Emma Knight

Dr Emma Knight

Senior Biostatistician

Adelaide Medical School

Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences


Emma is a Senior Biostatistician with the Environmental Determinants of Islet Autoimmunity (ENDIA) Study. Prior to joining the ENDIA Study team, Emma was the Head of the Biostatistics Core Facility at the Robinson Research Institute. Emma has over 15 years experience working as an applied statistician with an extensive record of collaboration with researchers and clinicians and competitive grant funding. She enjoys working as part of a multidisciplinary team to ensure appropriate and informative statistical practice.

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  • Appointments

    Date Position Institution name
    2016 Senior Biotatistician University of Adelaide, Adelaide
    2014 - 2016 Maternity Leave -
    2012 - 2014 Statistician Australian Institute of Sport
    2010 - 2012 Maternity Leave -
    2007 - 2010 Statistical Scientist Australian National University
    2005 - 2007 Statistical Scientist Australian Government Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry
    2004 - 2005 Statistical Consultant Australian National University
    2003 - 2004 Associate Lecturer in Statistics Charles Sturt University
  • Education

    Date Institution name Country Title
    2008 University of Adelaide, Adelaide Australia PhD
    1998 University of Adelaide, Adelaide Australia BSc First Class Honours Statistics
    1997 University of Adelaide, Adelaide Australia BSc Mathematics and Computer Science
  • Certifications

    Date Title Institution name Country
    Accredited Statistician Statistical Society of Australia
  • Research Interests

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  • Journals

    Year Citation
    2020 Grzeskowiak, L., Tao, B., Knight, E., Cohen-Woods, S., & Chataway, T. (2020). Adverse events associated with peanut oral immunotherapy in children – a systematic review and meta-analysis. Scientific Reports, 10(1), 659-1-659-12.
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    2020 McCarron, A., Cmielewski, P., Reyne, N., McIntyre, C., Finnie, J., Craig, F., . . . Donnelley, M. (2020). Phenotypic Characterization and Comparison of Cystic Fibrosis Rat Models Generated Using CRISPR/Cas9 Gene Editing. American Journal of Pathology, 190(5), 977-993.
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    2020 Rose, R., Barry, M., Dunstan, E., Yuen, S., Cameron, L., Knight, E., . . . Hull, M. (2020). The BlastGen study: a randomized controlled trial of blastocyst media supplemented with granulocyte–macrophage colony-stimulating factor. Reproductive BioMedicine Online.
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    2018 Bermudez Gonzalez, M., Lane, M., Knight, E., & Robker, R. (2018). Inflammatory markers in human follicular fluid correlate with lipid levels and Body Mass Index. Journal of Reproductive Immunology, 130, 25-29.
    DOI Scopus7 WoS6 Europe PMC1
    2018 Bryant, R., Costello, S., Schoeman, S., Sathananthan, D., Knight, E., Lau, S. -Y., . . . Andrews, J. (2018). Limited uptake of ulcerative colitis 'treat to target' recommendations in real-world practice. Journal of gastroenterology and hepatology, 33(3), 599-607.
    DOI Scopus12 WoS11 Europe PMC7
    2018 Raper, D., Witchalls, J., Philips, E., Knight, E., Drew, M., & Waddington, G. (2018). Use of a tibial accelerometer to measure ground reaction force in running: A reliability and validity comparison with force plates. Journal of science and medicine in sport, 21(1), 84-88.
    DOI Scopus17 WoS16 Europe PMC4
    2016 Drew, M., Trease, L., Caneiro, J., Hooper, I., Ooi, C., Counsel, P., . . . Lovell, G. (2016). Normative MRI, ultrasound and muscle functional MRI findings in the forearms of asymptomatic elite rowers. Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport, 19(2), 103-108.
    DOI Scopus1 WoS2 Europe PMC2
    2016 Lobigs, L., Knight, E., Schumacher, Y., & Gore, C. (2016). Within-subject haemoglobin variation in elite athletes: A longitudinal investigation of 13 887 haemoglobin concentration readings. Drug Testing and Analysis, 8(2), 228-234.
    DOI Scopus4 WoS3 Europe PMC1
    2016 Forsyth, P., Pumpa, K., Knight, E., & Miller, J. (2016). Physiological and perceptual effects of precooling in wheelchair basketball athletes. Journal of Spinal Cord Medicine, 39(6), 671-678.
    DOI Scopus8 WoS6 Europe PMC5
    2015 Bonaventura, J., Sharpe, K., Knight, E., Fuller, K., Tanner, R., & Gore, C. (2015). Reliability and accuracy of six hand-held blood lactate analysers. Journal of Sports Science and Medicine, 14(1), 203-214.
    Scopus43 WoS39 Europe PMC21
    2015 Welsh, A., & Knight, E. (2015). Response. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, 47(4), 886.
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    2015 Welsh, A., & Knight, E. (2015). "Magnitude-based inference": a statistical review. Medicine and science in sports and exercise, 47(4), 874-884.
    DOI Scopus38 WoS41 Europe PMC27
    2015 Haakonssen, E., Ross, M., Knight, E., Cato, L., Nana, A., Wluka, A., . . . Burke, L. (2015). The effects of a calcium-rich pre-exercise meal on biomarkers of calcium homeostasis in competitive female cyclists: a randomised crossover trial.. PloS one, 10(5), 1-16.
    DOI Scopus22 WoS18 Europe PMC12
    2014 Ikin, K., Barton, P., Knight, E., Lindenmayer, D., Fischer, J., & Manning, A. (2014). Bird community responses to the edge between suburbs and reserves. Oecologia, 174(2), 545-557.
    DOI Scopus15 WoS12 Europe PMC2
    2014 Haakonssen, E. C., Ross, M. L., Cato, L. E., Nana, A., Knight, E. J., Jenkins, D. G., . . . Burke, L. M. (2014). Dairy-based preexercise meal does not affect gut comfort or time-trial performance in female cyclists. International journal of sport nutrition and exercise metabolism, 24(5), 553-558.
    DOI Scopus1 WoS1 Europe PMC1
    2013 Ikin, K., Beaty, R., Lindenmayer, D., Knight, E., Fischer, J., & Manning, A. (2013). Pocket parks in a compact city: How do birds respond to increasing residential density?. Landscape Ecology, 28(1), 45-56.
    DOI Scopus32
    2013 Ikin, K., Knight, E., Lindenmayer, D., Fischer, J., & Manning, A. (2013). The influence of native versus exotic streetscape vegetation on the spatial distribution of birds in suburbs and reserves. Diversity and Distributions, 19(3), 294-306.
    DOI Scopus48 WoS38
    2012 Ikin, K., Knight, E., Lindenmayer, D., Fischer, J., & Manning, A. (2012). Linking bird species traits to vegetation characteristics in a future urban development zone: Implications for urban planning. Urban Ecosystems, 15(4), 961-977.
    DOI Scopus20
    2012 Stagoll, K., Lindenmayer, D., Knight, E., Fischer, J., & Manning, A. (2012). Large trees are keystone structures in urban parks. Conservation Letters, 5(2), 115-122.
    DOI Scopus89 WoS80
    2012 Gibbons, P., van Bommel, L., Gill, A., Cary, G., Driscoll, D., Bradstock, R., . . . Lindenmayer, D. (2012). Land management practices associated with house loss in wildfires. PLoS ONE, 7(1), e29212-1-e29212-7.
    DOI Scopus108 WoS95 Europe PMC22
    2011 Banks, S., Lindenmayer, D., Mcburney, L., Blair, D., Knight, E., & Blyton, M. (2011). Kin selection in den sharing develops under limited availability of tree hollows for a forest marsupial. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, 278(1719), 2768-2776.
    DOI Scopus24 WoS24 Europe PMC1
    2011 Banks, S., Knight, E., McBurney, L., Blair, D., & Lindenmayer, D. (2011). The effects of wildfire on mortality and resources for an arboreal marsupial: resilience to fire events but susceptibility to fire regime change.. PloS one, 6(8), e22952.
    DOI Scopus31 WoS32 Europe PMC10
    2010 Lindenmayer, D., Knight, E., McBurney, L., Michael, D., & Banks, S. (2010). Small mammals and retention islands: An experimental study of animal response to alternative logging practices. Forest Ecology and Management, 260(12), 2070-2078.
    DOI Scopus25 WoS23 Europe PMC2
    2010 Felton, A., Knight, E., Wood, J., Zammit, C., & Lindenmayer, D. (2010). A meta-analysis of fauna and flora species richness and abundance in plantations and pasture lands. Biological Conservation, 143(3), 545-554.
    DOI Scopus89 WoS88 Europe PMC18
    2010 Lindenmayer, D., Knight, E., Crane, M., Montague-Drake, R., Michael, D., & MacGregor, C. (2010). What makes an effective restoration planting for woodland birds?. Biological Conservation, 143(2), 289-301.
    DOI Scopus87 WoS86 Europe PMC20
    2010 Stagoll, K., Manning, A., Knight, E., Fischer, J., & Lindenmayer, D. (2010). Using bird-habitat relationships to inform urban planning. Landscape and Urban Planning, 98(1), 13-25.
    DOI Scopus28 WoS24
    2008 Banks, S., Knight, E., Dubach, J., & Lindenmayer, D. (2008). Microhabitat heterogeneity influences offspring sex allocation and spatial kin structure in possums. Journal of Animal Ecology, 77(6), 1250-1256.
    DOI Scopus20 WoS20 Europe PMC8
    2006 Mitchell, I., Knight, E., Gissane, J., Tamhane, R., Kolli, R., Leditschke, I., . . . Finfer, S. (2006). A phase II randomised controlled trial of intensive insulin therapy in general intensive care patients.. Critical care and resuscitation : journal of the Australasian Academy of Critical Care Medicine, 8(4), 289-293.
    Scopus36 Europe PMC27
    2005 Andrew, R., Peakall, R., Wallis, I., Wood, J., Knight, E., & Foley, W. (2005). Marker-based quantitative genetics in the wild?: The heritability and genetic correlation of chemical defenses in Eucalyptus. Genetics, 171(4), 1989-1998.
    DOI Scopus58 WoS59 Europe PMC33

2019 NHMRC Project Grant: "OPTimising Mothers' Own Milk supply in the neonatal unit – enhancing breast milk supply with Domperidone in mothers of preterm infants (OPTIMOM-D)", $980,692 - Chief Investigator

2019 NHMRC Project Grant: “Translating cystic fibrosis gene-addition therapy for use in human lungs: Demonstrating efficacy, safety and scalability”, $861,345 - Associate Investigator

2019 WCH Foundation Research Grant: "Physiotherapy-led group therapy for women with chronic pelvic pain: a randomised controlled trial", $30,000 - Chief Investigator

2019 WCH Foundation Research Grant: "Genetic Diagnosis After Medical and Surgical Management of Miscarriage", $30,000 - Chief Investigator

2018 NHMRC Project grant: "The male partner contribution to pregnancy immune tolerance deficit in women", $1,483,406 - Associate Investigator

2018 WCH Foundation Research Grant: "Accelerated biological aging in IVF-conceived and preterm infants", $75,000 - Associate Investigator

  • Position: Senior Biostatistician
  • Phone: 81616346
  • Email: emma.j.knight@adelaide.edu.au
  • Campus: Womens & Childrens Hospital
  • Building: WCH - Clarence Rieger, floor 2
  • Org Unit: Adelaide Medical School

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