Dr Lisa Whop

Research fellow

Qualifications:

Master of Applied Epidemiology, Australian National University, 2011; Bachelor of Medical Science, Queensland University of Technology, 2008.

Location:

Brisbane

Biography:

Lisa’s key motivation is improving the health of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Her research to date has focused on improving outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people with cancer. Her PhD project will be the first population-based study in Australia to investigate Indigenous women’s participation in cervical screening and its given consequences. She is supported by a Sidney Myer Health Scholarship.

Research Themes
  1. Bernardes, C. M., Whop, L. J., Garvey, G., & Valery, P. C. (2012). Health service utilization by indigenous cancer patients in Queensland: a descriptive study. International Journal for Equity in Health, 11, 57. doi: 10.1186/1475-9276-11-57.
  2. Whop, L. J., Valery, P. C., Beesley, V. L., Moore, S. P., Lokuge, K., Jacka, C., & Garvey, G. (2012). Navigating the cancer journey: a review of patient navigator programs for Indigenous cancer patients. Asia-Pacific Journal of Clinical Oncology, 8(4), e89-96.
  3. Mooi, J. K., Whop, L. J., Valery, P. C., & Sabesan, S. S. (2012). Teleoncology for indigenous patients: the responses of patients and health workers. Australian Journal of Rural Health, 20(5), 265-269.
  4. Whop, L. J., Garvey, G., Lokuge, K., Mallitt, K. A., & Valery, P. C. (2012). Cancer support services--are they appropriate and accessible for Indigenous cancer patients in Queensland, Australia? Rural and Remote Health, 12, 2018.
  5. Whop, L. J. (2011). “You’re not like other black people”. Medical Journal of Australia, 195(5), 292-293.
  6. Condon, J.R., Garvey, G., Whop, L.J., Valery, P.C., Thomas, D., Gruen, R., Cunningham, J. (2013). Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians and cancer. Cancer Forum, 37(1), 27-30.
  7. Garvey, G., Simmonds, D., Clements, V., O’Rourke, P., Whop, L.J., Sullivan, K., et al. (2011). Understanding dementia amongst Indigenous Australians. Aboriginal and Islander Health Worker Journal, 35(2), 16-18.
Click here to view more Lisa Whop publications in PubMed.
  1. Menzies researcher endorses United Nations Statement

    Menzies researcher endorses United Nations Statement

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    Dr Lisa Whop, Senior Research Fellow at the Menzies School of Health Research, Australia, endorsed the statement, calling for a sustained active commitment from the highest level of government to end this disparity.

  2. When numbers and stories collide – the fight for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women.

    When numbers and stories collide – the fight for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women.

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    In 2018 my team hit the road to yarn with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women who participate or never/rarely participate in cervical screening.

  3. Indigenous HPV vaccination rates “to be celebrated”

    Indigenous HPV vaccination rates “to be celebrated”

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    Dr Whop said that with the introduction of the HPV vaccine, Australia was on track to be the first country in the world to eliminate cervical cancer.

  4. HPV champion and childhood blindness researcher honoured

    HPV champion and childhood blindness researcher honoured

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    Menzies' Dr Lisa Whop received the NHMRC Rising Star Award last night.

  5. NITV: Two months' could be key to Indigenous women's survival of cervical cancer

    NITV: Two months' could be key to Indigenous women's survival of cervical cancer

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    NITV : A study lead by a young Torres Strait Islander research fellow finds that Indigenous women are not receiving the recommended 2-month clinical follow up on an abnormal pap test result.

  6. Women missing timely Pap follow-up

    Women missing timely Pap follow-up

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    BOTH Indigenous and non-Indigenous Queensland women may have missed out on timely follow-up for abnormal Pap test results over a decade.

  7. MJA Videos 2017 Episode 5

    MJA Videos 2017 Episode 5

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    Dr Lisa Whop, cervical cancer in Indigenous women

  8. The Lowitja Institute Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Student Award 2016

    The Lowitja Institute Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Student Award 2016

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