Associate Professor Karla Canuto is a Torres Strait Islander, descendent of the Naghir Tribe of the Kulkalgal Clan. Karla's qualifications include a Bachelor of Sports & Exercise Science (JCU) and a Graduate Diploma in Indigenous Health Promotion (Uni Sydney). Karla’s PhD was awarded by the University of South Australia, conferred in 2013. Karla has experience across a wide range of research projects all focused on improving the health and wellbeing of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples; including cancer, chronic disease prevention, mums and bubs and the promotion of physical activity and nutrition. Her recent focus has been on building the capacity and capabilities of researchers in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health, in particular growing the next generation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health researchers.
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