Dr Vivian Petersen Wagner


School of Clinical Dentistry

Lecturer in Oral Science

Vivian Petersen Wagner
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Dr Vivian Petersen Wagner
School of Clinical Dentistry
19 Claremont Crescent
S10 2TA

I graduated with a Doctor of Dental Surgery (2006 – 2013) from the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul Faculty of Dentistry. Following that, I did my PhD (2013-2016) in Oral Pathology at the same institution with a one-year research experience (2015) at the Laboratory of Epithelial Biology of the University of Michigan Dental School (US).

I lectured in Oral Pathology and Oral Medicine at the Faculty of Dentistry of the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul (2017). I did a post-doc in Oral Diagnosis at the University of Campinas (Brazil) followed by a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Fellowship at the Academic Unit of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology at the University of Sheffield School of Clinical Dentistry (UK).

Research interests

My research interests include head and neck squamous cell carcinoma, salivary gland tumours, wound healing, phytotherapy and photobiomodulation.


Journal articles


Research group

Current group members:

Maria Eduarda Perez de Oliveira (PhD student, co-supervisor)

Member of the Wound Healing and Oral Cancer research Group (Clinics Hospital of Porto Alegre, Brazil)

Teaching activities

I teach on both first-year BDS modules (DEN103 and DEN104) and second-year students on the DEN203 module. I am also the Elective theme leader.

Professional activities and memberships

Member of the International Society for Dental Research (IADR), British Society for Oral Research (including the Oral Medicine and Pathology group), British Society of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology, Brazilian Society of Oral Research and Brazilian Society of Oral Medicine and Pathology

Early Career Researcher representative of the Oral Medicine and Pathology group of the British Society for Oral Research 

International (Brazil) PhD examiner

Grant evaluator for the UNA4CAREER postdoctoral fellowship (MSCA-COFUND-2018 call within Horizon 2020) and the São Paulo Research Foundation (FAPESP)

Outside of The University of Sheffield, I am a visiting Professor of the Post-Graduate Program of the Faculdade de Odontologia de Piracicaba, University of Campinas, Brazil and participate in the Wound Healing and Oral Cancer research, Porto Alegre, Brazil.