Alexandra Martiniuk

Associate Professor, University of Sydney

Dr Martiniuk is an Associate Professor in the Faculty of Medicine, School of Public Health at The University of Sydney, and a Senior Research Fellow at The George Institute for Global Health. She is also an Associate Professor (Epidemiology) in the Faculties of Medicine and Nursing at the University of Toronto, Associate Staff at the Menzies Center for Health Policy, consultant with Write MEDIA on research strategy and previous consultant to the AusAID Knowledge Hub Sydney. Martiniuk is currently an NHMRC Translating Research into Practice (TRIP) Fellow investigating the human aspects of telehealth for rural children in Australia (2016-2018). She holds an MSc in Epidemiology (2000) and a PhD in Epidemiology and Biostatistics from Canada (2004). Prior to her research career, Martiniuk worked for the Trillium Childhood Cancer Support Center, Canada (1997-2005). Dr Martiniuk conducts research in collaboration with 16 countries. Her expertise is health systems and services research using epidemiology methods (eg cluster randomized controlled trials) to improve the health of individuals living in settings with few resources (Indigenous communities and low-and middle-income countries). She is the recipient of 29 awards and 5 fellowships including: Fellowships from the CIHR, SSHRC, NHMRC, University of Sydney and Merck, the President’s Scholarship for PhD Research, the MENSA Canada Scholarship, the Saturn Commitment to Excellence Award, a Rotary Ambassadorial Scholarship and was named a Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) Rising Star in Health Services Research (2013), a Rotary Paul Harris Fellow (2011) and the Australian Chamber of Commerce Young Outstanding Person of the Year (2012) in recognition of her commitment to communities locally and globally. She is a Canadian/Australian dual citizen with Canadian Inuit family members; she has two children and resides in Sydney.

Research at a glance:
• Total grant funding as a chief/principle investigator >$5.1 million from: NHMRC, ARC, CIHR, IDRC, CIDA, WHO, Government, Philanthropy and Innovation/Commercialisation funds
• 43 total: PhD (13), MSc/MIPH (6) and elective/ medical students (24) supervised (26/43 graduated to date)
• 115 total publications including publications in the Lancet, Cochrane Reviews, Annals of Oncology (Of 115 total publications=89 peer reviewed, 26 other including 9 reports to government and industry), and 7 submitted peer-reviewed publications currently under review
• Invited speaker at 9 conferences and 111 other conference presentations
• Interviewed or quoted over 86 times in international/ national media including Sydney Morning Herald, MSN, ABC, CBC, SBS, United Press International, Times India, Diplomat Magazine

Research and Teaching Leadership at a glance:
• Reviewer for 10 journals (including the Lancet, BMJ, CMAJ)
• Panel member for the NHMRC (Indigenous project grants), external reviewer for CIHR, NHMRC, ARC and Hong Kong national granting agencies (projects and fellowships)

Experience

  • –present
    Associate professor, University of Sydney