Gizachew Tessema

Mr Gizachew Tessema

Higher Degree by Research Candidate

Higher Degree by Resarch

School of Public Health

Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences


Gizachew Assefa Tessema (BSc, MPH) is originally an Ethiopian, is currently working as PhD research fellow at University of Adelaide. He has been tutoring Public Health 1A and International Health courses for undergraduate Health Science and Medical Sciences students. Before moving to Australia for pursuing his education, he had been working in teaching and research at University of Gondar, Ethiopia. Gizachew’s main research focus is reproductive health in developing countries. He has published more than 30 research articles in peer-reviewed international journals. Gizachew's research interest involves Maternal and Child Health, Global Health, Infectious Diseases (HIV and Malaria), and Cancer Epidemiology (with a specific emphasis on reproductive organ cancers). His current PhD work is focusing on assessing the quality of care in family planning services in Ethiopia using mixed methods approach. He is supervised by Prof Caroline Laurence, Dr Afzal Mahmood and Dr Judith Gomersall.

2015; Adelaide Scholarship International (ASI) Scholarship

2017; Research Abroad Scholarship

2017; D R Stranks Traveling 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- Teaching various Public Health Courses (Health Promotion, Reproductive Health, Disaster Prevention and Preparedness) for Health and Medical Sciences students and assisting courses such as Adolescent Sexual and Reproductive Health, Maternal and Child Health, and Family Planning and Demography for MPH students in Ethiopia

  • Position: Higher Degree by Resarch
  • 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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