Natalie Aboustate

Dr Natalie Aboustate

Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Adelaide Medical School

Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences

Dr Natalie Aboustate - Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Robinson Research Institute, Adelaide Medical School, Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences.

I was awarded my PhD in Medicine in March 2018 for my research on innate immune regulation in placenta and cord blood from preterm births. Since then, I have worked as a research officer and study coordinator for projects across various disciplines (i.e. psychiatry, obstetrics, anaesthetics/ patient blood management, cardiology, and immunology).

I currently hold an academic position as the John M Nardo Post-doctoral fellow within the Critical and Ethical Mental Health group (Robinson Research Institute). My research involves the reanalysis of pharmaceutical trials under the Restoring Invisible and Abandoned Trials (RIAT) initiative, with a focus on adolescent mental health. Our team's mission is improve the understanding of and responses to mental health issues and mental disorders by undertaking and promoting critical and ethical appraisal of evidence, claims, assumptions, attitudes, and beliefs. 

I am a contributing member to the Northern Adelaide Local Health Network strategic research council and Robinson Research Institute.

Major Research Themes

Adolescent Mental Health

Perinatal Mental Health

Iron Metabolism in Pregnancy

Neonatal Immunity

Undergraduate coursework and Honours program supervision.


  • Other Supervision Activities

    Date Role Research Topic Location Program Supervision Type Student Load Student Name
    2019 - ongoing Co-Supervisor A prospective observational case-control pilot study investigating biological markers of endothelial dysfunction in patients with coronary spasm. The University of Adelaide Honours in Health Sciences Honours Full Time Alex Minopoulos
  • Committee Memberships

    Date Role Committee Institution Country
    2021 - ongoing Board Member Board LELAN Australia
    2020 - ongoing Member Learning and Development Steering Committee SA Health Australia
    2019 - ongoing Member NALHN Strategic Research Committee NALHN Australia
    2019 - 2019 Member Robinson Research Institute Symposium Robinson Research Institute Australia
    2018 - ongoing Member Biological Psychiatry Australia Biological Psychiatry Australia Australia
  • Consulting/Advisories

    Date Institution Department Organisation Type Country
    2014 - ongoing Placenta Journal
  • Event Participation

    Date Event Name Event Type Institution Country
    2018 - 2018 Biological Psychiatry Australia Conference 2018 Conference Biological Psychiatry Austalia Australia
  • Position: Postdoctoral Research Fellow
  • Phone: 83131433
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  • Building: Lyell McEwin Hospital, floor 2
  • Org Unit: Adelaide Medical School

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