Adriana Milazzo

Dr Adriana Milazzo

Senior Lecturer

School of Public Health

Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences

Eligible to supervise Masters and PhD (as Co-Supervisor) - email supervisor to discuss availability.


Adriana Milazzo is an infectious disease epidemiologist and senior lecturer, and a member of the Climate Change; Ecosystem Health and Infectious Disease Epidemiology research group in the School of Public Health.

I recently completed a PhD investigating the relationship between heatwaves and incidence of foodborne disease. No other studies have explored the relationship between heatwaves and foodborne disease, hence this research is unique, with the findings contributing to heat-related foodborne disease prevention in the policy arena, including practical public health interventions at a local level with international adaptability.

Prior to working at the University, I worked in indigenous health, communicable disease control, and coordinated a national sentinel surveillance system for influenza like-illness. My research interests is in infectious disease epidemiology, climate change and population health, surveillance and zoonoses. My other area of interest is in Invasive Meningococcal Disease and social networking patterns and whether connectedness of social contacts confers differences in risk of disease transmission.

Infectious diseases - Prior to commencing at the University I had begun to establish a research career in infectious diseases while working at the Communicable Disease Control Branch (CDCB), SA Health with particular interest in foodborne and zoonotic diseases. My current research involves quantitative research methods and I continue to work closely with the CDCB to ensure that the research is also relevant to the work that they do.

My research related to my PhD was on foodborne disease and climate change focusing on the relationship between heatwaves and the incidence of foodborne infection. No other studies have explored the relationship between heatwaves and foodborne disease, hence this research was unique, with the findings contributing to heat-related foodborne disease prevention in the policy arena, including practical public health interventions at a local level with international adaptability.

Other research interests are in infectious disease epidemiology, climate change and population health, surveillance and zoonoses. Maintaining expertise in my chosen academic field of infectious disease epidemiology and environmental health is pertinent given the relevance of climate change as a global health issue. I am a member of the Climate Change; Ecosystem Health and Infectious Disease Epidemiology research group in the School of Public Health.

My other area of interest is in Invasive Meningococcal Disease and social networking patterns and whether connectedness of social contacts confers differences in risk of disease transmission.

The Climate Change; Ecosystem Health and Infectious Disease Epidemiology research group offers a number of research opportunities for students at a variety of levels including PhD, MPhil, Honours, MPH Coursework Thesis and Dissertation, MClinSci and Summer Vacation Scholarships. Details of the projects that are available for students in the Climate Change; Ecosystem Health and Infectious Disease Epidemiology research group can be found in the School of Public Health Student Research Project Handbook.

 

For details on projects available please view the following booklet: School of Public Health Student Projects

Competitive external funding awarded for educational research

Laurence E, Milazzo A, Laurence C. Public Health Internship - Study Tour to Shandong University. (2016 – 2018), New Colombo Plan Mobility Project, DFAT, Australian Government, $198,000.

Karanicolas S, Snelling C, Winning T (Leadership team), Borbasi S, Chapman J, Chittleborough C, Ricci M, Williams P, Willison J (Project team), Douglas T, Gamble N, Gibson R, Milazzo A, Peirce E, Williams A (Implementation Team). Translating concept into practice: enabling first-year health sciences teachers to blueprint effective flipped learning approaches (2015-2016), Office for Learning and Teaching, Department of Education, $225,000.

Milazzo A, Laurence E, Laurence C. China - Public Health Internship. (2015), New Colombo Plan, DFAT, Australian Government, $33,000.

Competitive internal funding awarded

Snelling C , Karanicolas S, Hynes K, Milazzo A, Strelan P, Wilson D. Developing teacher capacity to design engaging and effective SGDE to enhance student learning in health science courses. (2016), SGDE Development Grant Scheme, The University of Adelaide, $20,000.

Milazzo A, Laurence E. International study tour to China. (2014), Beacon Study Tour – Set Up Grant, The University of Adelaide, $5000.

Milazzo A. International travel grant. (2014), School of Public Health, The University of Adelaide, $1530.

Karanicolas S, Peterson R, Winning T, Ricci M, Peirce E, Willison J, Gibson R, Snelling C, Milazzo A. Flipping the classroom to enlace the first year student experience through the use of interactive learning technologies for student centric learning. (2013), E-learning Development Grant, The University of Adelaide, $15,000.

Current course coordination roles include:

2016 - current: Flies, drains and Ebola, Level I public health (elective) Bachelor Health and Medical Sciences

2019:  Study tour to Fiji on Planetary Health Level 3 public health (elective) Bachelor Health and Medical Sciences

Previous course coordination roles

2018: Global Public Health, Master of Public Health (core)

2017: Shared coordination with School of Medicine (SOM) for the course Create. Communicate. Connect with Health Sciences, Level 1 (core) Bachelor Health and Medical Sciences

2016 - 2018: Honours coordinator BHMS (Public Health)

2015 - 2016: International Public Heath Experience (China Study Tour), Level III public health (elective) Bachelor Health Sciences

2012 - 2013: Public Health Internship, Level III public health (elective) Bachelor Health Sciences

2011 – 2014: Public Health 1A, Level I (core) Bachelor Health Sciences

2011: Public Health 1B, Level I (core) Bachelor Health Sciences

2010: Public Health 1A Level I (core) Bachelor Health Sciences

2010: Public Health 1B Level I (core) Bachelor Health Sciences

Undergraduate teaching

2010 – present: Year 3 MBBS case wrap lecture

2010 – 2014: Lecture and practical, Epidemiology in Action. Level III public health elective, Bachelor Health Sciences

2008 - 2009: Tutor and tutor coordinator Public Health 1A, Level I (core), Bachelor Health Sciences

2008 – 2009: Tutor and tutor coordinator Public Health 1B, Level I (core), Bachelor Health Sciences

Postgraduate teaching

2008: Tutor, Introduction to Epidemiology, Master of Public Health

2010 – 2013: Lecturer, Infectious Disease Epidemiology, Master of Public Health

Colleague development

2009 – 2014: BEST workshop facilitator, Faculty Health Sciences

2015-2016: BEST workshop facilitator, University

2017 - current: Continuing Professional Development workshops, University

Program coordinator

2015: Bachelor Health Sciences and Bachelor Health Sciences (Advanced) Program (Lecturer Level C)

 

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  • Current Higher Degree by Research Supervision (University of Adelaide)

    Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name
    2019 Co-Supervisor Characteristics of close contacts of a meningococcal case Master of Philosophy (Public Health) Master Full Time Ms Brianna Ruby Morello
    2019 Co-Supervisor The One Health approach to Q fever prevention and control in South Australia Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Md. Rezanur Rahaman
    2019 Co-Supervisor The Role of Computer-based Clinical Decision Support Systems (CDSS) in Improving Antibiotic Management Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Ms Mah Laka
  • Position: Senior Lecturer
  • Phone: 83130199
  • Email: adriana.milazzo@adelaide.edu.au
  • Fax: 8313 6899
  • Campus: North Terrace
  • Building: Adelaide Health and Medical Sciences, floor 9
  • Room: WS9062.20
  • Org Unit: Public Health

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