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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 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.

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 and is currently studying her Masters in Global Development.

Roisin Glasgow-Collins - Research Assistant
MSexol, BPsych

Roisin joined the SiREN team in 2022 as a Research Assistant after completing her Master in Sexology in 2021. Roisin assists on a range of research and evaluation projects including the Aboriginal NSP Intervention, WAPHOTP evaluation, and SWAMS Syphilis Campaign Evaluation. Roisin has also joined the RSE Project team as a Research Assistant.

 

Adrian Simpson - Project Officer

Adrian is a proud Wiradjuri man from NSW. He is currently the Project Officer for the Healthy Blood, Healthy Body Project. In 2011 he received an Australian Health Promotion Association scholarship and went on to gain qualifications in community services and mental health and has since worked in a range of community organisations in WA. He is currently completing a Bachelor of Psychology with a major in criminology at Deakin University and is a counsellor providing support to young people and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders including drug education, family and mental health support.