College of Medicine and Public Health
Dr. Clare Bradley is a Senior Research Fellow and the Program Manager for the ATLAS Indigenous Primary Care Surveillance Network at the University of Queensland’s Poche Centre for Indigenous Health. She has a PhD in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology from the University of Adelaide and has worked in the health surveillance and health services research sectors for nearly two decades. Clare is also an adjunct Senior Research Fellow with Flinders University’s College of Medicine and Public Health, and an Associate Research Fellow with the South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute.
Prior to joining Professor James Ward’s team, firstly at SAHMRI and now at UQ, Clare spent many years at Flinders. At the Research Centre for Injury Studies (2003–2014) she led the AIHW National Injury Surveillance Unit’s falls and older people’s injury research program and contributed to a diverse program of injury research led by Professor James Harrison. Clare then moved to the Department of Rehabilitation and Aged Care (2014–2017) where she was a Senior Research Fellow with Professor Maria Crotty and the NHMRC Cognitive Decline Partnership Centre.
Since 2017 Clare has been working with Prof Ward to establish the ATLAS Indigenous Primary Care Surveillance Network, a growing network of Aboriginal Community-Controlled Health Organisations currently including five clinical hubs and over 30 communities nationally. The research infrastructure extracts and analyses deidentified patient primary care data focussed on sexually transmitted disease and blood-borne virus testing and management. From its beginnings at SAHMRI, the ATLAS network has recently been migrated to UQ.
Clare is available for collaboration or supervision opportunities across a range of topics, including Indigenous health services research; infectious disease surveillance; dementia and aged care services; falls injury; suicide and self-harm; use of linked administrative datasets; development of disease classification structures; and descriptive epidemiology for public health purposes.
Clare is a current member of the SA Health Human Research Ethics Committee and has recently contributed to the South Australian Branch Committee of the Australian Association of Gerontology and the SAHMRI Animal Ethics Committee. Clare also has a long involvement representing Flinders University on committees and working groups associated with the establishment and operation of SA NT DataLink.
Clare is a member of the Australasian Epidemiological Association, the International Epidemiologcal Association, the Australian Association of Gerontology and the Australian Injury Prevention Network.
Clare has been a volunteer reviewer for a wide range of academic journals including the Medical Journal of Australia, Australian Health Review, Australian Journal of Rural Health, and the International Journal of Mental Health Nursing. Clare has also been a volunteer reviewer for the Health Research Council of New Zealand.
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