Alex is a Co-Program Manager for the END RHD Program where she coordinates a large and growing portfolio of research projects with a particular focus in the field of skin health and infectious diseases, including in remote Aboriginal communities in WA.
Alexandra holds a bachelor of Biomedical Science and Masters of Public Health from the University of Western Australia. She previously has experience working in rural and remote community health projects. She has a passion for community engagement and knowledge translation.
The DETECT-Schools Study was launched in May 2020 as a partnership between the WA Government Departments of Education and Health with the Telethon Kids Institute.
Western Australian adolescent emotional wellbeing during the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020
The impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic have been vast and are not limited to physical health. Many adolescents have experienced disruptions to daily life, including changes in their school routine and family’s financial or emotional security, potentially impacting their emotional wellbeing.Published research School Attendance Youth Health Healthy Skin and ARF Prevention Social and Emotional Wellbeing of Aboriginal Young People Geospatial Health and Development COVID-19 School and Community WellbeingJanuary 2022
Acceptability of OP/Na swabbing for SARS-CoV-2: a prospective observational cohort surveillance study in Western Australian schools
When the COVID-19 pandemic was declared, Governments responded with lockdown and isolation measures to combat viral spread, including the closure of many schools. More than a year later, widespread screening for SARS-CoV-2 is critical to allow schools and other institutions to remain open.Published research Academic Biostatistics Infectious Diseases School Attendance Healthy Skin and ARF Prevention COVID-19 School and Community WellbeingOctober 2022
Skin Health in Northern Australia
Achieving healthy skin requires the prevention of infectious diseases that affect the skin. Prevention activities range from environmental health improvements to address inequities in living situations, through to community-wide treatment programs to reduce transmission and improve skin health.Published research Skin Infections Aboriginal Health Subsite: END RHD Healthy Skin and ARF Prevention
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