Clare is the Study Coordinator for the Centre for Research Excellence in Aboriginal Sexual Health and Blood Borne Viruses, part of the South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute’s Infection and Immunity theme. Prior to joining SAHMRI, Clare spent many years at Flinders, firstly with the Research Centre for Injury Studies and then with the Department of Rehabilitation and Aged Care. Clare's long association with Flinders is acknowledged through her Senior Research Fellow academic status, nominally with the Research Centre for Injury Studies.
Clare's current research interests are in the area of sexual transmitted infections and blood-borne viruses in Aboriginal populations. She is coordinating a program of research which will establish an STI and BBV sentinel surveillance network and contribute to continuing quality improvement in Aboriginal health services. She is also involved in related data linkage activities in the area of BBVs and treatment outcomes. In the field of injury research, Clare’s ongoing research interests primarily focus on injury outcomes, serious injury in early childhood, and falls surveillance and prevention. She also has a long-standing interest in aged care service planning, research improving older people's welfare and quality of life, and healthy ageing. Clare maintains a strong interest in disease classification and coding and administrative data linkage for use in epidemiologic studies.
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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