Dr Gabrielle McCallum
Senior research fellow
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
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.
- Bronchiectasis exacerbation study (part 1); bronchiectasis exacerbation study (part 2) (BEST)
- Cost of bronchiectasis study
- A HOspitalised Pneumonia with Extended treatment (HOPE) Study
- Long term follow up improves clinical care and respiratory outcomes for Indigenous children (LOTUS) Study
- Protracted Bacterial Bronchitis (PBB)
- Randomised Placebo Controlled Trial of Inhaled Corticosteroids for Treatment of Acute and Chronic Cough in Children (ICS)
- 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]
- 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 Immunology, 1364,1134-1135
- 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.
- 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]
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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 Pediatrics, 12(122).
- 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.
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...
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Meet our winner of the 2012 NT Nursing and Midwifery Excellence Award for ‘Education, Research and Innovation’.