Associate Professor Gail Garvey

Division leader of Epidemiology and Health Systems

Qualifications:

Master of Education (Research), The University of Newcastle (NSW), 2000; Bachelor of Education (Physical Education), Newcastle College of Advanced Education, 1986.

Location:

Brisbane

Biography:

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.

 

 

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  1. Award money for researcher

    Award money for researcher

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    A Kamilaroi researcher at the Menzies School of Health Research has been recognised at the Research Australia Awards.

  2. Rising stars in pioneering health research celebrated

    Rising stars in pioneering health research celebrated

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    Menzies researcher Assoc Prof Gail Garvey was announced as the winner of the BUPA Health Foundation Emerging Health Researcher Award last night.

  3. 2016 NHMRC Research Excellence Awards

    2016 NHMRC Research Excellence Awards

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    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.

  4. Roundtable to improve cancer outcomes

    Roundtable to improve cancer outcomes

    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.

  5. National Indigenous Breast Cancer Roundtable to improve cancer outcomes

    National Indigenous Breast Cancer Roundtable to improve cancer outcomes

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    Some of the country’s leading authorities on cancer and cancer survivors themselves will descend on the Lowitja Institute in Melbourne tomorrow (Wednesday, 27 August) for a Breast Cancer Research Roundtable.

  6. NITV: Murri community hosts walk for cancer

    NITV: Murri community hosts walk for cancer

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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.

  7. Brisbane Cancer Walk to push Indigenous cancer into the spotlight

    Brisbane Cancer Walk to push Indigenous cancer into the spotlight

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    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.

  8. Radio Australia: Push to cut Indigenous cancer deaths

    Radio Australia: Push to cut Indigenous cancer deaths

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    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.

  9. National Indigenous Cancer Network Roundtable 2013 - DISCOVER-TT Launch .

    National Indigenous Cancer Network Roundtable 2013 - DISCOVER-TT Launch .

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    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...

  10. Indigenous cancer centre of excellence unveiled

    Indigenous cancer centre of excellence unveiled

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    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.

  11. SBS World News: Australia's first Indigenous cancer research centre

    SBS World News: Australia's first Indigenous cancer research centre

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    Australia's first Indigenous cancer research centre has been launched in Brisbane.

  12. New network to push Indigenous cancer into the spotlight

    New network to push Indigenous cancer into the spotlight

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    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.

  13. The Australian: Agency goes online to tackle cancer

    The Australian: Agency goes online to tackle cancer

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    CANCER is hitting Aboriginal people at up to three times the rate of other Australians -- a challenge that will be tackled by a nationwide agency to be launched in Sydney today, World Cancer Day.

  14. The Daily Telegraph: Plan to tackle cancer among Indigenous

    The Daily Telegraph: Plan to tackle cancer among Indigenous

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    A nationwide agency set up to tackle high rates of cancer among Aboriginal people hopes to push indigenous cancer into the spotlight.

  15. There's no Aboriginal word for cancer

    There's no Aboriginal word for cancer

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    A cancer diagnosis is more likely to kill an Aboriginal than a non-Aboriginal Australian. Our Researchers are asking ‘why?’

  16. Menzies' lung and cancer programs win $5 million in 'research excellence' funding

    Menzies' lung and cancer programs win $5 million in 'research excellence' funding

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    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.