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Dr Sally Brinkman
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Sally holds an Adjunct Associate Professor position within the School of Population Health in the Faculty of Health Sciences at the University of Adelaide. Sally is a social epidemiologist with the majority of her research focusing on societies' impact on child development. Sally is the Co-Director of the Fraser Mustard Centre, an innovative new initiative between the Telethon Kids Institute and the South Australia Department of Education and Child Development aimed to improve research translation.
Sally is well known for spearheading the use of the Early Development Instrument (EDI) in Australia, being the first to pilot the instrument outside of Canada. Sally continues to work across the country to help facilitate the use of the Australian EDI (AEDI) working with communities, service providers and governments. Locally Sally consults to the Department of Children's Services Policy Directorate primarily around data-linkage, the Children's Centres Operational Group around evaluation, and the SA AEDI Team around community advocacy and research translation.
Internationally, Sally works with Governments and donor organisations such as the World Bank, UNICEF, AusAID and the Bernard Van Leer Foundation working with various measures of child development for monitoring and evaluation purposes.
Sally has over 70 publications including books, chapters, monographs and journal articles covering topics such as infant mouthing behaviours, child physical activity and nutrition levels, the measurement of alcohol related violence, the evaluation of teenage pregnancy prevention programs, how child development varies across communities and the impact of socio economics and service integration on child development.
As such Sally brings locally, nationally and internationally recognised epidemiological skills particularly in relation to population monitoring of child development and education. She has a commitment to practical, pragmatic and translatable research.
BA, MPH, PhD
Awards & Achievements
2015 - 2018, NHMRC Early Career Fellow
ACADEMIC PEER REVIEWED GRANT FUNDING (Category 1)
2016, Brinkman S, Reilly S, Lynch J, Melhuish E. (2016). NHMRC "The contribution of home language exposure to intergenerational transmission of inequality". APP1121830 AUD$1,281,706.
2015, Pradhan M, Hasan A, Maika, A., Jung H, Kinnell A, Brinkman S. "Evaluating the longer-term impact and sustainability of community based ECD centers in rural Indonesia". Seed funding from the Strategic Impact Evaluation Fund (SIEF). USD$25,000.
2015, Hasan A, Jung H, Pradhan M, Kinnell A, Brinkman S. (2015). Indonesian Early Childhood Education and Development Project. Impact Evaluation to Development Impact Fund (i2i). UK Department for International Development. P148270. £50,000.
2014, Brinkman S. NHMRC Early Career Fellowship (2015-2018). Early Human Capability - Measurement, Intervention Results. National Health and Medical Research Foundation. APP1090146. $309,436.
2014, Grant J., Parry Y., Colmer K., Brinkman S., Miller K., Sumison J., Walsh K., Gibson C., Javanovic J., Kruske S., 'Developing a national interdisciplinary educational framework for professionals working with children in the early years'. DIISRTE Learning and Technology Grant: ID14-3938 (2014-2016) $223,000.
2013, Laurens, K, Green M, Brinkman S, Dix K, Dean K, Lenroot R, Carr V. Identifying new targets for primary school mental health interventions using population data. NHMRC Project Grant: APP1058652. (2014-2016). $772,647.
2013, Brinkman, S; Silburn, S; Gregory, T; Pearson, G; Schonert-Reichl, K.; Guhn, M; Gadermann, A; Engelhardt, D; Cahill, R. Assessing the development, well-being, and community connectedness of children in the middle years: The Middle Development Instrument for Australia. ARC LP130100535 (2013-2015). Partner Organisations: The University of British Columbia; SA Department for Education and Child Development; WA Department of Education. $223,000.
2013, Goldfeld, SR; Woolcock, GW; Tanton, R; Katz, IB; Findlay, T; Brinkman, SA; Giles-Corti, B; Ford, L; Hampshire, AC; Ayres, R; West, S; Robinson, J; Nolan, CM; Strachan, T; Perrett, C; Gould, P; Donovan, JA. The Kids in Communities Study: national investigation of community level effects on children's developmental outcomes. ARC LP130100411 (2013-2016). Partner Organisations: The University of British Columbia; SA Department for Education and Child Development; DEEWR, Vic Department of Education, QLD Dept of Education, ACT Dept of Education, The Smith Family. $568,815.
2013, Lynch J, Chittleborough C, Smithers L, Sawyer M, Brinkman S, Mittinty M, Sawyer A, Bowering K. (then AI's Strachan T, McEntee P, Berry J, Graham C., Baghust P, Gregory T, Banham D.). NMHRC Better Heath Partnership Project Grant. (2013-2016). Child Health and Development: A South Australian Data Linkage Study $450,000.
2012, Brinkman S. Indonesian early childhood education and development program (ECED) (R11-111). Australian Leadership Awards, AusAID. $102,850
2010, Carr, V., Laurens, K., Holbrook,A., Lenroot, R., Brinkman,S., Bore, M., Maloney, E., Smith, M., Matthews, R. The NSW Child Development Study, $1,890,000 provided by partners with ARC Linkage Projects 2011 Round 1 providing $429,099 (2011-2014).
2008, Brinkman S, Pradhan M, Beatty A. Cluster Randomised Controlled Trial evaluating a Community Based Early Childhood Program in Indonesia - Capacity Building Local Academics. 2009-2012. AusAid Australian Development Research Award $750,000.
2007, Oddy, W., Hart,B., Henly, N., Hauk, Y., Brinkman, S., Ellies P., and Jackiewicz T. Promoting Optimal Infant Nutrition: The Perth Breastfeeding Scoping Project. Healthway Grant $200,000
2002, Silburn, S., Brinkman, S., Hart, B., Cochrane, K., Mcauley, D., and Codde, J. The Preconception Intervention Program - A Randomised Controlled Trial. Healthway Grant $300,000.
PEER REVIEWED RESEARCH APPLICATIONS (Category 2):
2013, Kinnell A, Lynch J, Silburn S, Arney F, Chong A, Brinkman S. Learning from success: Child development improvements in Northern Territory and South Australian Aboriginal communities. Application no. 14844. Channel 7 Children's Research Foundation. Early Career Grant. $37,000.
2013, Brinkman S, Zubrick S, Silburn S, Lynch J., Carr V. Proof of Concept 3: the national data linkage of perinatal through to AEDI through to early education records. Population Health Research Network. $269,173.
2006, Goldfeld, S., Brinkman, S., Gleeson, B., Kershaw, P., Katz, I., Munth, P., Randolf, B., Tanton, R., Wiseman, J. Understanding Community level Factors that influence children's outcomes in disadvantaged areas across Australia. 2006-2007. $40,000. ARACY Funding.
2003, Hands, B., Parker, H., Brinkman, S., Read, H., Glasson,C. Western Australian Child Physical Activity and Nutrition Survey; 2003 - 2006. WA Govt. $300,000 p.a.
For details of contract research funding please contact directly.
Brinkman S., Johnson S., Stratton J., Codde P., Hart M., Silburn S. (2016). A pragmatic randomised control trial evaluating an infant simulator-based program for the prevention of teenage pregnancy. The Lancet. Article in Press. DOI 10.1016/S0140-6736(16)30384-1
Matheson, S., Kariuki M., Green, M., Dean, K., Harris, F., Tzoumakis, S., Tarren-Sweeney, M., Brinkman, S., Chilvers, M., Sprague, T., Carr V., Laurens K. (2016). Effects of maltreatment and parental schizophrenia spectrum disorders on early childhood social-emotional functioning: A population record linkage study. Epidemiology and Psychiatric Sciences, available on CJO. 2016 DOI 10.1017/S204579601600055X
Johnson C., Burke C., Brinkman S., Wade T. (2016) Development and validation of a multifactor mindfulness scale in youth: The comprehensive inventory of mindfulness experiences-adolescents (CHIME-A). Psychological Assessment. Advance online publication. DOI 10.1037/pas0000342
Tanton R., Dare L., Brinkman S., Goldfeld S., Giles-Corti B., Katz I., Woolcock G. (2016). Identifying off-diagonal communities using the Australian Early Development Census results. Social Indicators Research. Online first. DOI 10.1007/s11205-016-1333-2
Johnson C., Burke C., Brinkman S., Wade T. (2016) Effectiveness of a school-based mindfulness program for transdiagnostic prevention in young adolescents. Behaviour Research and Therapy. 81: 1-11. DOI 10.1016/j.brat.2016.03.002
Janus M., Harrison, L., Goldfeld, S., Guhn, M., Brinkman, S. (2016). International research utilizing the Early Development Instrument (EDI) as a measure of early child development: Introduction to the Special Issue. Early Childhood Research Quarterly. 35: 1-5. DOI 10.1016/j.ecresq.2015.12.007
Chittleborough C, Searle A, Smithers L, Brinkman S, Lynch J. (2016). How well can poor child development be predicted from early life characteristics? A Whole-of-Population Data Linkage Study. Early Childhood Research Quarterly. 35: 19-30. DOI 10.1016/j.ecresq.2015.10.006
Goldfeld S; O'Connor, E., O'Connor, M., Sayers M., Moore, T., Kvalsvig, A., Brinkman, S. (2016). Preschool experiences and transitions to school in Australia, key findings from the national implementation of the Australian Early Development Index (AEDI). Early Childhood Research Quarterly. Online first. DOI 10.1016/j.ecresq.2015.11.001
Carr V., Harris F., Raudino A., Luming L., Kariuki M., Nwuliu, E., Tzoumakis S., Smith M., Holbrook A., Bore M., Brinkman S., Lenroot R., Dix K., Dean K., Laurens K., Green M. (2016). New South Wales Child Development Study (NSW-CDS): An Australian multi-agency, multi-generational, longitudinal record linkage study. BMJ Open 2016;6:2 e009023. DOI 10.1136/bmjopen-2015-009023
Brinkman S., Kinnell A., Maika A., Pradhan M., Jung H., Hasan A. (2016) Validity and Reliability of the Early Development Instrument in Indonesia. Child Indicators Research. Online first. DOI 10.1007/s12187-016-9372-4.
Smithers, L., Searle A, Chittleborogh, C., Scheil W, Brinkman S., Lynch J. (2015). A whole-of-population study of term and post-term gestational age at birth and children's development. British Journal of Obstetrics & Gynaecology. DOI: 10.1111/1471-0528.13324.
Christian H., Zubrick S., Brinkman S., Giles-Corti B., Knuiman M., Wood L., Foster S., Bull F., Houghton S., Boruff B. (2015). The influence of the neighborhood physical environment on early child health and development: A review and call for research. Health & Place. 33: 25-36.
Maika A., Mittinty M., Brinkman S., Lynch J. (2015). Effect on child cognitive function of increasing household expenditure in Indonesia: application of a marginal structural model and simulation of a cash transfer programme. International Journal of Epidemiology. 44: 218-228. doi: 10.1093/ije/dyu264
Goldfeld S., Woolcock G., Katz I., Tanton R., Brinkman S., O'Connor E., Mathews T., Giles-Corti B. (2015) Neighbourhood effects influencing early childhood development: Conceptual model from the Kids in Communities Study. Social Indicators Research. 120 (1): 197-212. DOI 10.1007/s11205-014-0578-x
Duku E, Janus M, Brinkman S. (2015). Investigation of the cross-national equivalence of a measurement of early child development. Child Indicators Research. 8(2): 471-4891-19. DOI 10.1007/s12187-014-9249-3.
Sincovich A., Brinkman S. (2014). The AEDI: From Research to Policy. Early Childhood Australia. 20(1) 16.
Janus, M., Duku, E., Brinkman, S.A., Dunkelberg, E., Chiança, T., Marino, E. (2014). Socioemotional Development and its Correlates among 5-year-old Children in Peru and Brazil. Journal of Latino/Latin American Studies (JOLLAS). 6(1), 40-53.
Smithers, L., Gialamas, A., Scheil W., Brinkman S., Lynch J. (2014). Anaemia of pregnancy, perinatal outcomes and children's developmental vulnerability: a whole-of-population study. Paediatric and Perinatal Epidemiology. 28, 381-390.
Brinkman S., Gregory T., Goldfeld S, Lynch J., Hardy M. (2014). Data Resource Profile: The Australian Early Development Index (AEDI). International Journal of Epidemiology 43(4):1089-96. DOI: 10.1093/ije/dyu085
Moore E, Harris F, Green M, Laurens K, Brinkman S, Lenroot R, Carr V (2014). Birth outcomes and academic achievement in childhood: A population record linkage study. Journal of Early Childhood Research. 12 (3): 234-250. DOI: 10.1177/1476718X13515425.
Janus, M., Brinkman, S., & Guhn., M. (2014). The Early Years Development Instrument. In: Michalos AC (Ed.). Encyclopedia of Quality of Life and Well-Being Research. Springer, Dordrecht, Netherlands: Springer, Volume 3, pp 1739-1744. ISBN 978-94-007-0752-8.
Goldfeld S., O'Connor M., Mithen J., Sayers, M., Brinkman S. (2014). "Early developmental outcomes of emerging and English-proficient bilingual children at school entry in an Australian population cohort". International Journal of Behavioral Development. 38(1): 42-51. doi: 10.1177/0165025413505945
Maika, A., Mittinty, M.N., Brinkman, S., Harper, S., Satriawan, E., Lynch, J.W. (2013). Changes in Socioeconomic Inequality in Indonesian Children's Cognitive Function from 2000 to 2007: A Decomposition Analysis. PLoS One 8(10): e78809. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0078809.
Pradhan M, Brinkman S, Beatty A., Satriawan E., Maika A., DeRee J., Hasan A. (2013). Study protocol for the evaluation of a community based early childhood education and development program in Indonesia: A pragmatic cluster randomized controlled trial with supplementary matched control group. Trials.2013, 14:259. DOI: 10.1186/1745-6215-14-259.
Brinkman, S.A, Gregory, T., Harris, J., Hart, B., Blackmore, S., & Janus, M. (2013) Associations between the early development instrument at age 5 and reading and numeracy skills at ages 8, 10 and 12: a prospective linked data study. Child Indicators Research: 6 (4): 695-708. DOI 10.1007/s12187-013-9189-3.
Brinkman, S.A., Gialamas, A., Rahman, A., Mittinty, M., Gregory, T., Zubrick, S.R., Carr, V., Silburn, S., Goldfeld, S., Janus, M., Hertzman, C., Lynch, J.W. (2012). Jurisdictional, socio-economic, demographic and gender inequality in child health and development across Australia. BMJ Open. 2012;2:e001075. doi:10.1136/bmjopen-2012-001075
Janus M, Brinkman S. Duku E. (2011) Validity and psychometric properties of the Early Development Index in Canada, Australia, United States and Jamaica. Social Indicators Research. 103 (2): 283-297.
Brinkman S. (2010). The Australian Early Development Index (AEDI). SA Public Health Bulletin. 7 (3): 4-6.
Brinkman S., McDermott R., Lynch J., (2010). Better understanding of developmental trajectories: opportunities for data linkage with the Australian Early Development Index (AEDI). SA Public Health Bulletin. 7 (3): 7-11.
Brinkman S, Johnson S, Lawrence D, Hart M, Codde J, Stratton J, Silburn S. (2010) Study protocol for the evaluation of an Infant Simulator based program delivered in schools: A pragmatic cluster randomised controlled trial. Trials: 11 (100): 1-11.
Lynch J., Law C., Brinkman S., Chittleborough C., Sawyer M. (2010). Inequalities in child healthy development: Some challenges for effective implementation Social Science and Medicine. 71 (7) : 1219-1374
Janus M., Hertzman C., Guhn M., Brinkman S., Goldfeld S. (2009). Reply to Li, D'Angiulli and Kendall: The Early Development Index and children from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds. Early Years: An International Journal of Research and Development. 29 (1): 83 - 87
Brinkman S, Sayers M, Goldfeld S, Kline J. (2009) Population monitoring of language and cognitive development in Australia: The Australian Early Development Index. Int J of Speech-Language Pathology. 11 (5): 1-12.
Goldfeld S, Sayers M, Brinkman S, Silburn S, Oberklaid F. (2009). The process and policy challenges of adapting and implementing the Early Development Instrument in Australia. Early Education and Development. 20 (6): 978-991.
Brinkman S, Silburn S, Lawrence D, Goldfeld S, Sayers M, Oberklaid F. (2007) Investigating the validity of the Australian Early Development Index. Early Education and Development. 18 (3); 427-451.
Sayers M, Goldfeld S, Oberklaid F, Brinkman S, Silburn S. (2007) Building better communities for children, community implementation and evaluation of the Australian Early Development Instrument. Early Education and Development. 18 (3); 519-534.
Silburn S, Brinkman S, Sayers M, Goldfeld S, Oberklaid F. (2007) Establishing the construct and predictive validity of the Australian Early Development Index (AEDI). Early Human Development. 83. (Suppl 1) p S125.
Coghlan, R., Brinkman, S., Fournier. C., Hart B., Horgan, B., McKenzie, A., Parnell, M., Pierce, N., Wale,J., Chippindall, M. (2006). A consumer-led project on evidence-based healthcare information for consumers. Cochrane Collaboration Testing Journal. [P004].
Stockwell T, Chikritzhs T., Brinkman, S (2001) The role of social and health statistics in measuring harm from alcohol, Journal of Substance Abuse: 12(1-2):139-154.
Gun RT, Brinkman SA. (1998) Prediction and prevention of chemical-related injury: towards an effective risk assessment protocol. Safety Science: 29: 1-14.
BOOKS / MONOGRAPHS
Harman-Smith Y, Brinkman S. (2014). Children's Centres Evaluation. Interim Evaluation Report: Summary of Qualitative Evaluation Findings. Government Report. Department for Education and Child Development. Adelaide. ISBN 978-0-9876002-1-9.
Kinnell, A., Harman-Smith, Y., Engelhardt, D., Luddy, S. & Brinkman, S. (2013). Boys and girls in South Australia: A comparison of gender differences from the early years to adulthood. Published by the Fraser Mustard Centre. Department for Education and Child Development and the Telethon Institute for Child Health Research. Adelaide. ISBN 978-0-9876002-2-6. http://www.frasermustardcentre.sa.edu.au/files/links/Boys_and_Girls_in_SA_Decem.pdf
Gregory, T. & Brinkman, S. (2013). Methodological approach to exploring change in the Australia Early Development Instrument (AEDI): The estimation of a critical difference. Telethon Institute for Child Health Research, Western Australia. ISBN 978-0-9876002-0-2. http://www.rch.org.au/uploadedFiles/Main/Content/aedi/TechnicalPaper4_CalcuCriticalDifference_1301.pdf
Goldfeld S, Brinkman S, Sayers M, Oberklaid F, Silburn S, Zubrick, S. (2009) A Snapshot of Early Childhood Development in Australia. Australian Early Development Index (AEDI) National report 2009. AEDI Partnership. Centre for Community Child Health and Telethon Institute for Child Health Research. ISBN 978-0-9807246-0-8
Janus M, Brinkman S, Duku E et. al. (2007). The EDI Handbook. Mc Master University Press, Ontario Canada. Downloadable from www.offordcentre.com/readiness
Oberklaid, F., Goldfeld. S, Sayers M., Fraser A., Silburn S., Brinkman S. (2005). Australian Early Development Index Building Better Communities for Children, Community Results 2004-2205. ISBN 0957828691. Commonwealth of Australia.
Hart B, Brinkman S, Blackmore S (2003) How Well are we Raising our Children in the North Metropolitan Area? Early Development Index 2003. North Metropolitan Health Service, Perth WA ISBN 0-646-42987-6.
Brinkman S, (2001) "The Service Population - a new denominator for alcohol related indicators of harm" National Drug Research Institute, Monograph Series.
Brinkman SA, Simon DJ, Thomas R, Maynard EJ. Child blood lead levels, developmental stages and environmental exposure to lead- cohort results from the first trimester through to 3 years. National Environmental Health Forum Monographs. 2001. Glenelg Press.
Brinkman, S., & Stanley, F. (2014). Child Indicators in Public Health. Chapter 12 in Ben-Arieh A., Casas F., Frones I., Korbin J. (Eds.). Handbook of Child Wellbeing; Theories, Methods and Policies in Global Perspective. Pp 317-350. DOI 10.1007/978-90-481-9063-8_12. New York: Springer Reference. Dordrecht. ISBN 978-90-481-9064-5.
Brinkman S.,Hyson M, Kinnell A.(2013). Chapter 1: Early Childhood Research and Indonesia's Young Children. in Early Childhood Education and Development in Indonesia: Strong Foundations, Later Success. Directions in Development. Washington DC: World Bank. Eds: Hasan A., Hyson M. Chu Chang M. doi :10.1596/978-0-8213-9836-4. ISBN: 978-0-8213-9836-4.
Brinkman S., Hasan A., Hyson M, Kinnell A.(2013). Chapter 2: Providing and Evaluating Services for Low Income Young Children . in Early Childhood Education and Development in Indonesia: Strong Foundations, Later Success. Directions in Development. Washington DC: World Bank. Eds: Hasan A., Hyson M. Chu Chang M. doi :10.1596/978-0-8213-9836-4. ISBN: 978-0-8213-9836-4.
Brinkman S.,Hyson M, Kinnell A.(2013). Chapter 1: Early Childhood Research and Indonesia's Young Children. in Early Childhood Education and Development in Indonesia: Strong Foundations, Later Success. Conference Edition. Eds: Hasan A., Hyson M. Chu Chang M © 2012 International Bank for Reconstruction and Development / The World Bank. Washington DC.
Brinkman S., Hasan A., Hyson M, Kinnell A.(2013). Chapter 2: Providing and Evaluating Services for Low Income Young Children . in Early Childhood Education and Development in Indonesia: Strong Foundations, Later Success. Conference Edition. Eds: Hasan A., Hyson M. Chu Chang M © 2012 International Bank for Reconstruction and Development / The World Bank. Washington DC.
Alatas H., Brinkman S., Chang M.C., Hadiyat, T., Hartono D., Hasan A., Hyson M., Jung H., Kinnell A., Pradhan M., & Roesli R. (2013). Chapter 5: Early Childhood Education and Development Services in Indonesia. Education in Indonesia. Eds: Suryadarma D. & Jones G.W. © 2012 Institute of South East Asian Studies, Singapore.
Janus M, Brinkman S. (2010). Evaluating Early Childhood Education and Care. International Encyclopaedia of Education, editors Baker E, McGaw B, Peterson P. 3rd Edition. Volume 2. pp 25-31. Oxford: Elsevier. ISBN 978-0-08-044893-0
Brinkman SA, Chikritzhs T, Stockwell T, Mathewson P (2001) "An indicator approach to the measurement of alcohol related violence." in Alcohol, Young Persons and Violence. Research and Public Policy Series Monographs no 35, Australian Institute of Criminology. Eds, Williams, P. ISSN 1326-6004
Gun RT, Brinkman SA, Cox R. Prevention of chemical injury - an unconventional view. In: Freyer AM, Williamson A (eds) Occupational injury: risk, prevention and intervention. Taylor and Francis, London, 1998.
SUBSTANTIAL PUBLISHED REPORTS
Gregory, T., Keech, B., Sincovich, A., & Brinkman, S. (2015). Thriving in Adversity: Identification of off-diagonal South Australian communicates using AEDC and NAPLAN data. Government Report. Department for Education and Child Development. Adelaide. ISBN 978-0-9876002-3-3.
Harman-Smith, Y., Sincovich, A., & Brinkman, S. (2014). Strong Start Evaluation: Engaging pregnant mothers: A qualitative investigation of the barriers and facilitators to engagement. Fraser Mustard Centre, Telethon Kids Institute and the South Australian Department for Education and Child Development. Adelaide.
Sincovich, A., Harman-Smith, Y., & Brinkman, S. (2014).A Qualitative Evaluation of the Factors Impacting Participation in a Community Playgroup Program. Telethon Kids Institute, South Australia.
Smyth, V. & Brinkman, S. (2014). Language Environment Analysis (LENA) Trial. Investigating the home language environment in the early years: A process evaluation. Fraser Mustard Centre, Telethon Kids Institute and the Department for Education and Child Development, Adelaide.
Brinkman, S. and Harman-Smith, Y. (2013). Children's centre impact evaluation: Overall Three-Year Evaluation Plan. Fraser Mustard Centre, Telethon Institute for Child Health Research and the Department for Education and Child Development. Adelaide. http://www.frasermustardcentre.sa.edu.au/files/links/Children_s_Centres_Impact.pdf
Harman-Smith, Y., and Brinkman, S. (2013). Children's centre impact evaluation: Qualitative Evaluation Plan. Fraser Mustard Centre, Telethon Institute for Child Health Research and the Department of Education and Child Development. http://www.frasermustardcentre.sa.edu.au/files/links/Children_s_Centres_Qualita.pdf
Harman-Smith, Y. E. & Brinkman, S. (2013). Evaluation of the Infant Therapeutic Reunification Service: Stage 1 Report. Fraser Mustard Centre. Adelaide.
Brinkman S.A. Gregory T. (2011). The status of Aboriginal and Torres Strait child development across Australia. Government Report. Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations. Canberra.
Goldfeld, S, Mithen, J, Barber, L, O'Connor, M, Sayers, M, & Brinkman, S. (2011). The AEDI Language Diversity Study Report. Centre for Community Child Health, The Royal Children's Hospital, Murdoch Childrens Research Institute, Melbourne. http://ww2.rch.org.au/emplibrary/aedi/120089_AEDI_Language_Diversity_Study_Report.pdf
Goldfeld S, opt'Hoog C, Mathers M, Kline J, Mathews T, Katz I, Kershaw P, Brinkman S, Wiseman J, Woolcock G, Mathews T. 2010. Understanding the Community Level Factors that Influence Children's Developmental Outcomes: A Literature Review Undertaken for the Kids in Communities Study (KICS) Collaboration. Melbourne: ARACY.
Goldfeld S, Mathews T, Tanton R, Katz I, Woolcock G, Brinkman S. 2010. Kids in Communities Study Phase 1 Pilot: Final report for VicHealth (September 2010). To be included in VicHealth Annual Report 2010-2011
Goldfeld S, Mathews T, Tanton R, Katz I, Woolcock G, Brinkman S. 2010. Community Level Factors Influencing Early Childhood Development: Development of a Conceptual Model. Melbourne: CCCH.
Silburn, S., Brinkman, S., Ferguson-Hill, S., Styles, I., Walker, R., & Sheppard, C. (2009). The Australian Early Development Index (AEDI) Indigenous Adaptation Study: Telethon Institute for Child Health Research. http://www.rch.org.au/emplibrary/australianedi/AEDI_Indigenous_Adaptation_Study_Report_Nov_2009.pdf
Oddy W, Hart B, Henly N, Hauk Y, Brinkman S, Ellies P, Jackiewicz T. (2008) Promoting Optimal Infant Nutrition: The Perth Breastfeeding Scoping Project Final Report. "It's huge but you do it because you want the best for the baby and... you just do it." West Australian Health Promotion Foundation.
Janus M, Brinkman S, Duku, E (2008). Pilot Test Results; Child Development Outcome Instruments to be included in the UNICEF's MICS Household Survey. UNICEF, Washington.
Brinkman S, Lawrence D, Silburn S, Sayers, S. (2007). National AEDI Implementation Sampling Options for an Australian Progress Measure. Council of Australian Governments (COAG).
Brinkman S, Lawrence D, Tanton R.(2007). Analysis of the AEDI, SEIFA and Child Social Exclusion Index at an area, teacher and student level. Department of Health, Government of Victoria.
Brinkman S, Silburn S, Lawrence D. (2006) Construct and Concurrent Validity of the Australian Early Development Index. Technical Report. Government of Australia.
Hands, B., Parker, H., Glasson, C., Brinkman, S. & Read, H. (2004). Physical Activity and Nutrition Levels in Western Australian Children and Adolescents: Report. Government of Western Australia.
Hands, B., Parker, H., Glasson, C., Brinkman, S. & Read, H. (2004). Physical Activity Levels in Western Australian Children and Adolescents: Report. Government of Western Australia.
Hands, B., Parker, H., Glasson, C., Brinkman, S. & Read, H. (2004). Nutrition in Western Australian Children and Adolescents: Report. Government of Western Australia.
Hands, B., Parker, H., Glasson, C., Brinkman, S. & Read, H. (2004). Physical Activity Levels in Western Australian Children and Adolescents: Technical Report. Government of Western Australia.
Hands, B., Parker, H., Glasson, C., Brinkman, S. & Read, H. (2004). Nutrition in Western Australian Children and Adolescents: Technical Report. Government of Western Australia.
Brinkman S. (1999). A New Time Sampling Technique to Measure Child Mouthing Behaviours: Development, Validation and Implications. Masters Thesis. Department of Public Health, University of Adelaide.
Brinkman S, Penna, F, Stockwell T. (1999). Western Australian Liquor Licensing Demonstration Project. Unpublished report prepared for the Minister of Health.
Gun RT, Brinkman SA, Cox R. Analysis of risk factors for chemical-related work injury, and development of a risk assessment protocol. Report to Worksafe Australia, June, 1998.
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