Profiles And Contributions To This Article

A graduate oral health therapist program to support dental service delivery and oral health promotion in Aboriginal communities in New South Wales, Australia

John  Skinner

Dr John Skinner

qualifications: PhD

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

position: Senior Research Fellow


Yvonne  Dimitropoulos

Yvonne Dimitropoulos

qualifications: Grad. Dip Dental Therapy

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

position: Research Associate

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.


Rachael  Moir

Ms Rachael Moir

qualifications: Diploma of Business Administration

contribution: Acquisition of data, Drafting of manuscript, Critical revision

position: Project Manager, Oral Health


George  Johnson

Dr George Johnson

qualifications: PhD

contribution: Drafting of manuscript, Critical revision

position: Director


Debbie  McCowen

Ms Debbie McCowen

qualifications: BSocSci

contribution: Study conception and design, Critical revision

position: Chief Executive Officer


Boe  Rambaldini

Mr Boe Rambaldini

qualifications: Dip Social Work

contribution: Study conception and design

position: Director


Albert  Yaacoub

Dr Albert Yaacoub

qualifications: M Health Service Management

contribution: Study conception and design, Drafting of manuscript, Critical revision

position: Director


Kylie  Gwynne

Dr Kylie Gwynne

qualifications: PhD

contribution: Study conception and design, Drafting of manuscript, Critical revision

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.


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