Associate Professor Kayli Wild

Principal Research Fellow


PhD, Charles Darwin University, 2009; Master of Public Health, Menzies School of Health Research, 2005; Bachelor of Science (Anthropology), University of Western Australia, 2000.

Approved level of HDR supervision at Charles Darwin University:



Darwin – CDU Red 9


A/Prof Kayli Wild is Principal Research Fellow with the Centre for Child Development and Education at Menzies. Kayli has a background in medical anthropology and health system improvement, mainly in Timor-Leste and with First Nations communities in the Northern Territory (NT). She specializes in qualitative and mixed methods research. Her main area of research has been at the intersection of culture, politics and health systems. She is particularly interested in participatory approaches and bringing the voices of people with lived-experience to policy issues and social change.

Kayli’s current projects include the evaluation of the NT Maternal Early Childhood Sustained Home-visiting (MECSH) program and the co-design and evaluation of resources for the MECSH program. Kayli is also an Honorary Fellow with La Trobe University where she led a program of research to understand and support effective health sector responses to violence against women in Timor-Leste.