Alicia Montgomerie

Alicia Montgomerie

Research Associate

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.

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

BetterStart Child Health and Development Research Group Student Projects
For information on available projects please view the following booklet: School of Public Health Student Projects

  • Appointments

    Date Position Institution name
    2016 Research Associate University of Adelaide
    2012 - 2016 Research Associate University of Adelaide
  • Language Competencies

    Language Competency
    English Can read, write, speak, understand spoken and peer review
  • Education

    Date Institution name Country Title
    University of Adelaide Australia Bachelor of Health Sciences
    University of Adelaide Australia Masters of Public Health
  • Journals

    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.
    DOI Scopus1 WoS1
    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.
    DOI Scopus2 WoS1
    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.
    DOI Scopus1 WoS1 Europe PMC1
    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.
    DOI Scopus4
    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.
    DOI Scopus23 WoS20 Europe PMC12
    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.
    DOI Scopus7 WoS6 Europe PMC5
    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.
    DOI Scopus9 WoS10 Europe PMC6
    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.
    DOI Scopus10 WoS12 Europe PMC6
  • Conference Papers

    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
Date Project/No. Investigators Funding Body Amount
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


Practical facilitator  
Date Course
2017 PUB HLTH 7106 - Epidemiological Research Methods
2017 - 2019 PUB HLTH 1001 - Health and Illness in Populations


Guest lecturer  
Date Course

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
  • Committee Memberships

    Date Role Committee Institution Country
    2012 - 2014 Member South Australian Physical Activity survey advisory committee SA Health Australia
    2009 - 2012 Member South Australia Gestational Diabetes Recall Register advisory committee SA Health Australia
  • Position: Research Associate
  • Phone: 83130604
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  • Campus: North Terrace
  • Building: Adelaide Health and Medical Sciences, floor 9
  • Room: WS9105.03
  • Org Unit: Public Health

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