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  1. Extra vaccines may reduce 'unacceptable rates' of chronic ear disease in Indigenous children

    The Menzies School of Health Research is conducting a clinical trial in remote communities in the Northern Territory and Western Australia, and hope the results will change the public health approach and give more help to families.

  2. New app to improve Indigenous mental health featured on World Mental Health Day

    An innovative iPad app based on tools developed by Indigenous people for Indigenous people is hoping to address one of the nation’s fastest growing health problems.

  3. New Vaccine could help reduce Chronic ear disease.

    Menzies School of Health researchers are hoping to reduce rates of a chronic ear disease called Otis Media, in remote indigenous communities. (Image source: creative commons)

  4. HOT NORTH Fellowships to improve health outcomes in the tropics

    Five post-doctoral health professionals have been awarded Fellowships to help close critical gaps in health outcomes in northern Australia and the Asia-Pacific region as part of the unique collaborative program Improving Health Outcomes in the Tropical North (HOT NORTH), led by the Darwin-based Menzies School of Health Research (Menzies).

  5. Brains of the Desert

    Improving Indigenous mental health motivates the work, and the growing cult, of Central Australia’s Dr Kylie Dingwall.

  6. ABC stateline report - beating scabies and strongyloidiasis

    The Menzies School of Health Research is hoping the drug Ivermectin will rid the Echo Island community, east of Darwin, of scabies and the strongyloides worm.

  7. Health Lab promotes healthy living in the NT

    The Health Lab teaches Aboriginal children how to look after their health also look at ways to prevent chronic disease in Aboriginal communities through out the Northern Territory. Dietitian Claire Georga from the Menzies School of Health Researchers works with the kids to promote healthy living allowing them to test their heath to give them a better understanding of what is good for the body and what isn’t.

  8. ABC Darwin: Menzies launches giant ear

    Aboriginal health worker Joe Daby has seen the worst when it comes to ear health in Territory communities.

  9. Funding boost to tackle health challenges in northern Australia

    Work will begin to help close critical gaps in healthcare across northern Australia as the result of a $6m grant awarded today to Menzies School of Health Research (Menzies) by the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC).

  10. Fresh resources give health workers the edge to tackle Indigenous smoking

    A suite of new No Smokes Health Worker Guides will be launched on World No Tobacco Day (Friday, 31 May) providing a toolbox for health workers, including Aboriginal tobacco workers, to tackle Indigenous smoking rates.

  11. NHMRC fellowship snapshot: Associate Professor Louise Maple-Brown

    Menzies’ Associate Professor Louise Maple-Brown was recently awarded a Practitioner Fellowship as part of the National Health and Medical Research Council’s latest multi-million dollar funding round.

  12. Lung research wins Harry Giese Award

    Menzies' Gabrielle McCallum has been named as the inaugural winner of the Harry Christian Giese award to champion the translation of her research findings into medical interventions.

  13. CAAMA News: Gambling causing harm to Aboriginal Children’s Health

    A study by the Menzies School of Health Research has confirmed that gambling problems in remote Aboriginal Communities are associated with poorer health outcomes for children.

  14. Gambling causing harm to Indigenous children's health

    A study by the Menzies School of Health Research has confirmed that gambling problems in remote Indigenous communities are associated with poorer health outcomes for children.

  15. Check-up gives health insight - HealthLAB

    Darwin Sun | The Menzies School of Health and Research runs HealthLAB, a free initiative that visits public spaces and schools around the NT

  16. New tools to help strengthen Indigenous health promotion across Australia

    Researchers from the Menzies School of Health Research have launched the first quality improvement tools designed specifically for health promotion with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

  17. Petrol sniffing stunts the growth of children

    “Petrol sniffing makes you shorter, and there’s no way to catch up even after you stop sniffing” says Professor Andrew Lawrence at the Florey Institute of Neuroscience and Mental Health

  18. Esteemed kidney specialist recognised with national health science award

    One of Australia’s leading kidney specialists has been recognised with a prestigious national award for his contributions to kidney health and advancing Indigenous health.

  19. SBS World News: Dr Yunupingu's death highlights health disparities

    The death of Yothu Yindi frontman Dr Yunupingu highlights anew the health disparities between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians.

  20. Weeding out Malaria

    A study led by the Menzies School of Health Research recommends a two-stage treatment for the notoriously difficult-to-cure Plasmodium vivax malaria

  21. Putting Cambodia's youth health and wellbeing under the microscope

    Dr Kate Senior is a senior research fellow with the Menzies School of Health Research in Darwin. Her research interests in the application of anthropological methods in the evaluation of health services have taken her to locations far beyond the confines of her Darwin office. Most recently, she had the opportunity to travel to Battambang, Cambodia, and shares her story.

  22. 2015 Emerging Health Researcher Award winner announced

    An inspiring health researcher working to identify ways to improve health outcomes in Indigenous communities has been named the Bupa Health Foundation Emerging Health Researcher of the Year.

  23. 2016 NHMRC Research Excellence Awards

    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.

  24. Combination Therapy in Treating S. aureus Infections

    Prof. Josh Davis, MBBS, PhD, Principle Research Fellow, Menzies School of Health Research, Australia, discusses the role of combination therapy when it comes to treating invasive Staphylococcus aureus infections.

  25. 730NT: Tracking down Darwinites' health

    It's the nation's largest and longest-running study of Aboriginal people - and it's happening here in the Northern Territory.

  26. NHMRC project snapshot: Dr Josh Davis

    Menzies infectious diseases specialist, Dr Josh Davis was recently awarded a competitive project grant as part of the National Health and Medical Research Council’s (NHMRC) yearly multi-million dollar funding round.

  27. Child health | Early life intervention

    Speakers: Professor Peter Morris | Ear health, Professor Gary Robinson | Youth mental health, Associate Professor Sue Sayers | Pre-natal health, Professor Anne Chang | Respiratory health

  28. Menzies leaders inducted into important new health and medical academy

    Three Menzies researchers inducted as Fellows of the newly formed Australian Academy of Health and Medical Sciences.

  29. Mobile health lab aims to reduce chronic disease during National Science Week

    An interactive mobile health laboratory will visit four Northern Territory (NT) communities between 15 and 20 August as part of National Science Week, to spark people’s interest in science and health, and demonstrate how lifestyle choices can impact people’s future health.

  30. $2m grant to combat drug resistant malaria and tuberculosis

    A $2m research grant to work towards the prevention, control and elimination of malaria and tuberculosis (TB) in Southeast Asia and the Pacific has been awarded to a consortium led by Menzies School of Health Research, in collaboration with Burnet Institute, the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade announced today.

  31. Melioidosis: More cases of potentially fatal bacteria from NT dirt emerge

    More people are being infected by a potentially fatal bacterium in the Northern Territory, and health experts suspect building works could have something to do with the rise in cases.

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

    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.

  33. Top End health service delaying need for dialysis treatment amid soaring demand

    A kidney health program at a Top End health service is making inroads in the battle against dramatically rising numbers of patients with dialysis-dependency and renal failure.

  34. Mental health and suicide prevention

  35. NHMRC fellowship snapshot: Professor Anne Chang

    Menzies' head of child health Professor Anne Chang was recently awarded a senior practitioner fellowship as part of the National Health and Medical Research Council's yearly multi-million dollar funding round.

  36. Support call over children's ear health

    LEADING ear health experts at Menzies School of Health Research (Menzies) are calling for more investment in the prevention and treatment of ear disease and hearing loss among Indigenous children.

  37. Confronting the scourge of Indigenous Suicide

    In June this year, the Menzies School of Health Research welcomed the Australian Government’s decision to appoint it to help develop the nation’s first National Indigenous Suicide Prevention Strategy.

  38. Rising stars in pioneering health research celebrated

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

  39. Health workers upskilled to help close the gap

    Queensland Minister for Health and Ambulance Services Cameron Dick announced Menzies School of Health Research had been awarded $2.25 million over three years to deliver the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Brief Intervention Training Program.

  40. Esteemed kidney specialist conferred national health science award

    One of Australia'sleading kidney specialists has been recognised with a prestigious national award for his contributions to kidney health and advancing Indigenous health.

  41. SBS World News: Remote communities 'eat mostly processed foods'

    The Menzies School of Health Research study into diets in three Northern Territory communities shows residents are eating mostly processed foods.

  42. Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder Prevention and Health Promotion Resources Project

    NACCHO has partnered with the Menzies School of Health Research and the Telethon Kids Institute (TKI) to develop and implement health promotion resources and interventions to prevent and reduce the impacts of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD) on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander families and young children.

  43. Aljazeera News: Call for global action to tackle Malaria

    Countries around the world need to do more to fight the spread of malaria, according to a new report by the World Health Organisation (WHO).

  44. Overview

    Aims: Improve the reach and utilisation of e-mental health supports, particularly in rural/remote areas and with Indigenous people Advise the Australian Government on the most effective ways to support the emental health environment. Summa...

  45. World Mental Health Day 2011

  46. NITV: Murri community hosts walk for cancer

    Cancer survivors from the Murri community and surrounding health organisations have participated in the inaugural walk for cancer in Brisbane's Musgrave Park.

  47. Croakey - Some lessons from a major evaluation of efforts to improve care for Indigenous people with chronic diseases

    An innovative evaluation of the major federal investment in Closing the Gap - the Indigenous Chronic Disease Package (ICDP) – has highlighted the tendency of such programs to be of most benefit for higher performing health services.

  48. The Conversation: Indigenous child health improves when fruit and veg are cheap

    Providing subsidised fruit and vegetable scheme to low-income Indigenous families in northern New South Wales improves children’s health and significantly reduces antibiotic use, a new study has found.

  49. Radio Australia: Research shows smoking rates declining among Indigenous Australians

    It's not often we hear good news about health indicators for Indigenous Australians, but a new report has found that the number of heavy smokers within Australia's Indigenous population has almost halved in the past 20 years.

  50. A bold new vision

    Menzies welcomes its new director, renowned kidney specialist and public health expert, Alan Cass.

  51. Overview

    Mental illnesses are among the fastest growing health problems nationwide and Indigenous Australians are at high risk. Menzies' researchers are seeking to prevent mental illness by identifying the tools and methods people and...

  52. Overview

    Aims: To engage with managers, service providers, Aboriginal Mental Health Workers and communities to explore mental health in remote communities and to find new ways to deliver services. Summary: The five year action research...

  53. Overview

    Aims: To develop and validate assessments of brain function (cognition) and mental health that are appropriate for use with Indigenous people To provide appropriate assessments with normative criterion and data, for the valid assessmen...

  54. Selected publications

    Reupert, A., Maybery, D., Cox, M., and Scott Stokes, E. (2015). Place of family in recovery models for those with a mental illness. International Journal of Mental Health Nursing, 24, 495–506. doi: 10.1111/in...

  55. Child Rights Forum

    Q&A style panel event hosted by Menzies School of Health Research and CDU School of Law

  56. Menzies melioidosis project recognised among Australia's best

    A Menzies project has been recognised amongst the nation’s premier research projects by Australia’s peak body for health and medical research.

  57. Overview

    What is the research about? Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people with chronic kidney disease (CKD) may suffer distress and poor mental health from living with a chronic illness, travelling away from family and country to receive treatment...

  58. NHMRC project snapshot: Dr Steve Tong

    Menzies' Post-doctoral Research Fellow Dr Steve Tong was recently awarded a competitive grant and a fellowship as part of the National Health and Medical Research Council's yearly multi-million dollar funding round.

  59. Reconciliation through social media

    To celebrate National Reconciliation Week 2013 (27 May – 3 June), the staff at Menzies School of Health Research (Menzies) have braved a camera lens to share their thoughts on what reconciliation and recognition means to them.

  60. Menzies research shines on the national stage

    Menzies has been awarded federal funding for 11 competitive grants and fellowships to help improve outcomes for disadvantaged populations in Australia and the Asia-Pacific region.

  61. Traditional food trends in remote Northern Territory communities

    The majority of Aboriginal people living in remote Northern Territory communities are regularly using traditional foods in their diets according to research from Menzies School of Health Research published in the Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health today

  62. Health to shine at Close The Gap Day Charity Breakfast

    An opportunity to hear from leading Indigenous health experts about inventive new ways they are closing the gap is set to draw some of the Territory’s most influential and iconic identities for a formal charity breakfast.

  63. The online ashtray

    The story behind a creative campaign for slashing smoking among Indigenous youth.

  64. Selected publications

    Nagel, T. & Thompson, C. (2008). Motivational care planning – self management in indigenous mental health. Australian Family Physician, 37(12), 996-1000. Nagel, T., Thompson, C., Robinson, G., Condon, J. & Trauer, T...

  65. NT health champion honoured

    Shadow Indigenous Affairs Minister, Senator Nigel Scullion, has paid tribute to to Dr Sue Sayers, who has been named as the recipient of the highest award offered by the Darwin-based Menzies School of Health Research, the Menzies Medallion.

  66. Menzies ear and hearing health program wins $2.5 million in ‘research excellence’ funding

    A leading ear and hearing health collaborative research program led by Menzies was today declared a ‘Centre of Research Excellence (CRE)’ and awarded funding of $2.5 million over five years.

  67. Menzies secures critical funding for malaria and tropical health research

    The millions of people worldwide who suffer from malaria and other tropical infections each year will benefit from the awarding of a federal fellowship to one of the country's leading clinical researchers in tropical health.

  68. Addressing racism in Australia's health system.

    Menzies research fellow, Dr Paul Lawton features on Radio Nationals Life Matters discussing research which shows Indigenous Australians experience discrimination in a range of ways when navigating the health system.

  69. MacKillop funding bolsters Good Tucker in Nyirripi

    A Menzies project which aims to support better nutrition in remote Aboriginal communities has been awarded $9000 in funding by the Mary MacKillop Foundation.

  70. Overview

    Summary: ‘Brain stories’ is a concept of developing tools to understand and communicate the way that substance abuse and mental health affect the brain and behaviour for Indigneous people. Taking an empirical approach to knowled...

  71. NHMRC fellowship snapshot: Dr Steve Tong

    Menzies' Post-doctoral Research Fellow Dr Steve Tong was recently awarded a competitive grant and a fellowship as part of the National Health and Medical Research Council's yearly multi-million dollar funding round.

  72. Publications

    Povey, J., Mills, P.P., Dingwall, K.M., Lowell, A., Singer, J., Rotumah, D., et al. (2016). Acceptability of Mental Health Apps for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians: A Qualitative Study. Journal of Medical Internet Research, 18...

  73. Australia’s first Indigenous kidney specialist wins Harry Christian Giese Award

    Australia’s first Indigenous kidney specialist and clinical nephrologist, Menzies’ Dr Jaqui Hughes has been named as the 2016 recipient of the Harry Christian Giese – Research into Action Award to champion the translation of her research findings into medical interventions.

  74. NHMRC fellowship snapshot: Kim Hare

    Menzies' Senior Research Officer Kim Hare was recently awarded a Peter Doherty Australian Biomedical Fellowship as part of the National Health and Medical Research Council's yearly multi-million dollar funding round.

  75. 730NT: New Director of the Menzies School of Health Research

    Kidney disease expert Professor Alan Cass takes over the reins at Menzies.

  76. Mental health experts address health equity and access to treatment through the use of digital media

    An Alice Springs health workshop has received a record number of registrations from clinicians looking for new tools that will bring mental health services to the forefront of the digital age.

  77. Graduate Diploma in Health Research

    Equips students with the skills to design and apply health research methodologies.

  78. Public health and health research courses

    Provide students with an effective framework and reliable tools to enable them to comprehend and tackle complex population health and social issues.

  79. Researcher brings Indigenous gambling and smoking into focus with funding boost

    The hundreds of communities nationwide that suffer the detrimental social and health effects of gambling and smoking will benefit from new research out of Menzies.

  80. Selected publications

    Dingwall, K . (2015). Evaluation of a culturally adapted training course in Indigenous e-mental health. Australian Psychiatry, 1-6. Dingwall, K. (2015). “Like Drawing Into Sand”: Acceptability, Feasibility, and Appropria...

  81. Improving diabetes outcomes for mothers and babies

    Improving clinical care for women with diabetes in pregnancy, and improving the future health outcomes of mothers and babies, are key aims of the Northern Territory Diabetes in Pregnancy Partnership Project (PANDORA).

  82. NHMRC career fellowship: Dr Josh Davis

    Menzies infectious diseases specialist, Dr Josh Davis was recently awarded a Career Development Fellowship as part of the National Health and Medical Research Council’s (NHMRC) yearly multi-million dollar funding round. Josh’s fellowship...

  83. Graduate Diploma in Public Health

    Equips students with the tools to identify, understand, manage and respond to complex health and social issues.

  84. Menzies secures 2016 NHMRC funding for groundbreaking projects

    Innovation and transformation are at the heart of the Menzies School of Health Research (Menzies) projects which have secured funding in the highly competitive NHMRC grant round.

  85. NHMRC fellow shapshot: Dr Paul Lawton

    Menzies research fellow, Dr Paul Lawton was recently awarded an Early Career Fellowship as part of the National Health and Medical Research Council’s (NHMRC) yearly multi-million dollar funding round. Paul’s fellowship provides support f...

  86. Mental health and suicide prevention

    Helping communities and individuals to stay strong.

  87. Rheumatic heart disease program in East Timor 'saving lives' with 'simple' penicillin injections

    Australian doctors are working with East Timorese health workers to screen and treat children and young people with the illness, using methods similar to those used in Australia.

  88. Master of Public Health

    Enables students to advance their skills to better identify, understand, manage and respond to complex health and social issues.

  89. Ladies Long Lunch | HealthLAB fundraiser

    Darwin Convention Centre -  The 2017 Darwin Ladies Long Lunch will continue the strong health message promoted by the Menzies School of Health, while raising valuable funds to continue this work in our community.  

  90. Publications

    Povey, J., Mills, P., Dingwall, K.,  Lowell, A., Singer, J., Rotumah, D., Bennett-Levy, J., & Nagel, T. (2016). Acceptability of Mental Health Apps for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians: A Qualitative Study. Journal of ...

  91. Red hot Alice puts mums and bubs at risk

    Three Menzies staff - Professor Anne Chang, Dr Gurmeet Singh and Dr Elizabeth McDonald - were involved in this study. The paper, published in the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, linked preterm births with extreme heat.

  92. Eric Makoni

    Studying Public Health; a journey/course which challenged me as a health professional to confront complex health issues and challenges that affect society in many ways.

  93. About

    Biography: Karen has a background in project management in the areas of health information, workforce, health promotion and mental health in the Northern Territory.  She has recently worked in Tonga as a health information adviser implementing ...

  94. Positive Birth Outcomes For FLU Vaccine During Pregnacy

    Almost 2500 women had the vaccination, while more than 4600 opted not to. Menzies School of Health Research PhD student and lead author Lisa McHugh said they found no clinically significant differences in infants’ birthweight or gestational age at birth between the two groups of women.

  95. Master of Public Health - International Student Visa Holders

    Enables students to advance their skills to better identify, understand, manage and respond to complex health and social issues.

  96. 2016 Alan Walker Child Health Lecture Series

    “Improving Indigenous Child Health: What works and what’s new” Presented by Menzies in collaboration with the Department of Paediatrics, RDH

  97. Menzies director Alan Cass podcast on Territory FM

    Professor Alan Cass, discusses how rigorous research that explores patterns in health and disease – in collaboration with Indigenous communities – is key to improving health.

  98. Sod turned for $46m research facility for leading Indigenous health institute

    Federal Minister for Indigenous Affairs Warren Snowdon and Northern Territory Minister for Health Kon Vatskalis have turned the ‘first sod’ in celebration of the Menzies School of Health Research new multimillion dollar building project.

  99. Esteemed kidney specialist appointed as new Director of Menzies School of Health Research

    A leading Australian kidney specialist will take the helm at the Northern Territory’s Menzies School of Health Research (Menzies), following a six-month global search for a world-class director and health researcher.

  100. Media alert: Darwin e-Mental Health Showcase

    An upcoming forum held by Menzies will showcase new and innovative electronic resources for delivering mental health care.

  101. Forge: Thirty years of passion and results for Indigenous health

    Professor Alan Cass has great passion for the Menzies School of Health Research’s past and present: its incredible legacy of improving health outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people over 30 years of age, and its vital work in the field today.

  102. Improving Indigenous health through IQI recognised as a Centre of Research Excellence

    A pioneering research project which aims to improve Indigenous health outcomes by accelerating and strengthening large-scale primary health care quality improvement efforts has been recognised as a national Centre of Research Excellence.

  103. NHMRC project snapshot: Kylie Dingwall

    Menzies' postdoctoral research fellow, Dr Kylie Dingwall, was recently awarded a competitive grant as part of the National Health and Medical Research Council's (NHMRC) yearly multi-million dollar funding round.

  104. Bio Med Central: Indigenous perspectives on active living in remote Australia

    Indigenous perspectives on active living in remote Australia: a qualitative exploration of the socio-cultural link between health, the environment and economics.

  105. Forum to focus on NT child rights

    Health and law experts will discuss the rights of children in the Northern Territory at two events, hosted by Menzies School of Health Research and Charles Darwin University’s School of Law.

  106. Barriers to Indigenous follow-up health care identified

    THE uptake of Indigenous-specific health assessments is on the rise, but follow-up care remains problematic with many barriers identified in research published in the Medical Journal of Australia. The $805 million Indigenous Chronic Disease Package (ICDP) was introduced in 2010 by the Australian Government to increase the delivery of health assessments and appropriate follow-up.

  107. National Indigenous News Service: Cancer awareness walk to be held in Brisbane

    A number of health organisations in Brisbane are collaborating to hold an event to raise awareness and dispel myths about cancer among Indigenous Australians.

  108. No long term benefits for NT Government alcohol rehab program

    NT Government's forced alcohol rehab program found to be expensive, with no long-term health impacts. The evaluation of the program, conducted by PwC's Indigenous Consulting and the Menzies School of Health Research.

  109. ABC News: Care options call to protect Aboriginal children

    A child psychiatrist from the Menzies School of Health Research says alternative long-term care options are necessary to protect vulnerable Aboriginal children.

  110. Mental health is important for everyone

  111. Territory researchers win national awards

    Two researchers from Menzies School of Health Research were recognised for their contribution to the science community at the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Gala Dinner held at Parliament House in Canberra last night.

  112. Child health and development

    Our work investigates how we can improve the health of Indigenous children so they can have the best start in life.

  113. On the road again: Nation's oldest and largest Aboriginal health study

    The oldest and largest study of Aboriginal people in Australia has begun its fourth wave of data collection.

  114. Early years crucial for Indigenous education

    Professor Sven Silburn, director of Menzies' Centre for Child Development and Education comments on the Australian Medical Association Report Card on Indigenous Health in the Canberra Times.

  115. About

    Biography: Merrilee has extensive experience working in the not-for profit sector in research, evaluation and service development roles. She has a particular interest in mental health, disability and women’s health and has worked on a range of...

  116. Health and Law Research Workshop and Student Showcase

    Hosted by Menzies School of Health Research and CDU School of Law Keynote address: Emeritus Professor Colleen Cartwright, expert on Euthanasia Law

  117. Samantha Mills

    Samantha graduated from the Master of Public Health in 2017. Why did you choose to study public health?  I chose to study public health, as working in the Kimberley and the Northern Territory we are often faced notifiabl...

  118. Call to prevent hearing loss and improve school readiness in young children

    In recognition of Hearing Awareness Week (August 21-27), leading ear health experts at Menzies School of Health Research (Menzies) are calling for more investment in the prevention and treatment of ear disease and hearing loss in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children.

  119. NT Government - Gambling Prevalence Survey Released

    A study from the Menzies School of Health Research, released by the Territory Government, shows gambling participation declined significantly.

  120. Kathy Sadler

    "My public health qualification gave me confidence to apply for a leadership position in an area of public health," Kathy Sadler, CEO, Cancer Council Northern Territory

  121. The evaluation of Northern Territory’s smoke-free prison policy: successes and unexpected results

    An evaluation of the Northern Territory’s smoke free prison policy has been published today in the online journal, Public Health Research & Practice.

  122. Research reveals new target to fight tuberculosis

    New research from the Menzies School of Health Research could open the door to the development of new treatments for Tuberculosis (TB).

  123. Researcher of the month: Dr David Thomas

    Doctor goes to war on a world of smoking.

  124. Kids get kidney message

    EARLY education is the best way to bring down the NT's sky-high rate of kidney disease, according to Kidney Health Australia medical adviser Alan Cass.

  125. Severe hep B strain afflicts indigenous population

    INDIGENOUS Territorians with hepatitis B suffer from an aggressive strain of the virus not found anywhere else in the world, researchers from Menzies School of Health Research have found.

  126. Shared Territory: Ethics across borders

    With health research taking flight in East Timor the Menzies School of Health Research has an inspiring partnership with one of the world’s newest nations.

  127. Primary health care and health systems research

  128. HOT NORTH

    Aims to build capacity of health services and develop a unified response to critical health issues affecting Northern Australia.

  129. Rheumatic heart disease researchers on mission

    The Northern Territory has the highest rate of rheumatic heart disease in the world, which is partly due to poor living conditions such as overcrowded housing, said Associate Professor Anna Ralph from the Menzies School of Health Research.

  130. Study reveals true cost of smoking to the Territory

    Smoking tobacco costs the Territory more than $5,000 per Territorian aged over 14 years, according to a new study conducted by the South Australian Centre for Economic Studies for the Menzies School of Health Research (Menzies).

  131. Adult male farmers most at risk of contracting monkey malaria in Malaysia

    Lead author, Menzies School of Health Research research fellow, Dr Matthew Grigg has specialised in identifying and researching risk factors and treatment for P. knowlesi malaria in Sabah, Malaysian Borneo.

  132. Overview

    Summary:  Who is the AIMhi app for? The AIMhi Stay Strong App is designed to focus on wellbeing and is for use with Indigenous clients by Aboriginal Health Workers, nurses, GPs, allied health professionals, community workers a...

  133. Research reveals concerning nutrition outcomes in remote communities

    Some remote Indigenous communities are spending as little as 2.2 per cent of total food expenditure on fruit and just 5.4 per cent on vegetables according to a study by the Menzies School of Health Research, published in the latest issue of the Medical Journal of Australia.

  134. Graduate Diploma in Health Research

    The Graduate Diploma of Health Research develops skills in: research design; epidemiology; quantitative and qualitative research methodologies and application of evidence-based health research skills within the broader health sector and health professi...

  135. About us

    The Menzies School of Health Research is Australia’s only Medical Research Institute dedicated to improving Indigenous health and wellbeing.

  136. About

    Biography: Selma worked cross-culturally in Brazil for over five years as a nutritionist in primary health sector in both private and public settings. Selma undertook her PhD research project at the Queensland University of Technology to i...

  137. Mobile health lab to visit remote communities

    An interactive mobile health laboratory will visit four Northern Territory communities this week as part of National Science Week.

  138. National boost for new Indigenous and tropical health research

    The Menzies School of Health Research (Menzies) has been awarded federal funding for 12 competitive grants and fellowships to help improve outcomes for disadvantaged populations in Australia and the Asia- Pacific region.

  139. Global and tropical health

    Menzies’ Global and Tropical Health Division works with a diverse range of regional health services and institutes in the Asia-Pacific.

  140. Indigenous celebrities back new national 'NoSmokes' website to slash youth smoking

    Comedian Sean Choolburra, Bangarra dance troupe performer Rarriwuy Hick, and hip hop singer Corey "Yung Nooky" Webster have teamed with the Menzies School of Health Research on an innovative multimedia anti-smoking project targeting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander teens.

  141. Overview

    In remote Indigenous communities, access to typical drugs of abuse can be restricted due to geographical or social policy constraints. In these unique contexts, the substances and patterns of use can differ markedly from elsewhere in Australia. ...

  142. Better health through research

    Health research discoveries save, extend and improve millions of lives each year, accounting for half of all advances in health globally. Improved access to health services is the other major factor; the Menzies School of Health Research works acros...

  143. The Rioli Fund for Aboriginal Health

    Welcome to The Rioli Fund for Aboriginal Health The Rioli Fund for Aboriginal Health has been established in conjunction with the Menzies School of Health Research to raise support for research into issues that impact upon the health and well-be...

  144. Menzies supports release of new National Indigenous Suicide Strategy

    Indigenous suicide prevention experts from the Menzies School of Health Research (Menzies) have welcomed the Australian Government’s new National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Suicide Prevention Strategy released today.

  145. Health and Nutrition: from Timor to the Territory

    A unique health and nutrition program has brought six senior nutritionists from Timor Leste to spend this week at Royal Darwin Hospital to receive practical training in nutrition from the hospital’s dietitians.

  146. Gabrielle McCallum

    I have a passion to help improve the health and wellbeing of Indigenous Australians, in particular children through research.

  147. Selected publications

    Bailie R., Stevens M., & McDonald E. L. (2014). Impact of housing improvement and the socio-physical environment on the mental health of children's carers: a cohort study in Australian aboriginal communities. BMC Public Health, 14, 472....

  148. Global and tropical health

  149. Primary health care and health systems research

    An important component of Closing the Gap.

  150. Live the tropical life: PhD and honours study opportunities in Darwin

    Take up the opportunity of a lifetime, and come and study at Menzies School of Health Research.

  151. Menzies Oration

    Newly appointed CEO of the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Professor Anne Kelso has been announced as the 2015 Menzies Orator.

  152. Current projects

    Optimum Thiamine Intervention (OpT In) Trial E-Mental health in Practice Wellbeing Intervention for Chronic Kidney Disease (WICKD): A trial of the AIMhi Stay Strong App Dementia Among Aboriginal People In Aged Care Cognitive response to thia...

  153. My story: Gabrielle McCallum, nurse and PhD candidate

    Meet our winner of the 2012 NT Nursing and Midwifery Excellence Award for ‘Education, Research and Innovation’.

  154. Preventive health

    A significant proportion of Menzies' work is in disease treatment research, but we also recognise that preventive health measures have an important role to play in improving overall health outcomes.  

  155. Pioneering research hopes to improve Indigenous lung health

    The first ever detailed study of the bacteriology of bronchiectasis in Indigenous children has been undertaken to better understand and prevent the disease progression.

  156. Pioneering skin sores research to improve health of children globally

    A NT-based research project investigating alternative and more practical treatments for skin sores is set to benefit the millions of children worldwide who suffer from this infection.

  157. NHMRC fellowship snapshot: Dr Emma McMahon

    Menzies’ Dr Emma McMahon was recently awarded an Early Career Fellowship as part of the National Health and Medical Research Council’s latest multi-million dollar funding round. Emma’s fellowship provides support for her salar...

  158. Study outlines opportunities for improving reproductive health among young Indigenous women

  159. Resources

    AIMhi pictorial care plan AIMhi Stay Strong iPad App AIMhi Stay Strong Android App AIMhi Stay Strong Planning | Brief Treatment Manual AIMhi anxiety AIMhi brief wellbeing screener AIMhi brief yarning about wellbeing AIMHi delirium AI...

  160. Share a story

    Do you have an interesting story about the history of Menzies School of Health Research?

  161. Funders and collaborators

    Funders: Four country project: AusAID Pacific Public Health Sector Linkages Project. Collaborators: Solomon Islands Ministry of Health Tuvalu Ministry of Health Nauru Ministry of Health Kiribati Minis...

  162. A bright scientific mind leaves his mark on Indigenous health

    Early in the 1980s, a young medical student sat with a crisis. He’d chosen to study medicine after tossing up the options of engineering or law – and he wanted his choice to count.

  163. Current projects

    E-Mental Health in Practice (eMHPrac) Wellbeing Intervention for Chronic Kidney Disease (WICKD)

  164. Research reveals decline in Indigenous heavy smokers

    The number of Indigenous heavy smokers has fallen significantly according to a study by the Menzies School of Health Research.

  165. About

    As a prospective Aboriginal life course study, the main aim is to assess the effect of early life factors, birth and childhood, on later physical and mental health, and to examine which factors influence these across the life course. This study ...

  166. About

    Biography: Louise provides educational leadership for the Charles Darwin University (CDU) Public Health and Health Research postgraduate degree programs and oversees the administrative management of the Menzies cohort of CDU higher degree by researc...

  167. Val Asche Prize for Academic Excellence 2013

    Congratulations to Rachel Conn and Zeina Hayes who have been awarded the 2013 Val Asche Prize for Academic Excellence.

  168. 2011 Fulbright Northern Territory Scholar

    Menzies researcher Dr Steven Tong has been awarded a prestigious Fulbright Scholarship for his critical research into golden staph, a major cause of severe community and hospital acquired infections.

  169. Funders and Collaborators

    Funders: NHMRC Global Alliance for Chronic Diseases Grant Collaborators:  Project Partners: Wuchopperen Health Service Mamu Health Service Gurriny Yealamucka Health Service  Queensland Health  Apunipima Cape Y...

  170. NT RHD Evening Symposium 2016

    Free acute rheumatic fever and rheumatic heart disease seminar for health professionals, students and people who work in Indigenous communities.

  171. Overview

    Aims: To produce practical and locally relevant information that health centres can use to improve health promotion service delivery.    Objectives: To develop and implement processes that will assess the quality of serv...

  172. $25k grant boosts lung researcher

    A HEALTH researcher who is tackling some of the world's highest rates of respiratory disease in Aboriginal children in the Northern Territory has won a $25,000 national grant.

  173. Child health and development

  174. Training and professional development

    Menzies School of Health Research offers a range of professional development programs delivered by local specialists in public health and health research. They provide the opportunity to extend knowledge, skills and career opportunities in po...

  175. Researcher tackles NT respiratory disease

    A health researcher who is tackling some of the world's highest rates of respiratory disease in indigenous children in the Northern Territory has won a $25,000 national grant to further her fight.

  176. Professor Rosemary Calder AM

    Patron profile Professor Rosemary Calder AM  is the Director of the  newly established Australian Health Policy Collaboration at Victoria University in Melbourne. Prior to the establishment of the AHPC in July 2015, Rosemary was Director, ...

  177. Deloitte report launch

    The Deloitte Access Economics report on the Social and Economic Contribution of the Menzies School of Health Research in 2015 was launched on Tuesday 26 July 2016 at the Deloitte offices in Sydney, at a luncheon hosted by Keith Jones, the Chairman of Deloitte Australia.

  178. Menzies to lead development of Australia's first National Indigenous Suicide Prevention Strategy

    Menzies School of Health Research has welcomed the Australian Government’s decision to appoint it to help develop the nation’s first National Indigenous Suicide Prevention Strategy.

  179. Research: petrol sniffing on decline

    Petrol sniffing rates in Indigenous communities have declined since the introduction of low aromatic unleaded fuel (LAF), a study by Menzies School of Health Research has revealed.

  180. About

    Biography: Robyn Aitken is a PhD prepared nurse with national and international experience in health service and professional leadership, research and evaluation, health policy, and health professional teaching, learning and curriculum design. Sh...

  181. Vision, mission and values

    To improve health outcomes through excellence and leadership in research and training.

  182. About

    Biography: Jenne is the Evaluation Manager at Menzies School of Health Research, where she has worked since 2011. Her team undertakes a range of client commissioned research and evaluation, including program design, theory of change and prog...

  183. Degrees by research

    Interested in undertaking a higher degree by research with Menzies, the nation's leader in Indigenous and tropical health research?

  184. National consultations seek answers to Indigenous suicide

    The Menzies School of Health Research will this week embark on a nationwide consultation on the development of Australia’s first national Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Suicide Prevention Strategy.

  185. Food price gap shows need for subsidies and promo deals for remote areas

    Every year in the Northern Territory, government and non-government public health nutritionists gather data on the cost of a standardised basket of food.

  186. New study to investigate drivers of Indigenous suicide

    The Menzies School of Health Research (Menzies) will investigate the key drivers of suicide attempts and opportunities for prevention amongst Indigenous Australians in a new study.

  187. Funders and collaborators

    Funders: Department of Health, Queensland Department of Health, Northern Territory Department of Health Western Australia: Western Australia Country Health Service Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs (...

  188. Study probes answers to memory loss for problem drinkers

    Menzies School of Health Research (Menzies) have announced a new project which could have global implications for preventing memory loss and other neurological problems for problem drinkers.

  189. Talking About the Smokes

    A collaboration between Menzies, the National Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation (NACCHO) and a number of other research institutions and Aboriginal community controlled health services (ACCHSs).

  190. Key staff

    Key staff: Ross Bailie Jenny Brands Gill Schierhout Frances Cunningham Veronica Matthews Jodie Bailie  Collaborators: Northern Territory Department of Health AMSANT Queensland Health Queensland Aboriginal and Torre...

  191. Menzies honour for specialist

    Long-serving Darwin paediatrician and specialist in Aboriginal health Sue Sayers has been awarded the Menzies Medallion, the highest award offered by the Menzies School of Health Research.

  192. New resources to improve management of sexually transmitted infections

    The development of a pioneering sexual health clinical audit tool is set to improve the quality of sexual health services for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people across the country.

  193. Research endorses national standard for assessment of kidney function in Indigenous Australians

    A new Menzies School of Health Research (Menzies) study has backed the nation’s standard kidney function test for Indigenous Australians, deeming it accurate and valid.

  194. Our Journey

    Long before it was recognised as one of Australia’s leading Indigenous and tropical health medical research institutes, Menzies began as a vision to understand and improve the difficult and complex health problems faced by Aboriginal communities ...

  195. Overview

    Health promotion aims to encourage and support individuals, families and communities to have a healthy lifestyle that reduces the risk of illness or disease. An ideal form of comprehensive primary health care, articulated through the Alma Ata De...

  196. Colloquium to unearth research that works

    The exciting science of translating health research into large-scale change will be the focus of an upcoming colloquium to be held at Charles Darwin University on 26 October.

  197. Publications

    Dingwall, K.M., Puszka, S., Sweet, M., & Nagel, T. (2015). “Like drawing into sand”: Acceptability, feasibility and appropriateness of a new e-mental health resource for service providers working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Isl...

  198. Education and training

    Menzies’ Education and Training team coordinates and delivers the Charles Darwin University (CDU) postgraduate public health and health research courses and administratively supports higher degree research (HDR) students. Our lecturers and resear...

  199. About

    Biography: Dr Belton is a medical anthropologist and midwife with clinical experience in community health, women's health, family planning and refugee health. She has an adjunct position as senior researcher at Charles Darwin University (CDU...

  200. Condolence Statement - Dr M Yunupingu

    The staff and students at Menzies School of Health Research (Menzies) offer their deepest condolences to the Yunupingu family on the passing of Dr M Yunupingu.

  201. Patient 314 - Unearthing a mystery

    Like an episode of 'House', a research team at the Menzies School of Health Research is on the trail of one of the most unique clinical cases ever seen in its 28 year history. The United States Government considers it to be one of the deadli...

  202. MJA Podcast on the clinical experience of patients with hepatitis C virus infection.

    Associate Professor Joshua Davis is a Principal Research Fellow with the Menzies School of Health Research. He is the coauthor of a Short Report on the clinical experience of patients with hepatitis C virus infection among Australian GP trainees.

  203. Postgraduate coursework

    Our public health courses provide students with an effective framework and reliable tools which will enable them to comprehend and tackle complex population health and social issues in cross-cultural, local and global environments. The health research ...

  204. ABCD National Research Partnership

    Works to improve the quality of primary health care available to Indigenous people.

  205. Scholarships

    Nursing and Allied Health Scholarship and Support Scheme (NAHSSS):   Services for Australian Rural and Remote Allied Health (SARRAH) administers the Allied Health Streams of the Nursing and Allied Health Scholarship and Support Scheme. ...

  206. Awards and prizes

    Awarded by the Menzies Board to groups or individuals who have made a considerable contribution to health.

  207. CAAMA Radio | Traditional food trends

    Menzies researcher and lead author Megan Ferguson speaks to CAAMA's Paul Wiles about the publication of Traditional food availability and consumption in remote Aboriginal communities in the Northern Territory in the prestigious Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health.

  208. World first research shows shocking numbers of preventable deaths from gaps in kidney failure treatment

    Research by Menzies director Professor Alan Cass in collaboration with The George Institute for Global Health has shown that more than two million people globally die unnecessarily every year because they cannot access treatment for kidney failure (dialysis or a kidney transplant).

  209. Nutrition

    Diet is the leading contributor to the burden of disease for all Australians. Dietary improvement is essential to closing the gap in health, education and life expectancy for Indigenous Australians.

  210. Human Research Ethics Committee

    The Human Research Ethics Committee (HREC) of the Northern Territory (NT) Department of Health and Menzies School of Health Research is registered and operates in accordance with the National Health and Medical Research Council's (NHMRC) Natio...

  211. About us

    The Menzies School of Health Research is Australia’s only medical research institute dedicated to improving Indigenous health and wellbeing. We have a 29-year history of scientific discovery and public health achievement. Menzies was e...

  212. Key staff

    Key staff: Ross Bailie Jenny Brands Gill Schierhout Frances Cunningham Veronica Matthews Jodie Bailie. Collaborators: The Lowitja Institute La Trobe University Northern Territory Department of Health AMSANT Queensland...

  213. Judith Myers

    Studying at Menzies has opened up more opportunities; through my engagement at Menzies I've continued working on Indigenous nutrition projects and work in Timor-Leste.

  214. Education and training

    Education and training Menzies’ Education and Training team coordinates and delivers the Charles Darwin University postgraduate public health and health research courses and administratively supports higher degree research students. Our le...

  215. Support us

    Support us Menzies School of Health Research relies on the generosity of supporters to ensure that our work in Indigenous and tropical health research is translated into health service initiatives that deliver real and sustainable improvements for d...

  216. Indigenous Reference Group

    The Menzies Child Health Division Indigenous Reference Group is intended to provide high level strategic advice to the Child Health Division. The members of the Indigenous Reference Group are: Professor Anne Chang, Menzies School of Health Res...

  217. Global health | Taking NT know-how to the world

    Speakers: Brendon Douglas | Partnerships in Asia, Professor Ric Price | Malaria, Dr Nick Coatsworth | National Critical Care and Trauma Response Centre, Dr Julie Brimblecombe | Nutrition and Food Security

  218. Funders and collaborators

    Funders: Commonwealth Department of Health and Ageing. Collaborators: Northern Territory Department of Health Environmental Health Division.

  219. Current projects

    AIMhi NT BEAT depression and substance misuse Cultural security and care planning Screening and treatment for alcohol related trauma (START) Yarning about gambling Yarning about mental health.

  220. Collaborators

    Collaborators  Sunrise Health Aboriginal corporation  Wurli Wurlinjang Health Service Miwatj Health Aboriginal Corporation Anyinginyi Health Aboriginal Corporation Katherine West Health Board Aboriginal Corporation Central Aus...

  221. About

    The Rioli Fund for Aboriginal Health has been established, in conjunction with the Menzies School of Health Research, to raise support for research into issues that impact upon the health and well-being of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Austr...

  222. Funders and collaborators

    Collaborators: Fiji Ministry of Health Centre for International Child Health, University of Melbourne Telethon Child Health Research Institute Cardiology Department, Starship Hospital Auckland, New Zealand.  

  223. How to apply

    All postgraduate public health courses are accredited through Charles Darwin University (CDU) and delivered through the Menzies School of Health Research by public health professionals and experts in their fields. How to apply (Domestic Students)...

  224. Youth engagement

    Menzies School of Health Research's Youth Engagement Strategy is designed to provide and enhance interactions with health researchers for Northern Territory youth. Activities are designed to attract youth to a career in health, research and or admi...

  225. Mark Lock

    Mark graduated with a Master of Public Health (MPH) from Menzies in 2003. "I look back on my MPH with Menzies with only positive regard. A great experience of a high quality course!" said Mark. Why did you choose to study...

  226. Overview

    To make a difference, high quality health research needs to be taken up into routine practice by health care providers, managers, funders and regulators. At Menzies we are building an evidence base to improve the methods through which&...

  227. About

    Biography: Belinda has dedicated over 18 years to Indigenous health in both nursing and health research capacity in the Northern Territory. Her interest in Indigenous health and particularly early antecendents of chronic disease led to her joini...

  228. Funders and collaborators

    Funders: National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC). Collaborators: Professor Amanda Leach, Menzies School of Health Research Professor Anne Chang, Menzies School of Health Research and Queensland Children&rsquo...

  229. Contact us

    Location: Menzies School of Health Research John Mathews Building (JMB) Building 58, Royal Darwin Hospital Campus Darwin, NT Mail to:  Ethics administration officer Human Research Ethics Committee of the Northern...

  230. Funders and collaborators

    Collaborators: Albion Street Centre Boab Health Service Charles Darwin University Deakin University Food and Agriculture Organization Fred Hollows Foundation John Snow International Mahidol Universit...

  231. Resources

    Resources portal Visit our resources portal to download and purchase an array of fact sheets, flip charts, DVDs, brochures and more. Research areas include: Alcohol Cancer Ears Heart Hygiene Lungs ...

  232. Petrol sniffing on the decline in Indigenous communities

    Petrol sniffing rates in Indigenous communities have declined since the introduction of low aromatic unleaded fuel (LAF), a study by Menzies School of Health Research (Menzies) has found. The results of this study were released today by Senator the Hon Nigel Scullion Minister for Indigenous Affairs.

  233. Funders and collaborators

    Funders: National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC). Collaborators: Telethon Institute for Child Health Research Baker IDI Heart and Diabetes Institute Northern Territory Department of Health Univers...

  234. Publications

    Cunningham, F.C., Ferguson-Hill, S., Matthews, V. & Bailie, R. (2016) Leveraging quality improvement through use of the systems assessment tool in Indigenous primary health care services: a mixed methods study. BMC Health Services Research, 16, ...

  235. Selected publications

    Thompson, S.L., Chenhall, R.D., & Brimblecombe, J.K. (2013). Indigenous perspectives on active living in remote Australia: a qualitative exploration of the socio-cultural link between health, the environment and economics. BMC Public He...

  236. About

    Biography: Karen is an epidemiologist and a  registered nurse/midwife with over 35 years’ experience. The first ten years of Karen’s health career were spent working as a Remote Area Nurse with the NT Department of Health (DoH) and ...

  237. Funders and collaborators

    Funders: The Fred Hollows Foundation Collaborators: Co-researchers and key advisors: Dr Elaine Lawurrpa Maypilama, researcher, Menzies School of Health Research Assoc Prof Julie Brimblecombe, senior research fellow, Menz...

  238. HealthLAB meets Halkitis

    Halkitis Bros. invited the Menzies School of Health Research, HealthLAB to visit our concrete plant in June 2015. Personnel from four divisions participated in face-to-face interactions with clinical co-ordinators and trained staff.  

  239. Menzies secures critical funding to improve heart health

    The quality of research at Menzies has again been recognised, this time through the Heart Foundation Research Program Awards.

  240. About

    Biography: Karen has worked in the field of global health in project management and academic roles, in various countries including South Sudan, Democratic Republic of Congo and Pakistan. She has worked for the World Health Organization’s Healt...

  241. Funders and collaborators

    Funders:  National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC). Collaborators: Professor Anne Chang, Menzies School of Health Research Professor Peter Morris, Menzies School of Health Research Keith Grimwood, Q...

  242. NHMRC fellowship snapshot: Professor Joan Cunningham

    Menzies' Senior Principal Research Fellow Professor Joan Cunningham was recently awarded a research fellowship as part of the National Health and Medical Research Council's yearly multi-million dollar funding round.

  243. Funders and collaborators

    Funders: National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC)  Collaborators: Heidi Smith‐Vaughan, Menzies School of Health Research Allen Cheng, Monash University and The Alfred Hospital Anne Chang, Menzies ...

  244. Selected publications

    Thompson, S.L., Chenhall, R.D., & Brimblecombe, J.K. (2013). Indigenous perspectives on active living in remote Australia: A qualitative exploration of the socio-cultural link between health, the environment and economics. BMC Public Health,...

  245. Smoking, alcohol, drugs and other addictive behaviours

    The harm caused by tobacco, alcohol and other drugs is a major public health problem for Indigenous Australians.

  246. Projects

    Health promotion capacity building: tools, resources and training to strengthen health promotion practice and outcomes A structured systems approach to improving health promotion practice for chronic disease prevention in Indigenous commun...

  247. About

    Biography: Rob Commons is an infectious diseases and general medicine physician who is currently undertaking a PhD supervised by Professor Ric Price at the Global Health and Tropical Medicine Division of Menzies School of Health Research in Darwin i...

  248. Staff

    Chief investigators: Associate Professor Gail Garvey, Menzies School of Health Research Professor Joan Cunningham, Menzies School of Health Research Professor Dianne O’Connell, Cancer Council NSW Dr Patricia Valery, Menzies School of ...

  249. Associate Professor Steven Tong honoured with Frank Fenner Award

    Associate Professor Steven Tong, Infectious Diseases Physician at the Royal Melbourne Hospital and Indigenous Health Theme Leader at the Peter Doherty Institute for Infection and Immunity (Doherty Institute), has been awarded the 2017 Frank Fenner Award for Advanced Research in Infectious Diseases.

  250. Publications

    Black, A.P., Brimblecombe, J., Eyles, H., Morris, P., Vally, H., & Dea, O. (2012). Food subsidy programs and the health and nutritional status of disadvantaged families in high income countries: a systematic review. BMC Public Health, 12, 10...

  251. Overview

      Aims: To establish and evaluate the effectiveness of a community of practice to support public health nutritionists in their work with remote community stores. Summary: This project was a collaboration between Menzies School of ...

  252. Overview

    Aims: To explore strategies and approaches to facilitate collaborative work between nutritionists and community health staff and members that focuses on culturally meaningful nutrition and health promotion that is inclusive of Indigenous knowledg...

  253. Indigenous health advocate receives Honorary Doctorate

    Long-serving Indigenous researcher and educator, Lawurrpa Maypilama has been awarded an Honorary Doctorate during CDU's recent graduation ceremony.

  254. Home

    MENZIES SCHOOL OF HEALTH RESEARCH TURNS 30 The Menzies School of Health Research is proudly celebrating 30 years of research, innovation and education. Our 30 year journey has seen us grow, discover and translate research that makes a differe...

  255. Funders and collaborators

    Funders: National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Collaborators: Northern Territory Department of Health.

  256. Funders and collaborators

    Funders: National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC). Collaborators: Anne Chang, Menzies School of Health Research and Queensland Children’s Medical Research Institute Peter Morris, Menzies School of Health...

  257. Heather Wallace

    Heather Wallace – winner of the Val Asche Prize for Academic Excellence 2014 - graduated with a Master of Public Health from Menzies in 2014. Why did you choose to study public health? I visited Timor-Leste as a self-funded volunteer with t...

  258. Staff

    Chief investigators: Associate Professor Gail Garvey, Menzies School of Health Research Professor Joan Cunningham, Menzies School of Health Research Professor Dianne O’Connell, Cancer Council NSW Professor Sandra Thompson, University ...

  259. Funders and collaborators

    Funders: The Australian Government’s Department of Health Environmental Health Standing Committee (enHealth) – Working Group on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Environmental Health contributed funding towards this research....

  260. Economic Report Reveals Menzies Among Most Cost Effective in Health Research

    Economic analysis just published, reports Menzies School of Health Research is one of Australia’s most cost-effective health research institutes working to close the gap for health outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

  261. Funders and collaborators

    Funders: National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Collaborators: Arnhem Land Progress Aboriginal Corporation (ALPA) Outback Stores Community store boards The Jimmy Little Foundation The Northern Territory Department...

  262. Indigenous employment | Opportunities and challenges

    Moderator: Professor Steve Larkin | ACIKE Speakers: Steve Rossingh | NAAJA, Heather D'Antoine | Menzies associate director for Aboriginal Programs, Wendy Ah Chin | NT Dept of Health, Foster Stavridis | Danila Dilba.

  263. Angela Sheedy

    "I chose to study with Menzies as they have a great research history and I have read and referred to many of the staff research publishing’s over the years."

  264. Funders and collaborators

    Funders: National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Collaborators: Danila Dilba Health Service Miwatj Health Aboriginal Corporation Central Australian Aboriginal Congress Aboriginal Medical Services of the Northern Terr...

  265. Research turns to cold case specimens to unveil secrets in ear and lung health

    A retrospective study of 20 years of ear and lung data is being undertaken to inform improved diagnosis, prevention and treatment options for Indigenous children with middle ear and lung infections.

  266. Projects

    Flagship Priority Projects Engaging stakeholders in identifying priority evidence-practice gaps and strategies for improvement in primary health care (ESP Project) Project lead: Professor Ross Bailie, Menzies School of Health Research ABCD Nati...

  267. Researchers

    Study director: Dr Gurmeet Singh, Menzies School of Health Research Study founder: Associate Professor Susan Sayers, Menzies School of Health Research Researcher team: Belinda Davison, project manager Evan McRobb, re...

  268. Funders and collaborators

    Funders: National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC). Collaborators: Kerry-Ann O’Grady, Queensland Children’s Medical Research Institute Anne Chang, Menzies School of Health Research Keith Grimw...

  269. Overview

    Aims: To determine if interactive health communication applications (ICHA), (applications that provide health information with a decision making support mechanism), are more effective in increasing knowledge and participation in healthy beha...

  270. About

    Biography: Associate Professor Heidi Smith-Vaughan joined the Menzies School of Health Research in 1990 and was initially involved in chlamydia and melioidosis research, but for two decades her primary focus has been respiratory hea...

  271. About

    Biography: Dr A M Shamsir Ahmed is a public health epidemiologist and his research focuses on clinical and community based health interventions to improve the life and health of children and women of low and middle income countries. As an in...

  272. Funders and collaborators

    Funders: National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC). Collaborators: AMSANT Healthy Living NT Baker IDI Heart and Diabetes Institute Northern Territory Department of Health.  

  273. Staff

    Chief investigators Professor Bart Currie, Menzies School of Health Research Professor Jonathan Carapetis, Telethon Kids Institute Professor Nick Anstey, Menzies School of Health Research Professor John McBride, James Cook University Prof...

  274. Funders and collaborators

    Funders: National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC). Collaborators: Professor Anne Chang, Menzies School of Health Research Professor Peter Morris, Menzies School of Health Research Colin Robertson , Royal...

  275. Funders and collaborators

    Funders: National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC). Collaborators: Austin Health University of Melbourne University of Queensland.

  276. Research focus

    Overview: Menzies established One21seventy in 2010 following the completion of two NHMRC funded research projects, the ABCD and ABCD Extension Projects (2002 – 2009). These projects aimed to improve health outcomes by assisting Indigenous heal...

  277. About

    The Centre for Research Excellence in Respiratory Health of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Children (CRE) is a five year program of research and capacity building funded by the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) from 2012-2017....

  278. Key staff

    Key staff: Kim Mulholland Anna Roesler Aimon Riyana Jodi Phillips Jennifer Busch-Hallen. Collaborators: International Health Services, Albion Street Centre Aboriginal Medical Services Alliance...

  279. Funders and collaborators

    Funders: Rio Tinto Aboriginal Foundation The Ian Potter Foundation Cooperative Research Centre for Aboriginal Health (CRCAH) Australian Government’s Office for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health. Colla...

  280. Partnership opportunities

    We have many opportunities for partnership to assist our research and its translation.

  281. Funders and collaborators

    Funders: National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Collaborators: NT Department of Health Western Desert Nganampa Walytja Palyantjaku Tjutaku Aboriginal Corporation Queensland University of Technology University of Syd...

  282. Study plans

    Please click on the Study Plan Tab on each of the attached pages: Graduate Diploma in Health Research Study Plans Graduate Diploma in Public Health Study Plans Master of Public Health Study Plans

  283. Funders and collaborators

    Collaborators: Arnhem Land Progress Association Outback Stores NT Department of Health The George Institute for Global Health Goodman Fielder Research team: Associate Professor Julie Brimblecombe Dr Emma McMahon Rachae...

  284. Selected publications

    Silburn, S.R., Zubrick, S.R., DeMaio, J.A., Shepherd, C., Griffin, J.A., Mitrou, F.G., et al. (2006). The Western Australian Aboriginal Child Health Survey: Strengthening the Capacity of Aboriginal Children, Families and Communities. Perth:...

  285. Publications

    Holden, S., Ferguson, M., Brimbelcombe, J. & Palermo, C. (2015). Can a community of practice equip public health nutritionist to work with remote retail to improve the food supply? Rural and Remote Health, 15, 3464. (Online) 

  286. Funders and collaborators

    Funders: National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Collaborators: Anne Chang, Menzies School of Health Research John Upham, University of Queensland and Princess Alexandra Hospital Peter Gibson, Universit...

  287. About

    Biography: Richard Midford is professor of health in education, in a jointly funded position, representing a significant partnership between Charles Darwin University and the Menzies School of Health Research. He also holds an adjunct appointme...

  288. Projects

    Routine analysis of variation in care:  Analysis of national and jurisdictional data, Menzies School of Health Research Extent of screening for post natal depression in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island women, Combined Universit...

  289. Funders and collaborators

    Funders: Queensland Health Statewide Respiratory Clinical Network (COAG Close The Gap Funding) Collaborators: Professor Anne Chang, Menzies School of Health Research Dr Maree Toombs, University of Queensland Dr Alex...

  290. Funders and collaborators

    Collaborators: Global Burden of Disease study core group: Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation at the University of Washington Harvard University Johns Hopkins University University of Queensland World Heal...

  291. Knowledge translation and research impact

    Translating evidence into practice requires research that bridges the gap between discovery and delivery.  At Menzies, we are committed to ensuring that the research we do is put into practice and policy by health care providers, governments an...

  292. Funders and collaborators

    Funders: National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC). Collaborators: Patricia Valery, Menzies School of Health Research Anne Chang, Menzies School of Health Research, Queensland Children’s Medical Research ...

  293. Board

    Menzies School of Health Research is an independent body corporate under the control of a governing Board.

  294. Publications

    Kearns T, Ward F, Puszka S, Gundjirryirr R, Moss B, Bailie R. (2017) Anaemia Health Literacy of Community Members and Health Practitioners Knowledge of Best Practice Guidelines in a Remote Australian Aboriginal Community. Universal Journal of P...

  295. Selected publications

    Holden, S., Ferguson, M., Brimblecombe, J., & Palermo, C. (2015). Can a community of practice equip public health nutritionists to work with remote retail to improve the food supply? Rural and Remote Health, 15, 3464. (Online)  ...

  296. Mother's Day

    At age five, Ronno Morgan was a young Aboriginal boy from the Kimberly suffering from kidney failure and requiring emergency surgery

  297. Resources

    Flipcharts: Sniffing and the Brain When Girls and Women Sniff When Boys and Men Sniff The Grog Brain Story The Gunja Brain Story The Mental Health Brain Story The Tobacco Story Animations: Th...

  298. Goodbye to...

    CARA Paul Stephson, Deputy Financial Controller Adrienne Fargo, Manager Governance & Strategic Services Child Health Jennifer Goodall, Project Officer Epidemiology and Health Systems Tania Patrao, QLD Re...

  299. Overview

    Aims: To pilot a dietary intake tool to record the daily intake of food and beverages for children. To explore the childhood anaemia health literacy of health practitioners and community members. To gain an understanding of the f...

  300. Funders and collaborators

    Funders: National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Collaborators: Walter and Eliza Hall Institute (WEHI) University of Melbourne Curtin University Telethon Institute of Child Health Research

  301. CRE in Respiratory Health

    Menzies’ CRE in Respiratory Health is dedicated to improving the lung health of children, particularly Indigenous children.

  302. Funders and collaborators

    Funders: National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) University of South Australia  Collaborators: Participating communities and other stakeholders. Research team: Christel van den Boogaard Rachael Jaenke ...

  303. Funders and collaborators

    Funders: National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Health Research Council New Zealand Cure Kids New Zealand James Russell Lewis Trust, New Zealand. Collaborators: University of Auckland Danil...

  304. Funders and collaborators

    Funders: National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Diabetes Australian Research Trust (DART) Northern Territory Research and Innovation Board Grant  Northern Territory Department of Health Collaborators: Prof Loui...

  305. Current projects

    Designing and piloting an Indigenous youth life skills program for remote communities (Department of Health and Ageing, 2013-2015) Investigating the outcomes and opportunities for the prevention of deliberate self-harm hospitalisations in the NT (...

  306. About

    Biography: Audra is a recipient of the Australian Postgraduate Award PhD scholarship to investigate the patterns of cancer care of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cancer patients at the Primary Health Care setting. The aim of the project is to...

  307. Goodbye to...

    CARA: Alice Plate, media and communications manager Bianca Hayes, research administration officer Child Health Division: Sarah Mares, senior research fellow Sarah Moberly, post doctoral fellow Epidemiology and...

  308. About

    Biography: Megan Ferguson has over 20 years' experience in the field of nutrition, predominantly in public health in remote Indigenous communities of the Northern Territory. This experience has been across food security, food supply and mat...

  309. Selected publications

    Hobday, K., Ramke, J., Du Toit, R., & Pereira, S. (2014). Health Eyes in Schools: An Evaluation of a school and community-based intervention to promote eye health in rural Timor-Leste. Health Education Journal. Martins, J., Zwi, A., Hobday, K....

  310. Funders and collaborators

    Funders: National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC)  Collaborators:   Menzies Research Institute Tasmania Northern Territory Department of Health University of Adelaide Monash University Royal Adelaide Ho...

  311. Child Health - Early Life Intervention Q&A

    A transformative group of specialists leading the charge in addressing health disadvantage are offering a public Q & A in Darwin. They will be sharing their knowledge and experience on some of the most significant child health issues affecting those among the poorest populations in the world.

  312. Funding boost for health research

    Menzies School of Health Research will receive an additional $5 million in Budget 2016 to increase support to fund research that is delivering strong economic and health returns for the Territory.

  313. Global health specialists speak out at a public lecture series

    A transformative group of specialists leading the charge in addressing health disadvantage are convening in Darwin to share their knowledge and experience on some of the most significant global health issues affecting those among the poorest populations in the world.

  314. Overview

    There are significant differences in health outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders living in Queensland and the rest of the population. A lot of this can be addressed by changing three key lifestyle factors: smoking, nutrition and physical...

  315. Selected publications

    Deen, J., Matos, L. da C., Temple, B., Su, J.Y., da Silva, J., Liberato, S., et al. (2013). Identifying national health research priorities in Timor-Leste through a scoping review of existing health data. Health Research Policy and Systems,...

  316. Esteemed kidney specialist conferred national health science award

    One of Australia’s leading kidney specialists has been recognised with a prestigious national award for his contributions to kidney health and advancing Indigenous health.

  317. Researcher profile: Dr Dino Hodge

    Audiologist Dino Hodge in the spotlight

  318. Overview

    Building stronger primary health care systems requires a systematic approach and collaboration between many partners. Over the past 10 years, Menzies has helped to build a strong, evidence-based approach to improving the quality of In...

  319. About

    Biography: For the first time, an audiologist has been recruited to the Child Health Team. Dino Hodge will be assessing the hearing of children participating the PREVIX clinical trial, aiming to ensure that all children at risk of developmental dela...

  320. About

    Biography: Sharon has taught and studied in remote Northern Territory communities; co-authored health promotion resources for an Indigenous audience; conducted a qualitative study looking at Aboriginal perspectives on physical activity in remote...

  321. Young blood

    Menzies builds an Indigenous research team, brimming with youth and enthusiasm, in the Ngukurr community.

  322. Distinguished health researchers converge on Darwin for Scientific Colloquium

    Leading health researchers from around Australia will join more than 100 participants to discuss ways to bridge the gap between scientific discovery and delivery at a Menzies School of Health Scientific Colloquium 2012 to be held tomorrow (Friday, 26 Oct).

  323. Darwin Regional Institutional Biosafety Committee

    The Darwin Region Institutional Biosafety Committee is administered by the Menzies School of Health Research. The committee represents three organisations conducting genetic research in the region - Charles Darwin University (plants), the North...

  324. Cancer, nutrition and kidney disease the focus of new Indigenous health research funding

    Australia’s emerging Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander researchers will be able to expand their critical work in Indigenous health following a recent funding announcement made to the Menzies School of Health Research (Menzies).

  325. About

    Biography: Thérèse, more commonly known as TK, has been at Menzies since 2006 and is currently employed in the Child Health Division. TK has over 15 year's experience working in rural and remote Aboriginal communities in WA an...

  326. HealthLAB at Parliament House

    As part of National Science Week 2017, the Menzies HealthLAB will be at Parliament House for the public and sitting members of parliament to experience. Menzies' mobile HealthLAB, uses the latest health technology to measure parti...

  327. Investigators

    The CRE-IQI has a demonstrated record of collaboration in quality improvement in Indigenous PHC and comprises representatives from academic, clinical, Aboriginal community-controlled and government health service delivery, and state, national and inter...

  328. Coursework research project information

    Information on research projects: Master of Public Health - Research Opportunities 2017 If you are considering undertaking at research project as part of your Master of Public Health, and would like to know more, please contact: Associate Prof...

  329. Publications

    Mooi, J.K., Whop, L.J., Valery, P.C., & Sabesan, S.S. (2012). Teleoncology for Indigenous patients: the responses of patients and health workers. Australian Journal of Rural Health, 20(5), 265-269. Whop, L.J., Garvey, G., Lokuge, K., M...

  330. Resources

    Nutrition and food security - approaches to improving the health of women and children - nutrition for adolescent girls and women throughout the lifecycle - course report Nutrition and food security short course - approaches to improving t...

  331. Overview

    Aims: To cover a broad range of important issues relevant to a community environment that supports achieving and maintaining good health. Summary: The residents of many Australian rural and remote communities do not have the essent...

  332. Overview

    Aims: To increase the amount of preventive treatment (secondary prophylaxis) given to people with acute rheumatic fever (ARF) and rheumatic heart disease (RHD). Objectives: To test whether a model of care designed to optimise heal...

  333. About

    The tropical north faces three enduring challenges:  to improve the health of Indigenous populations to support, grow and retain health care professionals and scientists to optimise disease surveillance, communication and research transl...

  334. Publications

    Gorham, G., Cass, A., Howard K., & Evans, K. Central Australia Renal Study: Technical Report Update. Report prepared by Menzies School of Health Research for the Australian Government Department of Health, Canberra 2016.

  335. Overview

    Aims: To create multi-media educational resources to assist clinicians and health science students better understand the situations that lead to misunderstandings, miscommunication and a lack of shared understanding between Aboriginal Australians...

  336. Publications

    Bailie, R., Si, D., Connors, C., Kwedza, R., O'Donoghue, L., Kennedy, C., et al. (2011). Variation in quality of preventative care for well adults in Indigenous community health centres in Australia. BMC Health Services Research, 11(139). ...

  337. About

    Biography: Jess has worked at several Australian health research organisations including the George Institute for International Health and the National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre, where she was involved in the Global Burden of Disease project....

  338. About

    Biography: After living and working in the remote Indigenous community of Galiwin’ku for three years in a health related field, Adam began working for Menzies School of Health Research. Adam has specific interest in the use of store sales a...

  339. Publications

    Liberato ,S.C., Bailie, R., & Brimblecombe, J. (2014). Nutrition interventions at point-of-sale to encourage healthier food purchasing: a systematic review. BMC Public Health, 14, 919. Brimblecombe, J., Liddle, R., & O'Dea, K. (20...

  340. Goodbye to...

    Child Health: Jo Fitz, project officer Education and Research Support: Falon Downing, ethics admin officer Epidemiology and Health Systems: Bron Silver, strive trail coordinator Jennifer O'Dempsey, executive support office...

  341. Overview

    Aims: To understand the reliability of cough reported by Indigenous people to doctors and other health care workers. Objectives: To determine the reliability of a 24-hour history of cough taken from the accompanying carers of I...

  342. Overview

    Aims: To obtain an Aboriginal perspective on respiratory illnesses, health services and programs To evaluate whether the IROC initiative is achieving its goals of increasing community awareness of respiratory disease.  Summary: Que...

  343. Reports

    Summary: ESP project findings across all areas of care For more detailed information on the key areas of health care click below: Rheumatic Heart Disease One page summary of Rheumatic Heart Disease findings Key messages Final Repor...

  344. Overview

    Winner - Excellence in Indigenous Evaluation 2015, Australasian Evaluation Society. Click here to see our nomination.  Commissioned by the Federal Department of Health and Ageing , the Sentinel Sites Evaluation (2010 – 2013) was a holi...

  345. About

    Biography Jenny Brands has a passion for making sure that research translates into practice and improves health outcomes. In her role as research and development manager for the Cooperative Research Centre for Aboriginal Health (CRCAH) from 2003-200...

  346. Support us

    To support the work of the Rioli Fund for Aboriginal Health and make a difference to the lives of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians, download and complete this form and send via email or post to: The Rioli Fund for Abor...

  347. Funders and collaborators

    Funders: Australian Government Collaborators: Northern Territory Department of Health Central Australian Aboriginal Corporation Anyingini Health Aboriginal Corporation

  348. Key staff

    Key staff: Professor Alan Cass Gillian Gorham Paul Lawton Jeannie Devitt Samantha Togni Georgia Robinson Kylie Tune Natasha Freeman Shamir Ahmed Annie Carter Collaborators: AMSANT Anyinginyi Health Aboriginal Corpor...

  349. Mr Peter Plummer

    Current position: Chair, Menzies School of Health Research Board Biography: Prior to retirement, Mr. Peter Plummer spent forty years working in the public service in Papua New Guinea (16 years) and the Northern Territory (25 years). Mr...

  350. Funders and collaborators

    Funders: The Royal Australasian College of Physicians.  Foundation award for Katherine Barraclough, research establishment award. Collaborators: This project is a collaboration with Melbourne Health and Menzies School of Healt...

  351. Lab Safety Committee

    The Laboratory Safety Committee is a subcommittee of the Menzies Workplace Health and Safety Committee. This committee is responsible for reviewing operational safety, and for recommending policies and procedures to improve health and safety in the lab...

  352. Funders and collaborators

    Funders: Danila Dilba Health Service Collaborators: Danila Dilba NT Department of Health

  353. About

    Background: Menzies operated One21seventy as a non-profit entity from 2010 to 2016 to provide evidence-based practical tools and processes to help primary health care providers with continuous quality improvement (CQI).  One21seventy aimed t...

  354. Selected publications

    Bernardes, C. M., Whop, L. J., Garvey, G., & Valery, P. C. (2012). Health service utilization by indigenous cancer patients in Queensland: a descriptive study. International Journal for Equity in Health, 11, 57. doi: 10.1186/1475-9276-11-57....

  355. Projects

    Implementation of Innovations in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health care ABCD National Research Partnership Sentinel Sites EvaluaImplementation of Innovations in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health care ABCD National ...

  356. About

    Accessible, appropriate and high quality primary health care (PHC) is vital to Closing the Gap between Indigenous and non-Indigenous health outcomes. Despite significant advances, a 2014 review found that efforts to improve the quality o...

  357. Funders and collaborators

    Funders: National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Collaborators: NT Department of Health NT Department of Housing NT Department of Education Ernst & Young Aboriginal Medical Services Alliance NT (AMSANT) Austr...

  358. E-Learning CQI Modules

    Welcome to One21seventy eLearning Modules This education package provides an opportunity to learn about best-practice approaches in continuous quality improvement in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander primary health care. eLearning modules ...

  359. Chloe Self

    The course provided me with the ideal learning environment and was flexible in terms of structure, units and material.

  360. Pioneer Indigenous Health and Education Administrator becomes Menzies CCDE Patron

    The Menzies School of Health Research (Menzies) Centre for Child Development and Education (CCDE) is very pleased to announce Dr Marion Scrymgour, CEO of Wurli-Wulinjang Aboriginal health service and chair of AMSANT (Aboriginal Medical Services Alliance of the Northern Territory), has agreed to serve as co-patron of the Centre.

  361. Indigenous students

    Menzies School of Health Research is keen to support Indigenous students with opportunities in either health sciences and or the corporate areas of Menzies. Indigenous students are highly encouraged to apply for all Menzies programs. ​ ...

  362. Publications

    Rogers, A., Megan, F., Ritchie, J., van den Boogaard, C., Brimblecombe, J., (2016). Strengthening food systems with remote Indigenous Australians: stakeholders’ perspectives. Health Promotion International, 1-11. Brimblecombe, J., van den Bo...

  363. Outcomes

    Publications: D’Aprano, A., Silburn, S., Johnston, V., Bailie, R., Mensah, F., Oberklaid, F., & Robinson, G. (2016). Challenges in monitoring early childhood development in remote Aboriginal health services: Clinical audit findings and ...

  364. Current projects

    Evaluation of the Top End Health Service Renal Outreach Program Top End Outreach Ophthalmology Resources Project Qualitative exploration of the health impacts for Indigenous people living in Kakadu region.

  365. Publications

    d'Abbs, P., & Chenhall, R. D. (2013). Spirituality and religion in responses to substance misuse among Indigenous Australians. Substance Use & Misuse, 48, 1-16. doi: 10.3109/10826084.2013.800746 Nagel, T., Kavanagh, D., Barclay, L....

  366. Mental health and wellbeing

  367. Mental health and wellbeing

  368. Funders and collaborators

    Funders: National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC)  Mary MacKillop Foundation- funding a half year follow up in Nyirripi community. Collaborators: Participating communities, store associations, Shire councils Chi...

  369. Overview

    Australia spends a lot of money developing and testing medicines, technologies, systems and new ways of doing things to improve health care and health outcomes. But we spend very little on understanding how to implement all these evidence-based prod...

  370. Selected publications

    Bailie, R., Damin, S., Connors, C., Weeramanthri, T., Clark, L., et al. (2008). Study Protocol: Audit and Best Practice for Chronic Diseases Extension (ABCDE) project. BMC Health Services Research, 8, 184. Clark, L.A. & Bettison, K. (2...

  371. Selected publications

    Gorham, G., Howard, K., Togni, S., Lawton, P., Hughes, J., Majoni, S. W.,Cass, A. (2017) Economic and quality of care evaluation of dialysis service models in remote Australia: protocol for a mixed methods study. BMC Health Serv Res, 17(1), 320. ...

  372. Funders and Collaborators

    Funders:  Charles Darwin University - Menzies School of Health Research Supporting Stronger Partnerships program Investigators: Professor Alan Cass (Menzies) Dr Anne Lowell (CDU) Dr Anna Ralph (Menzies/RDH) Labi Lanyipi Gu...

  373. About

    Biography: Samantha Togni is a social researcher and evaluator. For the last 20 years Samantha has worked with, and for, regional and remotely-based Aboriginal organisations in the areas of Aboriginal health, wellbeing, art and culture. Samantha com...

  374. Lunchtime seminars

    Menzies School of Health Research's Lunchtime Seminar Series will be held weekly in the Seminar room at the John Mathews Building (Royal Darwin Hospital Campus, Building 58) on Wednesdays from 12.30-1.30 pm. The format aims to encourage mor...

  375. Dr Len Notaras AM

    Current position: Member of the Board of Menzies School of Health Research Chief Executive of the Northern Territory Department of Health Biography: Dr Len Notaras was appointed as the Chief Executive Officer of the Northern Territory D...

  376. Funders and collaborators

    Funders: AusAID The Fred Hollows Foundation.  Collaborators: Albion Street Centre Boab Health Service Charles Darwin University Deakin University Food and Agriculture Organisation Fred H...

  377. Current projects

    Evaluating organisational cultural competence in Maternity Care for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Women - A project conducted on behalf of the Maternity Services Interjuristictional Committee (MSIJC) and funded by the Australian Health Minis...

  378. Indigenous e-mental health support

  379. Mental health assessment form

  380. Mental health medication flipchart

  381. Closing the Gap 2013: three good news stories

    With the Prime Minister’s Closing the Gap report published in February this year, here are three ways Menzies is helping to improve the lifespan and wellbeing of Indigenous Australians.

  382. Publications

    Hume, A., O'Dea, K., & Brimblecombe, J.K. (2013). A survey of remote Aboriginal horticulture and community gardens in the Northern Territory. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health, 37(4), 394-5. Hume, A., Wetten, A., Feeney, ...

  383. About

    Biography: ­­­­­Melita’s career with the Menzies School of Health Research has been colourful and varied since she started in May 1998 as a trainee doing a Certificate II in Lab Skills (lab assistant). She has w...

  384. Mental health clinical audit protocol

  385. Mental health clinical audit tool

  386. Publications

    McDonald,E.L., Bailie, R., & Michel,T. (2013). Development and trialling of a tool to support a systems approach to improve social determinants of health in rural and remote Australian communities: the healthy community assessment tool. Inte...

  387. Scholarships

    HOT NORTH Honours and PhD Scholarships are now available. HOT NORTH is offering $10,000 scholarships to support Honours students who undertake a research project in one of these theme areas: Skin Health; Respiratory Health; Antimicrobial Resistanc...

  388. Overview

    Aim: Evaluation of chronic kidney disease management programs delivered by Aboriginal primary health services in the NT. Objectives: Using de-identified longitudinal clinical data, determine the degree to which the program improved patient car...

  389. Tuberculosis remains a worry in Australia despite low disease rates, experts warn

    Health experts have urged people most at risk of tuberculosis to be tested, in order to help keep the killer disease at bay in Australia.

  390. AIMhi NT - Australian Integrated Mental Health Initiative

  391. Kate Russell

    Patron profile Kate Russell is Director and co-founder of Russell Services Group (RSG). RSG provides a range of services in the health and philanthropic sectors. For the previous 14 years, Kate was co-founder and Director of Russell Consulting In...

  392. Resources

    Resources for One21seventy

  393. Youth health

  394. Awards

    Menzies School of Health Research congratulates the following individuals who have been recognised for their outstanding efforts in the area of cancer care and awareness for Indigenous people. Advocacy/Consumer Awards presented to: Uncle Bill ...

  395. Improving nutrition across borders

    A group of Indigenous Australian health workers and East Timorese nutritionists travelled to Central Australia in 2012 to join a series of Menzies’ short courses designed to build confidence and knowledge about nutrition for women, children and babies in remote areas

  396. Funders and collaborators

    Funders: The Fred Hollows Foundation Collaborators: Yalu’ Marnggithinyaraw Indigenous Corporation Outback Stores Pty Ltd Arnhem Land Progress Aboriginal Corporation (ALPA) Department of Health, Northern ...

  397. Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder Prevention and Health Promotion Resources

    Please click here to view the Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder Prevention and Health Promotion Resources Package (2017).

  398. Selected publications

    Liberato, S.C., et al. (2016) Use of electronic visual recording to aid assessment of dietary intake of Australian Aboriginal children living in remote communities. Australian & New Zealand Journal of Public Health, 40(S1), S27–S29. Magn...

  399. Selected publications

    Kearns T, Ward F, Puszka S, Gundjirryirr R, Moss B, Bailie R. (2017) Anaemia Health Literacy of Community Members and Health Practitioners Knowledge of Best Practice Guidelines in a Remote Australian Aboriginal Community. Universal Journal of Public...

  400. Overview

    Aims:  To identify measurable, modifiable targets to improve kidney transplantation outcomes for Indigenous Australians.  Objectives:  Our national research program will provide in depth understanding of the pathophysiol...

  401. Key staff

    Key staff: Elizabeth McDonald Collaborators: Northern Territory Department of Health (Environmental Health Division) Fred Hollows Foundation Northern Territory Department of Housing.  

  402. Resources

    Nutrition and Food Security - Approaches to improving the health of women and children - Nutrition for adolescent girls and women throughout the lifecycle Development of the Nutrition Critical Appraisal Tool Nutrition and Food Securi...

  403. Menzies trains nutritionists from Timor Leste in Central Australia

    In May 2012, a team of five nutritionists from Timor Leste arrived in Alice Springs to undertake an AusAID Australian Leadership Awards (ALA) Fellowship program through Menzies School of Health Research (Menzies).

  404. Selected publications

    Stevens, M., & Golebiowska, K. (2013). Gambling problems amongst the CALD population of Australia: Hidden, visible or not a problem?  Asian Journal of Gambling Issues and Public Health, 3(1). Stevens, M., & Bailie, R. (2012). ...

  405. Overview

    The Engaging Stakeholders in Identifying Priority Evidence-Practice Gaps and Strategies for Improvement (the ESP Project) provides an opportunity to engage people in conversations about systemic barriers or enablers that could improve the delivery...

  406. Overview

    Aims: To support Pacific Island nations to strengthen and develop Rheumatic Heart Disease (RHD) prevention activities while undertaking research to define and improve primary health care strategies, establish baseline epidemiology, and undertake ...

  407. Overview

    Aims: To improve end of life health service delivery to Indigenous people. Objectives: To determine how Indigenous cancer patients utilise palliative care services To determine the impact of relocation for specialist treatm...

  408. About

    The Menzies HealthLAB is a face-to-face experience for participants with a clinical coordinator and trained staff who can discuss chronic diseases such as obesity, diabetes, alcohol literacy and smoking.

  409. Information for applicants

    Applicants to the Menzies School of Health Research should include the following information with their application: A brief covering letter of application identifying the position being applied for and providing your complete contact details (ph...

  410. Funders and Collaborators

    Funders: ​Northern Territory Primary Health Network (NT PHN) Collaborators: Central Australia Health Service Western Desert Nganampa Walytja Palyantjaku Tjutaku (WDNWPT) Fresenius Medical Care Central Australia Renal Voice

  411. The development of culturally-appropriate cognitive assessments with applications in substance abuse and mental health with Indigenous clients

  412. Chronic disease | Research Translation

    Speakers: Dr Anna Ralph | Rheumatic heart disease, Associate Professor Louise Maple-Brown | Diabetes in Pregnancy, Associate Professor John Condon | Indigenous Cancer, Professor Alan Cass | Kidney health

  413. About

    Biography: Linda initially worked as a software designer and developer, in Sydney and Darwin. She then decided to apply her data analysis skills to health research data by undertaking a degree in biostatistics and (molecular) epidemiology and m...

  414. Staff

    Associate Professor Heidi Smith-Vaughan - Head of Child Health Laboratory Research and NHMRC Career Development Fellow Primary project: Molecular public health in Australian Indigenous communities and developing countries in...

  415. Ten of the Best 2013

    A Menzies research project is part of ten of the best health and medical research projects underway in Australia today.

  416. Publications

    Stevens, M., & Paradies, Y. (2014). Changes in exposure to ‘life stressors’ in the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander population, 2002 to 2008. BMC Public Health, 14(1), 144. Stevens, M., & Golebiowska, K. (2013). Gambling p...

  417. Current projects

    HOT NORTH - Improving Health Outcomes in the Tropical North: A Multidisciplinary Collaboration HealthLAB project MINOPOLI – microbes In the nasopharynx prior to lung infection (NHMRC, 2012-2014) Molecular public health in Austr...

  418. Val Asche Prize for Academic Excellence 2015

    Congratulations to Josie Povey and Alexis Harper who have been awarded the 2015 Val Asche Prize for Academic Excellence.

  419. Key staff

    Key staff: Beth Temple Kathryn Bright. Collaborators: National Institute of Hygiene and Epidiemology, Hanoi, Vietnam Pasteur Institute, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam Health Services (Department of Health), Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam ...

  420. Funders and collaborators

    Funders: NHMRC Centre for Research Excellence in Respiratory Health of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Children. Collaborators: Blake Giarola, Northern Territory Flinders Medical School Gabrielle McCallum, Menzies S...

  421. Funders and collaborators

    Funders: Australian Government Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade   Collaborators: Burnet Institute Eijkman Institute for Molecular Biology, Indonesia Gadjah Mada University, Yogyakarta, Indonesia Papua New Guinea Natio...

  422. Dean Rioli

    Dean grew up on the Tiwi Islands and moved away to Perth and Melbourne to achieve his dream of playing for Essendon Football Club in the AFL. Dean has worked tirelessly since retiring from the AFL in supporting sustainable employment outcomes for ...

  423. Menzies AGM

    Menzies School of Health Research will be holding its Annual General Meeting (AGM) on Monday, 14 August 2017.

  424. Yuki Ruziicka

    This opportunity has opened windows to what science involves and in particular what scientists do for work.

  425. Menzies history in brief

    "My first dream for the Menzies School was to establish a centre for research excellence. The second dream was to somehow make a difference in Aboriginal health.” Professor John Mathews, founding director. The Menzies School of Health Res...

  426. Structure

    Project management committee: The committee is chaired by Professor Ross Bailie and comprises State and Territory Project Leaders, representatives from health departments, Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisations peak bodies and acad...

  427. Indigenous political pioneer to deliver 2013 Oration

    An opportunity to hear from Australia’s first Indigenous member of the House of Representatives about his vision for Indigenous health is set to attract hundreds of people to an upcoming public address.

  428. About

    Biography: Jane is a registered nurse. She graduated in 1989 as part of the final nursing group to train at Royal Darwin Hospital. Jane has worked in various health settings in Darwin and joined Menzies in 2014 as a project officer with the National...

  429. Menzies HealthLAB National Science Week Grant

    In August 2017, HealthLAB is planning to travel from the Tiwi Islands in the Arafura Sea across to west Arnhem Land.

  430. Funders and collaborators

    Collaborators: University of Western Australia Townsville Hospital James Cook University Aboriginal Health Council South Australia Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet. Alan Walker Cancer Centre. Key staff:  Chief and associ...

  431. Menzies AGM 2016

    Menzies School of Health Research will be holding its Annual General Meeting (AGM) on the morning of Monday 9 May 2016 in the auditorium located on the Royal Darwin Hospital campus.

  432. About

    Biography: Majella has a passion for making sure that research translates into practice and improves health outcomes. She has worked internationally in unique and challenging positions where she has been an extremely successful conduit between a cor...

  433. Projects

    AIMhi NT Best practice in early intervention, assessment and treatment of depression and substance misuse (BEAT) Development of the AIMhi Stay Strong app The development of culturally-appropriate cognitive assessments with applications in subs...

  434. Funders and collaborators

    Funders: University of South Australia (Phase 1) Menzies School of Health Research and National Health and Medical Research (NHMRC)(Phase 2) NHMRC (Phase 3) Research team: Dr Selma Liberato (CI) A/Prof Julie Bri...

  435. Current projects

    Outcomes of self harm: a study of outcomes of admission for deliberate self harm in NT Hospitals (beyondblue inc and NT Department of Health, 2013-2015) Mura Kazil Sagul: a capacity building partnership to support children and parents...

  436. Bolstering brain health in remote communities

    A grassroots project is enabling researchers to talk directly to parents in remote Indigenous communities about the importance of early brain development.

  437. Beating superbugs a matter of choosing the right biological weapon.

    As part of the CSIRO's Pint of Science — a program aiming to make science appeal to the masses — Menzies School of Health Research scientist Dr Tegan Harris and Charles Darwin University scientist Dr Martin Boland are set to explain how science can both create and kill off superbugs.

  438. Food price gap shows need for subsidies and promo deals for remote areas

    Every year in the Northern Territory, government and non-government public health nutritionists gather data on the cost of a standardised basket of food... the price difference for grocery type foods was 136%.

  439. Big tick for three Kimberley health projects

    Three Kimberley Aboriginal health projects have been recognised as implementing best practice principles in an independent review of 184 other programs in WA.

  440. About

    Biography: Dr Joshua Francis is a paediatric infectious diseases specialist from Darwin in the Northern Territory. His work is largely focused on Indigenous and global child health, with involvement across the Top End and in Timor-Leste. Josh has es...

  441. Top End doctor wins top health gong

    SBS: Dr Christine Connors has been awarded the prestigious Menzies Medallion for being a trailblazer in Northern Territory public health for more than 25 years.

  442. Menzies leaders inducted into important new health and medical academy

    Three Menzies researchers inducted as Fellows of the newly formed Australian Academy of Health and Medical Sciences.

  443. Menzies leaders inducted into important new health and medical academy

    Three Menzies researchers inducted as Fellows of the newly formed Australian Academy of Health and Medical Sciences.

  444. Alcohol, pregnancy and its effects - A community conversation

    Researchers from Menzies School of Health Research (Menzies) and WA’s Telethon Kids Institute want to hear from member of the community about what they think are important issues in preventing and addressing Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD).

  445. Public health champion honoured with Menzies Medallion

    A trailblazer in public health in the Northern Territory for over 25 years, Dr Christine Connors has been awarded the prestigious Menzies Medallion.

  446. Resources

    Information brochures: ABCD National Research Partnership – Research Focus 2010-2014 brochure ABCD National Research Partnership – Improving Practice through Research brochure Data Dictionary Information for prospective res...

  447. Public health champion receives Menzies Medallion

    CDU E-News: A trailblazer in public health in the Northern Territory for more than 25 years, Dr Christine Connors has been awarded the prestigious Menzies Medallion.

  448. Child Health and Development Seminar

    “Early brain development and its implications for child protection and youth justice” Keynote Speaker: Professor Sven Silburn Date | Thursday April 20 from 2.30 – 3.30 pm. This is now fully subscribed, a recording of the event will be posted here following the seminar.

  449. World class director sought for leading Aboriginal and Tropical Health research institute

    Menzies School of Health Research has begun a national and international search for a new world-class Director.

  450. Major stakeholders

    Charles Darwin University (CDU): Menzies was established in 1985 as a body corporate of the Northern Territory Government under the Menzies School of Health Research Act 1985 (the MSHR Act). The MSHR Act and subsequent amendments establishes Menzies...

  451. Research opportunities 2017

    View the current PhD, Masters and Honours research project opportunities.

  452. Chair encourages our award-winning health services

    National Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation Chair Matthew Cooke is encouraging all 150 member services to enter this year’s Indigenous Governance Awards (IGA).

  453. Overview

    Aims: Discovering the cross cultural training options available to staff across health services (both government and non-government) in The Northern Territory.​ Objectives Undertake an extensive search of literary databases and websites a...

  454. Richard Russell

    Patron profile Richard Russell is Director and co-founder of Russell Services Group (RSG). RSG provides a range of services in the health and philanthropic sectors. For the previous 14 years, Richard was co-founder and Managing Director of Russel...

  455. About

    Biography: Kamala Ley-Thriemer joined Menzies School of Health Research at the beginning of 2014 as the clinical trials coordinator for several malaria studies. Kamala graduated from the Medical University Vienna (MUV), Austria in 2005 ...

  456. Publications

    McDonald, E., Cunningham, T., & Slavin, N. (2015). Evaluating a handwashing with soap program in Australian remote Aboriginal communities: a pre and post intervention study design. BMC Public Health, 15,1188. McDonald, E., Slavin, N., Bailie, ...

  457. grassROOTS: Looking Forward, Looking Back; 30 Years Of Passion And Results For Indigenous Health

    Researcher’s past and present: its incredible legacy improving health outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people for over 20 years, and its vital work in the field today…

  458. Bronwyn Pike

    Ambassador profile Bronwyn Pike is the former member for Melbourne and Victorian Minister for housing, aged care, community services, health , education , skills and workforce participation. Her 13 year parliamentary career included 11 as a Minister...

  459. New report identifies investment into Indigenous Health research paying off

    A new report which has evaluated the economic contribution of Australia’s leading Aboriginal health research institute shows it made a significant contribution to the Australian economy.

  460. About

    Biography: Sharon has extensive experience in project management and policy development in the areas of maternal and child health and has worked in a variety of clinical and management roles in the Northern Territory over the past 26 years. Sharon h...

  461. Overview

    Aims: To develop and implement a flexible module package of FASD Prevention and Health Promotion Resources (FPHPR) to reduce the impacts of FASD on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander families and young children. Objectives: For the FP...

  462. Resources

    Alison Laycock with Diane Walker, Nea Harrison & Jenny Brands 2011, Researching Indigenous Health: A Practical Guide for Researchers, The Lowitja Institute, Melbourne Laycock, A with Walker, D, Harrison, N, and Brands, J, 2009, Support...

  463. Cancer care training tools win Harry Christian Giese - Research into Action Award

    Cancer care training tools win Harry Christian Giese - Research into Action Award Harry Giese AM MBE (1913–2000) was a Territory community leader and administrator who played a key role in the establishment of the Menzies School of Health Rese...

  464. Dr Brandon Carp

    Ambassador profile Brandon graduated medicine from Monash University with honours in 1987 and continued clinical practice up until 2008.  Brandon holds an honorary position at Monash University’s Department of Public Health & Preventa...

  465. About

    Our cause: Until now cancer has been a low priority on the Indigenous health agenda, despite the disease accounting for a greater number of deaths each year than diabetes and kidney disease. Little is known about the availability of Indigeno...

  466. Overview

    Alcohol misuse has long had devastating effects on health and wellbeing in rural and remote communities in Australia, among both Indigenous and non-Indigenous residents. A report commissioned by Menzies and released in late 2010, showed that the...

  467. About

    Biography: Hayley joined Menzies School of Health Research in 2011 as the administration officer for One21seventy and later began working as a research assistant for the Cancer Epidemiology team in 2012. Since joining the Cancer Epidemiology tea...

  468. Research focus

    The CRE-IQI’s research is about ensuring that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people receive the best possible primary health care, wherever they live. Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI) initiatives are increasingly seen as an effective w...

  469. About

    Biography: Dr Davies is a clinical researcher with over ten years experience in the area of Global Health and Infectious Diseases. Dr Davies has an extensive clinical background in these areas including working in and with communities in Ta...

  470. Goodbye to...

    CARA: Patricia Gaff, building projects manager Eve Handley, building projects officer Child Health: Kate Senior, senior research fellow Tiffanie Pearse, project officer Education and Research Support: ...

  471. About

    Background: The ABCD project originated in 2002 in the Northern Territory with the ABCDE project continuing this work from 2005-2009. By the end of 2009 over 140 health centres around Australia were using ABCD tools and processes to improve their qu...

  472. Research into malaria treatment wins Harry Christian Giese – Research into Action Award

    Pioneering research into optimising treatment therapies for malaria is likely to benefit the millions of people worldwide who suffer from the potentially deadly disease.

  473. Goodbye to...

    CARA: Peter Stephens, Business Development Unit manager Jing Zhang, finance assistant Monica Barolits-McCabe, finance controller Belinda Snell, resarch administration officer Kayleigh Ross, receptionist Child He...

  474. Overview

    Aims: To evaluate an anaemia prevention program in Community A and anaemia best practice guideline fidelity in East Katherine Communities A, B and C. Methods:   Record reviews will be conducted on electronic primary health care (PH...

  475. Selected publications

    Cass, A., Feyer, A.M., Brown, A., Snelling, P., & Howard, K. (2011). Central Australia Renal Study. Canberra: Department of Health and Ageing. Baigent, C., Landray, M.J., Reith, C., Emberson, J., Wheeler, D.C., Tomson, C., Wanner, C., ...

  476. Funders and collaborators

    Collaborators: Northern Territory Department of Health, Health Gains Planning Branch

  477. Overview

    Chronic suppurative lung disease (CSLD, including bronchiectasis), acute lower respiratory infection (ALRI) and otitis media (OM) are major health problems affecting young Indigenous children in the Northern Territory. However, the microbial process...

  478. Overview

    Aim:  To determine the best vaccination strategy for early interventions that improve school readiness of Indigenous children and others at high risk of otitis media and hearing loss throughout the first 3 years of life. Objectives: ...

  479. Projects

    Current projects: Act on Salt An intervention to decrease consumption of sugar sweetened beverages SHOP@RIC: Stores healthy options project in remote Indigenous communities Food security and child health outcomes in Darwin/ Palmerston ...

  480. Publications

    Colles, S.L., Belton, S., & Brimblecombe, J. (2015). Insights into nutritionists' practices and experiences in remote Australian Aboriginal communities. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health, 15(2). Colles, S.L., Maypilama, E...

  481. Publications

    Sentinel Sites Evaluation Reports Bailie, R., Griffin, J., Kelaher, M.,  McNeair, T., Laycock, A., & Percival, N. 2013. Sentinel Sites Evaluation: Interim Report December 2011. Report prepared by Menzies School of Health Research for the Au...

  482. Goodbye to...

    CARA: Linda White, trainee operation support officer CCDE: Eric Grist, biostastician Child Health Division: Virginie Branchut, senior project officer Yuki Ruzsicska, lab and youth engagem...

  483. Overview

    The National Indigenous Cancer Network (NICaN) is a partnership between the Menzies School of Health Research, the Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet, the Lowitja Institute and Cancer Council Australia. NICaN was established in 2013 and aims to imp...

  484. Overview

    Improving Communication in Healthcare Services to Aboriginal People at Royal Darwin Hospital: Stage 1 Aims: To improve communication in the delivery of health services to Aboriginal people at the Royal Darwin Hospital Objectives: We will ex...

  485. Overview

    The Northern Territory (NT) Community Benefit Fund (CBF) approached Menzies School of Health Research to carry out a Gambling Prevalence Survey. The last gambling related survey in the NT was carried out in 2005 and since this time there have been sign...

  486. Publications

    d'Abbs, P. (2012). Problematizing alcohol through the eyes of the other: Alcohol policy and Aboriginal drinking in the Northern Territory, Australia. Contemporary Drug Problems, 39(3), 371-396. Hinton, R., & Nagel, T. (2012). Evaluatio...

  487. New Centre links child health and education

    A new research centre dedicated to improving the lives of children in the NT will be launched by the Chief Minister Paul Henderson in Darwin today.

  488. Promoting health and wellbeing in remote communities

    Northern Territory’s transmission and distribution company is helping educate locals about positive lifestyle choices to reduce their risk of developing a chronic disease.

  489. About

    Biography: Natasha has lived and worked in northern Australia for the last 12 years, initially in the Kimberly working on injury prevention initiatives (road safety). This followed a move to Cairns where she worked for the Royal Flying Doctor Servic...

  490. Overview

    Aims: To update the prevalence, incidence and health economic data relating to chronic kidney disease in the Central Australian Region. Objectives: To identify the current burden of chronic kidney disease (CKD) in the CA region includi...

  491. About

    Biography: Natasha has lived and worked in northern Australia for the last 12 years, initially in the Kimberly working on injury prevention initiatives (road safety). This followed a move to Cairns where she worked for the Royal Flying Doctor Servic...

  492. About

    Biography: Jodi has worked for government and non-government organisations developing, implementing and evaluating programs to address food security and nutrition in a wide variety of settings for 20 years.   Jodi joined the Global Health ...

  493. Current projects

    eGFR study: accurate assessment of renal function and progression of chronic kidney disease in Indigenous Australians Distance and the impact of electrolyte results in the NT Evaluation of Danila Dilba Health Service’s chronic kidney disea...

  494. Overview

    Aims: To determine the best pneumococcal conjugate vaccine schedule for Indigenous children and others at high risk of invasive and mucosal respiratory infection throughout the first three years of life To compare type-specific immune corr...

  495. Current projects

    Early developmental pathways linking health, disability, education, welfare and justice (NHMRC program grant, 2010-2015) Transforming Indigenous education: research partnership (NT Department of Education and Training tendered contr...

  496. HealthLAB in Kakadu National Park

    As part of National Science Week 2017, the Menzies HealthLAB will be at the Bowali Visitors Centre, Kakadu.

  497. Overview

    Aims: To determine if mass drug administration is an effective public health measure to reduce the prevalence of scabies (skin mite) and strongyloides (intestinal worm). Objectives: Conduct a population census at month 0 and 12...

  498. National boost for new Indigenous and tropical health research

    Menzies has been awarded more than $12 million in federal funding for 12 competitive grants and fellowships to help improve outcomes for disadvantaged populations in Australia and the Asia-Pacific region.

  499. National boost for new Indigenous and tropical health research

    Menzies has been awarded more than $12 million in federal funding for 12 competitive grants and fellowships to help improve outcomes for disadvantaged populations in Australia and the Asia-Pacific region.

  500. New resources to strengthen the quality of Indigenous health services

    A CQI tool designed specifically for Indigenous youth aged between 12 - 25 years has been launched by Menzies.

  501. About

    Biography: Bridget is an infectious diseases physician and senior clinical research fellow at Menzies School of Health Research. She is also a member of the Infectious Diseases Society of Sabah, Malaysia. Bridget completed her infectious diseases...

  502. LifeLab encourages Darwinites to live healthier lives

    An opportunity for Darwinites to conduct and write their own health report cards is set to attract hundreds of participants to an exciting new initiative being launched by the Menzies School of Health Research.

  503. About

    The CRE_ICHEAR is a national research collaboration dedicated to improving ear and hearing health of Indigenous children, through high quality innovative research, Indigenous leadership, and more effective and sustainable research translation. In parti...

  504. About

    Biography: Lisa is a perinatal epidemiologist with over 20 years clinical midwifery experience and over 10 years experience in clinical health research. Her areas of research expertise are predominantly pregnancy-based and include hypertensive ...

  505. Refined national child health care report: 2012-2013

  506. About

    The STREP Ca-CIndA program shares the aim of The DISCOVER-TT Centre of Research Excellence to improve the survival and quality of life of Indigenous people with cancer, through strategic focus on health system performance in the areas of diagnosis, ...

  507. Publications

    Wave 1: Sayers, S.M., & Powers, J.R. (1992). An evaluation of three methods used to assess the gestational age of Aboriginal neonates. Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health, 28(4), 312-317.  Sayers, S.M., & Powers, J.R. ...

  508. What we offer

    Opportunities for schools: School visits: Sessions Menzies is committed to providing interactive, hands on and informative sessions for school students who are or have shown an interest in health/science and or research as a career ...

  509. About

    Biography: Lisa’s key motivation is improving the health of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Her research to date has focused on improving outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people with cancer. Her PhD project will...

  510. Overview

    Aims: To ascertain if the introduction of screening and brief interventions change health service provider practice and improve access to care for high risk drinkers and those with wellbeing concerns admitted to the maxillofacial unit ...

  511. Resources

    Assessment tools Brochures Fact sheets Flip charts DVD App

  512. Funders and collaborators

    Collaborator: Top End Health Services

  513. HealthLAB

    An innovative, interactive and educational travelling health program which measures biomedical risk factors for chronic diseases from a mobile laboratory.

  514. Selected publications

    Gorham, G., Howard, K., Togni, S. Lawton, P., Hughes, J., Majoni, S.W., Brown, S., Barnes, S., Cass, A. (2017). Economic and quality of care evaluation of dialysis service models in remote Australia: protocol for a mixed methods study. BMC Health Se...

  515. Overview

    Aims:   To understand how social media can be harnessed to enhance the impact of tobacco control strategies among Indigenous Australians.   Objectives:   Smoking causes 1/5 deaths of Aboriginal and Torres Strai...

  516. Tackling ear disease in remote communities

    Maximising the protection of infants and young children from the many bacteria that cause ear disease.

  517. National Indigenous Bowel Cancer Screening Program

    Find out about the online training module for health workers working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health people.

  518. Home

    Menzies is the nation's leader in Indigenous and tropical health research. We're discovering ways to improve the health and well-being of people living in Australia and beyond.

  519. Garma 2016

    Menzies is proud to be contributing to the success of the Garma Festival 2016 This year we are bringing HealthLAB to Garma, an innovative, interactive, educational experience that allows participants to measure their own biomedical risk factors for ...

  520. PhD profile: Grennady Wirjanata

    Name: Grennady Wirjanata What qualification did you graduate from Menzies with?  I graduated with two qualifications: Bachelor of Science (Honours); graduated 2011 Doctor of Philosophy; graduated 2017. Why did you choose to stud...

  521. Selected publications

    Belton, S., Myers, B., & Ngana, F. R. (2014). Maternal deaths in eastern Indonesia: 20 years and still walking: an ethnographic study. BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth, 14(1), 39-39.  Ireland, S., Narjic, C. W., Belton, S., Saggers, S...

  522. Research

    We have a 28-year history of scientific discovery and public health achievement.

  523. New resources to improve nutrition communication in remote communities

    A new resource package focused on improving health communication and practices in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander remote communities will help to strengthen efforts to support good nutrition, health and wellbeing.

  524. Publications

    Ferguson, M., O'Dea, K., Chatfield, M., Moodie, M., Altman, J., & Brimblecombe, J. (2015) The comparative cost of food and beverages at remote Indigenous communities, Northern Territory, Australia. Australian and New...

  525. Goodbye to...

    We say goodbye to... Child Health: Sabine Sprenger, research nurse, finished 22 April Sukoluhle Moyo, research nurse, finished 22 April Methinee Intarapanya, project officer/ nurse, finished 28 January  Bronwyn Nankervis, research...

  526. Smoking, alcohol, drugs and other addictive behaviours

  527. About

    Biography: Beth has been at Menzies since 2008. She is currently the trial manager for a large randomised controlled pneumococcal vaccine trial in Vietnam. The trial aims to provide evidence regarding the choice of pneumococcal conjugate vac...

  528. We say hello to...

    We say hello to... Child Health: Linel Franck, research assistant, commenced 18 March Jennifer Anderson, project officer - Let's Start, commenced 7 April Cecelia Gore, project manager, commenced 13 April Kate Ranford, research nurs...

  529. Overview

    Tobacco smoking was responsible for 20 per cent of national Indigenous deaths and 12.1 per cent of the total national Indigenous burden of disease in 2003.  Indigenous smoking rates are falling, but nearly 50% of Indigenous adults smoke, more t...

  530. Overview

    Aims: To promote social and emotional wellbeing through strengthening pathways to care and support for people at risk of depression and substance misuse in remote communities To develop and test a brief motivational intervention for pe...

  531. Publications

    Clucas, D.B., Carville, K.S., Connors, C., Curries, B,J., Carapetis, J.R., Andrews, R.M. (2008). Disease burden and health-care clinic attendances for young children in remote Aboriginal communities of northern Australia. Bulletin...

  532. Cough, step and jump: a profile of Professor Anne Chang

    One doctor’s mission to beat childhood lung disease.

  533. The melioidosis files

    A potentially fatal bacterial disease, lurking in soil.

  534. Overview

    The National Indigenous Bowel Screening Program Online Training Module has been designed for health workers working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. The module will initially be provided to health workers, in sites participating ...

  535. Overview

    Aims: Our primary aim is to determine whether a watchful waiting treatment approach is non-inferior to immediate antibiotic treatment in achieving clinical resolution of acute otitis media (AOM) at day seven in Indigenous children...

  536. Life changing research to roll-out after Menzies over performs on the National stage

    Eight critical projects led by researchers from the Menzies School of Health Research (Menzies), have secured significant funding from the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC).

  537. Big Ear Close the Gap event

    Coinciding with the 2013 National Close The Gap Day (21 March), Menzies School of Health Research and the Rioli Fund for Aboriginal Health partnered for the charity event to support research to improve Aboriginal lives.

  538. Our beginnings

    Beginnings: In 1979 a phone rang in the house of retired Darwin Royal Hospital senior surgeon Dr Alan Bromwich. Sir Edward Hughes was calling from Melbourne with an offer. Hughes was the head of surgery at Monash University and the new c...

  539. Selected publications

    Bailie, J., Laycock, A., Matthews, V., & Bailie, R.S. (2016). System level action required for wide-scale improvement in quality of primary healthcare: synthesis of feedback from an interactive process to promote dissemination ...

  540. Let's Start in the Tiwis

    A program for pre-school aged kids with behavioural problems nurtures stronger relationships between parents and children.

  541. Current projects

    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 (STR...

  542. About

    Biography: Cate started her career as an enrolled nurse at Royal Darwin Hospital before completing a Degree in Psychology with Honours. Cate joined Menzies in 2000 as study co-ordinator for the CHIPS study. Over the years Cate ha...

  543. Val Asche Prize for Academic Excellence 2014

    Val Asche Prize for Academic Excellence: Congratulations to Heather Wallace and Camille Mewett who have been awarded the 2014 Val Ashe Prize for Academic Excellence. The Val Asche Prize for Academic Excellence is awarded annually to rec...

  544. Selected publications

    Midford, R. (2010). Drug prevention programmes for young people: where have we been and where should we be going? Addiction, 105(10), 1688-1695. Midford, R. (2007). Is Australia 'fair dinkum' about drug education in schools? Drug and Alcoh...

  545. Overview

    Worldwide, pregnant women and children have the highest rates of anaemia.  In the Northern Territory (NT), 15% of pregnant women and up to 25% of children aged 0-5 years are anaemic. Anaemia is associated with adverse effects on physical and co...

  546. Overview

    Malnutrition is the underlying cause of 3.5 million child deaths and 11% of the total global burden of disease. There is now global recognition that the 1000 days between conception and two years of age is a critical window of action, when good ...

  547. Overview

    Aims: To provide a better understanding of how positive clinical outcomes can be obtained and what components of chronic kidney disease (CKD) management programs influence or enhance acceptability for patients and result in cost-effective care fo...

  548. ABCD National Research Partnership

    ABCD National Research Partnership - Engagement, Evidence, Impact   Info-graphic that describes the engagement and reach of the ABCD National Research Partnership   A brief on the key research findings and messages for action ...

  549. Key staff

    Key staff: Associate Professor Gail Garvey Professor Joan Cunningham Jenny Brands Bronwyn Morris Brian Arley Bridget Kehoe Alana Gall Collaborators: The National Indigenous Cancer Network (NICaN) has been established in p...

  550. Professor Anne Chang

    Head of Child Health Division

  551. Professor Nick Anstey

    Head of Global Health Division

  552. Rachael Sharp

    Research nurse, Child Health

  553. Overview

    Good decisions need evidence-based and the most current information. At Menzies we have developed a tool to track what is bought in stores and to provide real-time electronic data to help inform policy and practice to improve healthy eating. Marke...

  554. Harvey Darcy

    Local implementation officer, Child Health

  555. Joelene Mardjalpunu

    Local implementation officer, Child Health

  556. Maxwell Mitropoulos

    Research assistant, Epidemiology and Health Systems

  557. Funders and collaborators

    Funders: beyondblue Department of Health and Families.

  558. Funders and collaborators

    Funder: Northern Territory Department of Health and Families.

  559. Funders and collaborators

    Collaborators: Top End Indigenous Primary Health Care Centres.

  560. Funders and collaborators

    Funders: Top End Health Service Northern Territory Government

  561. Funders and collaborators

    National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC)

  562. Other tropical and emerging infectious diseases

  563. Our research approach

    We set our sights on fostering excellence and leadership in scientific research and education.

  564. Funders and Collaborators

    Funders: Collaborators: Sunrise Health

  565. Cain Hendy

    Gap year placement in the child health lab. Commenced 24 February 2014.

  566. Current projects

    Exploring knowledge translation in Indigenous primary health care.

  567. Funders and collaborators

    Funders: National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC).

  568. Funders and collaborators

    Funders: National Health and Medical Research Council (NHRMC).

  569. Funders and collaborators

    Funders: National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC).

  570. Funders and collaborators

    Funder: National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC)

  571. Funders and collaborators

    Funders: National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC)

  572. Lisa Smith

    Interviewer for epidemiology and health systems. Commenced 25 February 2014.

  573. Rebecca Cass

    Gap year placement in the child health lab. Commenced 24 February 2014.

  574. Funders and collaborators

    Funders: National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC).  

  575. Funders and collaborators

    Funders: National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC)  

  576. Funders and collaborators

    Funder: National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC)  

  577. Rosemary Thomas

    Clinical research nurse in child health. Commenced 9 December 2013.

  578. Funders and Collaborators

    Funders: Department of Health and Ageing (DoHA) Collaborators: Bowchung Pty Ltd SRA Information Technology.

  579. Sexual health

  580. Funders and collaborators

    Funders: Australian National Preventative Health Agency. Collaborators: Monash University.  

  581. Partners

    Partners NACCHO Telethon Kids Institute Funders Australian Government, Department of Health

  582. Resources

    One21seventy health promotion CQI tools.

  583. Support us

    Please click on the donate button to make your secure online donation today. Menzies School of Health Research is endorsed as a Deductible Gift Recipient (DGR). A tax deductible receipt will be issued for all donations over $2.

  584. Resources

    Healthy Starts - reducing the health effects of smoking around Indigenous babies and children

  585. Articles, reports and links

    Healthy skin workshop briefing paper with articles | May 2016 Healthy skin workshop outcomes summary paper | May 2016 Articles The Diagnostic Accuracy of Dermoscopy for Scabies 2012 Comparison of Dermoscopy, Skin Scraping, and th...

  586. Funders and collaborators

    Funders: The Fred Hollow Foundation Collaborators: Top End Health Service

  587. Overview

    Aims: To determine if nurses can be trained in basic Rheumatic Heart Disease (RHD) echocardiography to undertake field echocardiography screening in remote settings To determine the sensitivity and specificity of these trained nurses in detecti...

  588. Funders and collaborators

    Funders: National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC). Collaborators: Royal Darwin Hospital.

  589. Funders and collaborators

    Funders: National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Collaborators: Alice Springs Hospital.

  590. History

    To view the Menzies School of Health Research history as a timeline, click here.

  591. Healthy Skin Workshop 2016

    Outcomes from the day will inform strategic direction for policy to improve skin health in northern Australia. Register now.

  592. Publications

    Brimblecombe, J.K., Ferguson, M.M., Liberato, S.C., & O'Dea, K. (2013). Characteristics of the community-level diet of Aboriginal people in remote northern Australia. Medical Journal of Australia, 198(7), 380-384. Brimblecombe, J...

  593. Publications

    Gardner, K.L., Dowden, M., Togni, S., & Bailie, R. (2010). Understanding uptake of continuous quality improvement in Indigenous primary health care: lessons from a multi-site case study of the Audit and Best Practice for Chronic Disease proj...

  594. Funders and collaborators

    Funders: National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC). Collaborators: Walter and Eliza Hall Institute (WEHI).

  595. Current projects

    Centre of Research Excellence (CRE) in Respiratory Health of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Children

  596. Current projects

    Centre of Research Excellence (CRE) in Respiratory Health of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Children

  597. Careers

    There are currently no job opportunities available with the Centre of Research Excellence in Integrated Quality Improvement in Indigenous Primary Health Care (CRE-IQI)​.

  598. About

    Biography: Mark is a diligent, experienced, applied biostatistician, with excellent consultancy skills and deep statistical insight. He collaborates and provides advice to many research projects at different stages from the very beginning to th...

  599. Current projects

    Extension “No germs  on me” social marketing health promotion program and evaluation

  600. Publications

    Brimblecombe, J., Liddle, R., & O'Dea, K. 2012. Use of point-of-sale data to assess food and nutrient quality in remote stores. Public Health Nutrition, 1-9.

  601. About

    Biography: John’s career has comprised several threads (data analysis, youth work and community development) that have come together in his work at the Centre for Child Development and Education (CCDE). He is currently co-managing the Child...

  602. Mr Robert Wells

    Current positions: Policy Head, Research Assets, The Sax Institute. Biography: Robert Wells heads policy for research assets at the Sax Institute in Sydney. This role involves overseeing the management and development including the S...

  603. Funders and collaborators

    Funders: The Lowitja Institute Collaborators: ABCD National Partnership Project The Centre for Child Development and Education Miwatj Health Aboriginal Corporation.

  604. Funders and collaborators

    Funders: Attorney-General's Department. Collaborators: Northern Territory Department of Health.

  605. Publications

    Morey, M. J., Cheng, A. C., McCallum, G. B., & Chang, A. B. (2013). Accuracy of cough reporting by carers of Indigenous children. Journal of  Paediatric Child Health, 49(3), E199-203.

  606. Funders and collaborators

    Funders: The Fred Hollows Foundation Collaborators: Top End Health Service Outback Eye Service Western NSW LHD.

  607. Award money for researcher

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

  608. Funders and collaborators

    Funders: National Heart Foundation  National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC).

  609. Contact us

    Colin Baillie Head of Development Menzies School of Health Research Email    

  610. News

    ‘Protecting Mother and Child: A Global Imperative’ ‘Sexual and reproductive health omission disappointing’ ‘Unsafe abortions still killing women’ ‘In those days we had no choice and these women still d...

  611. About

    Biography: Renae works for the Northern Territory Diabetes in Pregnancy Partnership and is involved in evaluating models of care for diabetes in pregnancy across the NT. Prior to this she worked for Menzies Centre for Child Development and Education...

  612. Staff reunion

    Over 150 past and present staff enjoyed an evening at Eva's Cafe, George Brown Botanic Gardens, Darwin to celebrate 30 years of Menzies School of Health Research.

  613. Current projects

    Improving systems and quality of cancer care in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander primary health care settings 

  614. Funders and collaborators

    Funders: National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Cancer Australia - Supporting people with cancer grant.  

  615. Projects

    The first of four rounds of Research Fellowships have been awarded, with funding commencing in 2017:  Vector Borne and Emerging Infectious Diseases theme: Can mosquito excreta be used to enhance detection of Australian vector-borne diseases?...

  616. Current projects

    B.strong Brief Intervention Training Program NHMRC Centre of Research Excellence In Integrated Quality Improvement in Indigenous Primary Health Care (CRE-IQI)

  617. About

    Biography: After completing an Honours Degree in preterm infant nutrition, Emma embarked on a PhD at Flinders University, South Australia in the area of food policy. This work, completed in June 2016, spans the topics of food labelling regulation, s...

  618. About

    Biography: Marita joined the tobacco control research team in 2013. Her current research interests are the use of social media to enhance tobacco control, and smoke free prisons policy. She has published on use of social media for tobacco control ad...

  619. Key staff

    Key rheumatic heart disease staff: Professor Bart Currie, director RHDAustralia Associate Professor Anna Ralph Dr Steven Tong Dr Bo Remenyi Jessica de Dassel Kylie Tune Melita McKinnon Samantha Colquhoun Key RHDAustralia staff:...

  620. About

    Biography: Vicki is a communications professional with two decades of media experience. She is currently working on the Social Media to Enhance Indigenous Tobacco Control research project. The project uses her experience in the social media sphere t...

  621. Resources

    Recommendations for clinical care guidelines on the management of otitis media in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander populations Centre for Research Excellence in Ear and Hearing Health of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Children (CRE_ICH...

  622. Resources

    The food and health communication across cultures resource is designed for use in remote Indigenous communities and adaptable to local situations. Click here to view the publication.

  623. Can you hear me, baby?

    When two young nurses swapped the corridors of Darwin Royal Hospital for life as researchers, together they took steps towards finding enduring solutions for people in Aboriginal communities.

  624. Public health and health research courses

  625. Research focus

    Researchers: Researchers are encouraged to utilise the data to undertake research projects that meet the aims of the project and have the best possible impact on policy and practice. All researchers are required to adhere to the principles in th...

  626. Aboriginal Birth Cohort Study

    A prospective, life course study of Aboriginal newborns, investigating the causes of non-communicable chronic diseases.

  627. Overview

    Menzies research has shown very high rates of diabetes among Indigenous Australians. Of particular concern are the high numbers of young people with the disease, including women of child-bearing age. The DRUID study, conducted by the Menzies Sch...

  628. Menzies delivers evaluation of federal Indigenous chronic disease package

    Primary healthcare policy and planning experts from Menzies have welcomed the release of the report into the landscape of chronic disease in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians.

  629. New research may help break the cycle of intergenerational diabetes

    New research, at Menzies within the NT Diabetes in Pregnancy Partnership Project led by Associate Professor Louise Maple-Brown will be funded by Diabetes Australia. Researches will investigate the barriers to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander mothers accessing optimal healthcare during pregnancy and may help to address the intergenerational cycle of diabetes.

  630. Contact

    Contact: Dr Frances Cunningham Senior Research Fellow Menzies School of Health Research Phone: 07 3169 4219 Email

  631. Funders and collaborators

    Funder: Commonwealth Department of Health Collaborators: Queensland University of Technology University of Sydney Australian National University Black Dog Institute.

  632. Reflections of the National Apology

    To mark the 6th anniversary of the National Apology to the Stolen Generations, Menzies staff have shared some reflections to the very important celebration for all Australians.

  633. Bigger picture for healthcare

    The $20 billion Medical Research Future Fund will favour efforts to improve systems and structures, rather than pursue any single cure or miracle therapy, in an attempt to maximise the impact of health spending in Australia.

  634. Current projects

    Current projects: Strongyloidiasis, Scabies and Impetigo – Household Clustering in a Northern Territory Community Matched case control study to determine the burden strongyloidiasis has on remote Aboriginal Primary Health Care Service P...

  635. Deputy Director and Director of Research

    Brendon has more than 15 years’ experience in consulting, executive leadership and project management roles in the higher education, commercial, community and public service sectors. His expertise includes executive leadership, capacity building,...

  636. Publications

    Liberato, S. C., et al. (2015). "Use of electronic visual recording to aid assessment of dietary intake of Australian Aboriginal children living in remote communities." Aust N Z J Public Health.

  637. Funders and collaborators

    Collaborators: Cancer Council New South Wales James Cook University Queensland Health University of Otago, New Zealand Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet. Chief and associate investigators: Professor Dianne O’Connel...

  638. Overview

    Australia has one of the highest rates of acute rheumatic fever (ARF) and rheumatic heart disease (RHD) in the world. Indigenous people are up to eight times more likely than other groups to be hospitalised and nearly 20 times as likely to die from ...

  639. Funders and collaborators

    Funders:  National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC). Collaborators: Katherine Kedzierska, University of Melbourne Adrian Miller, Griffith University.    

  640. About

    Biography: Michelle completed her PhD at the University of Melbourne, with Prof James Beeson in 2012 with a focus on developing methods to study Plasmodium falciparum malaria parasite invasion of red blood cells. These studies included investigating...

  641. Menzies opens its doors to inspire tomorrow's scientists

    Menzies encourages science students to take up careers in research.

  642. Publications

    Liberato, S.C., et al. (2016) Use of electronic visual recording to aid assessment of dietary intake of Australian Aboriginal children living in remote communities. Australian & New Zealand Journal of Public Health, 40(S1), S27–S29.

  643. Publications

    Jayaraj, R., Thomas, M., Kavanagh, D., d'Abbs, P., Mayo, L., Thompson, V., Griffin, C.  & Nagel, T. (2012). Study Protocol: Screening and Treatment of Alcohol-Related Trauma (START) - a randomised controlled trial. BMC Health Services R...

  644. Funders and collaborators

    Funders: Australian Government  Collaborators: South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute (SAHMRI) Joanna Briggs Institute (JBI)

  645. Important submission requirements

    Intention to lodge a research ethics application: Researchers are required to email the ethics administrator four (4) weeks prior to close off day of your intent to lodge an application for ethics review. The email notification will ensure the ...

  646. Current projects

    •    Lecturer in the Masters of Public Health Program •    Epidemiologist with Rheumatic Heart Disease Australia  

  647. Key staff

    Key staff: Lyn O’Donoghue Alison Laycock. Collaborators: Northern Territory Department of Health The Lowitja Institute James Cook University The University of Melbourne La Trobe University.

  648. Selected publications

    Long, J.C., Cunningham, F.C.  & Braithwaite, J. (2013). Bridges, brokers and boundary spanners in collaborative networks: a systematic review. BMC Health Services Research, 13:158. Tang, R., Ranmuthugala, G., & Cunningham, F.C...

  649. Ms Donna Ah Chee

    Current positions: Chief Executive Officer of the Central Australian Aboriginal Congress Aboriginal Corporation Biography: Ms Ah Chee is the Chief Executive Officer of the Central Australian Aboriginal Congress Aboriginal Corporation, the...

  650. Publications

    Gorham, G., Howard, K., Togni, S., Lawton, P., Hughes, J., Majoni, S. W., Brown, S., Barnes, S., Cass, A. (2017). Economic and quality of care evaluation of dialysis service models in remote Australia: protocol for a mixed methods study. BMC Health ...

  651. Publications

    Lawton, P.D., Cunningham, J., Zhao, Y., Gray, N.A., Chatfield, M.D., Baade, P., et al. (2015) Survival of Indigenous Australians on Renal Replacement Therapy: Closing the Gap? Med J Aust. DOI 10.5694/mja14.00664 Zhao, Y., Wright, J., Guth...

  652. Major supporters

    Menzies has many new and ongoing projects and programs happening in 2016 and the financial support we receive is crucial to driving our medical research, education and training. We are very grateful to our private individual donors and the fo...

  653. Become a partner

    Help us to continue our crucial work for the next 30 years.

  654. Overview

    There is no single solution to dietary improvement in remote communities. We believe the most effective approach to dietary improvement is to provide the best available evidence to those who can directly influence change and to support the capacity of ...

  655. Overview

    Indigenous children have the highest reported rates of otitis media (OM), commonly known as middle ear infection, and burst eardrums in the world. Nine out of 10 young Indigenous children who live in remote communities have some form of ear disease,...

  656. Selected publications

     d'Abbs, P., & Chenhall, R. D. (2013). Spirituality and religion in responses to substance misuse among Indigenous Australians. Substance Use & Misuse, 48, 1-16. doi: 10.3109/10826084.2013.800746  d'Abbs, P. (2012). Probl...

  657. About

    Biography: Kim started her career in veterinary microbiology and branched into database management and programming to analyse data and produce reports for the Namibian veterinary department. Back in Australia, Kim worked for the Northern Territor...

  658. Funders and collaborators

    Supervisors: Associate Professor Julie Brimblecombe (Menzies School of Health Research) Professor Kerin O’Dea (UniSA) Professor Marjory Moodie (Deakin University) Professor Jon Altman (ANU)

  659. Funders and collaborators

    Funders: National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Collaborators: Professor Paul Keim, Northern Arizona University  Associate Professor Jeff Warner, James Cook University.

  660. Key staff

    Key staff: Professor Peter D’abbs Dr Kylie Dingwall. Collaborators: Northern Territory Government Department of Health and Ageing Council for Aboriginal Alcohol Program Services (CAAPS) Ilpurl...

  661. Publications

    Below is a list of selected publications relating to lung health: Marsh, R.L., Kaestli, M., Chang, A.B., Binks, M.J., Pope, C.E., Hoffman, L.R., & Smith-Vaughan, H.C. (2016). The microbiota in bronchoalveolar lavage from young children with c...

  662. Key staff

    Key staff: Nick Anstey Ric Price Tsin Yeo Nick Douglas Jutta Marfurt Sarah Auburn Gabriela Minigo Joshua Hanson Kim Piera Steven Kho Ella Curry Michelle Boyle Kamala Ley-Thriemer Benedikt Ley Bridget Barber Matthew G...

  663. Overview

    Aims: To better understand how different dialysis treatment models impact on patients, families and other service providers, to determine the full range of associated outcomes and costs. Objectives: To better understand how current patterns...

  664. Selected publications

    Whop, L.J., Baade, P., Garvey, G., Cunningham, J., Brotherton, J.M., Lokuge, K., et al. (2016). The first comprehensive report on Indigenous Australian women's inequalities in cervical screening: A retrospective registry cohort study in Queen...

  665. Funders and collaborators

    Funders: Australian Government Children First Foundation HeartKids Kiwanis clubs of Australia Cabrini Health. Collaborators: James Cook University Baker IDI Central Australia University of Western Australia.  

  666. About

    Biography: Anthony migrated to the Menzies School of Health Research after an extensive career in retail management, spending the last five years working for a Northern Territory retail business focused on affordable food supply and n...

  667. Selected publications

    Sayers, S., Singh, G., Mackerras, D., Lawrance, M., Gunthorpe, W., Jamieson, L., et al. (2009). Australian Aboriginal Birth Cohort study: follow-up processes at 20 years. BMC International Health Human Rights, 9(23). Click here to vie...

  668. Publications

    Reilly, R., Evans, K.m, Gomersall, J., Gorham, G., Peters, M., Warren, S., et al. (2016). Effectiveness, cost effectiveness, acceptability and implementation barriers/enablers of chronic kidney disease management programs for Indigeno...

  669. Funders and collaborators

    Funders: We gratefully acknowledge our funding partners and participating AMOSS sites: Funding for this study is through a four year project grant (NHMRC #1024206) 2012-2016. The University of New South Wales provided support to redevelop th...

  670. Katie Montgomery

    Working at Menzies has given me great opportunities to learn new skills in different environments and to gain useful experiences to allow me to go into university with a better understanding of what I want to do in the future

  671. Overview

    Aims: To identify the activities and outcomes of the nurse-led chronic kidney disease (CKD) management program.     Objectives: To determine the degree to which the program improved patient care including slowing progres...

  672. Nerida Liddle

    An additional bonus of working for a year is that I was able to save money for university.

  673. About

    Biography: Kim Piera works as a research assistant in the Global Health laboratory, where she coordinates the logistics of undertaking international scientific research.     She also travels to Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia and Timika, Ind...

  674. About

    Biography: Marie started at Menzies as a research nurse with the PneuMum project in 2007. She has worked in many locations in the Northern Territory in the area of Indigenous health since 1983. Her current role is the Top End coordinat...

  675. Selected publications

    Cunningham, J., & Paradies, Y.C. (2013). Patterns and correlates of self-reported racial discrimination among Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander adults, 2008-09: Analysis of national survey data. International Journal for Equit...

  676. Funders and collaborators

    Funders: Menzies School of Health Research Small Grant. Research team: Dr Selma Liberato (CI) A/Prof Julie Brimblecombe Dr Therese Kearns Felicity Pearce

  677. Projects

    The development of the nutrition critical appraisal tool (NCAT) The development, pilot and refinement of the nutrition and food security - approaches to improving the health of women and children (NFS) short course.

  678. About

    Biography: Christel’s work is mainly focused on participatory action research with effective engagement of communities in resource limited settings. She is currently the continuous quality improvement (CQI) coordinator in Menzies Globa...

  679. Publications

    Stone, M., Baker, A., & Maple-Brown, L.J. (2013). Diabetes in young people in the Top End of the Northern Territory. Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health, 49(11), 976-9. Maple-Brown, L.J., Brimblecombe, J., Connelly, P.W., Harr...

  680. Funders and collaborators

    Funders: Glaxo Smith-Kline The Financial Markets for Children Menzies School of Health Research. Collaborators: John Upham and Stephanie Yerkovich, University of Queensland, Queensland Lung Transplant Service and&nb...

  681. Latest news

    The team create short videos for social media to share updates on the social media and health research project. Check out the videos here.  Latest news:  

  682. Selected publications

    Mitchell M, Wilson D & Aitken RL (2015). Family and Cultural Care of the Critically Ill Patient. In: D Elliot, L Aitken & W Chaboyer, ACCCN’s Critical Care Nursing, 3rd Ed. Elsevier Sydney Lenthall S, Knight S, Foxley S, Gordon V, Iv...

  683. About

    Biography: Ben joined the division of Global and Tropical Health in early 2014 to work on a number of malaria related projects with a special focus on field diagnostics. After graduating from the University of Vienna, Ben has lived and worke...

  684. Funders and collaborators

    Funders:   National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Channel 7 Children’s Research Foundation The Financial Markets Foundation for Children. Collaborators:  Townsville General Hospita...

  685. Current publications

    Hefler M, Liberato SC, Thomas DP. (accepted, in press) Incentives for preventing smoking in children and adolescents. The Cochrane database of systematic reviews. Hefler M, Hopkins R, Thomas DP. (2016) Successes and unintended consequence...

  686. Overview

    The death rates from kidney disease are eight to 10 times higher among Indigenous Australians than other Australians. Indigenous Australians are also 14 times more likely to need in-hospital care for kidney dialysis. Kidney disease has huge impa...

  687. Achievements

    Research excellence: A 5 out of 5 ranking. The Australian Government’s Excellence in Research for Australia initiative recently described our work as ‘outstanding’ and ‘well above world standard’. Value fo...

  688. Overview

    Aims: To work with the Top End Health Service (TEHS) and the Fred Hollows Foundation to evaluate the implementation and impact of the Outreach Ophthalmology Program. Objectives: To determine the activities, outcomes, costs and benef...

  689. Overview

    Aims: To study in detail acute respiratory illnesses and their outcomes in urban Indigenous children in Brisbane, Queensland. Summary: Acute respiratory illnesses like coughs, colds and flu are major causes of poor health and preventable ...

  690. Scabies and strongyloides: a community snapshot

    Researcher Therese Kearns tests a new treatment for mite and worm infections.

  691. Menzies / CDU partnership

    Menzies was established in 1985 as a body corporate of the Northern Territory Government under the Menzies School of Health Research Act 1985 (the MSHR Act). The MSHR Act and subsequent amendments establishes Menzies as a major partner of Charles Darwi...

  692. Majella Murphy

    Manager, Epidemiology and Health Systems, commenced 23 June 2014.

  693. Sharon Troncoso

    Research nurse, Child Health, commenced 21 August 2014.

  694. Sukoluhle Moyo

    Research nurse, Child Health, commenced 26 August 2014.

  695. Student prizes

    The Val Asche Prize for Academic Excellence is awarded on an annual basis at the end of each academic year.

  696. Overview

    Aims: To improve the capacity of Asia and the Pacific countries to address the nutrition issues they face by developing the Nutrition Critical Appraisal Tool (NCAT). Objectives: To assist nutrition programs to appraise nutritio...

  697. Overview

    Aims: Specific malaria aims are to: Strengthen capacity within malaria control programs to apply novel tools for molecular surveillance of drug-resistant malaria Determine models for implementation of new methods for safe and effective radic...

  698. About

    Biography: Kylie Tune is a Darwin local, who loves the lifestyle and climate of the Top End of the Northern Territory.  Kylie has worked at Menzies School of Health Research for six years, across several projects, introducing her to man...

  699. Current projects

    Nutrition and food security short course Talking about feeding babies and little kids counselling course The development, pilot and refinement of Nutrition and Food Security - approaches to improving the health of women and children ...

  700. NT communities bombarded by global cocktail

    The bacterium Streptococcus pyogenes is linked to poor health throughout Indigenous communities in the Northern Territory (NT) and can lead to life-threatening conditions such as rheumatic heart disease (RHD). For over 20 years a succession of Menzi...

  701. Funders and collaborators

    Funders: National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Collaborators: Pasteur Institute of Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam Murdoch Childrens Research Institute, Melbourne GlaxoSmithKline Biologicals, Belgium ...

  702. Overview

    Aims: To strengthen the knowledge and skills of nutrition stakeholders in Indigenous Australian communities, Asia and the Pacific to plan and implement contextually-appropriate evidence based nutrition interventions. Summary: The N...

  703. Contact us

    Headquarters - Darwin, Northern Territory: Location: Darwin (Royal Darwin Hospital Campus) John Mathews Building (JMB) Building 58, Royal Darwin Hospital Campus View RDH map. View Google Map.  Before you visit, please read m...

  704. Bronwyn Morris

    Program manager, Epidemiology and Health Systems, commenced 23 June 2014.

  705. Daniel Peterson

    Project officer, Global and Tropical Health Commenced 19 September 2013

  706. Jennifer Goodall

    Project officer, Child Health Division Commenced 20 June 2013

  707. Karen Jones

    Project assistant, Global and Tropical Health Commenced 9 September 2013

  708. Karen Watson

    Research nurse, Child Health Division Commenced 23 July 2013

  709. Nicolette Glasson

    Research nurse, Child Health Division Commenced 5 August 2013

  710. Penny Thyne

    Project assistant, Global and Tropical Health, commenced 9 September 2014.

  711. Sagen Wilks

    Project officer, Global and Tropical Health, commenced 18 August 2014.

  712. Vikki Knott

    Research fellow, Epidemiology and Health Systems, commenced 10 June 2014.

  713. Contact us

    Headquarters - Darwin, Northern Territory: Location: Darwin (Royal Darwin Hospital Campus) John Mathews Building (JMB) Building 58, Royal Darwin Hospital Campus View Google Map  Visitors please note: a new build...

  714. Funders and collaborators

    Funders: Channel 7 – Children’s Research Foundation National Health and Medical Research Council post-graduate scholarship and Douglas and Lola Douglas scholarship in Medical Science - awarded to Michael Binks.  

  715. Maryjane Crabtree

    Patron profile Maryjane has been involved in some of Australia's best known product liability and occupational health and safety cases. She has represented leading manufacturing, food and pharmaceutical companies against claims for product de...

  716. Publications

    Currie, B., Howard,D., Nguyen, V. T., Withnall, K. & Merianos, A. (1993). The 1990-1991 outbreak of melioidosis in the Northern Territory of Australia: clinical aspects. The Southeast Asian Journal of Tropical Medicine an...

  717. Latest news

    The Observational Study (BOS): 126 children were enrolled in this study from sites in Australia and Alaska. Children were seen every three months and received a health check. We monitored key risk factors and their respiratory condition througho...

  718. Funders and collaborators

    Funders: The Indigenous Cancer Advocacy Program (ICAP) is funded by Cancer Australia, through its “Supporting people with cancer” initiative.  Collaborators: Cancer Council NSW Cancer Council QLD Cancer Voices Australia...

  719. About

    Biography: Michael has been involved with Indigenous health research for over 14 years. After completing a Bachelor of Science he joined Menzies in 1997 to work in the area of infectious diseases with a focus on group-A-Streptococcus and one of its ...

  720. Overview

    Aims: To investigate the patterns of care, quality of life, and comorbidities in Indigenous people with cancers and compare them with non-Indigenous cancer patients, and against clinical guidelines. Objectives: To identify factors th...

  721. About

    Biography: Dr Emma McMahon is an Accredited Practising Dietitian and Research Fellow in a joint position with University of South Australia and Menzies School of Health Research. She has a doctorate in nutrition, with her doctoral research exploring...

  722. Resources

    RHDAustralia has developed a suite of educational resources, based on the Australian guideline for the prevention, diagnosis and management of ARF and RHD (2nd edition), for health professionals and communities. These can be accessed on the RHDAustrali...

  723. Resources

    RHDAustralia has developed a suite of educational resources, based on the Australian guideline for the prevention, diagnosis and management of ARF and RHD (2nd edition), for health professionals and communities. These can be accessed on the RHDAustrali...

  724. Publications

    Binks M.J., Smith-Vaughan H.C., Bar-Zeev N., Chang A.B. & Andrews R.M. (2014). Vitamin D insufficiency among hospitalised children in the Northern Territory. Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health, 50(7), 512-8. Binks M.J., Smith-Vaughan H.C....

  725. Overview

    Data collection completed analysis underway Aims: To provide an evidence base with a view to improving clinical care and outcomes for women with rheumatic heart disease (RHD) in pregnancy and their babies. Objectives: To investigate...

  726. B.strong Program

    Queensland Health Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Brief Intervention Training Program

  727. Brian Arley

    Engagement and communications officer, Epidemiology and Health Systems Commenced 28 October 2013

  728. Bridget Kehoe

    Engagement and communications officer, Epidemiology and Health Systems Commenced 28 October 2013

  729. Evan McRobb

    Research project assistant, Child Health Division Commenced 17 June 2013

  730. Kylie Dolan

    Project support officer, Child Health Division Commenced 28 October 2013

  731. Maree Toombs

    Principal research fellow, Child Health Division Commenced on 4 November 2013

  732. Matthew Grigg

    Senior research officer, Global and Tropical Health Commenced 1 August 2013

  733. Perri Hull

    Administration support officer, Epidemiology and Health Systems Commenced 10 October 2013

  734. Phillipa Cole

    Indigenous patient navigator, Epidemiology and Health Systems Commenced 8 July 2013

  735. Renae Kirkham

    Project officer - Let's Start, Child Health Division Commenced 15 July 2013

  736. Rosemary Harbridge

    Education and training officer, Global and Tropical Health Commenced 2 August 2013

  737. Smoking

    The harm caused by tobacco is a major public health problem for Indigenous Australians.

  738. Tania Patrao

    Project support officer, Epidemiology and Health Systems, commenced 5 June 2014.

  739. Cain Hendy

    Bucking the trend of commencing uni after school, Cain says he would encourage others to do the same as a gap year placement assists with tailoring career pathways to personal interests.

  740. Overview

    Aims: The aim of the partnership is to improve systems of care and services for women in Far North Queensland (FNQ) with diabetes in pregnancy (DIP) and their babies. Summary:  Pregnancies complicated by diabetes carry significa...

  741. Contact us

    WICC 2016 Conference Host: Menzies School of Health Research Tel: +61 7 3169 4214 Fax: +61 8 8946 8464 Email: Bronwyn.Morris@menzies.edu.au Postal address: PO Box 10639 Brisbane, QLD, 4000 Australia Office address: Level 1, 147 Wharf St...

  742. Selected publications

    Bower, C., D’Antoine, H. & Stanley, F. (2009). Neural tube defect in Australia: Trends in encephalceles and other neural tube defects before and after promotion of folic acid supplementation and voluntary food fortification. ...

  743. About

    Biography: Jason was appointed as human resources manager at Menzies School of Health Research in January 2011.  He leads the activities of the human resource unit who deliver human resource services to Menzies in accordance with workforce and ...

  744. Nelson Rossingh

    Nelson believes the opportunity given by Menzies and GTNT is remarkable and would encourage other students to follow in his footsteps and apply for the gap year.

  745. Current projects

    HOT NORTH - Improving Health Outcomes in the Tropical North: A Multidisciplinary Collaboration

  746. Funders and collaborators

    Funders: Queensland Children Medical Research Institute program grant Collaborators: Children’s Health Queensland Hospital Mater Children’s Hospital, Brisbane Prince of Wales Hospital, Hong Kong.

  747. Feedback and complaints

    Menzies School of Health Research takes complaints made about its activities, policies or decision-making seriously. If you have a complaint to make, please contact the executive officer via phone on 08 8946 8600 or email. Privacy Your persona...

  748. Angelina Joshua

    Trainee community liaison officer, Child Health Division Commenced 19 August 2013

  749. Cynthia Croft

    Project manager, Quality Improvement, Epidemiology and Health Systems, commenced 16 June 2014.

  750. Menzies unveils its 2013 Annual Report

    The yearly report card for Australia’s only MRI dedicated to improving Indigenous health and wellbeing has been released.

  751. About

    Biography: Rachael spent a short time exploring an interest in research in NSW before taking up the opportunity to move to the Northern Territory. She spent three years as a Public Health Nutritionist with an Aboriginal Medical Service, visiting rem...

  752. Projects

    Current projects: A Framework to inform food-related policy in remote Indigenous Australia  Completed projects: Community of Practice model Food and Health Communication Across Cultures Good Food Systems project

  753. Presentations and Photos

    Please use this link to access the photos from WICC 2016: http://wicc2016.pixieset.com/ Please click on the below PDFs to view the presentations. Note that not all presentations and videos are available for publication. Tuesday 12th April 20...

  754. Current

    Wave-4: The fourth wave of data collection for this unique cohort commenced in 2013 and will continue through to 2015. The cohort is now aged between 24-28 years and researchers will again be travelling to over 40 communities, both urban and rem...

  755. Diabetes and kidney disease

  756. 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.

  757. Projects

    Improving communication in healthcare services to Aboriginal people at Royal Darwin Hospital: Stage 1 Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder Prevention and Health Promotion Resources  ABCD national research partnership One21seventy Sentinel si...

  758. Funders and collaborators

    Funders: National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Collaborators: Royal Darwin Hospital, Darwin, Australia Likas Women & Children’s Hospital, Sabah, Malaysia Sarawak General Hospital, Sarawak, Malaysia Univer...

  759. Current projects

    Various, including:​ Ferinject (RCT, Rapid ferric carboxymaltose infusion for iron deficiency anaemia in Aboriginal children) The Dialysis Models of Care project Evaluation of chronic kidney disease management programs delivered by Abo...

  760. Resources

    World Health Federation Rheumatic Heart Disease network WPCCS presentations: Prevention and control of RF and RHD - Lessons from autonomous programmes Programmes and perspectives - The Pacific Islands...

  761. Overview

    Aims: To identify the cause of the excessive occurrence of vulvar cancer in young women in Arnhem Land. Objectives: To confirm our recent finding that a genetic susceptibility to vulvar cancer is responsible for the excess occurrence o...

  762. Website equips Menzies for a new age of research and education

    Australia's only medical research institute dedicated to improving Indigenous health and wellbeing has unveiled its new website.

  763. Publications

    Cunningham, J., O’Dea, K., Dunbar, T., Weeramanthri, T., Zimmet, P., & Shaw, J. (2006). Study Protocol – Diabetes and related conditions in urban Indigenous people in the Darwin, Australia region: aims, methods and participation...

  764. Current Projects

    •    Co-creating better health outcomes with the Indigenous community  •    Red Dust Role Models Program Evaluation •    Evaluation of the NT Alcohol Mandatory Treatment Program •...

  765. Overview

    Aims: ME & Kidney Care seeks to understand the range of experiences and satisfaction of users of kidney care delivered by and in partnership with Top-End Renal Services. We will be asking participants to be involved in either a case-study, in-de...

  766. Funders and collaborators

    Funders: National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Equity Council.  Research team: A/Prof Julie Brimblecombe (CI) Megan Ferguson Dr Selma Liberato Anne Magnus, Deakin University Professor Marjorie Moodie, Deaki...

  767. Funders and collaborators

    Funders: General Practice Education and Training Academic Post  Collaborators: Charles Darwin University Northern Territory Department of Health Northern Territory Department of Education  Department of Resources, Horti...

  768. Events

    Upcoming 2017 events: August  11 | Xavier College Wurruminyanga as part of National Science Week  August 15 | Parliament House as part of National Science Week, 9am - 1pm. Open to the public. August 16 | Bowali Visito...

  769. Honours program

    Provides students with their first opportunity to carry out in-depth research into a topic of their choice.

  770. About

    Biography: Mark Mayo is a Darwin local and graduate of Charles Darwin University. Mark has worked on many research projects during his time at the Menzies School of Health Research from malaria and melioidosis to petrol sniffing and childho...

  771. The ESP Project

    Engaging stakeholders in identifying priority evidence-practice gaps and strategies for improvement in primary health care.

  772. Overview

    Aims: Our current studies include: Characterising the systemic adaptive and innate immune responses to respiratory pathogens Investigating the role of airway macrophages in persistent neutrophilic inflammation Investigating the effect of t...

  773. Gender equity

    Menzies School of Health Research values gender equity and diversity, recognising that contributions to our mission can be made by all individuals, regardless of gender. Menzies is committed to providing an inclusive environment in which the right...

  774. Project of the month: RHD Genetics

    Australia has the highest recorded rates of Rheumatic Heart Disease in the world. But why are some people more susceptible than others?

  775. Publications

    Leach AJ, Wigger C, Beissbarth J, Woltring D, Andrews R, Chatfield MD, Smith-Vaughan H, Morris PS (2016) General health, otitis media, nasopharyngeal carriage and middle ear microbiology in Northern Territory Aboriginal children vaccinated duri...

  776. Resources

    Fact sheets: Chemotherapy Radiotherapy Surgery Understanding cancer talk What is cancer? The information in the fact sheets has been adapted for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people by Menzies Schoo...

  777. Overview

    Aims: The overall aim of this research is to identify interventional targets that can improve lung health and the management of respiratory diseases in Indigenous children. In doing so, lung disease may be detected early and possibly prevented. This...

  778. Overview

    Aims: To improve the care and outcomes for women with diabetes in pregnancy and their babies.  Summary: The three major components of the project are: The review of the current models of care to improve health service ...

  779. Resources

    To read more about the ESP Project, click here For more information on facilitating an ESP group discussion click here  To read the research evidence on improving the quality of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander primary health care...

  780. About

    Biography: Jutta is a molecular parasitologist with postgraduate qualifications in epidemiology and public health, with an adjunct academic appointment at Charles Darwin University. Jutta’s main interests are the development and valida...

  781. Resources

     Fact sheets: Chemotherapy Radiotherapy Surgery Understanding cancer talk What is cancer? The information in the fact sheets has been adapted for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people by Menzies Scho...

  782. Overview

    Lung conditions are the most common reason why Indigenous people see a doctor and the second most common reason for hospitalisation. Many cases of lung disease seen in adults started in childhood, and many of these lung conditions can be p...

  783. Publications

    Ho, J., Marais, B. J., Gilbert, G. L., & Ralph, A. P. (2013). Diagnosing tuberculous meningitis - have we made any progress? Trop Med Int Health, 18(6), 783-793. Ralph, A. P., Yeo, T. W., Salome, C. M., Waramori, G., Pontororing, G. J....

  784. Rebecca Cass

    Rebecca has joined us from Sydney where she completed her high school studies at Ascham School.

  785. Overview

    Indigenous suicide rates in the Northern Territory (NT) are significantly above national rates, with suicide rates for Indigenous children and youth doubling since 2001. This crisis was recognised in the 2012 report of the NT’s parliamenta...

  786. Overview

    Aims: To develop a practical and acceptable resource package for promoting nutrition in remote Indigenous community stores using shelf labels.  Summary: The Nutrition Promotion and Education in Remote Stores Project was created in re...

  787. King announced as MC for Menzies Charity Breakfast

    Celebrated Territory radio broadcaster, Charlie King has been announced as MC for the Menzies School of Health Research’s Close the Gap Day Charity Breakfast.

  788. Cancer

    Cancer is the second leading cause of death among Indigenous people.

  789. Publications

    Johnston, V., Westphal, D., Earnshaw, C., and Thomas, D.P. (2012). Starting to Smoke: A qualitative study of the experiences of Australian Indigenous Youth.  BMC Public Health, 12, 963. Johnston, V., Thomas, D.P., Westp...

  790. Office details

    Headquarters - Darwin, Northern Territory: Location: Darwin (Royal Darwin Hospital Campus) John Mathews Building (JMB) Building 58, Royal Darwin Hospital Campus View RDH map. View Google Map. Visitors please note: A new building pro...

  791. Nutrition

  792. Current projects

    The Tropical Disease Regional Research Regional Collaborative Initiative: Responding to Drug-Resistant Tuberculosis and Malaria in the Asia-Pacific  Strengthening health systems to improve the delivery of tuberculosis contact investigation an...

  793. Susan Alberti AO

    Patron profile Susan Alberti was born in 1947 in Bairnsdale, Victoria. She is the co-founder and Managing Director of the DANSU Group based in Wheelers Hill. DANSU Group successfully completed substantial commercial, industrial and property devel...

  794. Current projects

    CHARM - Characterising Hepatitis B in northern Australia through molecular epidemiology The Changing Epidemiology of Hepatitis B in the Northern Territory Hepatitis B in the Top End of the Northern Territory: health literacy among th...

  795. Selected publications

    McWhirter, R.E. (2013). Body ownership and research. Journal of Law and Medicine, 21, 323-329. McWhirter, R.E., (2012). The history of bioethics: implications for current debates in health research. Perspectives in Biology and Medicine, 55...

  796. Overview

    Aims: To determine the roles Indigenous cancer survivors can play in improving cancer outcomes for other Indigenous cancer patients Objectives: To find out if the roles should be through existing survivor organisati...

  797. Collaborative approach delivers research with influence

    Collaborating with governments not only in Australia, but in at least 20 neighbouring countries, is a key to much of the successful work undertaken by the Menzies School of Health Research, says Director Professor Alan Cass.

  798. Current projects

    HOT NORTH - Improving Health Outcomes in the Tropical North: A Multidisciplinary Collaboration Closing the loop on life-threatening melioidosis infections: observational research informing clinical practice change and policy for adults with s...

  799. Disease of the month: tuberculosis

    With a history as long as mankind’s, TB lies dormant in one third of our global population.

  800. Cutting Edge Science Q&A

    A panel of cutting edge scientists will present at the third round of a popular Q & A series offered as part of 30th Anniversary celebrations for the Menzies School of Health Research.

  801. Seminar to debunk myths on alcohol and pregnancy

    A seminar to inform stakeholders and the media about the prevention of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD) will be hosted tomorrow Tuesday, 20 May by the Menzies School of Health Research.

  802. Overview

    Aims:   To develop and test the feasibility of a multi-sector participatory approach to support the development of a healthy eating environment in remote Indigenous communities. Summary:   Good nutrition throughout life is funda...

  803. Home

    World Indigenous Cancer Conference 12 - 14 April 2016  Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre  Queensland, Australia The inaugural World Indigenous Cancer Conference 2016 (WICC) was attended by over 300 d...

  804. Projects

    The 2015 Northern Territory Gambling, Health and Wellbeing Survey Gambling data collection and screening in Northern Territory service agencies Analysis of data arising from the Gambling data collection and screening project Analysis of electr...

  805. Close the Gap Day Charity Breakfast 2014 - Tickets now on sale

    The Menzies School of Health Research (Menzies) Close the Gap Day Charity Breakfast is now a fixture on Darwin’s annual social calendar.

  806. Selected publications

    Commons, R., Robinson, C., Davis, J., Gawler, D., & Price, R. (2015). High Burden of Diabetic Foot Infections in the Top End of Australia: An Emerging Health Crisis (DEFINE Study). Diabetes Research and Clinical Practice. Commons, R., Smeester...

  807. Funders and collaborators

    Collaborators: Cancer Council QLD Cancer Council NSW University of Queensland  Funders: National Health Medical Research Council Cancer Council NSW Key staff: Chief investigators: Professor John Condon Asso...

  808. Overview

    Aims: To determine the efficacy of topical and oral treatments for resolution of discharging ears among Aboriginal children with chronic suppurative otitis media (CSOM).  Objectives: To compare the efficacy of the followin...

  809. Media statement on the Northern Territory education luminary, Nancy Giese

    The Menzies School of Health Research is deeply saddened to hear of the passing of education pioneer and 2001 Northern Territory Senior Australian of the Year, Nancy Giese, AO OBE MBE.

  810. Commentary from the early days

    “This was an unlikely event for a provincial northern city with little academic precedent. It came about as a result of the dreams and drive of a generation of Darwin residents, of the aspirations of a newly created Northern Territory Government ...

  811. Budget 2016: Is a tobacco excise hike good for Indigenous people?

    Experts in Indigenous health are in favour of the tobacco excise hike in the 2016 budget, but whether it will work in remote Indigenous communities remains to be seen.

  812. Empowered Cambodian students look to the future

    Empowered Cambodian students look to the future Anthropologist Dr Kate Senior is a senior research fellow with the Menzies School of Health Research in Darwin. She travels widely to conduct her research, most recently spending a month at the Uni...

  813. Supporters

    HealthLAB is sponsored by Darwin Rotary, Learnmed, EPAC and Power and Water Corporation.

  814. Cosgrove drops in for tropical diseases tour

    GOVERNOR-GENERAL Peter Cosgrove stopped in at Darwin’s Menzies School of Health Research’s new facilities at the Royal Darwin Hospital campus yesterday.

  815. Research reveals concerning nutrition outcomes in remote communities

    Some remote Indigenous communities are spending as little as 2.2 per cent of total food expenditure on fruit and just 5.4 per cent on vegetables according to a study by the Menzies School of Health Research.

  816. Projects

    Program area 1 - Pathways and outcomes of care: Cervical cancer screening participation and outcomes for Australian women Effects of co-morbidities on cancer treatment and survival Health care utilisation at the end of life and palliative car...

  817. HREA (previously NEAF)

    Please use the NHMRC Human Research Ethics Application (HREA) form if your project is to be lodged with more than one ethics committee, and include the NT specific requirements. Please check each committee’s requirements before doing so. If you are only lodging your application with this HREC then please submit either the HREA or our local HREC Application Form but not both.

  818. His Honour the Honourable John Hardy AO

    His Honour the Honourable John Hardy AO, Administrator of the Northern Territory, has been named as the new Patron of the Menzies School of Health Research. His Honour was sworn in as the 21st Administrator of the Northern Territory on 10 November 2014...

  819. Lab teaches remote kids healthy living

    IN a busy classroom on the Tiwi Islands, teacher's aide Stan blows into a breathalyser measuring carbon dioxide from smoke in the body, almost sending himself off the classroom scale. His students dissolve into laughter.WHEN asked, he sheepishly admits to smoking. "You play footy? You'll run faster if you quit," says a researcher from the Heart Foundation.

  820. First ever World Indigenous Cancer Conference comes to Brisbane

    Indigenous communities, consumers and health experts will come together today at the opening of the inaugural World Indigenous Cancer Conference (WICC) at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre.

  821. Biology

    Population biology and polymicrobial bacterial community analyses Characterisation of the polymicrobial microecology of chronic respiratory infections in Indigenous children: Dr Robyn Marsh’s fellowship aims to improve respiratory heal...

  822. Funders and collaborators

    Funders: Lowitja Institute.   Collaborators: ​Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre Alan Walker Cancer Centre, Royal Darwin Hospital Moruya Hospital Oncology Service Bega Hospital Oncology Service NSW Southern Area Health S...

  823. Gail's story

    Assoc Professor Gail Garvey, a Kamilaroi woman whose family originated from Moree,New South Wales leads Menzies’ National Centre of Research Excellence in cancer. “I always wanted to be a nurse or in a profession that helped others,...

  824. Overview

    Aims: To determine if a standardised clinical management pathway improves clinical outcomes To assess the reliability, validity and direct health costs of this pathway To examine the feasibility of using the standardised pathway ...

  825. Menzies bids farewell to Ethics Chairman, Dr Michael Nixon

    The Menzies School of Health Research has thanked the retiring chairman of the Human Research Ethics Committee for his commitment and dedication to the ethical review of research studies in the Northern Territory.

  826. Overview

    Despite a similar overall incidence of cancers, Indigenous people have higher mortality rates than other Australians. The reasons for this may include a later cancer stage at diagnosis, reduced uptake of or access to treatment, greater comorbidities, a...

  827. Funders and collaborators

    Collaborators: Illawarra Cancer Care Centre Shoalhaven Regional Cancer Centre Moree District Health Service Outreach Chemotherapy Service Riverina Cancer Care Centre Alan Walker Cancer Care Centre Royal Darwin Hospital Peter MacCallum...

  828. Call to cut salt, sugar in basic foods as remote NT communities tackle kidney disease

    Food manufacturers should find ways to reduce salt and sugar in basic foods to help prevent the high rates of kidney disease in remote Australian communities, health experts have said ahead of World Kidney Day on March 10.

  829. Selected publications

    Robinson, R.W., Tyler, W.B., Silburn, S.R. & Zubrick, S.R. (2012). Gender, Culture and Intervention: Exploring Differences between Aboriginal and Non-Aboriginal Children’s Responses to an Early Intervention Programme. Children and Soci...

  830. Program extras

    Program extras A number of extra events were available throughout WICC 2016 including: Pre-conference Workshop – Racism and Health Workshop: Learnings for Cancer – facilitated by Professor David R Williams, Harvard University USA and ...

  831. Scholarships

    Throughout the year a number of scholarships become available.  You are encouraged to contact our research degrees administration officer to discuss your research project and eligibility for a scholarship.  The following scholarships ar...

  832. The application process

    Your research ethics application will be considered and assessed by the Aboriginal Ethics Sub Committee one week prior to the Human Research Ethics Committee. Upon receipt of a research ethics application, an email acknowledging receipt of the appli...

  833. Overview

    Aim: To advance our understanding of the impact of diabetes and related metabolic disorders on the development of heart disease and early death in urban Indigenous Australians. Objectives: To follow-up the Darwin Region Urban Indigenou...

  834. Overview

    Aim: To advance our understanding of the impact of diabetes and related metabolic disorders on the development of heart disease and early death in urban Indigenous Australians. Objectives: To follow-up the Darwin Region Urban Indigenou...

  835. Resources

    Good Food Planning Tool Food and Health Communication Across Cultures Community capacity appraisal tool Interview Guide Information sheets: Available for download or purchase via the resources portal Information sheet 1: Goo...

  836. Infectious diseases specialist awarded $75 000 to continue fight against super-bug.

    The grant will provide vital funding to develop trials in the areas of Staphylococcus aureus (golden Staph) infections, bone and joint infections and skin infections.

  837. CRE in Ear and Hearing health

  838. Health promotion

  839. Health promotion

  840. Indigenous health

    Menzies partners with over 60 Indigenous communities across northern Australia to create resources and grow local skills.

  841. Indigenous health

  842. Indigenous health

  843. Sexual health

  844. Sexual health

  845. Youth health

    There is little known about Indigenous adolescent lives. Yet, it’s such an extraordinary stage because there’s incredibly rapid development.

  846. Discovery by ear health researchers

  847. Global and tropical health

  848. Health systems and implementation

  849. Health systems research

  850. Health Promotion Tool

  851. Master of Public Health

  852. Primary health care

  853. Primary health care

  854. Child health and development seminar

    "Who is hospitalised for suicidal behaviour in the NT and what are the outcomes?" Keynote speaker: Bernard Leckning

  855. Child health laboratory research

  856. Evaluation of CKD management in NT primary health

  857. Food and health communication across cultures

  858. Graduate Diploma in Public Health

  859. Health Promotion Tool Protocol

  860. Letter to the editor | A health priority

    I WELCOME the NT News call to tackle kidney disease affecting indigenous Australians (editorial, 08/08/16).

  861. Phase 1_Mental Health Report_Final_NT

  862. Phase 1_Mental Health Report_Final_QLD

  863. Preliminary health service data

  864. 2015 Release Child Health Protocol

  865. Child Health Clinical Audit Tool NSW

  866. Child Health Clinical Audit Tool NT

  867. Child Health Clinical Audit Tool SA

  868. Child Health Clinical Audit Tool WA

  869. Community Development & Public Health Seminar

  870. CRE in Respiratory Health scholarship application form

  871. Health Promotion Pre-audit Information Sheet

  872. Health Promotion Systems Assessment Tool

  873. National Health and Medical Research Council

  874. Master of Public Health Research Project

  875. Maternal health clinical audit protocol

  876. Maternal health clinical audit tool

  877. NACCHO Aboriginal Health "What Works Part 9"

    Hon Linda Burney’s Menzies Research Oration "Community led programs"

  878. Passing the Menzies School of Health Research Act

  879. Sexual Health (STI BBV) Clinical Audit Tool

  880. Child Health Clinical Audit Tool Queensland

  881. Child Health Clinical Audit Tool Tasmania

  882. Child Health Clinical Audit Tool Victoria

  883. Child health seminar flyer | 22 November 2016

  884. Health Promotion Systems Assessment Scoring Form

  885. Kidney health and Menzies engagement in Central Australia

  886. Kidney health and Menzies engagement in Central Australia

  887. National Child Health Report: 2012-2013

  888. Role of the Environment in Skin Health | Nicola Slavin

  889. 2013 Release Preventive Health Clinical Audit Tool

  890. 2014 Release Sexual Health (STI-BBV) Clinical Audit Protocol

  891. 2014 Release Sexual Health (STI-BBV) Clinical Audit Tool

  892. 2014 Release Youth Health Clinical Audit Protocol

  893. 2014 Release Youth Health Clinical Audit Tool

  894. Cooperative Research Centre for Aboriginal and Tropical Health established

  895. CQI + Research + Change Advocates = Improvements in Primary Health Care

  896. Health Promotion Pre-Systems Assessment Tool Information Sheet

  897. Public health courses available 100% online in 2017 for domestic students

  898. Public Health courses launched as staff move into new building

  899. The 2015 Northern Territory Gambling, Health and Wellbeing Survey

  900. Menzies celebrates 30 years of scientific discovery and public health achievement

  901. Priority Evidence-Practice Gaps in Child Health 2007-2013

  902. Stars line up to support prestigious Aboriginal health event in Darwin

    Darwin will host a roll call of sporting and entertainment greats this month as they fly in to participate in the second Rioli Fund Annual Dinner.

  903. ESP Project_FINAL REPORT_Primary health care for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children

  904. Indigenous health: Queensland's gulf in cancer survival rates fails to improve

    A study tracking survival rates five years after diagnosis from 1997 through to 2012 finds little evidence of gap closing

  905. ESP Project_Data Supplement_FINAL REPORT_Primary Health Care for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Children

  906. National Report on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Preventive Health Care (2012 – 2014)

  907. A structured systems approach to improving health promotion practice for chronic disease prevention in Indigenous communities.

  908. The development, pilot and refinement of the Nutrition and Food Security - Approaches to improving the health of women and children (NFS) short course

  909. Kidney disease: National taskforce needed to address health crisis among Indigenous people, medical experts warn

    Dialysis patient Didamain Uibo says she does not get homesick anymore, after more than three decades receiving treatment at a clinic far away from her community.

  910. National Report on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Preventive Health Care (2012 – 2014) – with comparative NT data

  911. National Report on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Preventive Health Care (2012 – 2014) – with comparative QLD data

  912. Information for Prospective Students - National Research Partnership to improve primary health care performance and outcomes for Indigenous peoples flyer

  913. Health care utilisation at the end of life and palliative care needs for Indigenous cancer patients

  914. Improving the quality of primary health care – a primary training manual for the One21seventy cycle

  915. Love affair with parasites

    From scabies to flesh-eating fire fish (okay we made that one up), Dr Deborah Holt knows, and loves, parasites. We find out why.

  916. Support us

    Menzies are currently seeking funding to develop the HealthLAB program into its full vision as a permanent outreach program for all Territorians to access. Partnering with Menzies’ HealthLAB provides a unique opportunity to align your brand wi...

  917. Current Employment Opportunities

  918. Current projects

    Act on Salt Good food systems project Healthy Eating and Drinking Study (HEDS) Healthy Store Healthy Food Stores healthy options project in remote Indigenous communities (SHOP@RIC) Remote Indigenous stores and takeaways (RIST) keeping trac...

  919. Developing global links in the fight against a super-bug

    For years it's been the super-bug in hospitals around Australia. Golden staph, or Staphylococcus aureus, is resistant to a wide range of antibiotics, difficult to treat and seemingly impossible to eradicate. Golden staph is one of the most aggre...

  920. There's no Aboriginal word for cancer

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

  921. Selected publications

    Chatfield, M. (2015). Precombine: A command to examine n≥2 Stata datasets before combining. Stata Journal, 5, 607-626. Maple-Brown, L., Hughes, J., Chatfield, M., Ward, L., Piers, L., Jones, G., et al. (2015). Adding Measures...

  922. Selected publications

    RHD Global status report 2015-2017 RHD Action pp47-49 The 5x5 path towards Rheumatic Heart Disease Control: Outcomes from the Third Rheumatic Heart Disease Forum, Global Heart, WHF Journal T Johnson, A Grainger Gasser, Claire Boardman, B Remenyi, ...

  923. Current projects

    Decreasing consumption of sugar sweetened beverages in remote communities Good food systems project Healthy Eating and Drinking Study (HEDS) Stores healthy options project in remote Indigenous communities (SHOP@RIC) Assessing dietary intake ...

  924. Current projects

    A framework to inform food-related policy in remote Indigenous Australia Stores healthy options project in remote Indigenous communities (SHOP@RIC) Good food systems Past projects: Community of practice model Cost of dietary improve...

  925. Current projects

    Good Food Stores project Healthy Store Healthy Food

  926. Fighting For Life

    Our researchers traverse the country to speak to communities about preventing Indigenous suicide.

  927. Ladies Long Lunch | HealthLAB fundraiser

    The Rotary Club of Darwin's Ladies Long Lunch is in its second year and will again raise funds to aid the continuing operation and success of Menzies' HealthLAB project.

  928. Resources

    Healthy skin story presentation Implementation and evaluation of the East Arnhem Healthy Skin Program video

  929. Subscribe to our e-newsletter

    To subscribe to our quarterly e-newsletter Healthy Tomorrow enter your details at the bottom of the website

  930. Funders and collaborators

    Collaborators: Cancer Council New South Wales University of Otago, New Zealand Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet. Key staff: Chief and associate investigators: Associate Professor Patricia Valery Professor John Condon ...

  931. Funders and collaborators

    Collaborators: University of Western Australia Western Australia Centre For Cancer and Palliative Care University of Technology Sydney Cancer Council New South Wales University of Otago, New Zealand Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet. ...

  932. How balloons are improving baby brain development

    Bonnie Moss is seated with her legs crossed in the dirt in a small circle of Indigenous mothers in a remote Aboriginal community in Central Australia, Northern Territory.

  933. Resources

    Kids ears are important! Pneumoccous and otitis media Recommendations for Clinical Care: Guidelines on the Management of Otitis Media in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Populations The Big Ear and Nose (BEN) The ear...

  934. Resources

    Centre for Disease Control resources:   Factsheet - English version Poster - English version Factsheet - Arabic version Factsheet - Bahasa Indonesian version Factsheet - Dari version Fact...

  935. Overview

    At Menzies, we are working to address the gaps on the state of diet, determinants of diet and what works to improve diet. Our focus is to facilitate change at the population level. We are able to do this through strong partnerships with communities, st...

  936. Selected publications

    Brimblecombe J, Bailie R., van den Boogaard C, et al., (2017 under review). Feasibility of a participatory multi-sector continuous improvement approach to enhance food security in remote Indigenous Australian communities.  Rogers, A., Megan, ...

  937. Overview

    Aims: To enhance the RIST Keeping Track of Healthy Foods tool to provide greater flexibility and efficiencies in developing reports and analysing trends over time.    Objectives: To pilot and refine developments made to ...

  938. Current projects

    Chronic kidney disease clinical quality register and clinical support unit Dialysis Models of Care Partnership Project  Evaluation of CKD management in select NT Aboriginal community controlled health organisations Evaluation of Top End H...

  939. Publications

    Giarola, B.F., McCallum, G.B., Bailey, E.J., Morris, P.S., Maclennan, C., & Chang, A.B. (2013). Retrospective review of 200 children hospitalised with acute asthma. Identification of intervention points: A single centre study. Journal of Pae...

  940. Publications

    Colquhoun, S.M., Carapetis, J.R., Kado, J.H., Steer, A.C. (2009). Rheumatic heart disease and its control in the Pacific. Expert Review of Cardiovascular Therapy, 7(12), 1517-24. Parks, T., Kado, J., Colquhoun, S., Carapetis, J., Stee...

  941. Publications

    Ferguson, M., O’Dea, K., Chatfield, M., Moodie, M., Altman, J., & Brimblecombe  J. (2015). The comparative cost of food and beverages at remote Indigenous communities, Northern Territory, Australia. Australian and New Zealand Journal ...

  942. Easing diabetes stress for pregnant mothers

    Natasha Paul has diabetes. While pregnant with her son Samuel, she wanted to ensure she made the best choices to avoid harm to her baby.

  943. Selected publications

    Robinson, G., S.R. Silburn and B. Leckning (2012) Suicide of Children and Youth in the NT 2006-2010: Public Release Report for the Child Death Review and Prevention Committee. Darwin: The Centre for Child Development & Education, Menzies Sch...

  944. Our Ambassadors

    Menzies has engaged a group of ambassadors who are passionate about closing the gap in health inequalities for Indigenous Australians. We are in the process of developing a strategic partnership plan with our ambassadors and look forward to launching i...

  945. Resources

    Paediatric bronchiolitis flipchart Lunginfonet  

  946. Overview

    The high burden of infection among Indigenous children living in remote communities is a major cause of recurrent clinic presentations, hospitalisations and slow growth. Sustainable hygiene practices can dramatically reduce childhood infections ...

  947. Other tropical and emerging infectious diseases

    Each year, millions of people die from infectious diseases and malnutrition.

  948. Selected publications

    Sayers, S.M., Mott, S., Mann, K.D., Pearce, M.S., & Singh, G.R. (2013). Birth weight and fasting glucose and insulin: results from Aboriginal Birth Cohort Study. Medical Journal of Australia, 199(2), 112-116. Sayers, S., Mott...

  949. Publications

    Pierce, J.P., Messer, K., White, M.M., Cowling, D.W., & Thomas, D.P. (2011) Prevalence of Heavy Smoking in California and the United States, 1965-2007.  The Journal of the American Medical Association, 305(11), 1106-1112. Tho...

  950. About

    Biography: Dr Michelle Sweet has worked for the past 10 years predominately with Aboriginal controlled organisations as well as research Institutions in Alice Springs as a researcher, consultant and manager. Her passions lie with advocating, explori...

  951. Selected publications

    Tonkin, E, Coveney, J, Webb, T, Wilson, AM, & Meyer, SB (2017) Consumer concerns relating to food labelling and trust – Australian governance actors respond, Journal of Consumer Affairs, in press Tonkin, E, Brimblecombe, J, Wycherley, TP...

  952. About

    Biography: Erin joined Menzies in May 2016. She is a registered nurse with a background in surgical and ICU nursing. After working in Tanzania for two years, Erin developed a passion for Indigenous people globally in the areas of education...

  953. About

    Biography: Matt is a clinical researcher who recently completed his PhD at Menzies. He researched the epidemiology, diagnosis and treatment of Plasmodium knowlesi and other Plasmodium species causing malaria in Sabah, Malaysia, where he lived for fo...

  954. Selected publications

    Thomas, D., Davey, M., Briggs, V., & Borland, R. (2015). Talking about the smokes: summary and key findings. Medical Journal of Australia, 202(10): S3-S4.  Thomas, D., Briggs, V., Couzos, S., Davey, M., Hunt, ...

  955. What's in a name

    Menzies got its name from the involvement of the ‘Menzies Foundation’ who were a key funding partner at the time of establishment. The Menzies Foundation is a non-profit, non-political organisation established in 1979 to honour the memory o...

  956. Publications

    Condon, J. R., Rumbold, A. R., Thorn, J. C., O’Brien, M. M., Davy, M. J., & Zardawi, I. (2009). A cluster of vulvar cancer and vulvar intraepithelial neoplasia in young Australian Indigenous women. Cancer Causes & Control, 20(1), 67-74...

  957. Overview

    Aim:  To support clinicians to improve the identification and management of people who are at risk of end stage kidney disease (ESKD). Summary: Over the last 20 years, demand for Northern Territory renal services has repeatedly exceeded...

  958. Publications

    Andersson, P., Klein, M., Lilliebridge, R.A., & Giffard, P.M. (2013). Sequences of multiple bacterial genomes and a Chlamydia trachomatis genotype from direct sequencing of DNA derived from a vaginal swab diagnostic specimen. Clinical Microb...

  959. Selected publications

    Ahmed, A. M., Ahmed, T., Soares Magalhaes, R. J., Long, K. Z., Alam, M. A., Hossain, M. I., et al. (2016). Association between serum vitamin D, retinol and zinc status, and acute respiratory infections in underweight and normal-weight children aged ...

  960. Publications

    Monitoring trends in the prevalence of petrol sniffing in selected Australian Aboriginal communities 2011-2014: Final Report.  Cairney, S., O'Connor, N., Dingwall, K.M., Maruff, P., Shafiq-Antonacci, R., Currie, J., & Currie, B.J. (20...

  961. Key staff and funders

    Key RHDAustralia staff: Professor Bart Currie, director Claire Boardman, deputy director Dr Anna Ralph, clinical director Karen Dempsey, senior epidemiologist Catherine Halkon, projects manager Catherine Milne, database liaison officer ...

  962. Ethics

    When human ethics approval is required: Human research has a broad definition and includes research conducted with or about people, or their data or tissue. Research ethics is the application of fundamental ethos and principles that promote ...

  963. About

    Biography: Steven grew up in Indonesia and came to Australia in 2007 to complete his undergraduate degree at the University of Western Australia in Perth. In 2012, Steven relocated to Darwin and joined Menzies as a research assistant in the Glo...

  964. About

    Biography: Susan is an NHMRC Early Career Fellow investigating the immunologic mechanisms contributing to the pathogenesis of chronic suppurative lung disease in children. Her career goal is to improve outcomes for disadvantaged children by providin...

  965. Publications

    Johnston, V., Walker, N., Thomas, D.P., Glover, M., Chang, A.B., Bullen, C., et al. (2010). The study protocol for a randomized controlled trial of a family-centred tobacco control program about environmental tobacco smoke (ETS) to reduce r...

  966. Capacity building in remote communities

    As well as fostering skills internally, Menzies forges relationships with local communities to deliver courses, qualifications and training – determined according to the needs and wishes of local residents and elders.

  967. Selected publications

    Maple-Brown, L.J., Hughes, J.T., Lawton, P.D., Jones, G.R.D., Ellis, A.G., Drabsch, K., et al. (2012). Accurate Assessment of Kidney Function in Indigenous Australians: the estimated GFR Study. American Journal of Kidney Disease, 60(4), 680...

  968. Overview

    Aims: To improve access to, and uptake of treatment for Indigenous cancer patients. Objectives: To determine the distinctive features of Indigenous cancer patients (e.g. social, cultural, spiritual, language) related to their pref...

  969. Selected publications

    Silburn, S.R., McKenzie, J.W. & Moss, B. (2010). Northern Territory Results for the Australian Early Development Index 2009. Darwin: Northern Territory Department of Education and Training. Silburn, S.R., Nutton, G.D., M...

  970. Contact us

    For more information contact the Menzies HealthLAB via email  

  971. Current projects

    VOICES - Vaccines to prevent Otitis media In Children Entering School  Centre for Research Excellence in Indigenous Children’s Healthy Ears (ICHEAR) Immunogenicity, carriage and otitis media outcomes of pneumococcal conjugate vaccines...

  972. Current projects

    The Tropical Disease Regional Research Regional Collaborative Initiative: Responding to Drug-Resistant Tuberculosis and Malaria in the Asia-Pacific  Good food systems - good food for all project: assess the feasibility of a capacity building ...

  973. Current projects

    Stores healthy options project in remote Indigenous communities (SHOP@RIC)

  974. Current projects

    IHEARBETA - Indigenous Healthy EARs- BEtadine, Tissues and Antibiotics study: a 2x2 factorial randomised controlled trial

  975. Current projects

    Aboriginal birth cohort study - clan cohort HealthLAB project Top End cohort study.  

  976. Current projects

    Social media to enhance Indigenous tobacco control Talking about the smokes  Healthy starts/Te Piripohotanga (a randomised controlled trial of a family-based intervention to reduce harm caused by secondhand smoke amongst Aboriginal and Maor...

  977. Current projects

    Healthy Starts Smoke Free Prisons Social media to enhance Indigenous tobacco control

  978. Growing up our healthy happy kids

    OUR children are our future which is why it is important to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to grow up healthy happy bubs.

  979. Lab teaches remote kids healthy living

    IN a busy classroom on the Tiwi Islands, teacher's aide Stan blows into a breathalyser measuring carbon dioxide from smoke in the body, almost sending himself off the classroom scale. His students dissolve into laughter.WHEN asked, he sheepishly admits to smoking. "You play footy? You'll run faster if you quit," says a researcher from the Heart Foundation. Two year nine girls blow and giggle with relief to find themselves in the healthy range. Across the room, kids bounce from station to station, trying out hand strength tests, scanning themselves with UV lights to see what germs remain after washing their hands, and checking their blood pressure, height and weight. At one table, a young boy stares agog when he sees how many packets of sugar go into Coca-Cola, fruit juice and iced coffee.

  980. Menzies trains community educators to give infants a healthy start

  981. Overview

    Summary: Healthy Eating and Drinking Study (HEDS) is a 4-year NHMRC funded project. The cluster-randomised controlled trial will investigate the effectiveness of a multi-component intervention to improve dietary intake of Indigenous Australian ...

  982. Overview

    Aims:   To enhance the in-store food environment to influence healthy food choice and spending in Indigenous Australian remote communities. Objectives: To develop and test the robustness (feasibility, validity and reliability) o...

  983. Projects

    Healthy Community Assessment Tool (HCAT) Extension No Germs on Me – Handwashing with soap social marketing campaign and evaluation.

  984. Projects

    Healthy starts Monitoring trends Smoking in pregnancy. Social media to enhance Indigenous tobacco control Starting to smoke - smoking among young people Talking about the smokes

  985. Projects

    A randomised controlled trial of alternative treatments to intramuscular penicillin for impetigo in Aboriginal children Beating scabies and strongyloides in Galiwin’ku East Arnhem healthy skin project.

  986. Projects

    Current projects: RIST keeping track of healthy foods tool project Healthy Store Healthy Food project Completed projects: Assessing dietary intake in remote communities Remote Indigenous stores and takeaways (RIST) keeping track of...

  987. Publications

    CancerInfoNet provides recent references compiled from HealthInfoNet’s bibliographic database addressing cancer among Indigenous peoples. References are divided into general and specific topics and include journal articles, reports, these...

  988. Resources

    Healthy Starts Northern Territory Tobacco Control Advisory Committee Annual Report 2014 Starting to smoke poster

  989. Resources

    Mites and worms flipchart (English version) Mites and worms flipchart (Yolngu version) Recognising and treating skin conditions Healthy skin story.

  990. Tracking progress

    Together with store owners across remote communities, we track what is bought in the store and provide real-time information in food purchasing to help inform policy and practice to improve healthy eating.

  991. Overview

    Malaria is a major cause of death in the Asia-Pacific, infecting around 500 million people each year. The Menzies malaria research program spans a broad range of research activities aimed at both prevention and treatment, from epidemiology, diag...

  992. Publications Baseline

    Hughes, J.T., Maple-Brown, L.J., Thomas, M., Lawton, P.D., Sinha, A., Cass, A., et al (2016). Cross-sectional associations of albuminuria among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander adults: the eGFR Study. Nephrology, 16(4). Maple-Brown, L.J....

  993. Selected publications

    Mackerras, D.E., Singh, G.R., & Eastman, C.J. (2011). Iodine status of Aboriginal teenagers in the Darwin region before mandatory iodine fortification of bread. Medical Journal of Australia, 194(3), 126-30. Cunningham, T.E., Sayers, S....

  994. Overview

    Talking About the Smokes is a large national research project to better understand the pathways to smoking and quitting for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, and to evaluate what works in assisting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peop...

  995. Malaria

  996. Funders and collaborators

    Funders: Merck Sharp and Dohme Australia Amgen Australia. The documentary will provide the backbone from which a number of projects will rise including educational information for Indigenous people with renal disease and cross cu...

  997. Research focus

    Overview: DISCOVER-TT will bring together key researchers, who have predominantly been working in single jurisdictions on different aspects of Indigenous cancer control, to facilitate the sharing of lessons across jurisdictions and across comple...

  998. Tuberculosis

  999. About

    Biography: Gabriela received her PhD in Immunology from the University of Melbourne in early 2007. She worked for nearly two years in the Department of Immunology at Monash University in Melbourne on nanoparticle vaccines and regulatory T cells, bef...

  1000. Overview

    Aims: To understand the role evidence plays in contributing to policy development in the remote food supply. Objectives: To examine the relative cost of food based on current expenditure To examine what the literature, ec...

  1001. Jason Eades

    Jason Eades is an Aboriginal man born and raised on Gunnai country in south-east Victoria.  He is the inaugural CEO of PricewaterhouseCoopers Indigenous Consulting a new member firm in the PwC Global Network. Jason draws on 20 years of experien...

  1002. Publications

    Magnus, A., Moodie, M.L., Ferguson, M., Cobiac, L.J., Liberato, S.C., & Brimblecombe, J. (2015). The economic feasibility of price discounts to improve diet in Australian Aboriginal remote communities. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Pu...

  1003. Women and children's nutrition

  1004. Key staff

    Key staff: Associate Professor Louise Maple-Brown Professor Ross Bailie Elizabeth Barr Professor Joan Cunningham Dr Jaqui Hughes Elif Ekinci Elizabeth Death Cherie Whitbred Marie Kirkwood. ...

  1005. Overview

    Aims: To test the impact and cost effectiveness of a store-based price reduction intervention to promote the purchase of fruit, vegetables, low joule soft drinks and water and to reduce the purchasing of sweetened soft drinks among residents in r...

  1006. Overview

    Aims: To improve asthma self-management To reduce the uptake of tobacco smoking amongst high school students. To evaluate the implementation of the Asthma and Smoking Prevention Project (ASPP) in the new setting of the Northern Terr...

  1007. About

    Biography: Chris has 30 years’ experience working in the Northern Territory (NT) in a variety of roles including an occupational therapist; policy maker; ministerial advisor and an administrator. Chris’ primary focus throughout her ca...

  1008. Key staff

    Key staff: Professor Anne Chang Dr Gabrielle McCallum Assoc Prof Heidi Smith-Vaughan Professor Peter Morris Erin Plumb Lesley Versteegh Cate Wilson Dr Robyn Marsh Dr Susan Pizzutto Dr Kim Hare Dr Michael Binks ...

  1009. Menzies director to deliver Professorial Lecture

    Professor Alan Cass will deliver a talk entitled 'A dialysis machine in every remote community: Evidence of failure, or an essential step towards closing the gap?'.

  1010. Overview

    Aims:   To understand the role of evidence and expert opinion in contributing to policy development in the remote food supply. Objectives: To examine the relative cost of food based on current expenditure To propose the most eff...

  1011. Outcomes

    Publications: 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., Cunningham, J., Valery, P. C., Condon, J...

  1012. Selected publications

     Ralph AP, Read C, Johnston V et al. (2016) Improving delivery of secondary prophylaxis for rheumatic heart disease in remote Indigenous communities: study protocol for a stepped-wedge randomised trial. Trials. 17:51.  He V, Condon ...

  1013. Overview

    Aims:  To provide a rationale for the management of bronchiectasis due to the high rates of bronchiectasis among Indigenous populations in affluent countries. This resulted in the first collaborative and international study of Abo...

  1014. Selected publications

    Robinson, G., Tyler, W., Jones, Y., Silburn, S., Zubrick, S.R. (2011). Context, Diversity and Engagement: Early intervention with Australian Aboriginal families in urban and remote contexts, Children and Society, 26(5), 343-355. Robinson, ...

  1015. Funders and collaborators

    Collaborators: University of Western Australia Western Australia Centre For Cancer and Palliative Care University of Technology Sydney Cancer Council New South Wales University of Otago, New Zealand Townsville Hospital Royal Darwin Ho...

  1016. Overview

    Aims: To assess the evolution of kidney disease in an Indigenous Australian cohort from the regions of Australia with the greatest burden of End Stage Kidney Disease To perform community consultation and design appropriate intervention...

  1017. Professor David Celermajer AO

    Current positions: Scandrett Professor of Cardiology and Head of Discipline of Cardiology, University of Sydney Director of Echocardiography and Academic Cardiologist, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital Director of Adult Congenital Hea...

  1018. About

    Biography: Felicity completed her Bachelor of Social Science in 2008, majoring in Community Development and Human Services. Felicity is currently studying a Bachelor of Nursing through Charles Darwin University. Felicity was employed at Menzies i...

  1019. Shae Tozer

    Shae Tozer is the latest Gap Trainee to join Menzies as part of our youth development program. The program offers school leavers an opportunity to develop microbiology laboratory skill in a one year paid employment position prior to undertaking univers...

  1020. Key staff

    Key staff: Professor John Condon Associate Professor Gail Garvey Associate Professor Joan Cunningham Dr Lisa Whop Dr Suzanne Moore Dr Alice Rumbold Dr Rebekah McWhirter Debbie Taylor-Thomson Collaborators: The Indigenous ...

  1021. National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Cancer Framework

    National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Cancer Framework Cancer Australia identified the need for a national Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Cancer Framework - read the overview, including the aim and approach.  N...

  1022. Overview

    Aims:   To determine the degree to which the redesigned renal outreach program improves the efficiency and effectiveness (including cost-effectiveness) of the care and coordination delivered to chronic kidney disease patients across the continu...

  1023. Selected publications

    Silburn, S.R., Nutton, G., Arney, F., & Moss B. 2011. The First 5 Years: Starting Early. Topical paper commissioned for the public consultations on the Northern Territory Early Childhood Plan. Darwin: Northern Territory Government. http://ww...

  1024. PhD profile: Josh Hanson

    Dr Josh Hanson's PhD research hopes to help the millions of people worldwide that suffer from malaria.

  1025. Selected publications

    Rohit, A., Willcox, M., Stapleton, F. (2013). Tear lipid layer and contact lens comfort; a review. Eye & Contact Lens, 39, 247–253. Rohit, A., Ehrmann, K., Naduvilath, T., Willcox, M., Stapleton, F. (2014) Validating a new device for mea...

  1026. Selected publications

    Maple-Brown, L., Hughes, J., Chatfield, M., Ward, L.C., Piers, L.S., Jones, G.D., et al. (2015). Adding measures of body composition to the CKD-EPI GFR estimating equation in Indigenous Australians: the eGFR study. American Journal of Kidney Di...

  1027. Resources

    'No Germs on Me' | School kids 'No Germs on Me' | Young boy and baby 'No Germs on Me' | Young family 'No Germs on Me' handwashing campaign material Global hand washing day song Hand washing four fingers game...

  1028. Overview

    Aims: To investigate the supportive care needs of adult Indigenous cancer patients in the course of their cancer journey (i.e. newly diagnosed and post-relapse) To examine how Indigenous cancer patients' supportive care needs may change ove...

  1029. Overview

    The project’s key research questions are:  What would a patient-led component of the cultural awareness program for renal clinicians comprise, and;  How could it be feasible and sustainable? Aims: To work collaborativ...

  1030. Overview

    Aims: The aim of the project is to coordinate prevention and treatment programs and target efforts to address acute rheumatic fever (ARF) and rheumatic heard disease (RHD) by providing: National education, training and self-managemen...

  1031. Reducing exposure of babies to second-hand smoke

    Exposure to second-hand smoke remains the most preventable risk factor for respiratory infections in babies and children.

  1032. Mr Richard Ryan AO

    Current positions: Director of a number of public and government boards including the Northern Territory Treasury, The Australian Government Solicitor’s Advisory Board and The Adelaide Festival.  Biography: Mr. Richard Ryan AO ...

  1033. Overview

    Aims: To determine if maternal vaccination with the 23-valent pneumococcal polysaccharide vaccine (23vPPV), given antepartum or immediately postpartum, can reduce nasopharyngeal carriage of vaccine type pneumococci and prevalence of middle e...

  1034. Publications

    Thomas, D.P. (2012). Changes in smoking intensity among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, 1994-2008. Medical Journal of Australia, 197,503-506. Thomas, D. (2012). National trends in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island...

  1035. Selected publications

    Hare, K., Grimwood, K., Leach, A.J., Smith-Vaughan, H., Torzillo, P., Morris, P.S., Chang, A. (2010). Respiratory Bacterial Pathogens in the Nasopharynx and Lower Airways of Australian Indigenous Children with Bronchiectasis. Journal of Pediatri...

  1036. Overview

    Cancer has a greater impact on Indigenous women than other Australian women. While cancer of the cervix and uterus are more common in Indigenous women and breast cancer is less common,  Indigenous women who develop breast cancer are more likely...

  1037. Overview

    Aims: To establish the prevalence of Rheumatic Heart Disease (RHD) in high-risk Indigenous Australian children and to compare the findings with children at low risk for RHD To determine the accuracy of cardiac auscultation in dete...

  1038. Selected Publications

    1.  Noname A LJ, Brimblecombe J, Connelly PW, Harris SB, Mamakeesick M, Zinman B, O'Dea K, Hanley AJ. Similarities and differences in cardiometabolic risk factors among remote Aboriginal Australian and Canadian cohorts. Diabetes Res Clin Pract,...

  1039. Guidelines, checklists, resources and links

    Guidelines: Guidelines for composing an informed consent statement: Informed consent requires that the participant understand the research study or procedure having been fully briefed on its purpose and conduct, and that he/she gives consent to p...

  1040. About

    Biography: Josh is a clinician researcher, and divides his time between clinical work as an Infectious Diseases physician in Newcastle, and research work as a principal research fellow based at Menzies. He completed his clinical infectious diseas...

  1041. Charles Darwin University campus

    The proposed Research and Administration building on CDU’s Casuarina campus will provide teaching facilities, clinical space, a conference room, tutorial rooms, sufficient storage, office space to accommodate 180 staff. The new building is des...

  1042. Essential coursework information

    A list of resources to assist you with your coursework

  1043. Dr Lesley Braun

    Patron profile Dr Lesley Braun, Director of the Blackmores Institute and Adjunct Associate Professor at the National Institute of Complementary Medicine at the University of Western Sydney. She is a member of the Informal working party for comple...

  1044. Lunchtime Seminar - Sally Sievers, NT Anti-Discrimination Commissioner

    The next lunchtime seminar will feature Sally Sievers, NT Anti-Discrimination Commissioner invited by the Menzies Gender Equity Committee, to talk about achieving gender equity in the workplace. The Lunchtime Seminars are held on Wedn...

  1045. Simon McKeon AO

    Patron profile Simon McKeon is Chairman of AMP Limited and CSIRO. He was also the 2011 Australian of the Year. He retired from Macquarie Group in early 2014 after a 30 year career culminating in his position as Executive Chairman (Melbourne Offic...

  1046. John Mathews Building (RDH campus)

    The works at the John Mathews Building include reinstatement of a portion of the research laboratory, provision of additional clinical and office working accommodation. The extension will provide dedicated spaces to undertake research, educatio...

  1047. Sponsorship and Exhibition

    Foundation partner:     This conference is partially funded as part of a Strategic Partnership grant, STREP CaCIndA. Patron sponsor: Major sponsor: Sponsor: Conference App: Supporter: Y...

  1048. Selected publications

    Stock, C., Mares, S. & Robinson, G. (2012). Telling and Retelling Stories: The use of narrative and expressive approaches in a group intervention with parents and children in a remote Aboriginal community. Australian and New Zealand Journal ...

  1049. Overview

    Aims: To identify areas for improvement to cancer care for Indigenous Australians. Objectives: To determine the extent to which Indigenous patients receive less than ideal curative treatment compared to non-Indigenous patients T...

  1050. Overview

    Aims: A double-blinded randomised controlled trial (RCT) designed to answer the following research question: Does a longer course (12-13 days) of antibiotics compared to shorter course (5-6), improve short and medium-term clinical outcomes of childr...

  1051. About

    Biography: Phil’s research training and experience is in bacterial genetics and molecular biology, and the development of genetic analysis methods. Phil was a microbiology academic and researcher at the Queensland University of Technology...

  1052. Overview

    Aims: To produce a documentary of the real-life story of an Aboriginal man facing kidney failure and considering his options for a kidney donor transplant. Objectives: To effectively illustrate the difficult issues Aboriginal peopl...

  1053. Key staff

    Key staff: Thérèse Kearns Selma Liberato Felicity Ward Leanne Bundhula Dhurrkay Roslyn Gundjirryirr George Gurruwiwi Stefanie Puszka Collaborators: ABCD National Partnershi...

  1054. Overview

    Aims: To study the serum electrolyte results in the Northern Territory, to develop an understanding of if the results are affected by remoteness.  Summary: The measurement of serum electrolyte concentrations is important for the appr...

  1055. Policies

    Our Policies Privacy and freedom of information Menzies is committed to the creation, collection and retention of accurate information; and access to, use of and destruction of such information in accordance with legislative requirements. Me...

  1056. Past graduates

    Past graduates, their research, and their principal supervisors.

  1057. Publications

    Bowen, A.C., Tong S.Y.C., Andrews, R.M., O’Meara, I.M, McDonald, M.I., Chatfield, M.D., Currie B.J., & Carapetis, J.R. (2014). Short course oral co-trimoxazole versus intramuscular benzathine benzylpenicillin for impetigo in a highly e...

  1058. Overview

    Aims: To develop and implement a data collection tool to gather information from communities on the prevalence and incidence of petrol sniffing, transference to other substances (licit and illicit) and information on behavioural community le...

  1059. Overview

    Aims:  To examine the relationship between the pooled Indigenous & non-Indigenous index of Relative Socioeconomic Outcomes (PINIRSEO) and the Indigenous and non-Indigenous incidence of renal replacement therapy, taking age and sex differ...

  1060. Overview

    Aims: To identify features of services that encourage Indigenous participation in cancer treatment. Objectives: To identify to what extent the needs of Indigenous patients been taken into account when planning and building cancer ...

  1061. PhD scholarship - Gabrielle McCallum

    Opening new doors: A young nurse wandered into the Royal Darwin Hospital tearoom and looked quizzically at a job advertisement pinned to the notice board. The ad asked for a researcher. “I’m not qualified,” she said to herself....

  1062. Les Trudzik

    Ambassador profile Les is Executive Director of ACIL Allen Consulting’s Melbourne office. Les began his career at the State Electricity Commission in 1983. He joined KPMG in 1992 and was appointed as Partner in charge of its government advisor...

  1063. Overview

    Pneumonia is the most common cause of death in children, accounting for at least 18 per cent of global child mortality and 50 per cent of deaths in some countries in the region. Global models suggest that of the estimated 1.3 million children dy...

  1064. Chris Wevill

    Menzies has enabled me to achieve the lifestyle I have desired and eagerly anticipated since entering high school whilst allowing me to save enough money to be financially secure going into university, all whilst acquiring laboratory skills.

  1065. Overview

    Aim: The aim of the Closing the loop on life-threatening melioidosis infections: observational research informing clinical practice change and policy for adults with severe kidney disease study is to determine the efficacy and safety of prophyl...

  1066. Overview

    Aims: The 'Act on Salt Partnership' aims to develop innovative solutions to reducing salt intakes in communities Summary: Salt intake in remote Indigenous communities is far above recommendations. Considering that heart disease is...

  1067. Rheumatic heart disease

  1068. Selected publications

    Jenne Roberts and Merrilee Cox (2016) Evaluation of the Strong Young Women’s Program (Australia). Red Dust Role Models Jenne Roberts and Jaimie Uhrig (2015) Civil society engagement and leadership in national HIV responses in Indonesia 2008-...

  1069. Overview

    Tuberculosis (TB) is one of the world’s leading infectious causes of death, second only to HIV. Ninety-five per cent of TB sufferers live in low- or middle-income countries such as China, India, Brazil or Indonesia. In 2009, TB deaths orph...

  1070. Publications

    Davies, J., Bukulatjpi, S., Sharma, S., Caldwel,l L., Johnston, V., & Davis, J.S.(2015). Towards shared understandings – the development of a culturally appropriate bilingual electronic application about Hepatitis B for Indi...

  1071. Schools plant gardens and grow nutrition knowledge

    At Nganmarriyanga School in remote Northern Territory (NT), teenage boys walk among rows of thriving fruit.

  1072. Selected publications

    Hanson J.P., Lam S.W., Mohanty S., Alam S., Pattnaik R., Mahanta K.C., et al. (2013). Fluid resuscitation of adults with severe falciparum malaria: effects on Acid-base status, renal function, and extravascular lung water. Critical Care Med...

  1073. Projects

    National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Cancer Framework Strategic research partnership (STREP Ca-CindA) Centre for Research Excellence in Discovering Indigenous strategies to improve cancer outcomes via engagement, research translation a...

  1074. Publications

    Condon, J. R., Rumbold, A. R., Thorn, J. C., O’Brien, M. M., Davy, M. J., & Zardawi, I. (2009). A cluster of vulvar cancer and vulvar intraepithelial neoplasia in young Australian Indigenous women. Cancer Causes & Control, 20(1), 67-74...

  1075. Ear and respiratory

    Microbiology and molecular service Microbiology service: Microbiology service for surveillance and clinical trials (national and international) Culture and identification of bacteria associated with otitis media, skin, and lower respirator...

  1076. Overview

    Aims: To find out whether a vaccine called Synflorix can prevent repeated flare-ups of Protracted Bacterial Bronchitis, Bronchiectasis and Chronic Suppurative Lung Disease. To look at the effect of the Synflorix vaccine on the amount o...

  1077. Overview

    Aims: To determine the impact and effectiveness of the RSD Pilot Project to improve access to cataract surgery and reduce waiting times for Aboriginal people at four sites across Australia.   Objectives: To identify the ke...

  1078. Current projects

    A trial of the polypill compared to usual care among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people at high CVS risk ACTIVE dialysis: a clinical trial of intensive dialysis Australasian Kidney Trials Network Central Australian Renal Study Techni...

  1079. Overview

    Leishmaniasis is a devastating infection that can be fatal if left untreated. Worldwide, leishmaniasis is an important disease of humans and other animals caused by the parasite Leishmania.  Infection with Leishmania parasites can cause a r...

  1080. Professor Simon Maddocks

    Current positions: Vice-Chancellor, Charles Darwin University Biography: Professor Simon Maddocks is the Vice-Chancellor and President of Charles Darwin University. Professor Maddocks has extensive leadership experience at senior levels o...

  1081. Overview

    Aims: To test the effectiveness of a brief culturally adapted intervention for at-risk drinkers using a randomised controlled design. It will be conducted over two years in the Royal Darwin Hospital maxillofacial surgery unit. Objectiv...

  1082. Mr Ken Davies

    Current position: Chief Executive, Northern Territory Department of Education and Children’s Services. Biography: On 9 September 2016, Ken was appointed to the role of Chief Executive Officer of Territory Families. This new agency b...

  1083. Selected publications

    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, ...

  1084. Research focus

    Overview: Associate Professor Gail Garvey, in collaboration with Professor Dianne O’Connell at Cancer Council NSW, is heading a national team to investigate how to improve Indigenous cancer outcomes. The STREP Ca-CIndA program will look at...

  1085. Overview

    Aims: To evaluate price discounts on food and beverages in remote community stores.  Objectives: To assess the impact of price discount strategies on food and beverages purchased in remote community stores To explore the enabler...

  1086. Overview

    Objectives: Primary: The primary objective of the study is to determine if, in children with acute and chronic cough, a short (14 day) course of inhaled corticosteroids will reduce cough severity, compared to placebo (standard care). Seco...

  1087. Overview

    Aims: This clinical implementation study aimed to evaluate the feasibility and acceptability of the Supportive Cancer Care Needs Assessment Tool for Indigenous people with cancer (SCNAT-IP). Summary:  This project evaluated the accep...

  1088. Selected publications

    Barr, E. L. M., Wong, T. Y., Tapp, R. J., Harper, C .A., Zimmet, P. Z., Atkins, R., et al., on behalf of the AusDiab Steering Committee. (2006). Is Peripheral Neuropathy Associated with Retinopathy and Albuminuria in Individuals with Impaired Gl...

  1089. Overview

    Aims:  To trial a reduced-cost, remotely supported school gardening program. Objectives: To improve uptake and reduce the cost of remote school gardening, nutrition and cooking.  Summary: In 2011 Dr Andy Hume found, v...

  1090. Selected publications

    Moore, S.P., Soerjomataram, I., Green, A.C., Garvey, G., Martin, J., & Valery, P.C. (2016). Breast cancer diagnosis, patterns of care and burden of disease in Queensland, Australia (1998-2004): does being Indigenous make a difference? Internatio...

  1091. Selected publications

    Wolgemuth, J. R., Harper, H., Hernandez, P., & Helmer, J. (2013). Cultural validity of the Group Reading Assessment and Diagnostic Evaluation Level K phonological awareness scale for Indigenous Australians. The International Journal of Educa...

  1092. Selected publications

    Price, E.P., Harris, T.M., Spargo, J.C., Nosworthy, E., Beissbarth, J., Chang, A.B., Smith-Vaughan, H.C., Sarovich, D.S. (2017). Simultaneous identification of Haemophilus influenzae and Haemophilus haemolyticus using real-time PCR. Future Microbiol...

  1093. Overview

      Aims:   To determine key characteristics of population level diet in remote communities, and model the cost of dietary improvement and cost benefit of a subsidy on fruit, vegetables, water and diet soft drinks.  Summary: ...

  1094. Overview

    Aims: To provide more evidence as to whether antibiotics are necessary for all exacerbations (worsening of symptoms) caused by non-cystic fibrosis (CF) bronchiectasis. Objectives: To run a large national, multi-centre, double blin...

  1095. Selected publications

    McHugh L, Andrews RM, Lambert SB, Viney KA, Wood N, Perrett KP, Marshall HS, Richmond P and O’Grady KF, (2017) Birth outcomes for Australian mother-infant pairs who received an influenza vaccine during pregnancy, 2012-2014: The FluMum study...

  1096. Overview

    Aims: Studying children aged <24 months presenting to the Royal Darwin Hospital with a clinical diagnosis of bronchiolitis to: determine the validity and reliability of a bronchiolitis scoring system, examine if the score predic...

  1097. Overview

    Aims: To determine the optimal thiamine dose required for: Treatment of acute symptomatic Wernicke-Korsakoff syndrome (WKS) among alcohol-dependent patients Reducing or preventing subclinical WKS-related brain damage in ‘at-r...

  1098. Selected publications

    McCallum, G.B., Chatfield, M.D., Morris, P.S., & Chang, A.B. (2015). Risk factors for adverse outcomes of Indigenous infants hospitalised with bronchiolitis. Pediatric Pulmonology  [Epub ahead of print] McCallum, G,B., Chan...

  1099. Selected publications

    Littlejohn, M., Davies, J., Yuen, L., Edwards, R., Sozzi, T., Jackson, K., et al. (2014). Molecular Virology of Hepatitis B virus Sub-Genotype C4 in Northern Australian Indigenous Population. Journal of Medical Virology, 4(86), 695-706. Da...

  1100. 2016 Menzies Oration

    2016 Menzies Oration: 'Truth Telling and Generosity: Healing the Heart of a Nation' We are pleased to announce The Hon Linda Burney MP will deliver the 2016 Menzies Oration on Friday, 18 November at the Darwin Convention Centre. ...

  1101. Selected publications

    Moberley, S., Holden, J., Tatham, D. & Andrews, R. (2013). Vaccines for preventing pneumococcal infection in adults (Review). Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, 1, CD000422. Kearns, T., Clucas, D., Connors, C., Currie, B., Carape...

  1102. Selected publications

    Ostrowski JA, MacLaren G, Alexander J, Stewart P, Gune S, Francis JR, Ganu S, Festa M, Erickson SJ, Straney L, Schlapbach LJ. (2017) The burden of invasive infections in critically ill Indigenous children in Australia. Med J Aust. Feb; 206(2):78-...

  1103. Publications

    Davis J.S., Cheng, A.C., McMillan, M., Humphrey, A., Stephens, D.P., & Anstey, N.M. (2011). Sepsis in the tropical Northern Territory of Australia: high disease burden with disproportionate impact on Indigenous Australians. Med...

  1104. Overview

    Scabies is a parasitic infestation of the skin with the parasitic 'itch mite' Sarcoptes scabiei. The tiny mite burrows into the upper layers of the skin causing intensely itchy lesions which commonly become infected with bacteria. In humans, scabies...

  1105. Overview

    Aims: To determine if simple, cheap regimens of oral antibiotics will lead to equivalent cure rates of impetigo (skin sores) to those achieved with penicillin injections. To examine the relative contribution of Staphylococcus aureus to the...

  1106. Selected publications

    1. Condon JR, Zhang X, Dempsey K, Garling L, Guthridge S. (2016) Trends in cancer incidence and survival for Indigenous and non-Indigenous people in the Northern Territory. Medical Journal of Australia;205(10):454-458.  2. Coffey P, Con...

  1107. Overview

    Summary: This project involved three phases: Phase 1 – A pilot study to develop and assess the feasibility of implementing a school-based nutrition education in one remote community. A nutrition education program was developed according to ...

  1108. Selected publications

    Hare, K.M., Marsh, R.L., Binks, M.J., Grimwood, K., Pizzutto, S.J., Leach, A.J., Chang, A.B. & Smith-Vaughan, H.C. (2013). Quantitative PCR confirms culture as the gold standard for detection of lower airway infection by nontypeable Haemophi...

  1109. Cutting Edge Science

    Speakers: Associate Professor Steve Tong | Staphylococcus, Professor Ric Price | Malaria, Mark Mayo | Melioidosis

  1110. Overview

    Aims: To trial an evaluation approach that utilised a tool that incorporated the constructs and principles of the Theory of Planned Behaviour (TPB) and ecological theory for use primarily in the remote Australian Aboriginal community setting. ...

  1111. East Arnhem Regional Healthy Skin Project: Final Report 2008

  1112. About

    Biography: Bernard started at Menzies as a research assistant during his candidature for a PhD in sociology from Macquarie University. Since then, he has been involved in numerous studies and consultations regarding suicide and suicide preventio...

  1113. Boosting quality of life for kids with lung disease

    Bronchiectasis is a relatively rare condition in developed countries; however many Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children in the Northern Territory have bronchiectasis.

  1114. Cancer

  1115. Current projects

    ME & Kidney Care eGFR study: to improve the accuracy and precision of estimated GFR (eGFR) measurements in Indigenous Australians Closing the loop on life-threatening melioidosis infections: observational research informing clinical practice...

  1116. Current projects

    Engaging Stakeholders in Identifying Priority Evidence-Practice Gaps and Strategies for Improvement (the ESP Project)  ABCD National Research Partnership Sentinel sites evaluation of the Indigenous chronic disease packag...

  1117. Current projects

    A randomised controlled trial of L-arginine and/or vitamin D to improve outcomes in pulmonary tuberculosis A randomised controlled trial of azithromycin to reduce the morbidity of severe bronchiolitis in Indigenous infants A randomis...

  1118. Current projects

    Epidemiology of adverse maternal and infant perinatal outcomes in the Northern Territory (1994-2014) FluMum: Adverse perinatal outcomes and congenital anomalies in Australian mothers and infants following Influenza and pertussis vaccination in pre...

  1119. David's story

    David, of Aldinga Beach, south of Adelaide, is a Southern Elder of Kaurna and Peramangk decent. He smoked for more than 30 years and said he started smoking at age 11 to be accepted as one of the “cool kids".  When he received a diagnos...

  1120. East Arnhem Healthy Skin Project

  1121. Good moves – good buildings: two sites, one Menzies

    The new buildings at Charles Darwin University (CDU), the one under construction at the Royal Darwin Hospital (RDH) campus, and the upgrade to the existing John Mathews Building (JMB), will create capacity for significant growth for Menzies to conti...

  1122. Healthy Community Assessment Tool - HCAT

  1123. Healthy Eating and Drinking Study (HEDS)

  1124. Healthy Skin Story

  1125. Healthy Skin Workshop 2016

  1126. Healthy Skin workshop developing a framework for coordinated approach | Claire Boardman

  1127. Healthy starts

  1128. Healthy Store Healthy Food

  1129. IHEARBETA - Indigenous Healthy EARs- BEtadine, Tissues and Antibiotics study: a 2x2 factorial randomised controlled trial

  1130. NT Healthy Skin Guideline | Ella Meumann

  1131. Overview

    Aim: To better understand the functional immune response and the relationship between different measures of the immune response and the bacteriologic and clinical efficacy of new and novel schedules of pneumococcal conjugate vaccines (PCVs) ...

  1132. Overview

    Aims: To test whether a family-based program about second hand smoke will reduce the number of clinic presentations of infants for respiratory illness. Objectives: To provide high-level evidence of the efficacy to reduce respiratory il...

  1133. Overview

    Aims:  To develop a monitoring tool based on indicator foods that: reflected the key dietary problems in remote Indigenous communities could be used by stakeholders as part of a progressive cycle of planning, action and reassessment for...

  1134. Overview

    Aims: To reduce the prevalence of scabies, skin sores and tinea in five remote Indigenous communities, as these conditions are endemic in children aged <15 years. Summary: Skin infections are most commonly due to Group A st...

  1135. Projects

    Current projects: Childhood Anaemia – Knowledge and Resource Development Project Building capacity to evaluate and monitor dietary intake at remote communities Anaemia Evaluation Past projects: Full Moon Strategy Evaluation C...

  1136. Projects

    VOICES - Vaccines to prevent Otitis media In Children Entering School Developing more accurate measures of immune response and vaccine efficacy of standard and novel schedules of two new pneumococcal conjugate vaccines (Prevenar13 or Synflorix) in...

  1137. Projects

    Brain stories Development of the ‘stay strong’ iPad app.

  1138. Publications

    Yeo, T.W., Lampah, D.A., Kenangalem, E., Tjitra, E., Weinberg, J.B., Granger, D.L., Price, R.N., & Anstey, N.M. (2014). Decreased Endothelial Nitric Oxide Bioavailability, Impaired Microvascular Function, and Increased Tissue Oxygen Consumpt...

  1139. Remote Indigenous Stores and Takeaways (RIST) Keeping Track of Healthy Foods Tool Development

  1140. Resources

    Respiratory flipcharts: Paediatric: Asthma (short wind in children) Bronchiolitis (lower respiratory tract infection) Pneumonia Chronic suppurative lung disease bronchiectasis (chronic lung sickness). Adult: ...

  1141. Resources

     Respiratory flipcharts:   Asthma (short wind in children) Bronchiolitis (lower respiratory tract infection) Pneumonia in children  Chronic suppurative lung disease bronchiectasis (chronic lung sicknes...

  1142. Resources

    Watch a demonstration of the Stay Strong app by clicking here.   AIMhi Stay Strong App (iOS version) AIMhi Stay Strong App (Android version) Brief Treatment Manual iBobbly Mindhealthconnect Mindspot On Track Beacon ...

  1143. RIST Keeping Track of Healthy Foods Tool Enhancement Project

  1144. Role of dermatologists in healthy skin | Dev Tilakaratne

  1145. Selected publications

    Dingwall, K. M., Pinkerton, J., & Lindeman, M. A. (2013). People like numbers: a descriptive study of cognitive assessment methods in clinical practice for Aboriginal Australians in the Northern Territory. BMC Psychiatry, 13(42), 13. ...

  1146. Selected publications

    Yeo, T.W., Lampah. D.A., Kenangalem, E., Tjitra, E., Weinberg, J.B., Granger, D.L., Price, R.N., & Anstey, N.M. (2014). Decreased Endothelial Nitric Oxide Bioavailability, Impaired Microvascular Function, and Increased Tissue Oxygen Consumption ...

  1147. SHOP@RIC Stores Healthy Options Project in Remote Indigenous Communities

  1148. Supporting healthy food choices

    The food environment strongly influences our food choices. We work with communities, stores, industry and schools to find effective strategies to improve diet.

  1149. Time for a shift in focus to improve food affordability for remote customers

    People living in remote communities in Australia pay the highest average prices in the nation for food, and this affects their access to healthy food and drink.