Alexandra 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) at the Dalla Lana School of Public Health at the University of Toronto. Martiniuk is currently a National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Investigator (2021-2026), previously an NHMRC Translating Research into Practice (TRIP) Fellow, Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) Fellow and Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) Scholar.
She is an epidemiologist with a PhD in Epidemiology and Biostatistics, and a MSc in Community Health and Epidemiology from Canada. Prior to her research career, Martiniuk worked for 7 years as a psychologist for the Trillium Childhood Cancer Support Center and the Canadian Cancer Society.
Martiniuk's expertise is in child health, health systems and services research. She is passionate about health equity, integration of care and the human factors related to health services particularly in 'strained' settings (ie during COVID19, remote health services, Indigenous, global, mental health services). She consults to the WHO, AusAID, NSW Health and others. She is senior researcher in residence with the NSW Rural Doctors Network. She sat on the Technical Advisory Group for Children and Youth for the Australian Mental Health Commission and a member of the Australian Digital Health Agency Child Health Record Committee. She has published over 190 papers and reports to government and is the recipient of 29 inter/national awards and 6 fellowships including: 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 in 2020 was awarded the Australian Academy of Sciences 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 with her husband Roman.