Janet Grant

Dr Janet Grant

Postdoctoral Researcher

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.

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  • Appointments

    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
  • Education

    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
  • Research Interests

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  • Committee Memberships

    Date Role Committee Institution Country
    2017 - ongoing Member SA Department for Health and Ageing Human Research Ethics Committee (Deputy Member) SA Department for Health and Ageing Australia
  • Position: Postdoctoral Researcher
  • Phone: 83132160
  • Email: janet.grant@adelaide.edu.au
  • Campus: North Terrace
  • Building: Adelaide Health and Medical Sciences, floor 9
  • Room: WS9050.16
  • Org Unit: Public Health

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