Mumtaz Begum

Dr Mumtaz Begum

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.

  • Appointments

    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 -
  • Education

    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)
  • Research Interests

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
    2024 Co-Supervisor Sexual dysfunction in women from migrant and refugee backgrounds Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Miss Negin Mirzaei Damabi
    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
    2023 Co-Supervisor Artificial sweetener among women of reproductive ages Master of Philosophy (Medical Science) Master Part Time Ms Saima Shaukat Ali
    2022 Co-Supervisor Prenatal artificial sweeteners consumption and maternal and child health outcome Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Bereket Gebremichael Menota
  • Memberships

    Date Role Membership Country
    2018 - ongoing Member Australasian Epidemiological Association Australia
    2017 - ongoing Member The Nutrition Society of Australia Australia
    2015 - 2016 - British Nutrition Society -
    2015 - ongoing Member Pakistan Nutrition and Dietetics Association Pakistan
  • Position: Research Fellow level B
  • Phone: 83138147
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  • Campus: North Terrace
  • Building: Helen Mayo North, floor 1
  • Org Unit: Medical Specialties

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