Angela Gialamas

Dr Angela Gialamas

Post Doctoral - Research Fellow

School of Public Health

Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences

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


School of Public Health | BetterStart Child Health and Development Research Group

Angela is a postdoctoral researcher with the BetterStart | Child Health and Development Research Group in the School of Public Health at the University of Adelaide.

Her PhD investigated the association between the type, time and quality of child care in the first three years of life and children’s cognitive and socio-emotional development as they started school.

Her post-doctoral research focuses on the effects of early life disadvantage on children's later development, including analyses of socioeconomic disadvantage, child care, and parenting investments in children. She uses many Australian datasets including the Longitudinal Study of Australian Children, the Longitudinal Study of Indigenous Children, and the South Australian Early Childhood Data Project to explore the areas of research listed above.

The BetterStart 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 can be found in the following booklet:School of Public Health Student Projects

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  • Appointments

    Date Position Institution name
    2015 Postdoctoral Researcher University of Adelaide
    2011 - 2014 Research Associate University of Adelaide
    2009 - 2011 Research Associate University of South Australia
    2005 - 2009 Research Associate University of Adelaide
    1999 - 2004 Project Officer University of Adelaide
    1993 - 1999 Scientific Officer SA Department of Health
  • Awards and Achievements

    Date Type Title Institution Name Country Amount
    2014 Award Best Overall Presentation Public Health Association, State Population Health Conference, Adelaide Australia
    2014 Award Most Popular Session Public Health Association, State Population Health Conference, Adelaide Australia
    2009 Achievement Sir Richard Stawell Memorial Prize Medical Society of Victoria Australia 2009
    2009 Award Medical Journal of Australia/Wyeth Award for the best original research
  • Language Competencies

    Language Competency
    Greek, Modern (1453-) Can read, write, speak and understand spoken
  • Education

    Date Institution name Country Title
    2011 - 2015 University of Adelaide Australia PhD
    2009 - 2010 University of Adelaide Australia Graduate Certificate of Public Health
    1990 - 1992 University of Adelaide Australia Bachelor of Health Sciences
  • Research Interests

Competitive Research Funding

National Competitive Schemes

Date Project/No. Investigators Funding Body Amount
2016 Parenting as an investment in child development: what matters and when? Gialamas A, Mittinty MN, Lynch J Channel 7 Children's Research Foundation $69,574
2016 The Early Childhood Data Project, a Government-Academic partnership Lynch J, Pilkington R, Gialamas A, Chittleborough C South Australian Department for the Premier and Cabinet $998,989
2008 Improving patient adherence to statins in Australian general practice Gialamas A, Alyward P, Vanlint S Primary Health Care and Research Evaluation Development
  $7,380

2019: Course Coordinator, Introduction to Epidemiology, Master of Public Health Program

2018: Teaching Assistant, Epidemiological Research Methods, Master of Public Health Program

2015-2019: Practical Facilitator, Health and Illness in Populations, Bachelor of Health and Medical Sciences

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

    Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name
    2018 Co-Supervisor Smoking in Pregnancy Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Part Time Mrs Cherise Jaye Fletcher
  • Other Supervision Activities

    Date Role Research Topic Location Program Supervision Type Student Load Student Name
    2018 - 2018 Principal Supervisor How well characteristics at birth and the Ages and Stages Questionnaire predict developmentally vulnerability at age 5? The University of Adelaide Master in Public Health Master Full Time Kelsey Malana Clifton
    2016 - 2016 Principal Supervisor Age and Sex Trends in Leading Causes of Death in Australia University of Adelaide Master of Public Health Master Full Time Florence Fowodu
  • Mentoring

    Date Topic Location Name
    2016 - 2018 I had the privilege of mentoring Simon through the Healthy Development Adelaide High School Scholarship Mentoring program. This scholarship is awarded to South Australian students who are experiencing challenging life circumstances, and who want support to achieve a tertiary education. University of Adelaide Simon Lieu
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  • Committee Memberships

    Date Role Committee Institution Country
    2015 - ongoing Member SAHMRI Wardliparingga Aboriginal Research Unit, Landscape Technical Reference Group
    2009 - 2010 Member South Australian Child Health Clinical Network: Data Working Group Australia
  • Memberships

    Date Role Membership Country
    2012 - ongoing Healthy Development Adelaide
  • Position: Post Doctoral - Research Fellow
  • Phone: 83130962
  • Email: angela.gialamas@adelaide.edu.au
  • Campus: North Terrace
  • Building: Adelaide Health and Medical Sciences, floor 9
  • Room: WS9050.12
  • Org Unit: Public Health

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