Associate Professor Alexandra Martiniuk
Dr Martiniuk is an Associate Professor in the Faculty of Medicine, School of Public Health at The University of Sydney, and a Senior Research Fellow at The George Institute for Global Health. She is also an Associate Professor (Epidemiology) in the Faculties of Medicine and Nursing at the University of Toronto, Associate Staff at the Menzies Center for Health Policy and previous Consultant to the AusAID Knowledge Hub Sydney.
She holds an MSc in Community Health and a PhD in Epidemiology and Biostatistics from Canada. Prior to her research career, Martiniuk worked for the Trillium Childhood Cancer Support Center, Canada (1997-2005). Dr Martiniuk conducts research in collaboration with 16 countries. Her expertise is in cohort and cluster randomized controlled trials to improve the health of individuals living in disadvantaged settings (Indigenous communities and lower-and middle-income countries). She is the recipient of 30 awards and fellowships including: Fellowships from the CIHR, SSHRC, NHMRC, University of Sydney and Merck, the President’s Scholarship for PhD Research, the MENSA Canada Scholarship, the Saturn Commitment to Excellence Award, a Rotary Ambassadorial Scholarship and was recently named a Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) Rising Star in Health Services Research (2013), a Rotary Paul Harris Fellow (2011) and the Australian Chamber of Commerce Young Outstanding Person of the Year (2012) in recognition of her commitment to communities locally and globally.
Research at a glance:
- Total grant funding as a chief/principle investigator >$5.5 million from: NHMRC, ARC, CIHR, IDRC, CIDA, WHO, Government, Philanthropy and Innovation/Commercialisation funds
- 43 total: PhD (13), MSc/MIPH (6) and elective/ medical students (24) supervised (26/43 graduated to date)
- 131 total publications including publications in the Lancet, Lancet Global Health, Cochrane Reviews, Annals of Oncology (Of 131 total publications=96 peer reviewed, 8 peer-reviewed publications under an authorship consortium, 26 other including 9 reports to government and industry), and 7 submitted peer-reviewed publications currently under review
- Invited speaker at 9 conferences and 113 other conference presentations
- Interviewed or quoted over 86 times in international/ national media including Sydney Morning Herald, MSN, ABC, CBC, SBS, United Press International, Times India, Diplomat Magazine
Research and Teaching Leadership at a glance:
- Reviewer for 10 journals (including the Lancet, BMJ, CMAJ)
- Panel member (NHMRC Indigenous), external reviewer for CIHR, NHMRC, ARC and Hong Kong national granting agencies, and NZ Cure Kids Charity