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Research Fellow, The University Centre for Rural Health, University of Sydney

Jodie is a health services researcher and evaluator, with a focus on improving primary health care access and quality of care being delivered to people with an intellectual disability and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. As a Research Fellow (Evaluation) at The University of Sydney's, University Centre for Rural Health in Lismore NSW, she leads and contributes to designing and evaluating complex interventions, including small-scale and multi-site, national initiatives. Most recently she has been leading an evaluation of a national research collaboration to strengthen quality improvement in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander primary health care - using developmental evaluation, principles-focused evaluation, network analysis, and quality improvement techniques.
Jodie has extensive knowledge of primary health care systems, originally developed through working for nearly 10 years in Divisions of General Practice/Medicare Local roles and expanded through several years in evaluation and research roles. Jodie also holds an Honorary Appointment with the School of Public Health, University of Sydney and is a Research Affiliate with the Centre for Research Excellence in Disability Health.


  • 2017–present
    Research Fellow, University of Sydney
  • 2014–2017
    Research Fellow, Menzies School of Health Research
  • 2010–2014
    Evaluation Coordinator , Menzies School of Health Research


  • 2017 
    Australian National University, Master of Culture, Health and Medicine
  • 2000 
    Graduate Diploma of Education, Charles Sturt University
  • 1995 
    Macquarie University, Bachelor of Arts (Anthropology & Sociology)