Registered to supervise postgraduate research

PhD projects

1. Pre-and perinatal maternal mental health and its pregnancy, birth, and childhood effects.


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Research interests

Dr. Abel is a researcher at the Centre for Child Development and Education (CCDE) at Menzies School of Health Research. Abel is currently working on a range of studies in the areas of childhood early development, mid-year school outcomes, and maternal mental health and perinatal outcomes using large-scale, linked, administrative data. Dr. Abel’s previous experience includes maternal and child health, nutrition, chronic and infectious diseases, and mental health. Abel has experience in teaching and mentoring both undergraduate and postgraduate health science students. He is currently co-supervising a PhD student working on “Joint occurrence of maternal and paternal perinatal depression and its effect on adverse birth and infant health and nutritional outcomes”, a collaboration with University of Gondar, Ethiopia. Methodologically, Abel is a mixed-method researcher, and is experienced in using both basic and advanced statistical methods, designing epidemiological studies, and systematic reviews and meta-analysis.

Education/Academic qualification

PhD, Perinatal depression and its effect on birth and infant health outcomes, Flinders University


Award Date: 20 Oct 2020

Master, MPH in Epidemiology and Biostatistics , University of Gondar, Ethiopia

1 Nov 20141 Nov 2020

Award Date: 23 Jul 2013

Bachelor, Bsc. in Environmental Health, Jimma University Ethiopia


Award Date: 25 Nov 2007


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