School of Public Health
Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences
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’.
Date Position Institution name 2016 - ongoing 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 2021 Award Service Excellence The University of Adelaide Australia 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
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)
Year Citation 2011 Giles, L., Glonek, G., Luszcz, M., & Andrews, G. (2011). Do social networks affect the use of residential aged care among older Australians?. In S. D. Palmer (Ed.), Social Work and Geriatric Services (pp. 307-325). Floriada; USA: CRC Press.
Year Citation 2021 Giles, L., Whitrow, M., Rumbold, A., Davies, M., & Moore, V. (2021). Growth in childhood and age at menarche: Insights from individual trajectory modelling. In INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF EPIDEMIOLOGY Vol. 50 (pp. 82). Virtual Congress: OXFORD UNIV PRESS.
2019 Haynes, A., Giles, L., Penno, M., Thomson, R., McGorm, K., Colman, P., . . . ENDIA Study Group. (2019). Cohort profile: the Australia-wide environmental determinants of islet autoimmunity (ENDIA) study. In Diabetologia Vol. 62 (pp. S139-S140). Barcelona, Spain: Springer. 2018 Maftei, O., Couper, J., Anderson, J., Ricci, P., Gent, R., Giles, L., & Pena, A. (2018). Persistent Beneficial Effects of Metformin in Children and Adolescents with Type 1 Diabetes: Adelaide Metformin Randomized Controlled Trial Follow Up. In HORMONE RESEARCH IN PAEDIATRICS Vol. 90 (pp. 66-67). KARGER. 2015 Milazzo, A., Giles, L., Zhang, Y., Koehler, A., Hiller, J. E., & Bi, P. (2015). Food Safety during Hot Weather: Knowledge and Practices of Salmonella and Campylobacter cases in South Australia.. In INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF EPIDEMIOLOGY Vol. 44 (pp. 45). Anchorage, AK: OXFORD UNIV PRESS.
2015 Giles, L., Whitrow, M., Rumbold, A., Davies, C., Davies, M., & Moore, V. (2015). Growth Trajectories in Early Childhood: what is the Relative Importance of Antenatal and Postnatal Factors?. In INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF EPIDEMIOLOGY Vol. 44 (pp. 182). Anchorage, AK: OXFORD UNIV PRESS. 2013 Davies, M. J., Rumbold, A. R., Marino, J., Willson, K. J., Giles, L., & Moore, R. H. (2013). Sex variation in perinatal outcomes by infertility treatment modality and subfertility in a population cohort.. In Human Reproduction. London: Oxford University Press (OUP). 2013 Davies, M. J., Rumbold, A. R., Marino, J., Willson, K. J., Giles, L., & Moore, V. (2013). Cryopreservation of embryos reduces the risk of small for gestational age.. In Journal of Developmental Origins of Health and Disease. Singapore: Cambridge University Press (CUP). 2013 Davies, M. J., Rumbold, A. R., Marino, J., Willson, K., Giles, L., & Moore, V. (2013). Exogenous hormones for the treatment of infertility induces sex-specific variations in birth weight and length of gestation.. In Journal of Developmental Origins of Health and Disease. Singapore: Cambridge University Press (CUP). 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. 2011 Rumbold, A. R., Giles, L., Steele, E., davies, C., Davies, M., & Moore, V. (2011). The effects of residential mobility during early childhood on child behaviour at age 9.5 years.. In AEA. Perth. 2011 Davies, M. J., March, W., Willson, K. J., Giles, L. C., & Moore, V. (2011). Weight and Thinness at Birth Are Associated with Symptoms of Polycystic Ovary Syndrome in Adulthood: Evidence for Two Programming Pathways.. In Journal of Developmental Origins of Health and Disease. Portland, Oregon, USA: Cambridge University Press (CUP).
Year Citation 2017 Adams, L., Thomson, R., Couper, J., Anderson, J., Maftei, O., Giles, L., & Pena, A. S. (2017). Australian children with type 1 diabetes consume high sodium and high saturated fat diets: longitudinal comparison with national and international guidelines. Poster session presented at the meeting of Abstracts of the 10th International Meeting of Pediatric Endocrinology, as published in Hormone Research in Paediatrics. Washington, DC: Karger.
2017 Leggett, C., Anderson, J., Couper, J., Doogue, M., Giles, L., & Pena, A. S. (2017). METFORMIN LEVELS AND ADHERENCE IN CHILDREN AND ADOLESCENTS WITH TYPE 1 DIABETES ENROLLED IN A 12 MONTH RANDOMISED CONTROLLED TRIAL. Poster session presented at the meeting of HORMONE RESEARCH IN PAEDIATRICS. KARGER. 2014 Moore, V., Moran, L., March, W., Whitrow, M., Giles, L., & Davies, M. (2014). Sleep disturbances in a community-based sample of women with polycystic ovary syndrome. Poster session presented at the meeting of HUMAN REPRODUCTION. Munich, GERMANY: OXFORD UNIV PRESS. 2013 Davies, M., Rumbold, A., Marino, J., Willson, K., Moore, V., & Giles, L. (2013). Sex variation in perinatal outcomes by infertility treatment modality in a population cohort. Poster session presented at the meeting of HUMAN REPRODUCTION. London, ENGLAND: OXFORD UNIV PRESS. 2013 Luszcz, M. A., Windsor, T., & Giles, L. (2013). CHANGES IN, AND PREDICTORS OF, INTERPERSONAL DYNAMICS OVER 18 YEARS IN THE AUSTRALIAN LONGITUDINAL STUDY OF AGEING. Poster session presented at the meeting of GERONTOLOGIST. OXFORD UNIV PRESS INC. 2011 Steele, E. J., Giles, L. C., Davies, M. J., & Moore, V. M. (2011). A LIFE COURSE INVESTIGATION OF THE INFLUENCE OF PRECARIOUS EMPLOYMENT ON OLDER FIRST-TIME MOTHERHOOD. Poster session presented at the meeting of AMERICAN JOURNAL OF EPIDEMIOLOGY. Montreal, CANADA: OXFORD UNIV PRESS INC. 2006 Crotty, M., Mercer, G., Graves, S., Giles, L., Osborne, R., Prendergast, J., & Battersby, M. (2006). Quality of life and depression among older patients waiting for joint replacement surgery.. Poster session presented at the meeting of JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN GERIATRICS SOCIETY. Chicago, IL: BLACKWELL PUBLISHING. 2003 Watanabe, Y., Whitehead, C., Giles, L., & Crotty, M. (2003). An assessment of osteoporosis following stroke. Poster session presented at the meeting of BONE. OSAKA, JAPAN: ELSEVIER SCIENCE INC. 2000 Anstey, K., Luszcz, M., & Giles, L. (2000). Wave 1 predictors of attrition and mortality in the Australian Longitudinal Study on Ageing. Poster session presented at the meeting of AUSTRALASIAN JOURNAL ON AGEING. COUNCIL AGEING.
Report for External Bodies
Competitive Research Funding
National Competitive Schemes
|2020-2025||Maternal exposures, congenital heart defects, and child development||Davies MJ, Moore VM, Giles LC (CIs). Rumbold AR, Moore L, Grzeskowiak L, Fernandez R, McElroy H, Olibris B, Wen S-W, Walker S, Lougheed J, Walker M.||Medical Research Future Fund (MRFF) Cardiovascular
Health Mission - Congenital Heart Disease
|$3,037,417 over 2020 – 2025|
|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|
|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 2018-2022.|
|Lecturer and Course Co-ordinator, 'Biostatistics’, Master of Public Health, The University of Adelaide, 2012 - 2022.|
|Lecturer and Course Co-ordinator, 'Professional Placement’, Master of Public Health, The University of Adelaide, 2021.|
|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.
Current Higher Degree by Research Supervision (University of Adelaide)
Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name 2020 Co-Supervisor Sugars Intake by School-Children in India: Data to Inform Strategies for Sugars Reduction Through Sugar-Smart-Schools Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Dr Anupama Ivaturi 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 Dr Richard Chalwin
Past Higher Degree by Research Supervision (University of Adelaide)
Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name 2019 - 2021 Co-Supervisor Pertussis and Influenza Vaccination during Pregnancy: Maternal and Neonatal Health Outcomes Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Hassen Ibrahim Mohammed 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
Date Role Committee Institution Country 2019 - ongoing Chair 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
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.
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