Dr. Higham is a Professor of Oral Biology in the Department of Health Services Research and School of Dentistry, University of Liverpool, United Kingdom. She is Director of Postgraduate Research in her University Research Institute and is the National Institute of Health Research, Comprehensive Research Network Oral and Dental Specialty Research Group Lead for North West Coast and National Industry Lead.
Dr. Higham has a background in microbiology and biochemistry, a PhD focused on dental plaque metabolism from the University of Liverpool, Chartered Biologist status and a member of the Royal Society of Biology. She was appointed as a Research Fellow in the Department of Clinical Dental Sciences at the University of Liverpool and later promoted to Senior Lecturer and then to Professor.
Dr. Higham has supervised more than 40 postgraduate students and has published more than 370 book chapters, peer-reviewed papers and peer reviewed abstracts. Her main research interests are in the use of in vitro and in situ models and clinical trials to study dental diseases, together with the development of optical technologies for the quantification of mineral loss/gain in vivo. She has been involved in University teaching at all undergraduate and postgraduate levels for over 30 years. Dr. Higham has been a scientific advisor for the European organization for caries research (ORCA) for many years and is a dentistry panel member for the Research Excellence Framework (REF) in the UK. She has been elected as Vice-President of the Cariology Group of the International Association of Dental Research (IADR) and will serve as President in 2020.
Updated: Feb 2018