Profiles And Contributions To This Article

A collaboration with local Aboriginal communities in rural New South Wales, Australia to determine the oral health needs of their children and develop a community-owned oral health promotion program

Yvonne  Dimitropoulos

Yvonne Dimitropoulos

qualifications: Graduate Diploma Dental Therapy

contribution: original concept, wrote the first draft, collected data

position: Oral Health Therapist

Australia

Yvonne trained as an Oral Health Therapist and has 3 years' experience providing dental services for Aboriginal children in rural and remote. Her research involves collaborating with Aboriginal communities to develop and implement oral health promotion to help improve the oral health of Aboriginal children in New South Wales, Australia.


Hasantha  Gunasekera

Hasantha Gunasekera

qualifications: PhD

contribution: contributed to drafts

position: Sub-Dean (Education)


Anthony  Blinkhorn

Anthony Blinkhorn

qualifications: PhD

contribution: original concept, contributed to drafts

position: Chair, Population Oral Health

Australia

Health services research as applied to disadvantaged population groups with a focus on oral health


Roy  Byun

Roy Byun

qualifications: PhD

contribution: statistical analysis, contributed to drafts

position: Senior Policy Analyst


Norma  Binge

Norma Binge

qualifications: Certificate IV in Dental Assisting

contribution: collected data, contributed to drafts

position: Clinic Coordinator


Kylie  Gwynne

Dr Kylie Gwynne

qualifications: PhD

contribution: contributed to drafts

position: Adjunct Associate Professor

Kylie Gwynne has thirty years’ experience in the design, implementation and evaluation of human services for vulnerable Australians. She has held senior leadership roles in service delivery, program development, system reform, research and public policy. Kylie's focus is on the co-design of health care and human services to improve effectiveness, efficiency and outcomes. Her goal is to improve outcomes of Australians through co-design and delivery of culturally safe, timely and relevant services. Since 2012 she has secured $11.5m in funding to co-design, deliver and evaluate services with Aboriginal people including new approaches to oral health, allied health and cardiovascular disease. In 2018 she secured $23.5m for paediatric precision medicine. Kylie holds a Master of Human Services from Griffith University and a PhD in Health Sciences from the University of Sydney. She is currently an independent consultant, an Adjunct Associate Professor at the Poche Centre for Indigenous Health and a Senior Lecturer in Health Leadership at Macquarie University.


Michelle  Irving

Dr Michelle Irving

qualifications: PhD

contribution: original concept, statistical analysis, contributed to drafts

position: Research Fellow


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