Dr Lamb is a Biostatistician and Senior Research Fellow at the Centre for Epidemiology and Biostatistics in the Melbourne School of Population and Global Health at the University of Melbourne. She completed her PhD in Mathematics and Statistics at the University of Strathclyde in Scotland in 2010 where her research focussed on developing mathematical models of pneumococcal carriage and transmission.
Following her PhD, Dr Lamb was employed as a biostatistician and postdoctoral researcher at the Medical Research Council Social and Public Health Science Unit in Glasgow, Scotland. Her research involved helping address problems about how where people live, and the resources they have around them, influences their health and behaviour. This has remained an area of interest for Dr Lamb since that time. Dr Lamb relocated to Australia in 2012 to take up a position at the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute as part of the newly created Victorian Centre for Biostatistics (ViCBiostat). Here, her research focussed on childhood cancer. In 2014, Dr Lamb was awarded an Alfred Deakin Postdoctoral Research Fellowship to tackle statistical issues in neighbourhoods and health research and joined the Centre for Physical Activity and Nutrition Research (C-PAN) at Deakin University in Mellbourne. Following her fellowship, Dr Lamb continued working at Deakin University where she combined her research with statistical consultancy for staff and students in the Institute for Physical Activity and nutrition (IPAN). Dr Lamb joined the University of Melbourne in 2019 as part of the Melbourne Clinical and Translational Science (MCATS) platform at the University of Melbourne where she provides statistical advice on the design, analysis and reporting of medical research.
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Associations between food environment typologies and body mass index: Evidence from Yorksh..
General strength and conditioning versus motor control with manual therapy for improving d..
Changes in volume and bouts of physical activity and sedentary time across early childhood..
How Do Neighbourhood Definitions Influence the Associations between Built Environment and ..
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Associations between food environment typologies and body mass index: Evidence from Yorkshire, England
M Hobbs, MA Green, E Wilkins, KE Lamb, J McKenna, C Griffiths
Journal article | 2019 | Social Science & Medicine
International research linking food outlets and body mass index (BMI) is largely cross-sectional, yielding inconsistent findings. ..
General strength and conditioning versus motor control with manual therapy for improving depressive symptoms in chronic low back pain: A randomised feasibility trial
Megan Teychenne, Karen E Lamb, Luana Main, Clint Miller, Andrew Hahne, Jon Ford, Simon Rosenbaum, Daniel Belavy
Journal article | 2019 | PLOS ONE
OBJECTIVES: Exercise can be used as a treatment for depressive symptoms in the general population. However, little is known as to ..
How Do Neighbourhood Definitions Influence the Associations between Built Environment and Physical Activity?
Suzanne Mavoa, Nasser Bagheri, Mohammad Javad Koohsari, Andrew T Kaczynski, Karen E Lamb, Koichiro Oka, David O'Sullivan, Karen Witten
Journal article | 2019 | International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
Moderation of associations between maternal parenting styles and Australian pre-school children's dietary intake by family structure and mother's employment status
Alissa J Burnett, Anthony Worsley, Kathleen E Lacy, Karen E Lamb
Journal article | 2019 | Public Health Nutrition
OBJECTIVE: To examine associations between maternal parenting style and pre-school children's dietary intake and to test whether p..
Are disadvantaged children more likely to be excluded from analysis when applying global positioning systems inclusion criteria?
Suzanne Mavoa, Karen Lamb, David O'Sullivan, Karen Witten, Melody Smith
Journal article | 2018 | BMC Research Notes
OBJECTIVE: When using global positioning systems (GPS) to assess an individual's exposure to their environment, a first step in da..
Prospective associations between diet quality and body mass index in disadvantaged women: the Resilience for Eating and Activity Despite Inequality (READI) study
Dana Lee Oistad, Karen E Lamb, Lukar E Thornton, Sarah A McNaughton, David A Crawford, Leia M Minaker, Kylie Ball
Journal article | 2017 | International Journal of Epidemiology
Cross-sectional and prospective mediating effects of dietary intake on the relationship between sedentary behaviour and body mass index in adolescents
Elly A Fletcher, Karen E Lamb, Sarah A McNaughton, Sarah P Garnett, David W Dunstan, Louise A Baur, Jo Salmon
Journal article | 2017 | BMC Public Health
Is the link between movement and mental health a two-way street? Prospective associations between physical activity, sedentary behaviour and depressive symptoms among women living in socioeconomically disadvantaged neighbourhoods
Megan Teychenne, Gavin Abbott, Karen E Lamb, Simon Rosenbaum, Kylie Ball
Journal article | 2017 | Preventive Medicine
The association between maternal size and outcomes for women undergoing for caesarean section: a multicentre prospective observational study (The MUM SIZE Study)
A DENNIS, M Tew, K Dalziel, P Clarke, J Lew, D Story, A Parker, E Hessian, G Teale, S Simmons, D Casalaz
Journal article | 2017 | BMJ Open
No long-term evidence of hyporesponsiveness after use of pneumococcal conjugate vaccine in children previously immunized with pneumococcal polysaccharide vaccine
Paul V Licciardi, Zheng Quan Toh, Elizabeth A Clutterbuck, Anne Balloch, Rachel A Marimla, Leena Tikkanen, Karen E Lamb, Kathryn J Bright, Uraia Rabuatoka, Lisi Tikoduadua, Laura K Boelsen, Eileen M Dunne, Catherine Satzke, Yin Bun Cheung, Andrew J Pollard, Fiona M Russell, Edward K Mulholland
Journal article | 2016 | Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology
Long-term impact of pneumococcal polysaccharide vaccination on nasopharyngeal carriage in children previously vaccinated with various pneumococcal conjugate vaccine regimes
Laura K Boelsen, Eileen M Dunne, Karen E Lamb, Kathryn Bright, Yin Bun Cheung, Lisi Tikoduadua, Fiona M Russell, E Kim Mulholland, Paul V Licciardi, Catherine Satzke
Journal article | 2015 | Vaccine
Birthweight and Childhood Cancer: Preliminary Findings from the International Childhood Cancer Cohort Consortium (I4C)
Ora Paltiel, Gabriella Tikellis, Martha Linet, Jean Golding, Stanley Lemeshow, Gary Phillips, Karen Lamb, Camilla Stoltenberg, Siri E Haberg, Marin Strom, Charlotta Granstrom, Kate Northstone, Mark Klebanoff, Anne-Louise Ponsonby, Elizabeth Milne, Marie Pedersen, Manolis Kogevinas, Eunhee Ha, Terence Dwyer
Journal article | 2015 | Paediatric and Perinatal Epidemiology
Neighbourhood socioeconomic disadvantage and fruit and vegetable consumption: a seven countries comparison
Kylie Ball, Karen E Lamb, Claudia Costa, Nicoleta Cutumisu, Anne Ellaway, Carlijn BM Kamphuis, Graciela Mentz, Jamie Pearce, Paula Santana, Rita Santos, Amy J Schulz, John C Spence, Lukar E Thornton, Frank J van Lenthe, Shannon N Zenk
Journal article | 2015 | International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity
Trends in serotypes and sequence types among cases of invasive pneumococcal disease in Scotland, 1999-2010
Karen E Lamb, Stefan Flasche, Mathew Diggle, Donald Inverarity, David Greenhalgh, Johanna M Jefferies, Andrew Smith, Giles FS Edwards, Barbara Denham, Jim McMenamin, Eisin McDonald, Tim J Mitchell, Stuart C Clarke, Chris Robertson
Journal article | 2014 | Vaccine
Does the choice of neighbourhood supermarket access measure influence associations with individual-level fruit and vegetable consumption? A case study from Glasgow
Lukar E Thornton, Jamie R Pearce, Laura Macdonald, Karen E Lamb, Anne Ellaway
Journal article | 2012 | International Journal of Health Geographics
Sociospatial distribution of access to facilities for moderate and vigorous intensity physical activity in Scotland by different modes of transport
Karen E Lamb, David Ogilvie, Neil S Ferguson, Jonathan Murray, Yang Wang, Anne Ellaway
Journal article | 2012 | International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity
Death or survival from invasive pneumococcal disease in Scotland: associations with serogroups and multilocus sequence types
Donald Inverarity, Karen Lamb, Mathew Diggle, Chris Robertson, David Greenhalgh, Tim J Mitchell, Andrew Smith, Johanna MC Jefferies, Stuart C Clarke, Jim McMenamin, Giles FS Edwards
Journal article | 2011 | Journal of Medical Microbiology
Antibiotic resistance in invasive Streptococcus pneumoniae isolates identified in Scotland between 1999 and 2007
Benjamin Cooke, Andrew Smith, Mathew Diggle, Karen Lamb, Christopher Robertson, Donald Inverarity, Johanna Jefferies, Giles Edwards, Timothy Mitchell, Stuart Clarke, Jim McMenamin
Journal article | 2010 | Journal of Medical Microbiology
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Honours, Awards and Fellowships
2006 Glasgow University Royal Statistical Society Prize
2006 Mercer Prize for Top Honours in Statistics
Fellow of the Royal Statistical Society (Chartered Statistician)
Paediatrics Royal Children'S Hospital
Senior Research Fellow - Biostatistics
Melbourne School Of Population And Global Health
Australasian Epidemiological Association
Royal Statistical Society
Statistical Society of Australia
Mathematics and Statistics
University of Strathclyde
The University of Glasgow