Higher Degree by Research Candidate
School of Public Health
Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences
Alexandra is a PhD Candidate with the BetterStart Child Health and Development Research group, supervised by Dr Catherine Chittleborough, Dr Rhiannon Pilkington, and Professor John Lynch within the School of Public Health at the University of Adelaide. Her research focuses on intergenerational welfare contact, building on her existing fascination with health and social determinants. In 2019 she was awarded a Westpac Future Leader Scholarship for undertaking her postgraduate research. She has previously completed her Bachelor of Health Sciences (Advanced) and Honours degree in public health at the University of Adelaide.
Alexandra is the Early Career Professional representative on the Public Health Association Australia (PHAA) Board, an active member of the PHAA SA Branch Executive Committee, and a committee member of the PHAA Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion SIG. She was a previous Co-Chair of the national Student and Young Professional in Public Health (SYPPH) committee (2018-2020) and remains an active executive committee member.
Outside of research Alexandra enjoys playing social netball, spending time with her hairless cat, and asking people too many questions.
Date Position Institution name 2019 - ongoing PhD Candidate The University of Adelaide 2017 - ongoing Research Assistant University of Adelaide
Awards and Achievements
Date Type Title Institution Name Country Amount 2021 Award Philip Ryan Doctoral Travel Grant The University of Adelaide Australia $4,000 2019 Scholarship Westpac Future Leaders Scholarship Westpac Scholars Trust Australia $119,992 2018 Award Undergraduate Tutor/Practical Leader of the Year (Student Nominations) School of Public Health Australia - 2017 Scholarship 2017 Fay Fuller/Playford Trust Honours Scholarship in Health Science Fay Fuller Foundation and Playford Trust Australia $7,000 2016 Scholarship New Colombo Plan Scholarship - - - 2016 Award 'Best Overall Presentation' - SA Population Health Conference - - -
Language Competency English Can read, write, speak, understand spoken and peer review
Date Institution name Country Title 2017 - 2017 University of Adelaide Australia Honours degree of Bachelor of Health and Medical Sciences 2014 - 2016 University of Adelaide Australia Bachelor of Health Sciences (Advanced)
|2022||Workshop Facilitator||HLTH SCI 1002 - Create. Communicate. Connect with Health and Medical Sciences|
|2020 - 2022||Guest Lecturer||PUB HLTH 1001 - Health and Illness in Populations (Social Determinants of Health)|
|2019 - 2021||Practical Facilitator||PUB HLTH 7075 - Introduction to Epidemiology|
|2018 - 2020||Tutor||PUB HLTH 1001 - Health and Illness in Populations|
|2018||Tutor||PUB HLTH 2007 - Epidemiology for Health and Medical Sciences|
|2017||Practical Facilitator||PUB HLTH 2007 - Epidemiology for Health and Medical Sciences|
Other Supervision Activities
Date Role Research Topic Location Program Supervision Type Student Load Student Name 2021 - ongoing Co-Supervisor The Need For Early Intervention: Costs Associated With Children With A Prenatal Child Protection Report Transitioning Into Out-Of-Home Care: Population Based Linked Data Study The University of Adelaide - Honours - Ben Karnon 2020 - ongoing Co-Supervisor Mental health-related hospitalisations for adolescents with different levels of contact with the child protection system in South Australia The University of Adelaide - Honours - Jessica Judd
Date Role Board name Institution name Country 2022 - ongoing Board Member Public Health Association Australia Board, Student and Early Career Professional Representative Public Health Association Australia Australia 2021 - ongoing Treasurer Public Health Association Australia South Australian Branch Executive Committee Public Health Association Australia Australia
Date Role Committee Institution Country 2020 - ongoing Board Member Westpac W100 Leadership Team (South Australia) Westpac Scholars Trust Australia 2018 - ongoing Co-Chair Students and Young Professionals in Public Health The Public Health Association of Australia Australia 2017 - 2021 Board Member Public Health Association Australia South Australian Branch Executive Committee Public Health Association Australia Australia
Date Role Membership Country 2021 - ongoing Board Member Public Health Association Australia Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Special Interest Group Australia 2020 - ongoing Member The Australasian Epidemiological Association Australia 2020 - ongoing Board Member Students and Young Professionals in Public Health Australia 2018 - ongoing Member Healthy Development Adelaide Australia 2017 - ongoing Member Golden Key International Honour Society Australia 2017 - ongoing Member Robinson Research Institute Australia 2016 - ongoing Member Public Health Association Australia Australia
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