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Kalinda Griffiths

Scientia lecturer, UNSW Sydney

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’.

Experience

  • –present
    Scientia lecturer, UNSW
  • 2016–2018
    Wingara Mura Leadership Program Fellow, University of Sydney

Education

  • 2017 
    University of Sydney, Doctor of Philosophy
  • 2010 
    Charles Darwin University, Master of Public Health
  • 2008 
    Charles Darwin University , Bachelor of Biomedical Science

Grants and Contracts

  • 2021
    National Network for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Researchers.
    Role:
    Chief Investigator
    Funding Source:
    National Health and Medical Research Council
  • 2021
    Improving surveillance infrastructure for Indigenous primary health care
    Role:
    Chief Investigator
    Funding Source:
    MRFF
  • 2019
    Development of the National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health and Medical Workforce Plan
    Role:
    Chief Investigator
    Funding Source:
    Department of Health
  • 2019
    Ramaciotti Centre for Excellence in Building Regional and Remote Biomedical Capability
    Role:
    Chief Investigator
    Funding Source:
    Ramaciotti Foundations