Dr Kalinda Griffiths
Honorary Research Fellow
PhD (Epidemiology), University of Sydney, 2017; Master of Public Health, Charles Darwin University, 2010; Bachelor of Biomedical Science, Charles Darwin University, 2008; Cert. III Laboratory Techniques, Group Training NT, 2001
Approved level of HDR supervision at Charles Darwin University:
Darwin - Royal Darwin Hospital
Kalinda is a Scientia Fellow at the Centre for Big Data Research, UNSW. Kalinda’s work addresses complex health disparities in populations by using existing administrative data. She holds honorary positions at the University of Sydney and Menzies School of Health Research and is deputy editor of the Health Promotion Journal of Australia.
Her research currently addresses issues of quality and the utilisation of Indigenous data with a focus on data governance, measurement and cancer care and outcomes. Kalinda is the recipient of a number of awards. Notably, she was awarded the Northern Territory Young Australian of the Year in 2011 and more recently, the 2019 Lowitja Institute Emerging Researcher Award. She is also a 2019-2021 Science and Technology Australia Superstar of STEM.
- Evidence-based approaches to developing data governance in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health research.
- Pathways to Change: Building Biomedical Capability in Regional and Remote Northern Australia.
- ARC Linkage Project - Investigating The Impacts Of The Banned Drinker Register Re-Introduction In The Northern Territory.
- NHMRC Centre for Research Excellence - Targeted Approaches to Improve Cancer Services for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians (TACTICS).
- Smith JA., Herriot M., Williams C., Judd J., Griffiths K., Bainbridge R., (2019). Health Promotion: A political imperative. Health Promotion Journal of Australia. 30(2):133-136.
- Griffiths, K., Coleman, C., Al-Yaman, F., Cunningham, J., Garvey, G., Whop, L., Jackson Pulver, L., Ring, Madden, R. (2019). The identification of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in official statistics and other data: critical issues of international significance. Statistical Journal of the IAOS. 35(1):91-106 doi: 10.3233/sji-180491
- Smith, J., Judd, J., Bainbridge, R., Griffiths, K., D’Antoine, H., Cargo, M., Ireland, S. (2018). Are we going “co-crazy”? An opportunity to learn from health promotion foundations. Health Promotion Journal of Australia. 29(3):223-224.
- Green, M., Anderson, K., Griffiths, K., Garvey, G., Cunningham, J. (2018). Understanding Indigenous Australians’ experiences of cancer care: Stakeholders’ views on what to measure and how to measure it. BMC, Health Services Research. 18:982.
- Smith, J., Griffiths, K., Judd, J., Crawford, G., D’Antoine, H., Fisher, M., Bainbridge, R. (2018). Ten years on from the World Health Organisation Commission of Social Determinants of Health: Progress or procrastination? Health Promotion Journal of Australia. 29(1): 3-7.
- Coleman, C., Zhou Q., Griffiths, K., Madden, R. New South Wales Overcoming Indigenous Disadvantage 2017 (2018). Sydney Centre for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Statistics. The University of Sydney.
- Sarfati, D., Garvey, G., Robson, B., Moore, S., Cunningham, R., Withrow, D., Griffiths, K., Caron, N., Bray, F. (2018). Measuring cancer in Indigenous populations. Annals of Epidemiology. 28(5): 335-342.
- Coleman, C., Fortune, N., Lee, V., Griffiths, K., Madden R. (2016). Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Life Expectancy and Mortality Trend Reporting. Sydney Centre for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Statistics. University of Sydney.
- Griffiths, K., Coleman, C., Lee, V., Madden, R. (2016). How colonisation determines social justice and Indigenous health ‐ a review of the literature. Journal of Population Research. 33(1): 9‐30.
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Media Release | Opportunities for the next generation of local scientists
A new training centre aimed at developing a sustainable, local biomedical and health sciences workforce has been launched at Menzies School of Health Research.
NT News | $300k raised to assist in bridging gap
SMALL acts of charity and an AFL legend from the Territory have played a crucial role in raising $300,000 for five new traineeships at a cutting-edge research centre in Darwin.
CDU Origins Edition 1 2020 | Award secures future of NT biomedical services
Associate Professor Heidi Smith-Vaughan and her Menzies team are using the 2019 biennial Ramaciotti Biomedical Research Award to establish a sustainable centre for excellence focussing on biomedical career entry and progression for young Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.
2019 Ramaciotti AWARD WINNER
View a short film of the 2019 Ramaciotti BioMedical Research Award recipients.
Taking science to the parliament, to enrich the people
The stakes are high at Science meets Parliament (SmP). They encompass the future of research and discovery in Australia.
Ramaciotti Biomedical Award worth $1 million granted to Northern Territory research team
The biennial Ramaciotti Biomedical Research Award, worth $1 million, has been granted to a biomedical research team at the Menzies School of Health Research, based in Darwin.
Ramaciotti Foundations recognise strides in Australian-based research
Professor Heidi Smith-Vaughan and her team at Menzies have been awarded the biennial Ramaciotti Biomedical Research Award, worth $1 million.
Big data researcher wins Emerging Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Researcher Award
Dr Kalinda Griffiths has won a major award from the Lowitja Institute for her research into health inequalities across Australia.
Let’s talk about counting our mob
The identification of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in official statistics.
Menzies Superstars of Stem
On a quiet Friday afternoon at Menzies, an emergency breaks out that only our #superstarsofSTEM can solve. An International Women's Day project.
Menzies School of Health Research home to three superstars of STEM
Three Menzies School of Health Research researchers are among the new round of 2019 Superstars of STEM.
Measuring cancer in Indigenous populations
Researchers Dr Kalinda Griffiths, Dr Suzanne Moore and Professor Gail Garvey, explain why cancer surveillance in Indigenous populations can be prone to bias.