School of Public Health
Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences
Alicia joined the School of Public Health, as a part of the BetterStart Child Health and Development research group led by Professor John Lynch in July 2016. She has a Bachelor of Health Science and a Master of Public Health. Her masters dissertation examined physical inactivity and obesity among South Australian adults. She has experience working with large population health studies, cohort studies and health surveillance systems, with advanced skills in the management of large datasets. She works on the South Australian Early Childhood Data Project, one of the most comprehensive population-based linked administrative research databases in Australia.
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Alicia works as a research associate in the School of Public Health, University of Adelaide as a part of the BetterStart Child Health and Development research group led by Professor John Lynch. She works on the Better Evidence Better Outcomes Linked Data (BEBOLD) platform, one of the most comprehensive population-based linked administrative research databases in Australia. Her research focuses on investigating children that come in contact with the child protection system and trying to identify children early that are at risk of maltreatment. As well as exploring their health, developmental, academic and behavioural outcomes by linking to other administrative datasets.
For more information about BetterStart and BEBOLD please click here
Date Position Institution name 2016 Research Associate University of Adelaide 2012 - 2016 Research Associate University of Adelaide
Language Competency English Can read, write, speak, understand spoken and peer review
Date Institution name Country Title — University of Adelaide Australia Bachelor of Health Sciences — University of Adelaide Australia Masters of Public Health
Year Citation 2021 Procter, A. M., Gialamas, A., Pilkington, R. M., Montgomerie, A., Chittleborough, C. R., Smithers, L. G., & Lynch, J. W. (2021). Characteristics of paediatric frequent presenters at emergency departments: a whole-of-population study. Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health, 57(1), 64-72.
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2020 Malvaso, C., Pilkington, R., Montgomerie, A., Delfabbro, P., & Lynch, J. (2020). A public health approach to preventing child maltreatment: an intelligent information infrastructure to help us know what works. Child Abuse and Neglect, 106, 104466-1-104466-9.
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2018 Taylor, A., Dal Grande, E., Fateh-Moghadam, P., Montgomerie, A., Battisti, L., Barrie, H., . . . Campostrini, S. (2018). Comparison of health and risk factors of older, working-age Australians, Italians and Italian-born migrants to Australia, with data from an Italian (PASSI), and an Australian (SAMSS) risk factor surveillance system. Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health, 20(5), 1190-1196.
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2017 Stockley, C., Taylor, A., Montgomerie, A., & Dal Grande, E. (2017). Changes in wine consumption are influenced most by health: results from a population survey of South Australians in 2013. International Journal of Wine Research, 9(1), 13-22.
2016 Taylor, A., Pilkington, R., Montgomerie, A., & Feist, H. (2016). The role of business size in assessing the uptake of health promoting workplace initiatives in Australia. BMC Public Health, 16(1), 1-8.
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2015 Taylor, A., Shi, Z., Montgomerie, A., Dal Grande, E., & Campostrini, S. (2015). The use of a chronic disease and risk factor surveillance system to determine the age, period and cohort effects on the prevalence of obesity and diabetes in South Australian adults - 2003-2013. PLoS ONE, 10(4), e0125233-1-e0125233-11.
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2014 Montgomerie, A., Chittleborough, C., & Taylor, A. (2014). Physical inactivity and incidence of obesity among South Australian adults. PLoS One, 9(11), e112693-1-e112693-7.
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2013 Tideman, P., Taylor, A., Janus, E., Philpot, B., Clark, R., Peach, E., . . . Dunbar, J. (2013). A comparison of Australian rural and metropolitan cardiovascular risk and mortality: the Greater Green Triangle and North West Adelaide population surveys. BMJ Open, 3(8), 1-10.
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Year Citation 2018 Montgomerie, A., Pilkington, R., Chittleborough, C., Petersen, J., & Lynch, J. (2018). Young maternal age as a predictor of children’s experience of out of home care. In XXII Congress of International Society for Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect (ISPCAN) Abstract Book (pp. 315). Prague, Czech Republic.
Report for External Bodies
Year Citation 2017 Montgomerie, A., Pilkington, R. M., & Lynch, J. (2017). Does an extra year of preschool matter? A research brief for the SA Department of the Premier and Cabinet and the SA Department for Education and Child Development.. 2017 Pilkington, R., Grant, J., Chittleborough, C., Gialamas, A., Montgomerie, A., & Lynch, J. (2017). Child Protection in South Australia. 2017 Gialamas, A., Montgomerie, A., Pilkington, R., & Lynch, J. (2017). Risk Factors for Child Protection Notification Under Age One: SA Birthing Hospitals 2010-2013. 2010 Montgomerie, A. M., Tideman, P., Taylor, A. W., Janus, E., Philpot, B., Tirimacco, R., . . . Dunbar, J. (2010). An epidemiological analysis of risk factors: Rural versus metropolitan – are there differences?. Population Research & Outcome Studies Unit – SA Health, Adelaide; and Greater Green Triangle, University Department of Rural Health, Flinders University and Deakin University.
Competitive Research Funding
State Competitive Schemes
|2020||Young parents and child protection: the intergenerational story||Chittleborough C, Pilkington R, Montgomerie A, Grant J, Beall J, Lynch J.||Channel 7 Children's Research Foundation||AUD 96,571|
|2017||PUB HLTH 7106 - Epidemiological Research Methods|
|2017 - 2019||PUB HLTH 1001 - Health and Illness in Populations|
PUB HLTH 7075 - Introduction to Epidemiology (Masters of Public Health)
Other Supervision Activities
Date Role Research Topic Location Program Supervision Type Student Load Student Name 2019 - ongoing Co-Supervisor The causal effect of early life socio-economic disadvantage and child maltreatment on children’s development outcomes at school entry: A flexible mediation analysi The Univesity of Adelaide Master of Public Health Master Full Time Luke Collier
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