Dr Yohannes Melaku

Senior Research Fellow

College of Medicine and Public Health

place Bedford Park
GPO Box 2100, Adelaide 5001, South Australia

Yohannes is NHMRC Emerging Leadership Fellow and an early-career researcher in nutritional and sleep epidemiology at Flinders University. His research focuses on diet, sleep and disease outcomes. He uses big datasets from Australia, China, the United Kingdom and the United States and applies advanced and novel statistical and epidemiological tools.


Ph.D, Medicine/Nutritional Epidemiology | MPH, Nutrition | MPH, General | BSc., Public Health

Honours, awards and grants
  • Best Young Researcher of the Year, Mekelle University, Ethiopia (2013/2014)
  • Australian International Postgraduate Rsearch Scholarship, Australia (2015-2018)
  • Dean's Commendation for Doctoral Thesis Excellence, The University of Adelaide (2018)
Key responsibilities


Teaching interests
  • Nutritional epidemiology
  • Sleep epidemiology
  • Global health
  • Epidemiology
  • Biostatistics
Supervisory interests
General nutrition in health
Higher degree by research supervision
Associate supervisor: Nutritonal Epidemiology (1)
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Media expertise
  • Epidemiology
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