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Professor Janya McCalman

I identify as: Non-Indigenous

Area/s of expertise: Applied research, Ethics, Evidence synthesis, Mental health/psychiatry, Public health 

Overview of your expertise in relation to the COVID-19 outbreaks and/or its impacts: Conducted research about an ACCHO's response to COVID - at the request of the CEO. Published as: McCalman, J., Longbottom, M., Fagan, S. et al. Leading with local solutions to keep Yarrabah safe: a grounded theory study of an Aboriginal community-controlled health organisations response to COVID-19. BMC Health Serv Res 21, 732 (2021).

Currently conducting research about the need/s for improved wellbeing supports for Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander adolescents through COVID. Partner organisations are Gurriny Yealamucka Health Service, Apunipima Cape York Health Service, Deadly Inspiring Youth Doing Good (DIYDG), Education QLD's Transition Support Service and CRE-STRIDE.