PhD (epidemiology), MPH, BBMSc, Cert III in Laboratory Techniques
Kalinda is an early career Scientia Lecturer at the Centre for Big Data Research at UNSW and holds honorary positions at Menzies School of Health Research and the University of Melbourne. Kalinda is an epidemiologist who has worked in the research sector in a number of roles for over 20 years. Her interest is in empirically addressing complex health disparities in populations through existing data. Her research currently addresses issues of quality and the utilisation of data pertaining to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Her areas of focus include the measurement of health disparities, with a particular focus on cancer and Indigenous Data Governance.
2020 - Health Promotion Association of Australia, 'Thinker in Residence'.
2019 - Lowitja Institute for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health, 'Emerging Researcher Award'.
2018 - Science and Technology Australia, '2019-2020 Superstar of STEM'.
2011 - National Australian Day Council, 'Young Australian of the Year (NT)'.
Kalinda is chief investigator on several nationally competitive grants including:
Kalinda is also chief investigator on Indigenous community prioritised and funded research projects: