Dr Kalinda   Griffiths
Lecturer

Dr Kalinda Griffiths

PhD (epidemiology), MPH, BBMSc, Cert III in Laboratory Techniques

medicine-health
Centre for Big Data Research

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.

Location
I spend half my time at UNSW (Kensington Campus) in Sydney and half my time at Menzies School of Health Research (Royal Darwin Hospital Campus) in Darwin. Please contact me by email.

Publications

  • Journal articles | 2021
    Dr Kalinda Griffiths
    Connolly M; Griffiths K; Waldon J; King M; King A; Notzon FC, 2021, 'Overview: The international group for indigenous health measurement and COVID-19', Statistical Journal of the IAOS, vol. 37, pp. 19 - 24, http://dx.doi.org/10.3233/SJI-210793
    Journal articles | 2021
    Dr Kalinda Griffiths
    Green M; Cunningham J; Anderson K; Griffiths K; Garvey G, 2021, 'Measuring health care experiences that matter to Indigenous people in Australia with cancer: identifying critical gaps in existing tools', International Journal for Equity in Health, vol. 20, http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12939-021-01433-2
    Journal articles | 2021
    Dr Kalinda Griffiths
    Griffiths K; Ring I; Madden R; Pulver LJ, 2021, 'In the pursuit of equity: COVID-19, data and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in Australia', Statistical Journal of the IAOS, vol. 37, pp. 37 - 45, http://dx.doi.org/10.3233/SJI-210785
    Journal articles | 2021
    Dr Kalinda Griffiths
    Smith JA; Griffiths K; Nash R; Elmer S; Ireland S; Wright CJC; Gupta H, 2021, 'Equity and health literacy: Using emerging evidence to inform the development of the National Preventive Health Strategy', Health Promotion Journal of Australia, vol. 32, pp. 3 - 4, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/hpja.446
    Journal articles | 2020
    Dr Kalinda Griffiths
    Judd JA; Griffiths K; Bainbridge R; Ireland S; Fredericks B, 2020, 'Equity, gender and health: A cross road for health promotion', Health Promotion Journal of Australia, vol. 31, pp. 336 - 339, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/hpja.422
    Journal articles | 2020
    Dr Kalinda Griffiths
    Clifford SC; Griffiths KE; Smith JA, 2020, 'The impact of an alcohol floor price on critical care admissions in Central Australia', Medical Journal of Australia, vol. 212, pp. 385 - 385.e1, http://dx.doi.org/10.5694/mja2.50543
    Journal articles | 2020
    Dr Kalinda Griffiths
    Bond-Smith D; Seth R; de Klerk N; Nedkoff L; Anderson M; Hung J; Cannon J; Griffiths K; Katzenellenbogen JM, 2020, 'Development and evaluation of a prediction model for ascertaining rheumatic heart disease status in administrative data', Clinical Epidemiology, vol. 12, pp. 717 - 730, http://dx.doi.org/10.2147/CLEP.S241588
    Journal articles | 2020
    Dr Kalinda Griffiths
    Griffiths K; Smith J, 2020, 'Measuring health disparities in Australia: Using data to drive health promotion solutions', Health Promotion Journal of Australia, vol. 31, pp. 166 - 168, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/hpja.340
    Journal articles | 2019
    Dr Kalinda Griffiths
    Smith JA; Herriot M; Williams C; Judd J; Griffiths K; Bainbridge R, 2019, 'Health promotion: A political imperative', Health Promotion Journal of Australia, vol. 30, pp. 133 - 136, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/hpja.242
    Journal articles | 2019
    Dr Kalinda Griffiths
    Griffiths K; Coleman C; Al-Yaman F; Cunningham J; Garvey G; Whop L; Pulver LJ; Ring I; Madden R, 2019, 'The identification of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in official statistics and other data: Critical issues of international significance', Statistical Journal of the IAOS, vol. 35, pp. 91 - 106, http://dx.doi.org/10.3233/SJI-180491
    Journal articles | 2019
    Dr Kalinda Griffiths
    Smith JA; Livingston M; Miller P; Stevens M; Griffiths K; Judd JA; Thorn M, 2019, 'Emerging alcohol policy innovation in the Northern Territory, Australia', Health Promotion Journal of Australia, vol. 30, pp. 3 - 6, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/hpja.222
    Journal articles | 2018
    Dr Kalinda Griffiths
    Smith J; Griffiths K; Judd J; Crawford G; D'Antoine H; Fisher M; Bainbridge R; Harris P, 2018, 'Ten years on from the World Health Organization Commission of Social Determinants of Health: Progress or procrastination?', Health Promotion Journal of Australia, vol. 29, pp. 3 - 7, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/hpja.48
    Journal articles | 2018
    Dr Kalinda Griffiths
    Smith JA; Judd J; Bainbridge R; Griffiths K; D'Antoine H; Cargo M; Ireland S, 2018, 'Are we going “co-crazy”? An opportunity to learn from health promotion foundations', Health Promotion Journal of Australia, vol. 29, pp. 223 - 224, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/hpja.215
    Journal articles | 2018
    Dr Kalinda Griffiths
    Green M; Anderson K; Griffiths K; Garvey G; Cunningham J, 2018, 'Understanding Indigenous Australians' experiences of cancer care: Stakeholders' views on what to measure and how to measure it', BMC Health Services Research, vol. 18, http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12913-018-3780-8
    Journal articles | 2018
    Dr Kalinda Griffiths
    Sarfati D; Garvey G; Robson B; Moore S; Cunningham R; Withrow D; Griffiths K; Caron NR; Bray F, 2018, 'Measuring cancer in indigenous populations', Annals of Epidemiology, vol. 28, pp. 335 - 342, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.annepidem.2018.02.005
    Journal articles | 2016
    Dr Kalinda Griffiths
    Madden R; Axelsson P; Kukutai T; Griffiths K; Storm Mienna C; Brown N; Coleman C; Ring I, 2016, 'Statistics on indigenous peoples: International effort needed', Statistical Journal of the IAOS, vol. 32, pp. 37 - 41, http://dx.doi.org/10.3233/SJI-160975
    Journal articles | 2016
    Dr Kalinda Griffiths
    Griffiths K; Coleman C; Lee V; Madden R, 2016, 'How colonisation determines social justice and Indigenous health—a review of the literature', Journal of Population Research, vol. 33, pp. 9 - 30, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s12546-016-9164-1
    Journal articles | 2014
    Dr Kalinda Griffiths
    Condon JR; Zhang X; Baade P; Griffiths K; Cunningham J; Roder DM; Coory M; Jelfs PL; Threlfall T, 2014, 'Cancer survival for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians: A national study of survival rates and excess mortality', Population Health Metrics, vol. 12, http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/1478-7954-12-1
    Journal articles | 2014
    Dr Kalinda Griffiths
    Lawrence JG; Carapetis JR; Griffiths K; Edwards K; Condon JR, 2014, 'Reply to letter regarding article, "Acute rheumatic fever and rheumatic heart disease: Incidence and progression in the Northern Territory of Australia, 1997 to 2010"', Circulation, vol. 129, http://dx.doi.org/10.1161/CIRCULATIONAHA.114.008028
    Journal articles | 2013
    Dr Kalinda Griffiths
    Lawrence JG; Carapetis JR; Griffiths K; Edwards K; Condon JR, 2013, 'Acute rheumatic fever and rheumatic heart disease: Incidence and progression in the Northern Territory of Australia, 1997 to 2010', Circulation, vol. 128, pp. 492 - 501, http://dx.doi.org/10.1161/CIRCULATIONAHA.113.001477

Awards

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)'.

Grants

Kalinda is chief investigator on several nationally competitive grants including: 

  1. Bradley C, Ward J, Bickerstaffe A, Marshall H, Guy R, Pearson O, Jacups S, Griffiths K, Cadet-James Y. Medical Research Futures Fund. Improving surveillance infrastructure for Indigenous primary health care. $1,998,000.
  2. Garvey G, Eades S, Anderson P, Brown A et al. National Health and Medical Research Council. National Network for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Researchers. 2021; $10million.
  3. Griffiths K & Abbey Diaz. Cardiovascular Research Network & National Heart Foundation. Developing a cardiovascular risk assessment tool for people with cancer: analysis of a linked administrative dataset of the New South Wales 45 and Up Cohort. 2021-2022; $25,000.
  4. Smith Vaughan H, Griffiths K, Marsh R, Mayo M. Perpetual - Ramaciotti Biomedical Research Award. Ramaciotti Centre for Excellence in Building Regional and Remote Biomedical Capability. 2019-2023; $1,000,000.  
  5. Houston S, Perdue S, Griffiths K, Watts S. Commonwealth of Australia. Development of the National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health and Medical Workforce Plan (the Workforce Plan). 2019-2020. $217,382.
  6. Miller P, Smith J, Livingston M, Guthridge S, Whyte C, Boffa J, Paradies Y, Griffiths K, Chikritzhs T, Room R, Mayshak R, Smith L, Stevens M, Paterson J, Ward J, Crane M, Thorn M, Scott D. Australian Research Council – Linkage Project. Investigating the Impacts Of The Banned Drinker Register Re-Introduction in the Northern Territory. 2019-2023; $1,191,949 
  7. Garvey G, Cunningham J, Whop L, Brotherton J, Girgis A, Olver I, Howard K, Griffiths K, Baxi S. National Health and Medical Research Council. Targeted Approaches to Improve Cancer Services for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians. 2018-2023; $2,499,981 

Kalinda is also chief investigator on Indigenous community prioritised and funded research projects:

  1. Griffiths K. Lowitja Institute. Data sovereignty tools, services and/or resources: Phase 2: Data sovereignty tools, services and/or resources: development of an education and training package for commercialisation. 2021; $64,864.
  2. Griffiths K. Lowitja Institute. Data sovereignty tools, services and/or resources: Phase 1: identification of potential and viable tools, services and/or resources. 2020; $43,960.

 

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