Professor John Lynch

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Streams 1 and 2
School of Population Health and Clinical Practice
University of Adelaide
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John Lynch is an epidemiologist and the Professor of Public Health in the School of Population Health at the University of Adelaide. His research interests include early childhood development, lifecourse processes, health and social inequalities, population health information systems, evidence-based public health and improving the public health research-policy-practice nexus.

His publications include:

Moore S, Hall J, Harper S, Lynch J. National socio-economic disparities in obesity, overweight, and underweight status. Journal of Obesity 2010; Article ID 514674, doi:10.1155/2010/514674.

Lynch J, Law C, Brinkman S, Sawyer, M. Inequalities in child healthy development: Some challenges for effective implementation. Social Science and Medicine, 2010; 71: 1244-1248

Chittleborough C, Lawlor DA, Lynch JW. Young maternal age and poor child development outcomes by age 5: findings on predictive validity from a longitudinal birth cohort. Pediatrics 2011; 127: e1436-e1444.

Sawyer M, Harchak T, Wake M, Lynch JW. Changes in body mass index and mental health in 8-9 year olds. Pediatrics 2011; 128:4 677-684.

Smithers LG, Golley RK, Mittinty M, Brazionis L, Northstone K, Emmett P, Lynch JW. Dietary patterns at 6, 15 and 24 months of age are associated with IQ at 8 years of age. European Journal of Epidemiology, 2012;27:525-535


Recent grants/research studies include:

New Technology for New Mums - A Pragmatic Trial of Web-Based Support for Mothers of Young Children. Role: CI-B. Developing a pragmatic, preference, equivalence, RCT to examine a new method of delivering parent support programs by child and family health nurses in SA. NHMRC Partnership Project Grant

Child health and development: a South Australian data linkage study. NHMRC Partnership Project Grant: Role: CI-A

For more information please go to his website.