Dr Sally Brinkman

Sally Brinkman
Adjunct Associate Professor
School of Public Health
Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences

Sally is a social epidemiologist with the majority of her research focusing on societies’ impact on child development. Sally is the Co-Director of the Fraser Mustard Centre, an innovative new initiative between the Telethon Kids Institute and the South Australia Department of Education and Child Development aimed to improve research translation.

Sally is well known for spearheading the use of the Early Development Instrument (EDI) in Australia, being the first to pilot the instrument outside of Canada. Sally continues to work across the country to help facilitate the use of the Australian EDI (AEDI) working with communities, service providers and governments. Locally Sally consults to the Department of Children’s Services Policy Directorate primarily around data-linkage, the Children’s Centres Operational Group around evaluation, and the SA AEDI Team around community advocacy and research translation.

Internationally, Sally works with Governments and donor organisations such as the World Bank, UNICEF, AusAID and the Bernard Van Leer Foundation working with various measures of child development for monitoring and evaluation purposes.

Sally has over 60 publications including books, chapters, monographs and journal articles covering topics such as infant mouthing behaviours, child physical activity and nutrition levels, the measurement of alcohol related violence, the evaluation of teenage pregnancy prevention programs, how child development varies across communities and the impact of socio economics and service integration on child development.

As such Sally brings locally, nationally and internationally recognised epidemiological skills particularly in relation to population monitoring of child development and education. She has a commitment to practical, pragmatic and translatable research.

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Dr Sally Brinkman

Sally is a social epidemiologist with the majority of her research focusing on societies’ impact on child development. Sally is the Co-Director of the Fraser Mustard Centre, an innovative new initiative between the Telethon Kids Institute and the South Australia Department of Education and Child Development aimed to improve research translation.

Sally is well known for spearheading the use of the Early Development Instrument (EDI) in Australia, being the first to pilot the instrument outside of Canada. Sally continues to work across the country to help facilitate the use of the Australian EDI (AEDI) working with communities, service providers and governments. Locally Sally consults to the Department of Children’s Services Policy Directorate primarily around data-linkage, the Children’s Centres Operational Group around evaluation, and the SA AEDI Team around community advocacy and research translation.

Internationally, Sally works with Governments and donor organisations such as the World Bank, UNICEF, AusAID and the Bernard Van Leer Foundation working with various measures of child development for monitoring and evaluation purposes.

Sally has over 60 publications including books, chapters, monographs and journal articles covering topics such as infant mouthing behaviours, child physical activity and nutrition levels, the measurement of alcohol related violence, the evaluation of teenage pregnancy prevention programs, how child development varies across communities and the impact of socio economics and service integration on child development.

As such Sally brings locally, nationally and internationally recognised epidemiological skills particularly in relation to population monitoring of child development and education. She has a commitment to practical, pragmatic and translatable research.

orcid.org/0000-0001-7538-4844

Appointments

Date Position Institution name
2015 - 2018 Associate Professor University of Western Australia
2013 Adjunct Associate Professor University of Adelaide
2012 Associate Professor and Chief Epidemiologist Telethon Kids Institute
2012 Co-Director Telethon Kids Institute

Education

Date Institution name Country Title
University of Adelaide Australia Masters in Public Health
Flinders University Australia Bachelor of Arts
University of Western Australia Australia Doctor of Philosophy

Research Interests

Developmental & Child Psychology, Early Childhood Education

Journals

Year Citation
2017 Johnson, C., Burke, C., Brinkman, S. & Wade, T. (2017). Development and validation of a multifactor mindfulness scale in youth: The comprehensive inventory of mindfulness experiences-adolescents (CHIME-A). Psychological Assessment, 29, 3, 264-281.
10.1037/pas0000342
2017 Brinkman, S., Hasan, A., Jung, H., Kinnell, A., Nakajima, N. & Pradhan, M. (2017). The role of preschool quality in promoting child development: evidence from rural Indonesia*. European Early Childhood Education Research Journal, 25, 4, 1-23.
10.1080/1350293X.2017.1331062
2017 Brinkman, S. A., Hasan, A., Jung, H., Kinnell, A. & Pradhan, M. (2017). The Impact of Expanding Access to Early Childhood Education Services in Rural Indonesia. JOURNAL OF LABOR ECONOMICS, 35, S1, S305-S335.
10.1086/691278
2017 Johnson, C., Burke, C., Brinkman, S. & Wade, T. (2017). A randomized controlled evaluation of a secondary school mindfulness program for early adolescents: Do we have the recipe right yet?. Behaviour Research and Therapy, 99, 37-46.
10.1016/j.brat.2017.09.001
2017 Green, M. J., Tzoumakis, S., McIntyre, B., Kariuki, M., Laurens, K. R., Dean, K. ... Carr, V. J. (2017). Childhood Maltreatment and Early Developmental Vulnerabilities at Age 5 Years.. Child development, -.
10.1111/cdev.12928
2017 Laurens, K., Tzoumakis, S., Dean, K., Brinkman, S., Bore, M., Lenroot, R. ... Green, M. (2017). The 2015 Middle Childhood Survey (MCS) of mental health and well-being at age 11 years in an Australian population cohort. BMJ Open, 7, 6, e016244-1-e016244-16.
10.1136/bmjopen-2017-016244
2017 Macdonald, K. A. D., Brinkman, S. A., Jarvie, W., Machuca-Sierra, M., Mcdonall, K. A., Tapueluelu, S. & Thanh Vu, B. (2017). Pedagogy versus School Readiness: The Impact of a Randomized Reading Instruction Intervention and Community-Based Playgroup Intervention on Early Grade Reading Outcomes in Tonga. World Bank Policy Research Working Paper, 7944, -.
2017 Goldfeld, S., Villanueva, K., Tanton, R., Katz, I., Brinkman, S., Woolcock, G. & Giles-Corti, B. (2017). Kids in Communities Study (KiCS) study protocol: a cross-sectional mixed-methods approach to measuring community-level factors influencing early child development in Australia. BMJ Open, 7, 3, e014047-1-e014047-14.
10.1136/bmjopen-2016-014047
2017 Tanton, R., Dare, M., Brinkman, S., Corti, B., Katz, I., Woolcock, G. & Goldfeld, S. (2017). Identifying off-diagonal communities using the Australian Early Development Census results. Social Indicators Research, 132, 3, 977-992.
10.1007/s11205-016-1333-2
2017 Maika, A., Mittinty, M., Brinkman, S. & Lynch, J. (2017). Associations of early- and later-childhood poverty with child cognitive function in Indonesia: effect decomposition in the presence of exposure-induced mediator-outcome confounding. American Journal of Epidemiology, 185, 10, 879-887.
10.1093/aje/kww195
2017 Green, M. J., Tzoumakis, S., Laurens, K. R., Dean, K., Kariuki, M., Harris, F. ... Carr, V. J. (2017). Latent profiles of early developmental vulnerabilities in a New South Wales child population at age 5 years.. The Australian and New Zealand journal of psychiatry, 4867417740208-.
10.1177/0004867417740208
2016 Johnson, C., Burke, C., Brinkman, S. & Wade, T. (2016). Effectiveness of a school-based mindfulness program for transdiagnostic prevention in young adolescents. Behaviour Research and Therapy, 81, 1-11.
10.1016/j.brat.2016.03.002
2016 Brinkman, S., Johnson, S., Codde, J., Hart, M., Straton, J., Mittinty, M. & Silburn, S. (2016). Efficacy of infant simulator programmes to prevent teenage pregnancy: a school-based cluster randomised controlled trial in Western Australia. The Lancet, 388, 10057, 2264-2271.
10.1016/S0140-6736(16)30384-1
2016 Brinkman, S. A., Johnson, S., Stratton, J., Codde, P., Hart, M. & Silburn, S. (2016). A pragmatic randomised control trial evaluating an infant simulator-based program for the prevention of teenage pregnancy. The Lancet Global Health, -.
2016 Carr, V., Harris, F., Raudino, A., Luo, L., Kariuki, M., Liu, E. ... Green, M. (2016). New South Wales Child Development Study (NSW-CDS): an Australian multiagency, multigenerational, longitudinal record linkage study. BMJ Open, 6, 2, e009023-1-e009023-9.
10.1136/bmjopen-2015-009023
2016 Kariuki, M., Raudino, A., Green, M., Laurens, K., Dean, K., Brinkman, S. ... Carr, V. (2016). Hospital admission for infection during early childhood influences developmental vulnerabilities at age 5 years. Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health, 52, 9, 882-888.
10.1111/jpc.13239
2016 Janus, M., Harrison, L. J., Goldfeld, S., Guhn, M. & Brinkman, S. (2016). International research utilizing the Early Development Instrument (EDI) as a measure of early child development: Introduction to the Special Issue. Early Childhood Research Quarterly, 35, 1-5.
10.1016/j.ecresq.2015.12.007
2016 Chittleborough, C., Searle, A., Smithers, L., Brinkman, S. & Lynch, J. (2016). How well can poor child development be predicted from early life characteristics?: A whole-of-population data linkage study. Early Childhood Research Quarterly, 35, 19-30.
10.1016/j.ecresq.2015.10.006
2016 Brinkman, S. A., Zubrick, S. & Silburn, S. (2016). Which measures of child development can predict later cognitive and behavioral outcomes?. Child Indicators Research, -.
2016 Matheson, S., Kariuki, M., Green, M., Dean, K., Harris, F., Tzoumakis, S. ... Laurens, K. (2016). Effects of maltreatment and parental schizophrenia spectrum disorders on early childhood social-emotional functioning: a population record linkage study. Epidemiology and Psychiatric Sciences, OnlinePubl, 1-12.
10.1017/S204579601600055X
2016 Brinkman, S., Kinnell, A., Maika, A., Hasan, A., Jung, H. & Pradhan, M. (2016). Validity and reliability of the early development instrument in Indonesia. Child Indicators Research, 10, 2, 331-352.
10.1007/s12187-016-9372-4
2016 Goldfeld, S., O'Connor, E., O'Connor, M., Sayers, M., Moore, T., Kvalsvig, A. & Brinkman, S. (2016). The role of preschool in promoting children's healthy development: evidence from an Australian population cohort. Early Childhood Research Quarterly, 35, 40-48.
10.1016/j.ecresq.2015.11.001
2015 Maika, A., Mittinty, M., Brinkman, S. & Lynch, J. (2015). Effect on child cognitive function of increasing household expenditure in Indonesia: application of a marginal structural model and simulation of a cash transfer programme. International journal of epidemiology, 44, 1, 218-228.
10.1093/ije/dyu264
2015 Goldfeld, S., Woolcock, G., Katz, I., Tanton, R., Brinkman, S., O Connor, E. ... Giles-Corti, B. (2015). Neighbourhood effects influencing early childhood development: conceptual model and trial measurement methodologies from the Kids in Communities Study. Social Indicators Research, 120, 1, 197-212.
10.1007/s11205-014-0578-x
2015 Duku, E., Janus, M. & Brinkman, S. (2015). Investigation of the Cross-National Equivalence of a Measurement of Early Child Development. Child Indicators Research, 8, 2, 471-489.
10.1007/s12187-014-9249-3
2015 Christian, H., Zubrick, S., Foster, S., Giles-Corti, B., Bull, F., Wood, L. ... Boruff, B. (2015). The influence of the neighborhood physical environment on early child health and development: a review and call for research. Health & Place, 33, 25-36.
10.1016/j.healthplace.2015.01.005
2015 Smithers, L., Searle, A., Chittleborough, C., Scheil, W., Brinkman, S. & Lynch, J. (2015). A whole-of-population study of term and post-term gestational age at birth and children's development. BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, 122, 10, 1303-1311.
10.1111/1471-0528.13324
2014 Goldfeld, S., O'Connor, M., Mithen, J., Sayers, M. & Brinkman, S. (2014). Early development of emerging and English-proficient bilingual children at school entry in an Australian population cohort. International Journal of Behavioral Development, 38, 1, 42-51.
10.1177/0165025413505945
2014 Janus, M., Duku, E., Brinkman, S. A., Dunkelberg, E., Chiança, T. & Marino, E. (2014). Socioemotional development and its correlates among 5-year-old children in Peru and Brazil. Journal of Latino-Latin American Studies, 6, 1, 40-53.
10.18085/llas.6.1.9730476466441574
2014 Janus, M., Brinkman, S. & Guhn, M. (2014). Early Development Instrument. A. Michalos (Ed.). Encyclopedia of Quality of Life and Well-being Research, 1739-1744.
10.1007/978-94-007-0753-5
2014 Brinkman, S., Gregory, T., Goldfeld, S., Lynch, J. & Hardy, M. (2014). Data resource profile: the Australian Early Development Index (AEDI). International Journal of Epidemiology, 43, 4, 1089-1096.
10.1093/ije/dyu085
2014 Sincovich, A. & Brinkman, S. A. (2014). AEDI: From Research to Policy. Every Child, 20, 1, 16-17.
2014 Moore, E., Harris, F., Laurens, K., Green, M., Brinkman, S., Lenroot, R. & Carr, V. (2014). Birth outcomes and academic achievement in childhood: a population record linkage study. Journal of Early Childhood Research, 12, 3, 234-250.
10.1177/1476718X13515425
2014 Smithers, L., Gialamas, A., Scheil, W., Brinkman, S. & Lynch, J. (2014). Anaemia of pregnancy, perinatal outcomes and children's developmental vulnerability: a whole-of-population study. Paediatric and Perinatal Epidemiology, 28, 5, 381-390.
10.1111/ppe.12149
2013 Pradhan, M., Brinkman, S., Beatty, A., Maika, A., Satriawan, E., De Ree, J. & Hasan, A. (2013). Evaluating a community-based early childhood education and development program in Indonesia: study protocol for a pragmatic cluster randomized controlled trial with supplementary matched control group. Trials, 14, 1, 1-16.
10.1186/1745-6215-14-259
2013 Maika, A., Mittinty, N., Brinkman, S., Harper, S., Satriawan, E. & Lynch, J. (2013). Changes in socioeconomic inequality in Indonesian children's cognitive function from 2000 to 2007: a decomposition analysis. PLoS One, 8, 10, e78809-1-e78809-9.
10.1371/journal.pone.0078809
2013 Brinkman, S., Gregory, T., Harris, J., Hart, B., Blackmore, S. & Janus, M. (2013). Associations between the early development instrument at age 5, and reading and numeracy skills at ages 8, 10 and 12: a prospective linked data study. Child Indicators Reseach, 6, 4, 695-708.
10.1007/s12187-013-9189-3
2012 Brinkman, S., Gialamas, A., Rahman, A., Mittinty, N., Gregory, T., Silburn, S. ... Lynch, J. (2012). Jurisdictional, socioeconomic and gender inequalities in child health and development: analysis of a national census of 5-year-olds in Australia. BMJ Open, 2, 5, 1-14.
10.1136/bmjopen-2012-001075
2011 Janus, M., Brinkman, S. & Duku, E. (2011). Validity and psychometric properties of the early development instrument in Canada, Australia, United States, and Jamaica. Social Indicators Research, 103, 2, 283-297.
10.1007/s11205-011-9846-1
2010 Brinkman, S., Johnson, S., Lawrence, D., Codde, J., Hart, M., Straton, J. & Silburn, S. (2010). Study protocol for the evaluation of an Infant Simulator based program delivered in schools: a pragmatic cluster randomised controlled trial. Trials, 11, 1, 100-1-100-11.
10.1186/1745-6215-11-100
2010 Brinkman, S., McDermott, R. & Lynch, J. (2010). Better understanding trajectories of child development : opportunities for data linkage with the Australian Early Development Index (AEDI). Public Health Bulletin South Australia, 7, 3, 7-10.
2010 Brinkman, S. A. (2010). The Australian Early Development Index (AEDI). D. Hetzel (Ed.). Public Health Bulletin South Australia, 7, 3, 4-6.
2010 Lynch, J., Law, C., Brinkman, S., Chittleborough, C. & Sawyer, M. (2010). Inequalities in child healthy development: Some challenges for effective implementation. Social Science & Medicine, 71, 7, 1244-1248.
10.1016/j.socscimed.2010.07.008
2009 Brinkman, S., Sayers, M., Goldfeld, S. & Kline, J. (2009). Population monitoring of language and cognitive development in Australia: The Australian Early Development Index. International Journal of Speech-Language Pathology, 11, 5 Sp Iss, 419-430.
10.1080/17549500903147552
2009 Goldfeld, S., Sayers, M., Brinkman, S., Silburn, S. & Oberklaid, F. (2009). The process and policy challenges of adapting and implementing the early development instrument in Australia. Early Education and DevelopmenT, 20, 6, 978-991.
10.1080/10409280903375800
2009 Li, J., D'Angiulli, A. & Kendall, G. (2009). Response to ‘Reply to Li, D'Angiulli, and Kendall: The Early Development Index and children from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds’ by Janus, Hertzman, Guhn, Brinkman, and Goldfeld. Early Years, 29, 1, 89-92.
10.1080/09575140802689240
2007 Brinkman, S. A., Silburn, S., Lawrence, D., Goldfeld, S., Sayers, M. & Oberklaid, F. (2007). Investigating the Validity of the Australian Early Development Index. Early Education & Development, 18, 3, 427-451.
10.1080/10409280701610812
2007 Silburn, S. R., Brinkman, S., Lawrence, D., Sayers, M., Goldfeld, S. & Oberklaid, F. (2007). P1-151 Establishing the construct and predictive validity of the Australian Early Development Index (AEDI). Early Human Development, 83, S125-S125.
10.1016/S0378-3782(07)70321-3
2007 Sayers, M., Coutts, M., Goldfeld, S., Oberklaid, F., Brinkman, S. & Silburn, S. (2007). Building Better Communities for Children: Community Implementation and Evaluation of the Australian Early Development Index. Early Education & Development, 18, 3, 519-534.
10.1080/10409280701610879
2006 Coghlan, R., Brinkman, S. A., Fournier, C., Hart, B., Horgan, B., McKenzie, A. ... Chippindall, M. (2006). A consumer-led project on evidence-based healthcare information for consumers. Cochrane Collaboration Testing Journal, -.
2000 Stockwell, T., Chikritzhs, T. & Brinkman, S. (2000). The role of social and health statistics in measuring harm from alcohol. Journal of Substance Abuse, 12, 1-2, 139-154.
10.1016/S0899-3289(00)00046-8
1998 Gun, R. T. & Brinkman, S. A. (1998). Prediction and prevention of chemical-related injury: towards an effective risk assessment protocol. Safety Science, 29, 1, 1-14.
10.1016/S0925-7535(98)00007-1

Books

Year Citation
2016 Gregory, T., Harman-Smith, Y., Sincovich, A., Wilson, A. & Brinkman, S. A. (2016). It takes a village to raise a child: The influence and impact of playgroups across Australia. South Australia: Telethon Kids Institute.
2009 Goldfeld, S., Brinkman, S. A., Sayers, M., Oberklaid, F., Silburn, S. & Zubrick, S. (2009). A Snapshot of Early Childhood Development in Australia. Centre for COmmunity Child Health and Telethon Institute for Child Health Research.
2007 Brinkman, S. A., Janus, M. & Duku, E. (2007). The EDI Handbook. Ontario: Mc Master University Press.
2005 Brinkman, S. A. (2005). Australian Early Development Index Building Better Communities for Children, Community Results 2004-2005. Commonwealth of Australia.
2003 Brinkman, S. A., Hart, B. & Blackmore, S. (2003). How Well are we Raising our Children in the North Metropolitan Area? Early Development Index 2003. Perth, WA: North Metropolitan Health Service.
2001 Brinkman, S. A., Simon, D. J., Thomas, R. & Maynard, E. J. (2001). Child blood lead levels, developmental stages and environmental exposure to lead- cohort results from the first trimester through to 3 years. Glenelg Press.
2001 Brinkman, S. A. (2001). The Service Population – a new denominator for alcohol related indicators of harm. National Drug Research Institute, Monograph Series.
1999 Brinkman, S. A., Gialamas, A., Jones, L., Edwards, P. & Maynard, E. J. (1999). Child Activity Patterns for Environmental Exposure Assessment in the Home. Glenelg Press.

Book Chapters

Year Citation
2013 Brinkman, S. A. & Stanley, F. (2013). Child Indicators in Public Health. In S. Ben-Arieh, F. Casas, I. Frones & J. Korbin (Eds.), Handbook of Child Well-Being Theories, Methods and Policies in Global Perspective (pp. 317-350). Dordrecht: Springer.
10.1007/978-90-481-9063-8_12
2013 Brinkman, S., Hasan, A., Hyson, M. & Kinnell, A. (2013). Young children in Indonesia's low-income rural communities: How are they doing and what do they need?. In A. Hasan, M. Hyson & M. C. Chang (Eds.), Early Childhood Education and Development in Poor Villages of Indonesia (pp. 37-96). United States of America: The World Bank.
10.1596/978-0-8213-9836-4
2013 Brinkman, S., Hyson, M. & Kinnell, A. (2013). Early childhood research and Indonesia's young children. In A. Hasan, M. Hyson & M. C. Chang (Eds.), Early Childhood Education and Development in Poor Villages of Indonesia (pp. 15-36). United States of America: The World Bank.
10.1596/9780821398364_CH01
2013 Alatas, H., Brinkman, S., Chang, M., Hadiyati, T., Hartono, D., Hasan, A. ... Roesli, R. (2013). Early childhood education and development services in Indonesia. In D. Suryadarma & G. W. Jones (Eds.), Education in Indonesia (pp. 82-108). Online: Institute of Southeast Asian Studies (ISEAS).
2010 Janus, M. & Brinkman, S. (2010). Evaluating early childhood education and care programs. In International Encyclopedia of Education (pp. 25-31).
10.1016/B978-0-08-044894-7.01197-0
2001 Brinkman, S. A., Chikritzhs, T., Stockwell, T. & Mathewson, P. (2001). An indicator approach to the measurement of alcohol related violence. In P. Williams (Ed.), Alcohol, Young Persons and Violence Australian Institute of Criminology.
1998 Gun, R. T., Brinkman, S. A. & Cox, R. (1998). Prevention of chemical injury – an unconventional view. In A. M. Freyer & A. Williamson (Eds.), Occupational injury: risk, prevention and intervention London: Taylor and Francis.

Conference Items

Year Citation
2014 Searle, A., Chittleborough, C., Smithers, L., Brinkman, S. & Lynch, J. (2014). Predicting emotional vulnerability in the first school year using population-level perinatal information: A data linkage study. Society for Mental Health Research Conference. Adelaide.

Report for External Bodies

Year Citation
2016 Gregory, T. A., Harman-Smith, Y., Sincovich, A., Wilson, A. & Brinkman, S., (2016). It takes a village to raise a child: The influence and impact of playgroups across Australia,
2016 Brinkman, S. A., Hasan, A., Jung, H., Kinnell, A., Nakajima, N. & Pradhan, M., (2016). The Role of Preschool Quality in Promoting Child Development: Evidence from Rural Indonesia,
2015 Brinkman, S., Hasan, A., Jung, H., Kinnell, A. & Pradhan, M., (2015). The impact of expanding access to early childhood services in rural Indonesia: evidence from two cohorts of children, The World Bank Group,
2015 Harman-Smith, Y., Wilson, A. & Brinkman, S. A., (2015). Strong Start – Northern Pilot: Evaluation Report,
2015 Gregory, T., Keech, B., Sincovich, A. & Brinkman, S. A., (2015). Thriving in Adversity: Identification of off-diagonal South Australian communicates using AEDC and NAPLAN data, Adelaide, SA,
2014 Harman-Smith, Y., Sincovich, A. & Brinkman, S. A., (2014). Strong Start Evaluation: Engaging pregnant mothers: A qualitative investigation of the barriers and facilitators to engagement,
2014 Smyth, V. & Brinkman, S. A., (2014). Language Environment Analysis (LENA) Trial. Investigating the home language environment in the early years: A process evaluation,
2014 Harman-Smith, Y. & Brinkman, S. A., (2014). Children’s Centres Evaluation: Interim Evaluation Report: Summary of Qualitative Evaluation Findings, Fraser Mustard Centre, Adelaide,
2014 Gregory, T. A. & Brinkman, S., (2014). South Australian trial of the Middle Years Development Instrument (MDI): Recruitment, participation, sample characteristics and predictors of wellbeing in South Australian school children,
2014 Sincovich, A., Harman-Smith, Y. & Brinkman, S. A., (2014). A Qualitative Evaluation of the Factors Impacting Participation in a Community Playgroup Program,
2013 Kinnell, A., Harman-Smith, Y., Engelhardt, D., Luddy, S. & Brinkman, S. A., (2013). Boys and girls in South Australia: a comparison of gender differences from the early years to adulthood, Fraser Mustard Centre, Adelaide,
2013 Brinkman, S. A. & Harman-Smith, Y., (2013). Children’s centre impact evaluation: Overall Three-Year Evaluation Plan,
2013 Gregory, T. & Brinkman, S., (2013). Methodological approach to exploring change in the Australia Early Development Instrument (AEDI): The estimation of a critical difference, Telethon Institute for Child Health Research, Western Australia,
2013 Harman-Smith, Y. & Brinkman, S. A., (2013). Evaluation of the Infant Therapeutic Reunification Service: Stage 1 Report,
2013 Harman-Smith, Y. & Brinkman, S. A., (2013). Children’s centre impact evaluation: Qualitative Evaluation Plan,
2011 Brinkman, S. A. & Gregory, T., (2011). The status of Aboriginal and Torres Strait child development across Australia,

PERSONAL COMPETITIVE AWARDS

2014, Brinkman S.  Early Career Fellowship (2015-2018).  Early Human Capability – Measurement, Intervention Results.  National Health and Medical Research Foundation. APP1090146. $309,436.

2015, Brinkman S, Women and Leadership Australia. (2015-2016).  Scholarship for the Advanced Executive Leadership Program. $12,000.

SUCCESSFUL PEER REVIEWED GRANT APPLICATIONS (CATEGORY 1):

2015, Pradhan M, Hasan A, Maika, A., Jung H, Kinnell A, Brinkman S. “Evaluating the longer-term impact and sustainability of community based ECD centers in rural Indonesia”.  Strategic Impact Evaluation Fund (SIEF). $494,000 USD.

2015, Pradhan M, Hasan A, Maika, A., Jung H, Kinnell A, Brinkman S. “Evaluating the longer-term impact and sustainability of community based ECD centers in rural Indonesia”.  Seed funding from the Strategic Impact Evaluation Fund (SIEF). $25,000 USD.

2015, Hasan A, Jung H, Pradhan M, Kinnell A, Brinkman S. (2015). Indonesian Early Childhood Education and Development Project. Impact Evaluation to Development Impact Fund (i2i). UK Department for International Development. P148270.  £50,000.

2014, Grant J., Parry Y., Colmer K., Brinkman S., Miller K., Sumison J.,  Walsh K., Gibson C., Javanovic J.,  Kruske S., 'Developing a national interdisciplinary educational framework for professionals working with children in the early years'. DIISRTE Learning and Technology Grant: ID14-3938 (2014-2016) $223,000.

2013, Laurens, K, Green M, Brinkman S, Dix K, Dean K, Lenroot R, Carr V. Identifying new targets for primary school mental health interventions using population data. NHMRC Project Grant: APP1058652. (2014-2016). $772,647.

2013, Brinkman, S; Silburn, S; Gregory, T; Pearson, G; Schonert-Reichl, K.; Guhn, M; Gadermann, A; Engelhardt, D; Cahill, R. Assessing the development, well-being, and community connectedness of children in the middle years: The Middle Development Instrument for Australia.  ARC LP130100535 (2013-2015).  Partner Organisations: The University of British Columbia; SA Department for Education and Child Development; WA Department of Education. $223,000.

2013, Goldfeld, SR; Woolcock, GW; Tanton, R; Katz, IB; Findlay, T; Brinkman, SA; Giles-Corti, B; Ford, L; Hampshire, AC; Ayres, R; West, S; Robinson, J; Nolan, CM; Strachan, T; Perrett, C; Gould, P; Donovan, JA.  The Kids in Communities Study: national investigation of community level effects on children's developmental outcomes. ARC LP130100411 (2013-2016). Partner Organisations: The University of British Columbia; SA Department for Education and Child Development; DEEWR, Vic Department of Education, QLD Dept of Education, ACT Dept of Education, The Smith Family. $568,815.

2013, Lynch J, Chittleborough C, Smithers L, Sawyer M, Brinkman S, Mittinty M, Sawyer A, Bowering K. (then AI’s Strachan T, McEntee P, Berry J, Graham C., Baghust P, Gregory T, Banham D.).  NMHRC Better Heath Partnership Project Grant. (2013-2016). Child Health and Development: A South Australian Data Linkage Study $450,000.

2012, Brinkman S.  Indonesian early childhood education and development program (ECED) (R11-111). Australian Leadership Awards, AusAID. $102,850

2010, Carr, V., Laurens, K., Holbrook,A.,  Lenroot, R.,  Brinkman,S.,  Bore, M.,  Maloney, E., Smith, M.,  Matthews, R.  The NSW Child Development Study,  $1,890,000 provided by partners with ARC Linkage Projects 2011 Round 1 providing $429,099 (2011-2014).

2008, Brinkman S, Pradhan M, Beatty A. Cluster Randomised Controlled Trial evaluating a Community Based Early Childhood Program in Indonesia – Capacity Building Local Academics. 2009-2012. AusAid Australian Development Research Award $750,000.

2007, Oddy, W., Hart,B.,  Henly, N.,  Hauk, Y., Brinkman, S.,  Ellies P., and Jackiewicz T.  Promoting Optimal Infant Nutrition: The Perth Breastfeeding Scoping Project. Healthway Grant $200,000

2002, Silburn, S., Brinkman, S., Hart, B., Cochrane, K., Mcauley, D., and Codde, J.  The Preconception Intervention Program – A Randomised Controlled Trial.  Healthway Grant $300,000.

SUCCESSFUL PEER REVIEWED GRANT APPLICATIONS (CATEGORY 2):

2013, Kinnell A, Lynch J, Silburn S, Arney F, Chong A, Brinkman S. Learning from success: Child development improvements in Northern Territory and South Australian Aboriginal communities. Application no. 14844.  Channel 7 Children's Research Foundation. Early Career Grant. $37,000.

2013, Brinkman S, Zubrick S, Silburn S, Lynch J., Carr V. Proof of Concept 3: the national data linkage of perinatal through to AEDI through to early education records.  Population Health Research Network. $269,173.

2006, Goldfeld, S., Brinkman, S., Gleeson, B.,  Kershaw, P., Katz, I., Munth, P., Randolf, B.,  Tanton, R.,  Wiseman, J. Understanding Community level Factors that influence children’s outcomes in disadvantaged areas across Australia. 2006-2007. $40,000. ARACY Funding.

2003, Hands, B., Parker, H., Brinkman, S., Read, H., Glasson,C. Western Australian Child Physical Activity and Nutrition Survey; 2003 – 2006. WA Govt. $300,000 p.a.

1994, Gun R., and Brinkman, S.  Occupational Acute Chemical Injury – Funding obtained from Worksafe Australia $180,000.

SUCCESSFUL GRANT APPLICATIONS (CATEGORY 2) and CONTRACT RESEARCH:

2014, Brinkman S., Harman-Smith Y, Gregory T. Sincovich A. Evaluation of Playgroups in Australia.  (2014-2015). Playgroups Australia. Playgroups Australia. $170,000

2014, Brinkman S., Harman-Smith Y, Gregory T. Sincovich A.  Research Translation and Implementation Support to the State and Territory Coordinators for the 2015 Australian Early Development Census 2014-2017. Department of Education.   $3,400,000

2014, Brinkman S.  Retainer to provide strategic support to the Department of Education, 2014-2017. $70,000.

2014, Gregory T., Brinkman S. Capacity building support for the analyses of Middle Development Index data. 2014. $25,000.

2014, Brinkman S., Critical analyses of assessment and screening tools being used in practice in Australia for children aged 0-8years. Department of Education and Child Development, South Australia. 2013-2016. $70,000.

2013, Brinkman S. Evaluation of Child Protection Practice and Policy. Department of Education and Child Development, South Australia. 2013-2016. $300,000.

2013, Brinkman S. Evaluation of the Strong Start Program. Department of Education and Child Development. 2013-2014. $50,000.

2013, Brinkman S, Smyth V, Taylor C. Testing the feasibility and utility of LENA – an objective measure of spoken language – application to early childhood.  $90,000.

2013, Brinkman S.  Analyses of the AEDI for South Australia Population Planning. $30,000.

2012, Brinkman S. Thriving in Adversity: To examine the characteristics of individuals, schools and communities that thrive in adversity. Department of Education and Child Development, South Australia. 2012-2013. $80,000.

2012, Brinkman S, Roos N, Engelhardt D., Farthing G.  Knowledge Transfer – how best to influence policy - Partnering between Manitoba and South Australia. Department of Education and Child Development, South Australia. 2012-2013. $95,000.

2012, Brinkman S. Gender Differences – investigating the gender differentials in developmental and educational trajectories. Department of Education and Child Development, South Australia. 2012-2013. $80,000.

2012, Brinkman S. Evaluation of the South Australian Children’s Centres.  Department of Education and Child Development, South Australia. 2012 – 2015. $300,000.

2012, Brinkman S., Hertzman C., Guhn M., Engelhart D., Lezcowich A. Piloting the Middle Development Instrument in South Australia and Western Australia. 2012-2013. $65,000 to TICHR, $300,000 to the Department of Education and Child Development SA. COAG funding.

2011, Brinkman S., Zubrick S. Australian Early Development Index Research Works 2012-2015. Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations. $1,700,000.

2011, Brinkman S, Zubrick S, Silburn S, Lynch J, Carr V. Proof of Concept for the national data linkage of the AEDI utilising the Public Health Research Network Nodes. Public Health Research Network $215,000 and COAG matched funds for $179,000.

2009, Goldfeld S, Brinkman S, Katz I, Wiseman J, Gleeson B. Kids in Communities Study; how does community influence child development? 2009-2010. ARACY $40,000, Dept of Early Childhood Victoria $100,000.

2008, Prof F. Oberklaid, Prof S Silburn, Dr S Goldfeld, Ms S Brinkman. A National Progress Measure. The Australian Early Development Instrument (AEDI) – a census of 5 year olds.  2009-2013. Australian Govt $23,000,000

2007, Prof S. Silburn, Ms S Brinkman, Dr B. Hart, Dr D. Lawrence and Dr J Codde.  Longitudinal evaluation of the Virtual Parenting Program – A Randomised Controlled Trial.  Department of Health $140,000.   

2007, Prof S. Silburn, Ms S Brinkman, Dr B. Hart, Dr D. Lawrence and Dr J Codde.  Longitudinal evaluation of the Virtual Parenting Program – A Randomised Controlled Trial.  Department of Education $35,000.

2006, Prof F. Oberklaid, Prof S Silburn, Dr S Goldfeld, Ms S Brinkman, Dr B Hart. Australian Early Development Instrument (AEDI): Building Better Communities for Children. 2007 – 2009. Australian Govt $1,200,000.

           

2006, Prof S Silburn, Ms S Brinkman, Ms R Parum. Australian Early Development Instrument (AEDI): Adaptation to and for Indigenous Communities across Australia. 2007-2009. Australian Govt $600,000 and Shell Australia $900,000.                                                                                                                        

2003, Prof F. Oberklaid, Prof S Silburn, Dr S Goldfeld, Ms S Brinkman, Dr B Hart. Australian Early Development Instrument (AEDI): Building Better Communities for Children. 2003 – 2006. Australian Govt $900,000 and Shell Australia $900,000.

2002, Prof S. Silburn, Ms S Brinkman, Dr B. Hart, Ms K Cochrane, Mr D McAuley and Dr J Codde.  The Preconception Intervention Program – A Randomised Controlled Trial.  WA Lotteries Commission Grant $94,000.

PROVIDE FORMAL REGULAR CAREER MENTORSHIP TO:

  • Dr Gareth Furber, Research Fellow, School of Population Health, University of South Australia
  • Ms Olivia Octamon, PhD Candidate, Australian Centre for Child Protection, University of South Australia
  • Dr Emma Glasson, Senior Lecturer, Telethon Kids Institute
  • Dr Kak-Ming Ling, Medical Scientist, Telethon Kids Institute

PREVIOUS PHD SUPERVISION:

  • Ms Amelia Maika, undertaking her PhD, Department of Public Health and Clinical Practice, University of Adelaide.

CURRENT PHD SUPERVISION:

  • Ms Catherine Johnson, undertaking her PhD, Department of Psychology, Flinders University.
  • Ms Veronica Smyth, undertaking her PhD, Department of Public Health and Clinical Practice, University of Adelaide

Memberships

Date Role Membership Country
2015 - ongoing Member Healthy Development Adelaide Australia
2015 - ongoing Member Australian Research Association of Children and Youth Australia
2014 - ongoing Member Human Capital and Economic Opportunity Global Working Group

Editorial Boards

Date Role Editorial Board Name Country
2015 - ongoing Consulting Editor Early Childhood Research Quarterly
2015 - ongoing Editor Early Education and Development
2015 - ongoing Consulting Editor Social science & medicine. Part A, Medical sociology
Position
Adjunct Associate Professor
Phone
82261712
Org Unit
Public Health

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