-gamma andLAMP-I.
Funding
University of Tasmania Foundation Inc ($34,999)
Scheme
Grant-Dr Eric Guiler Tasmanian Devil Research Gran
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Pinfold T; Bettiol SS; Woods GM; Lyons AB
Year
2016
Up-regulating MHC expression of DFTD cells in vivo by treating established tumours with imiquimod (2015)$28,000
Description
DFTD cells avoid immune recognition and destruction because they turn off important genes. Recent research discovered that imiquimod, a drug used to treat skin cancer, can turn on these genes. This project will determine if imiquimod makes DFTD cells visible to the Tasmanian devil's immune system, thereby inducing an immune response.
Funding
University of Tasmania Foundation Inc ($28,000)
Scheme
Grant-Dr Eric Guiler Tasmanian Devil Research Gran
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Pinfold T; Bettiol SS; Woods GM
Year
2015
Activation of innate immune cells to promote a protective immune response against devil facial tumour cells in murine model of DFTD (2013)$35,000
Description
This project will determine if stimulants of the innate immune system can protect against DFTD. Consequently it will assist in the development of a vaccine. Due to the limited availability of Tasmanian devils for vaccine research, the research will utilise a mouse model of DFTD.
Funding
University of Tasmania Foundation Inc ($35,000)
Scheme
Grant-Dr Eric Guiler Tasmanian Devil Research Gran
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Woods GM; Bettiol SS; Pinfold T
Year
2013
Novel Biologically Active Fungal Metabolites from Endophytes of Tasmanian Plants (2012)$5,000
Funding
University of Tasmania ($5,000)
Scheme
Grant-Research Enhancement (REGS)
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Narkowicz CK; Bettiol SS
Year
2012
Do mediators produced by the bacterium Pseudomonas aeruginosa prevent the immune system from 'switching off' in cystic fibrosis sufferers? (2008)$8,164
Funding
Royal Hobart Hospital Research Foundation ($8,164)
Scheme
Grant-Starter
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Stewart NJ; Bettiol SS; Reid DW
Year
2008
Neutrophil function in patients with cystic fibrosis (2007)$12,150
Funding
Royal Hobart Hospital Research Foundation ($12,150)
Scheme
Grant-Research
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Bettiol SS; Sanderson K; Reid DW
Year
2007
Evaluation of Abalone Haemocyanin and Blood Extracts on the Immune Response and other related health parameters (2006 - 2007)$160,826
Funding
Associate Professor Greg Woods ($160,826)
Scheme
Contract Research
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Woods GM; Bettiol SS; Carroll V
Period
2006 - 2007

Research Supervision

Current

4

Completed

4

Current

DegreeTitleCommenced
PhDMaking Healthy Choices Easy Choices Taking Tasmanian Primary School Children on Their Own Food Journey2014
PhDPrevalence and Risk Factors of Periodontal Disease and Oral Health in Rural Population2016
PhDIdentification of Type and Load of Oral Microorganisms Associated with the Clinical Signs of Aspiration Pneumonia and Ill Health in People Living in Residential Aged Care2016
PhDEcology and Control of Vector-borne Disease Dynamics Across Australia2017

Completed

DegreeTitleCompleted
PhDThe Oral Health of Children in the District of Dili, Timor-Leste
Candidate: Lucio Frederico Babo Soares
2017
PhDDevil Face Tumour Disease: In vivo studies in mice
Candidate: Terry Lee Pinfold
2014
PhDManipulating the Immune Response of Tasmanian Devils to Target Devil Facial Tumour Disease
Candidate: Gabriella Kathleen Brown
2013
PhDThe Immune Responses of the Tasmanian Devil (Sarchphilus harrissi) and the Devil Facial Tumour Disease
Candidate: Alexandre Kreiss
2009