Current Research Team


Dr Jacqueline Stephens, PhD

Senior Research Fellow in Aboriginal Health

 "ARDAC is community-driven research having real-world impact"

Victoria Sinka Pitjantjatjara

GradDip Indigenous HProm

Research Associate

"The ARDAC Kidney Health Study significantly unites two worlds knowledge in ending chronic disease for our children and our children's children and in Nganana (all of us)”

Eleonora Dal Grande

Research Fellow in Biostatostics


Dr Siah Kim, PhD

Paediatric Nephrologist and Clinician Researcher

"Prevention is better than cure, and because of ARDAC we hope Aboriginal people will stay out of hospital and fewer will be troubled by kidney failure"

Amandi Hiyare, PhD Candidate:

Epidemiology data linkage

"Working with communities to understand the prevalence of CKD in Aboriginal children and working towards making a difference."



Dr Kylie-Ann Mallitt, PhD

Senior Lecturer in Biostatistics

" To improve equity in healthcare access and healthcare outcomes for all "

We acknowledge and wholeheartedly thank the following collegues for their contribution to ARDAC

Marianne Kerr (Research Officer)

Tom Vastani (Research Assistant)

Richard Cutler (Summer Student)

Katrina Blazek (Biostatistician)

Mr Lindsay Hardy (Bidjara) (ARDAC Study Manager)

Dr Elisabeth Hodson (Chief Investigator)

Dr Noella Sheerin (Research Officer)

Ms Rita Williams (Senior Aboriginal Education Officer)

Ms Leigh Haysom (PhD candidate)

Ms Jennifer Daylight (ARDAC Study Manager)

Dr Sean Taylor (ARDAC Study Manager)

Ms Nickie Vukasin (Research Officer)

Ms Racheal Kearns (Research Officer)

Ms Sandra Puckeridge (Office Manager)

Ms Pamela Lopez-Vargas (Research Officer)

Dr Siah Kim (PhD candidate)

Ms Tracey Shillingsworth (ARDAC Study Manager)

Ms Nicole Leonard (ARDAC Study Manager)