Professor Rosa Alati

UQ Development Fellow

Institute for Social Science Research
Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences
r.alati@sph.uq.edu.au
+61 7 336 56806

Overview

Professor Rosa Alati is an internationally recognised leader in the fields of life course epidemiology of health. Rosa has made significant contributions to the fields of maternal substance use and offspring outcomes and cognate aspects of developmental and life course epidemiology. She has published widely on the impact of maternal alcohol use on offspring cognition and alcohol use, birth weight on depression and prenatal factors for neuro-development and has an international reputation in these fields. In 2008, Rosa won the Australian 2008 National Drug and Alcohol Award for ‘Excellence in Research’ in recognition of her long term contribution to the field of substance use research.

Rosa has received national and international competitive grants of up to $16 million. She has more than 170 publications overall, most of which are in peer-reviewed journals. She is a principal investigator of the Mater University Study of Pregnancy (MUSP) and other large epidemiological studies, to investigate causal pathways to substance use and mental health outcomes in populations. One international study is the highly regarded ALSPAC study based in Bristol (UK), where upon she studies the effects of prenatal alcohol consumption on child neuro-developmental growth. She is a visiting professor at Oxford and Bologna Universities. Rosa has an interest in linking familial administrative data in a longitudinal way and has developed large datasets of mothers and their children with routinely collected information (e.g hospital admissions, perinatal collections, etc). She is now working towards integrating these longitudinal ‘big’ data with additional State and Commonwealth collections.

Rosa has recently joined the ISSR team. Prior to joining ISSR she was the Head of the Mental Health and Substance Use Unit at UQ’s School of Public Health.

Research Interests

  • Epidemiology
  • Longitudinal Studies
  • Alcohol and Drug Research & Education
  • Mental Health
  • Indigenous Health

Qualifications

  • Doctor of Philosophy, The University of Queensland
  • Graduate Diploma of Studies in Humanities, La Trobe University
  • Master of Applied Science, La Trobe University

Publications

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Grants

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Supervision

  • Doctor Philosophy

  • Doctor Philosophy

  • Doctor Philosophy

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Publications

Book

Book Chapter

  • Hall, Wayne D. and Alati, Rosa (2012). Gateway drug use. In Roger J. R. Levesque (Ed.), Encyclopedia of adolescence (pp. 1116-1122) New York, United States: Springer. doi:10.1007/978-1-4419-1695-2_79

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Grants (Administered at UQ)

PhD and MPhil Supervision

Current Supervision

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

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  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

    Other advisors:

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

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  • Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor