Kalinda Griffiths

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Scientia Lecturer
University of New South Wales

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. Her research addresses the quality and governance of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander data. Her areas of focus include Indigenous data governance, the measurement of health disparities, cancer and building health research capabilities in regional and remote Australia. She is on the steering committee for the Indigenous Data Network in Australia and holds a number of national and international committee roles, including in the International Group for Indigenous Health Measurement. Kalinda holds a Certificate III in Laboratory Techniques, Bachelor of Biomedical Science, Master of Public Health and a PhD in Cancer Epidemiology. 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 2019-2021 Science and Technology Australia Superstar of STEM and is currently the Health Promotion of Australia’s Thinker in Residence.

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