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

Amani Hamad Alhazmi The University of Newcastle
Effect of food and the development of Type 2 diabetes

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

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

Amy Anderson The University of Newcastle
Assessing alcohol use in pregnant women using data from the ALSWH

Sue Conrad The University of Queensland
Neighbourhood, geographic location and health

Katie de Luca The University of Newcastle
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 University of New England
Rurality, vulnerability and intimate partner violence

Xenia Dolja Gore The University of Newcastle
Predictors of mental health services utilisation and costs for Australian women

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

Ellie Gresham The University of Newcastle
Longitudinal changes in maternal diet

Jane Frawley The University of Newcastle
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

Natalie Holowko The University of Queensland
Disordered eating and BMI

Anju Joham Monash University
PCOS in Australian women

Hong Ju The University of Queensland
Epidemiology of menstrual symptoms and healthcare use and QoL

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.

Janni Leung The University of Queensland
Urban rural differences in health care for women with colorectal, breast and lung cancer

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

Thomas Lo The University of Newcastle
Arthritis impact over time

Tazeen Majeed The University of Newcastle
Factors affecting survival among older women with asthma

Vijayendra Murthy The University of Newcastle
A qualitative analysis of the use of Complementary & Alternative Medicine (CAM) in relation to health status and health service utilisation by women with back pain

Emma Poulsen The University of Queensland
Complementary and alternative medicine use in the older adult population

Danielle Schoenaker The University of QueenslandDietary patterns and gestational hypertension and gestational diabetes risk

Jananie Theiveyananthan Australian National University
Predicting health system costs in relation to adverse birth outcomes

Louise Wilson The University of QueenslandThe causes and consequences of hysterectomy

Completed Research Projects by PhD students

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
Dr Cate France: Battling the black dog: An exploration of the strategies used by young Australian women coping with depression
Dr Leanne Fray: Children's structured leisure activities: Three generations of change
Dr Melissa Graham: Treatments for Menstrual Symptoms: An Epidemiological Investigation
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 Alexis Hure: Comparison of Australian women's dietary intake during pregnancy and non-pregnancy
Dr Rosemary Korda:
Socio-economic inequalities in women's use of health care services in Australia
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
Dr Deborah Loxton: Domestic abuse and health: Quantitative and qualitative investigations among mid-aged Australian women
Dr Melissa Harris: When life's a pain: The relationship between stress and modifiable psychological factors in arthriti
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 Catherine Regan: Developing a general risk alert index for older people: A measure of vulnerability to adverse outcomes
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 Meredith Tavener: A shift in thinking: Comparing baby boomer narrative over time.

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


Completed Research Projects by Masters students

Frances Allyn: Restraint, emotions and health in relation to binge eating
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
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
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
Nadine Smith: Psychological predictors of successful ageing in a cohort of Australian women
Kore Yiee Wong: Differences in causes of death in urban-rural women
Angela Wood: A longitudinal analysis of Oral Contraceptive Pill (OCP) use


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

Angela Rao University of Technology Sydney
The factors associated with the use of prayer or spiritual healing among women aged 31-36 years and 59-64 years

Jia Yin Ooi The University of Newcastle
Dietary intake of women with disordered eating compared to those without disordered eating

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
Aimee McLeod:
Contribution of fish intake to the nutritional quality of young women's diets and implications for mercury intakes
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 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