Author Archives: Christine Morris

Back to expert profiles

Christine Morris

MPH; FPHAA; B.Soc.Sc.Soc.Hlth; Churchill Fellow, Cert DT

Christine has worked in a range of public health and health promotion positions including ten years in tobacco control with the Cancer Councils of SA and WA. Christine is currently the Acting Manager Consumer Experience for the SA Central Adelaide Local Health Network. She has been the Director of Health Promotion for SA Dental Service for 12 years. She has had a strong focus on reducing inequities that contribute to poor oral health and on raising awareness of the importance of health literacy and consumer engagement in improving patient experience.Christine has been on several state and national public health committees and served as a national PHAA board member and made a Fellow of PHAA in 2008. Christine was awarded a Churchill Fellowship to travel to the USA and Canada to investigate peer programs in tobacco control in 1997.In 2007 and 2010 she was awarded Travel Fellowships to travel to Canada and the UK to share best practice on oral health in children. In 2012 her unit received an international award for outstanding scientific excellence in clinical health promotion for their work in oral health and smoking cessation. In 2013 she was awarded the PHAA Health Promotion Individual Service Award. In 2014 the Aboriginal Oral Health Program was a finalist in the South Australian Health Awards in recognition of the outstanding achievements in this program.Christine is passionate about advocating for improving the oral health of the community particularly using population strategies, policy and improving environments to support people to make healthy choices.

Recent articles by Christine Morris

Healthy Smile Happy Child


Good oral health is integral to overall health and wellbeing in children. Good oral health enables children to grow, eat, smile and sleep well. Poor oral health causes many problems including pain, sleepless nights and poor nutrition due to not...

Read More