CRE Funded Scholars

A key objective of the CRE in Respiratory Health of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Children is the development of the health and medical research workforce. 

One facet of this is support of emerging researchers through Higher Degree Research Scholarships.

CRE Scholars

Dr Simon Smith

Menzies School of Health Research, Charles Darwin University
Dr Simon Smith is both an infectious diseases physician and a general physician, who is currently based at Cairns Hospital. He completed his initial medical training at the University of...

Ms Samantha Gardiner

Centre for Children's Health Research, Queensland University of Technology
"Chronic wet cough in children: Economic burden of disease and aetiology" Samantha is a registered nurse who is undertaking her PhD through the Queensland University of Technology under the supervision...

Yolanda Lovie-Toon

Centre for Children's Health Research, Queensland University of Technology
"Economics of paediatric acute respiratory illnesses and associated interventions in urban and regional Australian communities" Yolanda Lovie-Toon is undertaking her PhD studies through the Queensland University of Technology. Her primary...

Tamara Blake

Centre for Children's Health Research, Queensland University of Technology
“Spirometry and fractional exhaled nitric oxide (FeNO) reference values for Indigenous Australians” Tamara Blake is a respiratory scientist at the Lady Cilento Children's Hospital in Brisbane. She is undertaking her...

Ms Linda Medlin

Queensland Universtiy of Technology
Linda is enrolled in a Masters of Philosophy at the Queensland University of Technology. She was awarded an Australian Postgraduate Award scholarship, and has also been supported by the CRE...

Previous CRE Scholars

Dr Kerry Hall

Queensland University of Technology
“Incidence and outcomes of Acute Respiratory Illness with cough in urban Indigenous children". Kerry Hall graduated with her PhD from the Queensland University of Technology in 2017. Kerry was based...

Ms Anna Bell

Queensland University of Technology
"Respiratory Illness in urban Indigenous children: risk and cultural context" Anna Bell graduated from The University of Queensland with a Masters of Philosophy in 2015. Her study aimed to inform...