Current Research Team


Dr Jacqueline Stephens, PhD

Senior Research Fellow in Aboriginal Health

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

Marianne Kerr, MPH

Research Officer

"Contributing to a growing body of evidence that can be used to enact policy and system changes to benefit the health of Aboriginal people now and into the future"

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)”

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 "

Tom Vastani

Research Assistant

"ARDAC is about improving the health of Indigenous peoples and decreasing health inequity"

Past ARDAC Staff Members

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)