Rhiannon Pilkington

Dr Rhiannon Pilkington

Postdoctoral Researcher

School of Public Health

Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences

Eligible to supervise Masters and PhD (as Co-Supervisor) - email supervisor to discuss availability.


School of Public Health | BetterStart Child Health and Development Research Group

Rhiannon is a postdoctoral fellow in the School of Public Health, University of Adelaide, Australia, as a part of the BetterStart Child Health and Development research group led by Professor John Lynch.

She is an epidemiologist with expertise in translational research, epidemiologic research methods, data linkage, and the analysis of large, population datasets. Over the past 2 years she has focussed on collaborating with government child protection, health, and education departments to bridge the gap between research and practice by using administrative data to inform the development, targeting, and evaluation of programs aimed at improving child health and development. Her research is primarily in child protection, with other projects investigating the effect of different forms of early life adversity on long-term outcomes for children in South Australia.  

BetterStart Child Health and Development Research Group Student Projects
For information on available projects please view the following booklet: School of Public Health Student Projects

 

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  • Appointments

    Date Position Institution name
    2014 Postdoctoral fellow The University of Adelaide
    2012 - 2013 Public Health Tutor for the Bachelor of Health Sciences The University of Adelaide
    2010 - 2014 Research Associate The University of Adelaide
    2009 - 2010 Epidemiological Research Officer SA Health
  • Education

    Date Institution name Country Title
    2011 - 2014 The University of Adelaide Australia PhD
    2010 - 2012 The University of Adelaide Australia Graduate Diploma in Public Health
    2004 - 2008 Flinders University Australia Bachelor of Psychology (Hons)

2017-2019 Pilkington R, Lynch J, Guthridge S, Chittleborough C, Petersen J, Mittinty M. Child Maltreatment and School Outcomes. The Channel 7 Children’s Research Foundation $69,754.

2016-2019 Lynch J, Pilkington R, Gialamas A, Chittleborough C. The Early Childhood Data Project, a Government-Academic partnership. The South Australian Department for the Premier and Cabinet $998,989.

Course coordinator:

·         Level II Bachelor of Health and Medical Sciences, Epidemiology for Health and Medical Sciences (2018)

Practical facilitator or tutor:

·         Level I Bachelor of Health and Medical Sciences, Health and Illness in Populations (2015 to 2019)

·         Level II Bachelor of Health and Medical Sciences, Epidemiology for Health and Medical Sciences (2017, 2018)

Guest lecturer:

·         Level I Bachelor of Health and Medical Sciences, Health and Illness in Populations (2018, 2019)

·         Level II Bachelor of Health and Medical Sciences, Advanced Innovation and Entrepreneurship in health  (2019)

·         Level III Bachelor of Health and Medical Sciences, Big Challenges in Public Health (2018, 2019)

·         Masters of Public Health, Epidemiological Research Methods (2017)

·         Masters of Public Health, Introduction to Epidemiology (2019)

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  • Current Higher Degree by Research Supervision (University of Adelaide)

    Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name
    2019 Co-Supervisor A Public Health Approach to Intergenerational Welfare Disadvantage Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Miss Alexandra Marie Procter
    2018 Co-Supervisor Child Maltreatment in Children of Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD) Background Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Part Time Dr Razlyn Abdul Rahim
    2016 Co-Supervisor Effect of Advertising on Food Choices and Nutritional Studies of Australian and Immigrant Children in Adelaide Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mrs Mumtaz Begum
  • Other Supervision Activities

    Date Role Research Topic Location Program Supervision Type Student Load Student Name
    2018 - ongoing Principal Supervisor Child protection outcomes among children notified before birth The University of Adelaide Master of Counselling and Psychotherapy Master Part Time Laura Gough
    2017 - 2017 Co-Supervisor Potentially preventable hospitalisations: Considering injuries as part of a child focussed- definition University of Adelaide Bachelor of Health Sciences (Hons) Honours Full Time Alexandra Procter
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  • Committee Memberships

    Date Role Committee Institution Country
    2019 - ongoing Member First 1000 Days Working Group, SA Health Women’s and Children’s Health Network. Women's and Children's Health Network, SA Health Australia
    2018 - 2018 Co-Chair Expert Reference Group for Research, the National Collaboration for Child Health Informatics The Australian Digital Health Agency, The Australian Government Australia
    2017 - 2017 Member The Foundation Services Working Group The South Australian Child and Family Health Service Australia
    2015 - ongoing Member Early Career Researcher Committee School of Public Helath, The University of Adelaide Australia
    2015 - ongoing Member School of Public Health Marketing Working Group The University of Adelaide Australia
    2012 - 2017 Member Early-Career Researcher Committee School of Public Health, The University of Adelaide
  • Consulting/Advisories

    Date Institution Department Organisation Type Country
    2017 - 2017 South Australian Child and Family Health Service Health services and related Australia
    2015 - ongoing The University of Adelaide The Freemasons Foundation Men's Centre for Health Australia
    2015 - ongoing The University of Adelaide The Freemasons Foundation Men's Centre for Health Australia
  • Position: Postdoctoral Researcher
  • Phone: 83130956
  • Email: rhiannon.pilkington@adelaide.edu.au
  • Campus: North Terrace
  • Building: Adelaide Health and Medical Sciences, floor 9
  • Room: WS9050.15
  • Org Unit: Public Health

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