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Professor, Head of School and Dean, Sydney Dental School, University of Sydney

Professor Heiko Spallek serves as Head of School and Dean at The University of Sydney School of Dentistry where he works closely with the Faculty of Medicine and Health's leadership to promote a cross-health profession and a shared understanding, including negotiations with New South Wales Health and Local Health Districts, to establish joint appointments to share teaching, research and clinical service. Additionally, he was appointed Academic Lead Digital Health and Health Service Informatics, Faculty of Medicine and Health,The University of Sydney.

Professor Spallek’s research has as its focus the development of educational resources for dental professionals and the creation of online communities—he published more than 60peer-reviewed papers and a textbook for Dental Informatics that has been published in Germany and in the US. His projects have a foundation in the fields of education, usability engineering, medical and dental informatics and computer science. He served as the representative of the American Association for Dental Research on the American Dental Association’s Standards Committee on Dental Informatics (SCDI) and is a founding member of the Advisory Board of the Collaboration for Health IT.

Experience

  • –present
    Professor, Head of School and Dean, Sydney Dental School, University of Sydney