Dr Yvette Roe is a Njikena Jawuru woman from the West Kimberley region, Western Australia. Yvette has more than 20 years’ experience working in the Indigenous health sector.
Yvette was awarded her PhD, University of South Australia in November 2015. The title of her doctoral thesis is: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander guideline-concordance and clinician-patient engagement for non-STelevation Acute Coronary Syndromes utilising hospital services administrative data and medical records.
As an Aboriginal scholar, Yvette’s research and priority has been to identifying opportunities to improve health outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples by delivering and evaluating services that are client, family and community focused. Yvette has diverse interests across a number of disciplines such as public health, sociology, and health economics. Yvette has a keen research interest in cardiovascular disease, comprehensive primary health, patient-clinician engagement, meaningful measures of health and wellness, innovative models of health financing, Aboriginal community controlled health sector policy development, program delivery and the development of community- focused evaluation models informed by a critical Indigenous research paradigm.
Yvette is a member of the NHMRC Principal Committee Indigenous Caucus (PCIC) and a Senior Research Fellow with the Mater Medical Research Institute in Brisbane, at University of Queensland. Yvette is working on the NHMRC-funded Indigenous Birthing in an Urban Setting (IBUS) study.
As an early career Aboriginal scholar, the areas of expertise Yvette aims to develop are: Critical Indigenous Mix Methodology that focus on health system reform (effectiveness & efficiencies, coverage, effort); continuity of care (primary, acute and secondary-prevention); innovative models of health care; clinical response to social complexity, patient engagement, burden of disease modelling, health service advocacy, quality of care and quality of life epidemiology and biostatistics.