Professor Steven Guthridge

Professor - Child Development, Population Health and Policy


Master of Philosophy (Public Health), University of Adelaide, 2014; Master of Tropical Health, University of Queensland, 1991; Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS), Sydney University, 1979; Fellow of the Australian Faculty of Public Health Medicine (FAFPHM), Royal Australasian College of Physicians, 1993


Darwin Bldg Red 9, Charles Darwin University, Casuarina campus


Steven Guthridge is a public health physician and medical epidemiologist with a diverse background in clinical services, health service management and research. Until recently he was the Director of a research and analysis branch, within the NT Department of Health, with responsibility for specialised projects in epidemiology and health economics to inform health policy and services. His research publications have covered areas of specific relevance to the Northern Territory including burden of disease and injury, health workforce, chronic disease prevalence and child development. He commenced with Menzies in early 2018 where he will continue his interests in population health and health services research, including a responsibility for the continued development of research involving linked data.

  • Child and Youth Development Research Partnership (CYDRP)
  • Linking NT and Australian Government data to improve child development outcomes (LiNTAG)


  1. Russell DJ, Zhao Y, Guthridge S, Ramjan M, Jones MP, Humphreys JS, Wakerman J. (2017). Patterns of resident health workforce turnover and retention in remote communities of the Northern Territory of Australia, 2013 – 2015. Hum Resour Health; 15:52. doi: i10.1186/s12960-017-0229-9 
  2. Guthridge S, He V, Silburn S (2017) A statistical overview of children’s involvement with the NT child protection system’, Royal Commission into Protection and Detention of Northern Territory Children Exh 512.00.
  3. Georges N, Guthridge S, Li SQ, Condon JR, Barnes T, Zhao Y. (2017). Progress on closing the gap in life expectancy at birth for Aboriginal people in  the Northern Territory, 1967-2012. Med J Aust 2017;207(1):25-30 doi:10.5695/mja16.01138
  4. Guthridge S, Li L, Silburn S, Li SQ, McKenzie J, Lynch J. (2015) The impact of perinatal health and socio-demographic factors on educational outcomes: a population study of children attending government schools in the Northern Territory. J Paediatr Child Health; 51(8):778-86
  5. Zhao Y, Wright A, Begg S, Guthridge S. (2013). Decomposing Indigenous life expectancy gap by risk factors: a life table analysis. Popul Health Metr; 11(1):1. doi: 10.1186/1478-7954-11-1
  6. Zhao Y, Wright J, Guthridge S & Lawton P. (2013). The relationship between number of primary health care visits and hospitalisations: evidence from linked clinic and hospital data for remote Indigenous Australians. BMC Health Serv Res; 13:466.
  7. Guthridge SL, Ryan P, Condon JC, Bromfield L, Moss J, Lynch J. (2012) Trends in reports of child maltreatment in the Northern Territory, 1999 to 2010. Med J Aust;197(11):637-641
  8. Liu B, Guthridge S, Li SQ, et al. (2012). ‘The end of the Australia antigen? An ecological study of the impact of universal newborn hepatitis B vaccination two decades on’, Vaccine; 30: 7309-14.
  9. Zhao Y, Condon J, Guthridge S, You J. (2010). Living longer with a greater health burden - changes in the burden of disease and injury in the Northern Territory Indigenous population, between 1994-98 and 1999-2003’, Aust NZ J Pub Health, vol. 34, pp. S93-S8.
  10. Garnett S, Coe K, Golebiowska K, Walsh, H, Sander K, Guthridge S, Li S, Malyon R. (2008). Attracting and keeping nursing professionals in an environment of chronic labour shortage; a study of mobility among nurses and midwives in the Northern Territory of Australia. Charles Darwin University, Darwin.