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John Lynch

University of South Australia

John Lynch is Professor of Public Health Epidemiology in the Sansom Institute in the Division of Health Sciences at the University of South Australia, and Professor of Epidemiology at University of Bristol (UK). He was previously in the Dept. of Epidemiology at the Uni. Michigan (USA) and was a Canada Research Chair in the Dept. of Epidemiology and Biostatistics at McGill University in Montreal (Canada).

Type of member: Regular

Telephone: +618 83022640

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Mailing Address: University of South Australia, City East Campus (Playford P4-27B), CEA - 01, GPO Box 2471, Adelaide SA 5001, Australia

Current research interests
John Lynch's research interests include early life determinants of health, early childhood development, lifecourse processes regulating health behaviours, population health monitoring, evidence-based public health and improving the public health research-policy nexus.

Research priorities
Pathways and mechanisms: Cumulative and additive social risk exposures (e.g. transient v. persistent poverty). | Methodological issues: Methods for examining change over time including longitudinal effects studies.

Selected publications

Donise, K., Lynch, J. W., & Mcdermott, R. A. (2010). Can attending preschool reduce the risk of tobacco smoking in adulthood? The effects of Kindergarten Union participation in South Australia. Journal of Epidemiology & Community Health, 65(12), 1111-1117. doi:10.1136/jech.2009.101840

D’Onise, K., Lynch, J., Sawyer, M., & McDermott, R. (2010). Systematic review of pre-school programs on child health. Soc Sci Med, 70, 1423-1440.