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ADDRESSING GLOBAL INEQUALITIES

About this working group

As four dental schools across four continents partnering for global oral health, we are committed to building understanding of and action on addressing Global inequalities.
Collaboration, excellence and transformation will shape our partnership.

 

WORKING GROUP MISSION

Building a community | Addressing inequalities | Shaping policy and action.

Building a community of present and future educators, researchers, clinical academics and practitioners that seek to understand and address inequalities through the DentAlliance partnership to shape policy and action.

 

GOAL 1 BUILDING AN EXTERNAL PRESENCE THROUGH WIDER RELATIONSHIPS AND OUR WEBSITE.

  • DentAlliance Webinars

  • Global Oral Health Inequalities (GOHIRN) Webinars and Symposia

  • IADR Symposia

GOAL 2 TO CONSIDER THE TOPIC OF INEQUALITIES IN THE UNDERGRADUATE DENTAL CURRICULUM.

  • Student photographic project on inequalities

  • Mapping of curricula

  • Gaining student views on curricula

  • Staff engagement to reflect on programmes and learning

  • Co-producing of creative innovation in education

GOAL 3 TO DESCRIBE CURRENT PROVISION OF ORAL HEALTHCARE FOR DISABLED PEOPLE/PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES ACROSS COUNTRIES.

  • Conceptualisation and definitions of disability adopted across the four countries

  • Access to oral healthcare for and oral health status of disabled people /people with disabilities in Australia, the UK, Singapore and the USA

GOAL 4 DENTALLIANCE RESEARCH MAPPING.

  • Mapping research activities (people, projects, papers) and policy impact in relation to inequalities

  • Partnership creativity in research grants, research projects and solutions

 

UNDERLYING PRINCIPLES

  • Ensure equitable access to meetings through using recordings (to be available externally/internally as appropriate).

  • Voice of students and people with disability included in the process and informing action etc.

  • Partnership working and learning across all 4 institutions; and IADR/GOHIRN.

  • Co-production of solutions where possible, being transparent about limitations when not.

 
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PROFESSOR JENNIFER GALLAGHER

King's College London
(Dean for International Affairs, Faculty of Dentistry, Oral & Craniofacial Sciences)

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ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR WONG MUN LOKE

National University of Singapore
(Vice Dean Academic Affairs)

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ANKUR SINGH

University of Melbourne
(Coordinator M.Sc. (Epidemiology) and Epidemiology 1
Centre for Epidemiology & Biostatistics)

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DR. JANE A. WEINTRAUB

University of North Carolina
(Rozier Douglass Distinguished Professor)

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ROISIN MCGRATH

University of Melbourne
(Director of the Bachelor of Oral Health Programme)

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DR SASHA SCAMBLER

King's College London
(Reader in Sociology, Faculty of Dentistry, Oral & Craniofacial Sciences)