Anna Kalamkarian

Ms Anna Kalamkarian

Higher Degree by Research Candidate

Higher Degree by Research Candidate

School of Public Health

Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences

Anna is a PhD candidate with the BetterStart Health and Development Research group in the School of Public Health, passionate about research that helps children and families reach their full potential. In 2022 she was awarded a Westpac Future Leader Scholarship for undertaking her postgraduate research on disentangling multidimensional disadvantage and child protection contact. She has previously completed her Bachelor of Health Sciences, Honours degree in Public Health and worked as a research associate for the BetterStart Group prior to commencing her PhD.

Alongside research, Anna teaches undergraduate and postgraduate public health courses at the University of Adelaide and is passionate about finding ways to inspire curiosity and improve student learning experiences. She is currently the Deputy HDR Student Representative of the School of Public Health, and an active member of the Public Health Association Australia (PHAA) SA Branch Student Committee and the Health and Medical Postgraduate Student Association (HeSPA) Committee. 

  • Appointments

    Date Position Institution name
    2022 - ongoing PhD Candidate University of Adelaide
    2020 - 2022 Research Associate University of Adelaide
  • Awards and Achievements

    Date Type Title Institution Name Country Amount
    2022 Scholarship Westpac Future Leader Scholarship Westpac Foundation Australia $119,923
    2019 Scholarship University of Adelaide Health and Medical Sciences Honours Scholarship Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, University of Adelaide Australia -
    2019 Award Adelaide Graduate Award University of Adelaide Australia -
    2019 Award The Public Health Award - Honours University of Adelaide & Florey Medical Research Foundation Australia -
    2019 Award Academic Excellence Award - 2019 Course Dux University of Adelaide Australia -
    2018 Scholarship New Columbo Plan Mobility Grant Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade Australia -
  • Education

    Date Institution name Country Title
    2019 - 2019 University of Adelaide Australia Honours Degree of Bachelor of Health and Medical Sciences
    2016 - 2018 University of Adelaide Australia Bachelor of Health Sciences
  • Journals

    Year Citation
    2023 Kalamkarian, A., Hoon, E., Chittleborough, C. R., Dekker, G., Lynch, J. W., & Smithers, L. G. (2023). Smoking cessation care during pregnancy: A qualitative exploration of midwives' challenging role.. Women Birth, 36(1), 89-98.
    DOI Scopus3 Europe PMC2
    2022 Hume, C., Grieger, J. A., Kalamkarian, A., D'Onise, K., & Smithers, L. G. (2022). Community gardens and their effects on diet, health, psychosocial and community outcomes: a systematic review.. BMC public health, 22(1), 66 pages.
    DOI Scopus21 WoS12 Europe PMC14
Year Role Course
2022 - Ongoing Tutor

MEDIC ST 1502 - Medical Studies 1

2020 - Ongoing

Practical Facilitator

PUB HLTH 7075 - Introduction to Epidemiology

2020 - Ongoing


PUB HLTH 1001 - Health and Illness in Populations

2020 - 2020

Workshop Facilitator

HLTH SC 3103 - Infant, Child and Adolescent Health

  • Position: Higher Degree by Research Candidate
  • Phone: 83136881
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  • Campus: North Terrace
  • Building: Rundle Mall Plaza, floor 4
  • Org Unit: Public Health

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