Alice Rumbold

Associate Professor, PhD, MPH, BSc(Hons)

  • 2567 Citations
  • 24 h-Index

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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.

External positions

Affiliate Titleholder, University of Adelaide


  • Maternal and child health
  • Perinatal care
  • Preterm birth

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Research Output

A Systematic Review of School-based Programs to Improve Adolescent Sexual and Reproductive Health: Considering the Role of Social Connectedness

Kedzior, S. G. E., Lassi, Z. S., Oswald, T. K., Moore, V. M., Marino, J. L. & Rumbold, A. R., 1 Sep 2020, In : Adolescent Research Review. 5, 3, p. 213-241 29 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

Infertility in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people: A cause for concern?

Gilbert, E. W., Boyle, J. A., Campbell, S. K. & Rumbold, A. R., 1 Jun 2020, In : Australian and New Zealand Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology. 60, 3, p. 479-481 3 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

1 Citation (Scopus)

Recurrence patterns identify aggressive form of human papillomavirus-dependent vulvar cancer

McWhirter, R. E., Otahal, P., Taylor-Thomson, D., Maypilama, E. L., Rumbold, A. R., Dickinson, J. L., Thorn, J. C., Boyle, J. A. & Condon, J. R., Apr 2020, In : Australian and New Zealand Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology. 60, 2, p. 231-237 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Addressing knowledge gaps in long-term outcomes following embryo freezing

Rumbold, A. R., Moore, V. M. & Davies, M. J., 1 Jan 2019, In : BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology. 126, 2, 1 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalComment/debate