Lynne Giles

Associate Professor Lynne Giles

Associate Professor of Biostatistics

School of Public Health

Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences

Eligible to supervise Masters and PhD - email supervisor to discuss availability.


Associate Professor Lynne Giles.
Dr Giles is an Associate Professor in Biostatistics in the School of Public Health. Her research interests are centred on the application of contemporary statistical techniques to life course data. Most of her research has primarily focussed on the analysis of data from cohort studies. She has been part of the investigator team for the Australian Longitudinal Study of Ageing since 1994. In the past decade, she has developed research interests that address how early life affects health in later childhood and beyond, particularly focussing on growth in infancy and childhood. She holds a BSc(Hons) in Mathematical Statistics, an MPH, a PhD in Applied Statistics, and a Graduate Certificate in Higher Education. Recognised for her expertise by her statistical peers, she has been an Accredited Statistician of the Statistical Society of Australia since 1999. In the Master of Public Health program, Lynne teaches the courses ‘Introduction to Biostatistics’ and ‘Biostatistics’.

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  • Appointments

    Date Position Institution name
    2016 Associate Professor in Biostatistics University of Adelaide
    2013 - 2015 Senior Lecturer in Biostatistics University of Adelaide
    2008 - 2013 Senior Research Fellow University of Adelaide
    2006 - 2008 Senior Research Fellow Flinders University
    2002 - 2006 Research Manager & Clinical Epidemiologist Repatriation General Hospital
  • Awards and Achievements

    Date Type Title Institution Name Country Amount
    2018 Award Postgraduate Teacher of the Year School of Public Health, The University of Adelaide Australia
    2014 Invitation Invited speaker Robinson Research Institute
    2014 Award Academic Leadership Award University of Adelaide
    2013 Invitation Invited speaker Robinson Institute
    2013 Award Postgraduate Teacher of the Year Award University of Adelaide
    2012 Invitation Invited speaker
    2012 Award Early Career Researcher Best Publication Award University of Adelaide
    2011 Award Early Career Oral Award
    2005 Invitation Invited speaker
    2005 Award Media Award Flinders University
    2004 Award Best Student Talk
    2002 Award Vice-Chancellor’s Excellence Awards
  • Education

    Date Institution name Country Title
    2014 University of Adelaide Australia Grad Cert Tert Ed
    2008 University of Adelaide Australia PhD
    1999 University of Adelaide Australia MPH
    1990 Flinders University Australia BSc(Hons)
  • Research Interests

Competitive Research Funding

National Competitive Schemes

 

Date Project/No. Investigators Funding Body Amount
2019-2023 The First 1,000 Days: in-utero and early life exposures and their contribution to child obesity.  Dodd JM, Pena Vargas A, Schoenaker D, Hoyo C, Giles LC, Owens JA.  NHMRC Project Grant $2,495,116.40 over 2019 – 2023
2018-2020 Why is there an increased risk of severe adverse perinatal outcomes after the use of clomiphene citrate for infertility treatment?  Davies MJ, Moore VM, Stark M, Rumbold AR, Giles LC, Russell D, Roughead E, Symonds I.  NHMRC Project Grant $562,194.25 over 2018 – 2020
2018-2022 Identifying strategies to improve perinatal outcomes after assisted conception.  Davies MJ, Moore VM, Giles LC, Rumbold AR, Farquar C.  NHMRC Project Grant $714,792.30 over 2018 – 2022
2015 - 2017 Environmental Determinants of Islet Autoimmunity (ENDIA) study  JDRF Australian Type 1 Diabetes Couper J, Harrison L, Craig ME, Morahan G, Colman P, Wentworth J, Papenfuss A, Rawlinson W, Dodd J, Giles L.  Clinical Research Network and  The Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust $US6,000,000 over 2015 - 2017
2015 - 2019 Centre of Research Excellence for the Protection of Pancreatic Beta Cells. 

Couper J, Harrison L, Craig ME, Morahan G, Colman P, Wentworth J, Papenfuss A, Rawlinson W, Dodd J, Giles L.

NHMRC-JDRF Centre for Research Excellence $2,500,000 over 2015 - 2019
2014 - 2015 Causal pathways from maternal obesity to pregnancy, perinatal & childhood health outcomes.  Dodd JM, Owens JA, Grivell RM, Yelland LN, Giles L, Gillman MW, Poston L.  NHMRC Project Grant 1068320

$755,934 over 2014 – 2015

2013 - 2014 Toddlers with depressed mothers: What are the consequences for adolescent mental health? Giles LC (AIs Moore VM, Sawyer MG).  Channel 7 Children’s Research Foundation $70,000 over 2013 – 2014.
2013 - 2015 Resilient ageing and the oldest-old in the Australian Longitudinal Study of Ageing.  Luszcz MA, Giles LC, Windsor TD, Walker RB, Miller MD, Gerstorf D, Hoppmann C, Chui H. ARC Discovery Project DP130100428; $355,249 over 2013 – 2015. 
2010 New Appointment Funding Giles LC.  Faculty of Health Sciences, The University of Adelaide $15,000
2010 - 2014 ID 627033.  Giles LC.  National Health and Medical Research Council Training (Postdoctoral) Fellowship $285,000 over 2010 – 2014.
2009 - 2012   Giles LC. (relinquished June 2010 to take up NHMRC Fellowship). Centre for Intergenerational Health Postdoctoral Research Fellowship.  $210,000 over 2009 – 2012
2008 - 2012 How individual and societal resources contribute to ageing well through the fourth age: The Australian Longitudinal Study of Ageing. Luszcz MA, Anstey KJ, Cobiac L, Walker RB, Miller MD, Giles LC, Ward L, Hayles CM ARC Discovery Project DP0879152 $681,352 over 2008 – 2012.
2007 Deaths in residential care: Tracing participants in the Australian Longitudinal Study of Ageing Giles LC, Luszcz MA, Cobiac L. Faculty of Health Sciences Seeding Grant, Flinders University $8,000
2006 - 2010 Transition: Innovation and Evidence. Cameron I, Crotty M, Gray L, Kurrle S, Luszcz M, Scuffham P, Whitehead C, Lord S, Giles L, Halbert J,  Sherrington C, Bartlett H, Rungie M, Judd S. National Health and Medical Research Council Health Services Research Program Grant $2.9 million over 2006 – 2010.
2006 - 2008 National Evaluation of the Transition Care Program Crotty M, Giles L, Halbert J, Glonek G, Dwyer J, Eckermann S, Cameron I, Kurrle S, Gray L. Department of Health and Ageing $749,650 2006 – 2008
2005 Establishment of a Gait Laboratory Crotty M, Halbert J, Giles L, Kortman B, Whitehead C, Phillips P, Shanahan EM, Russo R National Health and Medical Research Council Equipment Grant $45,000
2005 Decision-making around the transition to care.  Halbert J, Crotty M, Giles L, Masters S. Foundation Daw Park $11,000
2004 How does the prescription of psychotropic medication influence falls rates in hospitals? A retrospective case control study. Whitehead C, Crotty M, Giles LC. Flinders Institute of Health and Medical Research $8,000
2004 Development, and reliability and validity testing of a tool to assess the ability of caregivers to 'move on' with their lives after directly caring for someone at the end of life Currow D, Abernethy A, Giles LC, Kristjanson L. Foundation Daw Park $14,667
2003 The validation of the useful field of view as an objective measure related to driving in a clinical setting. Crotty M, Giles LC, George S. Flinders Institute for Health Research $9,315
2002 A trial of telephone-based walking promotion in older adults.  Kolt GS, Kerse N, Latham N, Giles LC, Driver R. TeleWalk National Heart Foundation (New Zealand) $NZ93,000 (≈$AUD74,400)
2002 Disability projections for Australia 2006 to 2101. Crotty M, Giles LC, Cameron ID, Bottroff V. Flinders Institute for Health Research, $9,547
2001 Ageism among health professionals: A comparison between clinical educators and students.  Giles LC, Paterson JE, Butler S, Stewart J. Auckland University of Technology Central Contestable Research Grant Committee $NZ11,200
2001 Barriers to physical activity participation in older Pacific and New Zealand European people. Kolt GS, Paterson JE, Tameifuna I, Giles LC. Auckland University of Technology Central Contestable Research Grants Committee $NZ28,951
2001 A cross-cultural investigation of physical activity participation motives of older adults: A comparison of Indian people, Indian immigrants to New Zealand, and New Zealand Pakeha.  GS Kolt, Giles LC. Auckland University of Technology Central Contestable Research Grants Committee $NZ15,000
2001 A cross-cultural study of physical activity among older Chinese migrants.  Kolt GS, Giles LC. Auckland University of Technology Centre for International Affairs $NZ1,600
2000 Pacific Islands Families Study: The first two years of life. Paterson JE, Abbott MA, Feehan M, Silva PA, Borrows JA, Butler SJ, Williams MM, Giles L. ASB Foundation $NZ100,000
1998 The development of a pain scale for use in persons with dementia. Abbey J, Piller N, Giles L. JH and JD Gunn Medical Research Foundation $32,000
1995 A collaborative study of aging in the US and Australia - Data analysis’.  Andrews GR, Giles LC. The Australian Longitudinal Study of Ageing Flinders University of South Australia Research Budget $1,900

Teaching

Lecturing
Lecturer and Course Co-ordinator, ‘Introduction to Biostatistics’, Master of Public Health, The University of Adelaide, 2014; Co-course Co-ordinator 2015 - 2017; Course Co-ordinator 2018-2019.
Lecturer and Course Co-ordinator, 'Biostatistics’, Master of Public Health, The University of Adelaide, 2012 - 2019.
Lecturer and Course Co-ordinator, "Developing a Research Proposal', Master of Public Health, The University of Adelaide, 2019.

Co-course Co-ordinator, 'Research Placement for Health Sciences, Bachelor of Health Sciences (Advanced), The University of Adelaide, 2016 - 2017.

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  • Current Higher Degree by Research Supervision (University of Adelaide)

    Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name
    2019 Principal Supervisor Characteristics of close contacts of a meningococcal case Master of Philosophy (Public Health) Master Full Time Ms Brianna Ruby Morello
    2019 Co-Supervisor Infant and Mother safety following tetanus, diphtheria and acellular pertussis(Tdap) vaccination during pregnancy (IMSAFE) Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Hassen Ibrahim Mohammed
    2018 Co-Supervisor The role of environmental stressors in occupational health and safety in urban settings: a mixed methods study Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Ms Syeda Hira Fatima
    2017 Co-Supervisor Assessing the impact of obesity and antibiotics on maternal and infant vaccine responses Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Part Time Mrs Michelle Clarke
    2017 Principal Supervisor The Impact of a Human Factors Intervention on the Performance of a Rapid Response System Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Part Time APrf Richard Chalwin
  • Past Higher Degree by Research Supervision (University of Adelaide)

    Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name
    2014 - 2014 Co-Supervisor Medical Students’ Motivations for Studying Medicine: Changes and Relationship with Altruistic Attitudes, Expectations, and Experiences of Learning at University Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Miss Maoyi Xu
    2014 - 2016 Co-Supervisor Determinants of Severe Pertussis Infection in Australian Children and Awareness and Uptake of Pertussis Vaccination in Adults Master of Philosophy (Public Health) Master Part Time Mrs Michelle Clarke
    2014 - 2019 Co-Supervisor Improving Adolescent Health Through Immunisation: A Case Study - Invasive Meningococcal Disease Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Dr Bing Wang
    2013 - 2017 Co-Supervisor The Relationship between Warm Season Temperatures and Heatwaves on the Incidence of Salmonella and Campylobacter Cases in Adelaide, South Australia Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Part Time Dr Adriana Milazzo
    2012 - 2018 Co-Supervisor On Group-based Trajectory Modelling Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Part Time Mr Christopher Davies
    2008 - 2013 Co-Supervisor Social Determinants of Childhood Overweight and Obesity in South Australian Families: Parenting, Work Patterns, and Gender Roles Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Dr Stephanie Champion
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  • Committee Memberships

    Date Role Committee Institution Country
    2019 - ongoing Member Accreditation sub-committee Statistical Society of Australia Australia
    2011 - 2017 Vice-Chair Data Safety Monitoring Committee, “A randomised open label study of guideline-driven targeted antiemetic therapy versus single agent antiemetic therapy” and “A randomised controlled double blind study of levomepromazine or ondansetron versus placebo with rescue anti-emetics (best supportive care) in patients with refractory nausea” Palliative Care Clinical Studies Collaborative Australia
    2002 - 2009 Member Research and Ethics Committee Repatriation General Hospital
  • Memberships

    Date Role Membership Country
    2015 - ongoing Member Developmental Origins of Health and Disease Australia
    2010 - ongoing Member International Epidemiological Association
    2005 - ongoing Member Australasian Epidemiological Association Australia
    1990 - ongoing Member Statistical Society of Australia Inc.
  • Position: Associate Professor of Biostatistics
  • Phone: 83130234
  • Email: lynne.giles@adelaide.edu.au
  • Fax: 8313 0427
  • Campus: North Terrace
  • Building: Adelaide Health and Medical Sciences, floor 9
  • Room: WS9062.44
  • Org Unit: Public Health

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