Dr. Caroline Lodge

Dr. Caroline Lodge
Research Fellow, School of Population and Global Health, University of Melbourne, Australia
Dr Caroline Lodge is an NHMRC Early Career Fellow in her second post-doctoral year. The focus of her research to date is on allergies, asthma and lung health. Her interests and strengths lie in public health epidemiology with a focus on asthma, allergic disease and lung health in children and adults. Her undergraduate and post graduate qualifications from the University of Melbourne include a degree in Medicine (1982-7), a postgraduate diploma in Epidemiology (2005) and finally a PhD, which was awarded in 2013. She worked in internal medicine for 9 years (1988-1996), and since that time has worked as a tutor in the Department of Medicine at the University of Melbourne and from 2005-2011 as a research assistant at the Centre for Population and Global Health at the University of Melbourne. During this time she was involved with implementing the latest follow-up of a long running birth cohort. Her PhD work, performed in the same cohort, investigated early life risk factors for allergic disease and lung function and from this she has contributed six publications as first author. She has a total of 30 publications in peer reviewed journals in the past 5 years: 10 as first ; 9 as second or third; and 2 as senior author. Since completion of her PhD she has been successful in obtaining: two fractional fellowships from Centres of Research Excellence (Centre for Air Quality and Health Research and Evaluation Research (CAR), and Centre for Food Allergy Research (CFAR)); a project grant from Asthma Australia- $180.000 (PI); a seeding grant from CAR -$20,000; and the Lillian Roxon Travel grant from Asthma Australia $7,500. She is named as a CI on a recently funded NH&MRC project grant-$1.2million. In 2014 she was awarded an Early Career fellowship from NH&MRC, $339,436 over 4 years, to investigate the genetic and environmental risk factors on lifetime risk of obstructive lung disease. She is a CI on a successfully funded Horizon2020 grant- Ageing Lungs in European Cohorts and on the Rhinessa which is investigating transgenerational risk factors for asthma and lung health in Europe and Australia. She has received the Melbourne School of Population and Global Health’s Award for PhD excellence in 2014. She has supervised three masters’ students to successful completion and is currently co-supervising two PhD students.
Research Interest
public health epidemiology with a focus on asthma, allergic disease and lung health in children and adults.
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