Sue is currently Honorary Emeritus Professor in the School of Dentistry in the Institute of Life Course and Medical Sciences and Honorary Senior Research Fellow in the Institute of Population Health, University of Liverpool, United Kingdom. She 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.
Dr. Higham has supervised more than 50 postgraduate students and has published widely with approximately 400 peer-reviewed papers and book chapters. Her main research interests have been 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 since 1983. Dr. Higham was a scientific advisor for the European organization for caries research (ORCA) for many years and was a dentistry panel member for the Research Excellence Framework (REF) in the UK.
Updated: Jun 2021
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