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Katrina Clark is the National Indigenous Immunisation Co-ordinator who joined NCIRS in 2016. Katrina is a proud Barkindji Woman, from far Western NSW. She completed a Graduate Diploma of Indigenous Health Promotions at The University of Sydney, Diploma of Population Health, Armidale NSW, Certificate IV in Indigenous Research Capacity Building, Aboriginal Health College, Adelaide SA.
Katrina’s role with NCIRS involves working with the National Indigenous Immunisation Network to promote communication between the National Immunisation Committee and those involved in providing immunisation services to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Katrina is committed to ensuring equity of access to vaccinations for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.
Larissa is a proud Ngunnawal woman. She joined NCIRS as an Aboriginal population health trainee in 2021. She has a Bachelor of Nursing and experience in a range of different clinical healthcare settings across Australia. She is currently working towards her Master of Public Health. Larissa has a special interest and passion for education about immunisation.
Kiya is a proud Kamilaroi and Yorta Yorta woman. She joined NCIRS as an Aboriginal population health trainee in 2022. Kiya holds a Certificate IV in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander primary health care practice. Kiya has experience working in her local community at the Aboriginal Medical Service before moving into the clinical setting, working as an Aboriginal health worker in emergency and outpatient departments. Kiya is passionate about her people, her community and their health.
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We acknowledge that the National Centre for Immunisation Research and Surveillance (NCIRS) is on the land of the traditional owners the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, the First Australians, and recognise their culture, history, diversity and their deep connection to the land. Together, through research and partnership, we aim to move to a place of equity for all. NCIRS also acknowledges and pays respect to other Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander nations from which our research, staff and community are drawn.
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