Menzies School of Health Research
Professor Gail Garvey a Kamilaroi woman from NSW, is Senior Principal Research Fellow, Deputy Division Leader of the Wellbeing and Chronic Diseases Division and Head of the Cancer Research Group at Menzies School of Health Research, Darwin Australia.
She has worked for over 30 in Aboriginal Health and has an impressive record in building Indigenous research capacity. She has a strong track record of research translation into policy and practice and advocates involving the relevant stakeholders throughout the research process to achieve maximum impact.
Gail has lead successful national research programs and is currently leading a Centre of Research Excellence in “Targeted Approaches to Improve Cancer Services for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians.” Her research in cancer and Indigenous Australians is recognised nationally and internationally and aims to improve cancer control for Indigenous people. Her research into the psychosocial aspects of cancer care for Indigenous cancer patients, is a critical component to improving their cancer outcomes. Her research has attracted over $35 million in funding and she has published 85 papers in peer-reviewed journals.
As a result of her leadership in cancer and Indigenous people over several years she has received an NHMRC Rising Star Research Excellence Award, Lowitja Institute Research Leadership Award, and the BUPA Health Foundation Emerging Health Researcher Award.