CoPAHM Coordinator and PhD Candidate
Corie Gray currently works as the Coordinator for the Community of Practice for Action on HIV and Mobility (CoPAHM) and as a Project Officer at CERIPH. Corie recently completed an Honours project which investigated HIV knowledge and use of health services among people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds. She was then awarded a Australian Health Promotion Graduate Scholarship and Gilead Sciences Research Fellowship to continue this work. Corie is completing her doctorate through co-designing an intervention to increase HIV testing uptake with women from Indonesia at-risk of HIV.
Dr Roanna Lobo
Senior Research Fellow
Dr Roanna Lobo is a Senior Research Fellow in the Collaboration for Evidence Research and Impact in Public Health (CERIPH) at Curtin University where she has worked since 2003. Roanna’s health promotion experience has been focused on marginalised and vulnerable populations in a range of sectors including sexual health, youth mental health and suicide prevention, alcohol and substance use, homelessness, and smoking prevention in Aboriginal mothers. She is experienced in health promotion planning, measurement and evaluation, qualitative research methods, implementing peer-based programs and research, and developing strategies to support evidence-based practice and policy.
With almost 20 years of experience in the practice, advocacy, teaching and research of public health, Gemma has worked within government and across the private, tertiary and not-for-profit sectors. As a practitioner, she has undertaken a range of health promotion roles including managing state-wide mass-media campaigns, implementing programs in prisons and supporting organisational evaluation capacity. Gemma is a social researcher, using qualitative and mixed methods to examine issues of policy significance. She has spent the past decade exploring the impact of mobility and migration on public health, particularly as it relates to communicable diseases. Gemma is currently a Course Coordinator, Lecturer and Researcher in the School of Public Health at Curtin University. She is the current national President for The Australian Health Promotion Association.
Dr Krysten Blackford
Krysten is a Teaching and Research Academic with the Collaboration for Evidence, Research and Impact in Public Health (CERIPH) at Curtin University. She is also a Director of the Australian Health Promotion Association (AHPA), Chair of AHPA's Community Health Ethics Board Working Group, and a member of AHPA's Research, Evaluation and Evidence Translation Committee. Krysten has worked in the health promotion sector for approximately 10 years and has designed, implemented and evaluated health promotion interventions for a number of settings, target groups and health issues. She holds a PhD, Honours, and a Bachelor of Science (Health Promotion + Nutrition double degree) from Curtin University.
Dr Justine Leavy
Justine is the Discipline Lead for Health Promotion and Sexology, Senior Lecturer & Research Fellow with the Collaboration for Evidence, Research and Impact in Public Health (CERIPH). Her recent research has a focus on physical activity (PA) promotion and drowning prevention with those from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds (CaLD). Physical inactivity persists as a challenge for many groups, including those from may be less likely to participate in PA due to factors related to migration and acculturation. As migration to Australia increases, effective public health strategies are required to support CaLD groups to overcome barriers to participating in PA and we aim to examine this using Parkrun, a free community running event held weekly. In 2019 research highlighting the importance of tailored drowning prevention strategies for migrants in countries such as Australia with a strong aquatic culture has been undertaken and will continue. Justine’s emphasis is on translational research.
Dr Daniel Vujcich
ARC Linkage Project, Project Coordinator
Daniel coordinates the ARC Linkage Project - Reducing health disparities for culturally and linguistically diverse people. He holds a Doctorate in Population Health and a Master's in Development Studies from the University of Oxford where he was a WA Rhodes Scholar. Daniel's professional experiences include working as a Senior Policy Officer for the WA Department of Health and as a Project Coordinator for the Aboriginal Health Council of Western Australia. Daniel was also employed as a sessional academic in the University of Notre Dame School of Medicine, and has been a researcher for the Oxford Young Lives Project and the British Health Foundation Health Promotion Research Group.
ARC Linkage Project, Research Assistant
Meagan Roberts is currently employed as a Research Assistant on the MiBSS Project (Migrant Blood-borne Virus and Sexual Health Survey). She has worked in the sexual health sexual health sector for almost seven years, and has experience working with CaLD and Aboriginal populations, as well as in both Government and non-government organisations. Meagan has a Bachelor of Science (Health promotion) and is currently completing her Master of Public Health at Curtin.
Andrea is currently volunteering at CoPAHM undertaking tasks such as website editing, developing the e-news and other various small projects. She is a third year student enrolled BSc Health Promotion and Nutrition at Curtin University.
Sarah Emilie Tsin Sa Ah Vi
Emilie is currently volunteering at CoPAHM developing a strategy for a more engaging Twitter account. She is a fourth year student enrolled in a BSc Health Promotion and Nutrition at Curtin University.
Daizy Mae Lelis
Daizy is currently volunteering at CoPAHM undertaking tasks such as website editing, developing the e-news and other various small projects. She is a third year student enrolled in BSc Health Promotion at Curtin University.
Olivia is currently volunteering at CoPAHM to revise the HIV Prevention Resources Toolkit, focusing on the development of resources that consider the needs of CaLD and migrant populations. She is a third year student enrolled in BSc Health Promotion at Curtin University.