Program manager, Renal Health
Master of Health Administration, University of New South Wales, 2005; Graduate Certificate in Public Sector Management, Flinders University, 2000; Diploma in Teaching (Sec.), Western Australia College of Advanced Education, 1987; Registered Nurse, Royal Adelaide Hospital, 1979.
Gillian has more than 30 years' experience in health services with postgraduate nursing qualifications in a number of specialty areas.
She also has academic qualifications in health service management and as a senior nurse manager for more than 20 years, was involved in the establishment of many of the renal services in the Territory.
Gillian has worked with state, Territory and the Australian governments in the development of service guidelines and strategic documents.
Gillian’s main interest is renal health, particularly service planning, development and evaluation.
- Dialysis Models of Care Project
- Chronic kidney disease clinical quality register and clinical support unit
- Final evaluation of Top End opthalmology outreach resources project (TEOORP)
- Evaluation of CKD management in select NT Aboriginal community controlled health organisations
- Evaluation of Top End Health Services Renal Outreach Program
- Final evaluation of Top End Outreach Ophthalmology Resource Project
- PK Study – Comparison of Immunosuppressant drug pharmacokinetics in Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal Australian kidney transplant recipients
- Evaluation of Renal Case Management Program
- Territory Kidney Care
Researcher Gillian Gorham was inspired to study the costs of remote dialysis after witnessing the change in a Groote Eylandt community when a respected elder returned home.
The Government has launched the National Strategic Action Plan for Kidney Disease and awarded $3.5 million in funding to organisations to take immediate action.
The death this week of the wonderful singer Dr G Yunipingu at the age of just 46 from long-term illness, brings home once again the disparity in life expectancy between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians.
- Tasmania Government. (2009). Tasmania State Plan for Renal Services 2010-2020 — Part One, Two and Three. Hobart: Tasmanian Government.
- Department of Health and Community Services. (2005). Renal Services Strategy 2005-2009 – Aiming for World’s Best Practice. Darwin: Northern Territory Department of Health and Community Services.
- Australian Health Ministers Council. (2006). National Service Guidelines for the Management of Dialysis and Kidney Transplantation in Remote Australia. Darwin: Northern Territory Department of Health and Community Services.
- Jose,,M., Livingston, B., McDonald S. & Gorham, G. (2008). Chapter 12: End Stage Kidney Disease Among Indigenous Peoples of Australia and New Zealand. In S. McDonald, L. Excell & B. Livingston (Eds.), The 31st Australia and New Zealand Dialysis and Transplant Registry Report (pp. 12-2 – 12-9). Adelaide, South Australia: ANZDATA.
- Gorham, G., Wagner, L. & Jose M. (2006). The Northern Territory’s Remote and Community-based Haemodialysis Program: Interesting Times. Renal Society of Australasia Journal, 1(2).
- Coulehan, K., Brown, I., Christie, M., Gorham, G., Lowell, A., Marrnganyin, B., Patel, B. (2005). Sharing the True Stories: Evaluating Strategies to Improve Communication between Health Staff and Aboriginal Patients. Stage 2 Report. Darwin: Cooperative Research Centre for Aboriginal Health,
- Gorham, G. (2003). Prevention and Treatment Options for Renal Disease in the Northern Territory (with particular reference to the Barkly region). Darwin: Cooperative Research Centre for Tropical and Aboriginal Health.