Research Fellow level B
Adelaide Medical School
Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences
Eligible to supervise Masters and PhD (as Co-Supervisor) - email supervisor to discuss availability.
Dr Mumtaz Begum is a nutritionist and an epidemiologist by training, currently working as a Research Fellow, with the Life Course and Intergenerational Health (LIGHt) Research group at the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, The University of Adelaide. She is currently involved in projects exploring the epidemiology of congenital heart defects in Australian children. During PhD, she studied the epidemiology of type 1 diabetes in South Australian children, using linked administrative datasets from the Early Childhood Health and Development project database. Mumtaz is a recipient of two Gold Medals in education for securing top position with high distinction in her undergraduate and postgraduate degrees. She has extensive experience in using observational data including linked-data or large population-based databases containing electronic health/medical records for conducting cohort studies.
She is interested in women's and children's health, perinatal epidemiology, reproductive health, and diabetes.
Date Position Institution name 2022 - ongoing Research Fellow University of Adelaide 2020 - 2023 Postdoctoral Research Fellow University of Adelaide 2018 - 2018 Academic tutor University of Adelaide 2018 - 2018 Research Assistant South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute 2017 - 2017 Professional Academic staff University of Adelaide 2007 - 2016 Lecturer in Food and Nutrition University of Peshawar, Peshawar
Awards and Achievements
Date Type Title Institution Name Country Amount 2021 Research Award AMS/Biomedicine Publication Award Adelaide Medical School/School of Biomedicine Australia - 2020 Research Award Publication of the Month Robinson Research Institute, The University of Adelaide Australia - 2019 Scholarship Travel Grant The University of Adelaide Australia - 2016 Scholarship Adelaide Scholarship International (ASI) The University of Adelaide Australia - 2015 Award Best oral presentation International workshop on Nutrition Policy to Practice in Pakistan: Exploring the challenges & research opportunitie Pakistan - 2012 Scholarship Asian Development Bank-Japan Scholarship The University of Tokyo Japan - 2005 Distinction Gold Medal for securing first/top position with High Distinction The University of Peshawar Pakistan - 2005 Award Certificate of Excellence in Education/ Star Laureate 2005 South Asian Publication Pakistan - 2003 Distinction Gold Medal for securing first/top position The University of Peshawar Pakistan - 2002 Scholarship Outstanding academic achievements scholarship IQRA University Peshawar Pakistan -
Date Institution name Country Title 2016 - 2020 University of Adelaide Australia PhD (Public Health) 2012 - 2014 University of Tokyo Japan MHSc (Master of Health Science) 2003 - 2005 University of Peshawar Pakistan M.Sc (Food and Nutrition) 1999 - 2003 University of Peshawar Pakistan B.Sc (Food and Nutrition)
Year Citation 2019 Begum, M., Pilkington, R. M., Chittleborough, C. R., Lynch, J. W., Penno, M., & Smithers, L. G. (2019). MATERNAL SMOKING DURING PREGNANCY AND RISK OF TYPE 1 DIABETES: WHOLE-OF-POPULATION STUDY. In JOURNAL OF EPIDEMIOLOGY AND COMMUNITY HEALTH Vol. 73 (pp. A36-A37). BMJ PUBLISHING GROUP.
2019 Begum, M., Chittleborough, C. R., Pilkington, R. M., Mittinty, M., Lynch, J. W., Penno, M., & Smithers, L. G. (2019). EDUCATIONAL OUTCOMES AMONG CHILDREN WITH TYPE 1 DIABETES: WHOLE-OF-POPULATION STUDY. In JOURNAL OF EPIDEMIOLOGY AND COMMUNITY HEALTH Vol. 73 (pp. A55-A56). BMJ PUBLISHING GROUP.
Year Citation 2020 Woods, A., Gonzalez-Chica, D., Bernardo, C., Begum, M., Hoon, E., Mcevoy, D., . . . Stocks, N. (2020). Characteristics associated with a longer duration of prescribing benzodiazepines and z-drugs (BZD-ZDs) for the treatment of insomnia in Australian general practices. Poster session presented at the meeting of AUSTRALIAN JOURNAL OF PRIMARY HEALTH. CSIRO PUBLISHING. 2015 Begum, M., Konishi, S., Watanabe, C., & Goto, R. (2015). Intestinal permeability and growth faltering of 6-24- months old Children in Chitral district Pakistan. Poster session presented at the meeting of Nutrition Policy to Practice in Pakistan: Exploring the challenges & research opportunities. Islamabad.
Report for External Bodies
Year Citation 2020 Laurence, C., & Begum, M. (2020). GP graduate tracking study: Phase 1 report GP Synergy.
Year Role Institution Course
2018-22 Guest Lecturer The University of Adelaide LIFESPAN NUTRITION HLTH
2018 Tutor The University of Adelaide PUB HLTH 1001 - Health and Illness in Populations
2018 Tutor The University of Adelaide PUB HLTH 2007 - Epidemiology for Health & Medical Sciences
2016 Lecturer University of Peshawar Nutrition Epidemiology
2014-16 Lecturer University of Peshawar Advanced Dietetics
2014-16 Lecturer University of Peshawar Nutrition and Immunity
2015 Lecturer University of Peshawar Research Methodology
2014 Lecturer University of Peshawar Nutritional Management in Disaster
2007-12 Lecturer University of Peshawar Nutrition and Health
2007-12 Lecturer University of Peshawar Nutrition Through Life cycle
2007-09 Lecturer University of Peshawar Fundamentals of Food and Nutrition
Current Higher Degree by Research Supervision (University of Adelaide)
Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name 2023 Co-Supervisor Artificial sweetener among women of reproductive ages Master of Philosophy (Medical Science) Master Part Time Ms Saima Shaukat Ali 2023 Co-Supervisor Understanding the sexual and reproductive health needs of men from migrant and/or refugee backgrounds in Australia Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Miss Patience Elizabeth Castleton 2022 Co-Supervisor Prenatal artificial sweeteners consumption and maternal and child health outcome Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Bereket Gebremichael Menota 2022 Co-Supervisor Sexual function in women from migrants and refugee backgrounds Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Miss Negin Mirzaei Damabi
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