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Dr Roanna Lobo
SiREN Research Fellow
Dr Roanna Lobo is currently the Research Fellow for the SiREN project and has been a researcher within CERIPH at Curtin University and a Lecturer in the School of Public Health since 2004. Roanna previously worked as a change management consultant for 10 years with Andersen Consulting. Roanna holds a BA Hons in Psychology and Physiology from the University of Oxford and a Masters in Health Psychology from the University of Surrey. In 2007, Roanna was awarded a 3-year health promotion research training scholarship from Healthway. Roanna completed a PhD in 2012: an evaluation framework for peer-based youth programs. The research contributed to the currently limited theoretical understanding of why peer-based health promotion programs are effective in high risk youth populations. The project identified and developed suitable evaluation parameters and tools for measuring the success of peer-based programs. The research formed part of the My-Peer project to develop best practice standards for the design, implementation and evaluation of peer-based health interventions.
SiREN Project Officer
Claire Ross joined us in mid-2016 as our new SiREN Project Officer. Claire returns to Curtin University where she completed a Bachelor of Science (Health Promotion) in 2000. Claire has also completed the Indigenous Knowledge: Mind, Body and Spirit elective at UWA and is currently enrolled part-time in a Masters program to extend her in her career. In her 15 year career, Claire has worked as a consultant in the not for profit sector, regionally in Western Australia, overseas and in the corporate sector. Claire has a particular interest in working with vulnerable groups and her strengths include building partnerships, community capacity building and stakeholder engagement. Claire manages the operational aspects of the SiREN project. She is dedicated to building new stakeholder relationships and help in multifaceted ways with their capacity, for example, a goal is to connect more within primary care, Aboriginal health and rural health to broaden SiREN's reach.
SiREN Research Assistant
Kahlia McCausland currently works as a Research Assistant for SiREN. Kahlia is a Project Officer who has worked within CERIPH since 2012. Since then she has worked across multiple projects, particularly in the areas of sexual health and working with marginalised populations. Kahlia has a Bachelor’s degree of Science (Health Promotion) and has recently commenced a Masters of Philosophy in Public Health.
Corie Gray currently works as a Coordinator for the Community of Practice for Action on HIV and Mobility (CoPAHM). Corie is a current Honours student at Curtin University, as well as a Research Assistant in the School of Public Health. Corie’s Honours project is ‘A survey of HIV knowledge and use of health services among people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.’ Corie completed a Bachelor of Health Promotion at Curtin University in 2015.
PhD candidate – SiREN
Rochelle Tobin is a PhD candidate investigating the role SiREN plays in influencing policy and practice within its member network. Rochelle has a Bachelor's degree of Health Science (Health Promotion and Nutrition). She completed her Honours exploring the impact of sit-stand workstations on sedentary behaviour, mental health and work ability. Rochelle has worked within CERIPH since 2012. She has worked across a range of issues including: health promotion sector workforce development, youth suicide, diabetes and sedentary behaviour, sexual health and blood-borne viruses.