Natasha has lived and worked in northern Australia for the last 12 years, initially in the Kimberly working on injury prevention initiatives (road safety). This followed a move to Cairns where she worked for the Royal Flying Doctor Service (RFDS) for 7 years.
- Projects undertaken whilst at the RFDS were varied, including managing:
- health promotion initiatives;
- programs transitioning to community control;
- capacity building projects focused on employment and training;
- organizational cultural capacity building; and
- mental health services to assist in addressing the health needs of those in rural and remote areas.
Most of this work was undertaken in the communities of Cape York or regional areas of north western Queensland.
Since moving to Darwin Natasha has developed an interest in research and evaluation and is currently undertaking a Masters in Evaluation through The University of Melbourne. In 2015 she spent six months working with the Development and Effectiveness Team at the Fred Hollows Foundation before starting with Menzies in 2016.
- Evaluation of the Top End Health Service Renal Outreach Program
- Top End Outreach Ophthalmology Resources Project
- Qualitative exploration of the health impacts for Indigenous people living in Kakadu region.