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
Steven Guthridge is a public health physician and medical epidemiologist with a diverse background in clinical services, health service management and research. He has a distinguished record of research in areas of specific relevance to the Northern Territory including burden of disease and injury, health workforce, chronic disease prevalence and child development.
After commencing with Menzies in early 2018, he has continued his interests in population health and health services research. He leads the data linkage team at the Centre for Child Development and Education which has a focus on the developmental pathways of children and young people. In this role he utilises an extensive repository of linked datasets for research to improve outcomes for young Territorians in the areas of child protection, youth justice, education and health.
- Story of Our Children and Young People, 2019
- Impacts of Banned Drinkers Register Re-introduction in Northern Territory
- The cost and health impact of short-term staffing in Australian remote and rural Indigenous communities: Does community control make a difference?
- Child and Youth Development Research Partnership (CYDRP)
- Hearing Loss in Kids Study (HeLoKids) 2018-2019
A publication released today provides a comprehensive picture of the wellbeing of children and young people across the NT, building on the inaugural Story of Our Children and Young People published in 2019.
Professor John Wakerman says several steps need to be taken to keep health professionals working in remote communities.
Researchers from six Australian universities, working with the Northern Territory Department of Health, have conducted a multi-year study of remote staff turnover in the Northern Territory.
The study was led by Dr. Jiunn-Yih Su with the Centre for Child Development and Education, Menzies School of Health Research, and the Charles Darwin University.
A team of researchers led by Menzies, CDU, recommend better early detection for treatment to support students with hearing difficulties.
The first study investigating hearing impairment on school attendance for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children has been released.
A study investigating the independent impact of hearing impairment (HI) on school attendance for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children has been released today.
Study investigating the impact of hearing impairment on school attendance for children published in the Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health.
Experts claim the government is not only misdiagnosing the problem but is also unable to come up with productive solutions. By Karen Middleton.
A group of Northern Territory youth workers, Aboriginal broadcasters and health researchers have launched a new digital resource.
A new resource has been launched in Darwin today designed to help youths cope with teasing and bullying.
Regular attendance at preschool in remote Northern Territory communities will improve a child
A study of more than 60,000 children born in the Northern Territory since 1994 has found that boosting remote preschool attendance could increase their chances of meeting Year 3 minimum standards for writing and numeracy by up to 70 per cent.
- 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
- 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. https://childdetentionnt.royalcommission.gov.au/NT-public-hearings/Pages/Hearings/2017/19-June-2017-Exhibits.aspx
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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. https://doi.org/10.1186/1472-6963-13-466
- 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
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.