Profiles And Contributions To This Article

Risk factors for renal disease and diabetes in remote Australia – findings from The Western Desert Kidney Health Project

Christine Andrea Jeffries-Stokes

Dr Christine Jeffries-Stokes

qualifications: MBBS, B Med Sc, FRACP, MPH, PhD

contribution: Study conception and design, Acquisition of data, Analysis and interpretation of data, Drafting of manuscript, Critical revision

position: Chief Investigator A

Dr Christine Jeffries-Stokes is a Paediatrician who has been working in clinical practice and research in the Goldfields of Western Australia for more than 20 years. She has a PhD and a Masters in Public Health. Along with senior Wongutha woman, Annette Stokes, Christine is a Chief Investigator for the Western Desert Kidney Health Project (WDKHP), which has demonstrated new and innovative methods of community engagement. The WDKHP has drawn attention to environmental contaminants as a potentially significant contributor to chronic disease. She has a strong record of collaborative research with the Aboriginal community and has established strong community networks.

Annette Mureeka Stokes

Ms Annette Stokes

contribution: Study conception and design, Acquisition of data, Analysis and interpretation of data, Drafting of manuscript, Critical revision

position: Chief Investigator B

Annette Stokes is a senior woman of the Wongutha Tribe of the Eastern Goldfields. Annette spent her early life around the Goldfields with her family and learning the language and culture of her people. She has a background in early childhood education and has completed Aboriginal health worker training. She has been integral to several major health and research projects in the Goldfields region and her contribution to medicine was recognised in 2004 when she was awarded the Fiona Stanley medal and in 2017 when she was made a Member of the Order of Australia. Annette is a gifted musician and artist. She has combined all her amazing talents as a chief investigator for the Western Desert Kidney Health Project, running 30 research and arts residencies in 11 remote towns and communities over 3 years.

Lachlan  McDonald

Mr Lachlan McDonald

contribution: Study conception and design, Critical revision

position: Associate Investigator

Lockie has over 25 years experience consulting in a diverse range of industries. These include, construction and mining crews, railway workers, tertiary education staff and students, Aboriginal health workers, disability professionals and firefighters. Lockie has a warm and generous interest in people and has the ability to engage with audiences. Originally completing his nursing training he combines his experience in health, business and the arts with a commitment to improve mental health literacy in the community and workplaces. Lockie also has a BA in English majoring in Journalism and is a graduate of the Australian Rural Leadership Program course 17. Currently Lockie is the Director of Fullsky a consultancy that provides a port folio of services. He is a popular key note speaker and has contributed to many boards, funding bodies and advisory councils across Australia. Lockie is based in Perth and available to travel.

Sharon  Evans

Sharon Evans

contribution: Analysis and interpretation of data, Drafting of manuscript, Critical revision

position: Senior Biostatistician


Biostatistician RCSWA

Linda  Anderson (deceased)

Linda Anderson (deceased)

contribution: Analysis and interpretation of data

position: Associate Investigator

Priscilla M Robinson

A/Prof Priscilla Robinson

contribution: Analysis and interpretation of data, Critical revision

position: Adjunct Associate Professor

Retired from active service, but still working in the areas of public health teaching and competencies, Indigenous health, communicable disease, water and sanitation, plus many other areas!Journal editor, reviewer for many journals and organisations.

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