Kimberly Klassman

Ms Kimberly Klassman

Higher Degree by Research Candidate

Research Associate

School of Public Health

Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences

I am a PhD candidate within the BetterStart Child Health and Development Research Group. My project is focused on understanding the intersection of parental substance abuse and child protection contact, and exploring the service system response in South Australia. 

My research interests are focused on improving outcomes for children and young people using multidisciplinary approaches from public health and psychology. I have a particular interest in child maltreatment, substance abuse, trauma, and early life adversities and how they shape the development and trajectories of young people. 

  • Education

    Date Institution name Country Title
    2018 University of Adelaide Australia Bachelor of Psychological Science (Honours)
    2014 - 2017 University of Adelaide Australia Bachelor of Psychological Science
  • Journals

    Year Citation
    2024 Klassman, K., Malvaso, C., Delfabbro, P., Moulds, L., & Young, J. (2024). A rapid evidence assessment of barriers and strategies in service engagement when working with young people with complex needs. Children and Youth Services Review, 156, 14 pages.

I work as a teaching assistant where I am responsible for tutoring and marking in undergraduate courses across the School of Public Health and the School of Psychology. 


  • Position: Research Associate
  • Phone: 83132111
  • Email:
  • Campus: North Terrace
  • Building: Rundle Mall Plaza, floor 4
  • Org Unit: Public Health

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