Dr Gabrielle McCallum

Post Doctoral Fellow; Post Clinical Research Nursing Manager

Qualifications:

PhD, Charles Darwin University, 2015; Masters of Public Health, Charles Darwin University, 2010; Graduate Diploma of Public Health, Charles Darwin University, 2008; Bachelor of Nursing, University of South Australia, 1998

Location:

Darwin - Royal Darwin Hospital campus

Biography:

Gabrielle is an NHMRC Early Career Researcher, Senior Research Officer and Program Leader of Menzies’ child health respiratory. She oversees large complex multi-centre NHMRC-funded clinical trials both nationally and internationally (New Zealand, United States, Alaska and four states in Malaysia) with a strong team dynamic of research nurses, physicians and scientists.

Gabrielle has a particular interest in improving lung health and well-being of Indigenous children, by improving evidence-based programs, education and translating research findings into meaningful and culturally appropriate outcomes.

Gabrielle mentors and trains many researchers in both ear and respiratory programs, including PhD and Master of Public Health students. She is also a member of the Human Research Ethics Committee of Menzies and the NT Department of Health.

In 2017, Gabrielle won the Vice-Chancellor’s Emerging Researcher award at Charles Darwin University.

She has received numerous other awards over the years, including the BUPA Health Foundation Emerging Health Researcher Award (2015), the inaugural Harry Christian Giese – Research into Action Award (2013), and the NT Government Nursing and Midwifery excellence award, in the category of Education, Research and Innovation (2012).

Gabrielle was also invited to attend the First Commonwealth Science Conference in India in 2014. 

  1. McCallum, G.B., Chatfield, M.D., Morris, P.S., & Chang, A.B. (2015). Risk factors for adverse outcomes of Indigenous infants hospitalised with bronchiolitis. Pediatric Pulmonology  [Epub ahead of print]
  2. McCallum, G,B., Chang, A.B., & Grimwood, K. (2015). Further clinical trials on macrolides for bronchiolitis in infants are unnecessary. Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology1364,1134-1135
  3. McCallum, G.B., Morris, P.S., Grimwood, K., Maclennan, C., White, A.V., Chatfield, M.D., et al. (2015). Three-weekly doses of azithromycin for Indigenous infants hospitalised with bronchiolitis: A multicentre, randomised, placebo-controlled trial. Frontiers in Paediatrics, 3.
  4. McKay., C.C., Chang, A.B, Versteegh, L.A., & McCallum,G.B. (2015). Culturally appropriate flipcharts improve the knowledge of common respiratory conditions among Northern Territory Indigenous families. Health Promotion Journal of Australia. [Epub ahead of print]
  5. McCallum, G.B., Bailey, E.J., Morris, P.S., & Chang, A.B. (2014). Clinical pathways for chronic cough in children. Cochrane Database Systematic Review, 9:CD006595.
  6. Redding, G.J., Singleton, R.J., Valery, P.C., Williams, H., Grimwood K, Morris PS, et al. (2014). Respiratory Exacerbations in Indigenous Children From Two Countries With Non-Cystic Fibrosis Chronic Suppurative Lung Disease/Bronchiectasis. Chest, 146(3), 762-774.
  7. Singleton, R.S., McCallum, G.B., Chang, A.B., et al. (2013).  Indigenous children from three countries with non-cystic fibrosis chronic suppurative lung disease/bronchiectasis, Pediatric Pulmonology.
  8. McCallum, G.B., Morris, P.S., & Chang, A.B. (2012). Antibiotics for persistent cough or wheeze following acute bronchiolitis in children. The Cochrane Library, 2012(12), Article CD009834.
  9. Valery, P.C., Morris, P.S., Grimwood, K., Torzillo, P.J., Byrne, C.A., Masters, B.I., Bauert, P.A., McCallum, G.B., et al. (2012). Azithromycin for Indigenous children with bronchiectasis: study protocol for a multi-centre randomized controlled trial. BMC Pediatrics12(122).
  10. McCallum, G.B., Morris, P.S., Wilson, C.C., Versteegh, L.A., Ward, L.M., Chatfield, M.D., & Chang, A.B. (2012). Severity scoring systems: are they internally valid, reliable and predictive of oxygen use in children with acute bronchiolitis? Pediatric Pulmonology. Advance online publication.
Click here to view more Gabrielle McCallum publications in PubMed.
  1. Better child lung health

    Better child lung health

    Indigenous children living in remote communities with chest and lung conditions are a key priority for our child health respiratory team. To identify what can be done to improve their lung health and how their respiratory conditions can be better managed, the team extended previous...

  2. ABC online | Research targeting asthma and smoking

    ABC online | Research targeting asthma and smoking

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    Indigenous smoking rates: Older kids a new tool to break cycle in Northern Territory. By Nancy Notzon. Senior research fellow Dr Gabrielle McCallum | A trial targeting improved asthma outcomes and creating an environment where it's cool not to take up smoking.

  3. ABC TV coverage of lung capacity study collaboration

    ABC TV coverage of lung capacity study collaboration

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    Menzies have been out and about at the Northern Territory Rugby League Junior fixtures, measuring lung function in healthy young people. The study measures two types of lung function tests in healthy Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children and young adults, to find the best range of healthy results. Which in turn will be used to help diagnose lung problems such as asthma. Dr Gabrielle McCallum manager of our Child Health Respiratory Program teamed up with with Queensland University of Technology PhD student Tamara Blake.

  4. $25k grant boosts lung researcher

    $25k grant boosts lung researcher

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    A HEALTH researcher who is tackling some of the world's highest rates of respiratory disease in Aboriginal children in the Northern Territory has won a $25,000 national grant.

  5. 2015 Emerging Health Researcher Award winner announced

    2015 Emerging Health Researcher Award winner announced

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    An inspiring health researcher working to identify ways to improve health outcomes in Indigenous communities has been named the Bupa Health Foundation Emerging Health Researcher of the Year.

  6. Researcher tackles NT respiratory disease

    Researcher tackles NT respiratory disease

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    A health researcher who is tackling some of the world's highest rates of respiratory disease in indigenous children in the Northern Territory has won a $25,000 national grant to further her fight.

  7. Pioneering asthma education program and research in Darwin schools

    Pioneering asthma education program and research in Darwin schools

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    An innovative asthma awareness and self-management program with tobacco uptake prevention funded by Asthma Australia’s National Research Program is being introduced to school students in Darwin.

  8. Lung research wins Harry Giese Award

    Lung research wins Harry Giese Award

    Menzies' Gabrielle McCallum has been named as the inaugural winner of the Harry Christian Giese award to champion the translation of her research findings into medical interventions.

  9. New talking posters to tackle chronic cough in Indigenous communities

    New talking posters to tackle chronic cough in Indigenous communities

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    The launch of a series of flipcharts and talking posters will help to address factors that lead to chronic respiratory illness in remote Indigenous children and adults.

  10. My story: Gabrielle McCallum, nurse and PhD candidate

    My story: Gabrielle McCallum, nurse and PhD candidate

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    Meet our winner of the 2012 NT Nursing and Midwifery Excellence Award for ‘Education, Research and Innovation’.