Allison Gray

PhD candidate


Master of Public Health, University of Newcastle, 2010; Bachelor of Science (Honours), Charles Darwin University, 2015; Bachelor of Medical Science, University of Western Sydney, 2007


Alice Springs


Allison developed an interest in health research through growing up in Alice Springs. In her previous work, she assisted practitioners to develop the Remote Primary Health Care Manuals, coordinated professional development events for health practitioners at Northern Territory PHN, conducted pathology testing at Western Diagnostic Pathology as Supervising Scientist and worked on the Rheumatic Heart Disease Register.

Allison’s PhD is on intercultural health communication at Alice Springs Hospital working with staff and Aboriginal patients. The project was developed from The Communicate Study Stage 1 conducted at Royal Darwin Hospital. Allison is supported by a Research Training Program Stipend Scholarship.

Research Themes
  1. Dingwall, K. M., Gray, A. O., McCarthy, A. R., Delima, J. F., & Bowden, S. C. (2017). Exploring the reliability and acceptability of cognitive tests for Indigenous Australians: a pilot study. BMC Psychology, 5, 26. doi:10.1186/s40359-017-0195-y
  2. Gray, A. (2018). Observations from indigenous languages in Northern Territory, Australia. The Lancet Global Health, 6(5), e496. doi:10.1016/S2214-109X(18)30075-5
  3. Reddy, S., Herring, S., & Gray, A. O. (2015). Identifying an appropriate Content Management System to develop Clinical Practice Guidelines: A perspective. Health Informatics Journal, 23(1), 14-34 doi:10.1177/1460458215616264