Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Program Personnel
Head Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Program, Senior Lecturer
James is responsible for the overall management and coordination of studies within the program and has over 15 years experience working within Aboriginal health and communities, in remote and urban areas. He is a descendent of the Pitjantajarra and Nurrunga clans of central and south Australia.
James is a representative on numerous STI and BBV Government and NGO committees including the NSW Ministerial Advisory Committee on STIs and HIV and has a strong interest in building capabilities in communities to enable self determination and control of Aboriginal peoples own health. In 2010 James was the lead writer of the third National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander STI and BBV Strategy 2010-2013,
James is an investigator on the following studies: STRIVE, The first ever national survey of young Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, SHIMMER, ACCESS, ACCEPt, REACCH, PID Study, KPI Study,STI Point of Care Testing, HBV in Torres Strait Islands, NS W Data Linkage Study, HIV Modelling, Modelling interactions between STIs and HIV transmission to inform public health policy
Clint ArizmendiPhD, Med BA Med
National Survey Coordinator (Research Fellow)
Clint is the National Coordinator of the first ever Australian national study assessing knowledge, risk practices and health service access in relation to sexually transmissible infections and blood borne viruses among young Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.
Simon Graham M APPL EPID, BIS
Simon is a PhD student and Manager of a research project aimed at assessing the effectiveness of a Sexual Health IMproveMEnt pRogram (SHIMMER) within selected Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Services in NSW.
Mary Ellen Harrod PhD, M.Prelim, Grad Dip (Psych), BA
Clinical Research Project Leader
Mary Ellen is responsible for the coordination of the Research Excellence in Aboriginal Community Controlled Health (REACCH) project. REACCH, a collaborative effort between NCHECR & NACCHO will work with Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Services and State Aboriginal Community Health organisations. REACCH will undertake clinical research projects focused on sexually transmissible and blood borne infections and build research capacity within participating organisations.
Linda Garton RN, Grad Cert Advanced Practice, Sexual Health
Linda is an experienced sexual health nurse responsible for the national coordination of the STRIVE study, a randomised community trial of STI quality improvement in 65 remote communities.
Hayley Matthews BSc (Public Health)
Project Coordinator ACCEPt
Hayley is working on the ACCEPt project, a randomized controlled trial to evaluate whether Chlamydia testing in primary health care settings is effective in reducing the burden of Chlamydia on the population. Hayley is responsible for recruiting and supporting the involvement of Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Services in the project.