Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) (Title: Trends in cardiovascular disease risk factors in Pacific Island populations) (2017)
Master of International Public Health (2011)
Bachelor of Science (2008)
Christine Linhart has worked in research and teaching in the School of Public Health and Community Medicine at UNSW Sydney since 2011. During this time her primary focus has been on population approaches to the prevention and control of non-communicable disease in the Asia-Pacific region, mainly cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes mellitus and cancer. Christine was co-investigator on an Australian Government Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade funded (AUD $1.1 million) research project titled 'Investigating trends in non-communicable disease risk factors and premature mortality in Pacific Island Countries and how best to allocate funds for control' (2013-2016), and completed her PhD in 2017 on trends in cardiovascular disease risk factors in Pacific Island populations (Fiji, Samoa, Wallis Island). Christine has also completed international consultancies analysing trends in mortality (neonatal, infant, child and adult), life expectancy, and strengthening registration of births and deaths in Pacific Island populations. Her work involves extensive in-country time throughout Melanesia, Micronesia, Polynesia and Southeast Asia; and in 2015/2016 Christine was based in New Caledonia working for the Secretariat of the Pacific Community.
Christine is currently teaching core and elective courses listed below offered in the Master of Public Health; Master of International Public Health; and Master of Health Management.
Co-convenor PHCM9786 Global Approaches to Cardiovascular Disease, Diabetes and Cancer Prevention
Co-convenor PHCM9605 International Health
2014 Best Tutor Award: awarded annually to the tutor who demonstrates excellence in contribution to student learning in the School of Public Health and Community Medicine, UNSW Sydney
2012 Support for Research Outcomes Prize: awarded annually for outstanding contribution to public health research in the School of Public Health and Community Medicine, UNSW Sydney
2019-2020 Pacific Women and Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade
Funding: AUD $334,000
Title: Adolescent Unplanned Pregnancy in the Pacific Study
Investigators: McMillan K, Linhart C, O'Connor C, Rokoduru A
2017 UNSW Sydney Indonesia Seed Research Fund [# RG 162940]
Funding: AUD $10,000
Title: The development of an integrated approach to improve adolescent health focusing on vulnerable and disadvantaged groups in Indonesia.
Investigators: Pardosi J, Prasodjo R, Linhart C, Kusumawardani N
2013-2016 Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade Australian Development Research Awards Scheme (ADRAS) [project grant # 66886]
Title: Trends in non-communicable disease risk factors and premature mortality in Pacific Island countries and predictive modelling of effects of inaction and control interventions.
Investigators: Taylor R, Zimmet P, Morrell S, Magliano D, Linhart C, Tukana I, Hufanga S, Asante A