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Dr. McArdle's research interests are in basic biological research, population health research and medical education particularly within a rural setting.

Dr. Adelle McArdle completed her PhD in 2009 from the Department of Physiology at Monash University with a dissertation entitled andlsquo;The effect of a mild and moderate model of maternal hypertension on placental development'. This research was concerned with the role of hypertension on the developmental origins of health and adult disease, specifically the physiological mechanisms that may be implicated to confer these developmental changes.

After completion of her PhD, Dr. Adelle McArdle worked at the Victorian Department of Health. Her role was focused on support for primary health delivery for the rural primary health service providers, improvement to service integration between primary health service providers, monitoring of health service provision and support for the implementation of chronic disease management strategies.

Recentlhy Dr. Adelle McArdle has been focusing her research interests on population health and women and children's health. In particular Dr. McArdle has developed an interest in and collaboration with the research community concerned with the care and treatment of women suffering from lactational mastitis.

Research interests

  • Breastfeeding and issues surrounding breastfeeding including lactational mastitis
  • Developmental origins of health and adult disease
  • Maternal and child health
  • Medical education research


External positions

University Associate, Curtin University

31 Jul 2018 → …

Research area keywords

  • Health care evaluation
  • Health education
  • Maternal and child health
  • Population health
  • breastfeeding

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Research Output

Development of socio-clinical medical resources for pre-clinical learning: MEDHAX: By students for students

Zhou, J., Lal, A., Yu, K., McArdle, A. & Simmons, M., 4 Mar 2020, p. 169. 1 p.

Research output: Contribution to conferencePoster

Exploring physiotherapists' clinical definition and diagnosis of inflammatory conditions of the lactating breast in Australia: A mixed methods study

Heron, E., Maselli, T., McArdle, A., De Oliveira, B. I. R. & McKenna, L., 24 May 2020, In : International Breastfeeding Journal. 15, 1, 10 p., 48.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access

Regional and Facility Differences in Interventions for Mastitis by Australian Physiotherapists

Diepeveen, L. C., Fraser, E., Croft, A. J. E., Jacques, A., McArdle, A. M., Briffa, K. & McKenna, L., 1 Nov 2019, In : Journal of Human Lactation. 35, 4, p. 695-705 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

1 Citation (Scopus)

Face validity of a unique patient focused symptoms severity index for assessing inflammatory conditions of the lactating breast

Cooper, M., Barnett, C. (ed.), Lowe, H., Garth, B. & McArdle, A. M., 2015, p. 87 - 87. 1 p.

Research output: Contribution to conferenceAbstract


  • 1 External HDR Supervision

Physiotherapy treatment for women with inflammatory conditions of the lactating breast

Leanda McKenna (Fellow), , Adelle McArdle (Fellow), & Donna Geddes (Fellow)

1 Apr 2020 → …

Activity: External Academic EngagementExternal HDR Supervision