School of Public Health
Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences
Janet (BA, MPH, PhD) is currently a Postdoctoral Researcher in the School of Public Health at The University of Adelaide, working with the BetterStart Research Group led by Prof John Lynch, in the analyses of linked child protection, perinatal, hospital, child and family health, education and development data on SA children born from 1991 onwards.
She started working on population health in 1998 and past projects have included the Gestational Diabetes Mellitus Recall Register, the South Australian Population Health Intergenerational Research (SAPHIRe) project, the Whyalla Intergenerational Study of Health (WISH), the Florey Adelaide Male Ageing Study (FAMAS), and the Men Androgen Inflammation Lifestyle Environment Stress Study (MAILES). Janet was the Study Coordinator for the North West Adelaide Health Study from 2002 to 2015. Her roles include recruitment of study participants and retention strategies for cohort participants, committee management, event management, production of participant documents, preparation of ethics applications, data management, analysis and dissemination of results (including presentations, reports, maintenance of websites, newsletter production and media). From December 2012 to November 2016, Janet also co-ordinated the South Australian Consumer Experience Surveillance System (SACESS), a monthly surveillance survey of approximately 185 South Australian overnight public hospital inpatients, that collects and monitors population data on consumers' perceptions, experiences and satisfaction with health care services.
Janet completed a Bachelor of Arts (Library & Information Studies) from the University of South Australia in 2001, and a Master of Public Health at The University of Adelaide in 2004. In 2018, she completed her PhD with The University of Adelaide on the association between parental body shape and adult offspring body shape, including its influence on mortality and self-perception of weight.
Date Position Institution name 2016 Research Associate/Postdoctoral Researcher University of Adelaide 2011 - 2016 Senior Research Associate University of Adelaide 1998 - 2011 Senior Epidemiologist South Australian Department of Health
Date Institution name Country Title 2012 - 2018 University of Adelaide, Adelaide Australia PhD (conferral March 2018) 2001 - 2004 University of Adelaide Australia MPH 1996 - 2001 University of South Australia Australia BA
Year Citation 2015 Lang, C., Appleton, S., Vakulin, A., Mevoy, D., Wittert, G., Martin, S., . . . Adams, R. (2015). Obstructive Sleep Apnea (osa) And Excessive Daytime Sleepiness (eds) Are Independently Associated With Depression In A Community Based Population Of Australian Men. In AMERICAN JOURNAL OF RESPIRATORY AND CRITICAL CARE MEDICINE Vol. 191 (pp. 1 page). Denver, CO: AMER THORACIC SOC.
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Year Citation 2017 Pilkington, R., Grant, J., Chittleborough, C., Gialamas, A., Montgomerie, A., & Lynch, J. (2017). Child Protection in South Australia. 2010 Montgomerie, A. M., Tideman, P., Taylor, A. W., Janus, E., Philpot, B., Tirimacco, R., . . . Dunbar, J. (2010). An epidemiological analysis of risk factors: Rural versus metropolitan – are there differences?. Population Research & Outcome Studies Unit – SA Health, Adelaide; and Greater Green Triangle, University Department of Rural Health, Flinders University and Deakin University.
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