Associate Professor Gail Garvey
Division leader of Epidemiology and Health Systems
Master of Education (Research), The University of Newcastle (NSW), 2000; Bachelor of Education (Physical Education), Newcastle College of Advanced Education, 1986.
Associate Professor Garvey is an Indigenous researcher who is currently leading two large national grants: a National Centre of Research Excellence in Cancer and Indigenous People; and a Cancer Council New South Wales Strategic Research Partnership Grant with investigators from leading research institutes across Australia. She is also currently a chief investigator of other large epidemiological and psycho-oncology cancer projects that are reviewing support services, screening programs, system approaches to service delivery and the feasibility of specific interventions to improve the outcomes in cancer for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.
She plays a leadership role in Indigenous cancer research nationally and was instrumental in bringing together key cancer researchers, clinicians and Indigenous consumers to identify cancer research priorities in 2010. Gail advocates involving Indigenous stakeholders and clinicians throughout the research process to achieve maximum impact from research, and has an impressive record in Indigenous research capacity-building.
- Centre for Research Excellence in Discovering Indigenous Strategies to improve Cancer Outcomes Via Engagement, Research Translation and Training (DISCOVER-TT)
- Strategic Research Partnership to improve cancer control for Indigenous Australians (STREP Ca-CIndA)
- A comparative study: patterns of care, comorbidities and quality of life of Indigenous and non-Indigenous people with lung, head and neck, breast or gynaecological cancers
- Evaluation of an instrument to assess the supportive care needs of Indigenous patients with cancer
- Investigating the supportive care needs of adult Indigenous cancer patients in the course of their cancer journey
- Conducting a feasibility study to examine the role of an Indigenous patient navigator in response to the specific identified supportive care needs of Indigenous cancer patients.
- Condon, J., Garvey, G., Whop, L.J., Valery, P.C., Thomas, D., Gruen, R., et al. (2013). Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians and Cancer. Cancer Forum, 37(1), 27-30.
- Garvey, G., Beesley, V.L., Janda, M., Jacka, C., Green, A.C., O'Rourke, P., et al. (2012). The development of a supportive care needs assessment tool for Indigenous people with cancer. BMC Cancer, 12(1), 300-309.
- Whop, L.J., Garvey, G., Lokuge, K., Mallitt, K.A., Valery, P.C. (2012). Cancer support services–are they appropriate and accessible for Indigenous cancer patients in Queensland, Australia. Rural and Remote Health, 12, 2018.
- Cramb, S. M., Garvey, G., Valery, P. C., Williamson, J. D., & Baade, P. D. (2012). The first year counts: cancer survival among Indigenous and non-Indigenous Queenslanders, 1997–2006. Medical Journal of Australia, 196(4), 270-274.
- Moore, S., Green, A., Garvey, G., Coory, M., & Valery, P. (2011). A study of head and neck cancer treatment and survival among indigenous and non-indigenous people in Queensland, Australia, 1998 to 2004. BMC Cancer, 11(1), 460.
- Garvey, G., Cunningham, J., Valery, P. C., Condon, J., Roder, D., Bailie, R., et al. (2011). Reducing the burden of cancer for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians: Time for a coordinated, collaborative, priority-driven, Indigenous-led research program—Viewpoint. Medical Journal of Australia, 194(10), 530.
- Garvey, G., Simmonds, D., Clements, V., O'Rourke, P., Sullivan, K., Gorman, D. et al. (2011). Making sense of dementia: understanding amongst indigenous Australians. International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry, 26(6), 649-656.
- Moore, S. P., O'Rourke, P. K., Mallitt, K. A., Garvey, G., Green, A. C., Coory, M. D., et al. (2010). Cancer incidence and mortality in Indigenous Australians in Queensland, 1997-2006. Medical Journal of Australia, 193(10), 590.
- Garvey, G., Rolfe, I. E., Pearson, S. A., & Treloar, C. (2009). Indigenous Australian medical students’ perceptions of their medical school training. Medical Education, 43(11), 1047-1055.
Click here to view more Gail Garvey publications in PubMed.
A walk in inner Brisbane will hope to raise cancer awareness among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and encourage its prevention, detection, and treatment.
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Cancer survivors from the Murri community and surrounding health organisations have participated in the inaugural walk for cancer in Brisbane's Musgrave Park.
The new National Indigenous Cancer Network, which works to improve the quality of life and survival rates among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cancer patients, was launched this year.
Australia's first Indigenous cancer research centre has been launched in Brisbane.
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Some of the country’s leading authorities on cancer and cancer survivors themselves were a key part of a National Indigenous Breast Cancer Research Roundtable held in August 2014.
The launch of Australia’s first Indigenous cancer research centre is set to improve the diagnosis, treatment and survival rates for Indigenous Australians with cancer.
A new national cancer research network will launch on World Cancer Day aimed at improving quality of life and survival rates among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cancer patients in Australia.
Two inspiring health researchers from Menzies School of Health Research (Menzies) were awarded prestigious National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Research Excellence Awards last night in Canberra.
The official launch of the Centre of Research Excellence in Discovering Indigenous Strategies to improve Cancer Outcomes via Engagement, Research Translation and Training (DISCOVER --TT) and the National Indigenous Cancer Network Roundtable 2013...
Two esteemed lung health and cancer research programs from the Menzies School of Health Research were today declared ‘Centres for Research Excellence’ and awarded funding of $2.5 million each over five years.