Researcher biography

Saira is a pharmacist with Master’s degree in Health Promotion. She completed her PhD in Health Determinants and Health Systems at the Queensland University of Technology. She has experience working in epidemiological research, health services and nursing research. In her current role, Dr Mathew provides an overarching onsite management and coordination of research and evaluation activities at the Institute for Urban Indigenous Health. She has experience working with large hospital datasets using advanced statistical analyses, process mining and data linkage.

Saira has worked on various health promotion models and practices and has researched its operational and heuristic potential within a range of disciplines. She has written reports and community profiles using a broad range of values and principles that are integral to modern health promotion theory and practice for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.