Clinical trials coordinator
Master of Public Health, Charles Darwin University, 2008; Midwifery Postgraduate Certificate, Royal Darwin Hospital, 1997; Registered Nurse certificate, Preston & Northcote Community Hospital, 1992.
Christine Wigger is a clinical trial coordinator who is passionate about child wellbeing and particularly, their ear and hearing health. Christine has been working with the ear team of Menzies School of Health Research in Darwin for 15 years.
Her research experience includes clinical trial development, governance, public health and health promotion, training and education in clinical ear diagnostics, as well as oodles of ‘on‐the‐ground’ field work including data collection and all important community engagement to ensure the research is appropriate, acceptable and valuable to the individuals and communities who contribute.
Christine's passion for the Northern Territory and its people spans 25 years, where she has worked as a registered nurse, remote area nurse and midwife prior to embarking on her very fulfilling and challenging role as an ear health researcher.
- I HEAR BETA Study
- OME Surgery Study
- Rapid Iron Infusion Study
Otitis Media - a clinical trial where Indigenous infants will receive an extra dose of pneumococcal vaccine to try and cut down the rates of incidence.
Christine Wigger has been researching otitis media in the Tiwi Islands over 15 years.
The government has provided funding to the Menzies School of Health Research's Hearing for Learning Initiative, a five-year $7.9m program in which health project officers help Aboriginal children with hearing problems.