Diploma of Project Management, University of Newcastle, 2012; Certificate IV in Training and Assessment, Charles Darwin University, 2010; Certificate IV in Education Support, Charles Darwin University, 2006
Within the Menzies Division of Wellbeing and Preventable Chronic Diseases Yomei manages the Return to Country: A national platform study, a study to understand why Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians with renal disease have a quarter the chance of a kidney transplant and a third the chance of treatment that allows them to return home. The research explores these questions and tests health service changes to increase the chances of better treatment, at home, for the 300 Indigenous Australians starting long-term dialysis every year.
At the Centre for Child Development and Education (2011-2018), Menzies Yomei was involved in several research studies to support parents and children through better service and interventions in their communities working across the Northern Territory, Torres Straits and in Papua New Guinea.
Yomei is interested in culture, diversity and inclusion particularly as it relates to health care provision, parenting and early childhood.
- M Truong, C Bourke, Y Jones, O Cook, P Lawton (2020). Equity in clinical practice requires organisational and system-level change – the role of nurse leaders. Collegian.
- Robinson, G., Tyler, W., Jones, Y., Silburn, S., Zubrick, S.R. (2011). Context, Diversity and Engagement: Early intervention with Australian Aboriginal families in urban and remote contexts, Children and Society, 26(5), 343-355.
- Robinson, G., Zubrick, S., Silburn, S., Tyler, W., Jones, Y., D’Aprano, A., et al. (2009). Let’s Start: Exploring Together. An early intervention program for Northern Territory children and families. Darwin: School for Social and Policy Research, Charles Darwin University.
- Robinson, G., Mares, S., Jones, Y., Stock, C., Hallenstein, B., & Branchut, V. (2012). The Let’s Start Parent Child Program: Information Paper. Darwin: Centre for Child Development and Education, Menzies School of Health Research.
A program for pre-school aged kids with behavioural problems nurtures stronger relationships between parents and children.
The success of the Indigenous parenting program, Let’s Start, has resulted in the development and launch of a promotional DVD to encourage further uptake of the community endorsed program in remote Indigenous communities.
The Government has launched the National Strategic Action Plan for Kidney Disease and awarded $3.5 million in funding to organisations to take immediate action.
Confronting racism to improve healthcare for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander patients with kidney disease
Action is urgently needed to confront the immense health disparities in kidney disease outcomes suffered by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples’