Profiles And Contributions To This Article

Drivers of professional mobility in the Northern Territory: dental professionals

Debbie  Hall

Debbie Hall

qualifications: PhD

contribution: devised survey tool, literature review, collected data, input data, wrote the first draft

position: Research assistant - tropical knowledge


Research Interests: Social capital creation and maintenance Turnover and its impact on productivity Understanding lifestyle satisfaction

Stephen  Garnett

Stephen Garnett

qualifications: PhD

contribution: original concept, designed the project, devised survey tool, supervised data collection, statistical analysis, contributed to drafts

position: Professor of tropical knowledge


Stephen Garnett is Professor of Tropical Knowledge at Charles Darwin University. The primary purpose of his research is to advance the knowledge economy of tropical Australia. He leads a small group of economists, wildlife ecologists and policy analysts and is currently undertaking a range of social, livelihoods and policy research to improve retention of skills in the tropics, enhance business clustering, engage small business in research, understand Indigenous microbusiness governance, quantify economic benefits of research and develop wildlife-based livelihoods for Indigenous people. He is also continuing several decades of research on the ecology and conservation management of threatened species, particularly birds.

Tony  Barnes

Tony Barnes

qualifications: MSc

contribution: original concept, designed the project, contributed to drafts

position: Professorial research fellow

Matthew  Stevens

Matthew Stevens

qualifications: BSc(Hons)

contribution: statistical analysis, contributed to drafts

position: Research fellow


Matthew Stevens trained in Australian Environmental Studies with majors in applied mathematics and statistics, and ecology. He previously worked as a consultant statistician on a range of projects including community bird ecology, training of ambulance call out operators, and use of drop in centres by homeless teenagers. Matthew then worked for the Australian Bureau of Statistics' in the National Centre for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Statistics (NCATSIS), before commencing project work at Menzies School of Health Research. He is currently completing his PhD at MSHR through the Charles Darwin University where he is an Adjunct Research Fellow, and is supervised by Professor Ross Bailie and Associate Professor Joan Cunningham. Matthew is expected to complete his PhD in mid 2006. His current research interests include multivariate statistical analysis (multiple outcomes and explanatory variables), using large-scale administrative and routinely collected data in evaluation and monitoring of programs and service delivery, improving data quality of routinely collected data through the application of a data quality framework leading improved data systems and training outcomes, social and environmental determinants of health in discrete Aboriginal communities in the Northern Territory, community and neighbourhood contexts and their relation to community health, and mapping health related infrastructure in Aboriginal communities with a strong focus on provision of appropriate housing.

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