Staff profile - Karen Lamb

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Dr Karen Lamb

Position: Research Fellow (Grade 2)
role description
Faculty or Division: Faculty of Health
Department: School of Exercise & Nut. Sci.
Campus: Melbourne Burwood Campus
Phone: +61 3 924 46433 +61 3 924 46433
Email: karen.lamb@deakin.edu.au

Biography

Biography summary

I joined the Centre for Physical Activity and Nutrition Research at Deakin University in February 2014 as an Alfred Deakin Postdoctoral Research Fellow.
My research focusses on advancing understanding of the impact of neighbourhoods on health, particularly through the development and application of novel methodologies and statistical analysis techniques. I am particularly interested in assessing the obesogenic environment and the equity of access to services, combining individual level and area level data.
Prior to joining Deakin Univeristy, from 2012-2014 I was employed as a Research Fellow and Biostatistician as part of the Victorian Centre for Biostatistics based at the Murdoch Childrens Research Institute in Melbourne. From 2009-2012 I was employed as a Research Fellow and Statistician in the Neighbourhoods and Health team at the Medical Research Council Social and Public Health Sciences Unit in Glasgow, Scotland.
I have a PhD in Statistics from the University of Strathclyde and an Honours degree in Statistics from the University of Glasgow.


Qualifications

  • Doctor of Philosophy, University of Strathclyde, 2010


Affiliations

Royal Statistial Society (Awarded Chartered Statistician status, February 2014)

Statistical Society of Australia, Inc

Australasian Epidemiological Association

International Epidemiological Association


Professional activities

Reviewer for several peer-reviewed international journals, including International Journal of
Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity, Public Health Nutrition, BMC Public Health,
Epidemiology and Infection, and Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health.
Dr Lamb was the treasurer and key organiser of the 2009 Young Statisticians’ Meeting in Glasgow.

LinkedIn profile

http://www.linkedin.com/pub/karen-lamb/40/2a7/829


Academic

Knowledge areas

Biostatistics, epidemiological methods, built environment and health, multilevel modelling


Conferences and seminars

Lamb, K., L. Thornton, E. Cerin, K. Ball. Institute of Australian Geographers Conference, Canberra, Australia, July 2015. Statistical approaches used to assess the equity of access to food outlets: a systematic review (Oral)

Lamb, K., L. Thornton, E. Cerin, K. Ball. Institute of Australian Geographers Conference, Canberra, Australia, July 2015. Equity of access to fast food outlets in Victoria, Australia: a comparison of statistical methods (Oral)

Lamb, K., L. Thornton, E. Cerin, K. Ball. International Society for Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity Annual Scientific Meeting, Edinburgh, Scotland, June 2015. Statistical approaches used to assess the equity of access to food outlets: a systematic review (Short oral)

Lamb, K., L. Thornton, E. Cerin, K. Ball. International Society for Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity Annual Scientific Meeting, Edinburgh, Scotland, June 2015. Equity of access to fast food outlets in Victoria, Australia: a comparison of statistical methods (Short oral)

Lamb, K. E., L. Thornton, E. Cerin, K. Ball. Australasian Epidemiological Association Annual Scientific Meeting, Auckland, New Zealand, October 2014. Statistical approaches used to assess equitable access to food outlets: a systematic review (Oral)

Lamb, K. E., L. Thornton, K. Ball. 20th International Epidemiological Association World Congress of Epidemiology, Anchorage, Alaska, August 2014. Adjusting for spatial autocorrelation in assessing access to fast food outlets by neighbourhood deprivation (Poster)

Lamb, K. E., K. Ball, N. Andrianopoulos, C. Costa, N. Cutumisu, A. Ellaway, C. B. M. Kamphuis, G. Mentz, J. Pearce, P. Santana, A. J. Schulz, J. C. Spence, L. E. Thornton, F. J. van Lenthe, S. Zenk. 20th International Epidemiological Association World Congress of Epidemiology, Anchorage, Alaska, August 2014. Associations between neighbourhood socioeconomic disadvantage and fruit and vegetable consumption in seven countries (Poster)

Lamb, K.E., M. Coory, M. Sorich, J.B. Carlin. 34th Annual Conference of the International Society for Clinical Biostatistics, Munich, Germany, August 2013. Communicating time-dependent effects of adjuvant therapies for early stage breast cancer using risk-difference curves (Poster)

Lamb, K.E., M. Coory, J.B. Carlin. Young Statisticians Conference, University of Melbourne, Australia, February 2013. Do hazard ratios for cancer pharmaceuticals vary over time? (Oral)

Lamb, K.E., D. Ogilvie, N. Ferguson, A. Ellaway. UK Society for Behavioural Medicine 7th Annual Scientific Meeting, Stirling, Scotland, December 2011. Recreational facilities within walking or cycling distance: sociospatial patterning of access in Scotland (Oral)

Lamb, K.E., D. Ogilvie, N. Ferguson, A. Ellaway. International Society for Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2011 Annual Scientific Meeting, Melbourne, Australia, June 2011. Recreational facilities within walking or cycling distance: sociospatial patterning of access in Scotland (Oral)

Awards

Awards and prizes

2014-2016 Alfred Deakin Postdoctoral Fellowship.

2006 William H. Mercer Prize and the Royal Statistical Society Prize for top Honours in Statistics.

2006 University of Glasgow Royal Statistical Society prize for top Honours in Statistics.


Research

Research interests

Dr Lamb’s research interests include assessing the effect of the built environment on health, in particular considering inequities in access.
 


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