Professor of Epidemiology and Public Health
School of Public Health
Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences
Eligible to supervise Masters and PhD - email supervisor to discuss availability.
John Lynch is Professor of Epidemiology and Public Health at the University of Adelaide, South Australia. He is a Visiting Professor of Epidemiology in the School of Social and Community Medicine at the University of Bristol in the UK. He spent 20 years working in North America and before returning to Australia in 2009 he held professorial positions at the University of Michigan in the USA, and at McGill University in Canada.
He is an internationally recognized scholar in epidemiology and public health. In 2005 he was awarded a Canada Research Chair in Population Health. In 2007 his work in social epidemiology and public health was recognized with an Honorary Doctoral Degree in Medical Science from the University of Copenhagen. In 2009 he was awarded a prestigious NHMRC Australia Fellowship. In 2015 he was elected as a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Health and Medical Sciences.
He has over 300 publications with a Google H-Index of 94. Each year since 2014 he received Thomson Reuters’/Clarivate “World's Highly Cited Researcher” status that places him in the top 1% of cited scientists internationally in his field.
Since 2010, he was Chief Investigator A or B on over $10 million in NHMRC competitive research funding. In total over that period, he was a Chief Investigator on successful competitive research grants worth over $22 million. He leads an NHMRC funded Centre for Research Excellence (2015-2020) called "EMPOWER: Health systems, disadvantage and child well-being" that is designed to improve health system capacity to respond to disadvantaged children's circumstances and enhance their health and development.
He currently serves on 5 international, 7 national and 6 local scientific advisory groups. He was an editor of the highly ranked International Journal of Epidemiology from 2005 to 2016.
- My Research
- Grants and Funding
- Professional Activities
- Child health and development
- Social and health inequality
- Information systems to enhance evidence-based public health
- Translational health science across research, policy and practice
- Pragmatic RCTs of early life interventions
Current research projects in the areas of:
- Evidence for interventions to reduce inequalities in child health and development
- Using linked data to monitor population health and interventions to reduce inequalities in child health and development
- Cognitive and non-cognitive characteristics, child health, child development, health behaviours and trajectories of human capability formation
- Predictive validity of routinely collected perinatal data for child development
- Pragmatic RCTs of nurse-lead programs to support parenting
- Internet-based parental support for infant and child development
Date Position Institution name 2015 Head, Division of Epidemiology and Biostatistics University of Adelaide 2013 - 2015 Director, DMAC University of Adelaide 2011 Professor Epidemiology and Public Health University of Adelaide 2009 - 2015 NHMRC Australian Fellow National Health and Medical Research Council 2009 - 2011 Professor of Epidemiology University of South Australia 2008 - 2008 Senior Principal Research Fellow (Declined) National Health and Medical Research Council 2008 Visiting Professor of Epidemiology University of Bristol 2007 Adjunct Professor and Honorary Doctor of Medical Science University of Copenhagen 2005 - 2008 Professor of Epidemiology McGill University 2005 - 2008 Canada Research Chair Population Health 2001 - 2005 Associate Professor University of Michigan Health System
Awards and Achievements
Date Type Title Institution Name Country Amount 2018 Distinction World High Cite Researcher Clarivate United Kingdom — 2016 Award World’s Highly Cited Researcher — — — 2015 Award World’s Highly Cited Researcher — — — 2015 Fellowship Fellow Australian Academy Health & Medical Sciences AAHMS — — 2014 Achievement World’s Highly Cited Researcher — — — 2007 Honour Honorary Doctorate University of Copenhagen Denmark —
Date Institution name Country Title — University California at Berkeley USA PhD — University California at Berkely USA MPH — University of Western Australia Australia M.Ed. — University of Copenhagen Denmark Dr. Med. Sci. (Hon)
Year Citation 2018 Sawyer, A., Lynch, J., McDonald, D., Jeffs, D., Reece, C., Clark, J., & Sawyer, M. (2018). eMums Plus: Supporting mothers with mild-moderate depression and parenting problems. In AUSTRALIAN PSYCHOLOGIST Vol. 53 (pp. 53). WILEY. 2017 Lynch, J. (2017). What can early interventions really achieve, and how will we know?. In Family Matters (pp. 15-22). 2016 Mol, B., Smithers, L., & Lynch, J. (2016). The impact of caesarean section on children's school achievement. In AMERICAN JOURNAL OF OBSTETRICS AND GYNECOLOGY Vol. 214 (pp. S342). Atlanta, GA: MOSBY-ELSEVIER.
2011 Giles, L., Davies, M., Whitrow, M. J., Rumbold, A. R., lynch., Lynch, J., . . . Moore, V. (2011). Structured regression analyses in life course epidemiology: An illustration of how maternal depression in early childhood affects children’s internalizing behaviour at age 9.5 years.. In AEA. Perth. 2010 McDonald, S., Moodie, E., & Lynch, J. (2010). METHODOLOGICAL APPROACHES TO CONCEPTUALIZING AND MODELING THE EFFECT OF DYNAMIC FAMILY STRUCTURE ON CHILD BEHAVIOR. In AMERICAN JOURNAL OF EPIDEMIOLOGY Vol. 171 (pp. S112). Anaheim, SOLOMON ISLANDS: OXFORD UNIV PRESS INC. 2009 Yang, S., Khang, Y. -H., Chun, H., Harper, S., & Lynch, J. (2009). CHANGES IN THE GENDER DIFFERENTIAL IN LIFE EXPECTANCY IN KOREA: SIMILAR TRENDS BUT DIFFERENT EXPLANATIONS. In AMERICAN JOURNAL OF EPIDEMIOLOGY Vol. 169 (pp. S76). Anaheim, CA: OXFORD UNIV PRESS INC. 2009 Smith, B., Loucks, E., Harper, S., Abrahamowicz, M., Fox, C., & Lynch, J. (2009). Life course socioeconomic position and incidence of type 2 diabetes: Framingham offspring study. In Proceedings of the 42nd Annual Meeting of the Society-for-Epidemiologic-Research, as published in American Journal of Epidemiology Vol. 169 (pp. S77). Anaheim, CA: Oxford University Press (OUP).
2009 Agha, G., Murabito, J. M., Lynch, J. W., Abrahamowicz, M., Harper, S. B., & Loucks, E. B. (2009). Lifecourse socioeconomic position and ankle-brachial index. In Proceedings of the 42nd Annual Meeting of the Society-for-Epidemiologic-Research, as published in American Journal of Epidemiology Vol. 169 (pp. S79). Anaheim, CA: Oxford University Press (OUP).
2008 Khang, Y. -H., Lynch, J., Yang, S., Harper, S., Yun, S. -C., Jung-Choi, K., & Kim, H. (2008). Contribution of material, psychosocial, and behavioral factors in explaining educational and occupational mortality inequalities in a nationally representative sample of South Korea: Relative and absolute perspectives. In AMERICAN JOURNAL OF EPIDEMIOLOGY Vol. 167 (pp. S125). Chicago, IL: OXFORD UNIV PRESS INC. 2008 Khang, Y. -H., Yun, S. -C., & Lynch, J. (2008). Monitoring trends in socioeconomic health inequalities: It matters how you measure. In AMERICAN JOURNAL OF EPIDEMIOLOGY Vol. 167 (pp. S125). Chicago, IL: OXFORD UNIV PRESS INC. 2008 Yang, S., Khang, Y. -H., Harper, S., Lim, D., & Lynch, J. (2008). Age- and cause-specific contributions to increases in life expectancy in Korea, 1970-2005. In AMERICAN JOURNAL OF EPIDEMIOLOGY Vol. 167 (pp. S132). Chicago, IL: OXFORD UNIV PRESS INC. 2008 Harper, S., Yang, S., & Lynch, J. (2008). Is there a suicide belt in the United States?. In AMERICAN JOURNAL OF EPIDEMIOLOGY Vol. 167 (pp. S37). Chicago, IL: OXFORD UNIV PRESS INC. 2007 Harper, S., Lynch, J., & Burris, S. (2007). Do mandatory seat belt laws reduce socioeconomic inequalities in seat belt use?. In AMERICAN JOURNAL OF EPIDEMIOLOGY Vol. 165 (pp. S47). Boston, MA: OXFORD UNIV PRESS INC. 2007 Krolner, R., Due, P., Rasmussen, M., Damsgaard, M., Holstein, B., & Lynch, J. (2007). Does school matter for 11-year-olds' fruit intake?. In AMERICAN JOURNAL OF EPIDEMIOLOGY Vol. 165 (pp. S74). Boston, MA: OXFORD UNIV PRESS INC. 2007 Khang, Y., Lynch, J., Jung-Choi, K., & Cho, H. (2007). Explaining age specific inequalities in mortality from all causes, cardiovascular disease and ischemic heart disease among South Korean men: Relative and absolute perspectives.. In AMERICAN JOURNAL OF EPIDEMIOLOGY Vol. 165 (pp. S73). Boston, MA: OXFORD UNIV PRESS INC. 2007 Harper, S., Lynch, J., & Burris, S. (2007). Social inequality in fetal growth. A comparative study of Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden 1981-2000.. In AMERICAN JOURNAL OF EPIDEMIOLOGY Vol. 165 (pp. S47). Boston, MA: OXFORD UNIV PRESS INC. 2005 Yang, S., Lynch, J., & Diez-Roux, A. (2005). Role of cognitive functioning and parental socioeconomic position on BMI and smoking during adolescence and early adulthood.. In AMERICAN JOURNAL OF EPIDEMIOLOGY Vol. 161 (pp. S149). Toronto, CANADA: OXFORD UNIV PRESS INC. 2005 Harper, S., & Lynch, J. (2005). Why has the black-white life expectancy gap recently declined?. In American Journal of Epidemiology Vol. 161 (pp. S138 (0 pages)). Toronto, CANADA: Oxford Univ Press Inc. 2005 Bainbridge, K., Lynch, J., Raghunathan, T., Kaplan, G., & Salonen, J. (2005). Increasing intima-media thickness across successive birth cohorts, 1926-1946. In American Journal of Epidemiology Vol. 161 (pp. S28 (0 pages)). Toronto, CANADA: Oxford Univ Press Inc. 2004 Harper, S., Lynch, J., Diez-Roux, A., Kaplan, G., Raghunathan, T., & Raudenbush, S. (2004). Application of the Relative Risk and Health Concentration Index to monitoring trends in socioeconomic inequalities in obesity and smoking among US states.. In AMERICAN JOURNAL OF EPIDEMIOLOGY Vol. 159 (pp. S68). Salt Lake City, UT: OXFORD UNIV PRESS INC. 2004 Yang, S., Lynch, J., Raghunathan, T., Kauhanen, J., Salonen, J., & Kaplan, G. (2004). Socioeconomic and psychosocial exposures across the lifecourse and binge drinking in adulthood.. In AMERICAN JOURNAL OF EPIDEMIOLOGY Vol. 159 (pp. S94). Salt Lake City, UT: OXFORD UNIV PRESS INC. 2004 Faerstein, E., Chor, D., Werneck, G., Lopes, C., Lynch, J., & Kaplan, G. (2004). Race and perceived racism, education, and hypertension among Brazilian civil servants.. In AMERICAN JOURNAL OF EPIDEMIOLOGY Vol. 159 (pp. S35). Salt Lake City, UT: OXFORD UNIV PRESS INC.
2003 Merlo, J., Lynch, J., Rastam, L., & Dobson, A. (2003). Population effects on individual systolic blood pressure: A multilevel analysis of WHO MONICA Project. In CIRCULATION Vol. 107 (pp. E7024). MIAMI, FLORIDA: LIPPINCOTT WILLIAMS & WILKINS. 2003 Faerstein, E., Chor, D., Kaplan, G., Lynch, J., & Lopes, C. (2003). Association of weight gain with ethnicity and life course socioeconomic position among Brazilian civil servants. In AMERICAN JOURNAL OF EPIDEMIOLOGY Vol. 157 (pp. S93). ATLANTA, GEORGIA: OXFORD UNIV PRESS INC. 2003 Maty, S., Lynch, J., & Kaplan, G. (2003). Trajectories of socioeconomic disadvantage and the 34-year risk of Type 2 diabetes.. In AMERICAN JOURNAL OF EPIDEMIOLOGY Vol. 157 (pp. S66). ATLANTA, GEORGIA: OXFORD UNIV PRESS INC. 2003 Laaksonen, D., Lakka, H., Lynch, J., Lakka, T., Niskanen, L., Rauramaa, R., . . . Kauhanen, J. (2003). Cardiorespiratory fitness and vigorous leisure-time physical activity modify the association of small size at birth with the metabolic syndrome. In DIABETES Vol. 52 (pp. A223). NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA: AMER DIABETES ASSOC. 2003 Merlo, J., Lynch, J., Gerdtham, U., & Rastam, L. (2003). Low income and 28-day mortality after hospitalisation for myocardial infarction in Sweden: Disentangling individual from hospital factors. In CIRCULATION Vol. 107 (pp. E7032). MIAMI, FLORIDA: LIPPINCOTT WILLIAMS & WILKINS. 1999 Muntaner, C., Oates, G., & Lynch, J. (1999). Social class and social cohesion: A content validity analysis using a nonrecursive structural equation model. In N. Adler, M. Marmot, B. McEwen, & J. Stewart (Eds.), Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences Vol. 896 (pp. 409-413). NIH, BETHESDA, MARYLAND: NEW YORK ACAD SCIENCES.
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1997 Salonen, J., Nyyssönen, K., Seppänen, K., Salonen, R., Lynch, J., & Kaplan, G. (1997). Plasma fibrinogen and wall thickness in carotid and femoral arteries: Findings from the KIND study. In Fibrinolysis and Proteolysis Vol. 11 (pp. 35-40). ULM, GERMANY: CHURCHILL LIVINGSTONE.
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1996 Lynch, J., Krause, N., Kaplan, G., Cohen, R., Salonen, R., & Salonen, J. (1996). Workplace demands, economic reward, and atherosclerotic progression.. In AMERICAN JOURNAL OF EPIDEMIOLOGY Vol. 143 (pp. 52). AMER J EPIDEMIOLOGY. 1995 LYNCH, J., HELMRICH, S., LAKKA, T., KAPLAN, G., COHEN, R., SALONEN, R., & SALONEN, J. (1995). MODERATELY INTENSE PHYSICAL-ACTIVITY AND HIGH-LEVELS OF CARDIORESPIRATORY FITNESS REDUCE THE RISK OF NON-INSULIN-DEPENDENT DIABETES-MELLITUS. In AMERICAN JOURNAL OF EPIDEMIOLOGY Vol. 141 (pp. S63). AMER J EPIDEMIOLOGY.
Year Citation 2016 Mittinty, N. M., Lynch, J. W., Forbes, A., & Gurrin, L. (2016). Multiple Mediation in the presence of exposure induced mediator outcome confounder. Poster session presented at the meeting of UK Causal Inference. London. 2015 Pearce, A., Sawyer, A., Chittleborough, C. R., Mittinty, N. M., & Lynch, J. (2015). Relative contributions of early-life cognitive ability and self-regulation in mediating social inequalities in academic ability: effect decomposition in contemporary UK and Australian cohorts. Poster session presented at the meeting of Society for Longitudinal and Life Course Studies International Conference. Dublin. 2014 Searle, A., Chittleborough, C., Smithers, L., Brinkman, S., & Lynch, J. (2014). Predicting emotional vulnerability in the first school year using population-level perinatal information: A data linkage study. Poster session presented at the meeting of Society for Mental Health Research Conference. Adelaide. 2014 Chong, S. Y., Chittleborough, C. R., Gregory, T., Mittinty, N. M., Lynch, J., & Smithers, L. (2014). Influence of parenting and child temperament on Intelligence Quotient (IQ) at 8 years. Poster session presented at the meeting of Occasional Temperament Conference. Lincoln, Nebraska. 2014 Chong, S. Y., Chittleborough, C. R., Gregory, T., Mittinty, N. M., Lynch, J., & Smithers, L. (2014). Using marginal structural models to estimate the direct effect of temperament at 2-3 years on receptive vocabulary and academic achievement at 6-7 years. Poster session presented at the meeting of Occasional Temperament Conference. Lincoln, Nebraska. 2014 Beckmann, K., Hiller, J., Lynch, J., Farshid, G., Houssami, N., & Roder, D. (2014). OVERDIAGNOSIS DUE TO MAMMOGRAPHY SCREENING PROGRAMS: EVIDENCE FROM SOUTH AUSTRALIA. Poster session presented at the meeting of ASIA-PACIFIC JOURNAL OF CLINICAL ONCOLOGY. WILEY-BLACKWELL. 2014 Hoon, E., Gill, T., Dent, E., Lynch, J., & Beilby, J. (2014). Profiling self-management and information seeking activities for people with MSK conditions in an Australian regional population. Poster session presented at the meeting of Proceedings of Australian Rheumatology Association in conjunction with Rheumatology Health Professionals Association 55th Annual Scientific Meeting, as published in Internal Medicine Journal. Hobart, Tasmania: Wiley.
2014 Gill, T., Hoon, E., Lynch, J., & Beilby, J. (2014). Mental distress associated with musculoskeletal conditions: profiling this population for a defined regional population. Poster session presented at the meeting of Proceedings of the Australian Rheumatology Association in conjunction with Rheumatology Health Professionals Association 55th Annual Scientific Meeting, as published in Internal Medicine Journal. Hobart, Tasmania: Wiley.
2013 Tsukinoki, R., & Murakami, Y. (2013). Non-communicable disease epidemic: epidemiology in action (EuroEpi 2013 and NordicEpi 2013). Poster session presented at the meeting of European Journal of Epidemiology.
2012 Sawyer, A., Chittleborough, C. R., Mittinty, N. M., Sawyer, M., & Lynch, J. (2012). The importance of children’s development of self-regulation in early life for later school readiness and academic achievement. Poster session presented at the meeting of The 11th Australian Conference for Personality and Individual Differences. Melbourne. 2012 Sawyer, A., Chittleborough, C. R., Lawlor, D., Sawyer, M., Mittinty, N. M., & Lynch, J. (2012). The role of attention and emotion regulation in school readiness and school performance. Poster session presented at the meeting of Population Health Congress. Adelaide. 2011 Chittleborough, C. R., Lawlor, D. A., & Lynch, J. W. (2011). Predicting child health and development outcomes from maternal factors we can measure in pregnancy. Poster session presented at the meeting of National Child Health Conference & Exhibition. Telford, UK. 2011 Chittleborough, C., Lawlor, D., & Lynch, J. (2011). Antenatal prediction of poor maternal and child outcomes: implications for selection into intensive parenting support programs. Poster session presented at the meeting of Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health. Edinburgh, Scotland: BMJ Publishing Group.
2010 Glennon, V., Wittert, G., Noakes, M., Brinkworth, G., Lynch, J., & Salon, D. (2010). GIRTH (Get Involved Reach Top Health) a community based peer lead healthy lifestyle program for men in Australia. Poster session presented at the meeting of Journal of Mens Health. Paris, France: International Society of Mens Health.
2010 McDonald, S., Moodie, E., & Lynch, J. (2010). 1210 Methodological approaches to conceptualizing and modeling the effect of dynamic family structure on child behavior. Poster session presented at the meeting of Pediatric Research. Nature Publishing Group.
2009 Maximova, K., Lynch, J., O'Loughlin, J., Hanley, J. A., & Paradis, G. (2009). The effect of weight gain and body fat on 5-year changes in blood pressure is similar in adolescent boys and girls. Poster session presented at the meeting of Abstracts of the 2009 Joint Conference - Nutrition, Physical Activity and Metabolism and 49th Cardiovascular Disease Epidemiology and Prevention, as published in Circulation. Palm Harbor, FL: American Heart Association.
2008 Dalton, S. O., Ross, L., During, M., Carlsen, K., Mortensen, P. B., Lynch, J. W., & Johansen, C. (2008). Socioeconomic gradients in tumour stage at presentation and survival among breast cancer patients diagnosed 1983-1999 in Denmark. Poster session presented at the meeting of Abstracts of the International Psycho-Oncology Society (IPOS) 10th World Congress of Psycho-Oncology, as published in Psycho-Oncology. Madrid, Spain: John Wiley & Sons.
Report for External Bodies
Year Citation 2017 Pilkington, R. M., & Lynch, J. (2017). Vulnerability in early life in South Australia. A research brief for the SA Child and Family Health Service.. Internal Government Report. 2017 Montgomerie, A., Pilkington, R. M., & Lynch, J. (2017). Does an extra year of preschool matter? A research brief for the SA Department of the Premier and Cabinet and the SA Department for Education and Child Development.. 2017 Pilkington, R. M., & Lynch, J. (2017). Children in Out of Home Care in South Australia. A research brief for the SA Department of the Premier and Cabinet. Internal government report. 2017 Pilkington, R. M., & Lynch, J. (2017). A population profile by CaFHS regions. A research brief for the SA Child and Family Health Service.. Internal government report. 2017 Pilkington, R., Grant, J., Chittleborough, C., Gialamas, A., Montgomerie, A., & Lynch, J. (2017). Child Protection in South Australia. 2017 Gialamas, A., Montgomerie, A., Pilkington, R., & Lynch, J. (2017). Risk Factors for Child Protection Notification Under Age One: SA Birthing Hospitals 2010-2013. 2017 Gialamas, A., Pilkington, R., & Lynch, J. (2017). CaFHS Foundation Services Priority Groups. 2016 Nuske, T., Pilkington, R., Gialamas, A., Chittleborough, C., Smithers, L., & Lynch, J. (2016). The SA Early Childhood Data Project: Updated Report. Adelaide: University of Adelaide. 2016 Pilkington, R. M., & Lynch, J. (2016). Child Protection in South Australia. A research brief for the SA Department of the Premier and Cabinet and the SA Department for Education and Child Development.. 2015 Sawyer, M. G., Mpundu-Kaambwa, C., Sawyer, A., Clark, J., & Lynch, J. (2015). Results from a Pilot Trial Assessing a new Child and Family Health Service (CaFHS) Clinical Support Measure. School of Paediatrics and Reproductive Health, The University of Adelaide, Adelaide, Australia; the Research and Evaluation Unit, Women’s and Children’s Health Network, Adelaide.. 2015 Pilkington, R., Gialamas, A., & Lynch, J. (2015). Emotionally Vulnerable and Disadvantaged Boys. 2015 Pilkington, R., Gialamas, A., & Lynch, J. (2015). Service Contact Profiles across the South Australian Government: The Top 100 Children. 2014 Sawyer, A., Gialamas, A., Pearce, A., Sawyer, M., & Lynch, J. (2014). A Supporting Systems Framework for Child Health and Development, The University of Adelaide, Adelaide. 2014 Chittleborough, C. R., Searle, A., & Lynch, J. (2014). Can linked data help to better target family support programs for child health and development? (Research Series 2014-03). Adelaide: School of Population Health, The University of Adelaide.
Year Citation 2015 Gialamas, A. (2015). The quality, type and time spent in child care in the first three years of life and children’s cognitive and socio-emotional development at school entry. (PhD Thesis, University of Adelaide).
Competitive Research Funding
National Competitive Schemes
|2011||New Technology for New Mums - A Pragmatic Trial of Web-Based Support for Mothers of Young Children. Developing a pragmatic, preference, equivalence, RCT to examine a new method of delivering parent support programs by child and family health nurses in SA.||CI-A Sawyer; My Role: CI-B.||NHMRC Partnership Project Grant||$1.74 M; 4 years.|
|2012||Sustaining Health: Follow-up of the Aboriginal Birth Cohrt in NT.||CI-A Singh; My Role: CI-E||NHMRC Project Grant.||$2.2 M, 4 years.|
|2013||Child health and development: a South Australian data linkage study. APP1056888.||My Role: CI-A;||NHMRC Partnership Project Grant||$457,000, 3 years.|
|2014||Seeding success: identifying factors that contribute to positive early childhood health and development in Aboriginal children. APP1061713.||CI-A Jorm; My role CI-D||NHMRC Project Grant||$672,080.90, 3 years|
|2015||EMPOWER: Health Systems, Adversity and Child Well Being. APP 1099422.||My Role: CI-A||NHMRC Centre of Research Excellence||$4.972 M, 2015-2020.|
LENA: The Contribution of Home Language Exposure to Intergenerational Transmission of Inequality. APP1121830
|My Role: CI-C||NHMRC Project Grant||$1,281,706 M, 2017-2020|
|2012||COMPaRE-PHC Centre for Obesity Management and Prevention Research Excellence in Primary Care. Centre for Research Excellence.||CI-A; Harris, My Role: CI-H||APHCRI||$2.5 M; 4 years.|
|2014||Does nurse home-visiting improve the longer-term health and well-being of mothers and children?||CI_A Sawyer; My role CI-B||Channel 7 Children’s Research Foundation||$58,000, 1 year|
|2014||Learning from success: Child development improvements in Northern Territory and South Australian Aboriginal communities.||CI-A – Kinnell; My role: CI-B||Channel 7 Children’s Research Foundation||$34,000 2 years.|
|2014||ALSPAC Core Funding (2014-2019).||CI-A Davey Smith; My Role: CIW||Wellcome Trust, MRC (UK)||£7.9Million, 6 years.|
|2015||Emums Plus.||CI-A Sawyer; My role CI-B||Channel 7 Children’s Research Foundation||$75,000|
|2016||Child Protection in SA.||CI-A Pilkington; My role CI-B;||Channel 7 Children’s Research Foundation||$75,000|
|2016||Parenting Investments.||CI-A Gialamas; My role CI-B;||Channel 7 Children’s Research Foundation||$75,000|
|2016||SA Early Child hood Data Project||My role CI-A||SA Department Premier Cabinet||$933,000, 3 years|
Previous Research Grant Support
|2008||Australia Fellowship -
Evidence-based public health, early life intervention, research-policy nexus.
|My Role: CIA||NHMRC||$4 M; 5 years.|
|2009||Closing the Gap: Early Childhood Sustained Home Visiting for families of Aboriginal infants in an urban community.
Evaluation of home visiting program for aboriginal infants using a time-lagged comparison cohort. Project Grant RG 092170
|CI-A Kemp; My Role: AI||NHMRC||$2.1 million; 5 years.|
|2010||The physiology of health systems: Port Lincoln as a case study.
Capture and describe comprehensively all health system activity relating to a sizeable and carefully-defined Australian population (that of Port Lincoln, in western South Australia, population ~14,000). Project Grant
|CI-A Beilby; My Role: CI-G;||NHMRC||$2.2 M; 5 years.|
|2011||Improving chronic disease outcomes for Indigenous Australians: Causes, Interventions, System Change
This research will better understand the development of chronic conditions, and guide the development of diet, lifestyle, clinical and health system interventions. Program Grant; . (My involvement ended Sept 2012)
|CI-A: O’Dea My Role: CI-D||NHMRC||$8.19 M; 5 years|
Other Funding Agencies
|1999||Psychosocial Factors & Ischemic Heart Disease - Examination of the role of various psychosocial factors in the genesis of CVD and diabetes.||My Role: Co-Inv (Kaplan, Salonen CI)||NHLBI||$3.6 million; 5 years|
|2000||Early Life Factors in KIHD Study -
This grant is to supplement data collection from archival records on early life factors that may be relevant to adult disease in an Eastern Finnish population.
|My Role: CIA||Inst. Social Research||$48,000; 1 year|
|2000||SES and Health in Alameda County-
Examines the lifecourse socioeconomic predictors of mortality, morbidity, functioning, health behaviors and psychosocial risk factors in a population-based sample that includes 6 waves of data collection over 35 years.
|My Role: CIA||NICHD & NIA||$530,000; 3 years|
|2000||Community Health Assets Index -
Involves the development of an index of key contextual level exposures that may help characterize communities as to their disease risk.
|My Role: CIA||CDC||$600,000; 3 years|
|2000||Social Context, Social Inequality and Health –Investigates the individual and contextual effects of neighborhood in representative sample of Chicago neighborhoods.||My role: Co-Inv (House J, Kaplan G CIs) (Morenoff, Diez Roux, Raudenbush Co-Inv).||NICHD||$3,470,138; 5 years|
|2001||Health of Women Under Economic Stress - Investigates the health effects of shifts from welfare to work in single mothers.||My Role: CID||NICHD||$1,110,364; 4 years|
|2002||Pathways to Child Health and Function - Investigates inter and intra-generational socioeconomic effects, parenting characteristics and neighborhood influences on child health and development.||My Role: CIB.||$1,133,010; 3 years|
|2003||Marginalization and Health in Denmark -
Random sample of the Danish population aged 40-50 years that prospectively examines the health consequences of economic and social marginalization.
|My Role: Co-Inv (Holstein, Due, Modvig Co-CIs)||Danish Ministry of Health||DK 3 Million; 5 years|
Monitoring Cancer Disparities –
Project to conceptualize, develop and measure socioeconomic and race/ethnic disparities in cancer mortality, survival, screening, and risk behaviors.
Individual and Population Lifecourse Approach to Health –
Project for funding to write a book that brings together evidence from biology, medicine, epidemiology, psychology and sociology concerning a lifecourse approach to adult chronic disease.
My role: CIA
My role: CIA (Davey Smith CIB)
National Cancer Institute, USA
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation USA
$320,000; 2 years
$270,000; 3 years
The New Old Public Health-
Investigate the contributions of the theory of general susceptibility to levels and trends in population health.
|My role: CIA (Davey Smith, Kunitz CIs||Robert Wood Johnson Foundation USA||$20,000; 1 year|
Lifecourse Predictors of Psychosocial Function –
Investigates the lifecourse socioeconomic predictors of adult psychosocial functioning such as depression, hopelessness, hostility, aggression, sense of coherence, and social isolation.
|My Role: CIC||NICHD||$510,000, 3 years|
Canada Research Chair -
Population health research.
|My Role: CIA.||Govt. of Canada||$1.4 Million 7 years.|
|HD:IDEAS Health Disparities - Capacity building in health inequalities research||My Role: CIA.||CIHR Canada||$760,000; 5 years|
ALSPAC Social Determinants - Family socioeconomic factors, health and development of children and adolescents.
My Role: Co-Inv (Lawlor, Davey Smith, Sterne Co-Inv)
Economic and Social Research Council UK;
£3.5 Million; 5 years
Epirical Case Studies in Cancer Inequalities -
Compare how different health inequality measures perform in the assessment of trends in cancer disparities.
Geographical, social and individual determinants of health and health care utilization – A longitudinal multilevel analysis. Agency: Swedish Govt. Grant for Medical Research (ALF);
Lifecourse SEP, Diabetes and Potential Gene x Environment Interactions - Examine interactions between early life disadvantage and genetic polymorphisms eg FTO, TCF7L2 in regard to NIDDM.
Framingham Offspring -
Investigate the inter-generational patterning of CVD risk factors.
Longitudinal analysis of the Quebec birth cohort - Project to examine links between social deprivation in childhood and CVD risk factors.
My Role: CIA
My Role: Co-Inv (Merlo CIA, Rastam, Rosvall Co-Inv)
My Role: CIB (Loucks CIA) (Abrahamowizc, Benjamin, Engert CoCIs)
My Role: CIC (Loucks, Fuhrer, Pilote, Muribato, Benjamin Co-CIs)
My Role: Co-Inv (Seguin CI) (Daniel, Gauvin, Zunzenegi Co-Inv)
$100,000; 2 years
12 million; 3 years.
$240,000; 3 years.
$680,000; 3 years
$345,000; 4 years.
Microsimulation modeling of the effectiveness of different risk reduction strategies.
|CI-A Kopeck; My Role: CI-H||CIHR Canada||$1.1 Million; 5 years|
World Health Inequality -
Investigate the extent and correlates of global health inequality using the new World Health Survey data from WHO.
Does Nurse Home-Visiting Improve Infant Development in Rural and Remote Regions? An evaluation of the South Australian nurse home-visiting (SA-NHV) program.
The New England Family Study: Fifty Year Post-Perinatal Follow-Up for Life Course Effects on Aging, -. Early life factors and gene x environment interactions as predictors of early aging. US NIH # 1RC2AG036666-01
My Role: CIC (Moore, Harper Co-CIs)
CI-A Sawyer; My Role: CIB.
CI-A Loucks; My Role CI-F
Channel 7 Childrens Research Foundation
$40,000; 1 year
$72,500; 2 years
$1.7 million; 3 years
|2010||Data Linkage Seed Grant -
Support for fostering the use of data linkage for early childhood development research.
|My Role: CIA||ARACY||$15,000; 1 year|
Preventing maternal and child overweight and obesity: InFANT-Extend.
Combined child care and preschool: What level of participation is needed to improve school readiness for disadvantaged children?
CI-A Campbell; My Role CI-E.
CI-A Krieg; My role: CIC.
World Cancer Research Fund
Channel 7 Childrens Research Foundation.
$450,000, 3 years
$61,700, 2 years
ALSPAC Core Funding.
The effect of early life conditions and experiences on child development and learning: A whole of population study.
Does nurse home-visiting improve the longer term health and wellbeing of mothers and children?
CI-A Davey Smith; My Role: CIS
CI-A Guthridge; My Role CI-C
CI-A: Sawyer; My Role: CI-B
Ch 7 Children’s Research Foundation;
£6 Million, 3 years
$100,000; 1 year
$70,000 1 year
eMums – Advancing the potential of nurse-guided internet support for young families.
Perinatal predictors of AEDI and NAPLAN. Proof of Concept Project #3.
CI-A; Sawyer, My Role: CI-B
CI-A; Brinkman, My Role: CI-B
Robinson Institute, Univ. Adelaide.
Population Health Research Network
$50,000; 1 year.
$280,000; 1 year.
I have taught courses on epidemiologic methods, social epidemiology and population health at the Master’s and PhD level. I have excellent teaching evaluations and was awarded “Teacher of the Year” at McGill University in 2006 by student vote.
Current Graduate and Undergraduate Courses:
- Epidemiological Research Methods, MPH, University of Adelaide
- Epidemiology – Bachelor Health Sciences, University Adelaide
- Advanced Epidemiology 4 day Short Course with Professor Tony Blakely: Adelaide (2012), Brisbane (2013), Sydney (2014); Hobart (2015); Canberra (2016)
- Population Health and Social Epidemiology, University of Michigan, McGill University
- Advanced Epidemiological Methods: Causal Inference, McGill University
- Fieldwork in Epidemiology, University of Michigan
- Measuring Population Health and Health Inequalities, University of Michigan
- University of Michigan Summer School: Social EpidemiologyBHEH H
- European Science Foundation, Coimbra, Portugal: Summer School on Health Inequalities
- Karolinska Institute, Stockholm: Gender and Health Inequalities Course
- University of Copenhagen, Dept. Social Medicine: PhD Course in Social Epidemiology
- Adelaide University: Addictions and Inequality Summer School, Adelaide, Australia
- Johns Hopkins University Fall Policy Institute, Barcelona: Social Inequalities in Health
- McGill University, Genetics and Public Health
- Advanced Epidemiology, University of Otago, 2011
Advanced Epidemiology, University of Adelaide, 2011, 2012, 2013.
|Post Doctoral Students||Years||Role||Topic||Current Status|
|Gavin Turrell, PhD||1998 - 1999||Primary||Life course socioeconomic position and health||NHMRC Senior Research Fellow|
|Jennifer Beebe-Dimmer, PhD||2001 - 2003||Primary||Life course socioeconomic factors and CVD in women||Assistant Professor, University Michigan|
|Bruna Galobardes, MD, PhD||2002 - 2005||Co-S||Life course approaches to health and health inequalities (University of Bristol, UK)||MRC Research Fellow|
|Kathy Bainbridge, PhD||2003 - 2005||Primary||Life course exposures and health||WESTAT Corporation|
|Sonia Angell, MD, MPH||2003 - 2004||Primary||Early life predictors of insulin resistance||Head CVD Branch, New York City Health Dept.|
|Nick King, PhD||2003 - 2005||Co-S||Ethics and health inequalities||Assistant Professor, McGill University|
|Sarah Burgard, PhD||1003 - 2005||Co-S||Life course predictors of health||Assistant Professor, University Michigan|
|Allison Aiello, PhD||2003 - 2005||Co-S||Life course and infection||Assistant Professor, University Michigan|
|Sonia Eden, MD||2004 - 2005||Co-S||Race/ethnic differences in stroke care||RWJ Clinical Scholar|
|Sam Harper, PhD||2005 - 2008||Primary||Population health perspectives on social epidemiology||Asst Professor McGill University|
|Seungmi Yang, PhD||2006 - 2009||Primary||Families, cognitive processes and adolescent health||Post-doctoral Fellow, McGill University|
|Amani Nuru-Jeter, PhD||2006 - 2008||Co-S||Racial disparities in insulin resistance||Assistant Professor, UCSF|
|Beatriz Alvarado Llano, MD, PhD||2007 - 2009||Primary||Social determinants of longitudinal growth trajectories in children||Asst Professor, Queens University|
|Cathy Chittleborough, PhD||2008 -||Primary||Longitudinal analysis of child behaviour trajectories and health||Post-doctoral Fellow, University Bristol|
|Lisa Smithers PhD||2009 -||Primary||Early life nutrition and cognitive functioning||Research Fellow, University Adelaide|
|Rebecca Golley PhD||2009 -||Primary||Early life nutrition and cardiometabolic risk||NHF Research Fellow, UniSA|
|Alyssa Sawyer PhD||2011 -||Primary||Early life behavioural dysregulation and academic achievement||Research Fellow, University of Adelaide|
|Sarah Wamala, PhD||1998 - 2002||Co-S||Socioeconomic differences in CHD risk among women (Karolinska Institute, Sweden)||Department Health, Stockholm County Council|
|Susan Gorstein, PhD||1998 - 2002||Co-S||Risk factors for stunting and wasting in Bangladesh||Completed PhD|
|Sioban Maty, PhD||1998 - 2003||Co-S||Life course socioeconomic factors and diabetes||Assistant Professor, Portland State University|
|Peter Baltrus, PhD||1998 - 2003||Co-S||Life course socioeconomic factors and weight gain over 30 years||Research Associate, Morehouse University|
|Louisa Borrell, PhD||1999 - 2002||Co-S||Socioeconomic and race/ethnic differences in dental caries||Assistant Professor, City University New York|
|Barbara Smith, PhD||1999 - 2002||Co-S||Individual and institutional risk factors for poor dental care among the elderly||Completed PhD|
|Don Mathanga, PhD||1999 - 2003||Co-S||Effectiveness of insecticide-treated bed nets in preventing malaria.||Completed PhD|
|Robert Lubwama, PhD||1999 - 2003||Co-S||A novel approach to understanding cohort effects using cross-sectional data||Completed PhD|
|Sharon Simonton, PhD||1999 - 2004||Co-S||Life course socioeconomic indicators and obesity in children||Post-doctoral Fellow, University Michigan|
|Amelia Gavin, PhD||2000 - 2004||Co-S||Life course risk factors for preterm delivery||Assistant Professor, University Washington|
|Sam Harper, PhD||2001 - 2005||Primary||Understanding social inequalities in health using routinely collected data||Research Associate, McGill University|
|Burcu Bayirli, PhD||2001 - 2005||Co-S||Risk factors for malocclusion||Assistant Professor, Wayne State University|
|Dawei Xie, PhD||2001 - 2004||Co-S||Combining information from multiple sources in the small area estimation of cancer risk factors.
||Assistant Professor, University Pennsylvanian|
|Debbie Barrington, PhD||2001 - 2005||Co-S||Intergenerational risk factors for low birth weight||Assistant Professor, Columbia University|
|Seungmi Yang, PhD||2001 - 2005||Primary||Socioeconomic, cognitive and family background influences on trajectories of change in BMI and smoking during adolescence||Post-doctoral Fellow, McGill University|
|Annette Anderson, PhD||2002 - 2004||Co-S||School context and adolescent alcohol consumption (U. Copenhagen)||Post-doctoral Fellow, University Copenhagen|
|Mette Rasmussen, PhD||2002 - 2005||Co-S||School context and adolescent smoking (U. Copenhagen)||Post-doctoral Fellow, University Copenhagen|
|Susanna Toivanen, PhD||2004 - 2006||Co-S||Sense of coherence as a risk factor for health (Karolinska Institute, Sweden)||Post-doctoral Fellow, Stockholm University|
|Laura Kauhanen||2005 - 2013||Co-S||Early life social conditions and adult health (Finland)||Medical School|
|Jose Siri||2000 -||Co-S||Social inequality in malaria control||Unknown|
|Katerina Maximova||2005 - 2009||Primary||Adolescent physical activity, overweight and blood pressure: longitudinal analysis||
|Sheila MacDonald||2005 - 2009||Primary||Longitudinal analysis of change in family structure and child health||
Post Doctoral Fellow
|Rikke Krølner||2006 - 2012||Co-S||Social inequalities in children’s fruit and vegetable consumption (University Copenhagen)||Assistant Professor U Sth Denmark|
|Maninder Setia||2007 - 2010||Co-S||Immigrant health in Canada||Public Health Dept Delhi, India|
|Katina D’Onise||2008 - 2011||Co-S||Kindergarten attendance and adult health. Awarded the Ian Davey Thesis Prize for best PhD at UniSA for 2011.||SA Health|
|Sandra Campbell||2008 - 2012||Co-S||Pre-pregnancy health and birth outcomes in Indigenous women in Nth Australia.||James Cook University|
|Jaci Peters||2009 - 2012||Co-S||Parents knowledge and early life diet in children||Research Assistant U Adelaide|
|Torbjorn Van Heeswijck||2009 -||Co-S||An evaluation of the ecological associations between active transport environments, active transport behaviour and cardiovascular disease mortality||Completing PhD|
|Kerri Beckman||2011 -||Primary||Over diagnosis and cancer screening||Research Fellow UniSA|
|Angela Gialamas||2011 -||Primary||The Role of Child Care in Healthy Child Development||Research Fellow U Adelaide|
|Amelia Maika||2012 -||Primary||Child Development in Indonesia||Completing PhD|
|Katherine Dusynzski||2012 -||Co-S||Vaccine safety through data linkage||Completing PhD|
|Chandran Gokula||2012 -||Co-S||Township communities in Darwin and child development||Completing PhD|
|David Banham||2014 -||Primary||Equity, effectiveness and health system provision||Completing PhD|
|Veronica Smyth||2014 -||Primary||Early language development||Completing PhD|
|Jane Tuckerman||2014 -||Secondary||Immunizations in children||Completing PhD|
I have acted as the primary supervisor on 16 MPH/MSc theses and as co-supervisor on 20+ others. Current MPH students are:
Karen Rowland – Potentially preventable hospitalizations in children
I have acted as external examiner/opponent for PhD and Masters theses at University of South Australia (3) Melbourne University (1), Australia National University (2), Flinders University (1), U Western Australia (1) Karolinska Institute (Sweden), Lund University (Sweden) and the University of Copenhagen (Denmark).
Current Higher Degree by Research Supervision (University of Adelaide)
Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name 2019 Co-Supervisor Prediction modeling in oral health epidemiology: methods and application Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Ms Mi Du 2018 Co-Supervisor Examining the Trajectories of Parent Talk during the Early Years and it's Influence on Child Development Outcomes Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Miss Mary Elizabeth Brushe 2018 Principal Supervisor Education Attainment and Healthcare Experience in Children of CALD Background who have had contact with Child Protection Services Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Part Time Dr Razlyn Abdul Rahim 2017 Co-Supervisor Validating a Population Measure of Early Childhood Development in Low and Middle income Countries "The Early Human Capability Index" Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Ms Alanna Sincovich 2017 Co-Supervisor The Impact of Obstetrical Interventions During Delivery on Children's Health and Neurodevelopment Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Engida Yisma Derbie 2015 Co-Supervisor Disease Burden from Infectious Diseases in Children with Chronic Medical Conditions Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Ms Jane Tuckerman 2013 Principal Supervisor Informing Health System Commissioning and Evaluation: Illustrated Examples Using an Equity-Effectiveness Framework Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Part Time Mr David Mark BANHAM 2013 Co-Supervisor Challenges and Opportunities for Active Surveillance of Vaccine Safety in the Australian Context Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Part Time Ms Katherine Duszynski
Past Higher Degree by Research Supervision (University of Adelaide)
Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name 2016 - 2016 Other The epidemiology of breast cancer precursors Doctor of Health Sciences Higher Doctorate Full Time Mr Thomas Edward Rohan 2013 - 2016 Co-Supervisor Children's Temperament and Parenting Practices in the First Five Years of Life and Cognitive, Academic and Adiposity Outcomes in Later Childhood and Adolescence Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Miss Shiau Yun Chong 2012 - 2014 Principal Supervisor Trends in child maltreatment in the Northern Territory, using child protection reports and hospital admissions, 1999 to 2010 Master of Philosophy (Public Health) Master Part Time Dr Steven Guthridge 2012 - 2016 Principal Supervisor Effects of Inequality, Family Investment and Early Childhood Interventions on Children Cognitive and Socio-Emotional Wellbeing in Indonesia Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mrs Amelia Maika 2011 - 2014 Principal Supervisor Quantifying Breast Cancer Over-diagnosis in an Organised Mammography Screening Program Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Ms Kerri Beckmann 2011 - 2015 Principal Supervisor The quality, type and time spent in child care in the first three years of life and children's cognitive and socio-emotional development at school entry Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Dr Angela Gialamas
Date Role Committee Institution Country 2015 - ongoing Co-Chair ERA 2015 - Medical Health Sciences Panel — — 2013 - ongoing Member Who Expert Reference Group — — 2013 - ongoing Member Translational Faculty–Healthy Start NHMRC Translational Research Faculty — 2012 - ongoing Member ERA 2012 Panel Member Health and Medical Sciences — 2010 - ongoing Co-Chair Public/Allied Health Cluster REC — — 2010 - ongoing Member PHRN Management Council — — 2010 - ongoing Member ERA 2010 Panel Public Health — — 2010 - ongoing Member Research Committee South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute — 2010 - ongoing Chair Australia Fellowship Review Panel — — 2009 - ongoing Member Public Health Academy — —
Date Role Membership Country 2015 - ongoing Member Australian Academy of Health and Medical Sciences Australia 2010 - ongoing Member Robinson Institute, University of Adelaide —
Date Institution Department Organisation Type Country 2013 - ongoing University of Bristol MRC (UK) Integrative Epidemiology Unit — United Kingdom 2013 - ongoing AIHW Burden of Disease — — — 2013 - ongoing MRC (UK) Integrative Epidemiology Unit, Univ. Bristol — — United Kingdom 2011 - ongoing AIHW, CVD Monitoring Advisory Committee — — — 2010 - ongoing SA Cancer Research Collaborative Scientific Advisory Group — Australia 2010 - ongoing Growing Up in NZ Birth Cohort Study — — — 2010 - ongoing University of Melbourne MEGA Centre School Pop Health — Australia 2010 - ongoing Plunkett Foundation New Zealand — — — 2010 - ongoing Public Health Academy — — — 2007 - 2012 Bristol University CAiTE Centre — United Kingdom 2007 - ongoing WHO Commission Social Determinants of — — 2007 - 2009 Canadian Household Panel Survey — — — 2006 - ongoing MRC/Wellcome – UK Biobank Review — — United Kingdom
Date Role Editorial Board Name Institution Country 2009 - ongoing Member Australia New Zealand Journal of Public Health — — 2007 - ongoing Member Journal of Public Health and Preventive Medicine (South Korea) — — 2006 - ongoing Member International Journal of Health Equity — — 2006 - 2008 Editor Elsevier Encyclopaedia of Public — — 2005 - ongoing Editor International Journal of Epidemiology — —
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