Michael O'Callaghan

Dr Michael O'Callaghan

Senior Lecturer

Adelaide Medical School

Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences

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


I am a clinical epidemiologist with expertise in:

  • Prostate Cancer
  • Urology
  • Clinical Registries
  • Evidence Based Medicine
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  • Appointments

    Date Position Institution name
    2020 Associate Professor Flinders University
    2016 Affiliate Senior Lecturer University of Adelaide
    2015 - 2020 Affiliate Senior Lecturer Flinders University
    2014 - 2016 Visiting Research Fellow University of Adelaide
    2013 Senior Researcher and Educator SA Health
    2013 - 2016 Honorary Affiliate Lecturer University of Adelaide, Robinson Institute
    2013 - 2013 Postdoctoral Research Fellow University of South Australia
    2012 - 2013 Postdoctoral Research Fellow University of Adelaide
    2011 - 2012 Endeavour Postdoctoral Research Fellow University of Auckland
  • Education

    Date Institution name Country Title
    2004 University of Adelaide, Department of Physiology Australia Honours Degree of Science
    2003 University of Adelaide, Department pf Physiology Australia Bachelor Degree of Science
  • Postgraduate Training

    Date Title Institution Country
    2008 - 2011 PhD candidate with the Discipline of Obstetrics and Gynaecology University of Adelaide, Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences Australia
  • Certifications

    Date Title Institution name Country
    2019 Statistical Practice in Epidemiology using R University of Tartu Estonia
    2018 Postgraduate Research Supervision Program Flinders University Australia
    2018 Good Clinical Practice NIDA Clinical Trials Network
    2013 Epidemiological Methods International Epidemiological Association China
    2012 Analysis of Linked Data Statistical Society of Australia
    2009 Future Research Leaders Program Go8 Universities of Australia
    2008 Cochrane Review methods Australasian Cochrane Centre
  • Research Interests

Funding and Awards

Grants
Year Grant CI's / PI's Amount
2021 Infrastructure grant – SA-PCCOC – The Hospital Research Foundation. K Moretti, M O’Callaghan  
2020 SA Prostate Cancer Outcomes Registry – Movember Foundation ( K Moretti, M O’Callaghan  
2019 Beat Cancer Infrastructure Grant - Prostate Cancer in South Australia – Improving Quality Treatment and Accelerating Research K Moretti, M O’Callaghan  
2019 SA Prostate Cancer Outcomes Registry – Movember Foundation K Moretti; AIs: M O’Callaghan, S Walsh, T Kopsaftis  
2019 Predicting Urinary Incontinence and Erectile Dysfunction after Prostate Cancer Surgery. - Movember Clinical Quality Improvement Research Program K Moretti, M O’Callaghan, A Vincent, K Beckmann, D Smith, S Mark, M Frydenberg, S Evans, J Clarke, S Walsh, T Kopsaftis, M Evans, D Merry.  
2019 Evaluating the benefits, harms and cost-effectiveness of variation in compliance with best practice guidelines for the treatment of localised prostate cancer – Movember Clinical Quality Improvement Research Program D Smith, M Patel, S Sengupta, I Vela, A Kneebone, H Woo, S Evans, M O’Callaghan, D Cancian, K Canfell, K Chiam, M Caruana.  
2018 SA Prostate Cancer Outcomes Registry – Movember Foundation K Moretti; AIs: M O’Callaghan, S Walsh, T Kopsaftis  
2018 Beat Cancer Infrastructure Grant - Prostate Cancer in South Australia – Improving Quality Treatment and Accelerating Research K Moretti, M O’Callaghan  
2018 2018/19 Below the Belt Research Fund - Why do men leave active surveillance? A mixed methods investigation examining factors contributing to adherence on active surveillance. Camile Short; AIs: M McIntosh, M Opozda, D Galvao, A Vincent, M O’Callaghan.  
2018 2018 Clinical project grant – Royal Adelaide Hospital - Influence of obesity and lipid abnormalities on prostate cancer aggressiveness among men treated for prostate cancer at the Royal Adelaide Hospital P Sutherland; AIs: A Aref, L Butler, G Wittert, A Vincent, M O’Callaghan  
2017 SA Prostate Cancer Outcomes Registry – Movember Foundation K Moretti; AIs: M O’Callaghan, S Walsh, T Kopsaftis  

2017

SA Prostate Cancer Outcomes Registry – The Hospital Research Foundation K Moretti; AIs: M O’Callaghan, S Walsh, T Kopsaftis  
 
Awards
Year Award
2018 Shortlisted for the 2018 Flinders Centre for Innovation in Cancer HDR Supervisor Award
 

Teaching and Mentorship

Urology Registrars and RMO's
2019 Dr Gary Wang, Registrar, FMC – Prostate Cancer Outcomes in men diagnosed with Gleason 10 pathology
2018 Dr Gary Wang, Registrar, FMC – Prostate Cancer Outcomes in men aged 90 and over at diagnosis
2017 Dr Diwei Lin, Registrar, RGH –Urethral length and continence post RALP
2017 Dr Tom Cundy, Registrar, RGH – Paediatric Urologic Cancers in Australia
PhD Students
2016-2019 Dr Adel Aref, PhD Candidate, University of Adelaide, Discipline of Medicine, Freemasons Foundation for Men’s Health Centre. Supervisors: Lisa Butler, Andrew Vincent, Gary Wittert, M O’Callaghan, Andrew Hoy.
This thesis received a Dean’s letter of commendation.

 

Master Students
2020 Dr Jake Tempo, MSurg Candidate, Flinders University
Supervisors: M O’Callaghan, D Watson
2020 Dr Georgina Williams, MSurg Candidate, Flinders University
Supervisors: M O’Callaghan, D Watson
2019 - 2021 Dr Matthew Borg, MSc candidate, University of Adelaide
Supervisors: A Vincent, M O’Callaghan
2019 Dr Athul John, MPhil (Surg) Candidate, University of Adelaide.
Supervisors: M O’Callaghan, L Selth, R Catterwell
2018 Dr Rowan David, Masters of Surgery Candidate, Flinders University, Discipline of Surgery. Supervisors: M O’Callaghan, D Watson, J Lee.
2018 - 2019 Dr Minh Tran, Masters of Surgical Sciences, The University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh Medical School. Research Supervisor: M O’Callaghan

 

Honours Students
2018 Ms Mrunal Hiwase– Prediction of Metastatic Prostate Cancer (University of Adelaide) – Supervisors: M O’Callaghan, A Vincent. First Class honours
2018 Stamati Morias – Mentor – Honors Radiation Therapy – University of South Australia
Supervisors: Michala Short, Elizabth Buckley, Kerri Beckmann

 

Undergraduate Students
2020 Ms Meg Prosser, Radiation Therapy Student, University of South Australia, Summer Vacation Research Scholarship, Freemason’s Foundation for Men’s Health – Bowel Health after Radiation Treatment of Prostate Cancer.
2018 Mr Adam Hamilton, 3rd Year Bachelor of Mathematical Studies, University of Adelaide, Summer Vacation Research Scholarship, Freemason’s Foundation for Men’s Health – Hidden mathematics in genitourinary anatomy. Co-supervisors Dr Thomas Cundy, Prof Tony Roberts, Dr Mark Sparnon

Classes

2017 - present Southern Adelaide Local Health Network Urology Journal Club. Held bi-monthly for urology fellows, registrars, resident medical officers, students and clinicians. This journal club reviews, critiques and discusses the latest publications in the urology literature. Paper summaries and critiques are published at: www.wikijournalclub.org 

 

 

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  • Committee Memberships

    Date Role Committee Institution Country
    2020 - ongoing Member Steering Committee of the South Australian Clinical Cancer Registry South Australian Clinical Cancer Australia
    2019 - ongoing Member Radiation Oncology Quality Indicator Working Group Prostate Cancer Outcomes Registry Australia and New Zealand Australia
    2018 - ongoing Member Prostate Cancer Symposium South Australian Prostate Cancer Clinical Outcomes Collaborative Australia
    2017 - ongoing Member Prostate Cancer Symposium South Australian Prostate Cancer Clinical Outcomes Collaborative Australia
    2017 - 2017 Chair Clinical Registries Oral Presentation Session, Flinders Health Research Week, Flinders Medical Centre Australia
    2017 - ongoing Member Surgical Quality Indicator Working Group Prostate Cancer Outcomes Registry Australia and New Zealand Australia
  • Memberships

    Date Role Membership Country
    2014 - ongoing Member Urological Society of Australia and New Zealand, Australia
    2014 - ongoing Member Australian and New Zealand Urogenital and Prostate (ANZUP) Cancer Trials Group Australia
    2014 - ongoing Member Freemasons Foundation Centre for Men’s Health Australia
  • Position: Senior Lecturer
  • Phone: 82047672
  • Email: michael.ocallaghan@adelaide.edu.au
  • Fax: 8204 7672
  • Campus: Flinders Medical Centre
  • Building:
  • Org Unit: Adelaide Medical School

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