Associate Investigator, CREATE
Post-Doctoral Research Fellow
Wardliparingga Aboriginal Research Unit, SAHMRI
Odette Gibson is a post-doctoral research fellow with the Wardliparingga Aboriginal Health Research Unit (WARU) at the South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute. Her role is to participate, lead, mentor and develop capacity in health research, of which the core focus is, ‘closing the gap’ in life expectancy between Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal people in SA. Odette is interested in primary health care delivery, systems and investment (funding, workforce, clinical management support systems and infrastructure), chronic disease management in pragmatic settings, and population health. Developing research interests include the use of scarce health dollars to obtain the greatest health outcomes and measurement of health system performance and health outcomes for Indigenous Australians. Her experience includes the recent completion of a PhD in health services research and policy with an economic lens and working at the coalface delivering primary care health services and policy coordination in remote Torres Strait Islander communities.