Kristy Crooks is a proud Aboriginal woman of the Euahlayi nation and has a spiritual connection to the Wiradjuri people. She is currently an Aboriginal Program Manager, with the Health Protection Unit for Hunter New England Population Health. Kristy is an APPRISE PhD scholar in the key populations research area.
Kristy’s research focuses on developing a process of how to privilege Aboriginal voices in infectious disease emergency planning and response. Kristy’s formal qualifications, lived experience and working career has provided her with in-depth knowledge and understanding of the health and health related issues that Aboriginal people face.
Project: Privileging Aboriginal voices in planning and responding to infectious disease emergencies: design and evaluation
Professor Ross Andrews (primary)
- Adaptation of the First Few Hundred protocol for infectious disease events for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander populations
- Community perspectives on distributing an initially limited supply of vaccines in the event of an influenza pandemic
- First Nations Community Panels on COVID-19
- First Nations Disaster Management Plans for COVID-19
- Privileging Aboriginal voices in infectious disease emergencies
- Engage, understand, listen and act: evaluation of Community Panels to privilege First Nations voices in pandemic planning and response in Australia
- The ongoing value of first few X studies for COVID-19 in the Western Pacific Region
- Development and implementation of a shared governance model in a mainstream health unit: a case study of embedding Aboriginal voices in organisational decision making
- Constructing an ethical framework for priority allocation of pandemic vaccines
- Priority allocation of pandemic influenza vaccines in Australia – Recommendations of 3 community juries
- Ending COVID-19: progress and gaps in research—highlights of the July 2020 GloPID-R COVID-19 Research Synergies Meetings
- Outcomes reported for Australian First Nation populations for the influenza A(H1N1) 2009 pandemic and lessons for future infectious disease emergencies: a systematic review
- First Nations people leading the way in COVID-19 pandemic planning, response and management
- Defining, controlling and analysing Indigenous data: commitment to historical consistency or commitment to Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples?
- Planning for and responding to pandemic influenza emergencies: it’s time to listen to, prioritize and privilege Aboriginal perspectives
- Letter to the Editor in response to the article by Borg et al