Alice Rumbold

Associate Professor, PhD, MPH, BSc(Hons)

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Associate Professor Alice Rumbold is a Principal Research Fellow, co-lead of Perinatal and Pregnancy Care and head of the Human Milk and Lactation Research Group at SAHMRI. She also holds an affiliate position as a Research Leader within the Robinson Research Institute at the University of Adelaide.

An epidemiologist by background, she is internationally renowned for her leadership of large-scale clinical trials and population-based studies, and systematic review activities, to improve reproductive, maternal and newborn health. She is passionate about improving health outcomes for women and babies in the perinatal period and beyond, and understanding the best ways to improve the health of future generations. Her research interests include maternal and infant nutrition, preterm birth, breastfeeding and human milk banking.

She has a strong commitment to community engagement and inclusive research practices, and is widely known for her ability to successfully engage families experiencing vulnerability.  Her research is also supported by longstanding, productive collaborations with clinicians across hospital and primary health care settings.

She has held continuous NHMRC funding as a CI since 2007, totalling $8.4m across 10 grants including a NHMRC Career Development Fellowship.  Her research has generated significant publications in top-ranking journals such as the New England Journal of Medicine, Lancet Global Health, British Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Human Reproduction and American Journal of Epidemiology, including 10 papers with over 100 citations.

Education/Academic qualification

PhD, University of Adelaide

External positions

Affiliate Titleholder, University of Adelaide


  • Maternal and child health
  • Perinatal care
  • Preterm birth


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