Grant-Funded Researcher (B)
School of Public Health
Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences
Alicia Montgomerie is a senior research associate in the School of Public Health, University of Adelaide, South Australia, as a part of the BetterStart Child Health and Development research group. Alicia is an epidemiologist who specialises in manipulating and analysing large population-based linked administrative data. Over the last 5 years, Alicia has worked as lead analyst on the Better Evidence Better Outcomes Link Data (BEBOLD) platform, one of the most comprehensive population-based linked administrative research databases in Australia, that spans data from health, education, justice, child protection, homelessness, and welfare. She currently works with the South Australian and Victorian governments using linked administrative data to generate evidence to support the reform of the child and family systems.
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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 - ongoing 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 2023 Pilkington, R., Malvaso, C., Montgomerie, A., Falster, K., Chittleborough, C., Pearson, O., . . . Lynch, J. (2023). How will we obtain High-Quality Evidence to Inform Youth Crime Prevention and Reduction?. In Frontiers in Developmental and Life-Course Criminology: Methodological Innovation and Social Benefit (pp. 20-33). Routledge.
Year Citation 2021 Chittleborough, C., Brown, T., Schuch, H., Kalamkarian, A., Pilkington, R., Montgomerie, A., . . . Lynch, J. (2021). Thriving in adversity: positive child development despite early disadvantage in a whole-of-population data linkage study. In INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF EPIDEMIOLOGY Vol. 50 (pp. 1 page). OXFORD UNIV PRESS.
2021 Chittleborough, C., Schuch, H., Pilkington, R., Montgomerie, A., Grant, J., Petersen, J., & Lynch, J. (2021). Considering child maltreatment in social inequalities of educational achievement: a whole-of-population data linkage study. In INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF EPIDEMIOLOGY Vol. 50 (pp. 48). OXFORD UNIV PRESS.
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 2022 - ongoing Co-Supervisor The intergenerational transmission of child maltreatment, and health and developmental outcomes for children The University of Adelaide Masters of Public Health Master Part Time Meredith Forsyth 2021 - 2021 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 in Public Health Honours Full Time Ben Karnon 2021 - 2021 Principal Supervisor Burden of emergency department presentations and hospitalisations amongst young people experiencing or at risk of homelessness in South Australia – a whole of population data linkage study The University of Adelaide Honours in Public Health Honours Full Time Joshua Goddard 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
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
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