Dr Angela Lawless

Academic Status

College of Nursing and Health Sciences

place Health Sciences
GPO Box 2100, Adelaide 5001, South Australia

Angela is a senior lecturer and Honours coordinator in the Discipline of Speech Pathology. She was previously the Director of Southgate Solutions (the consultancy arm of the Southgate Institute for Health, Society and Equity) which undertook research, evaluation and training in the primary health care and community services sector. Angela came to an academic career after working as a speech pathologist, clinical educator and manager in acute and community health settings. She completed her Doctor of Public Health in 2010 and received the SA Public Health Association of Australia Kerry Kirke student award for her research on Infant Mental Health Promotion.

Angela has considerable experience in working with government and practice stakeholders.She has undertaken research consultancies for Federal and State Governments and has extensive experience in evaluation of community and primary health care projects and services.

B. App. Sci (Speech Pathology)
Doctor of Public Health
Honours, awards and grants

The Kerry Kirke Student Award 2010, Public Health Association of Australia SA

Basil Hetzel Award for Leadership in Public Health 2014

College of Nursing and Health Sciences Vice President and Executive Dean’s Research Award 2017

Supervisory interests
Child and family wellbeing
Early childhood
Health equity
Primary health care
Qualitative research
Social determinants of health
Higher degree by research supervision
Associate supervisor: Primary Health Care (1), Speech Pathology and early childhood education (1)
Associate supervisor: Health Promotion, Evaluation (1)