DR Samantha Byrne

DR Samantha Byrne

Positions

Overview

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  • Samantha Byrne is a lecturer in Oral Biology at the Melbourne Dental School. Samantha has been awarded multiple times for her teaching of Oral Microbiology to Doctor of Dental Surgery and Bachelor of Oral Health students. She has a keen interest in learning and teaching, particularly the incorporation of practices which enhance student engagement and active learning. Samantha completed her PhD in 2006 where she explored the microbial composition of dental plaque associated with periodontal disease progression. She maintains a research interest in the microbial aetiology of chronic periodontitis and dental caries and is currently supervising one BOH Honors student.   

Publications

Selected publications

Research

Awards

Education and training

  • GCUT, University of Melbourne 2008
  • PhD, University of Melbourne 2006
  • BDSc, The University of Queensland 1996

Awards and honors

  • WM and AV Eggleston Trust Excellence in Teaching Award, Melbourne Dental School, The University of Melbourne, 2014
  • IJ Marks and TC Adamson Prize for the most significant contribution to the advancement of dental education, Melbourne Dental School, The University of Melbourne, 2011
  • IADR-ANZ Division Colgate Award in Oral Biology, International Association for Dental Research ANZ division, 2010
  • IADR/Unilever Hatton Award Senior (student) category, clinical research, International Association for Dental Research, 2006

Supervision

Available for supervision

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