He graduated with a Bachelor of Dental Science (BDS) in 2000 and received an advanced oral surgery training (PGT) from 2001- 2002. After that he completed his PhD from Geriatric Dentistry (oral cancer), School of Dental School, Hokkaido University, and Japan in 2007. Then he achieved a postdoctoral award from the "Center for Excellence" Japan and worked from 2007-2008 in the Cancer Related Gene, Institute of Genetic Medicine, Hokkido Japan.
After that, he achieved prestigious postdoctoral award from the "Japan Society for Promotion of Sciences" and worked in the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and Biopathology, Okayama University, Japan from 2008-2010.
He worked as a post-doctoral research officer under Professor Gary Halliday and A/prof. Guy Lyon in the Dept. of Dermatology, RPAH, The University of Sydney from 2011-2013.
He is working as a Lecturer in the Faculty of Science, School of Dentistry and Health Science, Charles Sturt University from March 2013 to present.
Within his 13 years research and academic experience, he has been awarded five international awards, one each in Spain, Australia, and USA, China and Japan and five regional awards within Japan.
He has published approximately 30 international peer reviewed papers and one book chapter. Within his research career, he has achieved two renowned Japan Government grants. Dr Hassan is an active member of various international and national societies (IADR, JCA, JAMOS, MEPSA, COSA etc.).
His interest to work on biology, pathology, cancer related genetics, for a better understanding of the combination of environmental and genetic influences on oral cancer occurrence. By collaborating nationally and internationally with Charles Sturt University (within different schools) and Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, The University of Sydney (Prof. Gary Halliday and A/Prof Guy Lyon) and Japan (Okayama University and Hokkaido University), he wants to improve understanding of the disease and how best to manage it. He would expertise translating the advances made in research into clinical applications and oral health- care policies that ultimately reduce the societal burden.
2003-2007: Working as a Teaching and Research Assistant in the department of Geriatric Dentistry, Hokkaido University, Japan.
2004-2008: Clinical educator in Kumazawa Dental Clinic, Otaru, Hokkaido, Japan
2007-2008: Instructor (Research Associate): Dept of Cancer related Genes, Hokkaido University
2008-2011: Post doctoral fellow: Dept. of Oral and maxillofacial Surgery, Okayama University, Japan
2011-2013: Post doctoral scientist: Faculty of Dermatology, RPAH, The University of Sydney
Clinical educator and Lecturer (casual): Faculty of Dentistry,The University of Sydney
2013: Lecturer, School of Dentistry and Health Sciences, Charles Sturt University NSW, Australia.
Honorary research fellow, Faculty of Dermatology, The University of Sydney, NSW, Australia.