Claire Boardman

Deputy Director, RHDAustralia


Masters of Public Health, University of Melbourne, 2005; Bachelor of Applied Science (Nsg), Monash University, 1991; Graduate Diploma in Infection Control, University of Western Sydney, 1995; CICP ACIPC, Credentialed member, Australasian College of Infection Prevention and Control (ACIPC), 2009.


Darwin – Royal Darwin Hospital


Claire has worked in both public and private health sectors and in February 2013 was appointed as deputy director, RHDAustralia based at Menzies School of Health Research in Darwin where she works with jurisdictions and Indigenous communities to improve healthcare outcomes for those affected by acute rheumatic fever (ARF) and rheumatic heart disease (RHD). Prior to this appointment Claire was privileged to be working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait island communities in public health and infection prevention and control in the Torres Strait, Far North Queensland.  

In her public health capacity Claire has worked in complex disaster and developing nation settings and has a strong ongoing interest in healthcare economics, developing nation and Indigenous health issues. Claire has held a number of State and National appointments including President of the Australasian College for Infection Prevention and Control (ACIPC) and was a member of the Australian Health Protection Principal Committee (AHPC) Antimicrobial Resistance. She is a senior lecturer at Griffith University.

In 2013 she won one of four prestigious Council of Executive Women scholarships to attend the Australian Graduate School of Management Women in Leadership course at UNSW which has assisted her in developing her leadership skills and executive presence and, in 2014 Claire was a NT finalist for the Australian of the Year Awards.