Karly works as a Research Officer in the Global Adolescent Health group, with a specific focus on data analysis and epidemiology. Since starting at the Burnet in 2018 Karly has collaborated on several projects, such as Gender Counts, Developing a Profile of Adolescent Health in Myanmar, and Sexual and Reproductive Health Inequalities in the Asia Pacific report.
Recent contributions to the field of global adolescent health include:
- Co-leading the first profile of adolescent health for countries in WHO Eastern Mediterranean region. Integrating data from the Global Burden of Disease (GBD) study, primary survey data, and demographic data for health risks & determinants of health, across 22 countries.
- Developed and operationalised a reporting framework for Non-communicable diseases across the life-course, in Australia & Indonesia. Published policy briefs for stakeholders.
After completing her Master of Clinical Epidemiology at the University of Newcastle, Karly relocated to Melbourne and has since held a position at the Centre for Adolescent Health within the Population Health theme, at Murdoch Children’s Research Institute. While at MCRI Karly has worked in project management for several years on domestic and international projects: overseeing protocol & survey development, ethics, participant recruitment, engagement & tracing, data management & analysis.
- Melbourne Children’s Global Health Forum, organising committee member
- Casual lecturer and student mentor, The University of Melbourne
- 2018: Research Officer, Global Adolescent Health, Burnet Institute
- 2010-Current: Research Assistant, Centre for Adolescent Health, Murdoch Children’s Research Institute, the Royal Children’s Hospital.
- 2008: Master of Clinical Epidemiology, University of Newcastle, Australia
- 2006: Bachelor of Arts (Psychology), University of New England, Australia
International Association for Adolescent Health Travel Grant – funded by the Australia Indonesia Centre Health Cluster.
A profile of adolescent health in Myanmar
Inequalities in sexual and reproductive health in Asia and the Pacific
Non-communicable diseases in adolescents in Indonesia
Sexual and reproductive health in Asia and the Pacific
- Gender inequalities in health and wellbeing across the first two decades of life: an analysis of 40 low-income and middle-income countries in the Asia-Pacific region.
Kennedy E, Binder G, Humphries-Waa K, Tidhar T, Cini K, Comrie-Thomson L, Vaughan C, Francis K, Scott N, Wulan N, Patton G, Azzopardi P
Lancet Glob Health. 2020 Oct; Epub ahead of print
- Direct assessment of mental health and metabolic syndrome amongst Indonesian adolescents: a study design for a mixed-methods study sampled from school and community settings.
Azzopardi PS, Willenberg L, Wulan N, Devaera Y, Medise B, Riyanti A, Ansariadi A, Sawyer S, Wiguna T, Kaligis F, Fisher J, Tran T, Agius PA, Borschmann R, Brown A, Cini K, Clifford S, Kennedy EC, Pedrana A, Pham MD, Wake M, Zimmet P, Durrant K, Wiweko B, Luchters S
Glob Health Action. 2020 Mar; 13(1):1732665