Researcher

Dr Kalinda Griffiths

My Expertise

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health research; Population level data and linked-data; Health measurement; Cancer disparities

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Biography

Kalinda is an early career Scientia Fellow at the Centre for Big Data Research at UNSW and holds honorary fellowships at Menzies School of Health Research and the University of Sydney. Kalinda is an epidemiologist who has worked in the research sector in a number of roles for over 20 years. Her interest is in empirically addressing complex health disparities in populations through existing data. Her research currently addresses issues of...view more

Kalinda is an early career Scientia Fellow at the Centre for Big Data Research at UNSW and holds honorary fellowships at Menzies School of Health Research and the University of Sydney. Kalinda is an epidemiologist who has worked in the research sector in a number of roles for over 20 years. Her interest is in empirically addressing complex health disparities in populations through existing data. Her research currently addresses issues of quality and the utilisation of data pertaining to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Her areas of focus include the measurement of health disparities, with a particular focus on cancer treatment and outcomes.


My Grants

Kalinda is currently a CI on the NH&MRC Centre for Research Excellence: Targeted Approaches to Improve Cancer Services for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians. 2018-2023; $2,499,981


My Qualifications

PhD (epidemiology), MPH, BBMSc, Cert III in Laboratory Techniques


My Awards

2017 - Science and Technology Australia Superstar of STEM

2011 - Northern Territory Young Australian of the Year


My Research Supervision


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Areas of supervision

I am available to supervise students undertaking working in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health research and cancer epidemiology. 


Currently supervising

I am currently associate supervisor to two students. 


My Engagement

I am on a number of national and international research committees such as the International Group for Indigenous Health Measurement, and also hold a number of different roles, including Deputy Editor of the Health Promotion Journal of Australia.


My Teaching

I have written and taught a number of units of study although I am currently not teaching. I am available for guest lectures. 

Public Health - Writer - Masters of Public Health - Menzies School of Health Research - 2009

Epidemiology - Undergraduate Health Sciences - Writer, Coordinator, Lecturer - Charles Darwin University - 2010 to 2017

Service Learning in Indigenous Communities - Multiple faculties and degree levels - Coordinator and Lecturer - University of Sydney - 2016 to 2017

 

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Location

I spend half my time at the UNSW Lowy Cancer Research Centre in Kensington, NSW and half my time at Menzies School of Health Research Darwin Hospital Building 58, NT.

Publications

by Dr Kalinda Griffiths