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Dr Yvette Roe

Higher Degree by Research
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Co-Director of the Molly Wardaguga Institute for First Nations Birth Rights, Yvette Roe is a proud Njikena Jawuru woman from the West Kimberley region, Western Australia.

Yvette has more than 25 years’ experience working in the Indigenous health. She was awarded her PhD, in 2015. As an Aboriginal scholar, Yvette’s research and priority has been to identify opportunities to improve health outcomes for First Nations peoples by delivering and evaluating services that are client, family and community focused.

Yvette has diverse interests across a number of disciplines such as public health, sociology, and realist evaluation. She is a CI/AI on 5 NHMRC and Lowitja Institute grants and leading research across multiple sites in Australia to build First Nations people research capacity.

She is a member of the NHMRC Research Committee (2018-2021) and Principal Committee Indigenous Caucus (2016-21) an advisory body for the NHMRC Council and CEO on First Nation health research and implementation of NHMRC Road Map II.

Yvette provides Indigenous leadership across all of the studies in the Molly Wardaguga Institute for First Nations Birth Rights.

Research interests:

  • midwifery (maternal and infant health)
  • rural and remote health
  • Aboriginal health.

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