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Ms Kristy Crooks


Post-nominals: MPH, M Edu (Indigenous Studies), B Aboriginal Studies

I identify as: Aboriginal - Euahlayi

Area/s of expertise: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health, Applied research, Communication, Coronavirus – COVID-19, Education, Equity and access / social disadvantage, Governance, Health services, Infectious diseases, Pandemic preparedness and response, Public health , Public policy, Qualitative research

Overview of expertise in relation to the COVID-19 outbreaks and/or its impacts: Australian Partnership for Preparedness Research on Infectious diseaSe Emergencies (APPRISE) Centre of Research Excellence PhD Scholar focusing on focuses on developing a process of how to privilege First Nations voices in infectious disease emergency planning and response. Member of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander COVID-19 taskforce. Member of Advisory Group Communications Working Group. Aboriginal Public Health Team Lead for the Hunter New England Local Health District COVID-19 response, and member of the HNELHD Health Services Functional Area Committee. Member of the COVID-19 Research Roadmap Social Science Working Group. Co-lead the establishment and distribution of $2 million funding to to support APPRISE COVID-19 research with First Nations peoples.
Co-chair of the Social Science Session as part of the Global Research Collaboration for Infectious Disease Preparedness GloPID-R OVID-19 Research Synergies Meetings.