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Management Team

SiREN’s management team draws on a wealth of experience to guide the SiREN project. Staff hold frontline research positions within the Collaboration for Evidence Research and Impact in Public Health (CERIPH) and are well connected to the sexual health and blood-borne virus community.

Dr Kahlia McCausland 
SiREN Project Manager

Dr Kahlia McCausland is an International Union for Health Promotion and Education (IUHPE) Registered Health Promotion Practitioner. Her research interests include tobacco control, specifically e-cigarettes, and sexual health; and she is motivated by the desire to undertake research that has real-world applications and addresses current public health issues. Kahlia has experience in planning, implementing, and coordinating research projects using both quantitative and qualitative research methods. She volunteers her time to the Australian Health Promotion Association (AHPA) National Accreditation Organisation (NAO) Registration Sub-committee.

Dr Roanna Lobo
SiREN Research Fellow

Dr Roanna Lobo is currently the Research Fellow for the SiREN project and has been a researcher within the CERIPH at Curtin University and a Lecturer in the School of Public Health since 2004.  In 2007, Roanna was awarded a 3-year health promotion research training scholarship from Healthway. She completed her 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.

Dr Gemma Crawford
Research Fellow

Dr Gemma Crawford has worked within health services and across large organisations in the resources, tertiary and not-for-profit sectors for the past 15 years. Involved in teams securing successful grants of more than 1.5 million dollars of research and practice funding, Gemma has undertaken a range of health promotion roles from managing state-wide mass-media campaigns, implementing education programs in prisons and supporting organisations to evaluate interventions. Gemma is currently Course Coordinator for postgraduate health promotion, Lecturer in the School of Public Health and Research Fellow with CERIPH at Curtin University. Gemma is the current national President for The Australian Health Promotion Association.

Dr Jonathan Hallett
Research Fellow

Dr Jonathan Hallett is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Public Health in the discipline of health promotion and teaches political theory and policy advocacy to public health students at undergraduate and postgraduate levels. Jonathan is also the OUA course coordinator for postgraduate public health and health promotion courses. Jonathan’s current research is focused on sex work regulatory models and health outcomes, transition pathways of refugee young people into higher education and the impact of dietary models on climate change. 


Associate Professor Jonine Jancey
Senior Research Fellow

Dr Jonine Jancey is a Curtin Research Academic. She has worked as a health practitioner and now as a researcher. Jonine has a particular interest in better understanding the impact of physical activity and nutrition across the lifespan and in different settings e.g. worksites, playgroups, retirement villages. Jonine enjoys conducting applied research - research conducted in the 'real world.'

Dr Jacqui Hendriks
Senior Research Fellow

Dr Jacqui Hendriks is Senior Research Fellow and currently manages the Relationships, Sexuality and Education Project, which seeks to train and support educators to deliver school-based relationships and sexuality education. She is also part of the SiREN Management Team, and is affiliated with the Collaboration for Evidence, Research and Impact in Public Health in the School of Public Health at Curtin University. She currently lectures in the Sexology Program at Curtin University, supervises PhD and Masters students and is involved in various research projects.