Dr Melanie Hayes is a registered Dental Hygienist and Lecturer in the Bachelor of Oral Health Program at the University of Melbourne. She has a strong interest in oral health research. Dr Hayes completed an Honours degree in 2008, and obtained her PhD in 2013, on the topic of musculoskeletal disorders in the Dental Hygiene profession. She also has interest in dental education, in particular the use of technology and innovative teaching and learning practices. Dr Hayes currently supervises Honours students and one PhD Candidate, and is an Editorial Board Member for the International Journal of Dental Hygiene. Dr Hayes is currently the National President of the Dental Hygienists Association of Australia.
Australian Dental Council.
Member 2015 -
College of Oral Health Academics.
Member 2010 -
Dental Hygienists' Association of Australia.
Full member 2007 -
2016 - Conference Travel Grant, The University of Melbourne. Cultural competency in dental education, ANZAHPE conference. $2700 2015 - Learning and Teaching Initiatives Grant, The University of Melbourne Developing video learning resources in dental education. $13,610 2014 - Conference Travel Grant, The University of Melbourne. The effect of stainless steel vs silicone dental instrument handles on hand comfort and strength, North American/Global Dental Hygiene Conference. $3000 2014 - Strategic Pilot Grant, The University of Newcastle The effect of probiotics on periodontitis. $2780 2013 - Small Equipment Grant, The University of Newcastle. The effect of stainless steel vs silicone dental instrument handles on hand comfort and strength. $680 2013 - Conference Travel Grant, The University of Newcastle. The effect of loupes on neck pain and disability among dental hygienists, International Symposium on Dental Hygiene, Cape Town. $1500 2011 - Seeding Grant, PRC in Physical Activity and Nutrition. Prevalence & contributing factors to musculoskeletal symptoms in academics - Healthy Workers, Healthy Life Group submission. $5000 2011 - Dental Hygiene Research Fund, DHAA Inc. The effect of loupes on musculoskeletal disorders among the dental hygiene profession. $3000
Education and training
University of Melbourne 2015
The University of Newcastle 2014
PhD (Oral Health),
The University of Newcastle 2013
The University of Newcastle 2008
The University of Newcastle 2007
Awards and honors
Faculty Teaching and Learning Award - Faculty of Health and Medicine, The University of Newcastle,
APA Scholarship, The University of Newcastle,
Faculty Medal - Faculty of Health and Medicine, The University of Newcastle,