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Alexandra Martiniuk

Dr Martiniuk is a Professor of Epidemiology in the Faculty of Medicine, School of Public Health at The University of Sydney, and an Honorary Senior Research Fellow at The George Institute for Global Health. She is also a 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, and previous consultant to the AusAID Knowledge Hub Sydney. Martiniuk is currently an NHMRC Investigator (2021-2026) and was previously a Translating Research into Practice (TRIP) Fellow. She holds an MSc in Epidemiology and Community Health and a PhD in Epidemiology and Biostatistics from Canada. Prior to her research career, Martiniuk worked for the Trillium Childhood Cancer Support Center, Canada (1997-2005). Martiniuk's expertise is health systems and services research using epidemiology methods (eg cluster randomized controlled trials) to improve the health of children and families living in settings with few resources (Indigenous communities, rural settings and low-and middle-income countries). She has published over 150 papers and is the recipient of 30 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), the Australian Chamber of Commerce Young Outstanding Person of the Year (2012) and was awarded the Gustav Nossal Award for Global Health in recognition of her commitment to communities locally and globally. She is a Canadian/Australian dual citizen with Canadian Inuit family members; she has three children and resides in Sydney.


  • –present
    Associate professor, University of Sydney