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Kathleen Clapham is employed by the University of Wollongong at the Australian Health Services Research Institute as a Professor in Indigenous Health. Kathleen is a descendant of the Murrawarri people of New South Wales.
Kathleen holds a Bachelor of Arts (Hons First Class) and a PhD in Anthropology. She has over 30 years’ experience as an academic in higher education specialising in Indigenous health research and education. Prior to commencing in her current role, Kathleen was the Director of the Woolyungah Indigenous Centre at the University of Wollongong. Kathleen has been chief investigator on National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) and Australian Research Council (ARC) funded and other studies with an Indigenous health focus.
Kathleen's research interests include: social determinants of health; Indigenous injury prevention and safety promotion; Indigenous child health and resilience; and community based intervention research.