Dr Gillian Gorham

Head Renal Health Program


PhD, Charles Darwin University 2021; Master of Health Administration, University of New South Wales, 2005; Graduate Certificate in Public Sector Management, Flinders University, 2000; Diploma in Teaching (Sec.), Western Australia College of Advanced Education, 1987; Registered Nurse, Royal Adelaide Hospital, 1979.

Approved level of HDR supervision at Charles Darwin University:

Associate Supervisor


Darwin - Royal Darwin Hospital campus


Gillian has more than 30 years' experience in health services with roles spanning nursing, managerial, policy and research. She has academic qualifications in teaching, health service management and a PhD.

Gillian has worked at the local and national level to develop strategic documents for the delivery of renal services; curriculum and renal training programs for Aboriginal Health Practitioners and nurses; and educational resources for kidney patients and their families.

Her work and that of the renal program at Menzies, has a strong focus on evidence translation and the implementation of research findings into policy and practice. Gillian has experience in evaluating the costs and benefits of health care programs and an interest in determining cost-effective models of care with a focus on improving service integration, health outcomes and the experiences of individuals.

Publications include government reports, strategic plans and peer reviewed manuscripts.