Griffith University, Australia
Professor Newell Johnson is one of the most cited dental researchers in Australia. He has a long history of collaborative research involving colleagues and projects in all continents, and is an acknowledged expert on dental caries, periodontal diseases, oral cancer and potentially malignant oral disorders and other aspects of oral pathology. This has been recognized by a Distinguished Scientist Award from the International Association of Dental Research and honorary membership of academies and scientific societies in UK, France, Argentina and Australia.
Professor Johnson holds honorary chairs to facilitate his work in several Australian Universities and universities in India, Kenya, South Africa and the West Indies. Notable are his election to the Academy of Medical Sciences in the UK and appointment by HM The Queen to Companion of the Most Excellent Order of St Michael and St George for his contributions to oral medicine and to public health internationally. He has current active field and clinical research in Australia, Nigeria, Kenya, India, Sri Lanka, and Papua New Guinea. As a long time educator of undergraduate and postgraduate students, and having served as former Dean of the Griffith School of Dentistry and Oral Health, Professor Johnson continues to be active in education research, especially in relation to health sciences and dentistry.