Kalinda is a Yawuru woman of Broome, born and living in Darwin, Australia. She is an early career Scientia Lecturer at the Centre for Big Data Research in Health at UNSW. Kalinda is an epidemiologist who has worked in the research sector for over 20 years. Her interest is in empirically addressing complex health disparities in populations through existing data. She holds honorary positions at the University of Melbourne and Menzies School of Health Research and is Deputy Editor of the Health Promotion Journal of Australia.
Kalinda is the recipient of a number of awards. Notably, she was awarded the ‘Northern Territory Young Australian of the Year’ in 2011 and more recently, the 2019 Lowitja Institutes ‘Emerging Researcher Award’. She was also a 2019-2020 Science and Technology Australia ‘Superstar of STEM’ and is currently the Australian Health Promotion Associations ‘Thinker in Residence’.