The following is a list of past and present students who have been supervised by a ALSWH investigator and whose project consisted of an analysis of ALSWH data

Doctor of Philosophy

Current Research Projects by PhD students


Shazia Abbas The University of Newcastle
Using Epidemiological evidence to aid tailored joint decision making in areas of Clinical uncertainty in the management of cardiovascular diseases (CVD) in later life

Haya Mohammedali Al-Jadani The University of Newcastle
Relationship between diet stability, diet quality, body mass index, and health utilisation over time

Akilew Adane The University of Queensland
Maternal Pre-pregnancy Obesity, Gestational Diabetes and Hypertensive Disorders in Pregnancy: Impact on Offspring’s Cognitive and Physical Development

Maha Alsalami The University of Newcastle
Medication use and mental health in older Australian women

Cassie Curryer The University of Newcastle
Ageing in Place without Children: A study of Australian women's experiences of ageing

Parivash Eftekhari The Univeristy of Newcastle
Assessment of quality health care in older women with asthma: equity and outcomes

Carole Fisher University of Technology Sydney
Dysfunctional Uterine Bleeding and Premenstrual Syndrome and use of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM)

Nadira Kakoly Monash University
Longitudinal studies in PCOS

Jeeva Kanesarajah The University of Queensland
The burden of multimorbidity in mid‐age Australian women

Sonja Kubik Griffith University
Investigating the association between weight status, weight change, and headache in young Australian women

Suzy Ladanyi University of Technology Sydney
The prevalence and characteristics of consultation with a massage therapist among young and middle aged women

Lucy Leigh The University of Newcastle
Longitudinal data analysis in the presence of non-ignorable missing responses and covariates: An application assessing sleeping pattern data in the old and mid cohort.

Cassandra Lindsey University of Wisconsin-Madison
Tracking the impact of drug regulatory actions: consumer health outcomes, risk-benefit issues and policy framework - women's comments on Vioxx and medicine safety

Alemu Sufa Melka The University of Newcastle
Substance use and sexual behaviors among young Australian women

Sophie Meredith University of Technology Sydney
Women's experiences of tiredness, fatigue, and sleep problems and their use of health services including complementary and alternative medicine (CAM)

Mijanur Rahman The University of Newcastle
Trajectories of aged care service use: Evidence from the Australian Longitudinal Study on Women's Health

Kailash Thapaliya The University of Newcastle
Pattern of medication use in women with dementia

Louise Wilson The University of Queensland
The causes and consequences of hysterectomy

Chia Siong Wong The University of Queensland
Potential adverse outcomes of proton pump inhibitors

Michael Wright University of Technology Sydney
The value of continuity of care in Australian general practice

Befikadu Wubishet The University of Newcastle
Health care utilisation and health economics of diabetes among Australian women

Xiaolin Xu The University of Queensland
Progression of chronic diseases and conditions in mid-aged women and beyond: the role of reproductive health over the life course and medication use

Lu Yang University of Technology Sydney
The prevalence and characteristics of young and middle aged Australian women who use of Chinese Medicine (CM)

Completed Research Projects by PhD students

Dr Amani Hamad Alhazmi: Effect of food and the development of Type 2 diabetes
Dr Amy Anderson Assessing alcohol use in pregnant women using data from the ALSWH
Dr Nicole Au: Economic analysis of BMI and employment patterns in Australian women
Dr Kylie Ball: Disordered eating, psychological stress and coping in young women
Dr Lisa Beatty: Psychological adjustment after breast cancer diagnosis and treatment
Dr Sandra Bell: Stress, health behaviours and the transition to adulthood among young women
Dr Michelle Blumfield Nutrition during pregnancy: an evaluation of maternal dietary intake and the development of foetal adiposity
Dr Steven Bowe: Adjusting for death in longitudinal studies
Dr Pauline Chiarelli: Female urinary incontinence in Australia: prevalence and prevention in postpartum women
Dr Cath Chojenta: Predictors of post natal depression
Dr Leah Collins: Predicting depression, positive psychological outcomes and quality of life in Australian women with chronic illness
Sue Conrad: Neighbourhood, geographic location and health
Dr Xenia Dolja Gore: Predictors of mental health services utilisation and costs for Australian women
Katie de Luca: Arthritis impact over time: A longitudinal exploration of burden of illness, comorbities (particularly depression), management, and health care costs in older Australian women
Gina Dillon: Rurality, vulnerability and intimate partner violence
Dr Cate France: Battling the black dog: An exploration of the strategies used by young Australian women coping with depression
Dr Jane Frawley: A qualitative analysis of the use of Complementary & Alternative Medicine (CAM) in relation to health status and health service utilisation by women who are pregnant or have recently given birth
Dr Leanne Fray: Children's structured leisure activities: Three generations of change
Dr Melissa Graham: Treatments for Menstrual Symptoms: An Epidemiological Investigation
Ellie Gresham: Longitudinal changes in maternal diet
Dr Melissa Harris: When life's a pain: The relationship between stress and modifiable psychological factors in arthritis
Dr Emma Harley: Social support in later life: Cross-sectional and longitudinal analyses of inter-relationships between psychosocial variables in the The Australian Longitudinal Study on Women’s Health study
Dr Danielle Herbert: An examination of trends in women's sexual and reproductive health over ten years: Findings from the ALSWH; and Miscarriage or termination of pregnancy in young and middle aged Australian women: Are they infertile?
Dr Natalie Holowko: Disordered eating and BMI
Dr Alexis Hure: Comparison of Australian women's dietary intake during pregnancy and non-pregnancy
Dr Anju Joham: PCOS in Australian women
Dr Hong Ju:
Epidemiology of menstrual symptoms and healthcare use and QoL
Dr Robyn Kennaugh
“It’s not how old we are; it’s how we are old”: A salutogenic approach to how older Australian women experience ageing and respond to life stressors
Dr Rosemary Korda:
Socio-economic inequalities in women's use of health care services in Australia
Dr Janni Leung: Urban rural differences in health care for women with colorectal, breast and lung cancer
Dr Jeannine Liddle: Participation in the arts and its relation to healthy ageing
Dr Beverley Lloyd: Young women, multiple roles and mental health: An investigation of epidemiological and lay perspectives
Thomas Lo Arthritis impact over time
Dr Deborah Loxton: Domestic abuse and health: Quantitative and qualitative investigations among mid-aged Australian women
Dr Tazeen Majeed: Factors affecting survival among older women with asthma
Dr Vijayendra Murthy: The use of complimentary and alternative medicine for back pain by women aged 60-65 years across Australia: A health services research study.
Dr Afsoon Hassani Mehraban: A functional model of fall risk
Dr Lauren Miller-Lewis: Psychosocial predictors of pregnancy risk-taking, pregnancy, and childbearing in Australian youth
Dr Lisa Milne: The complexity of labour market inequalities: Gendered subjectivity, material circumstances and young women’s aspirations
Dr Rosie Mooney: Declining fertility rates and the normalisation of technological control of reproduction among young Australian women
Dr Sue Outram: Experiences of mid-aged women in NSW seeking help for psychological distress
Dr Glennys Parker: Abused Mid-aged Women in Australia: Experiences, Well-being, and Ways of Coping
Dr Amanda Patterson: Iron deficiency in women of childbearing age
Dr Emma Poulsen: Complementary and alternative medicine use in the older adult population
Dr Catherine Regan: Developing a general risk alert index for older people: A measure of vulnerability to adverse outcomes
Dr Jane Rich: An interdisciplinary investigation into the relationship between drought and mental health in Australia
Dr Gabrielle Rose: A middle-age cohort study with Queensland women who have asthma
Dr Ingrid Rowlands:
Coping with miscarriage: Young women's experiences
Dr Nadine Smith:
Mental health: A longitudinal analysis of the self-reported mental health of Australian women
Dr Esben Strodl: Psychological factors associated with the frequency of angina and the role of mediating variables

Dr Liane McDermott: Cigarette smoking among young women.

Dr Melissa Johnstone: Longitudinal aspirations of young women

Dr Heather McKay: Childlessness and the role of choice in childless women's reproductive outcomes
Dr Nicole Reilly: Perinatal mental health: Psychosocial assessment, service utilisation and maternal outcomes
Dr Danielle Schoenaker The role of diet in the prevention of maternal pregnancy complications
Dr Meredith Tavener: A shift in thinking: Comparing baby boomer narrative over time.

Dr Jananie William: Predicting health system costs in relation to adverse birth outcomes
Dr Kees Van Gool: The impact of out-of-pocket costs on the use and distribution of cervical screening services
Dr Lauren Williams: Factors affecting weight change in mid-aged women
Dr Anne Young: General practitioner utilisation among women in Australia


Current Research Projects by Masters students

Alison Griffin The University of Queensland
The association between body-mass index and mortality in women, focusing on underweight and low-normal weight women

Darin Hinds The University of Queensland
Health expectancies of sarcopenia

Duncan Lowes The University of Queensland
Investigating trends in K‐10 self‐reported distress and associated health service utilisation in a cohort of young women (aged 18‐25) from an Australian longitudinal study (ALSWH)

Completed Research Projects by Masters students

Frances Allyn: Restraint, emotions and health in relation to binge eating
San Kyu Kyu Aye:
The association between Dysmenorrhea and Preterm delivery
Fiona Campbell:
Predicting body dissatisfaction amongst young women
Anurina Das:
Use of HRT by older Australian women
Jessica Ford:
Survival analysis of older women
Karen Furlong:
Epidemiology of osteoporosis in Australian women
Mahmousd Galal:
Efficient drug use for women at aged care facility
Dr Samantha Hollingworth:
The contraceptive behaviour of young women in Australia
Nazim Khan: Social support in older women
Toni Lindsay: Traumatic events and health behaviours
Thuy Linh Nguyen:
Menstrual disorders and maternal depression
Jenny Powers:
Stability of groups of correlated variables identified by exploratory factor and cluster analysis
Barbara Reen: Depression study: Emotions and health
Nicole Rutter: The impact of social support on the long term health effects of mid aged women who have experienced intimate partner violence
Mohammad Shah The association between obesity, menstrual symptoms and back pain among young  Australian women
Nadine Smith: Psychological predictors of successful ageing in a cohort of Australian women
Anthea White: Fall Risk Factors in Mid-Age Women: Findings from the Australian Longitudinal Study on Women’s Health.
Kore Yiee Wong: Differences in causes of death in urban-rural women
Angela Wood: A longitudinal analysis of Oral Contraceptive Pill (OCP) use


Chelsea Carle The University of Newcastle
Dietary intake of women with disordered eating compared to those without disordered eating: comparison of longitudinal data

Adele Kahler The University of Queensland
Unintended pregnancies and psychological wellbeing: Examining the role of partner violence

Jessica Rayner Griffith University
Dietary intake and type 2 diabetes among women with and without a history of gestational diabetes

Carmen Yee The University of Newcastle
Association of fresh meat with vegetable intake

Completed Research Projects by Honours students

Nicole Arthur: Young Australian women’s aspirations for work, marriage and family
Sandra Bell: Examination of the psychometric properties of the WHA Young Stress Scale: A measure of perceived stress for young Australian women
Wenggie Fong:
Vision and hearing loss in older women: Health and psychosocial impacts
Claire Grennell:
Stroke impact in Older Australian Women: A cohort study using self-reported longitudinal data
Elizabeth Knock:
Anxiety and depression in young women
Janni Leung:
Tobacco smoking and mental health
Elle McKenna:
Dietary supplement use during preconception and pregnancy; the Australian Longitudinal Study on Women's Health
Aimee McLeod:
Contribution of fish intake to the nutritional quality of young women's diets and implications for mercury intakes
Jia Yin Ooi:Dietary intake of women with disordered eating compared to those without disordered eating
Ashleigh O’Mara:
Predictors of later life decline in mental health among older Australian women
Glennys Parker: Violence and abuse: An assessment of mid-aged women’s experiences
Jennifer Potter: Difference in dietary patterns amongst cancer survivors in rural versus metropolitan regions
Angela Rao: The factors associated with the use of prayer or spiritual healing among women aged 31-36 years and 59-64 years
Angela Reeves: The development of iron deficiency in Australian women
Jane Rich: The lived experience of drought: The story from the qualitative data of the Australian Longitudinal Study on Women's Health
Vineta Salale: What drives health insurance purchases among younger women?
Stefani Strazzari: Contraception and young women
Zarrara Zia Sleep disruption during pregnancy and its relationship with dietary intake