Associate Professor Deborah Askew

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Associate Professor
Deborah Askew

Conjoint Appointment – University of Queensland and the Southern Qld Centre of Excellence in Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Primary Health Care (COE-Inala), Brisbane

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A/Prof Askew has a PhD, MHSci, Grad Dip (Nut & Diet), BAppSci (Distinction). She holds a Conjoint Appointment with the University of Queensland and the Southern Qld Centre of Excellence in Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Primary Health Care (COE-Inala), Brisbane. Deborah is a primary health care researcher with over two decades of experience and a national and growing international reputation in Indigenous health research.

Her methodological expertise is in qualitative research, and she has been conducting research with the Inala Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community since 2008. Deborah’s research interests have primarily been focussed on developing, implementing and evaluating new models of primary health care that ensure that the health system and health services better meet the needs of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

She has a particular interest in fetal alcohol spectrum disorder prevention, the social determinants of health, and improving and enhancing social and emotional wellbeing. She assisted in the development of the Inala Community Jury for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Research (the COE-Inala community research reference group) who have sovereignty over all research conducted at or through the COE-Inala. She has two current and two completed PhD students (one of whom was awarded the 2019 Queensland Women in STEM inaugural Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Jury Award).

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