Leonie M. Short
Central Queensland University,
Associate Professor Leonie Short is the Discipline Lead for the Bachelor of Oral Health degree at CQUniversity, Australia. She has completed a Certificate in Dental Therapy from the Westmead School of Dental Therapy in 1977, a Diploma in Clinical Hypnotherapy from the NSW School of Hypnotic Sciences in 1983, a Bachelor of Arts degree with a double major in Education and Sociology from Wollongong University in 1986, and a Masters of Health Planning from the University of NSW in 1987. She is a registered dental practitioner, dental therapist in Australia,has numerous publications and research grants in excess of $1m. She is Treasurer and serves on the editorial board of the Australia and New Zealand Journal of Dental and Oral Health Therapy as well as on the editorial board of Australian Options.
Leonie is keen to progress the oral health therapy profession in terms of knowledge and skill development. She is a strong advocate for oral health therapists to assist patients and communities in the prevention, management and treatment of dental and periodontal diseases.