Professor Rosa Alati

Professor & Principal Research Fell

School of Public Health
Faculty of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences
r.alati@uq.edu.au
+61 7 336 55281

Overview

NHMRC research fellow

Dr Rosa Alati is a NHMRC Post-doctoral research fellow with a background in alcohol studies and Indigenous health research. During her early research career, she has taught and researched in the field of Indigenous alcohol misuse, and has had considerable experience in working with Australian Indigenous traditional and non traditional people. In 2001, Rosa Alati returned to full-time PhD studies and became associated with the Mater University Study of Pregnancy, a 21 year birth cohort study started in Brisbane (Australia) in 1981. Following completion of her PhD, she was awarded a 4 year NHMRC Post-doctoral Training Fellowship (Public Health) and joined the Longitudinal Study Unit and the Queensland Alcohol and Drug Research and Education Centre (School of Population Health – University of Queensland). Dr Alati’s research interests are in the life course epidemiology of alcohol and other mental health disorders. She has published on the association between alcohol use and mental health status and on the effects of prenatal alcohol and tobacco exposure on adverse outcomes such as asthma, obesity and alcohol disorders.

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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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

Journal Article

Conference Publication

  • Thomas, Emma, Degenhardt, Louisa, Alati, Rosa and Kinner, Stuart (2013). Predictive Validity of the Audit for Hazardous Alcohol Consumption in Recently Released Prisoners. In: Abstracts of the Australasian Professional Society on Alcohol and other Drugs Conference 2013. Australasian Professional Society on Alcohol and other Drugs (APSAD) conference, Brisbane, QLD Australia, (67-67). 24 - 27 November 1013. doi:10.1111/dar.12077

  • Bruno, Raimondo, Matthews, Allison J., Alati, Rosa, Lenton, Simon, Roxburgh, Amanda, Dunn, Matthew, Van Buskirk, Joe and Burns, Lucy (2013). Who Are the Consumers of Emerging Psychoactive Substances? a Typology of Australian Ecstasy and Related Drug Users. In: Abstracts of the Australasian Professional Society on Alcohol and other Drugs Conference 2013. Australasian Professional Society on Alcohol and other Drugs (APSAD) conference, Brisbane, QLD Australia, (28-28). 24 - 27 November 1013. doi:10.1111/dar.12077

  • Mcilwraith, Fairlie, Alati, Rosa and Sindicich, Natasha (2012). Do consumers of ecstasy-type pills take preventative measures to avoid bad effects of unknown content?. In: Drug and Alcohol Review. Australasian Professional Society on Alcohol and other Drugs Conference 2012, Melbourne, Australia, (66-66). 18-21 November 2012. doi:10.1111/j.1465-3362.2012.00514.x

  • Scott, Laura A., Bruno, Raimondo, Burns, Lucy, Van Buskirk, Joe, Alati, Rosa and Matthews, Allison (2012). The prevalence and correlates of neurological illness and traumatic brain injury (TBI) among Australian frequent drug users. In: Drug and Alcohol Review. Australasian Professional Society on Alcohol and other Drugs Conference 2012, Melbourne, Australia, (50-50). 18-21 November 2012. doi:10.1111/j.1465-3362.2012.00514.x

  • McGrath, John Joseph, Welham, J., Scott, J., Varghese, D., Degenhardt, L., Hayatbakhsh, R., Alati, R., Williams, G. M., Bor, W. and Najman, J. M. (2011). Modelling cognitive symptoms in the DVD-deficient rodent model of schizophrenia. In: Supplement to Schizophrenia Bulletin: Abstracts of the 13th International Congress on Schizophrenia Research (ICOSR). 13th International Congress on Schizophrenia Research (ICOSR), Colorado Springs, CO, United States, (56-56). 2-6 April 2011. doi:10.1093/schbul/sbq173

  • Cogger, S, Kinner, S, Gouillou, M, Jenkinson, R, Stoove, M and Alati, R (2011). Sex Differences in Substance Use and Psychological Distress Among Prisoners in Queensland, Australia. In: Drug and Alcohol Review. unknown, unknown, (18-19). unknown.

  • McGrath, John Joseph, Welham, J., Scott, J., Varghese, D., Degenhardt, L., Hayatbakhsh, R., Alati,R., Williams,G. M, Bor,W. and Najman,J. M. (2011). Sibling-pair analysis confirms an association between cannabis use and psychosis-related outcomes in a cohort of young adults. In: Abstracts for the 13th International Congress on Schizophrenia Research (ICOSR). International Congress on Schizophrenia Research (13th, ICSR, 2011), Colorado Springs, CO, U.S.A., (56-56). 2-6 April 2011. doi:10.1093/schbul/sbq173

  • Fitz-Simon, N., Lewis, S. J., Smith, G. D., Zucculo, L., Sayal, K., Draper, L., Fraser, R., Barrow, M., Alati, R., Ring, S., Golding, J., Nutt, D., Heron, J. and Gray, R. (2010). Alcohol consumption during pregnancy and children's cognitive development: Mendelian randomization study using the ADH1B genotype. In: Irish Journal of Medical Science. Winter Scientific Meeting of the Faculty of Public Health Medicine of the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland, Dublin, Ireland, (444-444). 9 December, 2009. doi:10.1007/s11845-010-0560-9

  • O'Callaghan, Frances V., Al Mamun, Abdullah, O'Callaghan, Michael, Alati, Rosa, Williams, Gail, Bor, William and Najman, Jake (2009). Early life and adolescent predictors of young adult smoking at 21 years: A birth cohort study. In: Drug and Alcohol Review. Australasian Professional Society on Alcohol and other Drugs Conference 2009, Darwin, Australia, (A48-A49). 1-4 November 2009.

  • Kinner, S., Lennox, N., Jamrozik, K., Haswell-Elkins, M., Williams, G. and Alati, R. (2008). Passports to advantage: Health and capacity building of prisoners after release. In: People with Intellectual Disabilities: Citizens in the World : Abstracts of the IASSID World Congress. IASSID 13th World Congress, Cape Town, South Africa, (667-667). 15-30 August 2008. doi:10.1111/j.1365-2788.2008.01085.x

  • Kinner, Stuart A., Lennox, Nicholas G., Jamrozik, Konrad D., Haswell-Elkins, Melissa R., Williams, Gail M. and Alati, Rosa (2008). Passports to advantage: Health and capacity building of prisoners after release. In: A.J. Holland, Journal of Intellectual Disability Research: Proceedings of the 13th World Congress of the International Association for the Scientific Study of Intellectual Disabilities. 13th World Congress of the International Association for the Scientific Study of Intellectual Disabilities, Cape Town, South Africa, (667-667). 25-30 August 2008. doi:10.1111/j.1365-2788.2008.01085.x

  • Clavarino, A. M., Najman, J. M., Williams, G. M. and Alati, R. (2007). Mad or menopausal? A longitudinal study of the relationship between symptoms of depression across the reproductive life course and menopausal symptoms. In: World Psychiatry Congress, Melbourne, (). 28th November - 2nd December.

  • Alati, Rosa (2006). Is there a fetal origin of depression? A birth cohort study. In: Proceedongs of: WPA International Congress 2006. WPA International Congress 2006, Istanbul; Turkey, (). 12-16, July 2006.

Other Outputs

Grants (Administered at UQ)

PhD and MPhil Supervision

Current Supervision

  • Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

    Other advisors:

  • Master Philosophy — Principal Advisor

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

    Other advisors:

  • Master Philosophy — Principal Advisor

    Other advisors:

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

    Other advisors:

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

Completed Supervision