Professor Zoe Marshman
BDS, MPH, DDPH, FDS (DPH), PhD
Professor/Honorary Consultant in Dental Public Health
School of Clinical Dentistry
Telephone: +44 (0) 114 2159398
I joined the University of Sheffield in 2002 as a Clinical Lecturer and Honorary Specialist Registrar in Dental Public Health. Since then I have completed specialist training and was awarded a PhD in 2008. I am currently a Professor and Honorary Consultant in Dental Public Health.
My main interest is child-centred dental research to improve the oral health and treatment experiences of children and their families. I have led, published and presented internationally and nationally many child-centred research projects and have become recognised as an advocate for involving children in high quality oral health research, using innovative participatory methods. I lead the CREATE research theme.
Self-help Cognitive Behavioural Therapy resource for young people with dental anxiety
I am the principal investigator on a project to develop and evaluate a self-help Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) resource for young people with dental anxiety. This project involves collaboration with Kings College London, University of Reading and University of Glasgow. This project has resulted in the first self-help CBT resource for young people with dental anxiety and accompanying resources for parents and dental teams.
Management of caries in primary teeth
I am leading two aspects of the NIHR Health Technology Assessment FiCTION - Filling Children's Teeth: Indicated Or Not?’ trial. The aim of this multi-centred clinical trial is to provide an evidence base for the most effective approach to the management of dental caries in the primary teeth of children. I am leading the qualitative research on children, parents and dentists experiences and joint leader of the parent and patient outcome measures component. http://dentistry.dundee.ac.uk/nihr-hta-fiction-trial
Improving parental supervision of toothbrushing
I am an investigator on a project which is part of the Early Life and Prevention theme of the NIHR Yorkshire and Humber ARC looking at parental supervision of toothbrushing. This project involves collaboration with the University of Leeds, Bradford Institute for Health Research and Barnsley Metropolitan Borough Council. The project has resulted in a systematic review and development of an intervention to improve parental supervision of toothbrushing in families living in deprived areas.
I teach undergraduate dental students, dental hygiene/therapy students and on the Masters in Dental Public Health programme. My main teaching interests include dental epidemiology and the organisation of dental healthcare systems.