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SiREN Team                                  

Dr Roanna Lobo – SiREN Project Manager
PhD, MSc, BA (Hons)

Dr Roanna Lobo is a Senior Research Fellow at the Collaboration for Evidence Research and Impact in Public Health (CERIPH). She teaches and co-ordinates units at Curtin University, in the School of Population Health, Health Promotion discipline. Roanna 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. 

Dr Daniel Vujcich - Manager, SiREN Sector Support and Development Project, and Project Coordinator MiBSS
PhD, MPhil

Daniel manages the SiREN Sector Support and Development Program and coordinates the ARC Linkage Project, MiBSS (Migrant Blood-Borne Virus and Sexual Health Survey). He holds a Doctorate in Population Health and a Master of Development Studies from the University of Oxford where he was a WA Rhodes Scholar. Daniel's professional experience spans policy, Aboriginal Health, sexual health and blood-borne viruses. He previously worked as a sessional academic at the University of Notre Dame School of Medicine, and was a researcher for the Oxford Young Lives Project and the British Health Foundation Health Promotion Research Group. 

Dr Kahlia McCausland - SiREN Senior Research Officer
PhD, BSc Hlth Prom

Kahlia has been with the SiREN project since 2013 and is now in the role of Senior Research Officer, coordinating several projects including the Western Australian Youth STI Survey and ACE (Access, Care and Empowerment) Mobile App Evaluation. Since working at Curtin University, she has worked across numerous projects, particularly in the areas of sexual health and working with marginalised populations. Kahlia has experience in planning, implementing, and coordinating research projects using both quantitative and qualitative research methods.

Karina Reeves - SiREN Project Officer
BSc Hlth Prom

Karina joined the SiREN team as a Project Administrator in early 2020. She has since moved into the role of Project Officer, where she supports the implementation of various SiREN projects. Karina also assists with the national coordination of the Community of Practice for Action on HIV and Mobility, which explores population mobility as a key determinant that drives HIV transmission in Australia.

 

 

Corie Gray - PhD Candidate, CoPAHM Coordinator
PhD Candidate, BSc Hlth Prom (Hons)

Corie is the CoPAHM Coordinator. She completed an Honours project which investigated HIV knowledge and use of health services among people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds and was then awarded an Australian Health Promotion Graduate Scholarship and Gilead Sciences Research Fellowship to continue this work, by completing her doctorate through co-designing an intervention to increase HIV testing uptake with women from Indonesia at-risk of HIV.

Rochelle Tobin – SiREN PhD Candidate
PhD Candidate, BSc Hlth Prom (Hons) + Nutr

Rochelle Tobin is a PhD candidate investigating SiREN's influence on research and evaluation practices in the Western Australian sexual health and blood-borne virus sector. She also supports SiREN's knowledge translation activities. Rochelle has worked within CERIPH since 2012 across a range of areas including health promotion sector workforce development, youth suicide, diabetes and sedentary behaviour, and sexual health and blood-borne viruses. 

 

Dr Belinda D'Costa - Senior Research Officer
DPsych, GradDipPsych, BA(Psych)

Since joining the SiREN team in 2017, Belinda has been responsible for the management and coordination of several project evaluations, which have primarily focused on improving sexual health outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. Belinda is experienced in qualitative and mixed methods research designs. Belinda has occupied research positions for 15 years, where her work has largely focused on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health and wellbeing.

 

 

Eliza Lock - Research Assistant
BSc Hlth Prom 

Eliza joined the SiREN team in 2021 as a Research Assistant and providing administrative support. Eliza has completed a Bachelor (Science) in Health Promotion at Curtin University.