IADR ANZ Executive
Professor Paul Cooper
BSc (Hons), PhD
Paul Cooper is Dean of the Faculty of Dentistry at the University of Otago in New Zealand. Paul was appointed the John Arnaud Bell Professor of Oral Biology in 2019 at the University of Otago and previously, he worked at the School of Dentistry, University of Birmingham, UK (2000-2019), where he was the Director of Research and Deputy Head of School. Paul has published over 180 full peer-reviewed papers in several areas of dental research with particular interest in pulp biology. In 2010, Paul was awarded the IADR Distinguished Scientist Young Investigator Award. He is currently the President of the Pulp Biology and Regeneration Group of IADR and has also served as the Mineralized Tissue Group (MINTIG) Chair for the British Society for Oral and Dental Research (BSODR) and as a counselor on the BSODR Management Committee.
Professor Alastair Sloan
Alastair Sloan is Head of School at the Melbourne Dental School, Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences and is Professor of Tissue Engineering and Dental Biology. Previously he worked at the School of Dentistry, Cardiff University, UK where he was Head of School from 2017-2020. Prior to this he was Director of the Cardiff Institute for Tissue Engineering & Repair (CITER) from 2015-2017. Alastair’s research is focused on the regeneration of mineralised tissues and the behaviour and therapeutic use of dental pulp stem cells. Alastair was awarded the IADR Distinguished Scientist Award (Young Investigator) in 2011 and is a Past-President of the Pulp Biology and Regeneration Group of the IADR, Past Chair of the IADR Constitution Committee and currently sits on the Grant Assessment Panel of the NC3Rs (UK) EU Eureka Eurostars panel and Research Foundation Flanders.
Dr Samuel Bennett
Associate Professor May Lei Mei
BDS MDS PhD
Dr. Mei is currently an Associate Professor in Cariology in the Faculty of Dentistry at the University of Otago, New Zealand where she leads undergraduate teaching in both cariology and restorative dentistry. Dr Mei’s research focuses on cariology, in particular on the effect of silver diamine fluoride on mineralized tissue, collagen and biofilms, and on the development of novel bioactive materials for caries management. Dr Mei is an active member of the IADR and she has received a number of IADR awards, including the IADR-ANZ Oral Biology Award , an IADR Centennial Emerging Leaders Award, and the IADR Basil G. Bibby Young Investigator Award. Dr Mei has served on the Cariology Research Group of IADR as an officer (2016-2017), and is currently the President-elect of the Cariology Research Group IADR.
Professor Sašo Ivanovski
Immediate Past President
BDSc (Hons), BDentSt, MDSc, PhD
Sašo Ivanovski is Head of the School of Dentistry at the University of Queensland in Queensland, Australia and Professor of Periodontology. He combines this position with a part time specialist practice in periodontics and surgical implant dentistry. Sašo has published over 180 papers in the peer-reviewed literature and leads an internationally recognized research group with an interest in regenerative dentistry, biomaterials and tissue engineering, as well as clinical periodontics and implant dentistry. Sašo has been an IADR member since the early 1990s. He established and was the inaugural councilor of the Gold Coast Section within IADR (ANZ) in 2014. He was the scientific chair of the IADR (Asia-Pacific Region) meeting in November 2019.
Part of the Division Council’s strategy for the future involves supporting the activities of its Sections.
Please contact your Section Councillor to get more involved in local IADR activities.
The Section Councillors are:
|Dr Sarbin Ranjitkar
|Dr Sobia Zafar
|Far North Queensland
|Dr Ernest Jennings
|Professor Marcelo Figueredo
|Dr Mihiri Silva
|Associate Professor Mani Ekambaram
|Dr Anumala Ram
|Associate Professor Robert Anthonappa
|Dr Jyothi Tadakamadla
|Southern Metropolitan Victoria
|Dr Ramini Shankumar
|Dr Rahena Akhter
|Dr Carina Tanaka