Heidi heads Child Health Laboratory Research and is Director of HealthLAB at the Menzies School of Health Research, Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia.
Heidi’s primary research focus is improving child health in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities, and in the Asia-Pacific region. Her primary research translation focus is through HealthLAB, a travelling interactive health promotion unit.
Heidi is an investigator on NHMRC, industry and philanthropic funded clinical trials of the efficacy of vaccines and antibiotics for ear and lung disease in Indigenous children. She also leads:
She is passionate about growing the next generation of researchers and established the Menzies Youth Engagement Strategy, Gap Year traineeships, and Indigenous traineeships at Menzies. Heidi also supervises young Vietnamese scientists working on trials in Vietnam.
Heidi leads HealthLAB, a pop-up lab which travels to remote communities allowing participants to measure their own biomedical risk factors for chronic disease and learn about changing lifestyle behaviours for their health now, in the future, and for the next generation.
Heidi supervises PhD students in microbiology, molecular biology, and epidemiology. She is looking for PhD students to work on projects on the antimicrobial effects of traditional medicinal plants, management of antibiotic resistance, and HealthLAB.
For further information on research opportunities, visit the Menzies website.
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