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Senior Project Coordinator


Ainslie leads the coordination of the STopping Acute Rheumatic Fever Infections to Strengthen Health (STARFISH) project, a NHMRC Synergy grant which brings together a team of international researchers to answer critical questions about the transmission of Strep A and the prevention of Acute Rheumatic Fever (ARF). Caused by Strep A throat and skin infections, ARF can lead to rheumatic heart disease which is the leading cause of cardiovascular inequality between Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal Australians.

With her skills in project management, communication and research administration, Ainslie is motivated to contribute to tangible improvements in health outcomes for Australian Aboriginal children, who experience some of the highest rates of Strep A infections, ARF and rheumatic heart disease globally.

Ainslie holds a Bachelor of Science in Population Health and Aboriginal Health and Wellbeing from the University of Western Australia. She previously supported the Koolungar Moorditj Healthy Skin project to understand more about the skin health of urban-living koolungar (children) in Western Australia, and the Staphylococcus aureus Network Adaptive Platform (SNAP) Trial which aims to identify the best treatment options for staph infections.

Ainslie has a passion for working with communities and researchers to not only make new and important discoveries but to translate these discoveries into real-world innovation and impact.