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Data may be made available for students to use in their projects. Application is via the EoI procedure as for non-student projects. Please visit the Applying for data page for further information. 

A student must be listed as lead collaborator on an EoI where the majority of the project will contribute to the student’s award. An exception to this is where linked data are being requested, in this case the primary supervisor needs to be listed as the lead collaborator. 

The following is a list of current students whose project consists of an analysis of ALSWH data.

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

Salma Ahmed The University of Queensland
The association between maternal and childhood NO2 and PM2.5 exposure and health and development of Australian children

Asres Bedaso University of Technology Sydney
An examination of low social support during pregnancy and its effect on mental health, quality of life and healthy lifestyle behaviours of pregnant women

Meredith Burgess The University of Queensland
Minority stress, and access to health care for non- heterosexual women

Habtamu Bizuayehu The University of Newcastle
Adverse pregnancy outcomes among women in Australia

Sifan Cao The University of Queensland
The relationships between menstrual problems and endometriosis over time

Abhijit Chowdhury The University of Newcastle
Mental health and bone quality in Australian women

Aarushi Dhingra The University of Queensland
Three essays in Health Economics: IVF Policy Change Implications

Siobhan Dickinson University of Technology Sydney
Dental health in Australia – assessing the participatory, utilisation and health outcomes of the Chronic Disease Dental Scheme

Dereje Gete The University of Queensland
Maternal diets before pregnancy and its effects on birth outcomes and child health and well-being

Mitiku Teshome Hambisa The University of Newcastle
Assessment of healthy ageing and health care utilization among Australian women in the 1921-26 cohort of the Australian Longitudinal Study on Women’s Health: “Using driving as operational indicators of ageing well

Chris Harrington The University of Newcastle
Patterns of health service use by older women in their last year of life

Tahir Ahmed Hassan The University of Newcastle
Incidence and predictors of neonatal near miss, and its impact on parenting and child health outcomes in Australia

Hlaing Hlaing Hlaing The University of Newcastle
Dietary exposure and NCD mortality and multimorbidity

Nanda Jayaraman The University of Newcastle
Patient-level factors that can contribute to adverse events in older women – A retrospective study of women in the Australian Longitudinal Study on Women’s Health

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

Stephanie Lithgow The University of Newcastle
Elder abuse: Risk factors, terminology, detection and prevention among older Australian women living with and without dementia

Megan McStea The University of Queensland
Hospital identified Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) prevalence among older women in Australia

Gabriela Mena The University of Queensland
Understanding the relationships between weight gain, physical activity and indicators of women’s reproductive health

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)

Tafzila Akter Mouly The University of Queensland
Impact of the residential greenspace on the mental health of the Australian women

Tracey Oorschot University of Technology Sydney
Mental Health and Type 2 Diabetes: Associations with conventional and complementary medicine health service utilisation in young and mid-aged women

Melissa Sherrel Pereira The University of Newcastle
Healthy mother, sustainable nation: A study into the factors averting poor perinatal mental health

Leona Phillips The University of Newcastle
Dietary iron, haem iron and supplementary iron intakes among women of reproductive age from the Australian Longitudinal Study on Women’s Health

Edgar Poon The University of Queensland
Patterns of long-term antidepressant use

Sarwoko Andi Pramono The University of Newcastle
The interface between Residential Aged Care Facilities (RACF) and Acute Hospital Care for Australian women living in RACF, and possible variables that influence the interface

Stefanie Ruediger The University of Queensland
Does physical activity modify the association between age at menopause and risk of cardiovascular disease in post‐menopausal women

Carla Sullivan-Myers Macquarie University
Trajectories of psychological wellbeing in women with endometriosis

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

Kaeshaelya Thiruchelvam The University of Newcastle
Evaluation of the uptake of pharmacist-led medication reviews and its impact on medication use among older women


Masters Students

Sophie Callen The University of Queensland
Young Australian Women’s Experiences of Endometriosis: A Thematic Analysis of Longitudinal Survey Data

Julia Dixon University of Wollongong
Pregnancy planning and risk of adverse pregnancy and birth outcomes

Putu Novi Arfirsta Dharmayani Macquarie University
Differential contribution of fruit and vegetable intake to general health in the ALSWH

Vladylena Farion Macquarie University
Signs and symptoms as predictors of COPD in women

Louise Koller-Smith The Unversity of Queensland
Rheumatoid arthritis in Australian women

Gabrielle Menolotto University of Southern Queensland
Patterns in long term weight change and the incidence of adverse urogynaecological health issues in middle aged Australian women

Honours Students

Ker Nee Ding The University of Newcastle
Modifiable risk factors for cardiovascular disease among women with and without a history of hypertensive disorders of pregnancy

The following is a list of past students whose project consisted of an analysis of ALSWH data.

PhD Students

To date 85 PhD students have completed projects using ALSWH data.

Dr Akilew Adane: Maternal pre-pregnancy obesity, gestational diabetes and hypertensive disorders in pregnancy: Impact on offspring’s cognitive and physical development
Dr Amani Hamad Alhazmi: Effect of food and the development of type 2 diabetes
Dr Haya Mohammedali Al-Jadani: The association between diet quality and weight change in young and mid-age women over time
Dr Maha Alsalami: Medication use and mental health in older Australian women
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
Alice Campbell: Sexual fluidity amongst Australian women over the life course
Dr Pauline Chiarelli: Female urinary incontinence in Australia: prevalence and prevention in postpartum women
Dr Cath Chojenta: Predictors of postnatal depression
Dr Leah Collins: Predicting depression, positive psychological outcomes and quality of life in Australian women with chronic illness
Dr Tessa Copp: Investigation of the benefits and harms of a polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) diagnosis and the potential for overdiagnosis
Dr Cassie Curryer: Ageing in place without children: A study of Australian women’s experiences of ageing
Dr Sue Conrad: Neighbourhood, geographic location and health
Dr Xenia Dolja Gore: Predictors of mental health services utilisation and costs for Australian women
Dr Katie de Luca: Arthritis impact over time: A longitudinal exploration of burden of illness, comorbidities (particularly depression), management, and health care costs in older Australian women
Dr Gina Dillon: Rurality, vulnerability and intimate partner violence
Dr Parivash Eftekhari: Health care use by older Australian women with asthma
Dr Carole Fisher: Cyclic perimenstrual pain and discomfort and the role of complementary and alternative medicine in its treatment
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
Dr 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 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 Nadira Kakoly: Longitudinal studies in PCOS
Dr Jeeva Kanesarajah: The burden of multimorbidity on Australian women: Associations with health related quality of life and health service use
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 Sonja Kubik: Investigating the Association between Weight Status, Weight Change, and Headache in Young Australian Women
Dr Lucy Leigh: Trajectories of health in the 1921-26 cohort of the Australian Longitudinal Study on Women’s Health
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 Cassandra Lindsey: Tracking the impact of drug regulatory actions: consumer health outcomes, risk-benefit issues and policy framework – women’s comments on Vioxx and medicine safety
Dr Beverley Lloyd: Young women, multiple roles and mental health: An investigation of epidemiological and lay perspectives
Dr 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: Workforce participation patterns over the life course and the association with chronic diseases – A gendered approach
Dr Alemu Sufa Melka: Electronic Cigarette Use and Cigarette Smoking among Australian Women
Dr Vijayendra Murthy: The use of complementary 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
Shiva Mishra: Estrogen exposure and risk of cardiometabolic diseases in women
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 Anton Pak: Do access, quality and cost of GP services influence a patient’s decision to visit ED?
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 Mijanur Rahman: Modelling trajectories of aged care service use among older Australian women
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 Daniel Tollosa: Multiple Health Behaviours in Cancer Survivors: Does a Cancer Diagnosis Provide a
Lifestyle behaviours in cancer survivors: measuring the teachable moment of cancer diagnosis
Dr Kees Van Gool:The impact of out-of-pocket costs on the use and distribution of cervical screening services
Dr Jananie William:
Predicting health system costs in relation to adverse birth outcomes
Dr Lauren Williams: Factors affecting weight change in mid-aged women
Dr Louise Wilson: The causes and consequences of hysterectomy
Dr Michael Wright: The value of continuity of care in Australian general practice
Dr Befikadu Wubishet: Health care utilisation and health economics of diabetes among Australian women
Dr Xiaolin Xu: Progression of chronic diseases and conditions in mid-aged women and beyond: he role of reproductive health over the life course and medication use
Dr Lu Yang: Traditional Chinese medicine use amongst Women with arthritis: A health services research study
Dr Anne Young: General practitioner utilisation among women in Australia
Dr Dongshan Zhu: Reproductive ageing and cardiovascular disease

Masters Students

To date 29 Masters students have completed projects using ALSWH data.

Frances Allyn: Restraint, emotions and health in relation to binge eating
Grace Baxter: Mental health in young Australian women living in rural and remote areas
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
Alison Griffin: The association between body-mass index and mortality in women, focusing on underweight and low-normal weight women
Darin Hinds: Health expectancies of sarcopenia
Dr Samantha Hollingworth: The contraceptive behaviour of young women in Australia
Nazim Khan: Social support in older women
Xue Ni Nikita Khoo: Is there an association between hearing loss and dementia?
Sonja Kubik: Investigating the association between weight status, weight change, and headache in young Australian women
Sophie Lewandowski: Carbohydrate restriction and risk of type 2 diabetes in reproductive-aged women with and without a history of gestational diabetes
Toni Lindsay: Traumatic events and health behaviours
Duncan Lowes: 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)
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
Dr Caley Tapp: Associations between eating disorders in mothers and children’s diet and weight
Leticia Watanabe Ribeiro: Fast food consumption and allergy in children aged 5-12 years in Australia
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
Yufan Wang: Lifestyle and Health in Australia: A study on the relationship between lifestyle practices and self-assessed health (SAH)
Angela Wood: A longitudinal analysis of Oral Contraceptive Pill (OCP) use

Honours Students

To date 22 Honours students have completed projects using ALSWH data.

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
Chelsea Carle: Dietary intake of women with disordered eating compared to those without disordered eating: comparison of longitudinal data
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
Adele Kahler: Unintended pregnancies and psychological wellbeing: Examining the role of partner violence
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
Jessica Rayner: Dietary intake and type 2 diabetes among women with and without a history of gestational diabetes
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
Carmen Yee: Association of fresh meat with vegetable intake
Zarrara Zia: Sleep disruption during pregnancy and its relationship with dietary intake