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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.

Karina Reeves - SiREN Project Officer
BSc, BA

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 - Project Evaluation Officer
DPsych, GradDipPsych, BA(Psych)

Belinda joined the SiREN team in 2017 as a Research Associate. Her role involves evaluating components of the Young, deadly, STI and BBV free project - a large scale, multi-jurisdictional project that aims to improve the health and well-being of young Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, by improving health literacy, skills, and the uptake of testing and treatment for sexually transmissible infections and blood-borne viruses. Belinda has occupied research positions for over 10 years, where her work has largely focused on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health and well-being. 

Dr Daniel Vujcich - ARC Linkage Project, Project Coordinator 
PhD, MPhil

Daniel coordinates the ARC Linkage Project - Reducing health disparities for culturally and linguistically diverse people. He holds a Doctorate in Population Health and a Master's in Development Studies from the University of Oxford where he was a WA Rhodes Scholar. Daniel professional experience spans policy, Aboriginal Health, sexual health and blood-borne viruses. He previously worked as a sessional academic in 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. 

Caitlin Wilshin - ARC Linkage Project, Research Assistant
Currently undertaking MPH, BSc 

Caitlin joined the SiREN team in 2021 as a Research Assistant on the ARC Linkage Project. Caitlin has completed a Bachelor of Science (Health Promotion) and is currently undertaking a Masters of Public Health at Curtin University. She has a background in youth mental health and health promotion, and is an IUHPE registered Health Promotion Practitioner.