Audra de Witt

PhD candidate


Master of Public Health, University of Queensland, 2010; Bachelor of Nursing, Queensland University of Technology, 1995; Graduate Certificate in Health Science (Health Promotion), Queensland University of Technology, 2007




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 improve the coordination and continuity of Indigenous cancer care in the primary health care setting. 

Before commencing her PhD, Audra worked at the Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation at the Queensland University of Technology (QUT). She has also worked as a senior research assistant on various projects including the development of an evidence-based symptom checklist for symptoms of recurrence in women with endometrial cancer, a data linkage study tracking pathways to improve health services for advanced cancer patients, and a randomised controlled trial on reducing hospital re-admissions and loss of functional ability in older adults. 

Audra completed her Master of Public Health at the University of Queensland in 2010 with a dissertation in ‘Health behaviours in Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians and their association with asthma’ undertaken at the Queensland Institute of Medical Research.

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