Adelaide Medical School
Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences
Eligible to supervise Masters and PhD (as Co-Supervisor) - email supervisor to discuss availability.
Odette is a Kuku Yalanji/Torres Strait Islander woman jointly appointed as a Senior Research Fellow with Wardliparingga Aboriginal Research Unit at South Australian Health & Medical Research Institute and the Sansom Institute for Health Research within University of South Australia. Her experience and post-doctoral training in Aboriginal health policy, health systems and inequity comprises a unique comprehensive skillset relevant to existing and emerging complexities of Aboriginal health and well-being. Specifically, Odette seeks to understand how institutional policies and practices drive health and social inequities experienced by Indigenous populations. Her novel approach is the use of community-level information to show and explore the reasons for variations in disadvantage both within the Aboriginal community and between the Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal community. Integral to her research is the inclusion of Aboriginal communities in defining their health and wellbeing and how Indigenous data can be governed in the future to derive greater benefit for the population. Her work traverses evidence-based policy development, health services research and epidemiology to identify and address health and social disadvantage and strengths among the Aboriginal population. Odette has expertise in (1) primary health care contexts and systems and their linkages with health and social services (2) conceptual development of Aboriginal specific well-being frameworks and indicators, and (3) using social and epidemiological research to develop policy for chronic disease prevention and management. With strong community and cross sector engagement her current research activities focus on how to reduce disadvantage by improving health and social system responses to better meet the needs of Aboriginal people.
Date Position Institution name 2019 - 2020 Adjunct Senior Fellow University of Adelaide 2013 Senior Research Fellow South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute
Date Institution name Country Title 2008 - 2013 University of South Australia Australia PhD 2007 - 2008 Monash University Australia Graduate Certificate Health Economics 1996 - 1998 University of Queensland Australia Bachelor of Applied Health Science (Indigenous Primary Health Care)
Research InterestsAboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Information and Knowledge Systems Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Policy Epidemiology Ageing, Frailty and Mobility Child and Adolescent Health Indigenous and Disadvantaged Health Surgical and Health Systems Innovation Translational Health Outcomes
Year Citation 2019 Segal, L., Nguyen, H., Mansor, M., Gnanamanickam, E., Doidge, J., Preen, D., . . . Armfield, J. (2019). Lifetime risk of child protection system involvement in South Australia for Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal children, 1986–2017 using linked administrative data. Child Abuse and Neglect, 97, 11 pages.
2019 Wright, K., Dono, J., Brownbill, A., Pearson, O., Bowden, J., Wycherley, T., . . . Miller, C. (2019). Sugar-sweetened beverage (SSB) consumption, correlates and interventions among Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities: a scoping review. BMJ Open, 9(2), e023630-1-e023630-15.
2017 Gibson, O., Reilly, R., Harfield, S., Tufanaru, C., & Ward, J. (2017). Web-based therapeutic interventions for assessing, managing and treating health conditions in Indigenous people: a scoping review protocol. JBI database of systematic reviews and implementation reports, 15(10), 2487-2494.
2017 Avery, J., Bowden, J., Dono, J., Gibson, O., Brownbill, A., Keech, W., . . . Miller, C. (2017). Sugar-sweetened beverage consumption, correlates and interventions among Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities: a scoping review protocol. BMJ Open, 7(7), 016431-1-016431-5.
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2017 Braunack-Mayer, A., Gibson, O., & for the CREATE Methods Group. (2017). Including minority populations in research: we must do better. Medical Journal of Australia, 207(1), 22-23.
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2017 Gomersall, J., Gibson, O., Dwyer, J., O'Donnell, K., Stephenson, M., Carter, D., . . . Aromataris, E. (2017). What Indigenous Australian clients value about primary health care: a systematic review of qualitative evidence. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health, 41(4), 417-423.
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2016 Gialamas, A., Pilkington, R., Berry, J., Scalzi, D., Gibson, O., Brown, A., & Lynch, J. (2016). Identification of Aboriginal children using linked administrative data: consequences for measuring inequalities. Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health, 52(5), 534-540.
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2015 Gibson, O., Lisy, K., Davy, C., Aromataris, E., Kite, E., Lockwood, C., . . . Brown, A. (2015). Enablers and barriers to the implementation of primary health care interventions for Indigenous people with chronic diseases: a systematic review. Implementation Science, 10(1), 71-1-71-23.
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2015 Gomersall, J., Aromataris, E., Brown, A., Dwyer, J., Stephenson, M., O'Donnell, K., . . . Gibson, O. (2015). Characteristics and value of Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organizations' primary health care and their financing needs: a protocol for systematic evidence reviews. JBI database of systematic reviews and implementation reports, 13(6), 139-167.
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2015 Gibson, O., & Segal, L. (2015). Limited evidence to assess the impact of primary health care system or service level attributes on health outcomes of Indigenous people with type 2 diabetes: A systematic review. BMC Health Services Research, 15(1), 13 pages.
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2014 Kite, E., Davy, C., Gibson, O., McBride, K., & Brown, A. (2014). Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples’ perceptions of quality of life and wellbeing and how they are measured: A systematic review protocol. JBI Database of Systematic Reviews and Implementation Reports, 12(7), 138-147.
2013 Gibson, O., Segal, L., & McDermott, R. (2013). A systematic review of evidence on the association between hospitalisation for chronic disease related ambulatory care sensitive conditions and primary health care resourcing. BMC Health Services Research, 13(1), 13 pages.
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2012 Gibson, O., Segal, L., & McDermott, R. (2012). A simple diabetes vascular severity staging instrument and its application to a Torres Strait Islander and Aboriginal adult cohort of north Australia. BMC Health Services Research, 12(1), 7 pages.
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2009 Gibson, O., & Segal, L. (2009). Avoidable hospitalisation in Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal people in the Northern Territory. Medical Journal of Australia, 191(7), 411.
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2001 Hill, P., Wakerman, J., Matthews, S., & Gibson, O. (2001). Tactics at the interface: Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health managers. Social Science and Medicine, 52(3), 467-480.
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Current Higher Degree by Research Supervision (University of Adelaide)
Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name 2019 Co-Supervisor The Care Project - Improving the Wellbeing of Older Kaurna Ngarrindjeri Women Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Dr Annapurna Nori 2019 Co-Supervisor The Benefits and Burdens of Kidney Transplantation for First Nations Australians Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Dr Samantha Bateman 2019 Co-Supervisor Knowledge to Action: addressing the social determinants of Indigenous health to improve Aboriginal peoples’ Social and Emotional Wellbeing Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Ms Tina Louise Brodie
Date Role Board name Institution name Country 2018 - 2021 Board Member Reconciliation South Australia Reconciliation SA Australia 2018 - 2021 Board Member Adelaide Fringe Adelaide Fringe Australia
Date Role Committee Institution Country 2019 - ongoing Member Principal Committee Indigenous Caucus National Health and Medical Research Council Australia 2014 - ongoing Co-Chair Aboriginal Health Research Ethics Committee Aboriginal Health Council of South Australia Australia
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