Stephen Harfield

Stephen Harfield

School of Public Health

Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences


Stephen is an Aboriginal man of Narungga and Ngarrindjeri heritage.

Stephen is a Research Fellow at Wardliparingga Aboriginal Research Unit, South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute, on a NHMRC funded CRE, the Centre of Research Excellence in Aboriginal Chronic Disease Knowledge Translation and Exchange. Stephen leads and oversees a number of projects including the development of a framework to assist Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Services to develop best practice models of primary health care service delivery, and the development of a critical appraisal tool that assess health research from an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander prespective.

Prior to joining Wardliparingga, Stephen worked at Health Workforce Australia, and was involved in a number of policy project that focused on geographic distribution of the medical workforce, and registration and accreditation of health professionals. Other previous organisation Stephen worked for include the Royal Adelaide Hospital Burns Unit, Department of Premier and Cabinet Social Inclusion Unit, and South Australian Department of Health Aboriginal Health Division.


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