Angela Gialamas

Dr Angela Gialamas

Lecturer

School of Public Health

Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences


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

Angela is a Lecturer 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 Better Evidence Better Outcomes Linked Data (BEBOLD) platform to explore the areas of research listed above. She is currently a member of the  BetterStart | Child Health and Development Research Group.

The School of Public Health 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

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  • 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 Collier, L. R., Gregory, T., Harman-Smith, Y., Gialamas, A., & Brinkman, S. A. (2020). Inequalities in child development at school entry: A repeated cross-sectional analysis of the Australian Early Development Census 2009–2018. The Lancet Regional Health - Western Pacific, 4, 1-9.
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    2020 Gialamas, A., Haag, D. G., Mittinty, M. N., & Lynch, J. (2020). Which time investments in the first 5 years of life matter most for children's language and behavioural outcomes at school entry?. International Journal of Epidemiology, 49(2), 548-558.
    DOI Scopus3 WoS2 Europe PMC1
    2020 Gialamas, A., Haag, D. G., Mittinty, M. N., & Lynch, J. W. (2020). Educational activities on language and behavioural outcomes at school entry are more important for socioeconomically disadvantaged children: a prospective observational study of Australian children. Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health, 74(10), 770-777.
    DOI Scopus1 WoS3
    2018 Gialamas, A., Kinnell, A., Mittinty, M., Davison, B., Singh, G., & Lynch, J. (2018). Association of anthropometric measures and cardiovascular risk factors in children and adolescents: findings from the Aboriginal Birth Cohort study. PLoS ONE, 13(6), e0199280-1-e0199280-14.
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    2016 Gialamas, A., Pilkington, R., Berry, J., Scalzi, D., Gibson, O., Brown, A., & Lynch, J. (2016). Identification of Aboriginal children using linked administrative data: consequences for measuring inequalities. Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health, 52(5), 534-540.
    DOI Scopus14 WoS13 Europe PMC7
    2015 Gialamas, A., Mittinty, M., Sawyer, M., Zubrick, S., & Lynch, J. (2015). Time spent in different types of childcare and children's development at school entry: an Australian longitudinal study. Archives of Disease in Childhood, 100(3), 226-232.
    DOI Scopus8 WoS8 Europe PMC1
    2015 Gialamas, A., Mittinty, M., Sawyer, M., Zubrick, S., & Lynch, J. (2015). Social inequalities in childcare quality and their effects on children's development at school entry: findings from the Longitudinal Study of Australian Children. Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health, 69(9), 841-848.
    DOI Scopus10 WoS10 Europe PMC2
    2014 Gialamas, A., Sawyer, A., Mittinty, M., Zubrick, S., Sawyer, M., & Lynch, J. (2014). Quality of childcare influences children's attentiveness and emotional regulation at school entry. Journal of Pediatrics, 165(4), 813-819.e3.
    DOI Scopus12 WoS11 Europe PMC3
    2014 Gialamas, A., Mittinty, N., Sawyer, M., Zubrick, S., & Lynch, J. (2014). Child care quality and children's cognitive and socio-emotional development: an Australian longitudinal study. Early Child Development and Care, 184(7), 977-997.
    DOI Scopus16
    2014 Smithers, L., Gialamas, A., Scheil, W., Brinkman, S., & Lynch, J. (2014). Anaemia of pregnancy, perinatal outcomes and children's developmental vulnerability: a whole-of-population study. Paediatric and Perinatal Epidemiology, 28(5), 381-390.
    DOI Scopus13 WoS12 Europe PMC9
    2012 Brinkman, S., Gialamas, A., Rahman, A., Mittinty, N., Gregory, T., Silburn, S., . . . Lynch, J. (2012). Jurisdictional, socioeconomic and gender inequalities in child health and development: analysis of a national census of 5-year-olds in Australia. BMJ Open, 2(5), 1-14.
    DOI Scopus62 WoS62 Europe PMC15
    2011 Gialamas, A., Aylward, P., Vanlint, S., & Stocks, N. (2011). Cholesterol lowering medication: Patients' knowledge, attitudes and experiences. Australian Family Physician, 40(7), 519-522.
    Scopus6 WoS6 Europe PMC4
    2010 Yelland, L., Gialamas, A., Laurence, C., Willson, K., Ryan, P., Beilby, J., . . . Worley, P. (2010). Assessing agreement between point of care and pathology laboratory results for INR: experiences from the Point of Care Testing in General Practice Trial. Pathology, 42(2), 155-159.
    DOI Scopus8 WoS7 Europe PMC5
    2010 Gialamas, A., Laurence, C., Yelland, L., Tideman, P., Worley, P., Shephard, M., . . . Beilby, J. (2010). Assessing agreement between point of care and laboratory results for lipid testing from a clinical perspective. Clinical Biochemistry, 43(4-5), 515-518.
    DOI Scopus13 WoS15 Europe PMC9
    2010 Laurence, C., Gialamas, A., Bubner, T., Yelland, L., Willson, K., Ryan, P., . . . Worley, P. (2010). Patient satisfaction with point-of-care testing in general practice. British Journal of General Practice, 60(572), 166-171.
    DOI Scopus40 WoS55 Europe PMC38
    2010 Gialamas, A., St John, A., Laurence, C., Bubner, T., Beilby, J., Gill, J., . . . Worley, P. (2010). Point-of-care testing for patients with diabetes, hyperlipidaemia or coagulation disorders in the general practice setting: a systematic review. Family Practice, 27(1), 17-24.
    DOI Scopus43 WoS40 Europe PMC29
    2009 Bubner, T., Laurence, C., Gialamas, A., Yelland, L., Ryan, P., Willson, K., . . . Beilby, J. (2009). Effectiveness of point-of-care testing for therapeutic control of chronic conditions: results from the PoCT in General Practice Trial. Medical Journal of Australia, 190(11), 624-626.
    DOI Scopus54 WoS52 Europe PMC27
    2009 Gialamas, A., & Beilby, J. (2009). Pathology in the tired patient. Australian Family Physician, 38(3), 89.
    Scopus2 WoS2 Europe PMC1
    2009 Laurence, C., Gialamas, A., Yelland, L., Bubner, T., Ryan, P., Willson, K., . . . Beilby, J. (2009). Erratum: A pragmatic cluster randomised controlled trial to evaluate the safety, clinical effectiveness, cost effectiveness and satisfaction with point of care testing in a general practice setting - Rationale, design and baseline characteristics (Trials)). Trials, 10(1), 3 pages.
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    2009 Shephard, M., Mazzachi, B., Watkinson, L., Shephard, A., Laurence, C., Gialamas, A., & Bubner, T. (2009). Evaluation of a training program for device operators in the Australian Government's Point of Care Testing in General Practice Trial: issues and implications for rural and remote practices. Rural and Remote Health, 9(3), 1189-1-1189-12.
    Scopus30 WoS28 Europe PMC14
    2009 Gialamas, A., Yelland, L., Ryan, P., Willson, K., Laurence, C., Bubner, T., . . . Beilby, J. (2009). Does point-of-care testing lead to the same or better adherence to medication? A randomised controlled trial: the PoCT in General Practice Trial. Medical Journal of Australia, 191(9), 487-491.
    DOI Scopus59 WoS59 Europe PMC36
    2008 Laurence, C., Gialamas, A., Yelland, L., Bubner, T., Ryan, P., Willson, K., . . . Beilby, J. (2008). A pragmatic cluster randomised controlled trial to evaluate the safety, clinical effectiveness, cost effectiveness and satisfaction with point of care testing in a general practice setting - rationale, design and baseline characteristics. Trials, 9(50), www1-www14.
    DOI Scopus40 WoS45 Europe PMC29
    2007 Broadhurst, N., Barton, C., Rowett, D., Yelland, L., Matin, D., Gialamas, A., & Beilby, J. (2007). A before and after study of the impact of academic detailing on the use of diagnostic imaging for shoulder complaints in general practice. BMC Family Practice, 8(1), WWW 1-WWW 8.
    DOI Scopus13 WoS13 Europe PMC10
    2006 Broadhurst, N., Barton, C., Rowett, D., Yelland, L., Martin, D., Gialamas, A., & Beilby, J. (2006). Academic detailing and informed use of imaging of the shoulder in general practice. Australasian Musculoskeletal Medicine, 11(1), 28-35.
    2004 Broadhurst, N., Gialamas, A., McElroy, H., & Beilby, J. (2004). How do Australian GPs manage shoulder dysfunction?. Australian Family Physician, 33(10), 861-862 and 864.
    Scopus9 Europe PMC5
    2003 Gialamas, A., Beilby, J., Pratt, N., Henning, R., Marley, J., & Roddick, J. (2003). Investigating tiredness in Australian general practice - Do pathology tests help in diagnosis?. Australian Family Physician, 32(8), 663-666.
    Scopus19 Europe PMC6
  • Books

    Year Citation
    1999 Brinkman, S. A., Gialamas, A., Jones, L., Edwards, P., & Maynard, E. J. (1999). Child Activity Patterns for Environmental Exposure Assessment in the Home. Glenelg Press.
  • Report for External Bodies

    Year Citation
    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.
    2017 Gialamas, A., Pilkington, R., & Lynch, J. (2017). CaFHS Foundation Services Priority Groups.
    2016 Nuske, T., Pilkington, R., Gialamas, A., Chittleborough, C., Smithers, L., & Lynch, J. (2016). The SA Early Childhood Data Project: Updated Report. Adelaide: University of Adelaide.
    2015 Pilkington, R., Gialamas, A., & Lynch, J. (2015). Emotionally Vulnerable and Disadvantaged Boys.
    2015 Pilkington, R., Gialamas, A., & Lynch, J. (2015). Emotionally Vulnerable and Disadvantaged Boys.
    2015 Pilkington, R., Gialamas, A., & Lynch, J. (2015). Service Contact Profiles across the South Australian Government: The Top 100 Children.
    2014 Pilkington, R., Scalzi, D., Gialamas, A., Smithers, L. G., Chittleborough, C., & Lynch, J. (2014). The South Australian early childhood health and development project: initial report. Adelaide: The University of Adelaide.
    2014 Sawyer, A., Gialamas, A., Pearce, A., Sawyer, M., & Lynch, J. (2014). A Supporting Systems Framework for Child Health and Development, The University of Adelaide, Adelaide.
  • Theses

    Year Citation
    2015 Gialamas, A. (2015). The quality, type and time spent in child care in the first three years of life and children’s cognitive and socio-emotional development at school entry. (PhD Thesis, University of Adelaide).

Competitive Research Funding

National Competitive Schemes

Date

Project

Investigators

Funding Body

Amount

2020

Social Impact Investment, Baseline Measurement for Child Protection Bond

John Lynch, Rhiannon Pilkington, Angela Gialamas, Alicia Montgomerie, Dandara Haag

SA Department of Treasury and Finance

$197,000

2019

Menu Build for Children and Families

John Lynch, Rhiannon Pilkington, Catherine Chittleborough, Angela Gialamas, Lisa Smithers, Janet Grant, Dandara Haag

 

Victorian Department of Health and Human Services

$488,000

 

2017

Parenting as an investment in child development: what matters and when?

Angela Gialamas, John Lynch, Murthy Mittinty

Channel 7 Children’s Research Foundation

$69,574

2016

The Early Childhood Data Project: a Government-Academic partnership

John Lynch, Rhiannon Pilkington, Angela Gialamas, Catherine Chittleborough

The South Australian Department for the Premier and Cabinet

$998,989

2008

Improving patient adherence to statins in Australian general practice

Angela Gialamas, Simon Vanlint, Paul Aylward

Primary Health Care and Research Evaluation Development

$7,380

2022: Course Coordinator, Introduction to Epidemiology, Master of Public Health Program

2021: Co-course Coordinator, Introduction to Epidemiology, Master of Public Health Program

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: Lecturer
  • Phone: 83130962
  • Email: angela.gialamas@adelaide.edu.au
  • Campus: North Terrace
  • Building: Adelaide Health and Medical Sciences, floor 9
  • Room: WS9105.07
  • Org Unit: Public Health

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