Australian National University
School and College: Research School of Population Health, College of Health and Medicine
ANU Priority Objectives: Health and wellbeing, social and cultural
Research expertise/experience: Ms Maher is an Aboriginal woman (Yamatji), and is a PhD candidate at the National Centre for Epidemiology and Population Health (NCEPH), The Australian National University (ANU). She recently completed a Masters of Philosophy in Applied Epidemiology (MAE) at NCEPH, ANU. Additionally, Ms Maher has completed the Bachelor of Applied Science (Indigenous Australian Research) (Honours), Curtin University. She has experience in qualitative studies and community-based participatory research, including evaluation.
Communities and Community Organisations you have engaged with:
Palngun Wurnangat Aboriginal Corporation (PWAC), Wadeye, Northern Territory
Gurriny Yealamucka Health Service Aboriginal Corporation, Yarrabah, Queensland
Research interests that you would like to explore: Ms Maher’s research interests are in Indigenous research methodologies; cultural and social determinants of health; social epidemiology; realist evaluation; community-based participatory research; mixed method approaches and longitudinal cohort studies. Undertaking collaborative research in partnership with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community organisations, health research institutes and health services is a priority for Ms Maher. Topics of interest include women’s and children’s empowerment and leadership, sexual health, social and emotional wellbeing and Indigenous data sovereignty.
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