Gill Gorham

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.


Darwin - Royal Darwin Hospital campus


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. 


  1. ABC Life Matters - the gap in Indigenous life expectancy

    ABC Life Matters - the gap in Indigenous life expectancy


    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.

  2. A new action plan to tackle kidney disease

    A new action plan to tackle kidney disease


    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.

  1. Gorham, G., Howard, K., Togni, S. Lawton, P., Hughes, J., Majoni, S.W., Brown, S., Barnes, S., Cass, A. (2017). Economic and quality of care evaluation of dialysis service models in remote Australia: protocol for a mixed methods study. BMC Health Services Research, 17 (320). 
  2. Reilly, R., Evans, K.m, Gomersall, J., Gorham, G., Peters, M., Warren, S., et al. (2016). Effectiveness, cost effectiveness, acceptability and implementation barriers/enablers of chronic kidney disease management programs for Indigenous people in Australia, New Zealand and Canada: a systematic review of mixed evidence. BMC Health Services Research, 16, 119.
  3. Gorham, G., Cass, A., Howard K., & Evans, K. Central Australia Renal Study: Technical Report Update. Report prepared by Menzies School of Health Research for the Australian Government Department of Health, Canberra 2016.
  4. Tasmania Government. (2009). Tasmania State Plan for Renal Services 2010-2020 — Part One, Two and Three. Hobart: Tasmanian Government.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. 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).
  9. 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,
  10. 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.