Gizachew Tessema

Dr Gizachew Tessema

Adjunct Fellow

School of Public Health

Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences


Dr Gizachew Tessema has obtained his bachelor's and master’s degrees, both in public health in Ethiopia, and has recently completed a PhD in Public Health in the School of Public Health, the University of Adelaide. PhD thesis: quality of care in family planning services in Ethiopia. Dr Tessema has a wide range of research experience including, perinatal epidemiology, fertility and family planning, maternal and child health, health services and health systems research, global health, infectious diseases (HIV and malaria), and cancer epidemiology (with a specific emphasis on prostate and cervical cancer). He published more than 40 research articles in several peer-reviewed journals.

In terms of academics, while he taught several public health courses in the University of Gondar in Ethiopia (2009-2015), Dr Tessema tutored Public Health 1A and International Health courses for undergraduate Health and Medical Sciences students in the University of Adelaide.

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  • Awards and Achievements

    Date Type Title Institution Name Country Amount
    2018 Award Dean's Commendation for Doctoral Thesis Excellence University of Adelaide Australia
    2017 Fellowship DR Stranks Travelling Fellowship 2016 University of Adelaide Australia
    2017 Scholarship Research Abroad Scholarship 2016
    2015 Scholarship Adelaide Scholarship International University of Adelaide Australia
  • Language Competencies

    Language Competency
    Amharic Can read, write, speak, understand spoken and peer review
    English Can read, write, speak, understand spoken and peer review
  • Education

    Date Institution name Country Title
    2015 - 2018 The University of Adelaide Australia PhD in Public and Community Health
    2011 - 2012 University of Gondar Ethiopia MPH (Reproductive and Child Health Speciality)
    2005 - 2009 Hawassa University Ethiopia BSc (Public Health)
  • Research Interests

2017:  Research Abroad Scholarship

2017: D R Stranks Traveling Fellowship

2015-2018:  Adelaide Scholarship International (ASI) Scholarship

2014:  Demographic and Health Survey (DHS) Fellowship

2016- Conducted tutorials and marked assignments for Public Health 1A for Public Health students

2016- Conducted tutorials on International Health for Public Health and Medical students

2009-2015- Taught various public health courses (Health Promotion, Reproductive Health, Disaster Prevention and Preparedness) for Health and Medical Sciences students and taught Adolescent Sexual and Reproductive Health, Maternal and Child Health, and Family Planning and Demography for postgraduate 9MPH) students in Ethiopia

  • Position: Adjunct Fellow
  • Phone: 83130647
  • Email: gizachew.tessema@adelaide.edu.au
  • Campus: North Terrace
  • Building: Adelaide Health and Medical Sciences, floor 9
  • Org Unit: School of Public Health

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