Ms Christianne White           Centre Manager

Dr Zoë Hyde MPH PhD         Research Fellow 

Dr Hyde is an epidemiologist and biostatistician. Her research seeks to understand how older people can age in a healthy way and avoid problems such as cardiovascular disease and cognitive impairment. She also has an active program of research that aims to improve quality of life in older Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Together with colleagues across Australia, she is working to understand how the detection of dementia can be improved in primary practice.

Dr Hyde has served as a peer reviewer for 30 scientific journals, including Science, Annals of Internal Medicine, BMJ, Clinical Infectious Diseases, and the Medical Journal of Australia. She has published extensively with more than 80 different co-authors from Australia, Europe, the United States of America, and Asia, in leading medical journals including The Lancet.

Postgraduate Students and Research Trainees

Mr Caleb Rivers                   Masters of Research Student 

Caleb is a Kija, Gooniyandi, Wongi and Yamatji man with a background in Medical Science. Caleb is interested in the application of Indigenous data sovereignty principles and improving the health and wellbeing of Elders. He is combining these passions to deliver tangible outcomes for Indigenous peoples and pursue a Masters degree.

Ms Lianne Gilchrist        Master of Research Student 

Lianne is a Yamatji woman from Western Australia with a strong allied health background. She began her career as an Occupational Therapist and has gone on to combine her passion in improving the health of her community with research. Lianne worked as a research officer, where she supported Dr Kate Smith in developing the first of its kind, culturally specific quality of life tool for older Aboriginal people in urban and regional areas. 

She is now undertaking a Master by Research at The University of Western Australia’s Good Spirit Good Life Centre for Research Excellence in Indigenous Ageing, to further expand the Good Spirit Good Life Quality of life tool by adapting if for use in remote areas and in the Torres Strait Islands.  Lianne has presented at national and international conferences and is an emerging early career researcher.

Research Question - Adapting the GSGL QoL tool for use in remote areas and in the Torres Strait.

Mr Kevin Taylor              Masters of Research Student 

Kevin is a Noongar-Yamatji man with ties to Amangu and Ballardong Country in the south western area of Western Australia.  Kevin is a lecturer at The University of Western Australia's School of Indigenous Studies.  He lectures on Aboriginal health and culture, with a particular focus on Noongar culture.

Kevin is currently pursuing a Masters degree.  He will co-design and education package of the Good Spirit Good Life with and for the aged care workforce.