Anneka Bowman

Anneka Bowman

Higher Degree by Research Candidate

Adelaide Medical School

Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences

Anneka Bowman has extensive experience in management of clinical trials both within Adelaide and across Australia. She completed her Bachelors degree in reproductive health at the University of Adelaide and then went on to complete a graduate certificate and masters degree in Research Management and Commercialisation.

Currently Anneka is studying as a PhD student through the University of Adelaide to enhance knowledge into stillbirth risk factors. She began her PhD in June 2017, and also works as a clinical trial coordinator for SAHMRI with the Healthy Mothers Babies and Children theme.

Anneka's research is focused on a review of lifestyle risk factors, and the impact that they have on stillbirth rates with a focus on high-income countries. Her current research will focus on reviewing the perinatal data being collected Australia wide, and reviewing how we can use this data to assist us in reducing our stillbirth rate in Australia.

Anneka is conducting an updated systematic review of risk factors for stillbirth with a focus on lifestyle risk factors. These are the factors that are potentially modifiable and review will be integral to establishing where we can modify behaviour, and implement action plans to prevent stillbirths in high income countries.

In conjunction with the systematic review, Anneka be reviewing data from the National Perinatal Data collection. This data collection is completed postnatally by Midwives and other birth attendants using information obtained from mothers and from hospital or other records. Anneka will be focusing on stillbirths, and from this data set, can gain valuable insight into the current prevalence of stillbirth in Australia, as well as a number of other factors.

Anneka's hope is that research into evidence for lifestyle risk factors combined with a comprehensive review of data from the national perinatal dataset will enable health care programs to identify areas where we should focus efforts in the future to prevent stillbirth.

During her PhD Anneka will be supported by and working closely with SAHMRI and the Stillbirth CRE

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  • Appointments

    Date Position Institution name
    2017 - ongoing PhD Candidate University of Adelaide
    2014 - ongoing Clinical Trial Coordinator South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute, Adelaide
    2010 - 2014 Clinical Research Assistant International Musculoskeletal Research Institute (IMRI)
  • Education

    Date Institution name Country Title
    2011 - 2014 Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane Australia Masters of Research Management and Commercialisation
    2011 - 2012 Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane Australia Graduate Certificate of Research Commercialisation
    2004 - 2010 University of Adelaide, Adelaide Australia Bachelor degree of Health Sciences - Reproductive Health
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